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Cataloge of Works

Wind & Jazz Ensembles Theater and Film Scores for film and multi-media
Instrumental and Chamber Music Choral Opera Orchestra Vocal

Works for Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble

Compositions

Symphony for Band:  East of Eden*
            Commissioned by Hartnell College on the occasion of its 70th anniversary

• Prism* – for jazz ensemble and wind ensemble
            Commissioned by the University of Houston Wind Ensemble

• Images* – suite for jazz soloist and jazz ensemble
            Commissioned by Tony Campise

• Gil – for jazz ensemble
Commissioned by the jazz ensemble of the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, TX

• Aspects ­– solo tenor saxophone and jazz ensemble
Commissioned by the Moores School Jazz Orchestra for the grand opening of the Moores Opera House and featuring tenor sax soloists George Coleman, Joe Henderson, and Joe Levano

Arrangements

“The People’s Choice”  – Alto and Tenor sax solo and Jazz Ensemble
            Written for the Moores School Jazz Orchestra
"Moon and Mind"
            Written for Noe Marmolejo and the UH Jazz Ensemble
"I Remember Clifford"
"African Flower"
            Studio orchestra arrangements written for the UH Jazz Ensemble

Works for Theater and Film

• Dark Ponies – extended dramatic song cycle, text and lyrics by Sidney Berger
• Wings* – musical drama
                Book and lyrics by Sidney Berger
• The Caucasian Chalk Circle* – songs and incidental music
                Play by Bertolt Brecht
               
Commissioned by the UH School of Theatre
• Androcles and the Lion, new songs
                Commissioned by the Children's Theater Festival
• Snow White, a new adaptation by Sidney Berger
                Commissioned by the Children's Theater Festival
• Pinnochio, a musical adaptation in collaboration with David Larson
                Commissioned by the UH Drama Children's Theater

Incidental Music

• The Glass Menagerie*, UH School of Theatre
• Major Barbara, UH Drama Department
                The Indian Wants the Bronx, UH Drama Dept.
                Shapes, Sadness and the Witch,  Children’s Theatre Festival
                Alfred Stieglitz Loves O'Keeffe*, Alley Theater

 Music composed for the Festivals Mime Troupe:

The Tell-tale Heart The Legend of the Dead Soldier The Magician (Hommage to Magritte)
Out of our Mimes (Video tape - title music) Duels Facade Darkness* The Uniform
Communion* Return Visions on the World of M.C. Escher The Diamond* The Nose
Rapaccini's Garden

Original scores composed for the Houston Shakespeare Festival:

King Lear* The Merchant of Venice* A Midsummer Night's Dream* Love's Labors Lost*
The Tempest* A Comedy of Errors* A Winter's Tale* Hamlet* Two Gentlemen of Verona*
Richard III* Measure for Measure* Othello* All's Well That Ends Well* Julius Caesar
The Taming of the Shrew Richard II Twelfth Night As You Like It Corolianus*
Troilus and Cressida The Merry Wives of Windsor Much Ado About Nothing

Scores for film and multi-media

• The Uncle Ben's Story
                produced by Vella Springer, for Uncle Ben's Inc.
• P.O.G.O.
                produced by A.I.E. Studios for Pennzoil, Inc.
• Carolina Heritage
                commissioned by the Wachovia National Bank, Charlotte, N.C., for presentation at the Carowinds Theme Park, and produced by Ed Henderson
• Search for Survival
                produced by A.I.E. Studios for the American Petroleum Institute
• Great Adventure
                produced by Cineventure for Great Adventure Theme Park
• Houston
                produced by Pearlman Associates for the City of Houston
• The Apollo File*
                produced by Kinderfilm
                Gold Medal Winner, Houston International Film Festival, 1979

• Wyoming Adventure
                produced by Cineventure
• The Pied Piper
                produced by FGH, Inc. for Ciba-Geigy Chemical Corp.

• Centerstage I:  Duets for Cannibals*
                "Eve of the Trial" and "Was It a Dream?"
• Centerstage II:  Old Secrets*
                "Cornflower Blue" and "End of the Line"
• Centerstage III*
                "Hailstorm in a Doublewide" and "The Pear Tree"
• Centerstage IV*
                "Wakefield" and "Underground"
• Centerstage V*
                "Dream Chamber" and "Alamo Dream"
• Centerstage VI*
                "One Wish" and "virTual rOse"

The Centerstage series was co-produced by KUHT and the UH School of Theatre

Instrumental and Chamber Music Catalog

• Rondo Concertante* – for chamber ensemble
                                Commissioned by the Houston Symphony for The Magical Musical Time Tour, an educational videotape

• Music for a Celebration* – for chamber ensemble
Commissioned by KUHF Radio for the occasion of their 50th anniversary
            Included on the CD Classic Innovation available from KUHF Radio

• Visions:  A Musical Offering to M.C.Escher – triple quartet

• Suite of Characteristic Dances* – clarinet and piano
Commissioned by Duo Con Fuoco

Impressions/Expressions – for two pianos*
            Commissioned by Ruth Tomfohrde and Timothy Hester
This work appears on the CD Shadows and Music, Troy 845, from Albany Records

• Duo Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Double Bass
            Commissioned by Richard Nunemaker
This work appears on the CD Between Silence and Darkness, AUR CD 3119

• Evocations:  Eschatos, Eos, Chorea – for trumpet ensemble

• Hip Fables – for harp and double bass

• Improv #1 –solo flute*
• Improv #2 –solo flute*

• Ceremonial Music for Organ and Brass: Fanfares and Processional
            Commissioned by Dr. Robert Jones and the Symphonic Brass

• Ceremonial Music for Organ and Brass:  Intonation and Canzona

• Serenade on C-B, piano solo

• Music for Wind Instruments and Percussion

• Passacaglia and Fugue – string bass and piano

• Variations – for two pianos

Choral Works

Large Works

Nicholas of Myra: A Choral Triptych – SATB, soloists, and piano or orchestra; dramatic choral piece with libretto by Sharon Shepley based on the legends of Saint Nicholas.
(Approximately one hour in duration.)
I. Antiphon I
II. Panel One: Introduction and Miracle of the Three Maidens
III. Antiphon II
IV. Panel Two: Miracle at Sea
V. Antiphon III
VI. Panel Three: Redemption of the Three Generals

(The closing Festival Benedicite is published for chorus, brass, and organ by Roger Dean. Gloria in Excelsis, A Hymn of Thanksgiving, and Occasional Graces and Meditations have also been excerpted from the larger work.)

An American Anthem – SATB/accompanied

A medley of music to original texts reflecting the immigrant experiences of the various ethnic groups. There is a shorter version for chorus, brass, and percussion and an extended version for chorus and orchestra. (A version of the latter also exists with piano four-hands and percussion.)

A Nyw Werke is Come on Honde - SATB/orchestra

A cantata for Advent or Christmas consisting of five choral pieces for various ensembles separated by solo recitatives.
I. A Nyw Werke is Come on Honde – SATB
II. Recitative
III. No La Devemos Dormir – SATB (in Spanish)
IV. Recitative
V. Sweet Was the Song – SSAA
VI. Recitative
VII. An Hymne – SATB a capella
VIII. Gloria Tibi Domine – SATB

“Sweet Was the Song” is published with piano accompaniment by Alliance. The other selections
are also available with piano accompaniments. The entire cantata appears on the CD An
American Voice, Troy 381, from Albany Records

The Things We Have— In Memoriam: September 11, 2001*
SATB with flute, timpani, and strings
Cantata in four movements incorporating the hymn tune Erhalt uns, Herr by Martin Luther;
texts from the Bible and new hymn texts by Patricia B. Clark; commissioned by the Houston Bach
Choir

The Christ Hymn – Cantata for SATB/organ

A Year’s Quiet Journey – a capella chorus, written for VOX/The Rob Seible Singers*
I. First Snow
II. Now Spring
III. Summer Song
IV. Leaves Dancing
V. Quiet Snow

A Quilter Sampler – choral settings of songs by Roger Quilter, chorus and piano, commissioned by
VOX/The Rob Seible Singers*
I. The Bracelet
II. The Maiden Blush
III. Cherry Ripe
IV. Julia’s Hair
V. By a Fountainside
VI. Love’s Philosophy

Smaller Works

Madrigals for a New Age – SSATB unaccompanied*

Six pieces with original texts by Lynda Lacy; written for the HSPVA Madrigal Singers and
published by Roger Dean Publishing as part of the Charles Bruffy series

“Spirit Moving Over Chaos” – SATB a capella*

Text by Patricia B. Clark; commissioned by the Bering Memorial United Methodist Church
Chancel Choir, Rob Seible, director

“We Sing of Spring” – SATB/piano, triangle, finger cymbals
Original text by Anna Louise Bruner; commissioned by the Lanier Junior High Mixed
Chorus, Judy McEnany, director; published by Alliance

“The Dove in Spring” – treble voices, TTBB/ piano*
Poem by Wallace Stevens

“Divine Musician” – treble voices, TTBB/piano*
Original text by Patricia B. Clark

Three Songs for Girls – SSA
Original lyrics by Lynda Lacy

More Questions Than Answers: a set of songs for boys – TBB
Original lyrics by Lynda Lacy

Psalm XXIII – SAB/piano or organ

The Songs of Autolycus – TTBB/piano*
Texts from Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale
I. Three Ballads
II. First Song of the Peddler
III. Courting Song
IV. Second Song of the Peddler

“White Bird, Silver Bird” – treble voices and piano
Original text by Sidney Berger; published by Alliance

“A Christmas Soliloquy” – treble voices and piano
Original text by Lynda Lacy; published by Alliance

“Music for the Baby” – treble voices and piano or orchestra
Original text by Lynda Lacy, written for the Houston Boychoir

Arrangements

Oldtime Train Songs – traditional, chorus, strings, piano, drums
I. The Wabash Canonball
II. Orange Blossom Special
III. The Rock Island Line

Texas, Our Texas: a Revue of Texas and Western Songs -
For treble voices/piano, written for the Houston Boychoir

“Beautiful Texas”
“I’m and Old Cowhand”
“The Gunfighter’s Lament” (published by Shawnee, also for TBB)
“Long Tall Texan”
“Ghost Riders in the Sky” (also for TBB)
“Saturday Heroes” (“I’m Back in the Saddle Again”, “Tumbling
Tumbleweeds”, “Happy Trails”)
“Red River Valley” (published by AMC)
“Deep in the Heart of Texas”
“Pecos Bill”
“The Yellow Rose of Texas”
“The Old Chisholm Trail” (published by Shawnee)
“Whoopee Ti Yi Yo” (published by Shawnee)
“Texas, Our Texas”

Medley from Paint Your Wagon – TTBB/piano

“Soldier Son” – TTBB unaccompanied (barbershop)

Spirituals arranged for treble voices and piano

"Steal Away"
"Little David Play on Your Harp"
"King Jesus is A-listening"
"I Want to Be Ready"
"Joshua Fit De Battle Ob Jericho"
"Deep River"

• Patriotic Medley – treble voices/piano
“This is My Country”, “America the Beautiful”, and “God Bless America”

• “Good King Wenceslas” – SSA unaccompanied

• “Lo, How a Rose” - SSA unaccompanied

• “Bring a Torch Jeannette Isabella” – treble voices/strings, piano

• “Passing By” – SAB/piano

• Songs of the Rails – medley for SATB/piano
“Wabash Cannonball”, “Rock Island Line”, “Atchison Topeka and the Santa Fe”, and “City
of New Orleans”.

• “Swinging on a Star” – SSA/piano

• Moonlight Becoming – medley for SSAA unaccompanied
“By the Light of the Silvery Moon”, “Shine On Harvest Moon”, and “Moonface, Starry
Eyes” (from Kurt Weill’s Street Scene)

• Rogers and Hart Medley – SSA/piano
“Dancing on the Ceiling”, “My Heart Stood Still”, “This Can’t Be Love”

• “Bear Necessities” – SSA with obligato Tuba

• “Down By the Riverside” – SSA unaccompanied

• “Over the Rainbow” – SSAA/piano

• “Nature Boy” – SATB unaccompanied

Opera Catalog

• Tickets, Please  - commissioned by The Texas Opera Theatre
Opera in One Act
Adapted from the story by D.H. Lawrence
Libretto by Sidney L. Berger
Cast:        Nora – soprano
                Annie – mezzo-soprano
                Laura – mezzo-soprano
                Emmy – alto
                Polly – alto
                Cissy – alto
                John Thomas – tenor or lyric baritone
Orchestration:  Flute (doubling Piccolo), Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion (one or two players), Guitar, Piano, Violins, Celli, Bass.

Video tape of the Des Moines Metro production available.

• The Demon Lover – commissioned by the Lyric Arts Festival in honor of the Texas Sesquicentennial

Awarded Honorable Mention in the One-act Opera competition sponsored by the National Opera Association
Opera in One Act
Original story and libretto by Sidney L. Berger
Cast:        Lucinda Givens – soprano
                Simon Price - tenor
                        D.K., a cowhand – tenor
                        Roy, a cowhand – Baritone
                        Dessie Glover – mezzo-soprano
                        Jennie Piersall – speaking role
                        Preacher – bass
                                    Small chorus
      Orchestration:  Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano.

• The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyville

Opera in Two Acts
Adapted from a short story by Mark Twain
Libretto by Kate Pogue
Cast:        Edward Richards, a minister – tenor
                Mary, his wife – soprano
                Mother Richards – mezzo-soprano
                Burgess, a photographer – baritone
                Pinkerton, the mayor – baritone
                Mrs. Pinkerton – mezzo-soprano
                Mr. Billson – tenor
                Mr. Wilson – tenor
    `           Dr. Ramsey – bass
                Mrs. Billson – mezzo-soprano
                Mrs. Wilson – soprano
                Mrs. Ramsey – soprano
                            Chorus of townspeople, children, and reporters

• The Selfish Giant – commissioned by the Children’s Chorus of Victoria and the Houston Boychoir

• Opera in One Act
Adapted from the Oscar Wilde fairy tale
Libretto by Sharon Shepley-Fink
Cast:        The Giant – bass-baritone
                The Little Boy – treble
                            Many small roles, treble chorus
Optional orchestra:  Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Percussion (one player), Piano, Harp, Two Violins, Viola, Cello, Bass.

• A Room With a View
Opera in Two Acts, fifteen scenes
Based on the novel by E. M. Forster
Libretto by Buck Ross
Cast:        Lucy Honeychurch – soprano
                Charlotte Bartlett, her spinster cousin – mezzo-soprano
                Mr. Emerson – bass-baritone
                George Emerson, his son – baritone
                Miss Lavish, a novelist – soprano
                Mr. Beebe, an English clergyman – baritone
                Mr. Eager, an English chaplain in Florence – tenor
                Miss Alan #1 – soprano
                Miss Alan #2 – soprano
Cecil Vyse, Lucy’s fiancé – tenor
                Mrs. Honeychurch, Lucy’s mother – soprano
                Freddy Honeychurch, Lucy’s brother – tenor
                A Driver – tenor
                An Italian Girl – soprano
                            Supernumeraries, no chorus
Orchestra:  2 Flutes (1st doubling Piccolo), 2 Oboes (2nd doubling English Horn), 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 2 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone, Percussion (one or two players), Harp, Strings. There is also an on-stage piano part.
Concert version available on An American Voice, Troy 381, Albany Records
DVD of the complete performance available from Newport Classics

Orchestral Works

Compositions

• Old MacDonald’s Orchestra – A Young Person’s Introduction to the Musical Barnyard  3-2-2-2; 4-3-4; Timp.-3; Hp.; Str.
(Variations on “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”)
                        Commissioned by the Houston Symphony

• An American Anthem – Chorus/Orchestra
3-2-3-3; 4-3-4; Timp.-3; Hp.; Str.
            A medley celebrating the American spirit and the contributions of all ethnic groups; orchestral version commissioned by the Houston Symphony and premiered with Newton Wayland, conductor

• A Nyw Werke is Come on Honde – Soloist/Chorus/Orchestra*
2-2-2-2; 2; 3; Hp.-Pno.; Str.
            A cantata for Advent or Christmas; written for the Moores School Choruses and Orchestra

            This work appears on the CD An American Voice, Troy 381, from Albany Records

• The Little Match Girl – Narrator and Orchestra*
3-3-2-2; 4-3-4; Timp.-3; Hp.; Chorus; Str.
            Commissioned by the Houston Symphony

• Casey at the Bat – Narrator and Orchestra*
2-2-2-2; 2-3-4; Timp.-2; Hp.; Str.
            Commissioned by the Houston Symphony

• Symphony:  East of Eden  3-2-3-2; 4-3-4; Timp.-4; Hp.; Str.
Commissioned by the Monterey Bay Symphony

• Concertino – Solo Baritone Saxophone and Orchestra*
3-2-3-2; 4-3-4; Timp.-2; Pno.; Str.

• Elegy:  The Finest School – Tenor and String Orchestra*
            Written for Joseph Evans

• A Little Symphony for Strings – String Orchestra*

• Allegro Festivo – String Orchestra

• Allegro Concertanto  3-2-3-2; 4-4-4; Perc.; Harp; Strings
Commissioned by the Virtuosi of Houston

• All Things in All Time – Narrator and Orchestra 2-2-2-2; 4-3-4; Perc.; Harp; Strings

• Poems of Robinson Jeffers
            I – Tor House
            II – Birds
            III – Rock and Hawk
            IV – Tower Beyond Tragedy
           
            Commissioned by the Monterey Bay Symphony Orchestra

• Up South – Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra*
3-2-2-2; 4 Horns; 5 Saxes, 4 Tpts, 5 Tbns; Timp, Set, 2 Perc.; Pno.; Strings
            Commissioned by the Moores School Symphony Orchestra
This is a three movement symphony/tone poem that blends the drama of the history of the northern migration of American blacks with the development of jazz music.  The three movements are titled “Roots”, “Renaissance”, and “Revolution”.  The work appears on the CD Shadows and Music, Troy 845, from Albany Records

• Transformations:  Out of the Cool -  solo jazz quartet and orchestra
Commissioned by the University of Houston Orchestra

• Concerto Africano – solo percussion and orchestra
Commissioned by the Scott Joplin Chamber Orchestra

• The Boy Who Hated Christmas – solo brass quintet and orchestra
Original story by Kate Pogue
Commissioned by the Chicago Chamber Brass

Arrangements and Orchestrations 

• Suite Joplin (“Pineapple Rag”, “Solace”, “Ragtime Dance”)
                        3-2-3-2; 4-3-4; Timp.-3; Hp.; Str.
            Commissioned by the Houston Symphony
            Selections can be played separately or as a medley

• The Lone Star Pageant (Medley of “Dallas”, “El Paso”, “Streets of Laredo”, “Rose of San Anton’ ”, “Galveston”)*
                        3-2-3*-2; 4-3-4; Timp.-3; Hp.; Str.
                                    *Bs. Clar. doubles Tenor and Sop. Sax
            Commissioned by the Texas Music Festival Orchestra

• Vive La France (Medley of “Under Paris Skies”, “La Vie En Rose”, and “The Bicycles of Belsize”)*
3-2-2-2; 2-2-1 (Tbn.); Timp, Perc.; Harp; Strings
            Commissioned by the Virtuosi of Houston

• A Norwegian Rhapsody (Medley of traditional Norwegian music)*
                        3-2-2-2; 2-2; 1 Perc.; Harp; Strings
            Commissioned by the Vituosi of Houston

• Virtuosi Variations on a Texas Anthem*
3-3-3-3; 2-2-4; 1 perc.; Strings
            Commissioned by the Virtuosi of Houston

• Three Shades of Blue – Jazz septet and orchestra
(Medley of “Blues in the Night”, “Mood Indigo”, and “C Jam Blues”
Jazz septet:  trumpet, alto sax, trombone, tenor sax, rhythm
            3-2-3-2; 4-3-4; Timp., Perc.; Strings
            Jointly commissioned by the Monterey Bay Symphony Orchestra and the Orquesta Sinfonica U.N.T., Tucuman, Argentina

• Gershwin Medley - solo trumpet and orchestra*
(Medley of “Summertime”, “It Ain’t Necessarily So”, “Someone to Watch Over Me”, “Fascinatin’ Rhythm”, and “Strike Up the Band”
                        Written for John DeWitt

• Scenes from West Side Story - solo trumpet and trombone and orchestra*
Written for John DeWitt and Mike Warny

• Shades of Blue (Medley of “Serenade in Blue”, “Deep Purple”, “Bluesette”, “Mood Indigo”, and “Beyond the Blue Horizon”)
3-2-3-2; 4-4-4; 2 Perc.; Piano; Strings
            Commissioned by the Orchestra Sinfonica Città di Grosseto

• The Exotic Ellington (Medley of “Caravan”, “Prelude to a Kiss”, and “African Flower”)
3-2-3-2; 4-4-4; 2 Perc.; Piano; Strings
Commissioned by the Orchestra Sinfonica Città di Grosseto

• Cole Porter on Broadway  (“I Get a Kick Out of You”, “I Love You”, “My Heart Belongs to Daddy”, “Well, Did You Evah”, and “Begin the Beguine”)
3-2-3-2; 4-4-4; Timp-2; Piano, Harp; Strings
            Commissioned by the Virtuosi of Houston

• A Beatles Symphony (“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, “With a Little Help From My Friends”, “She’s Leaving Home”, “Eleanor Rigby”, “Tickets to Ride”)
Commissioned by the Orchestra Sinfonica Città di Grosseto
            3-2-3-2; 4-4-4; Timp., Perc.; Harp; Strings

• A Queen Medley (“We Will Rock You”,  “Keep Yourself Alive”, “We Are the Champions”, “You’re My Best Friend”)
3-2-3-2; 4-4-4; Timp, Perc.; Piano; Strings
            Commissioned by the Orchestra Sinfonica Città di Grosseto

• An Abbey Road Medley  (“Something”, “Here Comes the Sun”, “You Never Give Me Your Money”, “Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight”, “The End”)
2-2-2-2’ 4-3-4; Timp,. Perc.,; Piano; Strings
            Commissioned by the Orchestra Sinfonica Città di Grosseto

• Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody  2-2-2-2; 4-3-4; Timp., Perc.; Piano; Strings
Commissioned by the Orchestra Sinfonica Città di Grosseto

• How Sweet It Is  (“When I Take My Sugar to Tea”, “Sweet and Lovely”, “How Sweet it Is”, “Sugar, Sugar”, “Candy”)
3-2-3-2; 4-4-4; Timp, Perc.; Piano; Strings
            Commissioned by the Virtuosi of Houston

• Like the Rolling Stones  (“Satisfaction”, “Lady Jane”, “Honky Tonk Women”, “As Tears Go By”, “Start Me Up”)
2-2-2-2; 4-3-4; Timp., Perc.; Piano; Strings
            Commissioned by the Orchestra Sinfonica Città di Grosseto

• The King of Pop  (“Billie Jean”, “Ben”, “Beat It”, “Thriller”)
2-2-2-2; 4-2-4; Timp., Perc.; Piano; Strings
            Commissioned by the Orchestra Sinfonica Città di Grosseto

• Mariachi Medley

• Cançionces Populares Mexicanos

• A Leaf – music by Paul McCartney, for String Orchestra

• Songs for Linda – music by Paul McCartney
2-2-2-2; 4-3-4; Timp., Perc.; Piano; Strings

• Overture in the Italian Style (Largo al Factotum)
2-2-2-2; 4-3-4; Timp.; Strings

• A Christmas Memory (medley of popular Christmas selections including “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, “Here Comes Santa Claus”, “Up On the Housetop”, “The Wonderful Toy”, and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”
                        3-2-3-2; 4-3-4; Timp.-4; Hp.; Str.
            Commissioned by the Houston Symphony

• Los Pastores (a Christmas Mystery Play)
I. Pedimento de las posadas
II. No Le Devemos Dormir
III. Vamos todos a Belen
IV. Niño Divino
V.A la ru

Soprano solo, chorus, and orchestra 3-2-2-2; 2-2-4; Perc.; Harp; Strings
Commissioned by the San Angelo Symphony

“Mama Mia Medley”
 “The Charleston”
“Wide World of Sports Theme”
“Mister Touchdown”
“Sweet Georgia Brown”
“Theme from Rocky”
“All My Rowdy Friends”
 “Take the A Train”
“Twist and Shout”
“Mexican Hat Dance”
“The Christmas Song”
“1940s Jingle Bells” – solo Girls Trio
“Do You Hear What I Hear?” – Chorus/Orchestra
“It’s Christmastime!” – Chorus/Orchestra

 

• Christmas music for Orchestra or for Sing-along
“Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”
“Frosty the Snowman”
“Santa Claus is Coming to Town”
“Home for the Holidays”
“Joy to the World”
"It Came Upon the Midnight Clear"
"Adeste Fideles"
 “Silver Bells”
“Deck the Halls” – Brass only
“Hark the Herald Angels Sing” – Brass only
"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas"
"Winter Wonderland"

All 3-2-3-2; 4-3-4; Timp.-2; Hp.; Str.

• Spirituals for Mezzo-soprano and Orchestra*

            “A City Called Heaven” 2-2-3-2; 4-3-4; Timp.-1; Hp., Str.
            “My Soul is Anchored in the Lord” 
                                    3-2-3-2; 4-3-4; Timp.-3; Str.
                        Commissioned by the Texas Music Festival

            This work appears on the CD An American Voice, Troy 381, from Albany Records

            “Joshua Fit De Battle Ob Jericho”
            “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”
            “Amazing Grace” – with Clarinet obligato
                                    3-2-3-2; 4-3-4; Timp.-2; Hp.; Str.
                        Commissioned by the Houston Symphony

• Creole Songs for Mezzo-soprano and Orchestra*

            “Gué Gué Solingaie” 3-2-3-2; Tpt.; 4 Perc.; Str.
            “Pauv’ Piti Mom’zelle Zizi” 3-2-2-2; 4 Hn.; 2 Perc.; Hp.; Str.
            “Zozo Mokeur” 3-2-2-2; 4 Hn.; 2 Perc.; Hp.; Str.
            “O Mu’sieu Banjo” 3-2-3*-2; 4-3-4; Timp.-4; Hp.; Str.
                        *Bs. Cl. doubles Sop. Sax
                        Commissioned by the Texas Music Festival

            This work appears on the CD Shadows and Music, Troy 845, from Albany Records

 

• Selections from Kaleidoscope
I-Good Morning,
II-Promenade,
III-The Hurdy-Gurdy Man,
IV-March of the Wooden Soldiers,
V-The Punch and Judy Show,
VI-The Clockwork Dancer,
VII-Lament for a Departed Doll,
VIII-Good Night.
                        3-2-3-2; 4-3-4; Timp-3; Hp.; Str.

            Orchestrations of piano music of Eugene Goosens, written in the post-impressionist style, depicting the day of a child.  These would be quite appropriate for children’s concerts.

Vocal Music

• Zoo Stories – mezzo-soprano, horn, and piano
Original stories by Kate Pogue
            Commissioned by Eric McIntyre

• Preacher Man – baritone and piano**
Song cycle on texts of Langston Hughes
            Written for DuWayne Davis

• Canticles of the Revelation – countertenor and piano
Texts taken from the Book of Revelation
Written for Eduardo Lopez de Casas

• Elegy:  The Finest Gift
Tenor and String Orchestra
            Written for Joseph Evans

• Here I Am at Last – soprano and piano**
Written for the occasion of Elena Nickolaidi’s 80th birthday
Original text by Sidney Berger
            Published by Classical Vocal Reprints

• Bluebeard's Doors – Dramatic Soprano and piano**
Song Cycle to texts by Linda Lacy
            Published by Classical Vocal Reprints

• Shadows and Music, dramatic song cycle for soprano, mezzo-soprano, violin, and piano**
Original texts by Buck Ross
            This appears on the CD Shadows and Music, Troy 845, from Albany Records

• La Bonne Chat , or The Joy of Kitties, song cycle for low voice and piano
Portraits, song cycle for Coloratura Soprano and piano
There's a Contradiction Inside, song cycle for Mezzo-soprano and piano



*Recordings are available to the selections marked with the asterisk.
**Available from Classical Vocal Reprints, www.classicalvocalrep.com

 
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