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For Daphne (2013)
Duration: 6:00

Variations for Piano
Duration: 20:21

Hidden Ground

Duration: 10:00

Duration: 9:00

Pianobook 1: piano miniatures
Duration: 10:00

Rigors and fantasies: amplified piano, amplified harpsichord (1 player)
Duration: 23:00


Processions: baroque organ
Duration: 9:30

Sounds & Changes II
Duration: 6:33

Sounds & Changes III

Duration: 6:08

Three Chorales

Duration: 10:00


The Wendell Berry Songs for Mezzo and Piano

I. Grace
Duration: 5:45

II. October 10
Duration: 3:36

III. The Cold
Duration: 4:08

IV. The Finches
Duration: 3:38

V. April Woods: Morning
Duration: 3:03

VI. A Song Sparrow Singing in the Fall
Duration: 5:34

Spring, a Sacred Song Cycle

for Soprano and Fifteen Players
Duration: ca. 32′

I. Akebono Ya
Duration: 2:21

II. Returning
Duration: 5:04

III. Spring
Duration: 4:50

IV. Aus einenm April
Duration: 4:11

V. Antiphon XV
Duration: 7:40

VI. Interlude
Duration: 3:40

VII. Surrexit Christus
Duration: 2:48

VIII. …in just… SPRING
Duration: 4:21


Oboe and Piano
Duration: ca. 14′

Children of Light
for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano
Duration: ca. 18′

I. Dawn Processional

II. The Song of the Morning Stars

III. The Robe of Light

IV. Silver Lightning, Golden Rain

V. Phos Hilarion (Vesper Hymn)

A Thomas Requiem
(song cycle on poems by Dylan Thomas)
high tenor, harp, flute, clarinet, one percussion
Duration: 28:00

flute, clarinet, two percussion, piano, string quartet
Duration: 15:00


flute, clarinet, two percussion, piano, string quartet
Duration: 24:00

Vom Himmel hoch
Duration: 6:44

Ich Steh’ an deiner Krippen hier

Duration: 5:53

Fang’ dein Werk

Duration: 1:28

O Traurigkeit

Duration:  3:52

Christ lag in Todesbanden

Duration:  7:28

Fantasia (of Angels and Shepherds)

cello, two percussion
Duration 10:00

Laetantur Archangeli
Duration: 8:07

flute (alto flute, piccolo), clarinet (bass clarinet), piano, violin, cello
Duration: 12:00

From the Book of Hours
organ, piano, two percussion
Duration: 20:00

violin, two percussion
Duration: 6:11

Nocturnes and Memories

soprano and chamber ensemble:
1011,1100, two percussion. harp, piano/celesta, 11111
Duration: 35:00

Sounds and Changes IV
organ, percussion
Duration: 12:16


harp, clarinet, synthesizer, percussion
Duration 10:00

organ, piano, two percussion
Duration: 20:00

Nativity Suite
Violin and Piano
Duration: ca. 12:00

Double Chaconne
Violin and Cello
Duration: ca. 15:00

Concertino for Piano and Nine Instruments

Piano solo, Fl, Cl.,2 Perc., 2 Vlns., Vla, Vc, DB
Duration: 9:00

3 Songs on Poems of Kathleen Raine
Mezzo, Clarinet, Cello, Piano
Duration: ca. 20:00

…from a densely shadowed mountain… Stichos Alpha
Flute, Horn, Viola, Piano
Duration: ca. 7:00

Stichos Beta
Flute, Horn, Violin, Piano
Duration: ca. 7:00

String Trio No. 1 (Vln, Vla, Vc.)
Duration: ca. 26’

Variations in Duo (Vln & Pno.)
Duration: ca. 20’
written for Opus Two, the Cooperstock-Terwilliger Duo

Child Songs (Soprano and String Trio)
Duration: ca. 9:30

Hymn at the Lighting of the Lamps ( Soprano, Baroque Flute, Baroque Violin, Gamba, Hpschd.)
Duration: 3:53
written for the Wildwood Consort

Cloud of Witnesses (Ww Quintet)
Duration: ca. 18:30

Dream Fantasy Pavane (Alto Fl., Vla.)
Duration: 5:12

Lord of the Heavens
(Fl. Cl, Pno.)
Duration: ca 12’
written for the Webster Trio

Mysterion (Fl., Cl, Pno.)
Duration: ca. 13’
written for the Webster Trio

VOCAL (voice and piano)

Child Songs (Sop.)

Description of Elysium (Bar.)


Cherubic Hymn (2014)

A Psalm for Vespers

chorus and large wind ensemble
(also available for chorus, two percussion, piano, organ)
Duration: 18:00

Hymns for the Orthros of Christmas
SATB soloists, SATB choir
Duration 10:06

Nunc Dimittis

TTBB, piano, organ
Duration: 15:00

Psalm 84
SATB, Brass Quintet, Organ
Duration: 15:00

Three Christmas Motets
SATB-SATB double choir
Duration: 15:00

Choral Concerto: Kontakion on the Nativity of Christ

Soprano, Boy Treble, Tenor, 2 Baritone, Bass soloists
Double Choir SATB-SATB
Duration: 32:00

Requiem Prayers pdf
Wind Ensemble

Requiem Prayers  pdf
Organ Version

Requiem Prayers  pdf
Score Chamber Orchestra

Lux ex Nocte (SSA-SSA, Vib/Mar.)
Duration: ca. 14
commissioned by In Mulieribus, Portland OR

Duo Seraphim (5 Sopranos)
Duration: 5:46

Magnificat (SSAA, Hp)
Duration: ca. 12’

Chants of Vespers (SATB Double Choir)
Duration: ca. 25’

O Gladsome Light, Byzantine Tone 6 (ST soli, SATBB)
Duration: 4:06

O Gladsome Light, G Dorian (SATB)
Duration: 2:23

Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos (SSAA)
Duration: 2:35


To order the RESPONSORIA CD, visit the Recordings page.

SSATBarB, Percussion, Piano, Double Bass
The Responsoria are available either as three complete books (9 motets in each) or in groups of three:

Book I
Duration: 36:11

Group I
I. In Monte Oliveti
Duration: 5:02

II. Tristis est
Duration: 3:13

III. Ecce Vidimus
Duration: 5:20

Group II

IV. Amicus Meus
Duration: 3:25

V. Judas Mercator

VI. Unus ex Discipulis
Duration: 4:25

Group III
VII. Eram Quasi Agnus
Duration: 4:17

VIII. Una Hora

IX. Seniores Populi
Duration: 10:28

Book II
Duration: 50:42

Group IV
I. Omnes Amici Mei
Duration: 4:44

II. Velum Templi
Duration: 5:11

III. Vinea Mea
Duration: 7:51

Group V

IV. Tamquam ad latronem
Duration: 3:36

V. Tenebrae
Duration: 7:34

VI. Animam Meam Dilectam
Duration: 8:05

Group VI

VII. Tradiderunt
Duration: 2:22

VIII. Jesum Tradidit
Duration: 2:59

IX. Caligaverunt
Duration: 8:20

Book III

Duration: 40:50

Group VII
I. Sicut Ovis
Duration: 4:03

II. Jerusalem, Surge
Duration: 2:57

III. Plange Quasi Virgo
Duration: 4:59

Group VIII
IV. Recessit Pastor
Duration: 2:58

V. O Vos Omnes
Duration: 5:02

VI. Ecce Quomodo
Duration: 5:35

Group IX

VII. Astiterunt
Duration: 3:14

VIII. Aestimatus Sum
Duration: 5:25

IX. Sepulto Domino
Duration: 6:37



O Gladsome Light, E Major (SATB)

Bless the Lord, O My Soul, D Major ( for Choir and Congregation)

St. Simeon’s Song (SATBB)

Cherubimic Hymn, E flat (Version A) (SATB)

Cherubimic Hymn, E flat (Version B) (SATB)

Cherubimic Hymn, A Aeolian (SATB)

Cherubimic Hymn, “Nova Radist’ Stala” (SSAA)

Kontakion for the Nativity of Christ (SSAA)

Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, A Aeolian (SAB)

Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, G (SATB)

Vespers for Small Choirs with Ison, C (2-part)

Vespers for Small Choirs with Ison, f (2-part)

Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom/St. Basil for Small Choirs with Ison, C (2-part)


Serene and Heavenly Bells (Antiphony I) (2014)

The Advent Gospel

A Chamber Oratorio
Duration: ca. 45′

Concerto for Flutes and Wind Ensemble
Solo flute (doubling piccolo, alto), 3342, 4331, three percussion, harp, piano, celesta
Duration: 15:00
available on rental from Carl Fischer, Inc.

Concerto for Flutes and Orchestra
solo flute (doubling alto) 2222, 2220, timpani, two percussion, harp, piano, celesta, strings
Duration: 25:00

for Winds, Brass and Percussion
Duration: 14:00

Nocturnes and Memories

Soprano solo, 2222 2220 two percussion, two harps, piano, celesta, strings
Duration: 35:00

Night Songs
Mezzo solo, large wind ensemble
4453 4430 timpani 3 percussion, harp, synthesizer, piano/celesta, db
(also available for Mezzo and orchestra 3333 4331 timpani 3 percussion, harp, synthesizer, piano/celesta, strings)
Duration: 45:00

The Wendell Berry Songs

Mezzo solo, 2222, 2100, 3 Perc, Hp, Pno/Cel, Synth, Strings 88642
Duration: ca. 26:00

…when beings of fire sang praises with beings of clay…
Viola solo, Piano, Strings (also available for Viola solo and Wind Ensemble 3333,4331, Tmp, 3 Perc, Hp, Cel, Pno, DB)
Duration: ca. 5:00

Whitman Tropes (High Sop, 4243, 4431, Tmp, 4 Perc., Hp, Pno/Cel, Synth, DB)
Duration: ca. 22:00
commissioned by the New England Conservatory of Music

Description of Elysium (Bar Solo, 3333, 4331, 3 Perc, Hp, Pno/Cel, Synth, DB)
Duration: ca. 12:00

Laments and Refrains (Vla. Solo, 2222, 4220, 3 Perc. Pno)
Duration: 28:20