SCORES & RECORDINGS

 
TAKING MEASURES

Violin Concertato and Ten Players

Commissioned by the Cleveland Modern Dance Association
and the Cleveland Museum for Contemporary Art

Duration: 15 minutes

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Cleveland Institute of Music Contemporary Music Ensemble
Timothy Kantor, Violin
Mélisse Brunet, Conductor

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RHYME AND REASON

Solo Five-Octave Marimba

Commissioned by Meet the Composer/Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Fund and the Percussive Arts Society for Robert Van Sice, William Moersch, and Nancy Zeltsman

Duration: 11 minutes

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(Tim Feeney, Cornell University, 11/6/2010)

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MYSTERIES OF THE HORIZON

Eleven Instruments (including solo string quintet;
small string ensemble may also be used)

Commissioned by The Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard

Duration: 16 minutes

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TWO INVENTIONS

Violin and Cello duo

Commissioned by the Society of Fellows of the American Academy
in Rome
and the MERIT Music Program, Chicago

Duration: 5 minutes

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IN THE COUNTRY OF LAST THINGS

Soprano and Sixteen Players

Settings in Spanish of two poems by Pablo Neruda

Duration: 20 minutes

View an image of the work in concert performance:Sharon Harms, Soprano IU New Music Ensemble David Dzubay, Conductor Auer Hall, Jacobs School of Music (October 20, 2011) Photo: Courtesy Alain Barker, Jacobs School of Music Marketing and Publicity Office

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BLACK FUGATOS

Violin, Cello, Alto Flute, Harp, Vibraphone

Commissioned by the Halcyon Ensemble of the Cleveland Orchestra

Duration: 11 minutes

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CLOSE HARMONY

Two Pianos

Commissioned by the Fine Arts Duo, Cleveland

Duration: 10 minutes

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THE CLOUDS OF MAGELLAN

Full Orchestra

Commissioned by Indiana University to commemorate
the 175th anniversary of its founding

Duration: 14 minutes

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BRUNELLESCHI’S MACHINES

Trumpet and Organ

Commissioned by Clarion (Keith Benjamin, Trumpet;
Melody Steed, Organ)

Duration: 9 minutes

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DEDALES

Soprano and Chamber Orchestra

Commissioned by the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation
in the Library of Congress

Intertwined settings, in Italian and Japanese, of poems by
Michelangelo Buonarotti and Otomo No Yakamochi

Duration: 16 minutes

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ALLURES

Percussion Trio

Duration: 10 minutes

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TRISTAN’S LAMENT

Violoncello Solo

Duration: 12 minutes

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EMBARKING FOR CYTHERA

Chamber Ensemble

aCommissioned by the Ohio Arts Council for the ensemble Reconnaissance

Duration: 9 minutes

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FANCIES AND GOODNIGHTS

Flute/Piccolo, Clarinet, Double Bass

Commissioned by Ensemble Ciosoni

Duration: 22 minutes

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ALGEBRA OF NIGHT

Seven Songs and Two Interludes

Voice, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano

Commissioned by the Indiana University Jacobs School
of Music
to celebrate its centenary

Settings of poems by Frank O’Hara, W. H. Auden,
Edwin Denby, James Merrill, Charles Simic and Mark Strand 

Duration: ca. 45 minutes

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The complete Algebra of Night (from which the excerpts linked below are taken) was recorded in February 2015 by mezzo soprano Deanne Meek and the 21st Century Consort, Christopher Kendall, Music Director, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

1  Moon  (Mark Strand)
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2  Old Postcard of 42nd Street at Night  (Charles Simic)
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3  New York dark in August, seaward  (Edwin Denby)
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4  Interlude
Burning for the ancient heavenly connection
to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night

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5  Avenue A  (Frank O’Hara)
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6  Lullaby  (W. H. Auden)
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7  The Mad Scene  (James Merrill)
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8  Interlude
Of sorrow from the moonstruck darkness
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9  A True Account of Talking to the Sun at Fire Island  (Frank O’Hara)
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TWO INTERLUDES

From Algebra of Night

Piano Quartet

Duration: ca. 10:00

Of sorrow from the moonstruck darkness
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Burning for the ancient heavenly connection
to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night

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