Works

Works list: compositions & arrangements

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The Picture of Dorian Gray     (2017)     c. 21‘     incidental music for string quartet

New stage adaptation by Alice Taylor, based on the novel by Oscar Wilde.

Presented in May 2017 by the Post-Truth Theatre Company at the Michael Pilch Studio Theatre, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

Director: Alice Taylor. Producer: Cameron Henderson-Begg.

Excerpts performed at Mannes in May 2017 by Amos Lee & Matt Beland (violins), Jay Julio (viola) & Rosalind Zhang (cello).

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A Bridge for Three     (2017)     c. 20’     opera for three singers and chamber orchestra

Libretto by Megan Cohen.

Commissioned by the Washington National Opera’s American Opera Initiative.

Slated for premiere in Jan. 2018 by singers from the Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

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Someone Like Me (a.k.a. The Facebook Opera)     (2017)     short film/opera

written and directed by Adam Taylor.

production and release details tba.

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Poems by Edna St Vincent Millay (version for high voice & orchestra) (2017)

2d1, 2, 2, 2 - 4, 2, 2, 1, timp, perc, hp, sopr, pnodcel, str

"Recuerdo” 3’, “First Fig” 1’15”, “Second Fig” 45”, “Travel” 2‘15”, total c. 7‘15“

Hon. Mention, ASCAP Found. 2017 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards.

Premiered by the Mannes Orchestra & Maria Eleni Zollo (Ian Shafer, cond.) Mar. 10, 2017 at Tishman Auditorium at the New School in New York.

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(this piece is also available with piano accompaniment)

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Divertimento     (2014)     c. 12’     1, 1, 1, 1 - 2, 1, 1, 1, timp, perc, pno, str

Finalist, ASCAP Foundation 2015 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards.

Mvt. II (“Romance”) recorded in Mar. 2014 during a sight-reading session by the UConn Symphony Orchestra (Harvey Felder, director) at von der Mehden Recital Hall in Storrs, CT.

Poems by Edna St Vincent Millay (version for high voice & piano) (2015-16)

“Recuerdo” 3’, “First Fig” 1’15”, “Second Fig” 45”, “Travel” 2‘15”, total C. 7‘15“

Premiered by Justine Aronson (soprano) and William Hobbs (piano) at the New  York Festival of Song’s NYFOS Next Festival at OPERA America’s National Opera Center in New York, February 2016.

Second performance by Maria Eleni Zollo (soprano) and Lora Al-Ahmad (piano) at Mannes, May 2016.

Third performance by Maria Eleni Zollo (soprano) and Sophia Zhou (piano) at Mannes, April 2017.

Fourth perf. by Maria Eleni Zollo & Nathan Fletcher (piano) at Christ & St Stephen’s Church, NYC, April 2017.

Fifth performance with Maria Zollo and Nathan Fletcher at Mannes, May 2017. 

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Poems on an Ending     (2014-15)     (UConn Honors Thesis)     “Smog” c. 4’  “Not yet” c. 5’

Finalist, ASCAP Foundation 2016 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards.

Words by Cameron Henderson-Begg.

Performances of version for medium high voice and piano:

“Smog:” Benton Museum, Storrs, CT, Oct. 2014. Katie Cummings (sopr.) & Nathan Fletcher (pno.).

“Not yet:” von der Mehden Recital Hall, Storrs, CT, Dec. 2014. Katie Cummings & Nathan Fletcher.

“Not yet:” Dec. 2014 at Middletown H. S. Perf. Arts Center. Katie Passons (sopr.) & Nathan Fletcher.

Both songs: von der Mehden Recital Hall, Storrs, CT, Feb. 2015. Katie Cummings and Nathan Fletcher.

Both songs: Mannes, May 2017. Nathan Fletcher (tenor) and Lora Al-Ahmad (piano). 

Version for medium high voice & chamber ensemble premiered at vdM Recital Hall, Storrs, CT in May 2015 by Allison Fletcher (flute), Andrew Kohanski (oboe), Jonathan Schmieding (clarinet), Vincent LaMonica (bassoon), Julien Monick (French horn), Samuel Hausman (trombone), Matt Beland (violin), Brian Roach (violin), Spencer Morgan (viola), Bronwyn Reeve (cello), Matt Chiu (piano), Katie Cummings (soprano) & Nathan Fletcher (cond.).

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“Song Without Words”     (2016-2017)     c. 2’     An easy piece for viola and piano.

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String Trio (2016-2017) I c. 7’ II c. 10’ III c. 4’30” total c. 21’30” For violin, viola and cello.

Premiered at Mannes in May 2017 by Matt Beland (violin), Jay Julio (viola) and Rosalind Zhang (cello).

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Fantasy”     (2016)     c. 4’30”     For viola and piano.

Premiered at Manhattan School of Music, NYC, Jan. 2016 by Jay Julio (viola) and Nathan Fletcher (piano).

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Rhapsody”     (2015)     c. 3’     For solo flute.

Premiered by Coreisa Janelle Lee in May 2017 at Mannes.

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Engaging Together   (2014)   c. 3’00"   For flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, snare drum & piano.

Commissioned by the UConn Office of Public Engagement (Carol Polifroni, director) in celebration of the 2014 Yearof Engagement. Recorded in Feb. 2014 at von der Mehden Recital Hall in Storrs, CT, by Cassie Guerin (flute), Sam Beckwith (clarinet), Vincent LaMonica (bassoon), Emma Reber (horn), Russel Allyn (trumpet), Samuel Hausman (trombone), Nate Gworek (snare drum) & Nathan Fletcher (piano/cond.).

Three Vignettes for Brass Quintet     (2013)     I c. 4’30”  II c. 3’  III c. 4’45”  total c. 12’15”

Vignettes I & II premiered at von der Mehden Recital Hall, Storrs in Nov. 2013 by Russel Allyn & Lesley Knaack (trumpets), Sam Hausman (trombone), Mitchell Bernier (tuba) and Emma Reber (horn).

Little Suite in three movements     (2013)     c. 12’00"     For string quartet, wind quintet and piano.

Premiered at von der Mehden Recital Hall, UConn, Storrs in April 2013 by Cassie Guerin (flute), Codi McNeff (oboe), Valerie Stickles (clarinet), Andrew Pizzuto (bassoon), Elaine Steele (French horn), Matthew Beland (violin), Samantha Goodale (violin), Spencer Morgan (viola), Michael Albaine (cello) and Nathan Fletcher (piano). Conductor: Amy Dauphinais.

Rhapsody”     (2010, revised 2013)     c. 4’15”     For chamber winds, percussion and piano.

Premiered at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT, in May 2011 by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra (Edward Cumming, director).

“Greater love hath no man” (John Ireland) (1912/2017) Arranged for SATB choir, soloists and orchestra (2d1, 2d1, 2, 2 - 4, 2, 2, 1, timp, perc, str)

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Watch What Happens”     (Michel Legrand)     (2015)     Arrangement for big band.

Premiered at the UConn Co-op Bookstore at Storrs Center in April 2015 by the UConn Jazz Lab Band. Nathan Fletcher, piano. Conductor: John Mastroianni.

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It Could Happen to You”     (Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke)     (2014)

Arrangement for jazz quintet (rhythm section + trumpet and tenor sax).

Premiere: private readings, Storrs, CT, Oct. & Dec. 2014.

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I Should Care”     (Axel Stordahl/Paul Weston/Sammy Cahn)     (2014)

Arrangement for jazz sextet (rhythm section + trumpet, alto sax & trombone).

Premiere: private reading, Storrs, CT, December 2014.

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The Look of Love”     (Bacharach/David)     (2014)    Arrangement for jazz quartet.

Premiered at vdM Recital Hall, Storrs, CT in October 2014 by Niall Reynolds (alto sax), Nathan Fletcher (piano), Nate Giordano (bass), Steven McArdle (drums).

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“Come, Holy Ghost” (2015) c. 2’

Hymn for mixed choir & organ.

Text from Latin hymn, "Nunc sancte nobis spiritus," trans. John Mason Neale. Premiere TBA.

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“A Light for All”     (2015)     c. 2’

Anthem or introit for unaccompanied mixed choir.

Text from Matthew 5:14-16, as printed in The Book of Common Prayer.

Premiere TBA.

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Deep River”      (2016)     c.  4’

Spiritual arrangement for mixed choir with soloists a cappella.

Premiered at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, NY in April 2017 by the Choir of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, conducted by Ryan Jackson.

premiered in the u.k. at the 2017 Festival of Liturgical Music at St Mary’s Priory in Abergavenny, Wales by Icosa, conducted by Luke Mather.

Magnificat and Nunc dimittis”     (2014)     Mag c. 4’  Nunc c. 2’15”  total c. 6’15”

Evening canticles for trebles and organ. Text from the Gospel of Luke & the Book of Common Prayer (1662/Rite I). Premiere: TBD.

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Lullay myn lykyng”   (2013)   c. 7’45”   Christmas carol for three-part choir & soloists, piano and vibraphone.

Text from a traditional English carol c. 15th century.

Premiered at Storrs Congregational Church, Storrs, CT in Nov. 2013. by the UConn Collegiate Singers, with Hyun Ju Jang (piano) & Nate Gworek (vibraphone), conducted by Jonathan Harvey.

O gracious light”     (2013)     c. 4’45”     Anthem for SSAATTBB choir a cappella.

Text from an ancient prayer as translated & printed in the Book of Common Prayer.

Finalist, 2014 ACDA Raymond W. Brock Student Composition Competition.

Premiered at a Student Composer Master Class reading session at the ACDA 2015 National Conference in Salt Lake City (presented by composers Steven Sametz, David Conte and Robert Kyr) in Feb. 2015 by NOTUS: the Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, conducted by Dominick DiOrio.

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Ubi caritas et amor”     (2013)     c. 6’30”     Motet for SATB choir a cappella.

Text from a traditional Gregorian hymn. Premiere: TBD

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Magnificat & Nunc dimittis”   (2012)    Mag c. 7’ Nunc c. 2’15”   Evening canticles for SSAATTBB choir & organ.

Text from the Gospel of Luke & the 1928 U.S. Book of Common Prayer.

“Nunc dimittis” premiered at the ACDA National Symposium on American Choral Music at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., June 2012 by The Princeton Singers, conducted by Steven Sametz. “Magnificat” premiere: TBD.

There is no rose”     (2011, rev. 2012)     c. 3’30”     Christmas carol for SSAATTBB choir a cappella.

Text from a traditional English Christmas carol c. 1420.

Premiered at Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green, New Castle, DE & Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Wilmington, DE in Dec. 2012 by CoroAllegro (Jack Warren Burnam & Jeffrey Manns, dir.).

Performed again at Providence College’s Smith Center for the Arts (RI) in Nov. 2015 by the Providence College Concert Chorale (Jonathan Harvey, director).