Works for Mezzo-Soprano Voice

Op. 395A Pentecost Prayer (1999, rev. 2002) for Unison Chorus (or Solo Voice) and Organ1.5 min.

Text from the Book of Common Prayer

Caitlin Ferguson, soprano; Carson Cooman, organ

Dedication: for Marisa

Publisher: St. James Music Press

Op. 709Aux Tuileries (2006) for Voice and Piano5 min.

Text by Jean-Thierry Boisseau (in French)

  • Le grand basin
  • Manège
  • Les chaises

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Op. 870Brief Vibrations (2010) for Solo Voice8 min.

Text by Elisabeth T. Eliassen

Matthew Curtis, tenor

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Dedication: for Jonathan Mark Roberts

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Op. 848Chasing the Moon Down (2009) for Mezzo-Soprano, Trumpet, Piano16 min.

Text by Katherine Gekker

Dedication: for Chris Gekker, Gail Collins, and Stephen Brown

Commission: Commissioned by Chris Gekker

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Op. 1029Drone Mass (2013) for Voice and Organ4 min.

Text from the Book of Common Prayer (in English)

  • Kyrie
  • Sanctus
  • Agnus Dei

Dedication: for Heinrich Christensen

Op. 723Gold into Diamonds (2007) for Voice and Piano10 min.

Text by Rebecca Forsythe

  • So Long an Oak
  • Stranger in Egypt
  • Ballad
  • The Lace of Poetry

Dedication: Commissioned by Amanda Forsythe in honor of the birthday of her mother, Rebecca Forsythe

Commission: Commissioned by Amanda Forsythe

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Op. 952In Beauty Walking (2012) for Mezzo-Soprano and String Quintet or Orchestra15 min.

Text by Mary Austin

  • Morning Song
  • Star Song
  • Rain Song
  • Cradle Song
  • The Eagle’s Song

Dedication: in memoriam Shirley Cooman Holtman (1930-2012)

Commission: Commissioned by Gibbs & Main for EuphoNY 2012

Publisher: Soundspells Productions

Op. 753Lingering, Lonely Callings (2004-05) for Voice and Piano20 min.

Text by Elizabeth Kirschner

  • Keep Me (for Marisa on her 24th birthday)
  • Bearing Spring (for Arnold Rosner)
  • Succor (for Elizabeth Kirschner)
  • Yesterday (for Marisa, Christmas 2003)
  • Humming Softly (for Marisa on her 23rd birthday)
  • Lamentation (for Joshua K. Copeland)
  • A Broken Prism (for Kate Maroney)
  • Finale (for Amanda Forsythe)

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Op. 938Mercy and Truth (2011) for Voice and Organ3.5 min.

Text from the Bible: Psalm 85:10-13

Dedication: for Jim and Don Anderson

Op. 930Ostinato Mass (2011) for Voice and Organ4 min.

Text from the Book of Common Prayer (in English)

  • Kyrie
  • Sanctus
  • Agnus Dei

Dedication: for Thomas Gregg and Heinrich Christensen

Commission: Commissioned by Thomas Gregg

Op. 629Seven Haiku (2005) for Voice and Piano4 min.

Text by Hilary Tann

  • Each Twig
  • Above the Embers
  • Beneath the Skylark
  • Morning Mist
  • Snow Covered Cornfield
  • Night Journey
  • Finding the Sky

Dedication: for Amanda Elizabeth Forsythe and Edward Elwyn Jones, on the occasion of their wedding, June 4, 2005

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Op. 805Songs from the City of Light (2009) for Voice and Piano19 min.

Text by Richard Leach

  • Wake Up
  • Make It Easy
  • Crayons (Stay Inside the Lines)
  • Summer in the City
  • Dancers
  • Second Act of Day
  • City of Light

Dedication: for Harry Lyn Huff

Op. 1090Spring Night (2014) for High Voice and Harp4 min.

Dedication: for Benjamin Agustoni

Commission: Commissioned by Benjamin Agustoni

Op. 1160Sunset (2016) for Two Voices and Piano2.75 min.

Text by Robert Creeley

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Dedication: for the 2016 Lyrica Dialogues in memory of Peter J. Gomes (1942–2011)

Commission: Commissioned by the Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations

Publisher: free download

Op. 1101The Rose of Sharon (2014) for Mezzo-Soprano and Organ6 min.

Text from the Bible: Song of Songs 2:1–8, 10–13, 16a

Dedication: for Tracelyn Gesteland and Wyatt Smith

Commission: Commissioned by Tracelyn Gesteland and Wyatt Smith

Op. 671This Dusk (2005) for Mezzo-Soprano and Guitar2 min.

Text by Elizabeth Kirschner

Dedication: for Kate Maroney

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Op. 707Three Songs from “As You Like It” (2006) for Voice and Piano5 min.

Text by William Shakespeare

  • Under the Greenwood Tree
  • Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind
  • It Was a Lover and His Lass

Dedication: for Di Trevis

Commission: Commissioned by the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Op. 120Two Catullus Songs (1999) for Voice and Piano3 min.

Text by Gaius Valerius Catullus (in Latin)

  • Iam very eglidos
  • Odi et amo

Dedication: for Jill Crooker

Publisher: Lauren Keiser Music Publishing

Op. 365Two Oates Miniatures (2002) for Voice and Piano1.5 min.

Text by Joyce Carol Oates

  • The Forbidden
  • Lost

Dedication: for Lena Murais

Commission: Commissioned by Lena Murais

Op. 201Two Vergil Songs (2000) for Voice and Piano3 min.

Text by Publius Vergilius Maro (in Latin)

  • Vere rosa
  • Ego haec

Dedication: for Ray Perez

Publisher: Lauren Keiser Music Publishing

Op. 592Two Wakefield Songs (2004) for Mezzo-Soprano, Clarinet, Piano5 min.

Text by Kathleen Wakefield

  • After Looking at Bruegel
  • Why Does the Bee Fly into the Little Iron Pagoda in the Garden?

Dedication: for Helen Karloski and Angela Occhionero

Publisher: Musik Fabrik