Operas

Hamlet

An Opera in three acts based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Instrumentation: orchestra
Recordings: HAMLET, Navona Records (NV6396)

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Hippolytus

Based on Euripides’ Hippolytus

Instrumentation: orchestra

The Tenor’s Suite

Based on Frank Wedekind’s The Tenor

Instrumentation: orchestra

The Hebdomad

A cycle of comic operas based on Boccaccio’s Decameron

1) And the Dead Shall Walk the Earth
2) Courting Disaster
3) Their Fate in The Hands of the Friar
4) Gianetta
5) Also Known As (in progress)
6) The Grotesque, The Heretical, The Ignoble (in progress)

Instrumentation: orchestra

Chamber Operas

The Tempest Opera

Based on The Tempest

Instrumentation: TBD
Recordings: THE TEMPEST, Albany Records TROY1609/10

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Oxford Songs, Book V: The Mousetrap

The Dumbshow

From Hamlet, Act III, scene 2

Ensemble: Solo piano (and soprano and tenor obbligato)
Duration: 17:00
Completed: 2003
Catalog: OS5, #1
Recordings: WHO IS SYLVIA, Navona Records (NV6282), SO MANY JOURNEYS, Albany Records (TROY1105)

Is This A Prologue?

From Hamlet, Act III, scene 2

Voices: Soprano, Contralto or Mezzo-soprano, and Tenor
Ensemble: Violin and Cello
Duration: 1:00
Completed: 2004
Catalog: OS5, #2

So Many Journeys

From Hamlet, Act III, scene 2

Voices: Mezzo-soprano and Bass-Baritone (and Tenor obbligato)
Ensemble: Piano
Duration: 10:45
Completed: 2003
Catalog: OS5, #3
Recordings: SO MANY JOURNEYS, Albany Records (TROY1105)

I Do Believe You Think What Now You Speak

From Hamlet, Act III, scene 2

Voice: Bass-Baritone
Ensemble: Violin, Viola, and Violoncello
Completed: 2010
Catalog: OS5, #4

The Lady Doth Protest Too Much

From Hamlet, Act III, scene 2

Voice: Mezzo-soprano
Ensemble: Cello
Duration: 4:00
Completed: 2003
Catalog: OS5, #5
Recordings: SO MANY JOURNEYS, Albany Records (TROY1105)

The Image of A Murder Done In Vienna

From Hamlet, Act III, scene 2

Voice: Soprano, Mezzo-soprano (2), Baritone and Tenor
Ensemble: Violin, Cello, and Piano
Duration: 05:00
Completed: 2003
Catalog: OS5, #6

This Is One Lucianus

From Hamlet, Act III, scene 2

Voice: Tenor and Baritone
Ensemble: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Percussion, Piano, Violins (2), Viola, Cello, Double-bass
Duration: 02:20
Completed: 2003
Catalog: OS5, #7

The Croaking Raven Doth Bellow For Revenge

From Hamlet, Act III, scene 2

Voice: Soprano, Mezzo-soprano (2), Tenor, and Bass
Ensemble: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horns, Percussion, Piano, Violins (2), Viola, Cello, Double-bass
Duration: 02:50
Completed: 2003
Catalog: OS5, #8

Oxford Songs, Book VII: Pericles in Antioch

The Riddle

From Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Act I, scene 1

Prince Pericles, Prince of Tyre: tenor
Antiochus, King of Antioch: bass
The voice of the Riddle: mezzo-soprano
The daughter of Antiochus: dancer

Ensemble: percussion, harp, string quartet. Percussion consists of: marimba, tambourine, two roto-toms (14” and 16”), triangle, sizzle cymbal, suspended cymbal, afuche, snare drum, and bass drum. The dancer also plays Syrian finger cymbals
Duration: 10:15
Completed: 2008
Catalog: OS7, #1

Dance of the daughter of Antiochus

From Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Act I, scene 1

The daughter of Antiochus: dancer

Ensemble: percussion, string quartet. Percussion consists of: marimba, two roto-toms (14” and 16”), sizzle cymbal, suspended cymbal, afuche, bongos, bass drum, two temple blocks (E-flat and B-flat), and berimbau. The dancer also plays Syrian finger cymbals
Duration: 08:00
Completed: 2008
Catalog: OS7, #2

Sharp Physic

From Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Act I, scene 1

Prince Pericles, Prince of Tyre: tenor
The daughter of Antiochus: dancer

Ensemble: percussion, harp, string quartet. Percussion consists of: marimba, two roto-toms (14” and 16”), triangle, sizzle cymbal, two temple blocks (E-flat and B-flat), and berimbau. The dancer also plays Syrian finger cymbals
Duration: 02:45
Completed: 2008
Catalog: OS7, #3

String Quartets & Quintets

Sea Change #1: I to the world am like a drop of water

I: Picasso Trigger: the Forever War betwixt Rhinecanthus aculeatus and R. verrucosus for the Rubble Reef at Lorenso’s Place II
II: I can call spirits from the vasty deep
III: A thousand golden Buddhas, a thousand silver Barracudas

Instrumentation: string quartet
Duration: approximately 40 minutes
Completed: 2017

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Sea Change #2: unpath’d waters, undream’d shores

I: The Emperor Periclemenes Astride His Mount, the Wondrous Melibe, Surveys the Domain of Pura Dalem
II: Brief Glimpses of the Filamented Flasher Above Squadrons of Durban Dancers, near the Amed Café
III: Fiddler Crabs; And Another Front in the Forever War; on the Littoral Plain That Emerges and Submerges Near the German Channel, Palau

Instrumentation: string quartet
Duration: approximately 40 minutes
Completed: 2015

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The Garden of Forking Paths

I: Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote
II: Shakespeare’s Memory
III: Laudatores Temporis Acti
IV: An Examination of the Work of Herbert Quain
V: The Library of Babel

Instrumentation: string quartet
Duration: approximately 60 minutes
Completed: 2007
Recordings: FINE MUSIC, VOL. 4, Navona Records (NV5916), SHAKESPEARE’S MEMORY, Navona Records (NV5899), THE GARDEN OF FORKING PATHS, Albany Records (TROY1340)

The Book of Invisible Women

I: Theme and Variations on L (approximately 6 minutes)
II: Sycorax (5’30”)
III: Rosaline (4’30”)
IV: Variation on L: “Where Spain” (approximately 6 minutes)
V: Claribel in the Souq (approximately 6’20”)
VI: Variations on L and the Missing Queens (approximately 12 minutes)
VII: Penelope (approximately 9’30”)
VIII: Variation on L: “Where America” (approximately 3 minutes)
IX: Selene Lourone, an invisible girl (approximately 14 minutes)
X: Variations on L: Ariel Arborescere, the Indies (approximately 12 minutes)

Instrumentation: string quartet
Completed: 2019-2020
Recording (II: Sycorax): WHO IS SYLVIA, Navona Records (NV6282)

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Dance of The Mechanics

Previously catalogued as Oxford Song Book 1, #8.

Instrumentation: string quintet – two violins, viola, cello, and double bass
Duration: 25:00
Completed: 1996
Recordings: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Centaur Records (CRC3499); SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMER’S DAY, Albany Records (TROY881)

Chamber Music

Tantivy for Violin, Horn and Piano

Adapted from Oxford Songs, Book 4, #3: Gallop Apace You Fiery Footed Steeds

Instrumentation: violin, horn, and piano
Duration: 12 minutes
Completed: 2022

Laudatores Temporis Acti for Violin, Cello, and Piano

Instrumentation: violin, cello, and piano
Duration: 11 minutes
Completed: 2021

The Tempest Sonata for Violin and Piano

Adapted from the chamber opera, The Tempest

Ceres – Iris – Venus – Proserpina – Juno

Instrumentation: violin and piano
Duration: 22 minutes
Completed: 2020

Sonata for Violoncello and Piano

Twenty Variations on a theme from The Hebdomad

Instrumentation: cello and piano
Duration: 25’30”
Recordings: SO MANY JOURNEYS, Albany Records (TROY1105); ENTERPRISES OF GREAT PITCH, Centaur Records (CRC3893)

Epigrams for Bassoon and Piano

Theme and Variations; a slightly different version of the Sonata for Violoncello and Piano

Instrumentation: bassoon and piano
Duration: about 22 minutes

Waltz of the Thirteenth Bee

Instrumentation: french horn, violin, viola, cello, and double bass
Duration: about 5 minutes

Love’s Labour’s Won

Instrumentation: solo double bass
Duration: about 8 minutes

Voice & Chamber Ensemble

Oxford Songs, Book I: Every Fair From Fair

If Women Could Be Fair (A Renunciation)

Text by Edward DeVere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Voices: Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, and Baritone
Ensemble: Alto Flute (in G) alternating with piccolo, four French Horns,
viola, cello, and double-bass
Duration: 04:45
Completed: 1994
Catalog: OS1, #1

Sonnet XVIII: Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

Voices: Mezzo-soprano
Ensemble: Flute, 2 violins, viola, cello, and double-bass
Duration: 06:40
Completed: 1994
Catalog: OS1, #2 (prior OS# OS2/9)
Recordings: GODDESSES, Navona Records (NV5973); SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMER’S DAY, Albany Records (TROY881)

Sonnet CXXVII: In the old age black was not counted fair

Voices: Tenor, Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, and Baritone
Ensemble: French horn, 2 violins, viola, cello, and double-bass
Duration: 05:30
Completed: 1994
Catalog: OS1, #3 (prior OS# OS2/10)
Recordings: GODDESSES, Navona Records (NV5973)

If Music Be the Food of Love

From Twelfth-Night; or, What You Will (Act I, Scene I)

Voices: Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, and Baritone
Ensemble: Natural Horns in E-flat, C, E, and F (or four French Horns); 2 violins, viola, cello, and double-bass
Duration: 9:00
Completed: 1991
Catalog: OS1, #4 (prior OS# OS2/1)
Recordings: GODDESSES, Navona Records (NV5973)

Oxford Songs, Book II: a letter to Karel Husa

Give Me Some Music. Now —

From Twelfth-Night; or, What You Will (Act II, Scene 4)

Voice: Tenor
Ensemble: Oboe, Bassoon, violin, and violoncello
Duration: 02:40
Completed: 1970 (revised 2001)
Catalog: OS2, #1 (prior OS# OS4/5)

If She Be Made Of White and Red

From Love’s Labour’s Lost (Act I, Scene 2)

Voice: Soprano (or Mezzo-soprano)
Ensemble: Oboe and Bassoon (or Flute and Bassoon)
Completed: 1970 (revised 2000)
Catalog: OS2, #2 (prior OS# OS6/7)

Where the Bee Sucks

From The Tempest (Act III, Scene 1)

Voice: Mezzo-soprano
Ensemble: Oboe and Bassoon (or flute and bassoon)
Duration: 01:30
Completed: 1970 (revised 2001)
Catalog: OS2, #3 (prior OS# OS6/3)
Recordings: PARMA MUSIC FESTIVAL LIVE 2014, Navona Records (NV6002), FULL FATHOM FIVE, Navona Records (NV5996)

A Substance More Divine

From The Second Part of Tamburlaine The Great (Act V, Scene 3) – Text by Christopher Marlowe

Voice: Mezzo-soprano
Ensemble: Alto Flute in G and Cello
Completed: 1995
Catalog: OS2, #4 (prior OS# OS3/4)

Her Face Her Tongue Her Wytt

Text by Arthur Gorges (1557 – 1625)

Voices: Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, and Baritone
Completed: 1999
Catalog: OS2, #5 (prior OS# OS3/9)

Sonnets LV, LXV, AND LXVI

Voices: Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, and Bass-baritone
Ensemble: flute, French Horn in F, piccolo trumpet in Eb, percussion [comprising marimba, glockenspiel, bass drum, suspended cymbal, triangle, and bell tree,] piano, harp, two violins, viola, cello, and double-bass
Completed: 1995
Catalog: OS2, #6 (prior OS# OSS1/1)

Come Thou Monarch of the Vine and Hearing Transcript

Music Composed by Franz Schubert, (the Drinking Song from Anthony and Cleopatra); and, much later: Joseph Summer

Text by William Shakespeare, a drinking song from Anthony and Cleopatra (Act II, scene 7), as translated and amended by Eduard von Bauernfeld; and a second verse by Friedrich Reil, continuing the theme of drunken revelry (because Schubert had written a repeat sign on the music, creating a necessity to repeat the stanza in the mind of Anton Diabelli, the publisher of many of Schubert’s songs, posthumously); and with the addition of dialogue from the September 27th 2018 confirmation hearing concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Voices: soprano, tenor, and baritone
Ensemble: String Quartet and Piano
Duration: 2’23”
Completed: 2018
Catalog: OS2, #7 (prior OS# OS9/1)
Recordings: WHO IS SYLVIA, Navona Records (NV6282)

Oxford Songs, Book III: a letter to Johannes Brahms

If By Your Art

From The Tempest (Act I, Scene 2)

Voice: Soprano
Ensemble: Harp
Duration: 06:25
Completed: 1995
Catalog: OS3, #1
Recordings: SUMMER’S DISTILLATION, Navona Records (NV6263), SHAKESPEARE’S MEMORY, Navona Records (NV5899), SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMER’S DAY, Albany Records (TROY881)

Sonnet CIV

Text by Edward De Vere (William Shakespeare)

Voice: Mezzo-soprano or Soprano
Ensemble: Harp
Duration: 04:00
Completed: 1995
Catalog: OS3, #2
Recordings: SUMMER’S DISTILLATION, Navona Records (NV6263); SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMER’S DAY, Albany Records (TROY881)

Who Is Silvia?

From The Two Gentlemen Of Verona (Act IV, Scene 2)

Voice: Soprano or Mezzo-soprano
Ensemble: Harp
Duration: 04:00
Completed: 2008
Catalog: OS3, #3 (prior OS# OS4/8)
Recordings: WHO IS SYLVIA, Navona Records (NV6282)

Sonnet CXXX

Voice: Tenor
Ensemble: Harp
Duration: 05:30
Completed: 2003
Catalog: OS3, #4 (prior OS# OS1/9)
Recordings: SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMER’S DAY, Albany Records (TROY881)

Sonnet V

Text by Edward De Vere (William Shakespeare)

Voice: Two Female Voices
Ensemble: Harp
Completed: 2016
Catalog: OS3, #5a (prior OS# OS8/2B)
Recordings: SUMMER’S DISTILLATION, Navona Records (NV6263)

Sonnets V and VI

Text by Edward De Vere (William Shakespeare)

Voices: two sopranos, two mezzo-sopranos, and tenor
Ensemble: Two French horns and Harp
Duration: 05:00
Completed: 2016
Catalog: OS3, #5b (prior OS# OS8/2A)
Recordings: SUMMER’S DISTILLATION, Navona Records (NV6263)

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Sonnet LXXIII

Voices: Two Sopranos, Two mezzo-sopranos, and tenor
Ensemble: Two French Horns in F and Harp
Duration: 02:45
Completed: 2016
Catalog: OS3, #6 (prior OS# OS1/6)
Recordings: SUMMER’S DISTILLATION, Navona Records (NV6263)

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Oh God, That I Were A Man! (Is he not approved in the height a villain?)

From Much Ado About Nothing (Act IV, Scene 1)

Voices: Mezzo-soprano (and – briefly – an optional male voice)
Ensemble: French Horn
Completed: 1994
Catalog: OS3, #7 (prior OS# OS2/11)
Recordings: SUMMER’S DISTILLATION, Navona Records (NV6263)

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Sonnet CXXXIII

Text by Edward De Vere (William Shakespeare)

Voices: Soprano and Tenor
Ensemble: Two French Horns in F and Harp
Duration: 07:00
Completed: 2003
Catalog: OS3, #8
Recordings: SUMMER’S DISTILLATION, Navona Records (NV6263)
Recordings: THE TEMPEST, Albany Records (TROY1609/10)

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Sonnet XCI

Voice: Soprano (or Tenor)
Ensemble: Two French Horns
Completed: 1994
Catalog: OS3, #9 (prior OS# OS2/6)
Recordings: SUMMER’S DISTILLATION, Navona Records (NV6263)

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Oxford Songs, Book IV: Satis quod sufficit

Enough Is As Good As A Feast

From Love’s Labour’s Lost (Act V, Scene 1)

Voices: Soprano, Mezzo, Tenor, and Baritone
Ensemble: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, three French Horns, Trumpet, percussion (one performer), Harpsichord, and small string orchestra; plus optional Alphorn
Duration: 24:30
Completed: 2000
Catalog: OS4, #1

To Mistress Anne Cecil, Upon Making Her a New Year’s Gift

Text by William Cecil, Lord Burghley (written 1568)

Voice: Baritone
Ensemble: Viola and Harpsichord
Completed: 2008
Catalog: OS4, #2 (prior OS# OS6/9)

Gallop Apace You Fiery Footed Steeds

From Romeo and Juliet (Act III, Scene 2)

Voice: Soprano (or Mezzo-soprano)
Ensemble: French Horn and Keyboard Instrument (Modern Harpsichord or Piano)
Duration: 11:00
Completed: 1995
Catalog: OS4, #3 (prior OS# OS1/4)
Recordings: GODDESSES, Navona Records (NV5973); ENTERPRISES OF GREAT PITCH, Centaur Records (CRC3893); WHAT A PIECE OF WORK IS MAN, Albany Records (TROY750)

O Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore Art Thou Romeo?

From Romeo and Juliet (Act II, Scene 1)

Voices: Soprano and Tenor
Ensemble: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Violin, and Harpsichord
Duration: 16:00
Completed: 1996
Catalog: OS4, #4

Sonnet CLIII

Voice: Soprano
Ensemble: Flute, Clarinet in A, Percussion (one performer playing vibraphone, suspended cymbal, and triangle), Violin, Cello, and Piano
Duration: 02:10
Catalog: OS4, #5

Sonnet CLIV

Voice: Soprano
Ensemble: Flute, Clarinet in A, Percussion (one performer playing vibraphone, side drum, bass drum, and sizzle cymbal), Violin, Cello, and Piano
Duration: 02:30
Catalog: OS4, #6

Oxford Songs, Book VI: a letter to Stravinsky

If I Have Too Austerely Punished You

From The Tempest (Act IV, Scene 1)

Voice: Bass-baritone
Ensemble: Flute, B-flat clarinet, and Viola
Duration: 04:30
Completed: 2008
Catalog: OS6, #1

I Do Not Know One of My Sex

From The Tempest (Act IV, Scene 1)

Voice: Soprano
Ensemble: Flute, B-flat clarinet, and Viola
Duration: 02:15
Completed: 2008
Catalog: OS6, #2
Recordings: FULL FATHOM FIVE, Navona Records (NV5996); THE TEMPEST, Albany Records (TROY1609/10)

On the Death of Phillips

From Songs and Sonettes (1557) – Text by an unknown author

Voice: Mezzo-soprano (or Soprano)
Ensemble: Flute, B-flat clarinet, and Viola (and obbligato French horn)
Duration: 03:00
Completed: 2008
Catalog: OS6, #3 (prior OS# OS6/10)
Recordings: ORPHEUS WITH HIS LUTE MADE TREES, Navona Records (NV5995)

Before You Can Say “Come” and “Go”

From The Tempest (Act IV, Scene 1)

Voice: Mezzo-soprano
Ensemble: Piccolo and B-flat clarinet
Duration: 00:15
Completed: 2008
Catalog: OS6, #4
Recordings: FULL FATHOM FIVE, Navona Records (NV5996)

O Mistress Mine, Where Are You Roaming?

From Twelfth Night or What You Will (Act II, Scene 3)

Voice: Tenor
Ensemble: Flute, B-flat clarinet, and Viola
Duration: 02:30
Completed: 2008
Catalog: OS6, #5
Recordings: FULL FATHOM FIVE, Navona Records (NV5996)

Love (“What thing is Love?”)

From The Hunting of Cupid (1591) – Text by George Peele

Voice: Soprano
Ensemble: B-flat clarinet and Viola
Duration: 02:45
Completed: 2008
Catalog: OS6, #6
Recordings: FULL FATHOM FIVE, Navona Records (NV5996)

White and Red

Text by Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford published under De Vere’s name in 1593

Voices: Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, and Bass
Ensemble: Flute, B-flat clarinet, and Viola
Completed: 2008
Catalog: OS6, #7 (prior OS# OS6/8)

“La Belle au Rossignol”

From Royaume-Farfelu a dramatic poem in one act – Text by Charles Vallely

Voice: Tenor or Baritone
Ensemble: Flute, B-flat clarinet, and Viola
Duration: 02:45
Completed: 2008
Catalog: OS6, #8 (prior OS# OS6/11)

Will it be Cold in the Tomb of Porphyry?

From Royaume-Farfelu a dramatic poem in one act – Text by Charles Vallely

Voice: Tenor or Baritone
Ensemble: Flute, B-flat clarinet, and Viola
Duration: 01:20
Completed: 2008
Catalog: OS6, #9 (prior OS# OS6/12)

Oxford Songs, Book XIII: a Letter to my Uncle

Albeit The World Think Machevill Is Dead

From The Jew Of Malta (Prologue) – Text by Christopher Marlowe

Voice: Baritone
Ensemble: French Horn, berimbau, piano, 2 violins, viola, and cello
Completed: 1995
Catalog: OS13, #1 (prior OS# OS3/5)

Sonnet CX

Voice: Baritone
Ensemble: Two violins, viola, and cello
Duration: 04:00
Completed: 1991
Catalog: OS13, #2 (prior OS# OS2/8)
Recordings: SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMER’S DAY, Albany Records (TROY881)

Hath Not A Jew Eyes (I Say My Daughter Is My Flesh And Blood)

From The Merchant of Venice (Act III, Scene 1)

Voices: Baritone and Tenor
Ensemble: Piano, two violins, viola, cello, and double-bass
Duration: 08:00
Completed: 1994
Catalog: OS13, #3 (prior OS# OS2/5)
Recordings: WHO IS SYLVIA, Navona Records (NV6282)

Now my charms are all o’erthrown

From The Tempest (Epilogue)

Voice: Bass
Ensemble: String Quartet and Piano
Duration: 05:15
Completed: 2009
Catalog: OS13, #4 (prior OS# OS3/12)
Recordings: MUSIC TO HEAR, Navona Records (NV6283); THE TEMPEST, Albany Records (TROY1609/10)

When That I Was And A Little Tiny Boy

From Twelfth Night; or, What You Will (Act V, Scene 1)

Voice: Baritone (or Tenor)
Ensemble: Two violins, viola, cello, and double-bass
Duration: 02:20
Completed: 1991
Catalog: OS13, #5 (prior OS# OS2/12)
Recordings: NO ENEMY BUT WINTER AND ROUGH WEATHER, Navona Records (NV6134), SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMER’S DAY, Albany Records (TROY881)

Oxford Songs: Book Number S1

Ten Sonnets; Not White,
Nor Black, Nor Red, Nor Green

The ten sonnets contained in this cantata are: I, XII, XIX, LV, LX, LXIV, LXV, LXVI, LXXVI, and XCIX.

Voices: Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, and Bass-baritone
Ensemble: Flute, Clarinet, French Horn, Trumpet, Percussion, Piano, Harp, & String Quintet
Duration: approximately 35 minutes
Completed: 2002

Voice & String Quartet

Oxford Songs, Book XIV: Sonnets

Sonnet III

Voice: Mezzo-soprano
Ensemble: Two Violins, Viola, and Violoncello
Duration: 03:45
Completed: 2010
Catalog: OS14, #1 (prior OS# OS4/10)
Recordings: SHAKESPEARE’S MEMORY, Navona Records (NV5899)

Sonnet CXXXV

Voices: Soprano and Mezzo-soprano
Ensemble: Two violins, viola, and cello
Duration: 01:30
Completed: 1995
Catalog: OS14, #2 (prior OS# OS1/7)
Recordings: SHAKESPEARE’S MEMORY, Navona Records (NV5899)

Sonnets 97 and 98

Voices: Soprano and Tenor
Ensemble: Two Violins, Viola, and Violoncello
Duration: 08:00
Completed: 1998
Catalog: OS14, #3 (prior OS# OS4/2)
Recordings: SHAKESPEARE’S MEMORY, Navona Records (NV5899); MUSIC TO HEAR, Navona Records (NV6283)

Sonnet CXVI

Voices: Soprano and Mezzo-soprano
Ensemble: Two Violins, Viola, and Violoncello
Duration: 03:15
Completed: 2008
Catalog: OS14, #4 (prior OS# OS4/9)
Recordings: SHAKESPEARE’S MEMORY, Navona Records (NV5899)

Sonnet CXLIV

Voices: Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, and Tenor
Ensemble: Two Violins, Viola, and Violoncello
Duration: 02:45
Completed: 2006
Catalog: OS14, #5 (prior OS# OS4/7)
Recordings: MUSIC TO HEAR, Navona Records (NV6283)

Oxford Songs, Book XV: A strange heart beating

Sonnet 4

Text by Robert Kelly

Voice: Mezzo-soprano or Soprano
Ensemble: String quartet
Duration: seven minutes
Completed: 2009
Catalog: OS15, #1 (prior OS# OS3/7a)
Recordings: MUSIC TO HEAR, Navona Records (NV6283)

Spring Sonnet

Text by Robert Kelly

Voice: Soprano
Ensemble: String quartet
Duration: four minutes
Completed: 2009
Catalog: OS15, #2 (prior OS# OS3/7b)
Recordings: MUSIC TO HEAR, Navona Records (NV6283)

On the Death of a Fair Infant Dying of a Cough

Text by John Milton

Voice: Soprano or Mezzo-soprano
Ensemble: String quartet
Duration: 02:40
Completed: 2009
Catalog: OS15, #3 (prior OS# OS3/10)
Recordings: SHAKESPEARE’S MEMORY, Navona Records (NV5899)

Leda and the Swan

Text by William Butler Yeats

Voice: Soprano or Mezzo-soprano
Ensemble: 2 violins, viola, and cello
Duration: 02:40
Completed: 2001
Catalog: OS15, #4 (prior OS# OS3/6a)
Recordings: SHAKESPEARE’S MEMORY, Navona Records (NV5899), SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMER’S DAY, Albany Records (TROY881)

Voice with Accompaniment

Oxford Songs, Book VIII: Sonata for Violin and Soprano

Orpheus with His Lute; Sonnet CIII; Sonnet CXXVIII

Voice: Soprano
Ensemble: Violin
Duration: 11:00
Completed: difficult to define, the final movement was completed in 1970, then slightly revised in 2000; and then the first two movements were created to complement and complete the first more than forty years later.
Catalog: OS8 (prior OS# OS8/1)

Recordings: ORPHEUS WITH HIS LUTE MADE TREES, Navona Records (NV5995); Sonnet CXXVIII -SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMER’S DAY, Albany Records (TROY881)

Oxford Songs, Book IX: The Fair Ophelia

He Took Me by The Wrist

From Hamlet (Act II, Scene 1)

Voice: Soprano, Bass obbligato (ad libitum)
Ensemble: Piano
Duration: 13:00
Completed: 2003
Catalog: OS9, #1 (prior OS# OS1/10)
Recordings: FLEETING REALMS, Navona Records (NV6107), THE FAIR OPHELIA, Navona Records (NV5935)

To My Sick Soul (Saint Valentine’s Day)

From Hamlet (Act IV, Scene 5)

Voices: Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, and Baritone
Ensemble: Piano
Duration: 14:00
Completed: 1995
Catalog: OS9, #2 (prior OS# OS1/2)
Recordings: THE FAIR OPHELIA, Navona Records (NV5935)

They Bore Him Barefaced on the Bier

From Hamlet (Act IV, Scene 6)

Voices: Soprano (or Mezzo-soprano) with optional tenor
Ensemble: Piano
Duration: 05:45
Completed: 1991
Catalog: OS9, #3 (prior OS# OS2/2)
Recordings: FLEETING REALMS, Navona Records (NV6107), THE FAIR OPHELIA, Navona Records (NV5935), WHAT A PIECE OF WORK IS MAN, Albany Records (TROY750)

Oxford Songs, Book X: The Undiscovered Country

O That This Too Too Solid Flesh Would Melt

From Hamlet (Act I, Scene 2)

Voice: Tenor
Ensemble: Piano
Duration: 06:30
Completed: 1991
Catalog: OS10, #1 (prior OS# OS2/3)
Recordings: NO ENEMY BUT WINTER AND ROUGH WEATHER, Navona Records (NV6134); ENTERPRISES OF GREAT PITCH, Centaur Records (CRC3893); WHAT A PIECE OF WORK IS MAN, Albany Records (TROY750)

To Be, Or Not To Be

From Hamlet (Act III, Scene 1) – Text by Edward De Vere (William Shakespeare)

Voice: Tenor
Ensemble: Piano
Duration: 07:30
Completed: 1990
Catalog: OS10, #2 (prior OS# OS3/3)
Recordings: ENTERPRISES OF GREAT PITCH, Centaur Records (CRC3893); WHAT A PIECE OF WORK IS MAN, Albany Records (TROY750)

How All Occasions Do Inform Against Me

From Hamlet (Act IV, Scene 4)

Voice: Tenor
Ensemble: Piano
Completed: 1995
Catalog: OS10, #3 (prior OS# OS1/3)
Recordings: ENTERPRISES OF GREAT PITCH, Centaur Records (CRC3893)

What A Piece Of Work Is Man

From Hamlet (Act II, Scene 2)

Voice: Tenor
Ensemble: Alphorn in F (or French Horn) and Piano
Completed: 2000
Catalog: OS10, #4 (prior OS# OS4/3)
Recordings: ENTERPRISES OF GREAT PITCH, Centaur Records (CRC3893), WHAT A PIECE OF WORK IS MAN, Albany Records (TROY750)

Oxford Songs, Book XI: Goddesses

Sonnet VIII

Voices: Soprano and Mezzo-soprano
Ensemble: Piano
Duration: 07:00
Completed: 1994
Catalog: OS11, #1 (prior OS# OS2/7)
Recordings: SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMER’S DAY, Albany Records (TROY881), WHAT A PIECE OF WORK IS MAN, Albany Records (TROY750)

The Quality of Mercy Is Not Strained

From The Merchant of Venice (Act IV, Scene 1)

Voice: Mezzo-soprano
Ensemble: Piano
Duration: 05:00
Completed: 1994
Catalog: OS11, #2 (prior OS# OS2/4)
Recordings: WHO IS SYLVIA, Navona Records (NV6282); NO ENEMY BUT WINTER AND ROUGH WEATHER, Navona Records (NV6134); WHAT A PIECE OF WORK IS MAN, Albany Records (TROY750)

Sonnet LI (Thus can my love excuse the slow offence)

Text by William Shakespeare

Voice: Mezzo-soprano
Ensemble: Piano
Completed: 2011
Catalog: OS11, #3 (prior OS# OS4/12)
Recordings: MUSIC TO HEAR, Navona Records (NV6283)

There Is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook

From Hamlet (Act IV, Scene 7)

Voice: Mezzo-soprano
Ensemble: Piano (and harp obbligato ad libitum)
Duration: 04:30
Completed: 2003
Catalog: OS11, #4 (prior OS# OS1/11)
Recordings: GODDESSES, Navona Records (NV5973), THE FAIR OPHELIA, Navona Records (NV5935), SO MANY JOURNEYS, Albany Records (TROY1105)

Full Fathom Five

Text by William Shakespeare

Voices: Mezzo-soprano and Tenor
Ensemble: Piano
Duration: 09:00
Completed: 2001
Catalog: OS11, #5 (prior OS# OS3/11)
Recordings: FULL FATHOM FIVE, Navona Records (NV5996), SHAKESPEARE’S MEMORY, Navona Records (NV5899), WHAT A PIECE OF WORK IS MAN, Albany Records (TROY750)

Leda and the Swan

Text by William Butler Yeats

Voices: Soprano or Mezzo-soprano
Ensemble: Piano
Duration: 04:20
Completed: 1976
Catalog: OS11, #6 (prior OS# OS3/6b)
Recordings: ORPHEUS WITH HIS LUTE MADE TREES, Navona Records (NV5995); WHAT A PIECE OF WORK IS MAN, Albany Records (TROY750)

Honour, Riches, Marriage-blessing

From The Tempest (Act IV, scene 1)

Voices: coloratura soprano, soprano, mezzo-soprano
Ensemble: Piano
Duration: 22:15
Completed: 2011
Catalog: OS11, #7 (prior OS# OS4/11)
Recordings: GODDESSES, Navona Records (NV5973)

Oxford Songs, Book XII: Crooked Eclipses

Sonnet CXXXII

Voice: Baritone
Ensemble: Piano
Duration: 02:30
Completed: 1995
Catalog: OS12, #1 (prior OS# OS1/5)
Recordings: SO MANY JOURNEYS, Albany Records (TROY1105), WHAT A PIECE OF WORK IS MAN, Albany Records (TROY750)

With Mirth in Funeral and With Dirge in Marriage

From Hamlet (Act I, Scene 2)

Voice: Baritone
Ensemble: Piano
Duration: 07:40
Completed: 2002
Catalog: OS12, #2 (prior OS# OS4/6)
Recordings: SHAKESPEARE’S MEMORY, Navona Records (NV5899); WHAT A PIECE OF WORK IS MAN, Albany Records (TROY750)

He Shall With Speed to England

From Hamlet (Act III, Scene 1)

Voice: Baritone
Ensemble: Piano
Duration: 03:00
Completed: 2003
Catalog: OS12, #3 (prior OS# OS1/12)
Recordings: SHAKESPEARE’S MEMORY, Navona Records (NV5899)

Sonnet LX

From Hamlet (Act III, Scene 1)

Voice: Bass-Baritone
Ensemble: Piano
Duration: 05:20
Completed: 2003
Catalog: OS12, #4 (prior OS# OSS1/2)
Recordings: NO ENEMY BUT WINTER AND ROUGH WEATHER, Navona Records (NV6134), SO MANY JOURNEYS, Albany Records (TROY1105), WHAT A PIECE OF WORK IS MAN, Albany Records (TROY750)

Oxford Songs, Book XVI: The People Are The City

“Behold! These Are the Tribunes of The People.”

Text by William Shakespeare from his play: Coriolanus

Voice: soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone
Ensemble: Piano trio
Catalog: OS16, #1

“My Nobler Friends”

Text by William Shakespeare from his play: Coriolanus

Voice: soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone
Ensemble: Piano trio
Catalog: OS16, #2

“Here Come Moe Voices”

Text by William Shakespeare from his play: Coriolanus

Voice: soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone
Ensemble: Piano trio
Catalog: OS16, #3

“Go, Call The People”

Text by William Shakespeare from his play: Coriolanus

Voice: soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone
Ensemble: Piano trio
Catalog: OS16, #4

“What Is the City but The People”

Text by William Shakespeare from his play: Coriolanus

Voice: soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone
Ensemble: Piano trio
Catalog: OS16, #5

Oxford Songs, Book XVII: My Love Well Knows Her Pretty Looks

Sonnet CXXXIX (O Call me not to justify the wrong)

Instrumentation: voice and french horn
Catalog: OS17, #1

Sonnet CXL (Be wise as thou art cruel)

Instrumentation: voice and french horn
Catalog: OS17, #2

Sonnet CXLI (In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes)

Instrumentation: voice and french horn
Catalog: OS17, #3

Large Ensemble

The Silver Swan

Fantasy for Solo Horn, Harps, and Orchestra

Duration: 12 minutes

The Eleatic Paradoxes

Ensemble: Pic, 2 Fl, 3 Ob, 4 Cl (4th alternating to BCl), 3 Bsn, CBsn,
4 FH, Pic Tr, 3 Tr, 2 Trb (2nd Trb alternating to Baritone Horn), 2 BTrb, Tuba, and 3 Perc
Duration: approximately 20 minutes

Three Scenes for Brass and Percussion

Ensemble: 5 FH, 7 Tr, 3 Trb, BTrb, Tuba, Timp, Piano
The ensemble is spatially divided into 5 choirs
Duration: approximately 15 minutes