Compositions

OPERA

Elegy For A Prince, Opera in Two Acts. (2005). Libretto by Elizabeth Esris.
Premiere of three excerpts, New York City Opera's VOX 2007 Showcase, Skirball Center, NYC.

The Prince learns the value of life too late and a young vagabond, Swallow, dreams of returning home. Their lives intersect in this opera rooted in a story by Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince. Premiered by New York City Opera/VOX 2007 in a concert performance of three scenes performed on May 12, 2007 at New York University's Skirball Center, New York City.

CHAMBER OPERA

YUM!, Opera in One Act, for three voices and chamber ensemble, (2008). Libretto by Elizabeth Esris.

A culinary comedy. Sam and Isabelle are old friends and competitive cooks. Egos are tested when both plan to bake a birthday cake for their "oldest, dearest friend." As they verbally spar and reminisce, secrets are revealed that lead to a celebration of forgiveness.

ORCHESTRA

Candombe (1996) premiere Moravian Philharmonic, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Graffiti (1969/71) graphic notation, speaking chorus, electronic sounds and extensions
Orbitas (1967) graphic notation
Plexus (1970) premiere National Symphony Orchestra, Washington, DC
Symphonic Suite from Elegy For A Prince (2011)
Prelude, Tempo di legenda, Just a memory
Allegre, Gold is falling from the sky
Dolce e un poco dolente, Your desert sands
Moderato, Fire will not melt this heart of lead
Adagio luminoso, If the world is built of sorrow

ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS

Dies Tenebraum (1968) Offering to Victims of Vietnam War
Peripetia (1970) graphic notation
The Hay Wain (1968) orchestra and speaking chorus

ORCHESTRA AND VOICE

Leyenda (1991) soprano and orchestra, text Tabaré by Juan Zorilla de San Martín, premiere Orquesta Filarmónica, Montevideo, Uruguay
Madrigales de Amor y Muerte (1995) baritone and string orchestra, text Julio Novoa poems, premiere SODRE, Montevideo, Uruguay
The Hay Wain (1968) orchestra and speaking chorus
Symphonic Suite from Elegy For A Prince (2011)
Prelude, Tempo di legenda, Just a memory
Allegre, Gold is falling from the sky
Dolce e un poco dolente, Your desert sands
Moderato, Fire will not melt this heart of lead
Adagio luminoso, If the world is built of sorrow

ORCHESTRA SOLO INSTRUMENT

Descent (2001) piano and orchestra

STRING ORCHESTRA

Nazca, 2010
La Planicie del Mono (The Monkey's Plain)
La Araña (The Spider)
El Colibrí (The Hummingbird)
Sueños del Extraterrestre (Dreams of the Extraterrestrial)
Las Manos, Himno (The Hands, Hymn)

CHAMBER MUSIC

And The Huddled Masses (2015) clarinet and string quartet
The Tired, the Poor, and the Huddled Masses
Haves, deguenilles
Noemi Alvarez Quillay
Breath (1972) brass quintet
Cocktail Party (1970) graphic notation, musical-theater, premiere Donnell Library, NYC
Concertino (2013) piano, woodwinds, timpani. (piano, 1 flute & piccolo, 2 flutes, oboe, bassoon, 1 Bb clarinet, 2 Bb clarinets, bass Bb clarinet, soprano Bb saxophone, alto Eb saxophone, tenor Bb saxophone, baritone Eb Saxophone, 4 timpani).
Echa p'alante
Nana
Chorinho
Dance, Flight and Chorale/Hymn for Dinkey Bird (1999/2000) (2009) piano, flute, Bb clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, inspired by Maxfield Parrish.
Divertimento, Woodwind Quartet (1967) (4 movements) oboe, clarinet in A, bass clarinet in B-flat, bassoon
Doing the Dance (1977) (dance work) piano, flute, Bb clarinet, bassoon, marimba, premiere Dance Umbrella, Entermedia Theater, NYC
Duelle (1974) (dance work) contrabass, English horn, premiere Washington Square Methodist Church, NYC
English Horn Quintet (1974)
Five Episodes (1965) piano, cello and violin, premiere III Caracas Music Festival, Venezuela
…from the earth…(…de la tierra…) (1972) improvisational score for any number of sustaining instruments, premiere The Kitchen, NYC
House of Blues (1995) wind ensemble
Las Puertas (2015) piano and viola
Mémoires du Paradis, Cinq Morceaux d'après Dali (2012) piano trio
La Tentation (The Temptation)
Le Sommeil Innocent (Innocent Sleep)
L'Arbre de Vie (The Tree of Life)
La Fuite de Satan (The Flight of Satan)
Le Baiser (The Kiss)
Music for Rachel (1977) (dance work), piano, flute, clarinet, bassoon, marimba, harp, premiere Dance Theater Workshop, NYC
Piano Quintet (2015) piano and string quartet
Au fond du gouffre
Enfer ou Ciel, qu'importe!
Au fond de l'inconnu pour trouver du noveau!
Prisons (1969) (dance work) part graphic notation, electric guitar, 2 trombones, electric organ, contrabass, percussion, kazoos, small chorus, premiere Akademie der Künste, West Berlin, Germany
Pulsar (1969) brass sextet, premiere Amerikahaus, West Berlin, Germany
Six Sequences for Dance (1966) (dance work) flute, French horn, cello, electric guitar, celesta, piano, tambourine, drum, 5 temple blocks, 2 suspended cymbals, Javanese gong, 4 timpani, premiere University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Buongiorno
Morning is the spring
If you were a bird
From Degas' blue spike
To live within a world
Epilogue
The Product of the Sides (1975) (dance work) piano, clarinet, bassoon, premiere Dance Theater Workshop, NYC
The Remarquable Rocket (2013) for B-flat clarinet and piano, premiere Sarre-Union, France.
The Birthday of the Infanta
The Selfish Giant
The Remarquable Rocket
Trio for Strings (1963)
Woman's Enigmatic Patterns (1968) (dance work) piano, flute, Bb clarinet, trumpet, cello, alto saxophone, percussion, celesta, 4 timpani, accordion, premiere University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus

CHAMBER ENSEMBLE AND SOLOIST

Concerto for Harpsichord and 11 Instruments, Las Indias Olvidadas (1992) (harpsichord amplified, flute [also alto flute & Piccolo], Bb clarinet, bassoon, Bb trumpet, marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, celesta, violin, viola, violoncello), premiere VIII Alicante International Contemporary Music Festival, Spain
Los Guerreros del Amazonas (The Warriors of the Amazon)
Chacona para el Martirio de Atahualpa (Chaconne for the Martyrdom of Atahualpa)
Las Flechas Afiladas de los Charrúas (The Sharp Arrows of the Charrúas)
Las Indias Galantes (Les Indes Galantes)
Concerto for Trumpet and Strings (1974), reorchestrated and transcribed to FINALE 2015.

STRING QUARTET

Adagio (1982) from Cantata #84, premiere Dance Theater Workshop, NYC
Cuarteto de Cuerdas III (1990) premiere Sala Vaz Ferreira, Montevideo, Uruguay
Unbridled (2013) premiere XVIII Caracas Music Festival, Venezuela
Unbridled Capitalism
Greed Unchecked
Derivatives
Zinctum (1967) premiere Beaux Arts String Quartet, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

PIANO

Adiós Mingo (1960) tango revised 2003
Chimère (2014)
42nd Song (1979) from 40 Second/42nd Variations (dance score), premiere Dance Theater Workshop, NYC
Perpetuum Mobile (2007) two pianos
Seven Farewells to Paradise (2012)
O Adam, (O Allen) one Almighty is, from whom all things proceed
A happy rural seat of various view
Under a tuft of shade that on a green stood whispering soft
Him the Almighty Power hurled headlong flaming from the ethereal sky
Wave rolling after wave
Then wilt thou not be loath to leave this Paradise
Passacaglia: They hand in hand
Some Realms I Owned (2010) premiere II PARMA Music Festival, Portsmouth, NH
The art of losing isn't hard to master
…À ceux qui ont perdu ce qui ne se retrouve jamais…
Even losing you
Sonata No. 1 (1964) premiere Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD
Tema y Variaciones (1963)
Tres Estudios Australes (1989) premiere Donnell Library, NYC.
Sangre en Flor en Las Malvinas (Young Blood in the Falklands)
El Agujero en el Cielo de la Ant´rtida (The Hole in the Sky of the Antarctic)
Las Nubes de Magallanes (The Magellan Clouds)
Twinkle Winkle (2009) 4-hands
Trilogy: Scylla, Charibdis, Chimere (2014)
Wilde's Fairy Tales for Toy Piano(1998)
Dialogues of the Happy Prince and the Swallow
Song of the Nightingale and the Rose
The Birthday of the Infanta

HARPSICHORD

Alberada (1993) premiere Palacio de Linares, Casa de America, Madrid, Spain
Candombe (1984) premiere The Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain
Frenzy Pink (1999) with marimba
Hard Rock (1993) premiere Palacio de Linares, Casa de America, Madrid, Spain
Llanto y Muerte (1988) premiere Sala Vaz Ferreira, Montevideo, Uruguay
Ofrenda para Guyunuza (2012) premiere Sala Vaz Ferreira, Montevideo, Uruguay
Sunday Boogie (2012) solo and 4-hands
What's in a Name? (2012) premiere Madrid, Spain

ORGAN

In Principio Erat Verbum (2005) (prelude)

CHORUS A CAPPELLA

I Will Say Unto God My Rock (1999)
Lest You Forget (1998) premiere National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.
Lux Lucet in Tenebris (2001) premiere Waldensian 100 Years in America, Rutgers Church, NYC
Nuestras Vidas Son los Ríos (2000)
Para los Tiempos del Fin (1970) 3 chorus a cappella, 2 sopranos, alto, tenor, bass

VOICE AND STRING QUARTET/CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Cuarteto #4 (1995) baritone and string quartet, Julio Novoa poems
Cuatro Fragmentos de Pablo Neruda (1970) soprano, premiere Donnell Library, NYC.
Madrigal (1975) soprano, 2 clarinets, trombone, text Sappho, premiere The Kitchen NYC
Madrigal II (1973) soprano, clarinet, bassoon, text Lorenzo de Medici, premiere Riverside Church, NYC
Madrigal III (1975) two sopranos and chamber ensemble, text Nezahualcoyltl, premiere San Francisco Contemporary Players, San Mateo, CA
Madrigal IV (1984) soprano, flute, C trumpet, tenor trombone, violoncello, double bass; text Nezahualcoyltl, Ernst Krenek Jubilee, premiere University of California, La Jolla
No Longer Very Clear (1994) soprano, harpsichord and string quartet, John Ashbery poem, premiere WYNC 50th Anniversary, Alice Tully Hall, NYC
Recitative and Aria, Nuestras Vidas Son Los Ríos (2002) soprano, harpsichord, string quartet, text Jorge Manrique, premiere Casa de America, Madrid, Spain

VOICE AND PIANO

Four Fragments of Isadora (1979) soprano, text Duncan and Craig letters, premiere University Theater, New York University, NYC
Desire
Illness
Death of the Children
Farewell
Siete Canciones de Orfila Bardesio (1989) soprano, premiere Sala Vaz Ferreira, Montevideo, Uruguay
The Triumph of Death (1993) mezzo-soprano, text Circe Maia, premiere Artigas-Washington Library, Montevideo, Uruguay
Pronto se ir´ el invierno
Soñé que eras joven
Hoy me puse a cantar
Recordarte
A las tres de la tarde

VOICE AND ELECTRONIC TAPE

Childhoood (2007) soprano, text Elizabeth Esris.

VIOLIN

Plegaria y Danza (Prayer and Dance) (1994) premiere St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, NYC

VIOLIN AND VIOLA

Sunset at Noon, Four Epitaphs in Times of AIDS (1996) premiere Landon Gallery, NYC

CONTRABASS

Alberti Bass/Alberti Bounce (1975) (dance work) premiere The Kitchen, NYC

GUITAR

Guitar Music (the bottom of the iceberg) (1975) premiere The Kitchen, NYC

MARIMBA

Three Pieces for Marimba (2014)
Marimbadrone
Marimbamor
Marimbamía
Tres Tristes Tigres (Three Sad Tigers) for marimba, piano and cajon (2014)

INSTRUMENTAL AND ELECTRONIC

Aghori Mantra (2017) clarinet and electronic track
Aria Suspendida (1974) clarinet, premiere The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C
Bits and Pieces (and moving parts) (1977) contrabass and dancer, premiere Miller Theater, Houston, TX
Cui Bono (1981) dance/theater work, piano, premiere Dance Theater Workshop, NYC
Cantata 84 - behind the moon beyond the rain (1980) (dance work) piano, percussion, premiere Dance Theater Workshop, NYC
Prelude/Lost Song
Afterwards & After Dark/Intergalactic Tango
Celebration Journey/Oranges & Lemons
Four/Return
Credo/Twilight's March
Backstage & Back Home
Adagio for String Quartet/Postlude
El Río de los Pájaros Pintados (1979) bandoneón and tape, premiere Teatro del Centro, Montevideo, Uruguay
Exiles (1980) piano and electronics, premiere Dance Theater Workshop, NYC
40 Second/42nd Variations (1979) (dance work) piano, premiere Dance Theater Workshop, NYC
Theme
Nine Harpsichord Variations
Piano Rag
Piano Blues
Guitar
Disco
Arp March
Organ
Computer Cavaletta
Tango
Quod Libet/42nd Song
Generations Pieces 168 (1981) (dance work) premiere Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Beckett, MA
Toy Piano/Rock Around the Clock
Waves & Ode to Pillow's Ghosts
Hymn to Pillow's Ghosts/piano
I Can't Breathe (2014) piano and electronics
Melodies (1972) trombone and tape delay, premiere The Kitchen, NYC
Mirage (1972) trumpet and electronic sound, premiere OK Harris Gallery, NYC
Raga I (1971) trombone, graphic notation, premiere The Kitchen, NYC
Raga II (1971) trombone, graphic notation, premiere The Kitchen, NYC
Raga III (1972) trombone, graphic notation, premiere The Kitchen, NYC
Stella Vindemiatrix (1975) oboe, pre-recorded oboe, premiere Santiago, Chile

ELECTRONIC/DIGITAL

Assembly of Movement, Dancers & Music (1979) (dance work collage) premiere U.S. Customs House, NYC
Johann Strauss, Monteverdi, Mozart
Nuestras Vidas Son Los Ríos
The Threes
Audacity of Hope(2005) (dance work) premiere Miles Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA
Clearlight (1983) (dance work) premiere University of Virginia, Richmond
Dead Heat (1996) (dance work) premiere New York University, NYC
Diminished Landscape (1994) (dance work) premiere New York University, NYC
Eight Phrase Shuffle (1994) (dance work) premiere American University, Washington, D.C.
El Devorador de Hombres (1985) premiere Montevideo, Uruguay
Fable in Four Fugues (1983) (dance work) premiere The Dalton School, NYC
Falling In (1977) (dance work) premiere Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Feinting (1971) (dance work) premiere The Cubiculo, NYC
Fields of Grace (1991) (dance work) premiere NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, NYC
In Your Winter Garden (2005) (poem/spoken text)
In Closed Time (1985) (dance work) premiere Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYC
Inventory 1990 (1990) (theater-dance work) premiere Dance Theater Workshop, NYC
Inez de Castro (1988) (dance work) premiere Ballet Hispanico, Joyce Theater, NYC
Meetings
Love Duet
Assassin's Dance
Inez's murder and final love duet
Mourning and coronation scene
Keep it to Yourself (1972) (dance work) premiere The Cubiculo, NYC
Lullabyes for Elizabeth (1981) (dance work) premiere Dance Theater Workshop, NYC
Manhattan (1984) (dance work) premiere La Mama, NYC
Migrations 1,2,3 (2005) (dance work) premiere NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, NYC
Night Trippers (1985) (dance work), premiere PEPSICO Summerfare, Purchase, NY
Mendelssohn/Follow darkness like a dream
Sleeper & Fairies steal me away
Oberon
Fairies in America
Oberon's Puck
Awake Titania
Mendelssohn/Cervetti
On Guard (2006) (dance work) premiere NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, NYC
Oulom (1971) (dance work) premiere Donnell Library, NYC
Out of the Rolling Ocean (1987) (dance work) premiere Boston Dance Umbrella, Shubert Theater, Boston, MA
Quest (1993) (dance work) premiere NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, NYC
Recycle (1972) (dance work) premiere The Cubiculo, NYC
Requiem 1990 (1990) (theater-dance work) premiere Dance Theater Workshop, NYC
Rift (1992) (dance work) premiere NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, NYC
Setting Up (1977) (dance work) premiere NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, NYC
Something Borrowed, Something Blue (1979) (dance work) premiere Dance Central, Columbus, Ohio
Stella Dominatrix (1980) premiere University of Victoria, B.C., Canada
Studies in Silence (1968) (dance work) premiere Georgetown Dance Workshop, Washington, D.C.
The Ghosts of Bernabé (2001)
The Guardians (2001) (dance work) premiere NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, NYC
The Hay Wain (1987)
Fall of the Rebel Angels
The Lovers
Demons Construct the Tower
The Procession
The Mouth of Boredom (1988)
The Passing of the Ice Age (2004) (dance work) premiere NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, NYC
The Seventh Horseman (2012)
Tides (2009) (dance work) premiere NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, NYC
Transatlantic Light (1987) (dance work), premiere Holland Festival, Amsterdam
Overture
Section I
Tango
Finale
Triple Play (2001) (dance work) premiere NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, NYC
Unspeakable Piano (2008).
Visual Diary (2009) premiere Martha's Vineyard, MA
Desert Drive
And the Sphinx
Early Dawn
Flying Skeletons
Doombubbles
Perpetuum Mobile
Glasstrombones
Airlifting
Cousin Bertha
Sands from the East
Lost in Trees
Sirens
Twinkle Winkle
Unstops Non-Stop (1976) (dance work) premiere NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, NYC
Wind Devil (1983) (dance work) premiere Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYC

FILM/VIDEO

A Shade of Gray (1987/88) Cinepez Productions
Natural Born Killers (1984) directed by Oliver Stone (Fall of the Rebel Angels from The Hay Wain)
The Sadness of Sex (1995) directed by David Wainwright
Pornography(1987) directed by Tom D'lesso
Visual Diary Project (2009) electronic soundtrack (Visual Diary) to film by Valerie Sonnenthal of 27,000 still photographs, premiere Martha's Vineyard, MA

THEATER

The Harlot's Curse (1990) directed by James Cunningham, choreography by Linda Tarnay, premiere Dance Theater Workshop, NYC