Vocal Works

Lincoln Highway Songs voice and piano. (2013)
Written for Cece Otto and her American Songline project.
Performed at 20+ venues along the Lincoln Highway in Summer 2013, in commemoration of the highway's centennial
Click here for more info and performance dates

Free Me SATB and piano. (2011)

Murdered By The Sky for lyric coloratura soprano and fixed electronic media. (2011)
Written for Dr. Michelle Latour Rehearsal MP3 (not for performance)

Waka for Steve and Waka for voice and piano (2009)
Sydney Anderson, mezzo-soprano and Patricia Domingos, piano: Hartford, CT (April 23, 2010) VIDEO
Wen Zhang, mezzo-soprano and Karen McCann, piano: Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (Nov 1, 2010)

"Boom"(2008) for soprano (or solo instrument) and chamber ensemble MP3 Video
Liz Miller and the Hartt Composers Ensemble. Three Rivers Community College Auditorium. Norwich, CT (April 9, 2008)
The Hartt School. West Hartford, CT (April 18, 2008)
Composed in Hartford, CT

"Fog" (Text by Nadja Küchenmeister, translation by Andrew Shields) (2007) for Voice (Soprano/Tenor/Bass-Baritone versions) and Piano
Emily Sternfield-Dunn, soprano. The Hartt School. West Hartford, CT (April 16, 2008) VIDEO

"Fear and Loathing" (Text by Hunter S. Thompson) (2007) for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano
Commissioned by Leslie Ann Leytham

"The Touch: A Black Box Opera" (2006-07) (Libretto by Nolan Stolz)
Eric, Young Eric and Eric in Afterlife: Tenor; Allison and Evelyn: Mezzo-Soprano
Chamber Ensemble: Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Horn, Piano, Percussion, 'Cello, Bass
Webpage for The Touch: A Black Box Opera complete with synopsis and demo MP3
MP3 Excerpts from the Demo
San Francisco Cabaret Opera (three scenes) (May 22-23, 2009)

"Two Stars" (Text by Nolan R. Stolz) (2006) for alto, tenor, baritone, bass voices with electric guitar and bass guitar
March 11, 2007 --- Beall Concert Hall, Eugene, OR

"Lenny" (Settings of the comedy of Lenny Bruce) (2004, not completed) Song Cycle for Baritone and Piano
John Tedeschi (selections): The Hartt School. West Hartford, CT (April 16, 2008)

"Ode To Jackson Pollock" (2004) for reciter and piano
Nolan Stolz, reciter; Mei-ling Lee, piano
November 13, 2004 --- Eugene Composers Collective, D.I.V.A. (Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts) Eugene, OR
November 17, 2004 --- Oregon Composers Forum, Beall Concert Hall Eugene, OR

"Last Sonnet" (Text of John Keats) (2001)
for tenor (or soprano) voice, flute, clarinet, bassoon (or bass clarinet)
Jennifer Barton, Soprano; Paula Clary, Flute; Timothy Bonenfant, Clarinet; Jodi Burwell, Bassoon
April 15, 2002: University of Nevada, Las Vegas Doc Rando Recital Hall 7:30PM
Jon Lee Keenan, tenor; Paula Clary, Flute; Chris Davis, clarinet; Jodi Burwell, Bassoon
November 21, 2002: Nolan Stolz Composition Recital @ University of Nevada, Las Vegas Doc Rando Recital Hall 5:30PM
April 15, 2003: Jon Lee Keenan Voice Recital @ University of Nevada, Las Vegas Doc Rando Recital Hall 4PM
MP3 of tenor version

"H2Eau" (text of Nicole Laundrie) (2000)
1. Bain Des Larmes 2. Eau Puissante 3. Maree Basse 4. Puget Sound
song cycle for voice and piano
*note* there is a version of "Puget Sound" also orchestrated for wind orchestra

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