Complete Works

Works have been performed in 27 states and seven countries.
Audio samples, program notes, texts, scores, and parts upon request.

• Orchestra

Symphony No. 1—Paths of Peace

      (1999-2000), large orchestra, mezzo-soprano and baritone soloists, Suzuki string ensemble, 35 minutes.

All Hallows

      (1997), large orchestra, 10 minutes.

A Glimpse of River

      (1996), string orchestra, 4 minutes.

Overture of the Open Road

    (1988), large orchestra, 9 minutes.

• Soloist(s) and Orchestra

The Periodic Table—Piano Concerto No. 2

      (2007), piano solo and eight players (2009).

Pastoral Concerto

      (2008), violin solo and chamber orchestra, 24 minutes.

Arguing with God

      (2006), concerto for klezmer musicians (4) and chamber orchestra, 34 minutes.

Interferon, or Piano Concerto

      (2000-01), piano solo and large orchestra, 19 minutes.

Viola Concerto

    (1984), viola solo and chamber orchestra, 22 minutes.

• Works for 2-5 players

An arch never sleeps, for violin and double bass


Everything Under the Sun: Four Seasons for Two Violins


Hubbert Peak: Three Gas Stations for String Quartet

      (2008), 10 minutes.

Dr. Johnson and Mr. Savage: Pantomine for Violinist and Cellist



      for violin and piano (2007).

Graces, Furies

      for piano trio (2006), 10 minutes.

The Doorway

      for english horn and piano (2006), 4 minutes.

The Pedagogy of Grief

Third Viola Sonata

      (2004), viola and piano, 18 minutes.

A Chance for the Soul

      for trombone and piano (2003).

A Grammar of Hope: Quintet for Piano and Strings

      (2002-2003), 35 minutes.

Eleusis: 15 Aspects of a Mystery

      for violin and piano (2000), 12 minutes.

The Entire World: Three Jewish Songs from Eastern Europe

      , for flute, violin, and cello (1997), 7 minutes.

String Quartet No. 4

      (1996), 11 minutes.

Farther Afield

      , fanfare for two horns and two trumpets (1994), 3 minutes.

Songs of Rest and Unrest—Second Viola Sonata

      (1993-94), viola and piano, 13 minutes.

Inveniendo Quaeretis

      for two violas (1994), 2 minutes.

Children’s Corner

      for string quartet (1992), 5 minutes.

A Tree of Life

      : fantasy for clarinet, cello, and piano (1992), 9 minutes.

Seven for Three

      for oboe, horn, and piano (1991-92), 11 minutes.

A View of Jerusalem

      , fanfare for brass, percussion, and organ (1990), 4 minutes.

Quintet for Winds

      (1990), 12 minutes.


      for string trio (1989), 5 minutes.

Duo (In Which Pooh Dances a Hoop in the Sand)

      , for violin and cello (1988), 6 minutes.

String Quartet No. 3

      (1986-87), 16 minutes.

First Viola Sonata

      (1986), viola and piano, 14 minutes.

String Quartet No. 2

      (1985), 17 minutes.

Five Pieces

      for Violin and Viola (1983), 7 minutes.


      for Cello and Piano (1982-83), 13 minutes.

String Quartet No. 1

      (1982), 12 minutes.


      for Piano Trio (1981), 7 minutes.


• Solo voice(s) and up to 5 players   (Permission for the use of all copyrighted texts has been secured)

Five Bucolics: A Cycle of Songs on Poems by Maurice Manning

    for tenor and piano (2010), 14 minutes.

Prayer for Our Daughters

      for soprano and piano (2001), text by Mark Jarman, 4 minutes.


      , madrigal for vocal quintet (1995), text by Donald Davie, 4 minutes.Scenes from “The Mayor of Casterbridge” for soprano and piano, text by Mark Jarman.

The Way In: Four Songs for Baritone and Piano

      texts by Rilke (translated by Robert Bly) and Mary Oliver, 12 minutes.

Five Songs for High Voice and Piano

      (1985), texts by Novalis, Lorca, Mary Oliver,
      Robert Francis, and Rilke (translations by Robert Bly), 14 minutes.

Wedding Song

      for baritone, violin, and viola (1985), text from the Song of Songs, 3 minutes.

Black Branches

      (1982), a setting of four poems of William Carlos Williams
    for soprano and woodwind quintet, 11 minutes.

• Chorus
(Permission for the use of all copyrighted texts has been secured)

Wild Peace

      for mixed chorus (1996), text by Yehuda Amichai, 2 minutes.

A Cypress Shall Rise

      for baritone soloist, chorus, and organ (1995),


      text from Isaiah (both original Hebrew and JPS translation), 6 minutes.

Morning Poem

      for mixed chorus (1987), text by Mary Oliver, 4 minutes.

A Valediction

      for mixed chorus (1986), text by Ernest Dowson, 2 minutes.

God Speaks to Man But Once

      (1983)A part-song for mixed chorus and violin on a
    text by Rainer Maria Rilke (translated by Robert Bly), 3 minutes.

• Solo keyboard

Thoroughfare of Light

      for piano (2002-03), 9 minutes.

Spinoza’s Rainbow

      for piano (1999), 13 minutes.

Dream Work

      for piano (1995), 8 minutes.

B’rachah (Benediction)

      for small harpsichord (1990), 5 minutes.

Four Poetic Images

      for piano (1988), 10 minutes.


      for piano, after George Rochberg (1987), 3 minutes.

Piano Fantasy

      (1987), 8 minutes.

Piano Sonata in One Movement

    (1983), 7 minutes.

• Solo instrumental


      for solo violin (2006), 3 minutes.

Three Short Obsessions

      for solo violin (2004), 5 minutes.

The Search for Delicious

      for solo flute (2003), 4 minutes.

Wine-Dark Sea

      for solo viola (1988), 3 minutes.

Sonata for Unaccompanied Violin

    (1985-86), 15 minutes.

• Dance

The Apparition

      : ballet in one act (2004), violin and piano, 9 minutes.

The Night of the Iguana

      : ballet in one act (2003), medium orchestra (single winds and brass, percussion, solo piano, large complement of strings), 18 minutes.

Yussel’s Prayer

    : ballet in one act (1990), solo dancer, flute, and cello, 9 minutes.

• Opera

The Mayor of Casterbridge

    : opera in four acts (1992), based on the Thomas Hardy novel, libretto by Mark Jarman (commissioned by Nashville Opera, unproduced to this date), 1 hour and 40 minutes.

• Music for young performers

Wildflower Hill

    for Suzuki violinists and cellists (1996), 3 minutes.