Compositions (selected)

Planh (Song of Mourning) for six solo voices and five instruments (1960), BMI Student Composers Award, 1961

Four American Songs for soprano, flute, viola, trombone, and harp (1961)

Night Songs and Distant Dances, two movements for large orchestra (1962)

Three Little Pieces for orchestra (1964)

Piano Concerto No. 2 (1965-66, doctoral composition)

Three Edgar Allan Poe Songs for soprano, concertina, guitar, harpsichord, and eight flutes (1967, revised 1970)

Fever-Dream Vocalise for soprano, flute, cello, piano, and percussion (1968)

The Distinguished Thing, Piano Concerto No. 3 (Fromm Foundation Commission, 1968)

Two Etudes for piano, left hand alone (1970)

Ornières, Triple Concertante for soprano, piano, organ, and percussion ensemble, text from Rimbaud’s Illuminations (1974)

The Caucasian Chalk Circle, 48 songs, choruses, recitatives, and dances for Brecht’s play, for voices and nine instruments (1979-80)

H for recitation and flute choir, text from Rimbaud’s Illuminations (1981)

Piano Concerto No. 4, with symphonic wind ensemble, women’s voices, and viola obbligato, text from Rimbaud’s Illuminations (1983)

Psalm 98, for chorus, two trumpets, and two trombones (1983)

Herbstlieder, six songs on poems by Georg Trakl for mezzo-soprano and piano (1986)

Quartet for flute, clarinet, guitar, and harp (1987)

Lux benigna for euphonium, violin, organ, and piano (1988)

Intrada for trumpet, violin, jazz drum set, and piano (1989), for T. J. Anderson on his 60th birthday

Hodayot, for chorus and orchestra, Hebrew text from the Thanksgiving Psalms of the Dead Sea Scrolls (1989-90, revised and orchestrated, 1998)

Zvon for flute, violin, and piano (1992)

Auburn St. for piano, in memory of Philip Batstone (1992)

String Quartet No. 2 (1993)

Leaves for flute and clarinet, in memory of Louise Harwell Rogers (1993)

Interior Dialogue for orchestra (1991, orchestrated 1994)

Pavane and Zortzico for piano (1996-97)

Cloud Piece for two pianos, eight hands (1999)

Barcarolle macabre for cello, contrabass, and piano (2000)

Symphony with Trio for orchestra with solo violin, solo cello, and solo piano (1992-2004)

Alleluia variata after Randall Thompson, for SATB chorus (2011)

Three Inventions on Chopin:

  1. Gschoppin: an oneiric rag fantasy (2002)
  2. Eheu fugaces: in A minor (2006)
  3. Desintegration: an absolute-pitch waltz quodlibet (2012)

Eight Songs on Poems of Emily Dickinson (2012)

  1.  I many times thought peace had come
  2.  A thought went up my mind to-day
  3.  Tie the strings to my life
  4.  Today, or this noon
  5.  Low at my problem bending
  6.  My life closed twice before its close
  7.  I know some lonely houses off the road
  8.  The cricket sang, and set the sun

Two Yiddish Songs (texts by Abraham Reisen) (2012)

  1. Gebet
  2. Tsu a sotsiolistin

Trio for  clarinet, cello, and piano (2014)

Three Pieces for two violas (2014)

Arrangements (selected)

Chabrier, Souvenirs de Munich: Quadrilles pour piano à quatre mains sur les thèmes favoris de Tristan et Iseult, for orchestra (1965)

Debussy, Symphony in B minor, for orchestra (1968); available on rental from Theodore Presser

Schubert, Variations on a Theme of Hérold, D. 908, for concert band (1970)

Mozart: Piano Quartet in E flat major, K. 493, for piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon (1976)

Debussy, Des pas sur la neige, for 8-part a capella chorus (1977)

Schoenberg, Five Orchestral Pieces, Op. 16, for large symphonic wind ensemble (1979)

Mahler, Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft, for voice and small wind ensemble (1979)

Chabrier, Idylle, for flute and harp (1984)

Debussy, Fêtes (from Nocturnes), for violin and piano (1999)

Franck, Organ Fantasy in C, for string orchestra (1999)

Ravel, Chanson à boire (from Don Quichotte à Dulcinée), for violin and piano (2000)

Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 4, Scherzo: Pizzicato ostinato, for violin and piano (2001)

Ravel, Toccata (from Le Tombeau de Couperin), for violin and piano (2003)

Debussy, “Villain Winter” (En blanc et noir, no. 3), for mallet percussion (2004)

Debussy, Andante cantabile, for orchestra (2006)

Debussy, Diane Ouverture, for orchestra (2006)

Debussy, Diane au bois, for soprano, tenor, and orchestra (2006)

Jehan Alain, Litanies, for orchestra (2014)

Chopin, Sonata no. 3 in B minor, first movement, for solo violin (2015)