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Solo Piano Works

Large Concert Piano Works (10 minutes or longer)

Cantus III (Op. 1034) (2013) (12 min)
for R. Andrew Lee
Piano
Published by Musik Fabrik

Dream Etudes, Book II (Op. 253) (2001) (10 min)
for Anthony
Piano
  I. Reflecting
  II. Singing
  III. Ringing
Published by Lauren Keiser Music Publishing (Catalogue #X410074)
Recorded on Members' Works in Live Performance (CD Recording; Tampa Bay Composers' Forum Catalogue; #TBCF1)
Recorded on Cooman: Piano Music (CD Recording; Naxos Records; Catalogue #8.559350)

Dream-Tombeau: Crucifixus (Op. 516) (2003) (22 min)
for Gordon Rumson
Piano
Commissioned for Gordon Rumson
Published by Lauren Keiser Music Publishing (Catalogue #X410083)
Recorded on Cooman: Piano Music (CD Recording; Naxos Records; Catalogue #8.559350)

Fourth Piano Sonata (Op. 620) (2005) (13 min)
for Donna Amato
Piano
  I. Mourning at Sunset
  II. Beyond Distant Echoes
  III. Whispers of Mortality
Commissioned for Donna Amato
Published by Musik Fabrik
Recorded on Cooman: Piano Music (CD Recording; Naxos Records; Catalogue #8.559350)

Nine Preludes (Op. 722) (2007) (26 min)
for Marilyn Nonken
Piano
  I. (Flowing)
  II. (Fast, nimble)
  III. (Funereal) (in memoriam Donald Martino)
  IV. (Dancing)
  V. (Distant, echoing) (for Richard and Dee Wilson)
  VI. (Moderate, singing, with humor) (for Michael Finnissy)
  VII. (Slow, very lyrical)
  VIII. (March)
  IX. (Envoi: Very slow, from afar)
Commissioned by Richard Mason
Published by Musik Fabrik
Recorded on Cooman: Piano Music (CD Recording; Altarus Records; Catalogue #AIR-CD-9015)

Seascape Passion: Midday Brightness (Third Piano Sonata) (Op. 466) (2002) (13 min)
for Marco Modaro
Piano
Commissioned for Marco Modaro
Published by Lauren Keiser Music Publishing (Catalogue #X410026)
Recorded on Cooman: Piano Music (CD Recording; Naxos Records; Catalogue #8.559350)

 

Smaller Concert Piano Works (shorter than 10 minutes) and Pedagogical Works

Aria: Yet Brighter Light (Op. 478) (2002) (2.5 min)
for Norman Dello Joio on his 90th birthday
Piano
Published by Musik Fabrik in Three Piano Pieces
Recorded on New Dawn: Song Cycles and Piano Music (CD Recording; Albany Records; Catalogue #TROY1053)

Bear Mountain Fragments (Op. 754) (2008) (6 min)
for William Bland
Piano
Commissioned by RASPTA
Published by Musik Fabrik
Recorded on Cooman: Piano Music (CD Recording; Altarus Records; Catalogue #AIR-CD-9015)

Biblicals: Concerto for Solo Piano in Five Movements (Op. 87) (1998) (8 min)
Commissioned for and dedicated to Kathleen Supové
Piano
  I. Hovering Over the Waters
  II. Baldhead
  III. Forgiven and Free
  IV. Under the Sun
  V. The Seventh Angel
Commissioned for Kathleen Supové
Published by Musik Fabrik

Cantilena (Op. 1039) (2013) (2.5 min)
for Nancy Pierce
Piano

Cantus I (Op. 925) (2011) (5 min)
for Nicolas Horvath and the Monte Carlo Festival
Piano
Commissioned by Nicolas Horvath and the Monte Carlo Festival
Published by Musik Fabrik
Recorded on Rising at Dawn: Chamber Music with Brass (CD Recording; Métier Records; Catalogue #MSV 28538)

Cantus II (Into Unknowing Light) (Op. 932) (2011) (8 min)
for Julia, in memory of her mother
Piano
Published by Musik Fabrik
Recorded on Rising at Dawn: Chamber Music with Brass (CD Recording; Métier Records; Catalogue #MSV 28538)

Chorale Preludes (Op. 169) (1999) (4 min)
for Gordon Rumson
Piano
  I. Slane
  II. Amazing Grace
  III. Power in the Blood
Published by Lauren Keiser Music Publishing (Catalogue #X410075)
Recorded on New Dawn: Song Cycles and Piano Music (CD Recording; Albany Records; Catalogue #TROY1053

Concert Piece: La Tricotea (Op. 699) (2006) (3.75 min)
for Jeffrey Grossman
Piano
Commissioned by Jeffrey Grossman
Published by Musik Fabrik
Recorded on Cooman: Piano Music (CD Recording; Altarus Records; Catalogue #AIR-CD-9015)

Faith, Praise, and Prayer (Op. 409) (2002) (19 min)
Hymn Preludes for Piano
  I. Nettleton (for Alice Klanderman)
  II. Assurance (for John Holtman)
  III. Holy Manna (for Sue Bratt Cok)
  IV. Kremser (for Shirley Holtman)
  V. Liebster Jesu (for Robert Carl)
  VI. Wondrous Love (in memory of Ralph Shapey)
  VII. McKee (for Heather Hutton)
  VIII. Weisse Flaggen (for Sandra Gay)
Commissioned by National Music Publishers
Published by Fred Bock Music Company/excl. distributor Hal Leonard (Catalogue #NMP355)
(the publication includes a CD recording of the complete contents)
Recorded on Faith, Praise, and Prayer (CD Recording; Distributed by Kunaki)

Faith, Praise, and Prayer for Advent and Christmas (Op. 412) (2002) (19.5 min)
Hymn Preludes for Piano
  I. Besançon (for Rick Cerchia)
  II. Stuttgart (for Tim Tollefson)
  III. Picardy (for Ed Mascari)
  IV. Personent Hodie (for Tracy Fennell)
  V. Cradle Song (for M.W.G.)
  VI. Tempus Adest Floridum (for Gwyneth Walker)
  VII. Est Ist Ein Ros (for Bruce Polay)
  VIII. Antioch (for Emma Lou Diemer)
Commissioned by National Music Publishers
Published by Fred Bock Music Company/excl. distributor Hal Leonard (Catalogue #NMP356)
(the publication includes a CD recording of the complete contents)
Recorded on Faith, Praise, and Prayer (CD Recording; Distributed by Kunaki)

For Gwyneth (Op. 168) (1999) (2 min)
for Gwyneth Walker
Piano
Published by Lauren Keiser Music Publishing (Catalogue #X410073)
Recorded on Cooman: Piano Music (CD Recording; Naxos Records; Catalogue #8.559350)

In the Light (Op. 543) (2004) (4 min)
Piano and Organ
see listing in Chamber Works

Kahlenberg (Op. 633) (2005) (3 min)
for Elisabeth Carolyn Parker
Piano (young performers)
Published by Musik Fabrik
Recorded on New Dawn: Song Cycles and Piano Music (CD Recording; Albany Records; Catalogue #TROY1053

Kayser Variations (Op. 63) (1997) (6 min)
for Mrs. Margaret Kayser
Piano
Published by Musik Fabrik
Recorded on Cooman Premieres, Vol. I (CD Recording; MP3 Music; Catalogue #13561)
Recorded on Cooman: Piano Music (CD Recording; Naxos Records; Catalogue #8.559350)

Lullaby (after Rameau) (Op. 806) (2009) (3.5 min)
for Goldie, Marilyn, and George
Piano
Published by Musik Fabrik
Recorded on Cooman: Piano Music (CD Recording; Altarus Records; Catalogue #AIR-CD-9015)

Madaket Dreaming (Op. 774) (2008) (6 min)
for Max Lifchitz
Piano
Published by Musik Fabrik
Recorded on Cooman: Nantucket Dreaming (CD Recording; Naxos Records; Catalogue #8.559655)
Recorded on Cooman: Piano Music (CD Recording; Altarus Records; Catalogue #AIR-CD-9015)

Madrigal (Op. 771) (2008) (3.5 min)
for Jeff
Piano
Published by Musik Fabrik
Recorded on Cooman: Piano Music (CD Recording; Altarus Records; Catalogue #AIR-CD-9015)

Mountain Toccata (Op. 760) (2008) (3 min)
for Jeffrey Grossman
Piano
Published by Musik Fabrik
Recorded on New Dawn: Song Cycles and Piano Music (CD Recording; Albany Records; Catalogue #TROY1053
Recorded on Cooman: Piano Music (CD Recording; Altarus Records; Catalogue #AIR-CD-9015)

A Nantucket Prelude (Op. 36) (1996) (5 min)
for my parents
Piano
Published by Musik Fabrik
Recorded on Cooman Premieres, Vol. I (CD Recording; MP3 Music; Catalogue #13561)

Nous voyons (after Arcadelt-Liszt) (Op. 891) (2010) (1 min)
for Shiau-uen Ding and the Vox Novus "Liszt Bicentennial Bash"
Piano
Commissioned by Vox Novus

New Dawn (Op. 755) (2008) (2 min)
in memory of John Monroe Holtman
Piano
Published by Musik Fabrik in Three Piano Pieces
Recorded on New Dawn: Song Cycles and Piano Music (CD Recording; Albany Records; Catalogue #TROY1053

Oakdale Sketchbook (Op. 52) (1997) (10 min)
for Colby
Piano
  I. Cake
  II. Joggers
  III. The Raccoon
  IV. The Dog
  V. To Temple
  VI. Squirrels
  VII. Rainstorm
  VIII. Gnawing Woodchucks
  IX. Trees
  X. Traffic
Published by Musik Fabrik
Recorded on New Dawn: Song Cycles and Piano Music (CD Recording; Albany Records; Catalogue #TROY1053

Postcard Partita (Op. 420) (2002) (8.25 min)
Piano
  I. Postcard to Montreal (for Wolfgang Bottenberg)
  II. Postcard of Venice (for Lorraine VanMeter-Cline)
  III. Postcard to the North Country (for Michael Arnowitt)
  IV. Postcard to Galesburg (for Bruce Polay)
  V. A Summer Sunrise (for Daron and Gilda on their wedding, June 22, 2002)
Published by Parsonage Press, exclusive distributor Subito Music Corporation (Catalogue #30150010)
Recorded on Cooman: Piano Music (CD Recording; Naxos Records; Catalogue #8.559350)

Postcards (Op. 155) (1999-) (ongoing project)
Piano
  I. Postcard of Syracuse (in memory of Howard Boatwright) (1.75 min)
  II. Postcard from Venice (for Lorraine VanMeter-Cline) (1 min)
  III. Perpetual Postcard (for Peter Blauvelt) (1.25 min)
  IV. Postcard from Waterville (in memory of Dot Thomas) (1.25 min)
  V. Hosing Down the Pigs (for Dan Donaghy) (1 min)
  VI. Postcard to the North Country (for Michael Arnowitt) (1 min)
  VII. Postcard to Galesburg (for Bruce Polay) (2 min)
  VIII. Rainshower (for M.W.G.) (0.75 min)
(movements II, VI, and VII published in Postcard Partita, see above)
(movement VIII published by Musik Fabrik in Three Piano Pieces)
Movement VIII recorded on New Dawn: Song Cycles and Piano Music (CD Recording; Albany Records; Catalogue #TROY1053

A Robertsbridge Estampie (Op. 883) (2010) (3.5 min)
(concert transcription of a 14th-century anonymous original)
for Jeffrey Grossman
Piano
Published by Musik Fabrik

Suite for Children (Op. 20) (1995) (3.5 min)
for Colby
Piano (young performers)
  I. Gigue
  II. Anthem
  III. March
  IV. Air
Published by Musik Fabrik

Suite for Jay (Op. 996) (2012) (6 min)
for Jay Pierson on the occasion of his retirement
Piano
  I. Popcorn, Chocolate Chips, Nuts & Chews
  II. Gardens and Flowers
  III. Books, Baseball, and Beethoven
  IV. Capitol Hallways
Commissioned by Nancy Pierce
Published by Musik Fabrik

Summer Solstice (Op. 720) (2007) (9.5 min)
for Jeffrey Jacob
Piano
Commissioned for Jeffrey Jacob
Published by Musik Fabrik
Recorded on Cooman: Piano Music (CD Recording; Altarus Records; Catalogue #AIR-CD-9015)

Winter Sonatina (Op. 712) (2007) (5 min)
for Marvin and Beata
Piano
  I. Morning Song
  II. Snow Ritual
  III. Bright November Day
Published by Musik Fabrik
Recorded on New Dawn: Song Cycles and Piano Music (CD Recording; Albany Records; Catalogue #TROY1053

Yizkor (Op. 935) (2011) (4 min)
for Jeff and Beth Grossman, in memory of Hugo and Irene Feingold
Piano
Published by Musik Fabrik
Recorded on Rising at Dawn: Chamber Music with Brass (CD Recording; Métier Records; Catalogue #MSV 28538)