Works

Chamber Ensemble

A Prayer for Horn, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, and Timpani (1981) — 6′
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Written in honor of the 75th birthday celebration of the late Paul Fromm
Premiere Information: January 22, 1982, University of Chicago

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Score and parts (#114-40638)
Set of parts (#114-40638P)
Full Score – Large (#114-40638S)

Bach-Shards for String Quartet (2002)
Commission Information: commissioned by the Brentano String Quartet as part of the quartet’s Art-of-Fugue project.
Additional Information: prelude to Bach Fugue X of the Art-of-Fugue
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Chicago Skyline for Brass and Percussion (1991) — 7′
4Tpt., 6Hn., 3Tbn.(B.Tbn.), 2Tu., Timp., 3Perc.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: WFMT Chicago for the station’s 40th anniversary
Premiere Information: December 12, 1991, Chicago Symphony, Pierre Boulez, conductor

Available Separately:

Full Score – Large (#416-41249)

Concerto da Camera I for Woodwind Quintet (1985) — 15′
Fl./Picc./A. Fl., Ob./Eng.Hn., B.fl.Cl./B.Cl., Bsn./Cbsn., Hn.
Not yet released (in prep: #554-00722)
Commission Information: National Endowment for the Arts Consortium
Premiere Information: February 25, 1986, Musical Elements, Dan Asia, conductor; Cooper Union Hall, New Yor, NY

Concerto da Camera II for Clarinet, String Quartet and Piano (1987) — 17′
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in conjunction with Mount Holyoke College for the College’s sesquicentennial, 1987
Premiere Information: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on a 10-city tour, 1987
Recordings

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Score and parts (#114-40558)
Full Score – Large (#114-40558S)

Concerto da Camera III (Under the Sun’s Gaze) (2003-2004) — 20′
2Fl.(A.Fl., Picc.) 2Cl.(B.Cl.) Sop.Sax. Perc. Pno. Vln. Vcl.
Commission Information: Commission Information: commissioned by the Koussevitzky Foundation at the Library of Congress.
Premiere Information: Premiere Information: April 25th, 2005. San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, conducted by David Milnes.

Double Vision for Two Quintets (Woodwinds, Brass) and Piano (1976) — 22′
1 1 2 1 – 1 2 2(T&B) 0; Pno.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Marion Corbett Memorial Fund, Contemporary Concerts, Inc.
Premiere Information: January 21, 1977, for Contemporary Concerts, Inc. by the Contemporary Chamber Players of the University of Chicago
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Full Score – Large (#416-41250)

Excursions for Violin, Cello and Piano (1980) — 20′
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Premiere Information: April 24, 1983 Brandeis University
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Score and parts (#414-41163)
Full Score – Large (#414-41163S)

Fault Line (2005-06) — 15′
Soprano (opt.); 1(dbl.Picc.) 1(dbl.E.H.) 1(dbl.E-flat Cl.) 0 – 1 1 1 0; 2Perc. Pno. 2Vln. Vla. Vcl. Cb.
Commission Information: Chicago Symphony for MusicNOW
Premiere Information: May 8, 2006, Cliff Colnot, Conductor, Tony Arnold, soprano, Symphony Center, Chicago

Invocation for Horn, Timpani and Chimes (1994) — 4′
Published: #114-41021
Commission Information: Written in celebration of the L.A. Philharmonic’s 75th anniversary
Premiere Information: February 15, 1995, Los Angeles Philharmonic
Recordings

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Full Score – Large (#114-41021S)

Lyre of Orpheus for String Sextet with featured Cello solo (2009) — 15′
Commission Information: Commissioned by Concertante for their “One Plus Five” project, with additional support from Chamber Music America.
Premiere Information: 14th March, 2009. Zvi Plesser, featured Cello solo, Concertante, Rose Lehrman Arts Center, Harrisburg, PA Premiere concert series in Harrisburg (14th), Baltimore (College of Notre Dame, 15th) and New York (Merkin Concert Hall, 16th).
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Mirage for Five Players (1990) — 12′
Fl.(d.Amplified A. Fl., Picc.) Cl., Vln., Vcl., Pno.
Published: #414-41170
Commission Information: National Endowment for the Arts Consortium commission which included the Da Capo Chamber Players for their 20th anniversary concert
Premiere Information: March 7, 1991, 92nd Street “Y”, New York, NY
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Set of parts (#414-41170P)

Private Game for Clarinet and Cello (1979) — 4′
Published: #114-40287
Commission Information: Da Capo Chamber Players, for their 10th anniversary concert
Premiere Information: March 23, 1980, Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY
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Soliloquy for Violin, Cello and Piano (1997) — 8′
Published: #114-41033
Commission Information: Dedicated to the Peabody Trio
Premiere Information: February 27, 1998, Peabody Trio, Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst, MA
Additional Information: Adaptation of “Yearning for Violin and String Orchestra”
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Sonatina for Two Flutes (1961) — 5′ 30″
Published: #114-40806
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“Song and Dance” Duo for Saxophones and Percussion (2007) — 11′
soprano and alto saxophones, mallet percussion
Commission Information: Network for New Music
Premiere Information: April 24, 25, 27, 2008, in Philadelphia

String Quartet No. 1 (1984) — 24′
Published: #514-02724
Commission Information: Chamber Music America, for the Mendelssohn String Quartet
Premiere Information: July 31, 1985, 15th Annual Mozart Festival, San Luis Obispo, CA
Additional Information: Score
Recordings

Available Separately:

Set of parts (#514-02724P)

String Quartet No. 2 “Vistas” (1989) — 25′
Published: #114-40698
Commission Information: C. Geraldine Freund, for the Taneyev String Quartet of St. Petersburg (First U.S. commission to a Soviet chamber group since 1985 Reagan/Gorbachev accord)
Premiere Information: November 17, 1989, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago
Reviews

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Set of parts (#114-40698P)
Full Score – Large (#114-40698S)

Under the Sun’s Gaze (Concerto da Camera III) (2003-2004) — 20′
2Fl.(A.Fl., Picc.) 2Cl.(B.Cl.) Sop.Sax. Perc. Pno. Vln. Vcl.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: commissioned by the Koussevitzky Foundation at the Library of Congress.
Premiere Information: April 25th, 2005. San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, conducted by David Milnes.
Reviews

Instrumental Solo

East Wind for Flute (1987) — 6′
Published: #114-40469
Commission Information: National Flute Association, for 1988 Young Artists Competition
Premiere Information: August 19, 1988, by 6 semifinalists at NFA San Diego Convention
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Fantasy Variations for Solo Cello (1979, rev. 1984) — 14′
Published: #114-40392
Commission Information: Andre Emelianoff
Premiere Information: Andre Emelianoff, November 24, 1980, Carnegie Recital Hall, New York, NY
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For an Actor Monologue for Clarinet (1978) — 8′
Published: #114-40236
Commission Information: Laura Flax (of the Da Capo Chamber Players)
Premiere Information: Laura Flax; Carnegie Recital Hall, New York; May 10, 1978
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Ha’llel for Solo Organ (2005) — 7′
Commission Information: American Guild of Organists for the Biennial National Convention in Chicago, IL
Premiere Information: July 2, 2006, David Schrader, organist, at the Symphony Center, Chicago

Hyperbolae for Piano (1976) — 7′
Published: #510-03095
Additional Information: Winner of competition for set piece to be performed by all contestants in the Second Artur Rubinstein International Piano Competition, Israel, 1977.
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Inscriptions for Solo Violin (1991) — 9′
Published: #114-40643
Commission Information: Samuel Magad
Premiere Information: Samuel Magad, June 9, 1991, Orchestra Hall, Chicago, in Great Performers Series
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Piano Sonata No. 2
Published: #510-03123

Short Piano Pieces
Published: #510-03314

Sonata Walzer for Piano (1983) — 10′
Published: #110-40707
Commission Information: Claudia Stevens
Premiere Information: Claudia Stevens, December 5, 1983, Carnegie Recital Hall (Concert sponsored by Composers Forum in honor of Elliott Carter’s 75th birthday)

Three Fantasy Pieces for Cello and Piano (1971) — 22′
Published: #114-40721
Commission Information: Richard Markson
Premiere Information: Richard Markson, violoncello, London and Hong Kong, 1972.
Additional Information: Transcription for Cello and Orchestra also available (Cliff Conot, arr.).

Available Separately:

Full Score – Large (#114-40721S)

Three Scenes for Clarinet (2000) — 8′
Published: #114-41138
Commission Information: Yamaha Corporation Band and Orchestral Division, for Arthur Campbell
Premiere Information: Arthur Campbell, November 12, 2000, Loosemore Auditorium, Grand Rapids, MI
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Verticals for Piano (1982) — 17′
Published: #410-41308
Commission Information: Alan Feinberg
Premiere Information: Alan Feinberg, March 2, 1983, Merkin Concert Hall, New York, NY
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Opera

Between Two Worlds (The Dybbuk) Opera in Two Acts (1997) — ca. 2 hrs.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Lyric Opera of Chicago as part of the fifth Brena and Lee Freeman Sr. Composer-in-Residence program
Premiere Information: June 20, 1997, Merle Reskin Theater, Chicago, The Lyric Opera Center for American Artists, Arthur Fagan, conductor
Additional Information: Libretto by Charles Kondek, based on the drama “The Dybbuk” by Ansky.
Reviews

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Piano/Vocal Score (#411-41103)

Orchestra

Concert Piece for Piano and Orchestra (1970) — 14′
Solo Pno., 4 2 3[B.Cl.] 2[Cbsn.] – 5 4 2[B.Tbn.] 1; 5Perc. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Premiere Information: July 12, 1971, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Tel Aviv; Zubin Mehta, conductor, composer as soloist
Reviews

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Full Score – Large (#416-41247)

Concerto for Orchestra (1986) — 25′
2 2 3 2 – 4 3 3 1; Timp. 3Perc. Pno. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: American Composers Orchestra for its 10th anniversary, with funding from Francis Goelet
Premiere Information: February 1, 1986, ACO at Carnegie Hall, Catherine Comet, conductor
Reviews

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Full Score – Large (#416-41125)

Legends for Orchestra (1992-93, rev. 2001) — 20′
3(Picc., A.Fl.)-2(E.H.)- 3(E-flat Cl., 2B.Cl.)-3(Cbsn.); 4-3-3(B.Tbn.)-2; Timp., 5Perc., Pno., Cel., Hp., Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: AT&T Foundation and Meet-the-Composer Orchestra Residencies Program for the centennials of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the University of Chicago, Orchestra Hall, Chicago
Premiere Information: October 7, 1993, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Barenboim, conductor.
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Full Score – Study (#416-41248)
Full Score – Large (#416-41248A)

The Show Goes On for Clarinet and Orchestra (Ha’hatzaga Nimshechet) (2008) — 15′
Solo Clarinet (Bb, A); 2 1 2 2 – 2 2 2 0; Timp. 3Perc. Str.
Available from the Israel Music Institute
Premiere Information: Udi Nave, Clarinet; Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Symphony at the Tel Aviv University, conducted by Zeev Dorman. Clarinet Days 2008 – Claremount Hall, Tel Aviv Academy of Music (28), Henry Crown Hall Jerusalem Theater (29) that includes a live broadcast on Israeli Radio’s Voice of Music

Symphony (1989-90) — 34′
2(Picc.) 2(E.H.) 2(E-flat) A-flat Cl.(B.Cl.) 2Cbn.(Bsn. III) – 6 4 3 1; Timp. Perc. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Philadelphia Orchestra
Premiere Information: October 19, 1990, Philadelphia Orchestra, Gary Bertini, conductor
Additional Information: 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Music. First place Kennedy Center Friedheim Award, 1992.
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Full Score – Study (#416-41126)

Vessels of Courage and Hope for Orchestra (1998) — 13′
3(Picc.) 3(E.H.) 3(E-flat Cl., B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) – 4 3 3 1; Timp. 5Perc. Pno. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Commissioned in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the State of Israel and the voyage of the S.S. President Warfield/”Exodus 1947.”
Premiere Information: May 21, 1998, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Stefan Sanderling, conductor
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Full Score – Study (#416-41213)

Violin Concerto (2002-03) — 32′
2 2 2 2 – 2 2 2 2; 2Perc.(Timp.) Cel. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Ittai Shapira
Premiere Information: June 13, 2003; Ittai Shapira, violin, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Charles Hazlewood, conductor, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
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Reviews

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Full Score – Large (#416-41285L)
Set of parts (#416-41285)

Voices for a Flautist with Orchestra (2000) — 16′
2(Picc.) 2 2(B.Cl.) 2 – 2 2 2 1; 3Perc., Solo Flute/Amplified A. Fl./Picc., Str
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: National Flute Association for its year 2000 convention
Premiere Information: August 19, 2000, Columbus, Ohio, Patricia Spencer, solo flautist, Ransom Wilson, conductor
Recordings

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Solo Part (#416-41222P)
Full Score – Large (#416-41222S)

Yearning for Violin and String Orchestra (1995)
Available From Composer

Transcriptions

Fanfare for Brass (1991) — 4′
2Tpt., 2Hn. Tbn.
Published: #114-40627
Additional Information: Transcribed by Cliff Colnot from “Fanfare for Two Multi-tracked Sopranos.”

Soliloquy II (2007) — 8′
Solo Violin, Str. (3 3 3 3 1) Perc.
Premiere Information: July 28, 2007, Yellow Barn Festival, Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst, MA, with Violaine Melancon, solo violin
Additional Information: transcription by Cliff Colnot

Three Fantasy Movements for Cello and Orchestra (1993) — 22′
2 2 2 2 – 2 2 2 0; Timp. 2Perc. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Premiere Information: October 2, 1993, The Women’s Philharmonic, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA; JoAnn Falletta, conductor, Nina Flyer, cello
Additional Information: Transcription by Cliff Colnot, from “Three Fantasy Pieces for Cello and Piano” (1971, also available).
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Vocal and Choral

Adonai Malach (Psalm 93) — 5′
Cantor, Hn. Picc. Ob. Cl.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Congregation of Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun, Milwaukee, WI, for the first Composers/Cantors Conference, November, 1985
Premiere Information: November 5, 1985

Amichai Songs (1985) — 18′
Mezzo-sop., Ob.(d.E.H.) B(d.VdG) Hpsd.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Eastman School of Music
Premiere Information: Jan DeGaetani, Philip West, Martha McGaughey, Arthur Hass, November 1, 1985, Rochester, NY

Available Separately:

Score and parts (#111-40144)
Set of parts (#111-40144P)
Full Score – Large (#111-40144S)

Apprehensions for Voice, Clarinet and Piano (1979) — 20′
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: WFMT Chicago as part of a series on the 20th Century Art Song
Premiere Information: Radio broadcast June 20, 1979, Judith Nicosia, soprano, Laura Flax, Clarinet, Alan Feinberg, piano
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Reviews

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Full Score – Large (#511-01815)
Score and parts (#511-01816)

Credo/Ani Ma’amin (2006) — 12′
Commission Information: commissioned by Chanticleer, the vocal ensemble
Premiere Information: Chanticleer, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, April 26, 2007
Additional Information: abridged version
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Ensembles for 17 for Soprano and Instrumental Ensemble (1975) — 20′
Picc.(d.Fl.) Fl.(d.A.Fl.) 2Cl. Bsn. Hn. Tpt. Tbn. B.Tbn. 2Perc. Pno. 2Vln. Vla. Vcl.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Fromm Music Foundation
Premiere Information: April 22, 1975, Elsa Charlston, Contemporary Chamber Players of the University of Chicago, Ralph Shapey, conductor

Available Separately:

Full Score – Large (#416-41251)

Fanfare for Two Multi-Tracked Sopranos (5-Voice Adaptation for live performance) (1981) — 4′
4 Sop., 1 Mezzo
Published: #111-40177
Commission Information: WFMT Chicago for the station’s 20th anniversary
Premiere Information: Elsa Charlston, Diana Ragains, recorded sopranos
Additional Information: Transcription for Brass also available.

Hatzvi Israel Eulogy for Mezzo-soprano, Flute, Harp, String Quartet (1969) — 7′
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Stanley Hoffman
Premiere Information: Susan Reid-Parsons, mezzo-soprano, Town Hall, NYC
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O The Chimneys for Mezzo-soprano and Chamber Ensemble
Not yet released (in prep: #111-40180)
Recordings
Reviews

Available Separately:

Set of parts (#111-40180P)

Shirim L’Yom Tov (Four Festive Songs) for acapella choir (2003 and 2005) — 7′

Supplications for Chorus and Orchestra
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Additional Information: Text from the book of Psalms, in Hebrew and English.
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