Cherish-Caress for Soprano and Violoncello

Cherish – Caress is a lyrical duet for soprano and cello. It is based on a warm and playful treatment of the etymology of charity. Barbara Harbach transforms these lyrics into a searchingly beautiful lullaby. Charity begins at home. Charity, love, begins at...

Emanations of the Sacred Harp for Cello and Piano

Emanations of the Sacred Harp is a two-movement work for cello and piano. The first movement, Morning Fantasy, is an eloquent fantasy beginning and ending with a quasi-improvisatory setting for the central hymn tune “The Morning Trumpet.” The second movement, Reeling...

Rustic Scene for Viola and Piano

Rustic Scene for Viola and Piano evokes the quintessentially American frontier character and spirit. Viola and piano imitate, chase, and call out to the other as they explore the full range and dynamic possibilities of both instruments. Folk-like melodies, harmonies...

Transformations for String Quartet

This eight-movement work for string quartet was inspired by pioneer director Alice Guy Blache’s 1912 silent film Making an American Citizen. The moods range from nostalgia to agitation to resolution. This haunting score captures a vein of folk America and...