Visions of Hildegard for Violin and Piano

Visions of Hildegard was inspired by Hildegard of Bingen of the Order of Saint Benedict.  She lived from 1098-1179, and she was known as Saint Hildegard, Sibyl of the Rhine, as well as an abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, mystic, and visionary. Many consider her...

Cuatro Danzas para Flute y Piano

Cuatro Danzas para Flute y Piano (2018) is a four-movement piece with a Spanish flavor and frenzied outer movements.  The music anticipated Harbach’s move to the South West with its Spanish influences. Danza Flamenco begins with a whirling waltz with toccata-like...

Civil-Civility for Chamber Orchestra

Civil-Civility (2016) depicts the acts and writings of courageous women who defied all odds to help women and humanity.  Women have historically struggled to achieve their rights in patriarchal societies even from the time of 9th-century Kassia, born in Constantinople...

Two Renaissance Motets for Double Brass Quartet

For Four Trumpets and Four Trombones Sulpitia Lodovica Cesis (1577-c. 1619) came from Modena, the daughter of nobility.  She entered the convent of San Geminiano in 1593.  The convent was known for its excellent music.  Cesis played the lute well, and she composed an...