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...

A Love Supreme for SSAA, Woodwind Quintet and Piano

Cheryl Walker’s beautiful poem, A Love Supreme, provides the inspiration and text for this composition for women’s voices. Walker’s evocative words create several diverse sections that weave in and out of each other often returning with more intensity. A plain...