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Luminosity "Concerto for Wind Orchestra"

    commissioned by a consortia of wind ensembles and the CBDNA
    Emory University Wind Ensemble

    Premiere Performance: April 24, 2015
    Emerson Concert Hall
Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
    Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia [20'] Schott-Helicon ED 30106

Chapel Music five "diverse" songs for chorus and orchestra       

            commissioned by Northwestern University for the 50th Anniversary
            Birthday Celebration Concert

            Alice Millar Chapel Choir
            Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble
            Millar Brass Ensemble
            Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra
            Dr. Stephen Alltop- Music Director and Conductor
            Premiere Performance: February 9, 2014
            the Alice Millar Chapel
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
                [30'] Schott-Helicon

Percussion Concerto #2 "concerto for percussion section and orchestra" 

    commissioned by the Percussive Arts Society to celebrate its 50th         anniversary
    Hans Graf- Conductor
    Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
    World Premiere Performances:
    November 11 &12, 2011
    Hibert Circle Theater
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    [38'] Schott-Helicon

The Poet's Hour...
Solioquy for Violin and Strings"reflections on Thoreau."

    commissioned by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra
    Gerard Schwarz- Music Director and Conductor
    World Premiere Performances
    September 23-26, 2010
    Benaroya Hall
    Seattle, Washington
    [13'] Schott-Helicon

Chasing Light... for orchestra

a Ford Made in America Commission .
Reno Chamber Orchestra
Theodore Kucher-Music Director and Conductor
World Premiere Performances
September 20-21, 2008
Nightingale Concert Hall
Reno, NV

Ford Made in America is made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company.

Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional funding from The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts and The Amphion Foundation.

The Reno Chamber Orchestra's performance of Chasing Light...; was made possible in part by a generous gift from Sue and Dieter von Hennig.

2-picc-2-2-Obs, 2-Cls, 2-Bsn, 2-2-1, amp Pf, 1- perc, timp, strings
[18'] Schott-Helicon

Morning's Embrace for orchestra

commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra for the orchestra's 75th Anniversary Classical Season and supported in part by Frank and Geryl Pearl .
National Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slakin- Music Director
World Premiere Performance
Thursday, February 23, 2006
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC

2-picc-2-E Hn-2-Bs Cl-2-C bsn; 4-2-3-Bs tbn-1; perc (3); timp; amp pf; amp hp;
[18'] Schott-Helicon

Recoil for wind ensemble

commissioned by the University of Connecticut and
the Raymond and Beverly Sackler New Music Foundation.

University of Connecticut Wind Ensemble
Jeffery Renshaw- Music Director and conductor
World Premiere Performance
November 3, 2004
Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

2 Fls, picc, 2 Obs, E Hn, 3 Clars, Bs.Clr, 2 Bsns, C.Bsn, SATB-Saxes, 4-2-2, Euph, Tuba, amp Pf; Perc (4)
[12'] Schott-Helicon

Full score and parts are available for sale and distributed by Hal Leonard. 

Full Score:   ED30008, HL 49016683
Set of Parts: ED30008-1, HL 49016684

New Morning for the World "Daybreak of Freedom"

for narrator and Orchestra, (text from the words of Martin Luther King, Jr) commissioned by AT&T for the Eastman Philharmonia Orchestra

Narrator; 4(3.4.pic)-3(3.E hn)-3(3.b cl)-3; 4-3-4-1; amp pf, amp cel, hp; timp, perc (4); strings
[23'] [EA 484 Study Score] Schott-Helicon

New Morning for the World "Daybreak of Freedom"

version for narrator and Chamber Orchestra, (text from the words of Martin Luther King, Jr) chamber orchestra version commissioned by the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston

Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston
Isaiah Jackson- Music Director and conductor
World Premiere Performance January 25, 2004
Sanders Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Narrator; 2 Fls (2-pic), 2 Obs (2-E hn), 2Clars (3-Bs Clr), 2 Bsns, 2 Hns, 2 Tpts, Pf, 1 Perc, Strings
[23'] Schott-Helicon

New Morning for the World "Daybreak of Freedom" (version for wind ensemble)

version for narrator and wind ensemble, (text from the words of Martin Luther King, Jr) [23']  Schott-Helicon transcription by Nikk Pilato.

September Canticle "Fantasy" (In Memoriam) for Organ, Brass, Percussion, Amplified Piano and Strings

commissioned by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra .
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Jesus Lopez-Cobos- Guest Conductor
James Diaz- organist
World Premiere Performance
February 21,22,23,24, 2002
Eugene McDermott Concert Hall
Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX

4-3-3(3Bs.tbn)-1; perc (4). timp; amp. pf; organ; strings
[18'] Schott-Helicon

Angelfire "Fantasy" for Amplified Violin and Orchestra

commissioned by the Howard Hanson Memorial Institute of the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music
National Symphony Orchestra, Anne Akiko Meyers- violinist
Marin Alsop- Conductor
World Premiere Performance: November 8, 2002,The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC

2-1-E. Hn-2(2Bs.cl)-2; 4-2-2-; amp. pf; hp; timp; perc (3); solo amp. vln; strings
[18'] Schott-Helicon

Beyond Autumn "Poem" for Horn and Orchestra

commissioned by the International Horn Society with support from the Barlow Endowment and the Dallas Symphony.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Gregory Hustis- Principal Horn
Andrew Litton- Music Director and Conductor
World Premiere Performance
September 30, October 1, 1999
Eugene McDermott Concert Hall
Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX

2-picc-2-E Hn-2-Bs Cl-2-C bsn; 4-3-2-Bs tbn-1; perc (3); timp; amp pf; hp; solo Hn; strings
[19'] Schott-Helicon

"Evening Land" Symphony

commissioned by the by the Barlow Endowment and the St. Louis Symphony

3(3.pic)-3(3.E Hn)-3(3.bs.cl)-3(3.cbsn.); 4-3-3 1;pf/harpsichord;timp;perc(3);str;soprano solo (movement two)
Text by Par Lagerkvist from his collection of poems, "Aftonland," translated by W.H. Auden and Leif Sjoberg
[30'] [EA 781 Study Score] Schott-Helicon

Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra

commissioned by the New York Philharmonic for its 150th anniversary
Christopher Lamb- soloist
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
World Premiere Performance
January 6, 1995, in Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
3(3.picc)-(2.,E Hn)-3(3.bs.cl)-3(3.cbsn.); 4-3-3-1;pf, harp;timp;perc (3); strings
[30'] [EA 802 Study Score] Schott-Helicon

Percussion Concerto (wind ensemble version)

Picc, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, E. Hn, Eb Clr, @ Bb Clr, Bs. Clr, 2 Bsns, c. Bsn, 4 Horns, 3 C Trumptes, 2 Trombones, Bs Tbn and Tuba, Piano, Harp, 3 percussion, solo percussion.
transcription by: Andrew Boysen, Jr.
[30'] Schott-Helicon

Percussion Concerto (version for two pianos and soloist)

[30'] Schott-Helicon

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

commissioned by the Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. for The New York International Festival of the Arts
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin- Conductor
Emanuel Ax- Soloist
World Premiere Performance
July 8, 1988 in Avery Fisher Hall, New York City
2(2.picc)-2(2. E.H.)-2(2.Bs.Cl)-2; 2-2-2-1; cel; perc (2); strings
[29'] [EA 802 Study Score] Schott-Helicon

Distant Runes and Incantations for Piano solo (amplified) and Orchestra

commissioned by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
2(2.pic)-2(2.E hn)-2(2.b cl)-2; 2-2-0-0; cel; perc (2);strings
[15'] [EA 541 Study Score] Schott-Helicon

Dreamcaller - Three Songs for Soprano, Violin solo and Orchestra

commissioned by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, text by the composer
Pinchas Zukermann- Violin
Lucy Shelton- Soprano
1(al fl)-2(2.E hn)-1(b cl)-2; 2-1-0-0; 2-1-0-0; pf/cel; perc; strings
[21'] Schott-Helicon

Freeflight "Fanfares" & "Fantasy"

commissioned by the Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams Music Director 3(3.picc)-3-3(3.bs cl)-3(3.cbn); 4-3-3-1; pf; hp; timp; perc (3); strings
[6'] Schott-Helicon

From Afar..." A Fantasy for Guitar and Orchestra"

commissioned by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
World Premiere Performance
January, 1988,
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin- conductor
Sharon Isbin- soloist
3(3.picc)- 3(3.E Hn)-3(3 b cl)-3(3.cbsn); 4-3-3-1; pf/cel, hp; timp, perc (3); strings, amp guitar
[16'] Schott-Helicon

(a version for guitar and chamber orchestra is also available).

From Afar..." A Fantasy for Guitar and Orchestra" (chamber orchestra     version)
        [16'] Schott-Helicon

Magabunda (Witchnomad) "four Poems of Agueda Pizarro" for Soprano and Orchestra
commissioned by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
4(3.al fl, 4.picc)-3(3.E hn)-3(2.E-flat, 3.b cl)-3(3.cbsn); 4-3-3-1; amp pf/cel, hp; timp, perc (4); strings
[29'] [EA 516 Study Score] Schott-Helicon
A Play of Shadows for Flute and Chamber Orchestra
Consortium Commission from Ransom Wilson, Paula Robison, and Carol Wincenc with NEA funds
(2.picc)-2-2(2.bs cl)-2; 2-1-1-0; pf; hp; perc (3); strings; solo flute[15'] Schott-Helicon

A Sudden Rainbow

Meet the Composer Residency Commission
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, February 1986
3(3.picc)-3(3.E hn)-3(3.b cl)-3(3.cbsn); 4-3-3-1; pf, cel, harp; timp, perc (3); strings
[15'] [EA 558 Study Score] Schott-Helicon

Toward Light

commissioned by the Canton Symphony Orchestra
3(3.pic)-3-3-3; 4-3-3-1; pf (2), hp; timp, perc (3); strings
[22'] [EA 701 Study Score] Schott-Helicon
Aftertones of Infinity
commissioned by the American Composer's Orchestra
2(2.picc)-2(2.E Hn)-2-2 4-2-3-1; T, Pf/Cel, hp; timp; perc (3); strings
[14'] [P66790 Study Score] CF Peters
(The 1979 Pulitzer Prize in Music)
In evening's stillness...
commissioned by the Illinois College Band Directors Association
3-picc,-3,E Hn, -3,Bs.Clr,-3,C.Bsn, 4-3-3-1; amp pf; perc(4)
[15'] [Full Score: EA806FS] [Set of Parts: ES806SET] Schott-Helicon

...and the mountains rising nowhere

commissioned by the Eastman Wind Ensemble with a grant from the NEA
6(1.-4.pic)-4(3.4.E hn)-2-4; 4-4-4-1; amp pf; timp (4), perc (5); cb
[11'] [EA 375FS Full Score] [EA 375SET Parts] Schott-Helicon

From a Dark Millennium

commissioned by the Mid-American Conference Band Directors Association.

3(2.3.pic)-2-E hn-3(1.E-flat cl, 2.3.b cl)-3; 4-3-4-1; amp pf, amp cel; timp, perc (4); 2 cb
[12'] [EA 470FS Full Score] [EA 470SET Parts] Schott-Helicon

Modus Caelestis

12 flutes, 12 strings, 3 percussion, Celeste and Piano
premiere performance- Eastman School of Music Nov,. 1972
[12'] Schott-Helicon


Taking Charge for Flute/Piccolo, Percussion and Piano
commissioned by Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University
Premiere performance
, June 6, 2012
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
Bienen School of Music
Northwestern University
Eavanston, Illinois
Kristin Carr- Flute/Piccolo, tambourine
Andrew Emerich-percussion
Alex More- percussion
Nolan Pearson-piano. tam-tam, tambourine
[20'] Schott-Helicon
Dream Drapery “Thoreau Songs” for Contralto and Baroque String Quartet 
DREAM DRAPERY “Thoreau Songs,”. was commissioned by the Galax Quartet and contralto Karen Clark through Meet the Composer's 2011 Commissioning Music/USA program (made possible by generous support from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, New York City Department of Cultural
Affairs, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Helen F. Whitaker Fund) and donations from the following individuals: Tara Lynn Fulton, Bryan Higgins, Kirby Leong, Marilyn Marquis, Elizabeth T.Mayer, Annie and Bruce Nalezny, Alexandra Saur, Celeste Winant, and Wendy Zukas).

Song 1: (1) Each More Melodious Note I Hear
Song 2: (2) I Was Born Upon thy Bank River, (3) The Poet’s Delay
Song 3: (4) I Mark the Summer’s Swift Decline
Song 4: (5) A Winter and Spring Scene
Song 5: Hymn for Bruce–“Dies Irae”
Song 6: (6) Low-anchored Cloud, (7) Old Meeting-House Bell, (8) Woof of the Sun, Ethereal Gauze
[21'] Schott-Helicon
Looking Back for Flute and Piano
commissioned by the former students of Samuel Baron to honor his memory
[20'] Schott-Helicon
Silver Halo for Flute Quartet
commissioned by Flute Force with support from the Brannen-Cooper Fund.
Flute 1/energy chime
Flute 2/Piccolo/energy chime
Flute 3/Alto Flute
Flute 4/Bass Flute
[16'] Schott-Helicon
Percussion Concerto (version for two pianos and soloist)
[30'] Schott-Helicon

Rhiannon's Blackbirds

commissioned by Chamber Music America for 8th blackbird
University of Richmond Ensemble-in-Residence.
World Premiere Performance
Thursday, October 12, 2006,
Modlin Center for the Arts, Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music,
The University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
Piccolo/Flute, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Violin/Voila, Cello, Piano and Percussion [16'] Schott-Helicon

Soaring for flute and piano

for Carol Wincenc
[2'] Schott-Helicon EA 733

Black Anemones for flute and piano

Black Anemones is a transcription for flute and piano of a song originally published in "Two Poems of Agueda Pizarro, Helicon Edition EA 476. The flute and piano transcription has been recorded by Ransom Wilson- flute, on New World Records 80403-2 (CD).
[4'] Schott-Helicon EA 755

Consortium II
commissioned by the Boston Musica Viva
fl, cl, vn, vc, pf, perc
[12'] Schott-Helicon
Distant Runes and Incantations
chamber version commissioned by a consortium of ensembles including the Boston Musica Viva; The Da Capo Chamber Players and the 20th Century Consort.
fl, cl, vln I, vln II, vla, vcl, pf, perc
[15'] Schott-Helicon
In Aeternum (Consortium IV)

violoncello solo and four players
commissioned by Boston Musica Viva

vcl (bowed crotales), a fl (fl, pf, watergong, 2 crystal glasses), b cl (cl, watergong, 2 crystal glasses), vla (vln, crotales), perc.
[15'] [EA 196FS Score] [EA 196SET Parts] Schott-Helicon

Music of Amber

I. Wind, Willow, Whisper..
II. Sanctuary
commissioned by the Fromm Foundation

fl, cl (b cl), vln, vcl, pf, perc.
[20'] [EA 485 Score] Schott-Helicon

Canticle of the Evening Bells
commissioned by the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble
flute solo, ob(EH), cl, bsn, tpt, hrn, trb, pf, perc, vln, vla, vcl, cb
[20'] [P66678] CF Peters

bassoon and piano [10'] [P66283] CF Peters

Consortium (I)

commissioned by the Boston Musica Viva.

fl, cl, vln, vla, vcl
[9'] [P66556] [Set of Parts P66556a] CF Peters

Diaphonia Intervallum

Alto Sax,fl, pf, cl, vln I, vln II, vla, vcl I, vcl II, cb
[12'] [P66586] [Set of Parts P66586a] CF Peters


commissioned by the Boston Musica Viva
fl, cl, vln, vla, vcl, pf 
[15'] [P66679] CF Peters


Dream Drapery for Contralto and Baroque String Quartet
commissioned by the Galax Quartet through the Meet the Composer 2011 Comissioning Music/USA program
Premiere performance
, October 21, 2012
Indiana Landmarks
Indianapolis, IN
[20'] Schott-Helicon


for soprano and chamber ensemble; (texts by Issa)
commissioned by the 20th Century Consort

soprano, fl (pic), cl, vln vla, vcl, pf, hp, perc.
[18'] [EA 450 Score] Schott-Helicon

Wild Angels of the Open Hills, "a cycle of five songs"
Texts by Ursula LeGuin
commissioned by the Naumburg Foundation for the Jubal Trio
Soprano, Flute and Harp
[28'] [P66782] CF Peters


Two Poems of Agueda Pizarro

for Soprano and Piano 
[15'] [EA 476] Schott-Helicon


In Aeternum II for Organ
[10'] [EA 169] Schott-Helicon

Veiled Autumn (Kindertodeslied)

for Piano 
Changing Faces Piano Anthology
[4'] [EA 591] Schott-Helicon

Velocities (Moto Perpetuo) for Solo Marimba

commissioned by Leigh Howard Stevens with a Consortium Commissioning Grant from Percussive Arts Society and the NEA [8'] [EA 704] Schott-Helicon

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