Song

We Will Outlive Them...letters to Rivka from Galicia

2021

Commissioned by soprano Jessica Bloch

Christina Inova-Wright, piano

current project, commissioned by Jessica Bloch, set to letters delivered her Great Great Grandmother in the US while the rest of her family was in Galicia in the former Austro-Hungarian Empire through WWI and WWII. 

A Lost Love 

2020

Commissioned by Cortlin Presley for soprano and piano

This song cycle tells the life of Mercedes from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas. How her fiance's disapearance dramatically changed her life and who she is as a person. 

1. Mercedes’ Rejection to Fernond

2. The Years that Followed

3. Mercedes sees Edmond Again

A Cappella Arias

For unaccompanied voice.

 

Duration: 0.5-2 minutes each.

A book of arias sung without accompaniment. They can be sung anytime, anywhere for any occasion. The only preparation needed is practice. I started writing these arias in a time when I was struggling to find an accompanist to perform with me. Ifever I was at an open mic, I could just jump onstage and sing these songs. I'm still writing new songs to add to this collection. I hope to publish several volumes of this collection and turn a cappella singing into a standard practice for singers.

The Thing About Cats (text by John L’Heureux) 2016

Witness (text by Quinn Gutman) 2016

Mowing (text by Robert Frost) 2017

Talk (text by by D. H. Lawrence) 2018

Three Things to Remember (text by William Blake) 2018

Die Erblendende (text by Reine Maria Rilke) 2020

The Unseen Playmate (text by Robert Lewis Stephenson) 2020

Letter (text by Amy Lowell) 2020

Pain or Joy (text by Christina Rossetti) 2020

Do Me a Favor (text paraphrased from Sappho) 2021

The Testimony of Sarah Good (text from the transcript of the witchcraft trial of Sarah Good 1692 Salem Town, MA) 2:00

I am not afraid (text by Quinn Gutman) 2:00

App-les (text by Kelvyn Konig) 1:00

Warbler Woman

2016

poem by Louise Edwards

Original instrumentation for Soprano, Guitar and Vibraphone, later arranged for soprano and piano. 

 

Duration: 5:23

 

Premiered: April 2016 at Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin, OH.

This song tells a fictional legend about a half bird/half woman creature and her impact on the world on the day of her birth.