My Music
a list of my compositions

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Springtime Along the Olentangy
Music Video

Instrumental
May 2021
Music Videos (Online Interludes)
      Autumn
      Candles
     How it begins
     Mountains
     Rumi
     Streams
     Suddenly
     The Sea
     Waterfalls


Ensemble
Vibraphone
Electronic Music
Brass and Strings
String Quartet
String Trio
Electronic Music
Piano
Woodwinds

Nov. 2020-Jan. 2021
Song at Sunset
(Walt Whitman)
SATB chorus, soprano and tenor solos, with Brass Quintet
July 2020
I Think I Could Turn and Live With Animals
(Walt Whitman)

SATB and Piano
Feb. 2020
Love is the Magician
(Robert G. Ingersoll)
Solo and Piano
(2 versions, for high and low voices)
Jan. 2020
Our Circle of Compassion
(Albert Einstein)
SATB and Piano
2019
Charles Darwin: To Love the Earth
(Charles Darwin and Emma Darwin)
    What are you doing?
    What a great opportunity
    But this will be a special expedition
    We saw the sun rise
    The elegance of the grasses
    The day was powerfully hot
    I heard the most pitiable moans
    I receive packages from Darwin
    What strand pleasure
    I began to understand
    It was as if in the night
    And from the summit
    A moonlit night
    There were fossils, rocks and bones
    I am beginning to be very fond
    If I did not get married
    It is most curious
    I knew how much I liked him
    Little by little
    I canot say how happy
    A multitude of beings
    The long-continued accumulation
    I don't know if I can stand it
    Letters
    Annie
    This strikes me
    Pain
    But the presence of suffering
    The power of our love
    With all these exalted powers
    Even the trees
    If you could see
    The power of our love
A Concert Musical for solos, chorus, and orchestra 2019
The Stream of Life
(Rabrindanath Tagore)

TTBB and Piano
2018
Four Lucretius Songs
from The Nature of Things

 (Trans. by A. E. Stallings)
    As You Commence
    It is vital in what order
    Sun and moon and sea
    Time changes the nature of the whole  world
SATB and Piano
2018
Five Songs from the Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam
     I am what I am
     Wake Up My Darling  
      I Shall Stop Trying to Please Everyone
     My Rule of Life
     This is the Season

Solo Voice and Piano
(2 versions - for high and low voices)
2018
In the Scenery of Spring (Zen Poem)
SATB and Piano
2017
Songs from the Chinese  English settings by Kenneth Patton
Arranged for Piano Accompaniment

2016

Walden
(Henry Thoreau)
    Orchestral Introduction
    I wanted to live deep
    I was seated by the shore
    This is a delicious evening
    It is no dream of mine
    The gift of life
    Love your life
    I grew in those seasons
    A single gentle rain
    This first Spring morning
    We can never have enough of nature
    In the midst of a gentle rain
    Let us first
    There is nothing
    If a man does not keep pace
    If you greet the day and night
    Live in the present
Cantata for Solos, Chorus, Reader, and  Orchestra

2015

How Beautiful  
(Mark Belletini and Rabrindath Tagore)
SATB Choir and Piano

2015

Thomas Paine (Phyllis McGinley)4 Solo Voices with Piano

2014

Chamber Music
9 Love Poems by James Joyce
    Strings in the earth and air
    The twilight turns
    At that hour
    When the shy star
    Lean out of the window
    My love is in a light atire
    Bright cap and streamers
    In the dark pine-wood
    O Cool is the valley now
SATB a cappella

2013

Songs from the Chinese
 
Poems from the Tang Dynasty
English settings by Kenneth Patton
    On hearing Chun play his lute
    Spring Rain
    The Pines
    Joy of fields and gardens
    The rapids by the Luans
    Magnolia bank
    Three poems
    Bamboo grove house
    Sages
    From a maid to her far away lover
    Free flowing water
    A poem on wine
    Waiting for my fried Ting
    Southern hill
    My Chung-Nan retreat
    Separation
    Dogwood bank
    A Night with a friend
Solo voice and Guitar

2013

The Starry Messenger
Text by George Keithley
    Orchestral Introduction
    They Cherish Ancient Ways
    The Mind's Eye Opens
    Everything Begins with Desire
    When Mother Dances
    Venice: the morning market
    Nature Asks Us
    The Closed Globe of Thought Explodes
    Adriatic Evening
    Carnivale
    Stellar Dominions
    Must I be blind?
    Black Death visits Venice
    Six Fragments
    The Moon is Late
    The Cellar Chamber
    He Kneels
    Hope Alone Heals
    Though the Age Died
Music Drama for Solos,
Chorus, Dancers and Orchestra
performed April 19, 2013

2012

May Happiness Pursue You for Kittie and Steve (A.R. Ammons)

Solo and piano

2012

my mother died

Piano Solo

2011

Pakicetus (Phil Boiarsky)

Dancers, Speaker, Small Choir and Chamber Orchestra

2010

The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

SATB and Piano

2009

The Waters of All the Streams (Theodore Roethke)

SATB a cappella

2009

Be As Water Is (Noel McGinnis)

SATB and Piano

2009

Antiphon for Planet Earth

Piano Solo

2009

Recipe for a Marriage (Phyllis McGinley)

Les and Linda recording

2008

Wake Up! (Les Kleen)

SATB, piano

2008

Sitting Quietly (Zen saying)

SATB, piano, alto flute

2008

Intricate and Untraceable

Piano Solo

2008

Frankie's Sputino

Les and Linda recording

2007

Being Here (Rainer Maria Rilke)

SATB, piano, flute, clarinet, cello

2005

Come, Lovely and Soothing Death (Walt Whitman)

SATB, piano, flute, clarinet, bassoon

2001

Make a Joyful Noise

SATB, organ, unison children's choir, bell choir, brass quartet

1999

You Are the Music (T.S. Eliot)

    Words from Four Quartets by TS Eliot
    Time present and time past
    In my beginning is my end
    Words move, Music moves
    What was to be the value
    Round and round the fire
    So the darkness shall be the light
    Ash on an old man's sleeve
    To apprehend the point of intersection
    So here I am
    What we call the beginning
    We shall not cease from exploration

Cantata for SATB, soloists and orchestra

1998

What We Meant To Say (Theodosia Garrison)

SATB a cappella
TTBB a cappella

1997

Eight Short Poems (Cid Corman)

    Pointing out each raindrop
    The rain
    No on is content
    Follow the stream
    Nothing more than this
    For the first time
    To embrace a tree
    I want nothing of the river

SATB and piano

1996

We Begin Again (Robert Eller-Isaacs)

Speaker, piano, unison voices

1995

Startdust and Earthbeams (Judy Kleen/Walt Whitman)

    There is a Power
    Victorious Have We Been
    Who is this Boy?
    Why Am I So Troubled?
    Michael, My Son
    This is the Garden
    He is/She is
    I'll Get Blamed
    Oh, My Child
    It's a Wind-Up World
    No Appreciation
    Lonely Without You
    Play!
    Father of Heaven
    Abraham, Abraham
    Nay, Indeed Father
    Ah, Sweet Child
    What is This Attraction?
    I Want to be One
    This Love
    Come, Lovely and Soothing Death
    I'll Ge Blamed (reprise)
    Look What Happens
    Celebrate

Musical theater w/ orchestra

1993

Good Night, Sweet Prince (Rosemary Wells)

SATB a cappella
solo and piano

1992

Pavane for the Nursery (William Jay Smith)

SATB a cappella

1992

Solstice ( Ellin Carter)

SATB, piano, flute, oboe, bassoon,percussion

1991

If You Came (Robert M. Doss)

SATB a cappella

1990

Shine! Shine! Shine! (Walt Whitman)

SATB and piano

1987

I Thank You God (ee cummings)

SATB, electonic tape

1985

The Snow is Falling (Ted Hughes)

soprano, harpsichord, cello

1983

Violin Designs

violin solo, electronic tape

1982

Lear Incidental Music

Electronic Tape

1982

Chromasone

Computer- electronic tape

1981

Fanfare for 25 years

brass quartet

1980

The Crucible Incidental Music

Electronic Tape

1980

Flute Flourish

Flute choir and film

1980

Concerto for Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble

1979

Starfall Incidental Music

Electronic Tape

1979

Two Computer Compositions: Rondo, Invention

Computer - electronic tape

1978

Amana Woolen Mill

Harp, oboe, flute, clarinet, bassoon, cello, horn

1978

Duet for two Saxophones and laser

Modulated laser, alto & tenor sax

1977

Seed, Song, Flower

8 trumpets

1977

As Tranquil Streams

SATB, brass quartet

1976

Christmas Quodlibet

SATB a cappella

1976

Quad Quad

16 trombones, percussion

1976

Dance

16mm Film, electronic tape

1975

Respondences

Electronics, Ohoe, Clarinet, Horn, Cello, Bass, passive piano

1974

Phonemion

SATB and Orchestra

1974 (PhD Dissertation)

Sevaw Enis

violin, clarinet, cello, flute

1972

Air (Clark Coolidge)

Voice, perc. flute,violin

1973

O Progress

Electronic Tape

1969

String Trio

Violin, Viola, Cello

1968 (M.A. Thesis)

Two Whitman Songs (Walt Whitman)

    Out of the Rolling Ocean
    O You

Soprano, piano, string quartet

1966-67

Psalm 130

SATB a cappella

1965

Liturgy

SATB and organ

1965

Santa Claus (ee cummings)

Opera

1965 (unpublished)

Woodwind Trio

Oboe, Flute, Clarinet

1964

Nunc Dimittis

SATB a cappella

1964

Eight Love Poems (ee cummings)

    thy fingers make early flowers
    you shall above all things
    it may not always be so
    love is more thicker
    now all the fingers of this tree
    if everything happens
    being to timelessness
    the great advantage of being alive

Voice, flute, and Harp

1963 (unpublished)

When God Decided to Invent  (ee cummings)

SATB a cappella

1962 (unpublished)

She Walks In Beauty (text - Lord Byron)

Voice and Piano

1961 (unpublished)