"It has been very interesting to familiarize myself with the music you sent me today [Three Tyutchev Songs]. I can tell you are a musically gifted person with a deep spirituality.

- Leonid Bobylev, Composition Department Chair, Moscow Conservatory

Catalog


Catalog of Works

Orchestral

 

Open Doors, 3232/4231/Timp+3 perc/Hp/Pno/strings, 15’00” 2012

Program Note

I. All Things Being Equal, 4’00”

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II. If and When, 6’00”

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III. As One, 5’00”

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  • Movements I and II recorded by the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, Delta David Gier, Conductor
  • Movement III recorded by the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, Cristian Macelaru, Conductor


Hero’s Welcome
, 2222/4231/perc/strings, 6’30” 2010

  • Winner, 2010 Northridge Composition Prize
  • Premiered by the California State University Symphony, Dr. John Roscigno, Conductor

Excerpt: Curtis Symphony Orchestra, Francesco Lecce-Chong, Conductor

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Chamber: 3-6 Players

 

Victory at Arnot for flute, violin, piano, and narrator, 40’00” 2016

  • Premiered 5/20/16 by Elivi Varga (flute), Andreia Torain (violin), Eleanor Aversa (piano), and Megan Hicks (narrator), at the Settlement Music School, Philadelphia, PA

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Piano Trio #2, 23’00” 2011

  • Performances by members of the Bowdoin Festival faculty, Monmouth Conservatory faculty, University of Pennsylvania faculty, neoLIT, the Daedalus Quartet, and the Rawlins Trio
  • Excerpts from movements II and IV recorded by Matthew Bengtson (piano), Ellen dePasquale (violin), and Michal Schmidt (cello)

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  • Recording of Movement III (Scherzo) in full, performed at the University of Pennsylvania by Eleanor Aversa (piano), Min-Young Kim (violin), and Thomas Kraines (cello), 3/25/12

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Something Gleamed Like Electrum for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, and cello, 8’00” 2008

  • Performances by the Boston New Music Initiative, the Discovery Players, Juventas, neoLIT, and Second Instrumental Unit
  • Recording by Juventas at the Boston Conservatory, 12/17/10

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Two Lyric Pieces for String Quartet (I formerly Movement for String Quartet), 9’00” 2007-9

  • First movement: First Prize Winner, 2008 Brian M. Israel Prize
  • Performances by Second Instrumental Unit and Syracuse University faculty
  • Recording by the Daedalus String quartet

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Ode for oboe, harp, violin, and three metronomes, 4’50” 2006

  • Premiered at Queens College, New York by Arthur Sato (oboe), Arielle Rodgers (harp), and David Fulmer (violin), 12/14/06

 

Chamber: 1-2 Players

 

Music in Memory for viola and piano, 9’00” 2015

  • Recording by Ayane Kozasa (viola) and Eleanor Aversa (piano)

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A Conversation with the Gravel Pit: Three Musical Landscapes for flute and guitar, 7’00” 2012

I. Reverence: The Pine Bluffs
II. Wandering: The Gravel Pit
III. Solace: The Meadow

  • Commissioned by installation artist Mie Preckler and the I-Park Foundation and premiered in East Haddam, CT by Amanda Baker (flute) and Daniel Corr (guitar) 10/13/12

Solace for solo piano, 2’00” 2012 

Sonora: 6 Desert Songs for clarinet and unpitched percussion, 11’00” 2009

  • Winner, 2010 University of Pennsylvania David Halstead Music Prize for best original musical composition, vocal or instrumental
  • Performances by Astral Artists (Allison Herz and Gabe Globus-Hoenich) and June in Buffalo faculty (Jean Kopperud and Tom Kolor)
  • Recording by Bill Kalinkos (clarinet) and Gabe Globus-Hoenich (percussion)

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Fortitudes for solo oboe, 3’30” 2008

  • Premiered at the University of Pennsylvania by Korey Marshall, 11/16/08

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Variations for Violin and Piano, 6’00” 2006

  • Premiered at Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, NYC by Meg Hill (violin) and Eleanor Aversa (piano), 5/8/07

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Choral

Local Forecast (text: Eleanor Aversa) for SSAA choir, 3’00” 2017

  • Commissioned and recorded by Amuse Singers, Lee Ryder, Artistic Director, Premiere 2/23/18

Litany of Divine Mercy (text: Fr. Peter John Cameron) for SATB and piano, 9’00” 2016

Two Superstitions (text: Eleanor Aversa) for SATB choir, 3’00” 2013

  • Commissioned and recorded by San Francisco Choral Artists, Magen Solomon, Artistic Director, 6/23/13

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Probably Helical (text: Rosalind Franklin and Raymond Gosling) for SATB choir, 4’00” 2013

  • Commissioned and recorded by San Francisco Choral Artists, Magen Solomon, Artistic Director, 3/10/13

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The Darkling Thrush (text: Thomas Hardy) for SSAATTBB choir, 6’00” 2012

  • Commissioned and recorded by San Francisco Choral Artists, Magen Solomon, Artistic Director, 12/9/12. Available from NoteNova Publishing.

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Eyes Open (text: Kate Chopin and Eleanor Aversa) for SATB choir, 3’00” 2008

  • First Prize Winner, 2009 San Francisco Choral Artists New Voices Competition
  • Performances by San Francisco Choral Artists and the International Orange Chorale of San Francisco

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Vocal

The Tree of Life (text: Joseph Dorazio) for flute, violin, cello, and baritone, 5’00” 2009

life is more true (text: e.e. cummings) for mezzo-soprano and piano, 3’00” 2008

  • Premiered at the University of Pennsylvania by Allison Sanders (soprano) and Donald St. Pierre (piano), 11/16/08

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The Lesson for solo male vocalist, 0’30” 2008

  • Premiered at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay by Randy Meder (Baritone), 10/17/10

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Three Poems by Fyodor Tyutchev (text in Russian) for baritone and piano, 6’00” 2005

  • Recording by Alan Reinhardt and Eleanor Aversa

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Last poems for four speakers: English/ Chinese/ Russian/ Spanish, 3’00” 2000

 

Electroacoustic/ Dance

 

Best Way Out for piano trio, fixed tape, and live electronics, 7’00, 2015

  • Premiered by Emilie-Anne Gendron (violin), Stephanie Griffin (viola), and Michael Haas (cello), commissioned by the American Composers Forum

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In Flight, 3’15” 2011

  • Premiered in Lisbon, Portugal at the Belém Cultural Centre for the Música Viva Festival’s Sound Walk Project, 9/9-14/11

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Rock/Skin,
12’43” 2007

  • Premiered in Queens, New York the at Green Space Dance Studio as part of the Fertile Ground Series, commissioned by choreographer Danuta-Petrow Sek with a grant from the Queens Council on the Arts, 11/11/07

Watch Rock/Skin: Excerpts

Watermetal, 4’13” 2007

  • Premiered in Muncie, Indiana at the Festival of New Music at Ball State University, 3/22/08

Voices, created for choreographer Danuta-Petrow Sek, 14’15” 2006

  • Premiered in Queens, New York at Rathaus Hall, Queens College, 5/14-17/06

Watch Voices: Excerpts