COMPOSER 1945–2013

Works for Piano

Op. 4Adam and Eve (1961) for Piano6 min.

Recording: Albany TROY1119

Op. 18Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano (1963, rev. 2004) for Violin and Piano14 min.
  • Allegro molto
  • Lento
  • Allegro

Dedication: to Emily Adele Vanderwerf

Recording: Toccata TOCC0408

Op. 22Psalm XXIII (1963) for Voice and Piano3 min.

Text from Psalm 23

Recording: Albany TROY1353-54

Op. 25Piano Sonata No. 1 (1963) for Piano16 min.
  • Allegro molto e marcato
  • Largo
  • Allegro con spirito

Recording: Albany TROY1119

Op. 30Piano Concerto No. 2 (1965) for Piano and Orchestra
21 min.
  • Scherzo: Allegro – Trio: Allegretto – Scherzo
  • Largo
  • Presto

Recording: Toccata TOCC0368

Op. 35Piano Quintet No. 1 (1967) for Piano and String Quartet30 min.
  • Ciacona: Andante
  • Allegretto
  • Andante
  • Allegro
Op. 39Concertino (1968, rev. 1988) for Harp, Harpsichord, Celesta, and Piano16 min.
  • Lento – Allegro
  • Lento
  • Allegro
Op. 41Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano (1968, rev. 1977) for Cello and Piano17 min.
  • Adagio espressivo
  • Fuga: Barbaro
  • Moderato misterioso e religioso

Recording: Albany TROY163

Op. 46Christmas Frescoes (1969, rev. 1996) for Piano and Five Percussionists14 min.
  • Proclamation
  • Midnight
  • The Kings
  • The Child
  • Hosanna

Dedication: to Ian Turnbull

Op. 46aAria (1969/96) for Piano3 min.
Op. 48Piano Sonata No. 2 (1970) for Piano12 min.
  • Toccata I: Allegro con fuoco
  • Passacaglia: Largo
  • Toccata II: Allegro con fuoco

Dedication: to Jonathan Dzik

Recording: Albany TROY1119

Op. 49And He Sent Forth a Dove (1971) for Piano3 min.

Jeffrey Grossman, piano

Dedication: to Arthur Kuflik

Recording: Albany TROY1119

Op. 53Wedding March (1971) for Piano3 min.

Recording: Albany TROY1119

Op. 54Sonata for Oboe and Piano (1972) for Oboe and Piano12 min.
  • Allegro grazioso
  • Passacaglia (Lento e mesto)
  • Allegro

Dedication: to Bob and Sue Salzman

Recording: Centaur CRC 2451

Op. 54aSonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano (1972) for Violin and Piano12 min.
  • Allegro grazioso
  • Passacaglia (Lento e mesto)
  • Allegro

Dedication: to Bob and Sue Salzman

Op. 55The Leaving Light (1972) for Voice and Piano5 min.

Text by Michael Sussholz

Recording: Albany TROY1353-54

Op. 58Three Elegiac Songs (1973) for Voice and Piano13 min.

Texts by François Villon [French]; Gottfried Benn [German]; Hebrew liturgical

  • Les Neiges d’Anton (François Villon)
  • Ein Wort, ein Satz (Gottfried Benn)
  • Kaddish (Jewish Traditional)

Dedication: Lázár Évának Ajánlva

Recording: Albany TROY1353-54

Op. 69Piano Sonata No. 3, “Sonata Eterea” (1978) for Piano13 min.
  • Aria
  • Pastorale
  • Benediction

Dedication: to Ruth and Elliott Litsky

Recording: Albany TROY1119

Op. 71Sonata for Horn and Piano (1979) for Horn and Piano18 min.
  • Passacaglia (Lento)
  • Allegro
  • Andante sostenuto

Dedication: to Marc Spetalnik

Recording: Albany TROY163

Op. 73Nightstone (1979) for Voice and Piano13 min.

Text from Song of Songs

  • Ballad
  • Evocation
  • Serenade

Recording: Albany TROY163

Op. 77Minstrel to an Unquiet Lady (1982) for Tenor and Piano11 min.

Text by Florence Stevenson

  • Welcome All You Lords
  • Edward Was a King
  • The Road to Norfolk

Dedication: to Sonia and Jack Millstein

Recording: Albany TROY1353-54

Op. 79Of Numbers and of Bells (1983) for Two Pianos13 min.

Dedication: to Terri and Robert Hope

Recording: Albany TROY163

Op. 87Transformations (1989) for Trumpet, Piano, and Strings16 min.
Op. 89Sonata No. 2 for Cello and Piano, “La Divina Commedia” (1990) for Cello and Piano17 min.
  • Adagio
  • Moderato, con rubato
  • Allegro

Recording: Toccata TOCC0408

Op. 90Songs of Lightness and Angels (1990) for Soprano, Horn, and Piano12 min.

Texts by Katri Vala; Eino Leino; Kirsi Kunnas [Finnish or English]

  • Maa (The Earth) (Katri Vala)
  • Rauha (Peace) (Eino Leino)
  • Aamulla (In the Morning) (Kirsi Kunnas)

Dedication: to Annukka and Michael

Recording: Albany TROY1353-54

Op. 96Poseidon (1993) for Voice and Piano7 min.

Text by Barbara S. Post

Recording: Albany TROY1353-54

Op. 99Etz Chaim (1993) for Piano9 min.

Recording: Albany TROY1119

Op. 102aBontsche Dances (1994/2008) for Piano4 min.
Op. 103Piano Quintet No. 2 (1995) for Piano and String Quartet15 min.
Op. 106Sonata for Trombone and Piano (1996) for Trombone and Piano15 min.
  • Maestoso
  • Adagio
  • Allegro

Dedication: to Thomas G. Everett

Recording: Albany TROY553

Op. 110Serpentine (1999) for Clarinet and Piano9 min.
Op. 111To the Keen Stars (1999) for Voice and Piano4 min.

Text by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Recording: Albany TROY1353-54

Op. 116Strictly Personals (2001) for Soprano, Baritone, and String Quartet (or Piano)18 min.

Text by Arnold Rosner

  • Successful and Pretty
  • Roommate Wanted
  • Carmensita de Morales
  • The Silver Years
  • Swinging Couple

Dedication: to Elodie Lauten

Recording: Albany TROY1353-54

Op. 120Five (2005) for Voice and Piano3 min.

Text by Mattias Vanderwerf (at age 5)

Recording: Albany TROY1353-54

Op. 121Sonata for Bassoon and Piano (2006) for Bassoon and Piano17 min.
  • Adagio
  • Allegro energico ma serioso
  • Lento

Recording: Toccata TOCC0408