Compositions

Choral Secular
    (All works are published by Herbolsheimer Music Catalogue unless otherwise noted)

  • American Folk Song Settings (Choral) in 6 movementsRequest score
    Lovely William
    SSA, Piano (3.5')
    Text: Ozark Folk
    Vance Randolph collection
    Lovely William
    SATB, Piano (3.5')
    Text: Ozark Folk
    Vance Randolph collection
    Old Woman
    SATB, Piano (1')
    Text: Ozark Folk
    Vance Randolph collection
    Ratcoon
    TBB, Piano (1')
    Published by Colla Voce 39-20118
    Text: Ozark Folk
    Vance Randolph collection, Quick, funny
    Red River Valley
    SATB, Piano (3.5')
    Published by Colla Voce 39-20119
    Traditional American, simple, haunting
    The Mean Old Booger
    SATB, Piano
    Text: Ozark Folk
    Vance Randolph collection, Quick, funny
  • Black Birds in 4 movementsRequest score
    I. Blackbirds
    SATB, Clarinet, Marimba
    Text: Aidar Galeev
    II. Magpie
    SATB, Clarinet, Marimba
    Text: Eleanor Stuart [Karen Kammerer]
    III. Crow
    SATB, Clarinet, Marimba
    Text: Matayoshi
    IV. Starlings
    SATB, Clarinet, Marimba
    Text: Herbolsheimer
  • Dos Sueños in 2 movementsRequest score
    I. Y soñe que Dios
    TB unison, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Strings, Percussion
    Text: Spanish, Machado
    Stunning, sensual music
    II. Mi Corazón
    SSAATTBB, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Strings, Percussion
    Text: Spanish, Lorca
    Stunning, sensual music
  • Five Dainties from Ralph Roister Doister in 5 movementsRequest score
    I. Mirth
    SATB, Clarinet
    Text: 14th c.
    Light, comic, settings
    II. Serenade
    SATB, Clarinet
    Text: 14th c.
    Light, comic, settings
    III. Reflection
    SATB, Clarinet
    Text: 14th c.
    Light, comic, settings
    IV. Music
    SATB, Clarinet
    Text: 14th c.
    Light, comic, settings
    V. Apologue
    SATB, Clarinet
    Text: 14th c.
    Light, comic, settings
  • Frutas Tropicales in 3 movementsRequest score
    I. La Pitaya
    SSAATTBB
    Text: Spanish, Herbolsheimer
    Comic, very quick scherzo
    II. Mamacita Mamey
    SSAATTBB
    Text: Spanish, Herbolsheimer
    Lullaby
    III. La Guanabana
    SATB
    Text: Spanish, Herbolsheimer
  • Love Letters in 4 movementsRequest score
    I. Gold and Silver
    SATB
    Text: Tatar Folk Poetry, tr. Galeev
    For his unaccompanied choral cycle Love Letters, Bern Herbolsheimer has chosen four traditional Tatar love-songs in the four-line poetic form of a ruba’i (the plural is “rubaiyat”). The poems are united by the mention of colors and reflect rapture and loneliness alike. Love Letters is a perfect example of Herbolsheimer’s luscious lyricism and consummate craftsmanship.

    Once I had a gold and silver thimble,
    But I can’t set it on the table now.
    I would go to you within this note I write,
    But I can’t fit inside of it.
    II. Red or Coral
    SATB
    Text: Tatar Folk Poetry, tr. Galeev
    III. White
    Sop solo, SATB
    Text: Tatar Folk Poetry, tr. Galeev
    IV. Rosy
    SATB
    Text: Tatar Folk Poetry, tr. Galeev
  • Magpie, Version 1Request score
    SATB (3')
    Text: Eleanor Stuart [Karen Kammerer]
  • Magpie, Version 2Request score
    2 Sop. solos, SSSSAAA (7')
    Text: Eleanor Stuart [Karen Kammerer]
  • Mirrors of Love in 3 movementsRequest score
    I. Ecstasy
    SATB, Cello, Piano (6')
    Text: Jean Lahor, tr. Herbolsheimer
    French symbolist poetry
    II. The Green Hummingbird
    Solo Sop., SATB, Cello, Piano (3')
    Text: Leconte de Lisle, tr. Herbolsheimer
    French symbolist poetry
    III. The Mirror of Love
    SSAATB, Cello, Piano (6.5')
    Text: Baudelaire, tr. Herbolsheimer
    French symbolist poetry
  • Musicians Wrestle EverywhereRequest score
    SSAATTBB (4')
    Text: Emily Dickinson
  • Nightingale's Tongue in 6 movementsRequest score
    I. Sing!
    SSAATBB, Piano
    Text: Tatar Folk Poetry, tr. Galeev
    Easy, fun settings, signficiant piano accompaniment
    II. Young man, sing beautifully
    SSAA, Piano
    Text: Tatar Folk Poetry, tr. Galeev
    Easy, fun settings, signficiant piano accompaniment
    III. A nightingale sings
    TB, Piano
    Text: Tatar Folk Poetry, tr. Galeev
    Easy, fun settings, signficiant piano accompaniment
    IV. There are two flower beds in the garden
    SAATB, Piano
    Text: Tatar Folk Poetry, tr. Galeev
    Easy, fun settings, signficiant piano accompaniment
    V. Stirring and rinsing
    SATB, Piano
    Text: Tatar Folk Poetry, tr. Galeev
    Easy, fun settings, signficiant piano accompaniment
    VI. Let noble flowers bloom
    SSATTBB, Piano
    Text: Tatar Folk Poetry, tr. Galeev
    Easy, fun settings, signficiant piano accompaniment
  • Thanksgiving Day, 1861: One Vacant ChairRequest score
    Mezzo solo, SSAATTBB (5')
    Text: H.S. Washburn
  • Three Choruses from Mark Me TwainRequest score
    2 Sop. solos, Ten. solo, Bar. solo, SATB, Piano (14 mins)
    Text: Libretto by Phil Shallat
  • Three French Carols in 3 movementsRequest score
    I. Silly Shepherds
    SATB, Chamber Orchestra OR Piano OR Harp (4.5')
    Published by E.C. Schirmer 7.0492
    Text: Herbolsheimer
    Based on a music tune of French origin
    II. O Come, O Come Emmanuel (Veni Emmanuel)
    Sop. Solo, SATB, Harp (or Keyboard) (3.5')
    Text: O Antiphon
    Herbolsheimer assigns the chant first to a solo soprano with delicate instrumental flurries. For the last verse, he expands from a mostly unison texture to a full four voices, assigning increasing majesty to mankind’s appeal to be of “one heart and mind”.
    III. Aye! Sing we now
    SATB, Harp (or Keyboard) (3')
    Text: Herbolsheimer
    Christmas, celebratory carol
  • Un Parajillo CantaRequest score
    SAB, piano (2')
    Text: Spanish, Uicab
    Mexican lullaby
Choral Sacred
    (All works are published by Herbolsheimer Music Catalogue unless otherwise noted)

  • Alma Redemptoris MaterRequest score
    SA Solos, SSATTB (3')
    Text: Latin
  • As Water Ascends to a CloudRequest score
    Sop. Solo, SSSAATTBB (3')
    Text: Rumi, tr. Herbolsheimer
    Elegant, challenging soprano solo
  • Ave ReginaRequest score
    SSAATTBB (6')
    Text: Latin
    Octatonic harmony, exotic and simple
  • Awaken, EarthRequest score
    SATB, Brass Quintet, Organ, Timpani (5')
  • ….for they shall….Request score
    SATB, 2 Trumpets, Timpani (4')
    Text: Matthew 5
  • Balulalow (Choral Version)Request score
    SSATB
    Text: Wedderburn
  • Beati Quorum ViaRequest score
    SSATBB (3.5')
    Published by Colla Voce 39-20120
    Text: Ps. 119, v.1
    Chant-like moments interspersed with with harmony, a sacred text set for a secular choir. The work is set for six-part choir, with sopranos and basses divided. Three women’s parts often function more or less independently from the men. Meanwhile, the tenors sing a smooth rising line, lingering on pitches dissonant to the women’s chords. After a chant-like section when the whole choir is in octaves, the men and women trade roles. There is another chant episode, then the work ends calmly in G major: what had been a widely spaced, dreamlike chord at the beginning is now a peaceful, resonant, blessed home.
  • BlessedRequest score
    SSA, piano (4')
    Published by G Schirmer 50486220
    Text: Beatitudes
    Bern Herbolsheimer loved French music. You can hear it in his choice of texts, the clarity of his textures, and especially the sumptuousness of his harmonies. In Blessed, you can especially hear the Erik Satie of the Gymnopédies in the piano’s gentle oscillations. The women sing almost entirely in unison, with open, warm melodic intervals. Such musical decisions aptly fit Herbolsheimer’s chosen lines from the Beatitudes: his concern is for those who humbly embrace peace.
  • Cantata No. 4 - What Wondrous Love in 7 movementsRequest score
    I. Prelude
    Violin, Cello, Harp, Organ (1')
    II. What wondrous love is this
    SATB (1')
    Text: Traditional
    Two-part writing thoughout
    III. Jesus, Thy boundless love to me
    SA unison, Violin, Cello, Harp (1')
    Text: Bernard of Clairveu
    IV. When I was sinking down
    TB unison men, Violin, Cello, Harp, Organ (1')
    Text: Traditional
    V. Lord, who created man
    SATB, Harp, Organ (1')
    Text: George Herbert
    VI. To God, and to the Lamb
    SATB, Violin, Cello, Harp, Organ (2')
    Text: Traditional
    VII. And, when from death I'm free
    SATB unison, Violin, Cello, Harp, Organ (1.5')
    Text: Traditional
  • David Mourns for AbsolomRequest score
    SSAATTBB (6.25')
    Published by EC Schirmer 7.0430
    Text: 2 Samuel (18:33, 19:4)
    Tour de force, challenging
  • His PilgrimageRequest score
    SATB, Viola (4.5')
    Text: Sir Walter Raleigh
  • Inscriptions of St. James Cathedral in 6 movementsRequest score
    I. I am the Vine
    SSATTB (4')
    Text: John 15
    I am the vine is one of six settings of inscriptions found on the walls of St. James Cathedral. The commission specifies that the work was written “for those branches in our midst who serve,” referencing the text that compares worshippers to parts of a vine. Bern depicts the vine ingeniously in the music itself: two parts, initially alto and soprano, whose melodic fragments interweave, growing steadily to a contemplative pentatonic chord. This repeats a step higher, as the vines crawl up. When the text shifts to the branches, the sopranos leap up as if reaching dramatically to the sky. For the final declaration that the faithful will “bear much fruit,” Bern returns to the opening music with subtle changes that relax the harmony to a gentle D major.
    II. Domus Dei, Porta Coeli
    Ten. Solo, SATB, 2 Trumpet , 2 Trombones, Organ (5')
    Text: Genesis 28
    III. Into Marvelous Light
    SAATB, Organ
    Text: 1 Peter 2
    IV. I am In Your Midst
    SATB
    Text: Luke 22
    V. Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)
    Cong., Organ, 2 Trumpets, 1 French Horn, 1 Trombone, 1 Tuba, Timpani
    Text: Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)
    Also available for 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones
    VI. Truly I Tell You
    SAATBB (3')
    Text: Matthew 24:40
  • It Was Not You Who Chose MeRequest score
    SATB (5')
    Text: John 15, 16 - 17
    This short church anthem was written to commemorate retirement of Father William E. Gallagher who was the parish priest at St. James Cathedral. It is in two main parts, with a brief homophonic bridge and a gentle coda. The two main sections have the same melodic idea of a steadily rising fifth. The first time the text is “It was not you who chose me”, whereas the second time it is “This I command you”, as if the commandment were a direct result, even a benefit, of having been chosen. The harmony, as is often in Bern’s music, is vaguely French, sprinkled with modal and pentatonic flavors. Those primary sections both begin in E minor, flirting with E major. The final exhortation to “love one another” has no such ambiguity, but leads restfully to D major.
  • Kader KicRequest score
    Ten. Solo, SSAATTBB
    Text: Tatar, Gabdulla Tukai
    Classic Islamic Text about The Night of Destiny
  • Let Us Sing Sweet Songs, Version 2Request score
    Sop. & Bar. Solos, SATB, Full Orchestra
    Text: Irvine A. Huck
    Peace Mass
  • Let Us Sing Sweet Songs, Version IRequest score
    Sop. & Ten. Solos, SATB, Organ, Oboe, Percussion
    Text: Irvine A. Huck
    Peace Mass
  • Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in 2 movementsRequest score
    I. Magnificat
    SATB, organ
    Text: Book of Common Prayer
    May be preformed separately
    II. Nunc Dimittis
    SATB, organ
    Text: Book of Common Prayer
    May be preformed separately
  • Mass for Treble Voices in 5 movementsRequest score
    I. Kyrie
    SSA, Bb Clarinet, Piano
    Text: Latin, Traditonal Mass Texts
    Stunning, austere setting
    II. Gloria
    SSA, Bb Clarinet, Piano
    Text: Latin, Traditonal Mass Texts
    Stunning, austere setting
    III. Credo
    SSA, Bb Clarinet, Piano
    Text: Latin, Traditonal Mass Texts
    Stunning, austere setting
    IV. Sanctus
    SSA, Bb Clarinet, Piano
    Text: Latin, Traditonal Mass Texts
    Stunning, austere setting
    V. Agnus Dei
    SSA, Bb Clarinet, Piano
    Text: Latin, Traditonal Mass Texts
    Stunning, austere setting
  • O Clavis DavidRequest score
    SATB, some divisi
    Text: Advent O Antiphons
  • O Lord, Increase My FaithRequest score
    SATB (2')
    Published by Galaxy Music 1.3050
    Text: Book of Common Prayer
  • Once in Royal David's CityRequest score
    Sop. Solo, SATB, Organ (4.5')
    Published by E.C.Schirmer 7.0413
    Text: Cecil Alexander
  • Psalm 104 - O Lord, How Manifold Are Thy WorksRequest score
    Sop. solo, SATB, Brass Quintet, Percussion, Strings (optional), Organ (2.5')
  • Psalm 117 (118) - This is the Day!Request score
    Cong., Organ, SATB Solos (4')
    Text: Psalm 117(118)
    Gospel Acclamation for Easter
  • Seven Last Words in 7 movementsRequest score
    I. Father, Forgive Them
    SATB (4.25')
    Text: English and Latin
    II. Amen dico tibi
    Sop. Solo, SSAATTBB (3')
    Text: Latin
    III. Mulier, ecce filius tuus
    SATBB (4.5')
    Text: Latin
    IV. Eli, lama sabatani?
    SSAATTBB (4.25')
    Text: English and Latin
    V. I Thirst
    SATTBB (2.5')
    Text: English and Latin
    VI. Consummatum est
    SSAATTBB (2')
    Text: Latin
    VII. Father, into Thy Hands
    SSATBB (2.5')
    Text: English and Latin
  • Silent Night (Stille Nacht)Request score
    SSATTBB (3.5')
    Published by E.C Shirmer 7.0494
    Text: Traditional German w/English
  • Spirit DivineRequest score
    SATB, Organ (2.5')
  • Stabat Mater in 5 movementsRequest score
    I. Stabat Mater
    Solo Sop., SATB, 2 violas, 2'celli, oboe
    The first choral sounds are altos and tenors, a sonority prominent through the work. This initial movement, which describes the weeping mother Mary, contains a central soprano arioso with quasifugal strings.
    II. Quis Est Homo
    Solo Sop., SATB, 2 violas, 2'celli, oboe
    The text of the second movement invites us, as observers, into the scene— “Who would not weep if he saw such suffering?”—and thus begins without instruments. A lyrical middle section for soprano closes with a steady, tenuto, descending line to represent the moment of Christ’s death. The instruments, absent at the beginning, now finish alone, as if the scene is too painful for words.
    III. Eja Mater!
    Solo Sop., SATB, 2 violas, 2'celli, oboe
    In the middle movement, the prayer pleads that we may help to relieve Mary’s suffering, and thus Bern limits the scoring to chorus and strings. The opening section is repeated verbatim at the end, albeit with a different text. Once again altos and tenors predominate, trading the text back and forth, even interrupting words.
    IV. Virgo Virginem
    Solo Sop., SATB, 2 violas, 2'celli, oboe
    The fourth and fifth movements function as one unit without a break. Soprano solo receives but the barest of support from the strings. The chorus briefly interjects, and then the soprano returns to the start, embellishing the vocal line akin to a Bach da capo aria. The oboe—not heard during the previous two movements—initiates the finale with a variant of the violin melody that began the Stabat Mater. Choral chords and instrumental polyphony fuse the harmonic and melodic instincts that Bern brought to all his music. The final “Amen”, a rising cadence to D major, would befit even his most recent works.
    V. Quando Corpus Morietur
    Solo Sop., SATB, 2 violas, 2'celli, oboe
  • Te Deum in 5 movementsRequest score
    I. We Praise Thee, O God
    Bar. Solo, SSA solo (brief), SATB, Piano (4 Hands), Perc (1 - Tmp. +), Strings (Optional)
    Text: Book of Common Prayer
    II. Thou Art The King of Glory
    Bar. Solo, SATB, Piano (4 Hands), Percussion (1 - Tmp. +), Strings (Optional)
    Text: Book of Common Prayer
    III. Thou Sittest at the Right Hand of God
    SATB, Piano (4 Hands), Percussion (1 - Tmp. +), Strings (Optional)
    Text: Book of Common Prayer
    IV. O Lord, Save Thy People
    Bar. Solo, SATB, Piano (4 Hands), Percussion (1 - Tmp. +), Strings
    Text: Book of Common Prayer
    V. O Lord, Let Thy Mercy Be Upon Us
    Bar. Solo, SATB, Piano (4 Hands), Percussion (1 - Tmp. +), Strings (Optional)
    Text: Book of Common Prayer
  • There is no rose of such virtueRequest score
    SATB soli, SATB (2.5')
    Text: 15th cent. English
  • Three French Carols in 3 movementsRequest score
    I. Silly Shepherds
    SATB, Chamber Orchestra OR Piano OR Harp (4.5')
    Published by E.C. Schirmer 7.0492
    Text: Herbolsheimer
    Based on a music tune of French origin
    II. O Come, O Come Emmanuel (Veni Emmanuel)
    Sop. Solo, SATB, Harp (or Keyboard) (3.5')
    Text: O Antiphon
    Herbolsheimer assigns the chant first to a solo soprano with delicate instrumental flurries. For the last verse, he expands from a mostly unison texture to a full four voices, assigning increasing majesty to mankind’s appeal to be of “one heart and mind”.
    III. Aye! Sing we now
    SATB, Harp (or Keyboard) (3')
    Text: Herbolsheimer
    Christmas, celebratory carol
  • Three Psalmadic Choruses in 3 movementsRequest score
    I. I Am Weary With My Groaning
    Sop. Solo (brief), SATB (2')
    Text: Psalm 6
    II. Be Thou Exalted, O God
    Sop. Solo (brief), SATB (1.5')
    Text: Psalm 57
    III. Unto Thee, Lift I Up Mine Eyes
    Sop. Solo (brief), SATB (1.5')
    Text: Psalm 123
Church Service Music
    (All works are published by Herbolsheimer Music Catalogue)

  • At the Lamb's High Feast (SALZBURG)Request score
    Cong., Organ, 3 Trumpets, 1 Trombone, Timpani
    Text: Traditional
    Also available for 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones
  • Free of All Danger (Response)Request score
    Unison Choir (cantor), Brass Quintet, timpani, Organ, Congregation (1')
  • GloriaRequest score
    Version I
    Cong., Organ, SATB, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Timpani
    Text: 1974 Text
    Peace Mass
  • Gloria NewRequest score
    Version 2
    Cong., Organ, SATB
    Text: 1974 Text
    Peace Mass
  • He is Risen (Neander)Request score
    Cong., Organ, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Timpani
    Text: Traditional
  • Inscriptions of St. James Cathedral in 6 movementsRequest score
    I. I am the Vine
    SSATTB (4')
    Text: John 15
    I am the vine is one of six settings of inscriptions found on the walls of St. James Cathedral. The commission specifies that the work was written “for those branches in our midst who serve,” referencing the text that compares worshippers to parts of a vine. Bern depicts the vine ingeniously in the music itself: two parts, initially alto and soprano, whose melodic fragments interweave, growing steadily to a contemplative pentatonic chord. This repeats a step higher, as the vines crawl up. When the text shifts to the branches, the sopranos leap up as if reaching dramatically to the sky. For the final declaration that the faithful will “bear much fruit,” Bern returns to the opening music with subtle changes that relax the harmony to a gentle D major.
    II. Domus Dei, Porta Coeli
    Ten. Solo, SATB, 2 Trumpet , 2 Trombones, Organ (5')
    Text: Genesis 28
    III. Into Marvelous Light
    SAATB, Organ
    Text: 1 Peter 2
    IV. I am In Your Midst
    SATB
    Text: Luke 22
    V. Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)
    Cong., Organ, 2 Trumpets, 1 French Horn, 1 Trombone, 1 Tuba, Timpani
    Text: Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)
    Also available for 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones
    VI. Truly I Tell You
    SAATBB (3')
    Text: Matthew 24:40
  • Jesus Christ is Risen Today (EASTER HYMN)Request score
    Cong, Organ, 3 Trumpets, 1 Trombone, Timpani
    Also available 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Timpani
  • Joy to the World (ANTIOCH)Request score
    Cong., Organ, 2 Trumpets, Timpani
    Text: Traditional
    Also available 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Timpani
  • Meditaton on In Christ there is no east or west (MCKEE)Request score
    Organ (1.5')
  • Psalm 95 (96) - Today is Born Our SaviorRequest score
    Cong., Organ Ten., Bass solos (3')
    Response for Christmas
  • Psalm 117 (118) - This is the Day!Request score
    Cong., Organ, SATB Solos (4')
    Text: Psalm 117(118)
    Gospel Acclamation for Easter
  • Psalm 28 - Praise to you, O LordRequest score
    SATB, Organ, Congregation (3-5')
    Entrance Psalm
  • Psalm 33 (34) - Taste and SeeRequest score
    Congregation, Unison Choir (Cantor), Organ (2.5')
  • Psalm 96 (97) - Proclaim his marvelous deedsRequest score
    Congregation, Psalmist, Organ
    Responsorial Psalm
  • St. James Mass for Peace in 14 movementsRequest score
    I. Introduction to Hymn Tune ST. THOMAS
    Oboe, Percussion, Organ, Congregation (2')
    II. Kyrie Eleison

    VOICING: ______________________
    III. Gloria

    VOICING: ______________________
    IV. Psalm 85 - The Lord Speaks of Peace
    Alto, Baritone, Oboe, Organ, Congregation (2')
    IX. Memorial Acclamation

    VOICING: ______________________
    V. Gospel Acclamation
    Soprano (Tenor), Congregation, Organ (1')
    VI. Elegy (for solo oboe)
    Oboe (2')
    VII. O Lord, Increase My Faith

    VOICING: ______________________
    VIII. Holy, Holy, Holy

    VOICING: ______________________
    Text: REM 3
    X. Great Amen

    VOICING: ______________________
    XI. Lamb of God

    VOICING: ______________________
    XII. Let Us Sing Sweet Songs

    VOICING: ______________________
    XIII. Concluding Rite

    VOICING: ______________________
    XIV. Introduction to Old 100th - Let There Be Light
    Oboe, Glockenspiel, Organ, Congregation (1')
  • Three Organ Pieces for Pentecost in 3 movementsRequest score
    I. Prelude
    Organ (4.75')
    II. Fantasy on Veni Creator Spiritus
    Organ
    III. Postlude
    Organ
Songs and Song Cycles
    (All works are published by Herbolsheimer Music Catalogue)

  • A Lady in Waiting in 6 movementsRequest score
    I. She is living alone at the beach house
    Mezzo, Piano (4.75')
    Text: Irvine A. Huck
    6 songs for mezzo and piano
    II. Lamento della ninfa I
    Mezzo, Piano (2')
    Text: Irvine A. Huck
    III. From the heart of the matter
    Mezzo, Piano (1.25')
    Text: Irvine A. Huck
    IV. Lamento della ninfa II
    Mezzo, Piano (2.5')
    Text: Irvine A. Huck
    V. Valse Triste
    Mezzo, Piano (2')
    Text: Irvine A. Huck
    VI. Lamento della ninfa III
    Mezzo, Piano (2.5')
    Text: Irvine A. Huck
  • AlbinaRequest score
    Soprano, Flute, Cello, Piano (8.5')
    Text: Tatar Folk Poetry trans. English
  • American Folk Song Settings - Volume I in 5 movementsRequest score
    I. Red River Valley
    High or Medium Voice, Piano (3.5')
    Text: Ozark Folk, Vance Randolph
    II. Wicked Polly
    High Voice, Piano (2.5')
    Text: Ozark Folk, Vance Randolph
    III. Lovely William
    High Voice, Piano (4')
    Text: Ozark Folk, Vance Randolph
    IV. Lulu Walls
    High Voice, Piano (5.25')
    Text: Ozark Folk, Vance Randolph
    V. Uncle Joe
    High Voice, Piano (2.5')
    Text: Ozark Folk, Vance Randolph
  • American Folk Song Settings - Volume II in 6 movementsRequest score
    I. The Two Brothers
    High Voice, Piano (3.25')
    Text: Ozark Folk, Vance Randolph
    Six Songs for High Voice and Piano
    II. Old Woman
    High Voice, Piano (1')
    Text: Ozark Folk, Vance Randolph
    III. Dinky
    High Voice, Piano (3.5')
    Text: Ozark Folk, Vance Randolph
    IV. The Letter in the Candle
    High or Medium Voice, Piano (2')
    Text: Ozark Folk, Vance Randolph
    V. Black Sheep
    High or Medium Voice, Piano (4')
    Text: Ozark Folk, Vance Randolph
    VI. Sourwood Mountain
    High Voice, Piano (2.5')
    Text: Ozark Folk, Vance Randolph
  • American Folk Song Settings - Volume III in 7 movementsRequest score
    I. The Little Yellow Dog
    High Voice, Piano (3.75')
    Text: Ozark Folk, Vance Randolph
    Six Songs for High Voice and Piano
    II. Ratcoon
    High Voice, Piano (1')
    Text: Ozark Folk, Vance Randolph
    III. William Cook
    High Voice, Piano (4')
    Text: Ozark Folk, Vance Randolph
    IV. The Silvery Moon
    High Voice, Piano (5.5')
    Text: Ozark Folk, Vance Randolph
    V. The Wicked Girl
    High Voice, Piano (2.25')
    Text: Ozark Folk, Vance Randolph
    VI. The Old Black Booger
    High Voice, Piano (1.5')
    Text: Ozark Folk, Vance Randolph
    VII. The Skeptic's Daughter
    High Voice, Piano (1.5')
    Text: Ozark Folk, Vance Randolph
  • And In the Dark Garden in 4 movementsRequest score
    I. A dark skinned youth
    Mezzo, Piano (3')
    Text: Russian (Akhmatova) trans. English
    II. And In the black garden
    Mezzo, Piano (2')
    Text: Russian (Akhmatova) trans. English
    III. Bury me, wind!
    Mezzo, Piano (4')
    Text: Russian (Akhmatova) trans. English
    IV. The fisherman
    Mezzo, Piano (4.25')
    Text: Russian (Akhmatova) trans. English
  • Quien soy yo? (Who am I?)Request score
    High Voice, Piano (2.5')
    Text: Spanish by Uicab
    Also available Medium and Low voice
  • Rose of Sharon in 5 movementsRequest score
    I. I am the Rose of Sharon
    Mezzo, Piano (2')
    Text: Bible
    II. By Night on my Bed
    Mezzo, Piano (2')
    Text: Bible
    III. The Watchmen
    Mezzo, Piano (2')
    Text: Bible
    IV. The Voice of my Beloved
    Mezzo, Piano (3')
    Text: Bible
    V. A Garden Inclosed
    Mezzo, Piano (2')
    Text: Bible
  • Two Italian Songs in 2 movementsRequest score
    I. L'amore che canto
    Medium Voice, Piano (4.5')
    Text: Relative of G. Sorrentino
    II. Preghiera Semplice
    Medium Voice, Piano (4.75')
    Text: St. Francis of Assisi
  • Two Sevillian Songs in 2 movementsRequest score
    I. A una nariz
    Soprano, Piano (3')
    Text: Spanish, Villegas
    II. La Gotica Tumba
    Soprano, Piano (4')
    Text: Spanish, Becquér
  • Un Pajarillo CantaRequest score
    High voice, Piano (2')
    Text: Spanish, Uicab
    Mexican lullaby
Orchestral Works
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  • ChrysalisRequest score
    Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass
    Reworking of the last Movement of String Quartet No. 1
  • Henry's TuneRequest score
    String orchestra (4')
  • In Mysterium TremendumRequest score
    For 17 instruments (13')
    This piece was performed in 1987 during Music Today concert at the Merkin Concert Hall in New York, under the direction of Gerard Schwarz. Later it was reworked to a full orchestra version and became Last Mvt. of Symphony No.1.
  • Symphony No. 1 in 3 movementsRequest score
    I. Movement 1
    Full Orchestra (7.5')
    Symphony No. 1 was premiered by the Florida Symphony under conductor Kenneth Jean
    II. Movement II
    Full Orchestra (2')
    III. In Mysterium Tremendum
    Full Orchestra (11.5')
Chamber Music
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  • AlbinaRequest score
    Soprano, Flute, Cello, Piano (8.5')
    Text: Tatar Folk Poetry trans. English
  • Botanas in 5 movementsRequest score
    I. Panuchos y Salbutes
    String Quartet, Piano (2')
    Written for St. Helen's Quintet
    II. Relleno Negro
    String Quartet, Piano (2.75')
    Written for St. Helen's Quintet
    III. Sikil Pak
    String Quartet, Piano (1.75')
    Written for St. Helen's Quintet
    IV. X'ni Pek
    String Quartet, Piano (.75')
    Written for St. Helen's Quintet
    V. Mucbil Pollo
    String Quartet, Piano (2.5')
    Written for St. Helen's Quintet
  • Children of the Raven in 5 movementsRequest score
    I. Raven
    Percussion 1 & 2, Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, 2 Flutes (Piccolo doubles)
    For Eugene Ballet
    II. Beaver
    Percussion 1 & 2, Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, 2 Flutes (Piccolo doubles)
    For Eugene Ballet
    III. Wolf
    Percussion 1 & 2, Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, 2 Flutes (Piccolo doubles)
    For Eugene Ballet
    IV. Bear
    Percussion 1 & 2, Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, 2 Flutes (Piccolo doubles)
    For Eugene Ballet
    IV. Potlach
    Percussion 1 & 2, Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, 2 Flutes (Piccolo doubles)
    For Eugene Ballet
  • CHILDSWORLD in 4 movementsRequest score
    I. childsplay
    String Quartet, Piano
    UNESCO commission
    II. childsong
    String Quartet, Piano
    Okinawan children's song
    III. childsdance
    String Quartet, Piano
    Tatar children's dance
    IV. childssleep
    String Quartet, Piano
  • ChrysalisRequest score
    Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass
    Reworking of the last Movement of String Quartet No. 1
  • Divertimento for Three Pianos in 6 movementsRequest score
    I. Prelude
    Piano x3
    II. Minuet
    Piano x3
    III. Intermezzo
    Piano x3
    IV. Sarabande
    Piano x3
    V. Burlesque
    Piano x3
    VI. Tarantella
    Piano x3
  • Janus IRequest score
    Brass Octet (4 Trpt, 2 Tenor Tbn, 2 Bass Tbn) (5.5')
  • KassandraRequest score
    Piano Four-hands
    For Frankfurt Ballet
  • La Casa de Bernarda Alba (Original)Request score
    Piano Four-Hands (15')
    For Cornish Ballet, Pat Hon
  • La Ruta Puuc in 5 movementsRequest score
    I. La Gruta de Loltun (The Grotto of Loltun)
    Clarinet in A, Cello (Viola), Piano (5.85')
    II. Tlachtli (Game of Ball)
    Clarinet in A, Cello (Viola), Piano (3.75')
    Parts available
    III. La cantilena de X'tabai (The Song of X'tabai)
    Clarinet in A, Cello (Viola), Piano (5.3')
    IV. Alux'ob
    Clarinet in A, Cello (Viola), Piano (3')
    V. Canción de Cuna de los Zopilotes (Lullaby of the Vultures)
    Clarinet in A, Cello (Viola), Piano
  • Le Chacopol (The Hot-headed Woman), Version IRequest score
    Violin, Percussion (Crash cymbal, wood block, Bongo 1 & 2, Snare Drum, Tom Tom, Bass Drum)
    Commissioned by Janet Utterback Peck
  • Le Chacopol (The Hot-headed Woman), Version IIRequest score
    Alto saxophone, Percussion (Cow Bell, Bongo, 2 mini timbales, low tom-tom, 2-lbs Tin Can)
    Adapted from Version 1
  • Magritte MusicRequest score
    Bb Clarinet, Cello, Marimba (4 octave), Vibraphone, Piano (5')
  • Phoenix VariationsRequest score
    Theme and Variations
    Bb Clarinet and percussion (17')
    Pacific Northwest Ballet commission. For two players: Bb clarinet and percussion. Percussion include: marimba (4octavt), vibraphone, triangle, suspended cymbal, brake drum, five temple blocks, five tom-toms, two timpani and bass drum.
  • Quintet for Brass in 4 movementsRequest score
    I. Prelude
    2 Trpt, Horn, Tbn, Tuba
    II. Burlesque
    2 Trpt, Horn, Tbn, Tuba
    III. March
    2 Trpt, Horn, Tbn, Tuba
    IV. Postlude
    2 Trpt, Horn, Tbn, Tuba
  • RecordateRequest score
    Solo Bass, Piano (4')
    For Karen Janes, parts available
  • Sonata for Cello and Piano "Master and Margarita" in 4 movementsRequest score
    I. Passio Secundum Pontio Pilato
    Cello, Piano
    II. Queen Margot's Ride
    Cello, Piano
    III. Love Song of Master and Margarita
    Cello, Piano
    IV. Black Magic at the Variety Theater
    Cello, Piano
  • Sonata for Violin and Piano in 4 movementsRequest score
    I. Lento
    Violin, Piano
    II. Allegro
    Violin, Piano
    III. Allegretto with bizarre humor
    Violin, Piano
    IV. Adagio
    Violin, Piano
  • String Quartet No. 1 in 4 movementsRequest score
    I. Lento, Allegro Molto
    String quartet
    II. Andante Extravagante
    String quartet
    III. Allegro Furioso
    String quartet
    IV. Adagio Molto
    String quartet
  • Suite for Violin, Oboe, and Piano in 3 movementsRequest score
    I. Intrada
    Violin, Oboe, Piano
    Aka 'Partita', parts available
    II. Duet
    Violin, Oboe, Piano
    Aka 'Partita', parts available
    III. Burlesque
    Violin, Oboe, Piano
    Aka 'Partita', parts available
  • Tanguy MusicRequest score
    Flute, Bb Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano, Percussion (17')
    Percussion include: marimba (four octave), vibraphone, tubular bells, tam-tam, triangle
  • The Visitation of the Priory of St. Michael the Archangel Without StamfordRequest score
    Soprano, male speaker, fl., cl., vn., vc., piano, perc. (25')
    Text: 14th Century Monastic Life adapt. by Herbolsheimer
    Percussion include: marimba (four octave), vibraphone, four woodblocks, three tom-toms, two temple blocks, bass drum, Sanctus bells, and three crotales (low G#, A# and the middle C - that is the middle one of the three standard C crotales available, not "middle C"). Premiered by Marni Nixon.
  • Three Etudes for Idiophones and Piano in 3 movementsRequest score
    I. Burlesque for Xylophone
    Xylophone, Vibraphone and Marimba (one player) and Piano (6')
    II. Aria for Vibraphone
    Xylophone, Vibraphone and Marimba (one player) and Piano (6')
    III. Moto Perpetuo for Marimba
    Xylophone, Vibraphone and Marimba (one player) and Piano (6')
  • Triduum in 3 movementsRequest score
    I. Crucifixus
    Brass Septet (2 Horns, 2 Trpts, 2 Tbn, 1 Tuba)
    II. passus, et sepultus est
    Brass Septet (2 Horns, 2 Trpts, 2 Tbn, 1 Tuba)
    III. Et resurrexit tertia die
    Brass Septet (2 Horns, 2 Trpts, 2 Tbn, 1 Tuba)
  • Variationes VentorumRequest score
    Woodwind Quintet
    Theme, Nine Variations, Finale. The work contains nine variations on the Appalachian spiritual “Changing Seasons”. Each of the five odd-numbered variations (quartets) features a different instrument in a solo role. In the four even-numbered variations (trios), the previously featured instrument passes the primary material onto the next. Thus, all nine variations have different instrumental combinations as well as different characters. The finale consists of a passacaglia and canon before the last statement of the theme. Written for Soni Ventorum.
Solo Instrumental
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  • Ashik Dances Before His LoveRequest score
    Alto Flute (5')
  • Ballade No. 1 for Solo GuitarRequest score
    Guitar
  • Eight Exits for Piano in 8 movementsRequest score
    I. Schizophrenic
    Piano
    II. Phlegmatic
    Piano
    III. Bellicose
    Piano
    IV. Lackadaisical
    Piano
    V. Timorous
    Piano
    VI. Flippant
    Piano
    VII. Jocular
    Piano
    VIII. Pedantic
    Piano
  • Elegy for solo oboeRequest score
    Oboe (2')
    From St. James Mass for Peace
  • Fantasy on Veni Creator Spiritus in 3 movementsRequest score
    I. Prelude
    Organ (4.75')
    II. Fantasy
    Organ
    III. Postlude
    Organ
  • Five Elegies for Solo Cello in 5 movementsRequest score
    I. Semplice
    Cello (3')
    II. Appassionato
    Cello (3')
    III. Ostinato
    Cello (3')
    IV. Cantabile
    Cello (2.15')
    V. Tranquillo
    Cello (5')
  • La Dama en Rose (The Woman in Pink)Request score
    Flute (1.25')
  • Legerdemain (Six Etudes for solo Marimba)Request score
    Marimba
  • Meditaton on In Christ there is no east or west (MCKEE)Request score
    Organ (1.5')
  • Pictures from Yucatan in 2 movementsRequest score
    Box Ek T'ho (Dark Sky Over Merida)
    Piano solo
    U K'uk'um'ob Kukuul (Las Plumas del Queztal, The Quetzal's Feathers)
    Piano solo (4.25')
  • Power PreludeRequest score
    Piano
  • Sonata for Piano in 4 movementsRequest score
    I. Allegro Molto
    Piano
    II. Nocturne
    Piano
    III. Scherzo
    Piano
    IV. Toccata
    Piano
  • Sonatina for Flute in 3 movementsRequest score
    I
    Flute
    II
    Flute
    III
    Flute
  • Three Organ Pieces for Pentecost in 3 movementsRequest score
    I. Prelude
    Organ (4.75')
    II. Fantasy on Veni Creator Spiritus
    Organ
    III. Postlude
    Organ
  • Vidi Aqua VitaeRequest score
    Harp solo (3.75')
  • [Five Fugues for Keyboard] in 4 movementsRequest score
    I. Fugue in C mInor
    Keyboard
    II. Fugue in F# minor
    Keyboard
    III. Fugue in Bb minor
    Keyboard
    IV. Fugue in G major
    Keyboard (1.25')
Opera
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  • Three Choruses from Mark Me TwainRequest score
    2 Sop. solos, Ten. solo, Bar. solo, SATB, Piano (14 mins)
    Text: Libretto by Phil Shallat