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New publications of my pieces

I am delighted to announce that I am officially a published composer! Three of my best and most interesting pieces-- "As kingfishers catch fire," "O Clavis David," and "Songs in Time of Peril"-- are now part of the catalogue of …

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A new score for our times

Another new score is up on my scores page, a setting of the Advent antiphon "O Clavis David." I started working on this piece some months before the pandemic hit, but was inspired to push it through to a…

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American Prize semifinalist

I'm honored to be able to announce that I have been selected as a semifinalist for the American Prize in choral composition for 2019-20:

https://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2020/01/semi-finalists-composers-choral-music.html

You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news…

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A belated summary of 2019, and a look ahead

It's been a very busy, and very distracted, 2019, but I nonetheless have some musical highlights to share:

  • In June, IOCSF performed a revised version of my "Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away," originally written in…
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Video of Choral Chameleon Institute performance of my work

On June 29, Choral Chameleon concluded its Institute in Brooklyn with a performance of twelve new choral works including my own "Ve hayah ba-'acharit hayamim," the third movement of my Hebrew cycle "Songs in Time of Peril." Their excellent performance…

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New YouTube channel for my works

I've started a YouTube channel with recordings of some of my pieces:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkIxjX39N9rMQW-7imQIj9A

All these recordings come with perusal scores so you can see how the music unfolds, hopefully helping you decide whether to purchase scores. I'll add…

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New major work: "Songs in Time of Peril"

I'm delighted to announce that I've completed a three-movement choral work entitled "Songs in Time of Peril," with Hebrew texts from Job, Psalm 69, and Micah. Each movement is based harmonically around a different one of the symmetrical scales that…