Mark Twain Suite

Chorus SATB, tenor solo and orchestra

Commissioned by New York Choral Society
David Bender, Tenor

Robert DeCormier, conductor

Premiered in Carnegie Hall

Lawson-Gould Music Publishers
Centaur Records

Four movements, 30 minutes


Dayenu: A Passover Oratorio

From Old Testament, Talmud, and Holocaust writings

Tenor and baritone solos, chorus SATB and orchestra

Commissioned by New York Choral Society and Central Synagogue

Premiered in Carnegie Hall

Adam Klein, tenor; Cantor Richard Botton, baritone

John Daly Goodwin, conductor

Mobart Music Publications

Two movements, 50 minutes


Dateless Calendar

Poems by Sally Fisher

Chorus and six instruments

Commissioned by New Amsterdam Singers

Clara Longstreth, Music Director

Premiered in Church of the Holy Trinity, New York

12 mostly continuous short movements, 16-19 minutes


“In the Womb”

From In the Beginning

Libretto by Toni Mergentime Levi

Chorus with electronic accompaniment

Premiered by New Amsterdam Singers

Clara Longstreth, Music Director

Merkin Concert Hall

10 1/2 minutes


“Van Gogh at San Rémy”

7 ½ minutes

Fourth movement of

Journeys & Secrets

Poems by Toni Mergentime Levi

Chorus and 12 instruments

Commissioned and premiered by New Amsterdam Singers

Clara Longstreth, Music Director

Mobart Music Publications
Four movements, c. 25 minutes


Bye, Bye Toots: A Memorial Cantata

Poems by Ann and Burt Chernow

Chorus SATB and piano

Commissioned by Bert Chernow Memorial Concerts

Premiered by Orphenians of Staples High School, Norwalk, CT

Alice Lipson, conductor

Temple Shalom, Norwalk, CT

Recorded by Counterpoint, Robert DeCormier, conductor

Albany Records

Lawson-Gould Music Publishers

Four movements, 14 minutes


Holy Willie’s Prayer

Poem by Robert Burns

Chorus SATB and chamber orchestra

Commissioned by and premiered by Robert DeCormier Singers

Robert DeCormier, conductor

Merkin Concert Hall, New York

Mobart Music Publications

One movement, 9 1/2 minutes


Acts of Love

Poems by Sally Fisher

Chorus SATB and chamber orchestra

Commissioned by New Amsterdam Singers

Clara Longstreth, Music Director

Merkin Concert Hall, New York

Albany Records

Six movements, 24 minutes


Bow Down Thine Ear, O Lord

Psalms 86 and 19

8 voices or double chorus, a cappella

Commissioned by Antonio and Marjorie Ramirez

Premiered by Choir of St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, New York

One movement, 5 minutes


Songs for the Synagogue

Co-composer: Rabbi Mark Lipson

Cantor, adult and children’s choirs, and quintet or chamber orchestra

Commissioned and premiered by Temple Shalom of Norwalk, CT

Conducted by the composer

Transcontinental Music Publications

Nine movements, 25 minutes