Solo vocal with piano

Six Yiddish Scenes

Adapted from East European Jewish Folk Songs

Low voice and piano, also for high voice or chorus with piano

Premiered by Maria Dubinsky, soprano, and the composer

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Six Songs, 13 minutes


Jabberwocky

Poem by Lewis Carroll

Voice and piano

Commissioned by Timothy Jerome

Premiered by Timothy Jerome, baritone, and the composer

Manhattan School of Music

One Song, 5 minutes


The Mockingbird (from Black Wings)

7 1/2 minutes

From Black Wings

Poems by Randall Jarrell

Soprano and piano

Premiered by Margaret Ahrens, soprano, and the composer

University of South Carolina

30 minutes


This Much I Know

from Blood on the Dining Room Floor

Text by Gertrude Stein

Soprano and piano

Commissioned by Antonio and Marjorie Ramirez

Premiered by Margaret Ahrens, soprano, and the composer

St. Joseph’s Church, New York

3 minutes


Zeno’s Arrow

Seven Songs to poems by Jan Schreiber

Tenor or soprano and piano

Commissioned for Jan Schreiber

Premiered by David Bender, tenor, and the composer

15 minutes


Novelty

OOBA

Song for Children
Lyrics, Vocals, and Instrumental by the composer
Produced by Mountain Laurel Music


Solo vocal with ensemble

Spring Sestina

Poem by Toni Mergentime Levi

Soprano and 10 instruments

Commissioned and premiered by Music Today Series

Margaret Ahrens, soprano

Gerard Schwarz, conductor

Merkin Concert Hall, New York

9 1/2 minutes


“The Truth”

Poem by Randall Jarrell

Soprano and 10 instruments

Commissioned and premiered by
Chamber Music Northwest
Lucy Shelton, soprano

Conducted by the composer

Portland, Oregon

12 minutes


Opera

In the Beginning…

An opera parable in seven scenes

Libretto by Toni Mergentime Levi

14 singers, piano-vocal score

Scene 1, "In the Womb"

Premiered by New Amsterdam Singers

Clara Longstreth, Music Director

Merkin Concert Hall, New York

60 minutes


Thanksgiving

A serio-comic opera in one act

Libretto by Toni Mergentime Levi

12 singers and chamber orchestra

Premiered by Juilliard Opera Department

Conducted by the composer

Paul Recital Hall, Juilliard

60 minutes