works

vocal

 

Already Gone – soprano, alto, tenor, bass a cappella, 1997.

Aspens – mezzo soprano, tenor a cappella, 1985.

Blood Red/Exquisite Blue – soprano, alto, tenor, bass a cappella.

Canons and Exchanges (Not One, Not Two; To Hide in a Stone; The Seed Is Sown) – mezzo soprano, tenor a cappella, 5:00, 1990. Premiered in Newark, 1991, Newark Museum, Barbara Hess, mezzo soprano, Paul Gallagher, tenor.

Clear the Way – mixed voices, 8:00, 1987. Premiered in New York, 1988, New York Open Center.

Close Your Sleepy Eyes – three-part round for mixed voices, flute, 1987.

Colorado – tenor, ashiko, 4:00, 1993. Premiered in Madison, NJ, 1994, Paul Gallagher, tenor and percussion.

Fall Lightly – mezzo soprano, flute, clarinet, two violins, cello, 1984.

Kingdom of Mescal – tenor / mezzo, tape in four movements, 20:00, 1991. Premiered in New York, 1992, Paul Gallagher, tenor.

Saltwater – solo tenor, tape in five movements, 15:00, 1993. Premiered in Trenton, 1994, Planetarium of the State Museum, Paul Gallagher, tenor.

Seen – tenor, digital delay, 9:00, 1992. Premiered in New York, 1994, Paul Gallagher, tenor.

Shining Sweet Water – three-part canon a cappella, 1987.

Six Blind Men and the Moon – tenor and mezzo soprano in six movements,  4:00. Premiered in New York, 1991, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, MicroFest II, Barbara Hess, mezzo, Paul Gallagher, tenor.

Version for accompanied solo tenor. Premiered in New York, 1998, at the opera of the same name, Paul Gallagher, tenor.

Song of Survival ­– mixed voices, flute, alto flute, double bass, 12:00, 1983. Premiered in New York, 1990, Melodious Accord, Alice Parker conducting.

Songs to the Four Directions (North: Water Finds Its Way; South: Cradle the Sky; East: Fly; West: Stillness, Quiet).  Premiered in State College, PA, 1984, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts.

Nothing Doing – mezzo soprano, tenor a cappella, 14:00, 1987.  Premiered in New York, 1985, Barbara Hess, mezzo soprano, Paul Gallagher, tenor.

Ulmus Americana – five tenor/countertenor voices a cappella, 10:00, 1987. Premiered in New York, 1988, Paul Gallagher, tenor/countertenor.

Walk It Off – soprano, alto, tenor, bass a cappella, 1998.

Water Finds Its Way (North: Songs to the Four Directions) – mezzo soprano, tenor a cappella, 5:00, 1990. Premiered in Newark, 1991, Newark Museum, Barbara Hess, mezzo soprano, Paul Gallagher, tenor.

Voir – soprano and piano. Premiered in Buffalo, NY, 1980, Christine Marstrand, soprano, Erik Skjoldan, piano.

Wonder – mixed voices, 5:00, 1988. Premiered in New York, 1994, Don't Tell Mamma, Joan Vayda, mezzo soprano.

 

chamber instrumental

 

Just Piano –  solo piano, 16:00, 1984. Premiered in New York, 1988, Erik Skjoldan, piano.

Lure – solo flute, 12:00, 1985. Premiered in New York, 1988, Andrew Bolotowsky, flute.

Nierika – violin and piano, 10:00, 1986. Premiered in New York, 1988, Laura Seaton, violin, Erik Skjoldan, piano.

Nocturne – piano, 1982.

Peal – violin, cello, 1986.

Stationary Point – trumpet with clarinet, bassoon, vibraphone, 10:00, 1982. Premiered in Buffalo, NY, 1982, David Kuehn, trumpet.

Tangible Midnight – solo piano, 62:00, 1995.

Windspoor – flute, clarinet, two violins, cello, 1984.

 

orchestra

 

Illumination – short overture (3, 3, 3, 2 / 2, 3, 3, 1 / 2 percussion / strings), 1984.

Nighthawk – wind orchestra, 20:00, 1983.

Way of the Hopi – four pieces (3, 3, 3, 2/2, 3, 3, 1 / 2 percussion / strings), 1985. Premiered in New York, 1987, Merkin Hall, American Festival of Microtonal Music, the composer conducting.

chamber orchestra

 

Palongawhoya – piano solo, two flutes, bassoon, two horns, trombone, two violins, viola, cello, double bass, 1981. Premiered in Pittsburgh, 1990, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, David Stock conducting.

Way of the Hopi – two pieces (1, 1, 1, 1 / 1, 1, 1 / 2 percussion / strings), 1989. Premiered (two pieces) in Pittsburgh, 1990, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, David Stock conducting.

 

opera / oratorio

 

Six Blind Men and the Moon – choreographed multimedia chamber opera. Solo tenor with digital ensemble (Six Blind Men and the Moon, Saltwater, Kingdom of Mescal); a cappella quartet (Blood Red/Exquisite Blue; Water Finds Its Way; Walk It Off, Already Gone, Fly, Wonder), 100:00, 1998. Premiered in New York, 1998, Kraine Theater; lead vocals: Paul Gallagher, tenor; quartet: Ovaline Whitner, soprano, Karen Goldfeder, alto, Chad Karl, tenor, Steven Raiford, bass.

 

recordings

 

Prowling the Interior – tenor, countertenor, digital ensemble (Kingdom of Mescal, Seen, Saltwater, Ulmus Americana, Colorado) words, music, vocals: Paul Gallagher; compact disc, 1995.

Round the Great Circle – three- and four-voice rounds and madrigals for mixed voices, flute, bass, percussion (Birds Fly, Shining Sweet Water, Song of Survival, Walk With Me, Medicine Wheel, Jumping Mouse, Close Your Sleepy Eyes); words and music: Paul Gallagher; vocals: Paul Gallagher, tenor, Barbara Hess, mezzo soprano, the Heron Consort: Darah Clatworhy, Bruce Detrick, André Solomon-Glover, Dana Hanchard, Jay Taylor, Caryl-Beth Thomas; flute: Rheva Kaplan, Rachael Rudich; percussion: David Light; double bass: Brian Smith; cassette, 1987.

early works

 

Ant Kiva – two violins, viola, cello, double bass, flute/alto flute, oboe, clarinet/bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion.

Dance

Equinox – viola, piano.

Hocoka – chamber orchestra.

Holohedram – solo cello.

Labyrinth – soprano, alto, tenor, flute, oboe, clarinet, viola, cello, double bass; text: Pablo Neruda.

Nails

Naivety

Percussion Quartet – 1979.

Three Neruda Songs – soprano, harp, flute, viola, cello; text: Pablo Neruda; 1982.

Unbound – 1979.

Under the Stone – 1979.