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Orchestral

 

Serenade (2013)
For Large Orchestra (10′)
Commissioned by the Saratoga Performing Arts Center for the Philadelphia Orchestra

Premiered by the Philadelphia Orchestra, Keith Lockhart, conductor

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, NY August 8, 2013

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The Song of the Wandering Darveesh (2012)
For Orchestra (15′)

Commissioned by the Great Mountains Music Festival, South Korea

Premiered by the Festival Orchestra

Alpensia Hall, South Korea July 27, 2013

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Vox Humana (2012)

For Large Orchestra (14′)

Commissioned by the National Theater Orchestra of Manheim

Premiered by the National Theater Orchestra of Manheim

Manheim, Germany, May 13, 2013

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Come Up From the Fields Father (2008/2012)

Orchestral version (12′)

Co-commissioned by the Manhattan School of Music, the Wheeling Symphony and the Vermont Symphony

Premiered by the Manhattan School of Music Chamber Sinfonia, George Manahan, conductor;

Thomas Hampson, baritone; David Geber, cello

Borden Auditorium, New York, NY, March 1, 2012

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Across the Span of Time (2011)
For Orchestra (8′)

Commissioned by the Seattle Symphony

Premiered by the Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwartz, conductor

Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA, April 8, 2011

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Vox Terrae (2008)
For Orchestra (17')

Commissioned by the Lancaster Symphony

Premiered by the Lancaster Symphony, Stephen Gunzenhauser, conductor

Fulton Opera House, Lancaster, PA, November 11, 2011

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Rocking the Cradle (2007)
For Orchestra (20')

Commissioned by the Baltimore Symphony

Premiered by the Baltimore Symphony, Juanjo Mena, conductor

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD, March 22, 2007

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The Night Rainbow (1999)

For Orchestra (18')

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Vox Populi (1998)

For Orchestra (6')

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Celestial Night (1997)
For Orchestra (20')

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Concerto for Orchestra "Zoroastrian Riddles" (1996)

For Orchestra (30')

Commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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Toward the Splendid City (1992)
For Large Orchestra
(9')

Commissioned by the New York Philharmonic

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Song of Remembrance (1991)
For Orchestra (18')

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The Awakened Heart (1990)
For Orchestra (24')

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First Light (1988)

For Orchestra (13')

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Symphony No. 1 – Dona Nobis Pacem (1984)
For Large Orchestra (37')

Commissioned by the Paulist Fathers

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Solo Instrument & Chamber Ensemble

A Prayer for Our Time (2013)
For Solo Cello and Chamber Orchestra (9')

Commissioned by the Eastern Music Festival

Premiered by the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra , Gerard Shwartz, conductor; Julian Schwartz, cello

Eastern Music Festival, Greensboro, NC,  July 20, 2013

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Kaddish (2012)

For Violin and String Orchestra (16')

Commissioned by the New Jersey Symphony

Premiered by the New Jersey Symphony, Jacques LaCombe, music director; Gil Shaham, violin

New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ, April 27, 2012

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Small Ensemble

Lamentations (2013)
For Piano, Violin, Cello and Clarinet (11')

Commissioned by the Zodiac Trio

Premiered by the Zodiac Trio

Paris, France June 7, 2013

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Remembering Neda (2009)

For flute, cello & piano (19')

Commissioned for the Dolce Suono Trio

Premiered by the Dolce Suono Trio

Trinity Center for Urban Life, Philadelphia, PA October 22, 2010

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The Faces of Guernica (2009)

For Piano Trio (13')

Commissioned by the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation for the Trio Cavatina

Premiered by the Trio Cavatina

Weil Hall, New York, May 20, 2010

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Kaddish (2008)

For String Sextet (16')

Commissioned by Concertante

Premiered by Concertante

Harrisburg, PA, May 15, 2010

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Souvenirs (2008)

For Chamber Orchestra (18')

Commissioned by the Kravis Center (West Palm Beach, FL) for the Vienna Chamber Orchestra

on the occasion of Phillipe Entremont's 75th birthday

Premiered by the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Philippe Entremont, conductor

Mozart-Saal des Weiner Konzerthauses, Vienna, Austria June 6, 2009

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Lacrimae Beati (2009)

For String Orchestra (11')

Commissioned by the Sejong Soloists

Premiered by the Sejong Soloists

Alice Tully Hall, New York, December 4, 2009

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String Quartet No. 6 "Addio" (2009)

For String Quartet (36')

Commissioned by LifeMusic and the Eastman School of Music for the Ying Quartet

Premiered by the Ying Quartet

Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH October 30, 2009

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Adagietto (2005)

For String Orchestra (10')

Commissioned by the Wheeling Jesuit University for the Wheeling Symphony

Premiered as part of the Wheeling Jesuit University’s 50th anniversary celebrations by

Wheeling Symphony, André Raphael Smith, conductor

Wheeling, WV, March 11, 2005

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The Book of Hours (2006)

For Piano Quartet (25')

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Troubadour’s Feast (2005)

For Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello & Piano (25')

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String Quartet No. 5 – In Search of “La Vita Nuova” (2004)

For String Quartet (22')

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Apparitions (2003)

For Chamber Orchestra (28')

Commissioned by the New Jersey Symphony

Premiered by the New Jersey Symphony, Zdenek Macal, conductor

New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ, May 14, 2003

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Swan Song (2003)

For String Orchestra (8')

An arrangement of the third movement of Danielpour’s String Quartet No. 4 – Apparitions

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Portraits (2001)

For Mezzo-Soprano, Clarinet, Violin, Cello & Piano (17')

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Nocturne (2000)

For String Orchestra (2')

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String Quartet No. 2, "Shadow Dances" (1993)

For String Quartet (23')

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String Quartet No. 1 "Requiem" (1983)

For String Quartet

 

 

Piano Quintet (1988)

For String Quartet & Piano (28')

Commmissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Premiered in NY, January, 1989

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Small Ensemble and Orchestra

 

Voices of Remembrance (1998)

Concerto for String Quartet & Orchestra (24')

Commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra

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Piano

 

Etudes (2012)

For Piano (39')

Commissioned by Vanderbilt University

Premiered by Pianists Mark Wait, Amy Dorfman, and Craig Nies

Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Nashville, TN, Dec 4, 2012

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The Enchanted Garden (Preludes, Book 2) (2009)

For Piano (28')

Commissioned by IPA for Xianyin Wang

Premiered by Xiayin Wang

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NY, May 13, 2009

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Piano Fantasy, "Wenn Ich Einmal Soll Schneiden” (2008)

For Piano (16')

Commissioned by the Gilmore Foundation

Premiered by Adam Golka

Chicago, IL August 5, 2009

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Three Preludes (2003)

For Piano

 

 

Elegy (2003)

For Piano (4')

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The Enchanted Garden (Preludes, Book 1) (1992)

For Piano (22')

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Mardi Gras (from The Enchanted Garden) (1992)

For Piano (4')

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Sonata (1986)

For Piano

 

 

Psalms (1985)

For Piano

 

 

 

Voice & Orchestra

 

Toward a Season of Peace (2012)

For Solo Soprano, Chorus and Orchestra (52')

Co-commissioned by the Pacific Symphony and the Dallas Symphony

Premiered by the Pacific Symphony, Carl St. Clair, music director;

Hila Plittmann, soprano; the Pacific Chorale, John Alexander, director

Segerstrom Hall, Orange County, CA March 22, 2012

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Darkness in the Ancient Valley (Symphony in Five Movements) (2011)

For Solo Soprano and Orchestra (36')

Co-commissioned by the Nashville Symphony and the Pittsburgh Symphony

Premiered by the Nashville Symphony, Giancarlo Guerrero, music director; Hila Plittmann, soprano

Laura Turner Hall, Nashville, TN November 2011

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A Woman's Life (2008)

For Soprano Solo and Orchestra (28')

Commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra

Texts by Maya Angelou

Premiered by the Pittsburgh Symphony, Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Angela Brown, soprano

Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, PA, October 16, 2009

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Three Prayers (2007)

For Soprano & Orchestra (13')

Excerpt from Danielpour's opera Margaret Garner (2005)

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Pastime (2006)

Song-cycle for Baritone & Orchestra

Co-commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, and the Brooklyn Philharmonic

in celebration of the 2006 Major League Baseball All-Star Game on 10 July 2006

 

 

Triptych (2006)

For Soprano & Orchestra (15')

Three arias from Danielpour’s opera Margaret Garner (2005)

Commissioned by the Wheeling Symphony

Premiered by Tracie Luck, soprano; André Raphael Smith, conductor

Wheeling, WV, May 19, 2006

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Washington Speaks (2005)

For Narrator & Orchestra (7')

Commissioned by the Knights of Columbus for the Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Premiered by Sir Gilbert Levine with Ted Koppel as narrator

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Washington, D.C., November 14, 2007

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Songs of Solitude (2004)

Song-cycle for Baritone & Orchestra (30')

Written for Thomas Hampson, baritone

Commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra

Premiered by David Robertson in Philadelphia, PA on 21 October 2004

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An American Requiem (2001)

for Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor, Baritone soli, S.A.T.B. Choir & Orchestra (1 hour)

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Elegies (1997)

Song-cycle for Mezzo-Soprano, Baritone & Orchestra (33')

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Symphony No. 3, "Journey Without Distance" (1990)

For Solo Soprano, S.A.T.B. Choir & Orchestra (30')

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Symphony No. 2, "Visions" (1986)

For Soprano, Tenor and Orchestra (36')

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Oratio Pauli (1982)

For S.A.T.B. Choir and String Orchestra (18')

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Solo Instrument & Orchestra

 

Piano Concerto No.4, “A Hero’s Journey” (2011)

For Piano and Orchestra (23′)

Commissioned by the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and International Performing Artists Company

Premiered by Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Phillipe Entremont, conductor; Xiayin Wang, piano

Konzerthaus Vienna, Austria, June 18, 2011

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Mirrors (Suite in Five Movements for Piano and Orchestra) (2009)

For Piano and Orchestra (22′)

Commissioned by the Pacific Symphony

Premiered by the Pacific Symphony, Carl St. Clair, music director; Jeffrey Biegel, piano

Segerstrom Hall, Orange County, CA, February 28, 2010

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Piano Concerto No. 3, "Zodiac Variations" (2002)

For Piano Left-Hand & Orchestra (24')

Commissioned by Herbert R. Axelrod for pianist Gary Graffman

Premiered with the National Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., April 4, 2002

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Cello Concerto No. 2, "Through the Ancient Valley" (2001)

For Cello Solo, Kamancheh Soloists & Orchestra (29')

Commissioned by the New York Philharmonic for cellist Yo-Yo Ma

Premiered by the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Kurt Masur

Avery Fisher Hall, NY, March 12, 2001

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In the Arms of the Beloved (2001)

Double Concerto for Violin, Cello & Orchestra (28')

Commissioned to celebrate the 25th wedding anniversary of Jaime Laredo (violinist) and Sharon Robinson (cellist)

Premiered by the IRIS Chamber Orchestra, Michael Stern, conductor

Germantown, TN, April 20, 2002

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A Child’s Reliquary (2000)

Double Concerto for Violin, Cello & Orchestra (29')

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A Fool’s Paradise (1999)

Concerto for Violin & Orchestra

Commissioned to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Yaddo’s collaboration with the Philadelphia Orchestra

Premiered by Chantal Juillet, violin; the Philadelphia Orchestra, Charles Dutoit, conductor

Saratoga Center, NY, August, 2000

 

 

Piano Concerto No. 2 (1993)

For Piano & Orchestra (31')

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Cello Concerto No. 1 (1990)

For Cello & Orchestra (31')

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Piano Concerto No. 1, "Metamorphosis" (1990)

For Cello & Orchestra

 

Brass Ensemble

 

Icarus (2009)

For Large Brass Ensemble, Seven Percussion & Two Pianos (11′)

Commissioned by a consortium of eighteen US universities

Premiered by the Indiana University of Pennsylvania “Keystone Brass Ensemble”

WASBE International Conference July 2009

A further performance was given by the Pittsburgh Symphony in 2010

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Benediction (2007)

For 2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trombones & Chimes (2')

Commissioned by New York City Opera for Altria Group, Inc. to commemorate a decade of extraordinary support

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Voice of the City (2005)

For Concert Band (7')

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Vox Populi - for Concert Band (1998)

For Concert Band (6')

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Urban Dances, Book 2 (1993)

For Brass Quintet (22')

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Urban Dances (Book 1) (1988)

For Brass Quintet (17')

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Solo Instrument & Small Ensemble

 

Feast of Fools - Concertino (1998)

For Bassoon & String Quartet

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Solo Instrument & Piano

 

River of Light (2007)

For Violin & Piano (12')

Commissioned by the Isaac and Linda Stern Foundation for violinist Sarah Chang

Premiered in La Jolla, CA, March 18, 2007

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As Night Falls on Barjeantane (2000)

For Violin & Piano (10')

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Fantasy Variations (1997)

For Cello & Piano

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Voice & Piano

 

Four Arias, from “Margaret Garner” (2005)

For Baritone & Piano (14')

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He Is By, from “Margaret Garner” (2005)

For Soprano & Piano (4'30'')

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Three Arias, from “Margaret Garner” (2005)

For Mezzo-Soprano & Piano

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Spirits in the Well (1998)

For Treble Solo & Piano (16')

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I Am Not Prey (1996)

For Soprano & Piano Duet (6')

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Voice & Small Ensemble

 

Sweet Talk (1997)

For Mezzo-Soprano, Cello, Double Bass & Piano (23')

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Canticle of Peace (1995)

For Baritone Solo, S.A.T.B. Choir & Chamber Orchestra (19')

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Sonnets to Orpheus, Book 2 (1994)

For Baritone Solo, Flute, Clarinet, Horn, Piano, Percussion & String Quintet (25')

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String Quartet No. 3 – Psalms of Sorrow (1994)

For Baritone Solo & String Quartet (21')

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Songs of the Night (1993)

For Tenor Solo & Piano Trio (25')

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Sonnets to Orpheus, Book 1 (1992)

For Soprano Solo, Flute, Clarinet, Horn, Piano, Percussion & String Quintet (28')

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Oratio Pauli (1982)

For S.A.T.B. Choir and String Orchestra (18')

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Opera

 

Margaret Garner (2005)
Opera (2h 20m)
Libretto by Toni Morrison

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Ballet

 

Urban Dances: Dance Suite in Five Movements (1996)

For Orchestra (27')

For the New York City Ballet and Choreographer Miriam Mataviani

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Anima Mundi (1995)

Commissioned by the Pacific Northwest Ballet

Choreographed by Kent Stowell

Premiered in Seattle, WA, February 26, 1996, Stewart Kershaw, conductor

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