Orchestra

Pixelandia 2015

Commissioned by Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose, Music Director

with funding provided by the Fromm Music Foundation

 

Instrumentation: full orchestra

Duration: ca. 20 minutes

Mountain is Mountain 2007

Commissioned by the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra

 

Instrumentation: solo flute and string orchestra

Duration: ca. 16 minutes

(mvt I audio available at SoundCloud.)

Amid Haze – Concerto for Erhu and Chamber Orchestra 1998-1999

Commissioned by ALEA III

 

Instrumentation: erhu, flute/piccolo, oboe/English horn, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, 2 percussions, strings

Duration: ca. 13 minutes

Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra 1995

 

Instrumentation: solo clarinet and string orchestra

Duration: ca. 14 minutes

 

 

Chamber Ensemble

Mind Like Water 若水 2016

written for Lydian String Quartet

 

Instrumentation: violins (2), viola, and cello

Duration: ca. 10 minutes

(video available at the LISTEN page.)

On the Podium 2014

Commissioned by the Empyrean Ensemble

 

Instrumentation: flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, piano and percussion

Duration: ca. 3 minutes

(video available at the LISTEN page.)

Intersect 2014

Commissioned by ECCE

 

Instrumentation: flute/bass flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, cello, and piano

Duration: ca. 12 minutes

(audio available at the LISTEN page.)

In Thin Air 2012

Written for Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble

 

Instrumentation: violin, piano, and percussion

Duration: ca. 15 minutes

(mvt III audio available at SoundCloud.)

Under a Dim, Orange Light 2012

Commissioned by the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble

 

Instrumentation: flute/bass flute, viola, and guitar

Duration: ca. 11 minutes

(video available at the LISTEN page.)

When the Wind Comes, the Grass Bends 2011

Commissioned by the Lydian String Quartet

 

Instrumentation: string quintet – violin(2), viola, cello(2)

Duration: ca. 11 minutes

Pu Songling’s Bizarre Tales 2011

Commissioned by Meet The Composer

For Music from China

 

Instrumentation: erhu, pipa, yangqin, piccolo/alto flute, bass clarinet, and percussion

Duration: ca. 15 minutes

(audio available at the LISTEN page.)

Rhetorical Flourishes: Three Shepard Songs 2010

I. Oh! On an April Morning

II. Let’s Hear It

III. Empiricist of Clouds

Commissioned by the Monadnock Music Festival

Lyrics by Neil Shepard

 

Instrumentation: soprano, viola, clarinet/bass clarinet, and percussion

Duration: ca. 12 minutes

(audio available at the LISTEN page.)

Burst 2010

Commissioned by the Magic Clarinet Quartet

 

Instrumentation: Bb clarinets (3) and bass clarinet

Duration: ca. 3 minutes

Toil, Live, and Sing 2009-2010

Written for 2010 Pacific Rim Music Festival

 

Instrumentation: ajaeng, violin, and cello

Duration: ca. 7 minutes

Sky Lantern 天燈 2009

Commissioned by the Tone Melody Flute Ensemble

Instrumentation: piccolos (2), G flutes (2), flutes (21), alto flutes (6), bass flutes (4), clarinet, bassoon, percussion (2), piano, cello, and double bass

Duration: ca. 10 minutes

(audio available at youtube_logoYouTube.)

At the Brink of the Chill 2008-2009

Commissioned by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation and the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble

 

Instrumentation: violin, viola, cello, double bass, and piano

Duration: ca. 18 minutes

(audio available at the LISTEN page.)

The Orphan of Zhao 2008

(Concert Version) – derived from the incidental music for a play of the same title

Commissioned by the Brandeis Theater Company and the MusicUnitesUS

 

Instrumentation: erhu, yang-qin, viola, cello, percussion

Duration: ca. 10 minutes

Flicker 2008

Commissioned by the Triple Helix

 

Instrumentation: violin, cello, and piano

Duration: ca. 3 minutes

(audio available at the LISTEN page.)

Dou Zhen 鬥陣 2008 

Commissioned by the Ju Percussion Group

 

Instrumentation: six percussionists with mixed instruments

Duration: ca. 12 minutes

The Orphan of Zhao 2007

– incidental music for a play of the same title

Commissioned by the Brandeis Theater Company and the MusicUnitesUS

 

Instrumentation: erhu, yang-qin, viola, cello, percussion

Duration: ca. 38 minutes

Lost Threads 2005-06

Written for the Empyrean Ensemble, with funding from Meet the Composer

 

Instrumentation: piccolo/alto flute, viola, bass clarinet, and percussion

Duration: ca. 12 minutes

Transpiration 2003-04

Written for pianist Amy Briggs and the Empyrean Ensemble

 

Instrumentation: violin, cello, and piano

Duration: ca. 12 minutes

Shadow Chase 2003

Commissioned by the Left Coast Ensemble, with funding from the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation and Meet the Composer

 

Instrumentation: string quartet

Duration: ca. 10 minutes

(audio available at the LISTEN page.)

(Recording included on LCCE’s “San Francisco Premieres” CD album is available here.)

Lotus•Piercing•Tender 2003

Written for the Violafest! – a Viola Festival

 

Instrumentation: four violas

Duration: ca. 10 minutes

Longing for String Trio 2002-2003

Commissioned by The 2003 International Festival of Women in Music Today, Seoul

 

Instrumentation: violin, viola, and cello

Duration: ca 10 minutes

kai•men•da•ji 開門大吉 2002

Commissioned by the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Written for pianist Lara Downes and Alexander String Quartet

 

Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello, and piano

Duration: ca. 10 minutes

Perplexing Sorrow 2001-2002

Commissioned by Earplay

 

Instrumentation: flute, viola, and piano

Duration: ca. 10 minutes

The Horizon Unfolds 2000

 

Instrumentation: clarinet, bassoon, cornet, trombone, percussion, violin, and double bass

Duration: ca. 11 minutes

Sestetto No.2 1996

 

Instrumentation: flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion

Duration: ca. 12 minutes

Clarinet Quartet 1994-1995

(not available for performance)

 

Instrumentation: 4 clarinets in b-flat

Duration: ca. 9 minutes

Ripples 1990

(not available for performance)

 

Instrumentation: flute, violin, cello, and piano

Duration: ca. 10 minutes

Sestetto 1989-1990

(not available for performance)

 

Instrumentation: soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano

Duration: ca. 12 minutes

 

 

Solo and Duet

A Long Overdue Sequel 2015

written for Robert Schulz

in celebration of Eric Chasalow’s 60th birthday

 

Instrumentation: percussion solo

Duration: ca. 8 minutes

(video available at the LISTEN page.)

Metamorphosis 破蛹 2014

Commissioned by Pei-Ching Wu 吳珮菁

 

Instrumentation: solo marimba with 6 mallets and 14 percussion instruments

Duration: ca. 10 minutes

It Might Be Lonelier Without the Loneliness 2014

I. It might be lonelier

II. I envy Seas, whereon He rides

III. The first Day’s Night had come

Commissioned by Sarah Pelletier and Lois Shapiro

Lyrics by Emily Dickinson

 

Instrumentation: soprano and piano

Duration: ca. 11 minutes

Rio del Tizon 2010

Commissioned by cellist Rhonda Rider

 

Instrumentation: solo cello

Duration: ca. 6.5 minutes

(Recording included on cellist Rhonda Rider’s “The Grand Canyon Project” CD album is available at MSR Classics.)

(audio available at SoundCloud & youtube_logoYouTube.)

Through Time…, with Su Shr 2009

Commissioned by cellist Rhonda Rider

 

Instrumentation: cello and piano

Duration: ca. 6 minutes

Worries Just As Real 少年別識愁滋味 2008

Commissioned by the National Chiang Kai –Shek Cultural Center

 

Instrumentation: violin and piano

Duration: ca. 12 minutes

(Recording included on violinist Daniel Stepner’s “Music At Brandeis” CD album is available at Centaur Records.)

Binge Delirium 2007 

Commissioned by Chris Froh

 

Instrumentation: one percussionist with mixed instruments

Duration: ca. 10 minutes

(video available at the LISTEN page.)

Wu 2006-07

Commissioned by the Arts Council Korea

 

Instrumentation: gayaguem and cello

Duration: ca. 10 minutes

Lonebird 2006

Commissioned by Chamber Music Now, for pianist Marilyn Nonken

 

Instrumentation: solo piano

Duration: ca. 10 minutes

Three Fantasias 2006

Commissioned by clarinetist Wen-Shin Chang

 

Instrumentation: solo clarinet

Duration: ca. 9 minutes

Tangled in Smoke 2004

Written for pianist Amy Briggs

 

Instrumentation: solo piano

Duration: ca. 3 minutes

(Recording included on Amy Briggs’ “Tangos for Piano” CD album is available here.)

Subliminal Waters 2001

 

Instrumentation: solo violin

Duration: ca. 13 minutes

Ballade 1998

 

Instrumentation: solo piano

Duration: ca. 7 minutes

(Recording included on Lara Downes’s “Reform” CD album is available at Azica Records.)

Duet for Clarinet and Violoncello 1996-1997

 

Instrumentation: clartinet and cello

Duration: ca. 10 minutes

A Common Man’s Dream 1995

(not available for performance)

 

Instrumentation: tenor and piano

Duration: ca. 5 minutes

Music for Solo Marimba 1992 

(not available for performance)

 

Instrumentation: solo marimba

Duration: ca. 8 minutes

Escape 1991

 

Instrumentation: solo flute

Duration: ca. 11 minutes

Clarinet Sonata 1988-1989

(not available for performance)

 

Instrumentation: clarinet and piano

Duration: ca. 8 minutes

 

 

Choral

In Gentle Breeze, We Sing 在拂面的暖風中,我們歌唱 2017

Commissioned by the Innovation Series of the National Theater & Concert Hall, Taiwan

Lyrics by Yu-Hui Chang

 

Instrumentation: chamber choir,  children’s choir, piano, percussion (2) and theater design

Duration: ca. 7 minutes

Ching 慶 2013

Commissioned by the Taipei Symphony Orchestra

for Taipei Symphony Orchestra Chorus’ 20th Anniversary

Lyrics by 向陽 & Yu-Hui Chang

 

Instrumentation: large mixed chorus, flute/piccolo, clarinet, French horn, bass trombone, double bass, piano, and percussion (2)

Duration: ca. 30 minutes

It Is an Illusion You Were Ever Free 2010

I. Little Fugue

II. Valentine

III. Like Lightning Across an Open Field

Commissioned by the Barlow Endowment and Triple Helix Piano Trio

Lyrics by Frank Bidart

 

Instrumentation: piano trio and women’s choir  (mixed chorus version available, arranged in 2011)

Duration: ca. 14 minutes

Being: Two Collins Songs 2009

I. The Night House

II. Shoveling Snow with Buddha

Commissioned by Volti

Lyrics by Billy Collins

 

Instrumentation: a cappella chamber choir

Duration: ca. 7 minutes (The Night House) | ca. 6 minutes (Shoveling Snow with Buddha)

(These two songs may be performed as a set or as individual pieces.)

(audio available at youtube_logo The Night House  |  Shoveling Snow with Buddha )

(Recording included on Volti’s “Houses of Voices” CD album is available at Innova Recordings.)

Orpheus With His Lute 2006

Written for James Olesen

Lyrics by William Shakespeare

 

Instrumentation: chamber choir

Duration: ca. 3 minutes

 

 

Percussion

A Long Overdue Sequel 2015

written for Robert Schulz

in celebration of Eric Chasalow’s 60th birthday

 

Instrumentation: percussion solo

Duration: ca. 8 minutes

(video available at the LISTEN page.)

Metamorphosis 破蛹 2014

Commissioned by Pei-Ching Wu 吳珮菁

 

Instrumentation: solo marimba with 6 mallets and 14 percussion instruments

Duration: ca. 10 minutes

Dou Zhen 鬥陣 2008

Commissioned by the Ju Percussion Group

 

Instrumentation: six percussionists with mixed instruments

Duration: ca. 12 minutes

Binge Delirium 2007

Commissioned by Chris Froh

 

Instrumentation: one percussionist with mixed instruments

Duration: ca. 10 minutes

(video available at the LISTEN page.)

Music for Solo Marimba 1992

(not available for performance)

 

Instrumentation: solo marimba

Duration: ca. 8 minutes