Alzheimer’s Stories (2009)

For soloists, chorus & large ensemble. A commission from the Susquehanna Valley Chorale with a libretto by Herschel Garfein based on recollections of chorus members and friends with relatives who’ve had the dreaded disease. It was premiered October 9, 2009 at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts conducted by Dr. William Payn. Recorded for broadcast by PBS television station WVIA and subsequently performed throughout the U.S and Europe. Published by C.F. Peters

Montclair State University Chorus
Heather Buchanan, conductor
Adriana Zabala, mezzo-soprano
Keith Phares, baritone
December 6, 2015

The Numbers

The Stories

For the Caregivers

Download Alzheimers Stories Libretto

Into the Light (2010)

For SSAATB chorus & chamber orchestra. A commission from the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale to write a work about our journey into the great beyond using vocal sounds for text. It can also be performed with piano accompaniment.
Music by Robert S. Cohen, Text (vocal sounds)
(Midi Realization)
Live Recording in works

Sleep, Little Baby, Sleep (2010)

An SATB setting of a Christina Rossetti Christmastide poem. Also available in a SATB cappella version along with SSA, SAB & TTBB; also arranged for horn; string quartet; & chamber orchestra. SATB & SSA accompanied versions are published by Hal Leonard.
Music by Robert S. Cohen, Poem by Christine Rossetti
Albany Pro Musica, David Griggs-Janower, Conductor

Christmas Time (2010)

An SATB setting of a Christina Rossetti Christmastide poem commissioned by St. Martin’s Chamber Choir. Also available in a SATB cappella version along with SSA, SAB & TTBB.

a cappella version
Music by Robert S. Cohen
Poem by Christina Rossetti
Performed by Matthew Curtis

Before the Paling of the Stars (2010)

An SATB setting of a Christina Rossetti Christmastide poem commissioned by St. Martin’s Chamber Choir. Also available in a SATB cappella version along with SSA, SAB & TTBB.

a cappella version
Music by Robert S. Cohen
Poem by Christina Rossetti
Performed by Matthew Curtis

 

Five Nights in Sofia (2010)

For violin & piano. A five-movement work for violin & piano based on Bulgarian Folk Songs inspired by my stay in Sofia. Bulgaria. Published by Edition Peters.

Music by Robert S. Cohen
Violin, Stanichka Dimitrova
Piano, Nana Shi

Gypsy Baccanale

Midnight Girl

Dancing Snowflakes

Mourning Bells

Banitza Bang