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
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)
Live Recording in works
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