Genesis (2016)

Genesis for soloists, chorus, brass & percussion
Libretto by *Ronald W. Cadmus & **Maria V.S. Seigenthaler
Premiered at the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA
June 4, 2016
Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale
Jeffrey R. Smith, conductor

Creation**


The Garden of Green Leaves*


Cain & Abel*


Noah**


The Tower of Babel*

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

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Of Eternity Considered as a Closed System (2007)

For soloists, chorus & orchestra. A setting of seven poems by the late Jewish American poet Hyam Plutzik commissioned by the Plutzik /Goldwasser Foundation. Premiered February 5, 2007 at Carnegie Hall, New York City by the Westfield Symphony & Pro Arte Chorale.

Elegy

The Uneasy Hedonist

Connecticut Autumn

The Milkman

Shoeless Joe Jackson

The Premonition

Of Eternity Considered as a Closed System

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