Work for Woodwind Quintet inspired by the circus sculptures of Alexander Calder permanently on exhibit at the Whitney Museum in NYC. Movements are entitled: “The Big Top,” “Rigolout, the Strong Man,” “Lion Lullaby with Mouse” and “Doze Friggin’ Clowns.”
For vibraphone & marimba. Really funny variations on the well-known tune (also arranged for Euphonium/Tuba Quartet).
Published by the percussion publisher HoneyRock Music.
For brass quintet. Arrangement of my three Rossetti Christmastide choral works (also arranged for Euphonium/Tuba Quartet)
For brass sextet. Very cool short up-tempo work that imagines barbecuing as a medieval pagan ritual.
For brass quintet. Four movements inspired by the dream analysis of Sigmund Freud.
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
Three imagined scenes from the life of J.S. Bach for Clarinet & Percussion Ensemble and winner of 2008 Composers Circle Award.
Echoes From the Cathedral
Dancing With the Devil
A work in five movements that musically explores a day in the life of a dance: “Wake Up!” “The Aging Ballerina’s Morning Exercises,” “Practice Makes Perfect,” Another Day Job” and “Gotta Dance.” Winner of the New England String Quartet’s 2011 International Composition Competition.
N.J. Music Society’s Ensemble America
I. Wake Up!
II. The Aging Ballerina Performs Her Morning Exercises
III. Practice Makes Perfect
IV. Another Day Job
V. Gotta Dance
For soprano & piano. A song cycle setting of ten English translations of Japanese Haiku that mirror the cycle of life. Also in a version for chamber orchestra.
Coril Prochnow, soprano
Brian Farrell, piano
Parable: A Song Cycle for Soprano and Orchestra (1986)
Leila Deis, Soprano; Hudson Symphony, Gary Schneider, conductor
Ah me, I am the one (1:23)
See, see, see! Oh see (2:29)
White moth, flutter off (1:26)
Rainy month (2:53)
Fever felled Halfway (1:40)
Three lovliest things (3:11)