The Music

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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Stay In Time (2013)

A kinetic setting of a text by Robert S. Cohen that explores a myriad of references to time employing both pitched and non-pitched sounds and the addition of woodblocks.
Music by Robert S. Cohen
Philadelphia Boy’s Choir & Chorale
Jeffrey R. Smith, conductor
June 8, 2013

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

 

The Beauty of Life (2014)

An SSA setting of poem by Ronald W. Cadmus for children’s chorus that champions the need to protect the environment for future generations. Also available in an SATB version. Published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing.
Setting of poem by Ronald W. Cadmus for SSA Chorus & piano

Young Voices of Colorado
Jena Dickey, conductor