Thomas Oboe Lee's music on CD-R and DVD.
 

CD#1: Forró, Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2, etc.

Forró (1998), ca. 3 minutes

Instrumentation: 2222 2200 perc & strings
Boston Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra
Gunther Schuller, conductor
Premiere: May 17, 1998, Sanders Theater, Cambridge, MA

Yo Picasso (1998), ca. 15 minutes

I.    Blue Period: "The Absinthe Drinker" (Paris, 1901)
II.    Rose Period: "The Acrobat's Family with a Monkey" (Paris, 1905)
III.    "Les Demoiselles D'Avignon" (Paris, 1907)
IV.    Cubism: "Bottle of Bass, Clarinet, Guitar, Violin, Newspaper, Ace of Club" (Paris, 1913)
V.    "Guernica" (Paris, 1937)

Instrumentation: Bb clarinet, viola, cello & piano
The Arto Ensemble
Premiere: April 19, 23 & 26, 1998: Amsterdam, 's-Hertogenbosch & Bunnik in The Netherlands

Symphony No. 1 ... "Fallen Angels" (1993, rev. 1995), ca. 20 minutes

I.    Prince of Darkness
II.    Waltz!!!
III.    Lilith's Lament

Instrumentation: 2222 2211 timp perc hp pf & strings
Charleston Symphony Orchestra
David Stahl, conductor
May 30, 1996, at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC

Chôros, opus 61 (1994-95), ca. 12 minutes

I.    Chôro vivo
II.    Sambinha chôroso
III.    Valsa lenta
IV.    Valsa serenata
V.    Polca-chôro
VI.    Valsa graciosa
VII.    Chôro reprise

Daniel Stepner, violin solo
Premiere: September 9, 1995, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Symphony No. 2 ... "A Phantasmagorey Ballet" (1998), ca, 25 minutes

I.    "The Nursery Frieze"
 II.    "The Gilded Bat"
 III.    "The Raging Tide"
 IV.    "The Blue Aspic"
 V.    "The Utter Zoo"

Instrumentation: 3232 4331 timp 2 perc hp pf & strings
Civic Symphony Orchestra of Boston
Max Hobart, conductor

Premiere: March 8, 1998, Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts




CD#2: Variations on a Shaker Tune, Tunesmith ... An American Beauty Pageant, I Never Saw Another Butterfly, etc.

Septet ... Variations on a Shaker Tune   (1998), 14 minutes

1. Grateful Remembrance
2. Frateful Chanting
3. Grateful Funk
4. Tango Remembered
5. Sambunha agradecida
6. Canonized Remembrance
7. Frateful Groove

Intro Shaker tune sung a cappella by Deborah Leath Rentz, mezzo-soprano
Thomas Oboe Lee, flute
Scott Andrews, Bb clarinet
Anne Howarth, Horn in F
Ronan Lefkowitz, violin
Mark Ludwig, viola
Sato Knudsen, cello
Ben Levy, double bass
Premiere: October 25, 1998, in Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood, Lenox, MA

Tunesmith ... An American Beauty Pageant (1993), ca. 16 minutes

I.    K.B. ... Minor Blues
II.    M.H. ... Mad Scherzo!
III.    D.H. ... With Sadness
IV.    D.B. ... Soaring!

Paul Chou, violin; Paul Salerni, piano
Premiere: Bessie Schönberg Theater, New York City, March 7, 1994

I Never Saw Another Butterfly (1991), ca. 17 minutes    See text.

1. The heaviest wheel ...
2. ... We got used to standing in line ...
3.  On a purple, sun-shot evening ...
4. Fifteen beds ...
5. The last, the very last ...
6. Apotheosis: Spem in alium ...

Commissioned by Amnesty International USA
Poems by the children of the Terezín Concentration Camp, 1942-44
D'Anna Fortunato, mezzo-soprano
Chester Bresniak, Bb clarinet
David Witten, piano
Premiere: May 19, 1991, First & Second Church, Boston, MA

The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa (1998), 7 minutes

Poem by Elizabeth Kirschner
Mary Westbrook-Geha, mezzo
John Finney, organ
Premiere: June 5, 1998, King's Chapel, Boston, MA

Jack and the blues (1997), ca. 15 minutes    See text.

I.    Mexico City Blues - 43rd Chorus
II.    Desolation Blues - 12th Chorus
III.    Poem
IV.    Orlanda Blues - 32nd Chorus
V.    Desolation Angels, "Chapter 16."

Poems by Jack Kerouac
Peggo Horstmann Hodes, soprano
Peggy Senter, piano
Premiere: May 2, 1997, Concord Community Music School, Concord, NH



CD#3: The Visconti-Sforza Tarot Cards, opus 66
 
The Visconti-Sforza Tarot Cards, opus 66 ...

"Twenty-two salon pieces for two pianos" (1996), ca. 41 minutes

 (zero)    Il Matto            The Fool entertains the gathered guests with a tarantella.
 I.    Il Saltimbanco           The Mountebank shuffles his cards and does a samba.
 II.    La Papessa           The High Priestess concocts a magic potion.
 III.    L'Imperatrice           The Empress dances all night.
 IV.    L'Imperatore          The Emperor promenades into the Great Hall and inspects the courtiers.
 V.    Il Papa            The Pope makes a proclamation that all sinners will be pardoned.
 VI.    L'Amore            Love in a tropical paradise.
 VII.    Il Carro            Triumphant in battle, the gladiators ride into town on chariots.
 VIII.    La Giustizia           Justice is swift and unrelenting.
 IX.    Il Vecchio            The Old Man reminisces.
 X.    La Ruota della Fortuna           Fortunes rise and fall unpredictably.
 XI.    La Fortezza            Strength and fortitude will prevail.
 XII.    Il Penduto            Lamentation for the Hanged Man.
 XIII.    La Morte             Death lurks around the corner.
 XIV.    La Temperanza            Temperance in A major.
 XV.    Il Diavolo            The Devil seduces with his charm and wit.
 XVI.    La Torre           The tower topples and crashes onto the populace gathered below.
 XVII.    La Stella           Twinkle, twinkle, little star ...
 XVIII.    La Luna            Minuet for moonstruck lovers.
 XIX    Il Sole            Sunshine, margaritas and salsa cubana.
 XX    Il Giudizio           On the Day of Judgment, the angels blow their trumpets ...
 XXI.    Il Mondo           The world would be a happier place if we all dance together.
 
 Robert Levin & Ya-fei Chuang, pianos 


CD #4: Harp concerto and miscellaneous chamber works
 
Morango ... almost a tango (1984-string orch. version), ca. 7 mins.

Sinfonova Chamber Orchestra
Aram Gharabekian, conductor
Premiere of string-orch. version: January 18, 1985, Jordan Hall, Boston

Chôrinhos, opus 38 (1987), ca. 13 minutes

1. Fast
2. Slowly
3. Melancholia
4. Forcefully!

Commissioned by the NEA for the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble
Instrumentation: flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, violin, cello, piano & percussion
Society for New Music, Syracuse, NY; Daniel Godfrey, conductor
November 10, 1987, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Dark Angels (1990, rev. 1994), ca. 10 minutes

I.    Lunacy ... Nijinsky
II.    Lamentoso ... Nureyev
III.    Mad scherzo ... Baryshnikov

Sarah Clarke, viola; Eric Bartlett, cello
Premiere: February 19, 1994, Unitarian Church in Montclair, NJ

Poema de Natal (1996), ca. 12 minutes

Poem by Vinícius de Moraes
Jeanine Bowman, mezzo-soprano
Kathy Matasy, Bb clarinet
Dan Fox, trombone
Jennifer Elowsky, piano
Matthew Gordy, percussion
Steven Lipsitt, conductor
Premiere: May 2, 1996, Paine Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Saxxologie ... a sextet (1984) for six saxophones, ca. 11 minutes

Greg Badolato, soprano sax
Ben Schachter. soprano sax
Allan Chase, alto sax
George Garzone, tenor sax
Tom Hall, tenor sax
Steve Adams, baritone sax
Premiere: November 16, 1984, Kresge Auditorium, MIT, Cambridge, MA

Harp Concerto (1985), ca. 18 minutes

Instrumentation: harp solo 1120 2200 2 perc & strings
Ann Hobson-Pilot, harp solo
Gunther Schuller, conductor
Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston

Premiere: April 28, 1985, Sanders Theater, Cambridge, MA  


CD #5: Tantric Psalms and other chamber works
 
29 Fireflies, Book II, v-ix (1982/1986), ca. 18 minutes

I.    Firefly v … 0135    Agitato!
II.    Firefly vi … 0157    Singing!  
III.    Firefly vii … 0156    Relentlessly!
IV.    Firefly viii … 0237    Like a dirge ... for KG!
V.    Firefly ix … 0126   
Scherzo-like!
VI.    Firefly x … 0247   Like the whirlwind!
VII.    Firefly xi … 0125    Longing for Boston's Chinatown!

Shihomi Kishida, piano solo
American Academy in Rome
Villa Aurelia
Rome, Italy
May 29, 1987

MARIMOLIN (1986), ca. 13 minutes

1. With Intensity!
2. Sweet ... bitter sweet!
3. Always Moving Forward!

Nancy Zeltsman, marimba
Sharan Leventahl, violin

Piano Quintet ..."apple strudel" (1988), ca. 16 minutes

Apple Hill Chamber Players 
Merkin Concert Hall, New York City; March 20, 1989

  
Tantric Psalms (1997, rev. 1999), ca. 17 mins.

Deborah Leath Rentz, mezzo-soprano
Hawthorne String Quartet
Premiere : January 29, 2000, Gasson Hall, Boston College


CD#6: Andrés Díaz and Madam Rubio
 
Canções e sambinhas (1996), ca. 16 minutes

I.    Largo: Canção de amor
II.    Sambinha Bachiana
III.    Valsa Lenta
IV.    Mais Uma Vêz!!!

Andrés Díaz, cello; Judith Gordon, piano
Premiere:  April 25, 2000
Gasson Hall, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Eight Tarot Cards For Madam Rubio (1997), ca. 19 minutes

1. Il saltimbanco
2. La Torre
3. La Papessa
4. Il Mondo
5. La Morte
6. La Ruota della Fortuna
7. L'Imperatrice
8. Il Sole

Janis Potter & Nancy Zeltsman, marimbas
Premiere:  March 8, 1997
The Juilliard School, New York, NY

Eurydice ... A tone poem for cello and orchestra (1995), ca. 33 minutes

I.    Orpheus weeps
II.    Orpheus' resolve
III.    Orpheus & Eurydice
IV.    Orpheus' apotheosis

Instrumentation: solo cello 3222 4231 timp 2perc hp & strings
Andrés Díaz, cello
Civic Symphony Orchestra of Boston
Max Hobart, conductor
Premiere: April 30, 1995, Regis College, Weston, MA


CD #7: Mass for the Holy Year 2000

Mass for the Holy Year 2000, ca. 53 mins.    See text.

I.      Kyrie
II.     Meditation.  Poem by Elizabeth Kirschner (b. 1955)
III.    Gloria
IV.   Truth.  Poem by Claude McKay (1890-1948)
V.    Credo
VI.    And I Remain With You.   Poem by Edith Stein (1891-1942)
VII.    Sanctus
VIII.    April 4th 1968.    Poem by Thomas Merton (1915-1968)
IX.    Agnus Dei

Commissioned by Boston College, the Jesuit Institute, the Jesuit Community and the Charles W. Englehard Foundation
Instrumentation: SATB soloists, SATB chorus, 2222 2221 timp perc hp org & strings
First performance: April 15, 2000
The University Chorale of Boston College
John Finney, Music Director
Trinity Chapel, Boston College, Newton, Massachusetts


CD #8: Symphony No. 3 and jazz selections ...

Morango ... almost a tango (1983), ca. 7 mins.

Kronos Quartet

Symphony No. 3 ... Portraits in Jazz (2000), ca. 21 mins.

I.     Mingus!
II.    Focus on Stan Getz.
III.   Miles is God!
IV.  Elegy for Duke.
V.  The Jazz Messenger.

Commissioned by the American Jazz Philharmonic and the American Composers Forum
Instrumentation: 3232-4331-2perc-hp-piano trio-strings
Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra:  Mitch Glickman, conductor
July 29, 2000
Royce Hall, UCLA campus, Los Angeles, CA

Froggs!!! (T.O. Lee)

 Thomas Oboe Lee, flute
 Jerry Bergonzi, tenor saxophone
 Brad Hatfield, acoustic piano and synthesizers
 John Lockwood, electric and acoustic bass
 Alan Hall, drums
 Ray Frisby, percussion

July (B. Hatfield)

Morango ... almost a tango (T.O. Lee)

Double "L" Triptych (T.O. Lee)
 


CD #9:  Four string quartets

Morango ... almost a tango (1983), ca. 7 mins.

Kronos Quartet

String Quartet on B-flat (1989 - 90; rev. 1993), ca. 19 mins.

I.    Allegro Maestoso
II.    Funky Scherzo
III.    Lamentoso ... Maurka-like.
IV.    Finale.

Artaria Quartet of Boston
Gasson Hall, Boston College
November 16, 1993

Seven Jazz Pieces (1990 - 91), ca. 16 mins.

I.    Prelude
II.    Post-bop, to Horace Silver
III.    Interlude
IV.    Jazz Waltz, to Bill Evans
V.    Punk Funk, to Jaco Pastorius
VI.    Postlude

Lydian String Quartet
Slosberg Hall, Brandeis University
June 6, 1998

ART: arias & interludes (1996), ca. 26 mins.

I.    Pulicinella
II.    Pierrot's Dream
III.    Harlequin's Pantomime
IV.    Colombine's Delirium
V.    Pantaloon's Bolero

Artaria Quartet of Boston
Viterbo College, La Crosse, Wisconsin
April 23, 1996



CD #10:  Symphony No. 4 ... "War and Peace"   See article

Flauta Carioca (2000), ca. 18 mins.

Instrumentation: 2222-2221-timp-2perc-strings
Bart Feller, flute solo
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Zdenek Macal, music director & conductor
Premiere performances: March 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 2001, in Englewood, Princeton, Red Bank, Morristown and NJPAC in Newark, NJ.

I.    Choro Vivo
II.    Bossa Nova
III.    Forró

29 Fireflies, Book III, xii - xviii (1998, rev. 2000), ca. 10 mins.

I.    Firefly xii … 0258    Majestically!
II.    Firefly xiii … 0134    Allegro  
III.    Firefly xiv … 0124    Processional ... à la mazurka!
IV.    Firefly xv … 0145    Presto!
V.    Firefly xvi … 0358   
Molto Cantabile!!!
VI.    Firefly xvii … 0369   Prestissimo!!!
VII.    Firefly xviii … 0347    Like a music-box …

Robert Levin, piano solo
Alumnae Hall, Brown University, Providence, RI
March 14, 2001

Love Songs (1998), ca. 12 minutes                    See text.

I.    [This] Face        Arthur Gorges (1557-1625)
II.    Love Thou Art High    Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
III.    A Birthday       Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)
IV.    Pairs         Philip Booth (born, 1925)

Commissioned by Peter Papesch for his wife, Barbara.
Peggo Horstmann Hodes, soprano
Calvin Herst, piano
All Newton Music School, West Newton, Massachusetts

He Loves And She Loves ... G. & I. Gershwin (1999 arr. for two pianos), 3.5 mins

Performers: Randall Hodgkinson & Leslie Amper
Premiere: May 7 & 9, 1999, Jordan Hall, Boston, MA

Symphony No. 4 ... War and Peace  (2001), ca. 25 mins.  See text.

I.    Rupert Brooke, 1887-1915: "The soldier" from The War Sonnets
II.    Wilfred Owen, 1893-1918: "Dulce Et Decorum Est"
III.    Ivor Gurney, 1890-1937: "To his love"

Instrumentation: 2222-4231-timp-2perc-hp-pf-strings
Peggo Horstmann Hodes, soprano
Civic Symphony Orchestra of Boston
Max Hobart, conductor
Premiere performance: March 3, 2001, Jordan Hall, Boston, MA



CD#11: Christmas Cantata and other miscellaneous chamber works 

Chôros, opus 61 (1994-95) , ca. 13 minutes

I.    Chôro vivo
II.    Sambinha chôroso
III.    Valsa lenta
IV.    Valsa serenata
V.    Polca-chôro
VI.    Valsa graciosa
VII.    Chôro reprise

Daniel Stepner, solo violin
Gasson Hall, Boston College
Chesnut Hill, Massachusetts
October 16, 2001

Hancock Shaker Village (2001), ca. 19 minutes

I.   Pillar of Fire, anonymous
II.   All Glean with Care, anonymous
III.   Sweet Home, anonymous
IV.   Quick, anonymous
V.   Farewell Dear Crossbearers, anonymous

Commissioned by Peter and Mary Rentz forthe Shaker Village in Hancock, Massachusetts
Mezzo-soprano Deborah Leath Rentz and the Hawthorne String Quartet
Premiere performance: July 1, 2001; Shaker Village in Hancock, Massachusetts
Second performance: Nov. 6, 2001; Gasson Hall, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Piano Trio No. 1 (1994, rev. 2000) , ca. 17 minutes

I.    Tangata
II.    Tanguedia
III.    Tango-scherzoso
IV.    Fantango

Biliana Voutchkova, violin
Rafael Popper-Keiser, cello
Heng-Jin Park Ellsworth, piano
Gasson Hall, Boston College
Chesnut Hill, Massachusetts
October 16, 2001

Christmas Cantata (2001), ca. 21 minutes    See text.

I.    Hail, Blessed Virgin Mary
II.    Adeste Fideles
III.    Dormi Jesu.
IV.    Sing Lullaby
V.    Gaudete!!!

Instrumentation: soprano solo, SATB chorus, organ, brass quartet & timpani
Commissioned by James David Christie and John Finney
Chancel Choir
John Finney, music director
 
James David Christie, organ
Wellesley Hills Congregational Church

Wellesley, Massachusetts
December 16, 2001



CD#12: Concerto for Orchestra and other miscellaneous works

Concerto for Orchestra, opus 111
(2005), ca. 16 minutes

I.    Largo ... "Misterioso!"
II.    Allegro con moto ... "Evidence!"
III.    Adagio ... "Epistrophy!"
IV.    Andante ... "In Walked Bud!"
V.    Presto ... "Rhythm-a-ning!!!"

Instrumentation: 3232-4331-timp-2perc-strings
Commissioned by the Brockton Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Cohler, Music Director
Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory
Boston, Massachusetts
February 25, 2005

Clarinet Concerto ... Sounds of the Islands  (2003), ca. 20 minutes    


I.    Morna ... with melancholy!!!
II.    Merengue!!!
III.    Adagio; Reggae-like ...

Instrumentation: solo clarinet and orchestra: 2222-4330-3perc-pf-strings.
Commissioned by the Brockton Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Cohler, clarinet soloist and conductor
Nelson Fine Arts Auditorium, Brockton High School
Brockton, Massachusetts
February 8, 2004

Prelúdios ... Comidas Típicas Brasileiras (2005), ca. 10 minutes

I. Salpicão ... Baião saboroso!
II. Acarajé ... Valsa adoçada!
III. Moqueca ... Tango apimentado!
IV. Beijinho de coco ... Sambinha delicioso!.

Jonathan Singer, marimba solo

I've Got the Munchies
(2001, rev. 2004), ca. 19 minutes

I.    The Scream
II.    Madonna I, II & III
III.    Tingel-tangel
IV.    The Sick Child
V.    The Dance of Life
VI.    The Sun

Instrumentation: Violin, viola, bass clarinet in Bb  & vibraphone
Commissioned by Cross Sound Festival
Premiere performances: November 16, 17 & 18, 2001 in  Ketchikan, Sitka & Juneau, Alaska.
Premiere of revised version: March 29, 2004 in Gasson Hall, Boston College, Chesnut Hill, Massachusetts.



CD#13: Stabat Mater 2002

Stabat Mater 2002, ca. 26 minutes   See text.

Commissioned by the Music Department and the Jesuit Community of Boston College
Instrumentation: SATB chorus & organ

Ecclesia Consort of New England
Pierre Masse, music director
Donald Dame, organ
Church of the Blessed Sacrament
Providence, Rhode Island
February 9, 2003


Waltzes, opus 101 (2002), ca. 13 mins

I.    Dream Landscape: Marie Taglioni (1804-1884)
II.    Waltzin’: Fanny Cerrito (1817-1909)
III.    Lullaby: Carlotta Grisi (1819-1899)
IV.    La Valse: Lucile Grahn (1819-1907)

Bart Feller, flute and alto flute
Victoria Drake, harp
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Chelsea, New York City
Oct. 20, 2002



Twenty-nine Fireflies, Book IV, xix - xxv (2002), ca. 13 mins.

I.    Firefly xix … 0257    Vigorously!!!
II.    Firefly xx … 0158    Prestissimo!!!   
III.    Firefly xxi … 0136    Allegretto …
IV.    Firefly xxii … 0246    Allegro molto …
V.    Firefly xxiii … 0235    Vivace …
VI.    Firefly xxiv … 0268    Andante con moto …
VII.    Firefly xxv … 0167    Lento …

Ya-fei Chuang, piano solo
Gasson Hall, Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
March 31, 2003


The New England Transcendentalists (2003), ca. 26 mins.

Hawthorne String Quartet
The Hevreh, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
March 30, 2003

I.    Emerson: Moderato
II.    Hawthorne: Prestissimo!!!
III.    Louisa May Alcott: Lento
IV.    Thoreau: Lento, Andante, Moderato


CD#14: Early Works, 1982-1986

Third String Quartet ... "father of Zeus, child of Uranus" (1982), ca. 13 minutes

Kronos Quartet

Double Concerto for Two Pianos and Chamber Orchestra (1983-84), ca. 18 minutes

Alan Feinberg and Gary Smart, pianos
Efrain Guigui, conductor
Composer Conference at Wellesley College
Wellesley, Massachusetts
August 1, 1984    

Hylidae ... The Tree Frogs (1984), ca. 11 minutes

Joel Smirnoff, violin
Edwin Barker, double bass
Christopher Oldfather, piano
Sanders Theater, Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
April 2, 1984

Harp Concerto  (1985), ca. 18 minutes

Ann Hobson-Pilot, solo harp
Gunther Schuller, conductor
Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra
Sanders Theater, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
April 28, 1985

Concertino  (1985), ca. 15.5 minutes

Susan Radcliff, solo trumpet
Thomas Crawford, conductor
Fairfield Chamber Orchestra
Greenwich Country Day, Greenwich, CT; March 13, 1987
Westport Art Center, Westport, CT; March 14, 1987
Edmond Town Hall, Newtown, CT,; March 15, 1987


CD#14a: Song cycles

Jack and the blues (1997), ca. 15 minutes    See text.

I.    Mexico City Blues - 43rd Chorus
II.    Desolation Blues - 12th Chorus
III.    Poem
IV.    Orlanda Blues - 32nd Chorus
V.    "Desolation Angels, "Chapter 16."

Poems by Jack Kerouac
Peggo Horstmann Hodes, soprano
Peggy Senter, piano
Premiere: May 2, 1997, Concord Community Music School, Concord, New Hampshire.


Love Songs (1998), ca. 12 minutes                  See text.

I.    [This] Face                    Arthur Gorges (1557-1625)
II.    Love Thou Art High     Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
III.    A Birthday                   Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)
IV.    Pairs                            Philip Booth (born, 1925)

Commissioned by Peter Papesch for his wife, Barbara.
Peggo Horstmann Hodes, soprano
Calvin Herst, piano
All Newton Music School
West Newton, Massachusetts

I Never Saw Another Butterfly (1991), ca. 17 minutes    See text.

1. The heaviest wheel ...
2. ... We got used to standing in line ...
3.  On a purple, sun-shot evening ...
4. Fifteen beds ...
5. The last, the very last ...
6. Apotheosis: Spem in alium ...

Commissioned by Amnesty International USA
Poems by the children of the Terezín Concentration Camp, 1942-44
D'Anna Fortunato, mezzo-soprano
Chester Bresniak, Bb clarinet
David Witten, piano
Premiere: May 19, 1991, First & Second Church, Boston, MA

Symphony No. 4 ... War and Peace  (2001), ca. 25 mins.    See text.

I.    Rupert Brooke, 1887-1915: "The soldier" from The War Sonnets
II.    Wilfred Owen, 1893-1918: "Dulce Et Decorum Est"
III.    Ivor Gurney, 1890-1937: "To his love"

Instrumentation: 2222-4231-timp-2perc-hp-pf-strings
Peggo Horstmann Hodes, soprano
Max Hobart, Music Director
Civic Symphony Orchestra of Boston
Premiere performance: March 3, 2001, Jordan Hall, Boston, MA



CD#14b: Music for strings

Morango ... almost a tango (1983), ca. 7 mins.

Kronos Quartet

Chôros, opus 61 (1994-95) , ca. 13 minutes

I.    Chôro vivo
II.    Sambinha chôroso
III.    Valsa lenta
IV.    Valsa serenata
V.    Polca-chôro
VI.    Valsa graciosa
VII.    Chôro reprise

Daniel Stepner, solo violin
Gasson Hall, Boston College
Chesnut Hill, Massachusetts
October 16, 2001

Seven Jazz Pieces (1990 - 91), ca. 16 mins.

I.    Prelude
II.    Post-bop, to Horace Silver
III.    Interlude
IV.    Jazz Waltz, to Bill Evans
V.    Punk Funk, to Jaco Pastorius
VI.    Postlude

Lydian String Quartet
Slosberg Hall, Brandeis University
June 6, 1998

Tunesmith ... An American Beauty Pageant
(1993), ca. 16 minutes

I.    K.B. ... Minor Blues
II.    M.H. ... Mad Scherzo!
III.    D.H. ... With Sadness
IV.    D.B. ... Soaring!

Paul Chou, violin; Paul Salerni, piano
Premiere: Bessie Schönberg Theater, New York City, March 7, 1994


Seven Steps To Heaven (2002), ca. 16.5 minutes.

1. Moderato, "Humble Vale"
2. Interlude I
3. Funk Scherzo
4. Interlude II
5. Bossa Nova
6. Interlude III
7. Perpetuo moto!

Commissioned by Project Step and the Terezín Chamber Music Foundation
Instrumentation: 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos and double bass
Hawthorne String Quartet plus guests: Ronan Lefkowitz, Si-Jing Huang, Mark Ludwig, Rebecca Gitter, Sato Knudsen, Mihail Jojatu and Benjamin Levy.
Premiere performance:
November 1, 2005 in Gasson Hall at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.


CD#15: Symphony No. 5 ... Utopia Parkway 

Symphony No. 5 ... Utopia Parkway (2003), ca. 37 mins.

I.     Allegro marcato   ...  3708 Utopia Parkway, Flushing, NY
II.    Lento ... The Enchanted Wanderer, for Hedy Lamarr. 1941.
III.   Avian Scherzo ... Habitat Group for a Shooting Gallery, 1943.
IV.   Allegro à la Can-Can ... A Pantry Ballet, for Jacques Offenbach, 1942.
V.    Moderato ... Apotheosis: Mary Baker Eddy, Christian Scientist.

Instrumentation: 2222-4331-timp-2perc-hp-strings
Civic Symphony Orchestra of Boston
Max Hobart, Music Director
Premiere performance: November 21, 2004
Jordan Hall in Boston, Massachusetts



CD#16: Symphony No. 6 ... The Penobscot River

Symphony No. 6 ... The Penobscot River (2004), ca. 38 mins.   See text.

Instrumentation: SATB chorus and orchestra, 3222-4231-timp-2perc-hp-strings
Bangor Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Xiao-lu Li, Music Director
Premiere performance:
October 23, 2004 at the Bangor Auditorium in Bangor, Maine.

I.     John Edward Godfrey: To the Penobscot, Now!
        Mrs. E.L. Crosby: Ice of the Penobscot.
II.    La Valse
III.    Henry David Thoreau: Ktaadn.
        J.G. Whittier: The Logger's Boast.
IV.    A Drunken Polka.
V.    Fannie Hardy Eckstorm: The Death of Thoreau's Guide.
        Miss Selma W. Paine: Centennial Hymn.


CD#16a: Pluto ... Lord of the Underworld!!!

The Flowers of Terezín (2005), ca. 12 minutes

Instrumentation: SSA & piano
Janet McGhee, Music Director
Women of the  Skidmore College Community Chorus and the Vocal Chamber Ensemble.
Filene Recital Hall at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.
April 24, 2006

Seven Steps To Heaven (2002), ca. 16 minutes.

1. Moderato, "Humble Vale"
2. Interlude I
3. Funk Scherzo
4. Interlude II
5. Bossa Nova
6. Interlude III
7. Perpetuo moto!

Instrumentation: 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos and double bass
Hawthorne String Quartet plus guests: Ronan Lefkowitz, Si-Jing Huang, Mark Ludwig, Rebecca Gitter, Sato Knudsen, Mihail Jojatu and Benjamin Levy.
Premiere performance:
November 1, 2005 in Gasson Hall at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Pluto ... Lord of the Underworld (2005), ca. 8 minutes.

Instrumentation: 3333-4331-timp-2perc-hp-cel-strings
Charles Ansbacher, Music Director
Boston Landmarks Orchestra
Premiere performances:
July 8, 2005, Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts.
July 9, 2005, the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Commons in downtown Boston, Massachusetts.

Symphony No. 6 ... The Penobscot River (2004-choral movements only), ca. 30 mins.   See text.

Instrumentation: SATB chorus and orchestra, 3222-4231-timp-2perc-hp-strings
Xiao-lu Li, Music Director
Bangor Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Second and third performances: 
June 25, 2005, Millinocket, Maine.
June 26, 2005, Bucksport, Maine.

I.     John Edward Godfrey: To the Penobscot, Now!
        Mrs. E.L. Crosby: Ice of the Penobscot.
III.    Henry David Thoreau: Ktaadn.
        J.G. Whittier: The Logger's Boast.
V.    Fannie Hardy Eckstorm: The Death of Thoreau's Guide.
        Miss Selma W. Paine: Centennial Hymn.


CD#17: OSCAR WILDE ... An Opera in Two Acts

Workshop performance of Act One (2005), ca. 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Music by Thomas Oboe Lee
Libretto by Paul Hodes

Overture: Allegro
Scene One: Prologue - Paris, 1900
Scene Two: Speranza's Saturday Soirée
Scene Three: In the Garden of Beauty
Scene Four: At the Grosvenor Gallery
Scene Five: Marital Bliss
Scene Six: A Night on the Town
Scene Seven: Queensberry and his lugs at Oscar's House
Scene Eight: Valentine's day, outside St. James Theater

Produced by Granite State Opera
Phil Lauriat, music director
Michele Alexander, piano
Concord Community Music School
Concord, New Hampshire
January 22, 2006

Oscar Wilde - David Kravitz, baritone
Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas - Brent Wilson, tenor
Marquess of Queensberry - Mark Cleveland - baritone, bass
Constance Wilde - Molly Jo Bessey-Rivelli, soprano
Lillie Langtry - Janet Poisson, soprano
Ellen Terry - Megan Sharp, soprano
Sarah Bernhardt - Ellen Nordstrom Baer, mezzo-soprano
Speranza Wilde - Janice Edwards, alto
James Whistler - Matt Van Wagner, baritone
Robbie Ross - Charles Lindsey, tenor
Reggie Turner - John Spring, bass
Mr. Dupoirier - Daniel Kamalic, baritone


CD#18: Three works of Meditation and Prayer

Mechthild von Magdeburg: Minnelieder an got (2005), ca. 16 minutes.   See text.

I.    Wir loben dich, herre
II.    Seiest wilkomen, liebú tube
III.    O du giessender got an diner gabe
IV.    In der groesten sterki kumt si von ir selber
V.    Ie si langer tot ist, ie si vroelicher lebt

Instrumentation: SATB chorus, string quintet and harp.
Foundation for Universal Sacred Music
Susanne Peck, Music Director
Society for Ethical Culture, New York City
October 29, 2005

Tantric Psalms (1997, rev. 1999), ca. 17 mins.

Deborah Leath Rentz, mezzo-soprano
Hawthorne String Quartet
Premiere : January 29, 2000, Gasson Hall, Boston College

Hancock Shaker Village (2001), ca. 19 minutes

Commissioned by Peter and Mary Rentz forthe Shaker Village in Hancock, Massachusetts
Mezzo-soprano Deborah Leath Rentz and the Hawthorne String Quartet
Premiere performance: July 1, 2001; Shaker Village in Hancock, Massachusetts
Second performance: Nov. 6, 2001; Gasson Hall, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

I.   Pillar of Fire, anonymous
II.   All Glean with Care, anonymous
III.   Sweet Home, anonymous
IV.   Quick, anonymous
V.   Farewell Dear Crossbearers, anonymous




CD#19: Persephone and the Four Seasons

Persephone and the Four Seasons (2006), ca. 17 mins.

I.     Summer    Adagio.   Sunrise.
                       Allegro.   Persephone rushes into the warm summer air and does a pas suel.

II.    Autumn    Scherzo.   Pluto sees Persephone, grabs her and takes her to his world beneath the Earth,

III.   Winter     Adagio.   It is night.   Persephone laments and misses her mother, Demeter.
                        Moderato.   Pluto asks Persephone to marry him.   She says yes.    (In a ballet libretto this would be the grand pas de deux.)

IV.    Spring     Allegro.   
Pluto allows Persephone to visit her mother.   Flowers grow again and leaves appear on branches. The air is warm.  
                        Persephone embraces her mother and dances joyously in the glow of the sun.

Instrumentation: oboe solo and orchestra, 2022-2200-2perc-hp-strings
Andrew Price, oboe
Civic Symphony Orchestra of Boston
Max Hobart, Music Director
Premiere performance: April 30, 2006
Fine Arts Center at Regis College
Weston, Massachusetts




CD#20: String Quartet No. 10  ... The Berkshires

String Quartet No. 10 ... The "Berkshires" (2006), ca. 19 mins.

I.    Morning on the Appalachian Trail
II.    Afternoon at Jacob's Pillow
III.    Night Falls on the Housatonic River
IV.    Dawn over Stockbridge Bowl

Hawthorne String Quartet
The Lenox Club in Lenox, Massachusetts
October 13, 2000




CD#21: Piano Concerto  ... Mozartiana

Piano Concerto ... Mozartiana (2007), ca. 21 mins.

Part I. Moderato, Allegro
Part 2. Adagio, Scherzo, Trio Moderato, Solo cadenza, Scherzo ... a bit faster!!!

Instrumentation: piano solo & orchestra, 2222-2220-timp-strings
Commissioned by Deborah and Laurence Chud for Robert Levin
Boston Classical Orchestra; Robert Levin, soloist
Steven Lipsitt, music director
Faneuil Hall at Quincy Market
Boston, Massachusetts
Sept. 28 & 30, 2007



CD#22: Piano Quintet 2008

Piano Quintet (2008. rev.), ca. 25 mins.

1. Adagio, Allegro
2. Largo
3. Interlude
4. Moderato
5. Largo, Molto Allegro, Moderato, Largo and Molto Allegro

Commissioned by the School of Music at Nyack College, Nyack, New York

Instrumentation: piano & string quartet

Lexington Symphony Chamber Players
Elizabeth Whitfield, violin
Randy Hiller, violin,
Lisa Kempskie, viola
Nathaniel Lathrop, cello
Paul Carlson, piano

Gasson Hall at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
February 15, 2009



CD#23: Walden, opus 123

Walden, opus 123 (2008), ca. 31 mins.

Commissioned by the Lexington Symphony Chamber Players
Texts excerpted from Henry David Thoreau's WALDEN.       See text.

1. Economy
2. Sounds
3. Solitude
4. The Village
5. Brute Neighbors
6. The Pond in Winter
7. Conclusion

Instrumentation: lyric tenor and octet - flute, clarinet, string quartet, double bass and piano
Ray Bauwens, tenor
Danielle Boudrot, flute
Bill Kirkley, Bb clarinet
Randy Hiller, violin
Elizabeth Whitfield, violin
Lisa Kempskie, viola
Nathaniel Lathrop, cello
Scott Fitzsimmons, double bass
Paul Carlson, piano

First Parish in Lexington
Unitarian Universalist
Lexington, Massachusetts
June 13, 2008



CD#24: Septem Verba Christi in Cruce

Septem Verba Christi in Cruce (2008), ca. 16.5 mins.

I.             Pater, dimitte illis, quia nesciunt, quid faciunt.
II.            Hodie mecum eris in Paradiso.
III.           Mulier, ecce filius tuus.
IV.           Deus meus, Deus meus, utquid dereliquisti me?
V.            Sitio.
VI.          Consummatum est.
VII.         In manus tuas, Domine, commendo spiritum meum. 
 

Jane Ring Frank Singers. 
Jane Ring Frank, music director

Saint Mary's Chapel at Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
June 2, 2009 

Sopranos:    Emily Hindrichs
                    Brenna Wells
                    Teresa Wakim
Altos:           Jennifer Ashe
                    Carrie Cheron
                    Mary Gerbi
Tenors:        Owen McIntosh
                    David Scott
                    Matthew Anderson
Basses:       
Marc DeMille
                   
Bradford Gleim
                    Thann Scoggin
                    Darrick Yee

David Liquori, recording engineer



CD#25: " ...bisbigliando... "

" ... bisbigliando ..." (2009), ca. 23 mins.

Concerto for harp and orchestra in three movements.

1. Allegro, March tempo
2. Adagio
3. March tempo, Solo cadenza, Allegro

Instrumentation: harp solo and orchestra, 2222-2220-2perc-strings

Ina Zdorovetchi, harp
BMOP - Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Gil Rose, artistic director
Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts
May 22, 2009




CD#26: Violin Concerto, opus 129

Violin Concerto, opus 129 (2009), ca. 26 mins.

Part I: Largo, Moderato, Allegro ma non troppo
Part II: Largo, Adagio, Prestissimo

Instrumentation: violin solo and orchestra, 2222-4231-timp-hp-strings

Irina Muresanu, violin
Boston Civic Symphony Orchestra
Max Hobart, artistic director
Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts
March 7, 2010



CD#27: Concerto for Jazz Saxophone and Orchestra

Focus On Grace ... Concerto for Jazz Saxophone and Orchestra (2010), ca. 16 mins.

1. Funk groove ...
2. Bossa ...
3. Six-eight Afro-cuban groove ...

Instrumentation: alto sax solo and orchestra, 2222-4231-2perc-drum set-strings

Grace Kelly, alto saxophone
Wellesley Symphony Orchestra
Max Hobart, artistic director
Auditorium @ Mass Bay Community College, Wellesley, Massachusetts
May 9, 2010


CD#28: Tokuno Toccata

Tokuno Toccata (2010), ca. 11 mins.

1. Prelude ... Fantasia!!!
2. Adagio ... molto cantabile!
3. Allegro molto ...
4. Largo ... molto cantabile!!!
5. Allegro ... Fuga a tre voci.

Mana Tokuno, piano solo



CD#29: Lux Aeterna ... in memoriam Jane Marrinan, 1959-2000

Lux Aeterna I, II, III, IV & V (2000-2010), ca. 16 mins.

I, II, III:         
Lux aeterna luceat eae, Domine.
Cum Sanctis tuis in aeternum,
Quia pius es.
Requiem aeternam dona eae, Domine,
Et lux perpetua luceat eae.
Amen.

IV & V:          
Lux aeterna luceat eae, Domine.
Cum Sanctis tuis in aeternum,
Quia pius es.
Requiem aeternam dona eae, Domine,
Et lux perpetua luceat eae.

Cum Sanctis tuis in aeternum,
Quia pius es.
Requiescat in pace,
Amen.

Jane Ring Frank Singers. 
Jane Ring Frank, music director


Saint Mary's Chapel at Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
September 28, 2010

Sopranos:    Monica Hatch
                    Emily Hindrichs
                    Shari Wilson
Altos:           Matthew Burton
                    Carrie Cheron
                    Mary Gerbi
Tenors:        Randy McGee
                    Owen McIntosh
                    Jason McStoots
Basses:        Marc DeMille
                    Thann Scoggin
                    Ulysses Thomas
                    Darrick Yee

David Liquori, recording engineer



CD#30: Part The First ... THOU mastering me God!

Part The First ... THOU mastering me God! (2010), ca. 26 minutes.

Text from the epic poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., "The Wreck of the Deutschland."

1. THOU Mastering me God!
2. I did say yes ...
3. The frown on his face ...
4. I am soft sift ...
5. I kiss his hand ...
6. Not out of his bliss ...
7. It dates from day ...
8. Is out with it!
9. Be adored among men ...
10. With an anvil-ding ...

Megan Stapleton, soprano
Diane Braun, piano

Gargan Hall, Bapst Arts Library
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
March 31, 2011

Studio recording:
Corey Schreppel & Mike Kamp, audio engineers
St. Butolph Building @ NEC
July 28, 2011


See texts.



CD#31: De Profundis (2010)

De Profundis (2010), ca. 20 mins.   See text.

Text by Oscar Wilde, excerpted from his book-length letter to Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas, "De Profundis".

Tim Krol, baritone
Holly Chatham, piano

Premiere performance:
Gargan Hall, Bapst Arts Library
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
March 31, 2011

Studio recording:
Soundworks in Astoria, New York
Kamilo Kratc, recording engineer
May 26 & 28, 2011



CD#32: String Quartet No. 12 ... The Seasons (2010)

String Quartet No. 12 ... The Seasons
(2010), ca. 21.5 mins.

1. Intro: Heavy snow ...
    Spring: Crocuses blooming!!!
2. Summer: Cloudburst!
    Double rainbow ... Trio
3. Autumn: La Caccia ...
    Danza Rusticana ... Trio
4. Intro: Heavy snow again ...
    Winter: O Magnum Mysterium ...
    Hail storm!

Premiere by
QX Quartet:
Krista Buckland Reisner, violin 1
Rohan Gregory, violin 2
Peter Sulski, viola
Jan Müller-Szerawz, cello

Gagnon Hall in Bapst Library at Boston College
, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
March 31, 2011

Michael Culler, recording engineer
Saint Mary's Chapel @ Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
June 6, 2011




CD#33: Vincent Millay Cycle (2010)

Vincent Millay Cycle (2010), ca. 21 mins.   See text.

Six poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay

1. Songs of the Nations
2. Daphne
3. Never May the Fruit Be Plucked
4. Hyacinth
5. Justice Denied in Massachusetts
6. This Dusky Faith

Mary Hubbell, soprano
Katya Mihailova, piano

Gargan Hall, Bapst Arts Library
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
April 7, 2011

Studio recording:
Soundworks in Astoria, New York
Kamilo Kratc, recording engineer
August 24 & Sept. 12, 2011



CD#35: O Magnum Mysterium (2011)

O Magnum Mysterium
(2011), ca. 16 mins.

O magnum mysterium,
et admirabile sacramentum,
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum,
jacentem in praesepio!

Beata Virgo, cujus viscera
meruerunt portare
Dominum Christum.
Alleluia!

Martin Near, counter-tenor
Gerrod Pagenkopf, counter-tenor
Jason McStoots, tenor
Marc DeMille, baritone
Paul Max Tipton, bass
John Proft, bass
Jane Ring Frank, choral director

Saint Mary's Chapel @ Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
June 15, 2011
Michael Culler, recording engineer



CD#37: Symphony NO. 8 ... City of Light (2011)

Symphony No. 8 ... City of Light (2011), ca. 26.5 mins.

Instrumentation: chamber orchestra, 1202-2000-timp-strings

1. La Seine                                          Presto, Moderato
2. Basilique du Sacré-Coeur               Largo
3. Palais Garnier                                Allegro, Trio
4. Avenue des Champs-Élysées          Allegro
5. Musée du Louvre                            Largo, Moderato

Boston Classical Orchestra
Steven Lipsitt, artistic director
Faneuil Hall, Boston, Massachusetts
November 19 & 20, 2011

BCO



CD#38: Corso's Marriage (2011)

Corso's Marriage (2011), ca. 19 mins.   See text.

Poem by Gregory Corso.

Tim Krol, baritone
Holly Chatham, piano

Premiere performance:
Gasson Hall, Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
February 9, 2012

Studio recording:
Soundworks in Astoria, New York
Kamilo Kratc, recording engineer
June 5 & 11, 2012




CD#39: Octet in D, opus 144 (2012)

Octet in D, opus 144 (2012), ca. 20.5 mins.

Instrumentation: clarinet, bassoon, horn, 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass

Premiere performances:
May 13, 2012 in Utrecht, the Netherlands
May 20, 2012
in Bunnik, the Netherlands

Nancy Braithwaite, clarinet in Bb
Louis van Nunen, bassoon
Sergei Dovgaliouk, horn in F
Elisabeth Perry, violin
Melissa Ussery, violin
Prunella Pacey, viola
Guus Fabius, cello
Quirijn van Regteren Altena, contrabass

1. Prelude, Scherzo
2. Arioso
3. Numinoso
4. Alla marcia
5. Recitativo, Canzone
6. Bacchanale

Second performance
Sunday April 28, 2013 in Seully Hall at the Boston Conservatory of Music.

Jonathan Cohler,
clarinet in Bb
Adrian Morejon, bassoon
Lee Wadenpfuhl, horn in F
Sharan Leventhal, violin
Irina Muresanu, violin
Lila Brown, viola
Rhonda Rider, cello
Joseph Holt, contrabass




CD#40: Piano Trio No. 2 ... Shosty-Bach Suite (2012)

Piano Trio No. 2 ...  Shosty-Bach Suite (2012), ca. 20 mins.

Trio Tremonti
Saul Bitrán, violin
Jan Müller-Szeraws, cello
Sally Pinkas, piano

Premiere performance:
Gasson Hall, Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
November 8, 2012




CD#41: Grand Duo, opus 151 (2012)

Grand Duo, opus 151 (2012), ca. 17 mins.

Irina Muresanu, violin
J. Y. Song, piano

Premiere performance:
Gasson Hall, Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
September 15, 2013


CD#42: Serenade Rondo (2013)

Serenade Rondo (2013), ca. 17 mins.

Sharon Roffman, violin solo
Boston Classial Orchestra
Steven Lipsitt, music director

Premiere performances:
Faneuil Hall
Boston, Massachusetts
October 26 & 27, 2013



CD#43: God's Grandeur (2012-13)

God's Grandeur (2012-13), ca. 18 mins.
SATB chorus and orchestra

Poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.
1. Pied Beauty
2. God's Grandeur
3. The Habit of Perfection
4. Thou Art Indeed Just, Lord, If I Contend
5. Inversnaid

Premiere performance:
Trinity Chapel, Boston College Newton Campus
Newton Centre, Massachusetts
November 9, 2013



CD#44: Clarinet Quintet, opus 155 (2013)

Clarinet Quintet, opus 155 (2013), ca. 19 mins.

Arto Ensemble:
Nancy Braithwaite, clarinet
Amarins Wierdsma, violin
Ruña 't Hart, violin
Prunella Pacey, viola
Guus Fabius, cello


Premiere performance: Podium Azijnfabriek in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands on May17, 2014.

Second performance: Oude Dorpskerk in Bunnik, the Netherlands on May 18, 2014.



CD#45: La Serenissima (2013)

La Serenissima (2013), ca. 19 mins.

Black Swan Winds:
Ellen Alberts, flute
Ilonka Kolthof, flute
Ingrid Nissen, oboe
Robert Tempelaar, oboe
Nancy Braithwaite, clarinet
Wouter van Diepen, clarinet
Frans Berkhout, bassoon
Florian Krouwel, bassoon
Martijn Appelo, horn
Marije Korenromp, horn


Premiere performance at Oranjekerk in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on May 24, 2014.



DVD: The Inman Diaries

The Inman Diaries ... A Chamber Opera in Two Acts (2007), ca. 100 mins.

Music by Thomas Oboe Lee
Libretto by Jesse J. Martin
Based on the life and writings of Arthur Crew Inman, and a play by Lorenzo DeStefano.
Produced in cooperation with Harvard University Press.

Commissioned and produced by Intermezzo - The New England Chamber Opera Series
John Whittlesey, Artistic Director and Producer
Music Director, James Busby
Stage Director, Andrew Ryker
Set & Lighting Design, William A. Fregosi

Tower Auditorium Theater
Mass College of Art
Boston, Massachusetts
September 14, 15 & 16, 2007

Ray Bauwens, tenor                                               Arthur Crew Inman - a Boston, Back Bay diarist.
Erica Brookhyser,
mezzo-soprano                         Therese Raleigh - reader/talker, answered Boston Globe advertisement.
Gale Fuller, mezzo-soprano  
                                Evelyn Yates Inman - Arthur's wife.
Sepp Hammer, baritone-bass                                 Otto Ten Broek - Arthur's chauffeur and butler.
Joei Marshall Perry, soprano                                 Ella James
- reader/talker, answered Boston Globe advertisement.
Jason McStoots, tenor                                            William Henry Minor (Billy) - handyman at Garrison Hall, friend and confidante to Arthur.
Cheryl Medeiros Nancarrow, soprano
                   Flossie Bert - reader/talker, answered Boston Globe advertisement.
Kristen Watson, soprano                                        Kathleen O'Connor (Kathy) - reader/talker, answered Boston Globe advertisement.
John Whittlesey, baritone                                       Dr. Cyrus Rumford Pike - Arthur's doctor.

Kathy Matasy, Bb clarinet
Franziska Huhn, harp
Don Holm, Jr., percussion
Peter Stickel, violin
Philip Rush, viola
Jonathan Bumstead, cello
Chuck Grainger, double bass