Orchestra and Wind Ensemble

Black Bottom (2020)

Full orchestra with four vocal soloists

25 minutes

Instrumentation: Soli Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass-baritone; and 2 Flutes, Piccolo, Oboe, English Horn, 2 Clarinets in B♭, Bass Clarinet in B♭, 2 Bassoons, 4 Horns in F, 3 Trumpets in C, 1 Tenor Trombone, 1 Bass Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, 3 Percussion, Electric bass, Strings.

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Briar Patch (2020) – A sung story

25 minutes
Chamber orchestra with soloists.

Instrumentation*: Soli Soprano, Soprano 2, Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor, and Bass-Baritone; and Flute, Clarinet in B♭, Trombone, Percussion and strings.

*Full orchestra version anticipated.

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Charlotte Mecklenburg (2018)

Full Orchestra (2018), also score for reduced orchestra (2020)

12 minutes

​Instrumentation - Score: Flute 1 (Piccolo), Flute 2, Oboe 1, Oboe 2 (English Horn), 2 Clarinets in B♭, Bass Clarinet in B♭, Bassoon, 4 Horns in F, 3 Trumpets in B♭, 2 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, 3 Percussion, Harp, Strings

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Instrumentation – Reduced score: Flute 1, Flute 2 (Piccolo), Oboe 1, Oboe 2 (English Horn), 2 Clarinets in B♭ (Bass Clarinet in B♭), 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in B♭, Timpani (opt Shaker), Percussion, Strings

 

Grayce & Sickle (2021)

Wind Ensemble

5 minutes

Instrumentation: 2 Flutes (2 Doubling Piccolo),  1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet in B, 1 Bass Clarinet in B, 1 Alto Saxophone, 1 Tenor Saxophone, 1 Baritone Saxophone, 1 Bassoon, 1 Horn in F, 2 Trumpets in B, 1 Tenor Trombone, 1 Euphoneum / Bass Trombone, Tuba, Percussion (2 or 3 players) [Drum Set, Orchestral Bells, Marimba]

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Invitation to a Die-In (2017)

Orchestra with Theatrical Baritone

12 minutes

Instrumentation: Baritone and: 2 flutes (1 doubling piccolo), Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet in B♭, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, 4 Horns in F; 2 Trumpets in B♭, Trombone, Tuba (or bass trombone), Timpani, 3 percussion, Strings

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The Journey of Phillis Wheatley (2005)

Narrated Orchestral Showcase in the style of Peter and the Wolf

23 minutes

Instrumentation: Narrator; and 1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet in B♭, 1 Bassoon, 2 Horns in F, 1 Trumpet in B♭, 1 Tenor Trombone, Timpani, 3 Percussion, African Percussion, Strings

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Songs of Harriet Tubman (2006)

Orchestral song cycle, also scored for soprano, piano and strings.

25 minutes, each aria is 5-7 minutes

Instrumentation: Soprano and, 2 Flutes
(2nd doubling Piccolo), 1 Oboe (doubling English Horn), 2 Clarinets in B♭
 (2nd
 doubling Bass Clarinet), 1 Bassoon, 4 Horns in 
F, 2 Trumpets in B♭, 1 Tenor 
trombone, 1 Bass 
trombone, 1 Tuba , Timpani, 3 Percussion, Piano, Strings.

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Voices Shouting Out (2002)

Full Orchestra. 5 minutes

​Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in B♭, Bass Clarinet in B♭, 2 Bassoons, 4 Horns in F, 3 Trumpets in C, 1 Tenor Trombone, 1 Bass Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, 3 Percussion, Harp, Strings

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Chamber and solo works

African Sketches. For solo piano. 2003-04 • Recording

 

Drums Talking. Solo piano. Commissioned by Blair MacMillan . 2016

 

Euba’s Dance. Etude for unaccompanied Solo cello. Commissioned by Matt Haimovitz. 2021. Recording

 

King Fallen. For string trio. 2013

 

Meanderings, No. 1: When Young Spring comes. Solo piano. Commissioned by pianist Lara Downes. 2021. Recording

 

Movements for String Quartet. Premiered by Detroit Symphony Orchestra String Quartet. 2020. Recording

Choral music

Clap Your Hands. TTBB choir and strings. Commissioned by the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra. Also for SATB choir and strings. 2011

 

Inside is what remains. SATB, with soprano solo. Commissioned by the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra. 2021. Video

 

Kyrie.  SATB choir and piano. 2004

 

Song Cycles and Songs

1861. Unaccompanied song for tenor.  Commissioned by American Opera Projects and The Walt Whitman Project. 2011  Video.

A kiss on the forehead. Standalone song from Home of my Ancestors.  Tenor and piano.  Commissioned by Houston Grand Opera. 2018  Video.

 

Brooklyn Cinderella. Song cycle for voice and piano.  Commissioned by American Opera Projects and The Walt Whitman Project. 2011. Digital version • Video.

Inside is what remains. Standalone song from At the Grande (2025).  Soprano, high soprano, or contralto.  Commissioned by Tulsa Opera. 2021 • Recording

 

Songs of Harriet Tubman. Song cycle for soprano and piano or orchestra. 2011 • Video Notes

Twenty-Eight Bathers. Lyrics by Walt Whitman. Commissioned by Lyric Fest. 2019 • Recording

 

We Met at the Symphony. Song cycle for soprano and string quartet. Commissioned by The Harlem Chamber Players. 2022 • Video Notes