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Orchestra

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.

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

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

 

 

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

 

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.


 

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

 

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

 

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