Works

Choral


A Falling of Saints (1977) [25:00]
For 2 Male Solo, Chorus, and Orchestra
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Pub. Co.
Commission: Jewish Community of Atlanta, GA
 

A Hymn of Praise
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishers
 

A Prayer for Peace (1986) [7:00]
For SATB and String Orchestra
Publisher: Samuel Adler
Premiere: Iowa City, Iowa; May 21, 1986.
 

A Prolific Source of Sorrow (1994) [14:00]
For SATB and Flute
Publisher: Samuel Adler
Commission: the Paul Hill Chorale
Premiere: The Paul Hill Chorale; Washington, D.C.; May 1, 1995.
 

A Prophecy of Peace (1992)
For SATB
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishers
Recording: Paraclete Press
 

A Psalm of Praise [3:30]
For SATB
Publisher: Samuel H. Adler
Commission: Keynote Arts Associates
 

A Song of Hanukkah
Orchestration available on rental
Publisher: G. Schirmer, Inc.
 

A Song of Welcome
For SATB and Piano
Publisher: G. Schirmer, Inc.

 

Any Human to Another (1989) [16:00]
A Cantata
For SATB, String Orchestra, and Piano
Publisher: Ludwig Music Pub. Co.
Commission: Thomas jefferson High School; Fairfax, VA.
Premiere: Washington, D.C.; April, 1990.
 

Awake, Do Not Cast Us Off
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: Oxford University Press
 

Begin My Muse (1969) [15:00]
A Song Cycle
For TTBB
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Commission: the 75th Anniversary of “Sinfonia”
 

Blow the Wind Southerly (1975)
For SATB
Publisher: Hinshaw Music, Inc.
 

Bric-a-Brac (Dorothy Parker)
For 4 Part Treble Choir and Piano
Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes
Commission: Young People’s Chorus of New York
 

B’shaaray Tefilah (1963) [60:00]
A Sabbath Service
For Cantor, SATB, and Organ
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Pub. Co.
Commission: Congregation B’shaaray Tefilah of NYC
 

Call to Worship (1995) [5:00]
For Cantor, SATB, and Organ
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Pub. Co.
 

Choose Life (1986) [35:00]
An Oratorio
For Soprano, Tenor, SATB, and Orchestra
Publisher: G. Schirmer, Inc.
Commission: the Barlow Foundation for the Atlanta Symphony
Premiere: Eastman Chorale and Eastman Philharmonia;

     Timothy Koch, conductor; Rochester, NY; April, 1994.
Recording: Albany Records Troy 328
 

Contrasts (1964)
For SATB a cappella
Publisher: Belwin Mills Pub. Corp.
Commission: North Texas State University
 

Choral Trilogy
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: Paraclete
Commission: Eastern Presbyterian Church; Stone Mountain, GA.
Premiere: March 4, 2012
 

Division (1971)
For SSAATTBB
Publisher: Hope Publishing
 

Eli Tziyon (1978)
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Pub. Co.
Commission: Mixed chorus
 

Ever Since Babylon (1991) [75:00]
A Cantata
For 4 Solo, SATB, and 8 Instrument
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Pub. Co.
Premiere: Chicago, IL; March 8, 1992; repeated in 21 cities throughout

     the U.S. and Canada during 1992-93
 

Farmer’s Curst Wife (1987) [3:00]
For SATB a cappella
Publisher: Lawson-Gould Music Publishers
Premiere: South Carolina Governor’s School; July 3, 1987.
 

Five American Folk Songs (1961)
Published separately as Young Hunting; Chic-A-Boom; Hick’s Farewell;

     Cripple Creek; Gypsy Laddie
For SATB a cappella
Publisher: Lawson-Gould Music Publishers
Commission: Southern Methodist University
 

Five Choral Pictures (1964)
For SATB a cappella
Publisher: Peer-Southern
 

Five Choral Poems (1954)
Autumn Rain; Strings in the Earth; Nothing is Enough; Someone; A Kiss
For SATB a cappella
Publisher: Associated Music Pub., Inc.
 

Five Choral Scherzi
For SATB, Viola, and Guitar
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Commissioned by Duo Fresco
Premiere: Rochester, NY; 2010.
 

Five Sephardic Choruses (1998) [15:00]
Publish separately
For SATB and Piano
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Pub. Co.
Recording: Naxos Records 8.559415
 

Hashkivenu (1981)
For Cantor, SATB, and Organ
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Pub. Co.
Commission: Reform Congregation Kenneseth Israel; Elkins Park, PA.
Recording: Naxos Records 8.559415
 

Havdalah Service (1984) [6:00]
For SATB and Piano
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Pub. Co.
 

High Flight (1986) [6:00]
For SATB and Piano
Publisher: G. Schirmer, Inc.
Premiere: New York City; May 2, 1987.
 

Hinay Yom Hadin (Behold the Day of Judgment) (1969) [10:00]
Hayom Harat Olam; Ayl Melech Yoshev; Un’shafar Gadol; Avinu

     Malkaynu
For Solo and SATB a cappella
Publisher: G. Schirmer, Inc.
Commission: Temple Beth El of Rochester, NY
 

How Long, O Lord?
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: Hope Publishing
 

How Precious Is Thy Loving Kindness
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: Oxford University Press
 

How Sweet the Sound
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: Carl Fischer, Inc.
Commission: Carl Fischer
 

I Think Continually of Those (1983)
For SATB a cappella
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishers
Text: Stephen Spender
Commission: University of Rochester
Recording: Paraclete Press
 

I Will Give Thanks unto the Lord
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: Oxford University Press
 

In Nature’s Ebb and Flow (1960)
Publisher: Peer-Southern Music Company
Commission: the High School at Borger, Texas
 

It Is to God I Shall Sing (1979)
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: Paraclete Press
Recording: Paraclete Press
 

Jacob’s Ladder (1981)
For SATB and Piano
Publisher: Ludwig Music Pub. Co.
 

Jonah [30:00]
A Cantata
For STB Soli, SATB, and Orchestra
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Commission: the Jesus Kirche, Mannheim
Premiere: Mannheim; December, 17, 2004.
 

Jubellied (1975)
For SSAATTBB
Publisher: Samuel H. Adler
Commission: Jeunesse Choir of Vienna
 

Judah’s Song of Praise
Orchestration available on rental
For SATB and Piano (Orchestration Available)
Publisher: G. Schirmer, Inc.
 

L’cha Dodi (1984) [3:30]
For Solo, SATB, Organ, and Flute
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Pub. Co.
Recording: Paraclete Press
 

Leisure (A Madrigal) (1976) [1:30]
For SATB a cappella
Publisher: Carl Fischer, Inc.
Commission: SUNY-Geneseo
 

Let Us Rejoice (1987) [4:00]
For SSAA and Handbells
Publisher: Galaxy-E.C. Schirmer
Premiere: Mt. Holyoke Glee club; Catherine Melhorn, conductor;

     New ​York City; December 4, 1987.
Recording: Paraclete Press
 

Listen to My Word, Lord (1974)
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: Paraclete Press
 

Ma Tovu (1987) [4:00]
For Tenor, SATB, and Organ
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Pub. Co.
Premiere: Temple Israel of Minneapolis, MN
Recording: Paraclete Press
 

Ma Tovu (2011) [4:00]
For Tenor, SATB, and Organ
Publisher: Samuel Adler
Commission: Parke Avenue Synagogue
Premiere: May 5, 2013
 

Music of the Heart Proclaim
For SATB, Brass Quintet, and Organ
Publisher: Paraclete Press
 

My Boy Willie (1983)
For SATB a cappella
Publisher: Hinshaw Music, Inc.
 

Never Was a Child So Lovely (1983)
For SATB a cappella
Publisher: Hinshaw Music, Inc.
 

N’ilah Fragment (1979)
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Pub. Co.
 

O Lord, Awesome Is Your Name [4:00]
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: Vivace Press

Ozi V’zimrat ya (1978)
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Pub. Co.
 

Praise the Lord
For Children’s Chorus and Piano
Publisher: Oxford University Press
 

Praise Thy Saving Power (1984) [12:00]
For Men’s Chorus and Piano
Publisher: Ludwig Music Pub. Co.
Commission: the GALA choruses
Premiere: Carnegie Hall, New York; Gary Miller, conductor;

     December, 1984.
 

Praised Be the Lord by Day
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Pub. Co.
 

Proclaim God’s Greatness [3:30]
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: Vivace Press
Recording: Paraclete Press
 

Psalm 100
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Pub. Co.
Recording: Paraclete Press
 

Psalm 24 (2003) [3:00]
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: Paraclete Press
Premiere: Iowa City, Iowa; September 28, 2003.
Recording: Paraclete Press
 

Psalm 40
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: Oxford University Press
 

Psalm 67
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: Samuel Adler
 

Psalm 96
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: G. Schirmer, Inc.
 

Psalm 146 (1985)
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishers
Commission: Christ Church; Pittsford, NY.
Recording: Paraclete Press
 

Psalm Trilogy (1998) [10:00]
For SATB a cappella
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Commission: the ACDA
Premiere: ACDA Convention; Providence, RI; March, 1999.
Recording: Paraclete Press
 

Rededication (1985) [5:00]
For TTBB and Brass Quintet
Publisher: Ludwig Music Pub. Co.
Commission: the New York Gay Men’s Chorus

 

‘Round the Globe (1986) [20:00]
A suite of folk songs
For SSAA and Piano
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishers
Premiere: The Chicago Children’s Choir; October, 1986.
 

Sayings of the Father (1979)
For SATB and Piano
Publisher: Hinshaw Music, Inc.
 

Seek Thy Servant (1974)
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: Paraclete Press
 

Serenade (1971) [15:00]
For SSAATTBB and Wind Ensemble
Publisher: Carl Fischer, Inc.
Text: William Blake
Commission: Loyola University of New Orleans
 

Set Me as a Seal upon Thy Heart
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: Theodore Presser
 

Shir Chadash (1960)
A Friday Eve Service
For Organ and 3 Part Choir (SAB)
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Pub. Co.
 

Shir Hamaalot (1986) [2:30]
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Pub. Co.
 

Shiru Ladonay (1965)
A Friday Eve Service
For Cantor Solo
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Pub. Co.
 

Sing Praises (Psalm 100) (1979)
For SATB
Publisher: Hinshaw Music, Inc.
 

Some Laughter, Some Tears (1964)
A Suite
For SSA and Piano
Publisher: Oxford University Press
 

Song of Exaltation
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: Abingdon Press
 

Songs of the Seasons (Janet Freeman)
For 2 Part Treble Choir
Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes
Commission: Young People’s Chorus of New York
 

Spin Draydel Spin
For Children’s Chorus and Piano
Publisher: Oxford University Press
 

Stars in the Dust (1988) [40:00]
A Cantata
For STB Soli, SATB, and 8 Instrument, also for full String Orchestra
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Pub. Co.
Premiere: Rochester, NY and 17 other US cities in November, 1988
 

The Chanukah Story
For Children’s Chorus and Piano
Publisher: Oxford University Press
 

The Feast of Lights
Orchestration available on rental
For SATB and Piano
Publisher: G. Schirmer, Inc.
 

The Flames of Freedom (1982) [25:00]
For SSAA and Piano
Publisher: Ludwig Music Pub. Co.
Premiere: Youth Pro Musica; Roberta Humez, conductor;

     Boston; December, 1982.
Recording: Naxos Records Album called “A Chanukah Celebration”
 

The Steps to Wisdom
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: Hinshaw Music, Inc.
 

The Twenty-Third Psalm (1981)
Hebrew and English
For Tenor, SATB, and Organ
Publisher: G. Schirmer, Inc.
Commission: the Cantor’s Assembly of America
Recording: Paraclete Press
 

The Way They Are (1983)
Choral Suite, published separately
For SATB a cappella
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishers
Premiere: The Canaltown Singers; Palmyra, NY; May 6, 1984.
 

Three Encore Songs (1955)
For SATB a cappella
Publisher: Lawson-Gould Music Publishers
 

Three Madrigals (1955)
For SATB a cappella
Publisher: Lawson-Gould Music Publishers
 

Three Poems from the Chinese (1976)
For SATB a cappella
Publisher: Hinshaw Music, Inc.
Commission: Centinnary College; Shreveport, LA.
 

Three Responses (1973)
Sh’ma, V’ahavta, Mi Chamocha
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Pub. Co.
 

To Freedom (1984) [10:00]
For SATB and Piano
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Pub. Co.
 

To Remember: to Be Remembered (1987) [8:00]
For SATB a cappella
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Premiere: Choir of Western Kentucky; Kenneth Davis, conductor;

     ACDA Convention; Winston-Salem, NC; February 18, 1988.
 

Transfigurations (2000) [15:00]
An ecumenical mass
For Soli, SATB, Brass Quintet, and Organ
Publisher: Paraclete Press
Commission: Gloria Dei Cantoris
Premiere: Orlean, MA, June 17, 2000
Recording: Paraclete Press
 

Twelve Songs of Praise (1985) [15:00]
For Unison Chorus
Publisher: Oxford University Press
 

Two Nonsense Songs (1979)
For SATB and Piano
Publisher: Hinshaw Music, Inc.
 

Two Psalm Motets
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: Lawson-Gould Music Publishers
Recording: Paraclete Press
 

Two Shelley Songs (1980)
For SATB and Piano
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Commission: Ithaca College
 

Two Songs of Hope
For TTBB
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Commission: the Harvard Glee Club
 

Two Views of Love (1969)
For TTBB
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Commission: the Glee Club of the University of Rochester
 

Verses from Isaiah (1989)
For SATB, Brass Quintet, Organ, and Handbells
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Commission: Westminster Choir College
Recording: Paraclete Press
 

V’shamru (1973)
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Pub. Co.
 

We Believe (1974) [15:00]
An ecumenical mass
For SATB and 8 Instrument
Publisher: Carl Fischer, Inc.
Commission: Notre Dame University
 

Who Can Retell?
For Children’s Chorus and Piano
Publisher: Oxford University Press
 

Wisdom Cometh with the Years [8:00]
For SATB and Piano
Publisher: Peer-Southern Music Company
Commission: the Texas Music Educational Association
 

Yamim Naraim I and II (1990-91)
A Two-Volume Anthology for the High Holydays
For Cantor, SATB, and Organ
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Pub. Co.
Recording: Available Through Transcontinental Music Publishers
 

Yism’chu
For SATB and Organ
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Pub. Co.
 

Yom Hashabbat
For SATB and Piano
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Pub. Co.

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