Heine Lieder

4 of my Heine Lieder are being performed at the Univ. of South Carolina next month, by a lovely singer named Jonathan Phillipe Cawley on a program with Bellini and Quilter (love to be included in that list). If you’re near Columbia, SC – stop by. Should be a good night of singing.

Cawley Recital


After a great trip to Leeds, England to visit the wife, I came back to SC to see everything blooming in all its glory. Just fantastic! Made me realize that coming out of the turbulence of the dark winter and into the rebirth of spring is possibly the best therapy available!

Charge of the Light Brigade

So excited to announce that I finished the choral piece “The Charge of the Light Brigade.” I’m very pleased with it and ready for the premier in the fall of 2016. It is set for SATB (divisi) a capella choir and is an honest telling of Tennyson’s epic poem about the Siege of Sevastopol during the Crimean War, with the haunting lines “All in the valley of death rode the six hundred.” Gives me chills.


“Foxglove” a torch song with a twist from a musical David L. Williams and I are working on about two serial killers (fun for the entire family)! I am thrilled that Jennifer J. Winn and Tim Ribchester recorded this song. They nailed it!

Subway Songs

My fabulously cool and tech-savy brother-in-law, turned an old cassette tape into MP3 files for me, and I now have the premier recording of my SUBWAY SONGS in a usable form. SUBWAY SONGS are a set of three songs for soprano from poetry I found on the wall of the NYC Subway – part of the MTA”s “Poetry in Motion” series. This is a recording of the first song of the set “Along the hardcrest of the snowdrift” and is sung by soprano Alison Kelly at her Master’s of Music Recital at the Manhattan School of Music.

I Love Red Poppies

On Friday April 17th – Soprano, Liana Valente will premier my song cycle “I Love Red Poppies” at the Woman’s Club of Arlington, Virginia.

If you’d like to attend – tickets are free, the concert starts at 7:30pm and the address is 700 S. Buchannan Street, Arlington, VA.