Works

[Chamber Works]

Title Details
The Changing Light (2009/13) 16' For Vocal Quartet (SATB) and Piano
  • Based on three poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti from his book, How To Paint Sunlight (New Directions, 2001) (Text used with poet’s and publisher’s permission). Completed June 15, 2013.
  • Recording: Produced and Released by Naxos – American Classics on August 12, 2016. CD Title: The Four Cycles. Performing Artists: Vocal Quartet from The New York Virtuoso Singers (Martha Cluver, soprano; Silvie Jensen, alto; Eric Dudley, tenor; and Steven Hrycelak, bass; Stephen Gosling, piano; and Peter Lewis, conductor.) Recorded at Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, NY on November 10, 2014, Ryan Streber, engineer. Duration: 16 minutes.
Surviving a Storm (2012) 21' For The Merling Trio
  • Second Piano Trio
  • Commissioned by Western Michigan University: School of Music
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • For 100th Anniversary Celebration, David Colson, Director
  • Premiere: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at 8:15 pm
  • Location: Dalton Center, Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Recording: Miranda Cuckson, violin; Chris Gross, cello, and Stephen Gosling, piano
  • Recorded at Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, NY, on September 5, 2015, Ryan Streber, engineer.
  • Soon to be released.
Duo Concertante (2011) 22’ Cello and Piano (duo version of Second Cello Concerto)
  • Completed: August 15, 2011
  • Premiere: TBA
  • Recording: Chris Gross, cello and Stephen Gosling, piano
  • Recorded at Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, NY, on September 7, 2015, Ryan Streber, engineer.
  • Soon to be released.
A Whistler’s Dream (2005) 23’ For flute (alto flute) and piano
  • Commissioned by Timothy Day, with a generous grant from the SF Conservatory of Music
  • Premiere: Spring, 2008
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press
  • Recording Released: Lapis Island Records: March 20, 2007
  • (Timothy Day, flute and Marc Shapiro, piano)
River Shining Through (2004) 17’ For string quartet
  • Commissioned and premiered by the Ciompi Quartet
  • October 2, 2004, Duke Performances, Durham North Carolina
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press
  • Recording Released: Lapis Island Records: March 20, 2007
Serenade For Winds (2003) 15’ For woodwind quintet
  • Commissioned and premiered by City Winds, June 6, 2003, Old First Church, San Francisco, CA
  • New York Premiere: Dorian Wind Quintet, November 23, 2003, Kosciuszko Foundation
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • Recorded by the Dorian after several performances: March 23, 2005, Bay Records, Berkeley, CA.
  • Released: Lapis Island Records: March 20, 2007
Atlantic Crossing (2002) 30’ For violin and piano (duo version: Second Violin Concerto)
  • Orchestra version: commissioned and premiered by the Rotterdam Philharmonic, January 22, 1999
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • Recording Released: Lapis Island Records: September 28, 2004
  • (Kees Hülsmann, soloist; Matthew Edwards, piano.)
Rhapsodic Images (1998) 22’ 30’’ For violin, cello and piano
  • Commissioned by the Bakken, Robert Schumann, and Raphael Trios
  • Premiered by the Bakken Trio: May 10, 1998
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • Recording Released: Lapis Island Records: September 28, 2004
  • (Amy Hiraga, violin; Peter Wyrick; cello; Marc Shapiro, piano.)
Where The Heart Is Pure (1993) 16’ For mezzo soprano, 1-1(EH)-1(B. Clar.)-0-string quintet
  • Premiered: June 25, 1995, Stephanie Friedman, mezzo soprano; Laurent Pillot, conductor; Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
  • Based on three poems by Robert Sund
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • Recorded Released: New Albion Records: January 1, 1996
  • (Amy Hiraga, violin; Peter Wyrick; cello; Marc Shapiro, piano.)

  • Last known Performance: November 28, 2012, 7:30 pm, Bates Recital Hall, University of Texas: School of Music, Austin, Texas. (Dan Welcher, conductor; Laura Mercardo Wright, mezzo soprano; and UT New Music Ensemble.)
Delicate Sky (1993) 17’ For violin, percussion, and piano
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • Recording Released: New Albion Records: January 1, 1996
  • (Nadya Tichman, violin; Jack Van Geem, percussion; and Robin Sutherland, piano)
Through The Mountain (1991) 21’ For cello and piano
  • Premiered: Steve Tramontozzi, double bass; and Marc Shapiro, piano
  • San Francisco Symphony Chamber Music
  • Julia Morgan Center, Berkeley, CA April 15, 1990
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • Recording Released (cello and piano version): New Albion Records: September 1, 1993
  • (Lawrence Grainger, cello, and Marc Shapiro, piano)
Beaming Contrasts (1990) 16’ For guitar and string quartet
  • Commissioned and premiered: Newman/Oltman Guitar Duo and Alexander String Quartet, January 4, 1990, Merkin Hall, New York City
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • Recording Released (quintet version): New Albion Records: September 1, 1993
  • (David Tanenbaum, guitar; and the Alexander String Quartet)
Black Is The Colour Variations
(1989) 4'
For String Quartet
  • Dedicated to Odetta
Little Trio (1987) 5’ For flute, cello, and piano
  • Commissioned and premiered: Sonus Lyricus: May 18, 1987 Hatley Martin Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Recording Released: New Albion Records: September 1, 1993
  • (Julie McKenzie, flute; Lawrence Granger, cello; Marc Shapiro, piano)
Journey to Still Water Pond (1983) 6’ For vibraphone, marimba, and string quartet
  • Premiered: Yale ensemble: December 12, 1983, Sprague Hall, New Haven, CT
  • New York Premiere: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: John Ferrari, percussion and the Orion String Quartet: November 21, 1994
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • Recording Released: New Albion Records: September 1, 1993
  • (William Winant, percussion, Alexander String Quartet)
Night Lights (1983) 10’ For string quartet
  • Premiered: Yale ensemble: November, 1983
  • San Francisco Premiere: Alexander String Quartet: November 8, 1988: Green Room, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • Recording Released: New Albion Records: September 1, 1993
  • (Alexander String Quartet)
 

[Orchestra Music]

Title Details
Second Cello Concerto (2011) 22’ For flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, bassoon, horn, solo cello, and strings (6-6-4-4-2)
  • Completed: July 15, 2011
Concerto for Vibraphone, Marimba, and Strings
(Future Project)
For Daniella Ganeva, soloist
Premiere: London: To be announced.
Second Violin Concerto
(1996, revised 2006) 30'
For solo violin; 2 flutes-2 oboes (English horn)-2 Bb clarinets (bass clarinet)-2 bassoons; 2 horns in F, 2 Bb trumpets, 2 trombones (1 tenor and 1 bass); timpani, 2 perc., strings (6-6-4-4-2)
  • Commissioned and Premiered: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra: January 22, 1999
  • Alan Gilbert, conductor; Kees Hülsmann Concertmaster and Soloist: Rotterdam and Einhoven, The Netherlands
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Pacific Triptych (1995) 25' 2 -2 (English horn)-2 (bass clarinet)-2; 2-2-2 (1 tenor and 1 bass)-0; timpani, 2 perc., strings (8-8-6-6-4)
  • Available from Composer
Where the Heart is Pure (1993) 16' For mezzo-sop; 1-1 (English Horn.)-1 (bass clar.)-0; strings (single or 3-3-2-2-1)
  • Based on three poems by Robert Sund
  • Premiere Information: Berkeley Symphony Orchestra; Laurent Pillot, conductor; Stephanie Friedman, mezzo-soprano: June 25, 1995
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • Recording: New Albion Records: January 1, 1996
  • (Musicians: Same As Above)
Cello Concerto (1991) 21’ For solo cello, percussion, and strings
  • Premiered: Lawrence Grainger, cello; San Francisco Concerto Orchestra: June 21, 1992
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Black Is The Colour Variations
(1989/2013) 4'
For String Orchestra
First Violin Concerto (1986) 20' For solo violin; 2-2 (English horn)-2-2; 2-0-0-0; 1 perc., strings (6-6-4-4-2)
  • Commissioned and premiered: Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, Robert Hughes, conductor; Mayumi Ohira, violin; April 25, 1987, Berkeley, CA
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • First Recording Released: New Albion Records: January 1, 1996
  • (Berkeley Symphony Orchestra; Kent Nagano, conductor and co-producer; Kees Hülsmann, soloist)
Guitar Concerto (1983) 20' For solo guitar; flute, Bb clarinet, alto saxophone, bassoon; horn in F, Bb trumpet; perc. timpani, (large tam-tam, suspended cymbal, wood block, and claves); strings (6-6-4-4-2 max.)
  • Premiered: Chamber Symphony of Princeton: Portia Sonnenfeld, conductor; Alice Artzt, soloist: March 10, 1985
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press
An Urban Landscape (1980) 6’ For oboe, Bb clarinet, bassoon; horn in F, Bb trumpet, trombone; strings (single or 3-3-2-2-1)
  • Premiered: May, 1981
  • Dwayne Smith, conductor / Pick-up Orchestra
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press
 

[Instrumental Solo]

Title Details
Piano Etudes (2015-16) For solo piano
  • A work-in-progress
Petite Suite (2007) 10’ For solo violin
  • Recording: Miranda Cuckson, violin
  • Recorded at Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, NY on September 5, 2015, Ryan Streber, engineer
  • Soon to be released
Third Guitar Suite (2000) 19’ For solo guitar
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press
  • Recording Released: Lapis Island Records: March 20, 2007
  • (Peter Lewis, soloist)
Sun Music (1987) 6' For solo piano
  • First Recording: Robin Sutherland, piano. Released by New Albion Records on January 1, 1996.
  • Second Recording: Stephen Gosling, piano.
  • Recorded at Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, NY on September 7, 2015, Ryan Streber, engineer
  • Soon to be released
First Guitar Suite (1977) 14' For solo guitar
  • Premiered: Peter Lewis, guitar; November 12, 1977, Garden Club, La Conner, WA
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • Recording Released: Lapis Island Records: July 29, 2003
  • (Peter Lewis, soloist)
Second Guitar Suite (1979) 14' For solo guitar
  • Premiered: Peter Lewis, guitar; May, 1980, San Francisco, CA
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • Recording Released: Lapis Island Records: July 29, 2003
  • (Peter Lewis, soloist)
 

[Vocal]

Title Details
Five Love Motets (2014) 12’ For Vocal Quartet (SATB)
  • Based on five poems by Peter Lewis. Completed on August 3, 2014.
    Recording: Produced and Released by Naxos – American Classics on August 12, 2016. CD Titles: The Four Cycles. Performing Artists: Vocal Quartet from The New York Virtuoso Singers (Martha Cluver, soprano; Silvie Jensen, alto; Eric Dudley, tenor; and Steven Hrycelak, bass; and Peter Lewis, conductor.) Recorded at Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, NY on November 11, 2014, Ryan Streber, engineer. Duration: 12 minutes.
Where the Heart Is Pure (1993/2013) 16’ For Mezzo soprano and Piano
  • Based on three poems by Robert Sund (used by permission). Concert duo version completed on August 15, 2013.
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser. Duration: 16 minutes.
  • Recording: Produced and Released by Naxos – American Classics on August 12, 2016. CD Title: The Four Cycles. Performing Artists: Christine Abraham, mezzo soprano and Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano. Recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA on June 2, 2014. Adam Nunez, engineer.
The Changing Light (2009/13) 16’ For Vocal Quartet (SATB) and Piano
  • Based on three poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti from his book, How To Paint Sunlight (New Directions, 2001) (Text used with poet’s and publisher’s permission). Completed June 15, 2013.
    Recording: Produced and Released by Naxos – American Classics on August 12, 2016. CD Title: The Four Cycles. Performing Artists: Vocal Quartet from The New York Virtuoso Singers (Martha Cluver, soprano; Silvie Jensen, alto; Eric Dudley, tenor; and Steven Hrycelak, bass; Stephen Gosling, piano; and Peter Lewis, conductor.) Recorded at Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, NY on November 10, 2014, Ryan Streber, engineer. Duration: 16 minutes.
Where the Heart is Pure (1993) 16' For mezzo-sop.; 1-1(E.H.)-1(B. Cl.)-0; Str.
  • Based on three poems by Robert Sund
  • Premiere: Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, Laurent Pillot, conductor; Stephanie Friedman, mezzo-soprano; June 25, 1995
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • Recording Released: New Albion Records: January 1, 1996
  • (Musicians: Same As Above)
Three Songs from Ish River (1978) 7’ For soprano and guitar
  • Based on the poems of Robert Sund, Paule Barton, and Theodore Roethke. Publisher: Theodore Presser. Recording: Produced and Released by Naxos – American Classics on August 12, 2016. CD Title: The Four Cycles. Performing Artists: Susan Narucki, soprano and Colin McAllister, guitar. Recorded at Studio West, in San Diego, CA, on June 4, 2014, Dan Abernathy, engineer.

 

[Theater]

Title Details
The Northwest Show (1976) 2 hr Multi-media play for actors, singers, Northwest Indian percussion, and guitar
  • Commissioned and premiered by Intiman Theater, Seattle WA, 1976-77 season
  • Based on play by Barry Pritchard, with additional material written by Tom Robbins and Robert Sund. Director: Margaret Booker.
  • Performed by Peter Lewis (guitar and percussion) and various actor/singers.

 

[Fiction]

Title Details
From the Sounding Board (2008) Novel
  • Manuscript: 197 pages
 

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