Works

[Chamber Works]

Title Details
Duo Concertante for cello and piano
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press
  • Distributor: Subito Music Corporation (SMC)
  • First Recording: Lapis Island Records (Naxos)
  • Musicians: Christopher Gross, violoncello; Stephen Gosling, piano
  • Released: November 15, 2019
  • Duration: 22 minutes
Second Piano Trio for violin, cello and piano
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press (SMC)
  • First Recording: Lapis Island Records (Naxos)
  • Musicians: Miranda Cuckson, violin; Christopher Gross, violoncello; and Stephen Gosling, piano
  • Released: November 15, 2019
  • Commissioned: Western Michigan University: School of Music (100th Anniversary Celebration)
  • Premiering ensemble and date: The Merling Trio - March 13, 2013
  • Duration: 23 minutes
A Whistler’s Dream for flute (alto flute) and piano
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press (SMC)
  • First Recording: Lapis Island Records (Naxos)
  • Musicians: Timothy Day, flute; Marc Shapiro, piano
  • Released: March 20, 2007
  • Commissioned: Timothy Day, with generous grant from SFCM
  • Duration: 23 minutes
River Shining Through for string quartet
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press (SMC)
  • First Recording: Lapis Island Records (Naxos)
  • Musicians: Ciompi Quartet
  • Released: March 20, 2007
  • Commissioned: Ciompi Quartet, with generous grant from Duke Performances
  • Premiered: March 31, 2004, Durham, North Carolina
  • Duration: 17 minutes
Serenade For Winds for flute, oboe/English horn, clarinet/bass clarinet, bassoon, French horn (scored with or without bass clarinet)
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • First Recording: Lapis Island Records (Naxos)
  • Musicians: Dorian Wind Quintet
  • Released: March 23, 2005
  • Commissioned: City Winds
  • Premiered: June 6, 2003, at Old First Church, San Francisco, CA New York Premiere: Dorian Wind Quintet: November 23, 2003, Kosciuszko Foundation
  • Duration: 15 minutes
Atlantic Crossing for violin and piano (Concert Duo: Second Violin Concerto)
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • First Recording: Lapis Island Records (Naxos)
  • Musicians: Kees Hülsmann, violin; Matthew Edwards, piano
  • Released: September 28, 2004
  • Duration: 30 minutes
Rhapsodic Images for violin, cello, and piano (first piano trio)
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • First Recording: Lapis Island Records (Naxos)
  • Musicians: Amy Hiraga, violin; Peter Wyrick; violoncello; Marc Shapiro, piano
  • Released: September 28, 2004
  • Commissioned: The Bakken Trio
  • Premiered: May 10, 1998, The Bakken, Minneapolis, MN
  • Duration: 23 minutes
Delicate Sky for violin, percussion, and piano
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • First Recording: New Albion Records
  • Musicians: Nadya Tichman, violin; Jack Van Geem, percussion; Robin Sutherland, piano
  • Released: January 1, 1996
  • Duration: 17 minutes
Through The Mountain for violoncello and piano
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • First Recording: New Albion Records
  • Musicians: Lawrence Grainger, violoncello; Marc Shapiro, piano
  • Released: September 1, 1993
  • Commissioned: Steve Tramontozzi, double bass
  • Premiered: April 15, 1990, San Francisco Symphony Chamber Music: Julia Morgan Center, Berkeley, CA
  • Duration: 21 minutes
Beaming Contrasts for guitar and string quartet
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • First Recording: New Albion Records
  • Musicians: David Tanenbaum, guitar; Alexander String Quartet
  • Released: September 1, 1993
  • Commissioned: Newman/Oltman Guitar Duo and Alexander String Quartet (original version for guitar duo and string quartet)
  • Premiered: January 6, 1990, Merkin Hall, NYC
  • Duration: 16 minutes
Black Is The Color Variations
for string quartet
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press (SMC)
  • Dedication: Odetta
  • Duration: 4 minutes
Little Trio for flute, violoncello, and piano
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press (SMC)
  • First Recording: New Albion Records
  • Musicians: Julie McKenzie, flute; Lawrence Granger, violoncello; Marc Shapiro, piano
  • Released: September 1, 1993
  • Commissioned: Sonus Lyricus
  • Premiered: May 18, 1987, Hatley Martin Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Duration: 5 minutes
Journey to Still Water Pond for vibraphone, marimba, and string quartet
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • First Recording: New Albion Records
  • Musicians: William Winant and Alexander String Quartet
  • Released: September 1, 1993
  • Premiered: December 12, 1983, Yale ensemble, Sprague Hall, New Haven, CT
  • New York Premiere: November 21, 1994, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Walter Read Theater, Lincoln Center
  • Musicians: John Ferrari and Orion String Quartet
  • Duration: 5.5 minutes
Night Lights for string quartet
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • First Recording: New Albion Records
  • Musicians: Alexander String Quartet
  • Released: September 1, 1993
  • Premiered: 1983, Yale ensemble
  • San Francisco Premiere: November 8, 1988, Alexander String Quartet, Composers Inc.
  • Duration: 10 minutes
Dance with Fans for guitar duo
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press (SMC)
  • Recording: MP3 - available upon request
  • Duration: 4 minutes
 

[Orchestra Music]

Title Details
Second Cello Concerto for violoncello and chamber orchestra
Instrumentation: flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, bassoon, horn, solo violoncello, and strings (3-3-2-2-1) or string quintet
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press (SMC)
  • Duration: 22 minutes
Second Violin Concerto
for violin and orchestra
Instrumentation: 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)
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • Commissioned: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Valery Gergiev, Music Director
  • Performing Artists: Rotterdam Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert, conductor; Kees Hülsmann, soloist
  • Premiered: January 22 & 23, 1999: Rotterdam and Einhoven, The Netherlands
  • Duration: 30 minutes
Pacific Triptych for orchestra
Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes (English horn), 2 clarinets (bass clarinet), 2 bassoons; 2 French horns, 2 trumpets (with mutes), 2 trombones (1 tenor and 1 bass), timpani, 2 perc., strings (6-6-4-4-2)
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press (SMC)
  • Duration: 22 minutes
Where the Heart is Pure for mezzo soprano and chamber orchestra
Instrumentation: flute, oboe (English horn), clarinet (bass clarinet.), and strings (3-3-2-2-1 or string quintet)
  • Text: Robert Sund (used by permission)
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • First Recording: New Albion Records
  • Performing Artists: Berkeley Symphony Orchestra; Laurent Pillot, conductor; Stephanie Friedman, mezzo-soprano
  • Released: January 1, 1996
  • Premiered: June 15, 1995, Berkeley, CA
  • Performing Artists: Same as above
  • Duration: 16 minutes
First Violin Concerto for violin and orchestra
Instrumentation: solo violin; 2 flutes, 2 oboes (2. doubles on English horn), 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons; 2 French horns; 1 percussionist (timpani, glockenspiel, large tam-tam, suspended cymbal, snare drum, and bongos); strings (6-6-4-4-2)
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser
  • First Recording: New Albion Records
  • Musicians: Berkeley Symphony Orchestra; Kent Nagano, conductor; Kees Hülsmann, soloist
  • Released: January 1, 1996
  • Commissioned: Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, Kent Nagano, music director
  • Premiered: April 27, 1987, Berkeley, CA
  • Musicians: Berkeley Symphony Orchestra; Robert Hughes, conductor; Mayumi Ohira, soloist
  • Duration: 20 minutes
First Cello Concerto for violoncello and string orchestra
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • Premiered: June 21, 1992, Old First Church, San Francisco
  • Musicians: Lawrence Grainger, violoncello; Geoffrey Gallegos, conductor; San Francisco Concerto Orchestra
  • Duration: 21 minutes
Black Is The Color Variations
for string orchestra
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press (SMC)
  • Duration: 4 minutes
Guitar Concerto for guitar and chamber orchestra
Instrumentation: flute, Bb clarinet, alto saxophone, bassoon; horn in F, Bb trumpet (with mutes); percussion (one player): timpani, large tam-tam, suspended cymbal, wood block, and claves; strings (3-3-2-2-1 or string quintet)
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press (SMC)
  • Premiered: March 10, 1985, Princeton, NJ
  • Musicians: Chamber Symphony of Princeton; Portia Sonnenfeld, conductor; Alice Artzt, soloist
  • Duration: 18 minutes
An Urban Landscape for chamber orchestra
Instrumentation: oboe, Bb clarinet, bassoon; horn in F, Bb trumpet (with mutes), trombone (with mutes); strings (3-3-2-2-1 or string quintet)
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press (SMC)
  • Premiered: May 1981, San Francisco, CA
  • Musicians: Dwayne Smith, conductor; pick-up orchestra
  • Duration: 7 minutes
 

[Instrumental Solo]

Title Details
Pacific Triptych for solo piano
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press (SMC)
  • Duration: 22 minutes
Petite Suite for solo violin
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press (SMC)
  • First Recording: Lapis Island Records (Naxos)
  • Soloist: Miranda Cuckson
  • Released: November 15, 2019
  • Duration: 10.5 minutes
Third Guitar Suite for guitar solo
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press (SMC)
  • First Recording: Lapis Island Records (Naxos)
  • Soloist: Composer
  • Released: July 29, 2003
  • Duration: 19 minutes
Second Guitar Suite for guitar solo
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • (Sold Out: Contact Composer)
  • First Recording: Lapis Island Records (Naxos)
  • Soloist: Composer
  • Released: July 29, 2003
  • Premiered: May 1980, in San Francisco, CA
  • Soloist: Composer
  • Duration: 14 minutes
First Guitar Suite for guitar solo
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • (Sold Out: Contact Composer)
  • First Recording: Lapis Island Records (Naxos)
  • Soloist: Composer
  • Released: July 29, 2003
  • Premiered: November 12, 1977, Garden Club, La Conner, WA
  • Soloist: Composer
  • Duration: 14 minutes
Sun Music for piano solo
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • First Recording: New Albion Records
  • Soloist: Robin Sutherland
  • Released: January 1, 1996
  • Second Recording: Lapis Island Records (Naxos)
  • Soloist: Stephen Gosling
  • Released: November 15, 2019
  • Premiered: May 18, 1987, Hatley Martin Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Soloist: Miles Graber
  • Duration: 6 minutes
Partita for guitar solo
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press (SMC)
  • Premiered: Spring 1974
  • Completed in Madrid and first performed in Amsterdam, Munich, Banff, and Seattle
  • Soloist: Composer
  • Duration: 10 minutes
 

[Vocal]

Title Details
Five Love Motets for vocal quartet (SATB)
  • Text: Composer
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press (SMC)
  • First Recording: Naxos Records – American Classics
  • Performing Artists: New York Virtuoso Singers Quartet (Martha Cluver, soprano; Silvie Jensen, alto; Eric Dudley, tenor; Steven Hrycelak, bass; and Peter Lewis, conductor.)
  • Released: August 12, 1916
  • Duration: 12 minutes
The Changing Light for vocal quartet and piano
  • Text: Lawrence Ferlinghetti: from his book, How to Paint Sunlight (New Directions, 2001) (used by permission)
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press (SMC)
  • First Recording: Naxos Records – American Classics
  • Performing Artists: New York Virtuoso Singers Quartet (Martha Cluver, soprano; Silvie Jensen, alto; Eric Dudley, tenor; and Steven Hrycelak, bass; Stephen Gosling, piano; Peter Lewis, conductor.)
  • Released: August 12, 2016
  • Commissioned: Conspirare, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor; and Sanford Dole Ensemble
  • Premiered: January 21, 2012, Austin, Texas
  • San Francisco Premiere: February 4, 2012
  • (Originally scored for chamber choir and chamber ensemble)
  • Duration: 16 minutes
The Changing Light for soprano and piano
  • Text: Lawrence Ferlinghetti: from his book, How to Paint Sunlight (New Directions, 2001) (used by permission)
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press (SMC)
  • Duration: 16 minutes
Where the Heart is Pure for mezzo soprano and chamber orchestra
Instrumentation: mezzo soprano, flute, oboe (doubling on English horn), Bb clarinet (doubling on bass clarinet), strings (3-3-2-2-1 or string quintet)
  • Text: Robert Sund (used by permission)
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • First Recording: New Albion Records
  • Performing Artists: Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, Laurent Pillot, conductor; Stephanie Friedman, mezzo-soprano
  • Released: January 1, 1996
  • Premiered: June 25, 1995, Berkeley, CA
  • Performing Artists: Same as above
  • Duration: 16 minutes
Where the Heart Is Pure for mezzo soprano and piano
  • Text: Robert Sund (used by permission)
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • First Recording: Naxos Records – American Classics
  • Performing Artists: Christine Abraham, mezzo soprano; Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano.
  • Released: August 12, 1916
  • Duration: 16 minutes
Three Songs from Ish River for mezzo soprano and guitar
  • Text: Robert Sund, Paulé Barton, and Theodore Roethke (used by permission)
  • Publisher:Theodore Presser Company
  • First Recording: Naxos Records – American Classics
  • Performing Artists: Susan Narucki, soprano; Colin McAllister, guitar Released: August 12, 2016
  • Duration: 6.5 minutes

 

[Theater]

Title Details
The Northwest Show for actor/singers, native American percussion, and guitar (multi-media show)
  • Text: Barry Pritchard, with additional material written by Tom Robbins and Robert Sund.
  • Commissioned: Intiman Theater, Margaret Booker, director
  • Performing Artists: John Gilbert, John Kauffman, Jean Marie Kinney, Margit Moe, and Mark Murphy, actor/singers; Peter Lewis, guitar and percussion.
  • (Excerpts were later incorporated into my First Guitar Suite and Three Songs from Ish River.)
  • Premiered: October 28, 1976, Seattle, WA (18 performances)
  • Duration: 2 hours

 

[Fiction]

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

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