Works

[Chamber Works]

Title Details
Third String Quartet work-in progress (2019)
The Changing Light 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.

    Originally scored for chamber choir, string quartet and piano and completed on July 4, 2009. Commissioned by Conspirare and premiered on January 21, 2012, in Austin, Texas. Craig Hella Johnson was the conductor. Co-commissioned by the Sanford Dole Ensemble and received its west coast premiere, in San Francisco, on February 4, 2012.
  • Duration: 16 minutes
Second Piano Trio For violin, cello and piano
  • 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
  • Completed on June 9, 2012
  • 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.
  • Duration: 21 minutes
Duo Concertante For cello and piano (concert duo version of Second Cello Concerto)
  • Completed: August 15, 2011
  • 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.
  • Duration: 22 minutes
A Whistler’s Dream For flute (alto flute) and piano
  • Commissioned by Timothy Day, with a generous grant from the SF Conservatory of Music, and completed on November 22, 2005
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press
  • Recording Released: Lapis Island Records: March 20, 2007
  • (Timothy Day, flute and Marc Shapiro, piano)
  • Duration: 23 minutes
River Shining Through For string quartet
  • Commissioned and premiered by the Ciompi Quartet
  • October 2, 2004, Duke Performances, Durham North Carolina. Completed on March 31, 2004.
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press
  • Recording Released: Lapis Island Records: March 20, 2007
  • Duration: 17 minutes
Serenade For Winds For woodwind quintet (flute, oboe/English horn, clarinet/bass clarinet, bassoon, French horn) (Scored with or without bass clarinet.)
  • Commissioned and premiered by City Winds, June 6, 2003, Old First Church, San Francisco, CA. Completed in Spring, 2003. Completed on November 15, 2002.
  • 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
  • Duration: 15 minutes
Atlantic Crossing For violin and piano (concert duo version: Second Violin Concerto)
  • Completed on December 28, 2002
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • Recording Released: Lapis Island Records: September 28, 2004
  • (Kees Hülsmann, soloist; Matthew Edwards, piano.)
  • Duration: 30 minutes
Rhapsodic Images For violin, cello and piano
  • Commissioned and Premiered by the Bakken Trio: May 10, 1998, in Minneapolis, MN.
  • Epilogue added to complete score on July 13, 1998
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • Recording Released: Lapis Island Records: September 28, 2004
  • (Amy Hiraga, violin; Peter Wyrick; cello; Marc Shapiro, piano.)
  • Duration: 23 minutes
Where The Heart Is Pure 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 (used by permission)
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • Recorded Released: New Albion Records: January 1, 1996

  • 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.)
  • Duration: 16 minutes
Delicate Sky For violin, percussion, and piano
  • Completed on April 23, 1993
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • Recording Released: New Albion Records: January 1, 1996
  • (Nadya Tichman, violin; Jack Van Geem, percussion; and Robin Sutherland, piano)
  • Duration: 17 minutes
Through The Mountain 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
    Recorded for cello and piano in August 1991. Lawrence Grainger then premiered the cello and piano version.
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • Recording Released: New Albion Records: September 1, 1993 (Lawrence Grainger, cello, and Marc Shapiro, piano)
  • Duration: 21 minutes
Beaming Contrasts For guitar and string quartet
  • Commissioned and premiered: Newman/Oltman Guitar Duo and Alexander String Quartet, January 4, 1990, Washington, D.C. and 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)
  • Duration: 16 minutes
Black Is The Color Variations
For string quartet
  • Completed in 1989
    (Dedicated to Odetta)
  • Duration: 4 minutes
Little Trio For flute, cello, and piano
  • Commissioned and premiered: Sonus Lyricus: May 18, 1987 Hatley Martin Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Completed: Winter 1987
  • Recording Released: New Albion Records: September 1, 1993
  • (Julie McKenzie, flute; Lawrence Granger, cello; Marc Shapiro, piano)
  • Duration: 5 minutes
Journey to Still Water Pond 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)
  • Duration: 6 minutes
Night Lights For string quartet
  • Premiered: Yale ensemble: November, 1983
  • Completed: Fall, 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)
  • Duration: 10 minutes
 

[Orchestra Music]

Title Details
Second Cello Concerto For flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, bassoon, horn, solo cello, and strings (6-6-4-4-2)
  • Completed: July 15, 2011
  • Duration: 22 minutes
Second Violin Concerto
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
  • Completed in 1996, revised in 2006
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • Duration: 30 minutes
Pacific Triptych 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)
  • Completed in 1995
  • Duration: 22 minutes
Where the Heart is Pure 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 (used by permission)
  • Premiered: Berkeley Symphony Orchestra; Laurent Pillot, conductor; Stephanie Friedman, mezzo-soprano: June 25, 1995
  • Completed in 1993
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • Recording: New Albion Records: January 1, 1996
  • (Musicians: Same As Above)
  • Duration: 16 minutes
Cello Concerto For solo cello, percussion, and strings
  • Completed in 1991
  • Premiered: Lawrence Grainger, cello; San Francisco Concerto Orchestra: June 21, 1992
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • Duration: 21 minutes
Black Is The Color Variations
For string orchestra
  • Completed in 2013
  • Duration: 4 minutes
First Violin Concerto 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
  • Completed: Spring, 1986
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • Recording Released: New Albion Records: January 1, 1996
  • (Berkeley Symphony Orchestra; Kent Nagano, conductor and co-producer; Kees Hülsmann, soloist)
  • Duration: 20 minutes
Guitar Concerto 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.) (Will also work with single strings.)
  • Completed in 1983
  • Premiered: Chamber Symphony of Princeton: Portia Sonnenfeld, conductor; Alice Artzt, soloist: March 10, 1985
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press
  • Duration: 18 minutes
An Urban Landscape For oboe, Bb clarinet, bassoon; horn in F, Bb trumpet, trombone; strings (single or 3-3-2-2-1)
  • Completed in 1979
  • Premiered: May, 1981
  • Dwayne Smith, conductor / San Francisco Pick-up Orchestra
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press
  • Duration: 6 minutes
 

[Instrumental Solo]

Title Details
Pacific Triptych For solo piano
  • Completed: March 21, 2019
  • Duration: 22 minutes
Petite Suite For solo violin
  • Completed in 2007
  • Recording: Miranda Cuckson, violin
  • Recorded at Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, NY on September 5, 2015, Ryan Streber, engineer
  • Soon to be released
  • Duration: 10 minutes
Third Guitar Suite For solo guitar
  • Completed in 2000
  • Publisher: Lapis Island Press
  • Recording Released: Lapis Island Records: March 20, 2007
  • (Peter Lewis, soloist)
  • Duration: 19 minutes
Sun Music For solo piano
  • Completed in 1987
  • 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.
  • Duration: 6 minutes
First Guitar Suite For solo guitar
  • Premiered: Peter Lewis, guitar; November 12, 1977, Garden Club, La Conner, WA
  • Completed in 1977
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • Recording Released: Lapis Island Records: July 29, 2003
  • (Peter Lewis, soloist)
  • Duration: 14 minutes
Second Guitar Suite For solo guitar
  • Premiered: Peter Lewis, guitar; May, 1980, San Francisco, CA
  • Completed in 1979
  • Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
  • Recording Released: Lapis Island Records: July 29, 2003
  • (Peter Lewis, soloist)
  • Duration: 14 minutes
Partita For solo guitar
  • Completed in Madrid, in 1974, and performed throughout Europe and North America (Peter Lewis, soloist).
  • Duration: 15 minutes
 

[Vocal]

Title Details
Five Love Motets For vocal quartet (SATB)
  • Completed in August 3, 2014
  • Based on five poems by Peter Lewis.
  • 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 For mezzo soprano and piano
  • Completed on August 15, 2013
  • Based on three poems by Robert Sund (used by permission).
  • 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.
  • Duration: 16 minutes
The Changing Light For vocal quartet (SATB) and piano
  • Completed June 15, 2013
  • 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).
  • 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 For mezzo-sop.; 1-1(E.H.)-1(B. Cl.)-0; Str.
  • Completed in 1993
  • Based on three poems by Robert Sund (Used by permission)
  • 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)
  • Duration: 16 minutes
Three Songs from Ish River For soprano and guitar
  • Completed in 1976-1978
  • 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.
  • Duration: 7 minutes

 

[Theater]

Title Details
The Northwest Show Multi-media play for actors, singers, Northwest Indian percussion, and guitar
  • Commissioned and premiered by Intiman Theater, Seattle WA, 1976-77 season (18 performances)
  • Based on play by Barry Pritchard, with additional material written by Tom Robbins and Robert Sund.
  • Completed in 1976
  • Director: Margaret Booker.
  • Performed by Peter Lewis (guitar and percussion) and various actor/singers.
  • Duration: 2 hours

 

[Fiction]

Title Details
From the Sounding Board Novel
  • Completed in 2008
  • Manuscript: 197 pages
 

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