Flute, violin, and cello. 2 ½ mins.
Live recording of the World Premiere by Juventas New Music Ensemble (Nicholas Southwick, flute; Ryan Shannon, violin; and Matthew Smith, cello):
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Performance score and parts available for purchase. Please direct inquiries to Nell Shaw Cohen at
A miniature inspired by Edvard Munch’s 1912 painting “The Sun,” this World Premiere was composed for World Premiere at The Clark Art Institute’s Community Day.
Juventas New Music Ensemble, The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, 7/16/23.
SATB vocal ensemble (16 voices). 11 mins.
Commissioned by Skylark Vocal Ensemble. Inspired by the flowering of visual art and poetry in Victorian Britain during the 1840s-1870s.
Any of the three movements may be programmed separately as standalone works for performance.
NEW! Skylark Vocal Ensemble’s World Premiere live recording of Transform the World with Beauty (tracks 18-20, paired with ) is available now on all major streaming music platforms (including Sauntering Songs Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Pandora, and Tidal). The CD will be available in October, and may be pre-ordered from Skylark. Read the digital liner notes with essays and lyrics.
Continue reading “Transform the World with Beauty (2019)”
Violin, cello, and piano. 12 ½ mins.
A piano trio commissioned by Santa Fe’s Montage Music Society, inspired by Andy Goldsworthy‘s four land art installations in the Presidio of San Francisco, CA.
Continue reading “Transforming Forest (2018)”
Opera for 2 sopranos, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass-baritone, and optional SATB chorus, with flute, oboe, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello, and double bass. 90 mins.
A chamber opera in one act inspired by the life of Mabel Dodge Luhan: an early 20th century writer, philanthropist, and international icon of the avant-garde.
Continue reading “Mabel’s Call (2018)”
Mezzo-soprano and piano. 5 mins.
American Opera Projects‘ Composers & the Voice fellowship. Aria inspired by the life, paintings, and memoirs of Emily Carr (1893-1945). Libretto by Nell Shaw Cohen. Continue reading “Lead On and Up (2016)”
Flute and guitar. 10 1/2 mins.
Inspired by the woodblock prints and paintings of Japanese-American artist Chiura Obata. Commissioned by Alicia Mielke and Devin Ulibarri for the 9th Annual Boston GuitarFest 2014, “American Odyssey.” Continue reading “Dai-Shizen (Great Nature) (2014)”