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music theatre

Freedom Papers   piece of verbatim theatre with music for 15 actors, 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 double bass, 1 clarinet (2019)

Luzifers Leid   a dramatic operetta, libretto by Stephan Teuwissen, for narrator, 2 sopranos, 1 mezzosopranos, 1 tenor, 2 baritones, violin, trombone, bass clarinet and accordion  (2023)   (for more information please contact me here)

Blued Trees   a WIP contemporary opera which is a family drama with ecocide as its roots, based on existing artwork by Aviva Rahmani and a libretto by Catherine Filloux   (2023)   (for more information, including a link to the first performance of several scenes, please contact me here)

works for chamber orchestra

Don Juan at Forty   poem by Ron Butlin for baritone, 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet in B flat, 1 contrabassoon and strings  (orchestrated 2013)

Lingua Franca   text by Heinrich Heine for variable chamber orchestra instrumentation and a few singers unisono, commissioned by Orchestra Con Anima, Freiburg im Breisgau - appropriate for a school orchestra (2021)

works for large orchestra

Tour et Retour   for piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, snare drum, triangles, tubular bells, and strings (2013)

Sola Caritate (Glaube - Liebe - Hoffnung)   for mezzosoprano, baritone & orchestra to a text by Christoph Weber-Berg, Ernst Weber and Samuel Jakob (2017)

Lingua Franca   version for large orchestra (2023)

works for solo piano

Variations, Additions and Distractions   (1997)

Color, Form and Dissolution   (1998)

Compression of the Elements   (1999)

15 Vignetten  für Klavier   (2000) available at Certosa Verlag

Sieben Trifft Fünf   (2008)

Three Bagatelles   (2012-13)

Cells Emerging and Colliding   (2021)

A Prism of Sound   (2023)

works for 4-hand piano

Spirals Unwinding   (2002)

works for organ

Ins Ungewisse (Into the Unknown)   (2022)

other chamber music works

Drei mechanische Inventionen   for oboe and violoncello (1996)

Sonate   for violin and piano (1996)

Pentamotivo   for violin solo (1999) available at Certosa Verlag

Impasse   for violin and piano (2000)

Khanti   trio for flute, violin and piano (2002), version for flute, alto flute and piano (2020)

Aus den Schatten   for clarinet, violoncello and piano (2005)

Precarious Paradise   for trumpet and piano (2005) available at Certosa Verlag

Aurora Empor   for panflute, viola, Cello and harp (2006) (link: first piece on the program)

Shifting Accents   for marimba, accordion and double bass (2014, version available for violin, accordion and piano, 2023)

Wind Up & Unravel   for string quartet (2015)

Five Duets   for two violins (2015-16)

A Melancholy Break  for melody instrument and piano (2018), versions available for violin, cello, trumpet, or alphorn (recording of version for cello and piano available upon request)

Dante's Dream  for string quartet (2020)

Stolen Goods   for string quartet (2020)

Full Circles   for cello, marimba and small percussion instruments - one performer (2020)

La tierra bajo mis pies   for string quintet and single woodwinds (2024)

vocal ensembles

Animalische Geschichten   with piano accompaniment to poems by Christian Morgenstern (1998):

         Igel und Agel (solo)
          Der Walfafisch (solo)
          Die Drei Spatzen (men’s trio)
          Der Heroische Pudel (SATB quartet)

Der Einsiedler   by Joseph von Eichendorff for 4-part women’s choir, flute, violin and 4-hand piano (2000)

Taub Raum Stumm   to a poem by Johanna Lier for 3-part women’s choir a cappella (2001)

Die Zunge   to a poem by Johanna Lier for 3-part women’s choir a cappella (2002)

verlassen hassen münzen   to a poem by Johanna Lier for 3-part women’s choir a cappella (2002)

Nachtbesuche   to texts by Friedrich Rückert for soprano, mezzo-soprano, violin and piano (2004)

Die Knigge-Kantate   to texts by Ernst Meister, Rudolf Hans Fürrer and Julia Schwartz for vocal quartet and piano (2012)

songs with piano accompaniment – poems in german

Die Nacht   four songs to poems by Rainer Maria Rilke (1994 - 95) - recording available upon request

Drei Weihnachtslieder   (1996) available at Certosa Verlag

Ich bin nicht tot   5 songs to poems by Franz Werfel, Georg Trakl and Else Lasker-Schüler with piano accompaniment (2014)

Ich, Frau 3 songs to poems by Friedrich Rückert with piano accompaniment (2020)

Poetisches und Prophetisches   to poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (2022) (recording of version for cello and piano available upon request)

songs with piano accompaniment - poems in english and french

Whispers of Heavenly Death   settings of five poems by Walt Whitman (1993-94)

8 Haikus   words and music (1997-98)

Songs of Love & Reflection   poems by Sara Teasdale (2001)

Don Juan at Forty   for baritone to a poem by Ron Butlin (2010)

A Tale of a Citizen and his Wife   Elegy XV of John Donne for baritone and piano (2016)

lice et Tendresse   4 mélodies to poems by Paul Valéry for voice and piano (2016)

Our Lady of the Snails   to a poem by Regi Claire (2022)

sacred works

Zwei Psalmen (Nr. 9 & Nr. 33)   for choir a cappella (1994)

Psalm 13   for soprano, mezzo-soprano, violin and organ (1994)

Psalm 142   for choir a cappella (1997)

Psalm 103   for choir, violin and piano or organ (2007)

In Kraft des Herrn vertilge ich sie (Psalm 118)   for choir, accordion and piano (2013)

Stabat Mater  for soprano, mezzosoprano, alto, baritone, and organ (2023)

other works for choir

Tre ombre in croce   to Dante's Inferno Canto XVI, 1-90 for choir a cappella (2007)

The Wind and the Weather   texts by Christian Morgenstern, Sara Teasdale and Paul Verlaine for chorus a cappella (2015)

        Der Wind als Liebender & Wind und Geige
        Wild Asters (Kenyon Chamber Singers, conductor Benjamin Locke)
        Épilogue I
        The Wind (Kenyon Chamber Singers, conductor Benjamin Locke)

Let me not to the marriage (Shakespeare Sonnet 116)   for chorus SATB and strings (2015)

The Voyage of the Soul   10 poems by Walt Whitman for chorus a cappella (2017)

Auf den Tod meiner kleinen Weckeruhr  to a poem by Christian Morgenstern for Men's Chorus (2020)

Wonders  poems by Sara Teasdale for mixed chorus a cappella (2021)

an tagen wie diesen   for 3-part chorus SABar. and piano, poems by Ruth Näf Bernhard (2022)

Wein-Walzer (Wine Waltzes)  four songs about wine for mixed chorus, various poets (2022)

Das Christkind im Wald  for mixed chorus, poems by Anna Ritter (2022)

Molten Blue  for men's chorus, a commission for the Männerstimmen Basel and their conductor David Rossel (2022) - recording available upon request

L’Albatros  for mixed chorus SATB, to a poem by Charles Baudelaire (2022)

vocal chamber music works

Zwei Reflexionen   to poems by Rilke for soprano and violoncello (1995)

The Ruins of the Heart   five poems and four quatrains of Rumi for mezzo-soprano, oboe and percussion (1996)

Lamento   for female voice, tenorsaxophone, congas and piano (this film is the 1998 version, music was revised 2020)

Zwei Elementarphantasien   to poems by Christian Morgenstern for flute and voice (1999)

Breaking Silence   poems from „Histories of Desire“ by Ron Butlin for mezzo-soprano, clarinet in A and piano (2003)
       One Life
        The Painting Lesson
        A Ballad: In My House

Denkmal einer Stunde    to poems by Friedrich Rückert for soprano and piano trio (2011)

Herso   poems from Susana Gardner's book of the same name for voice and violin (2012)

Five Fjords   to texts by Zachary Schomburg for voice, violoncello and piano (2014)

Aire de nocturno   to a poem by Federico Garcia Lorca for voice, flute, alto flute and piano (2020)

Auf der Welt allein   poems by Rainer Maria Rilke for soprano, trumpet in Bb or C and piano (2021)

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