Peter Sheridan ( and Judy Diez d’Aux ( recorded ARIRANG VARIATIONS performed on two bass flutes for MOVE Records ( The release date of the CD has yet to be announced. They also performed it in New South Wales. This piece is available for sale from ECS Publishing as Catalog No. 7.0663 (
Ocho entered The 51st Biddulph and Moorlands Music Festival Vocal Ensemble Competition last Saturday. They sang two works and my setting of Yih’yu l’ratson, which has become part of their repertoire, was one of them. Ocho won the competition.  :-) !

Ellen Shuler, Director of the Bel Canto Boy Choir of Milwaukee, WI (, has just agreed to give the world premiere performance of “The Clock” for two-part treble chorus and piano on their Holocaust Memorial Concert on Jan. 23, 2016. They are also performing “Dream” by composer Diane Abdi Robertson on the same concert. Both works are settings of poems by the same writer, Abraham (“Abramek”) Koplowicz, who perished in the Holocaust at the age of 14. My piece combines the bell tones of the Westminster Chimes (“Big Ben”), plus the main theme of the Jewish High Holidays, framing original music in the middle of the piece.

Check out ECS Publishing’s Fall 2015 Catalog!

Completed tonight: “The Wolf and the Goat” for flute and marimba. :-)

Many thanks to The Genevans of Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA, for recording my setting of “Yih’yu l’ratson/May the words of my mouth” on their new CD “Psalms for the King,” and for having included this piece on their 2014 international tour to Philippines and Malaysia!

The Genevans YL-MTWOMM


I invite you to listen to a brand new recording of my arrangement of the art song MORGEN by Richard Strauss​ (ECS Publishing Catalog No. 7774). This version for mixed chorus and piano is beautifully performed by The Singers, Matthew Culloton, Conductor, Steve Swanson, Piano.

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