Vocal Works

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American Folk Suite

soprano and flute

Flute version written in 2012 for Michelle Stanley.

Arrangements of five American Folk Songs.

2014 BMO Merit Award.

~15 min

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American Folk Suite

soprano and clarinet

Flute version written in 2012 for Michelle Stanley.

Arrangements of five American Folk Songs.

2014 BMO Merit Award.

~15 min

American Folk Suite, Movement 1Whistling Hens
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American Folk Suite, Movement 2Whistling Hens
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American Folk Suite, Movement 3Whistling Hens
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American Folk Suite, Movement 4Whistling Hens
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The Cowboy and His God

male voice and piano

Written in 2019.

Two songs on cowboy poems.

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Cowboy Songs for Her

female voice and piano

Written in 2014.

Five arrangements of pre-existing cowboy tunes.

Available in high, medium, or low voice.

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Cowboy Songs for Him

male voice and piano

Written in 2015.

Five arrangements of pre-existing cowboy tunes.

Available in high, medium, or low voice.

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Cowboy Songs for Them

female and male voice and piano

Written in 2015.

Duet arrangements of four cowboy tunes: Home on the Range, To Midnight, The Dying Cowboy/O Bury Me Out on the Prairie, and She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain.

Available in high or low voice.

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Distant Shadows

soprano, oboe, and piano

Written in 2002 for Leslie Odom.

A vocalise.

~5'30''

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Eve's Diary

soprano and clarinet

Commissioned by Whistling Hens in 2019.

A setting of 'Saturday' from Eve's Diary by Mark Twain.

~12 min

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From the Ladies of Jane

soprano and piano

Written in 2011.

A four-song cycle with text drawn from four of Jane Austen's books.

1. Of Music

2. That of the Loving Longest

3. Maple Grove

4. Willoughby

~15 min

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Love Letters from a War

soprano and piano

Written in 2009.

A cycle with text drawn from letters written by the composer's grandfather to her grandmother during WWII.

Available for tenor or baritone.

Honorable Mention of 2010 NATS Competition.

Winner of the BMO vocal category.

~25'

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Passing

mezzo soprano and piano

Written in 2011.

A setting of a poem by Christina Rossetti.

~2 min

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Prelude

soprano and piano

Written in 2011.

A setting of the poem by Josephine Preston Peabody.

~2'15''

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Songs of Love and Longing

mezzo soprano and piano

Written in 2005.

A six-song cycle with texts from poems by Christina Rossetti.

~15 min

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Songs of the Soul

bass baritone and piano

Written in 1999.

A five-song cycle with texts from poems by Walt Whitman.

~10 min

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Compositions are delivered as PDF through email manually by Cherise. Please allow two business days for delivery. 

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