Choral Works


Untitled Work for SATB & Chamber Orchestra (2017)

Commissioned by Coro Allegro. Completion date approximately July, 2017.

Premiere date: March, 2018.

Embroidered Verses (2015)

For S.A.T.B. and takht: Nay (ad lib.) qanun, oud, percussion, violin & cello. Duration ca. 19 minutes. Embroidered Verses was commissioned for the Crossings Choir under Donald Nally and the Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture Takht ensemble through a grant from the Pew Trust. The work is a setting of four Arabic Andalusian poems for a western choir and a traditional Arabic ensemble. The poems are a by Ibn Khafaja (11th century Alzira) Um Al-Kiram (11th century Almira) and A-Qazaaz (11th century Almira) as well as an anonymous text.

Watch selected excerpts from the premiere performance (December 5th, 2015) at Bryn Mawr College.

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View the score here.

Scores and parts available through ECS Publishing here.

The Son of Man (2011)

Oratorio for Trumpet, Percussion, Soloists (Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Bass Baritone) S.A.T.B. & Organ.
Text by Kahlil Gibran from “Jesus The Son of Man: His words and His deeds as told and recorded by those who knew Him”
Duration ca. 58 minutes

A Lamentation (2011)

For mezzo soprano soloist and S.A.T.B. The a capella movement from The Son of Man can be performed as a stand alone work. Duration ca. 5 minutes.

Hot Tea, Mint & Olives (2009)

For S.S.A. & piano.  Three movements based on the poetry of Ibtisam Barakaat. Duration ca. 12 minutes