List of Works


Crazy Jane Songs , six songs for soprano and piano, or soprano with nine        instruments (fl/picc, ob, cl, bsn, hn, tpt, trb, tba, and vla). On poetry of W.B.Yeats.

Crazy Jane and the Bishop, Crazy Jane Reproved, Crazy Jane on the Day of Judgement, Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop, Crazy Jane and Jack the Journeyman, Crazy Jane on God. Illustrations by Diane Cobb

Cold Mountain Songs, for voice (tenor or soprano), violin and piano. Poems of Hanshan, translated by Gary Snyder.

In a Tangle of Cliffs, If I Hide out at Cold Mountain, I Can’t Stand These Bird-Songs, Clambering up the Cold Mountain Path, I’ve Lived at Cold Mountain

Fiddler Jones, four songs for voice and piano on the poetry of Edgar Lee Masters

Tom Beatty, Eugenia Todd, Fiddler Jones, Light of Lights

Boats in a Fog, five songs for voice and piano on the poetry of Robinson Jeffers

Summer Holiday, The Place for No Story, Boats in a Fog, The Bed by the Window, Return

Come, Said the Muse, three songs on the poems of Walt Whitman, for voice and piano.

Sing on, sing on, you gray-brown bird;  Allons! the road is before us!; Come, said the Muse

Seven Songs, arrangements of traditional songs, for voice and piano

Billy Boy, The Curtains of Night, The Old Ship of Zion, Colorado Trail, A Life on the Ocean Wave, Brave Wolfe, and Polly Wolly Doodle.   Illustrations by Thomas Eakins.

Children’s Songs,   eight songs on the poetry of Lindsay, Stephens, Rossetti, Riley,Longfellow, Hogg for voice (or children’s voices) and piano.  Illustrations by Josy Cobb.

Two Songs on the poetry of Sara Teasdale,  for voice and piano.

The Long Hill; The Darkening Sky


Choral Music 

Three Confucian Odes, SATB, a cappella, translations by Ezra Pound Spring Water Floweth; Man Ought to Sit Quite as Bird on Bough; We Pushed and Heaved

Springfield Choruses,  SATB with piano; poetry of Vachel Lindsay The Town of American Visions;  The Springfield of the Far Future

Two Choruses for Treble Voices, SSAA, with viola (or piano).  Translations of Confucian Odes by Ezra Pound.

Heaven Conserve Thy Course in Quietness;  Full Be the Year

Settings of Biblical Proverbs,  SATB, a cappella

Go to the Ant;  Wisdom hath Builded Her House

Two Far Western Landscapes, for men’s chorus and piano

Proud Riders  (poet, H L. Davis);  Winter Ploughing (poet, William Everson)

A Wild, Wide Land of Mysteries,   SATB, a cappella, on a poem by Joaquin Miller

Begone, Dull Care,  SATB, a cappella, a setting of a tradition English melody.

Hallelujah, I’m a Bum,   SATB, a cappella

Red River Valley, SATB, a cappella

How Can I Keep From Singing,   SATB  with piano accompaniment

The Farmer is the Man,  SATB, a cappella

Yankee Doodle,  SATB, a cappella


Five Orchestral Songs, full orchestra (instrumentation list available)

Paths,  four movements for full orchestra (instrumentation list available)

Ensemble II,   for string orchestra or string quintet

Solo instrument with piano

Six Clarinet (or violin) Pieces, with piano

Five Stephen Foster Melodies, arranged for clarinet and piano

Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair;  Nelly Bly; Oh! Boys, Carry Me ‘Long; Angelina Baker

Recital, eight pieces for flute and piano

Music for a Bass/Tenor instrument, (cello, bassoon or cello) with piano  (four pieces)

Music for Trumpet,  three pieces , with piano

Common Pieces, short pieces for clarinet and piano

Instrumental Ensembles

Duos on a Bus,  for two clarinets, or two trombones

Kansas, Battle Mountain, Rock Springs to Cheyenne, Kansas City, Salt Lake City, Colorado, Nearing San Francisco, Odessa, Cedar City to Salt Lake, Near Kansas City, Southern Utah

Ancestral Melodies, for violin, cello and piano, four movements

Three Pieces for Woodwind Quartet

Ensemble I,  five pieces for clarinet and string quartet

In Countryside,  seven pieces for clarinet, trumpet, trombone and piano

Remnants,  nine pieces for violin, clarinet, double bass and piano

Part Music,  six movements for woodwind quintet

Seven Tunes,  arrangements of traditional melodies for woodwind quintet

Pretty Polly, I’ll Be All Smiles Tonight, Petronella, The Man on the  Flying Trapeze, Wondrous Love, Murillos’s  Lesson, Liverpool Lou

Lyric Suite (or Pipe Dreams), for ten instruments

Music for Four Instruments – violin, cello, two clarinets (bass clarinet)

Places,  ten pieces for violin, B flat clarinet, and piano

Fifteen Pieces,  in piano score form

Vive L’Amour,  arranged for brass quintet

Piece for Brass Sextet


Seven Piano Pieces

Ballad Opera

The Devil to Pay,  a new setting of an 18th C. ballad opera

Wind Ensemble/ Concert Band

Music in the Park,  two pieces for concert band

For Children (or treble voices)

Children’s Songs, for voice (or unison voices) and piano

Twelve Little Prince Songs, for voice (s) and piano

This the loneliest place in the world;  There’s the earth;, My little man;  On my tiny planet;  Please excuse me, My subjects come and go;  I’m the only man on my planet;  Grownups are so very, very strange, My planet is so small; What is a geographer;  I’m a funny little animal;  You are a boy.       Lyrics – David Crownover

Choral arrangements for treble voices

Down the River, SSA with piano

Rueben and Rachel,  SA with piano

We be Three Poor Mariners, SA with piano

Down by the Sally Garden, SA with piano

Pop Goes the Weasel, SA with piano

Year of Jubilo, SA with piano

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