Audio excerpt credits


Excerpt from Aubade performed by Dorothy Freeman, English Horn, and Orchestra 2001, conducted by James Freeman, from CRI CD723

The Black Swan, Act II, scene ii

Audio excerpts from the September 1998 production, directed by Sarah Caldwell, in Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College.  Orchestra 2001, James Freeman, artistic director.

Setting: Düsseldorf, Germany, 1920’s.  Rosalie von Tümmler, her daughter Anna, and Ken Keaton, a young American, admire the famous swans in the moat at Holterhof castle.  Later, while exploring the ruins, Rosalie and Ken find each other in a kiss.


Anna: Tamara Matthews; Ken: David Kravitz; Rosalie: Freda Herseth

Black Swan: Act II, scene ii libretto excerpts

Clarinet Sonata

Excerpts from a live performance by clarinetist Ana Catalina Ramirez and pianist Charles Abramovic.

The Corner

Excerpts from a live performance by the Swarthmore College Wind Ensemble, conducted by Andrew Hauze.

Etz Chayim

Excerpt from a live performance by the Chester Children’s Chorus, conducted by John Alston.

If Music be the Food of Love

Excerpt from a live performance by the Chester Children’s Chorus, conducted by John Alston.

Midsummer Idyll

Excerpt from a live performance by Dorothy Freeman.

The Royal Singer

Audio excerpts from the May 2015 production, directed by Elizabeth Stevens, in Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College; conducted by Audrey Edelstein.

Scene 2: Professor Song (Kimaya Diggs) tells of the long ago time when she did not succeed at the competition to become the Royal Singer.

Finale: the Royal Chorus embraces the joy of singing together.

Rossetti Songs

Excerpt from “Strike the Bells” from Rossetti Songs performed in concert by Tamara Ryan, soprano, and Andrew Hauze, piano.

Poem: “A Peal of Bells” by Christina Rossetti

A Scandal in Bohemia

Excerpt from a live performance by Orchestra 2001. Setting: London, 1880’s.  After discretely following the singer Irene Adler through the streets of London, Sherlock Holmes is unexpectedly pressed into service as a witness as she is married to her lawyer, Godfrey Norton.


Minister: the late Julian Rodescu; Norton: David Kravitz;  Adler: Laura Heimes; Holmes: Markus Beam; James Freeman, conductor


Scherzando for Piano Quartet

Excerpt from the Network for New Music CD At the Still Point (Albany Records Troy 838)

The Storm for String Trio

Performed in concert by Ensemble Epomeo.


Tarantella/Sonata for Violin and Piano

Performed in concert by Barbara Govatos, violin, and Marcantonio Barone, at the 2011 Delaware Chamber Music Festival.


Excerpts from a live performance by the Delaware County Youth Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Hauze.