Monthly Archives: May 2010

Three Jefferson Pieces I. “Poplar Forest”

Albumleaf 15: May 27, 2010 (Farmville) Located just west of Lynchburg, Poplar Forest is the small, octagonal house Thomas Jefferson built during his second term as President. He intended the house to be a private retreat from his public showpiece, Monticello. While staying at Poplar Forest, Jefferson wrote much of Notes on the State of […]

“The High Bridge Over the Appomattox”

Albumleaf 14: May 26, 2010 (Farmville)


Albumleaf 13: May 23, 2010 (Farmville)

Wagner Imitation

I dug this up recently. It’s from the good ol’ days teaching Theory IV at Brooklyn College. Model composition was the order, and the poor kids had to try to write something Wagner-like. This was my example for them. As far as gesture and phrasing are concerned, the piece strikes me as more Rosenkavalier than […]

“L’italiana armoniosa”

Albumleaf 12: May 11, 2010 (Farmville) “Happy Birthday, Gabriella!”


Albumleaf 11: May 10, 2010 (Farmville)

“Prose Poem”

Albumleaf 10: May 6, 2010 (Farmville)

“Curtain Call”

This is the curtain call music I wrote for a theater production of The Importance of Being Earnest.

“Spring is In the Air”

Albumleaf 9: April 30, 2010 (Farmville)