List of Works (by Opus Number)
of Leonard J. Lehrman,
as of Oct. 31, 2017

PrC = score available in Professional Composer
AMC = score available in American Music Center collection at NewMusicUSA
1. The Comic Tragedy of San Po Jo, musical
(book & lyrics with Mark Kingdon) (45') 7/62
2 perfs. Roslyn Public Schools, Roslyn, NY, 5/63 14 numbers
producer: Peter Jaffe; music director: composer at the piano
Overture perf. at Temple Sinai of Roslyn 8/20/89
(portions reused, op. 61)--see also op. 51 (variations)
"We're Gambling" - quartet, performed by composer as a solo, 8/20/99
at Bryant Library Semi-Centennial Concert, viewable here.
2. Prayer for Peace (Bar Mitzvah Cantata) for SATB Choir & Organ
(5') Summer 1962 PrC AMC
prem. solo quartet & G. Stratton Caryl, organ, Temple Sinai of Roslyn 9/8/62
and again there (slightly revised) with solo quartet of
Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus, composer at the piano, 8/20/89
2A&B. Mazurka (prem. by composer, Univ. of Vermont 7/64) & Waltz for Piano (@ 2') 1963-64 (deleted)
[said prem. was in disguise as one of 7 Davidsbündlertaenze by Robert Schumann]
3. Two Short Piano Pieces (@ 2') 1963-64 prem. by composer:
1) Ma Meilleur Aufsatz, 2/19/66 Temple Beth Sholom, Roslyn, NY PrC AMC
2) Promenade, 4/14/67 Presbyterian Church of Roslyn, NY
prem. together 7/68, Interlochen, Michigan
4. Sonata for Flute and Piano, in 5 movements, 1964-65 (15')
prem. Dunster House, Harvard University 5/68;
also perf. Interlochen, 7/68, Augsburg 7/21/80,
Basel 5/10/81[cadenza by Raymond Meylan],
Berlin 10/24/85 broadcast WHRB, WBAI 3/79
Shelter Rock Library, LICA: Laurel Maurer & Avraham Sternklar 4/25/93
Movements #3 & 2, in that order, form a Sonatina (5 min.)
prem. Amy Strauss & composer, Univ. of Vermont 7/65; also perf. Indiana Univ. 2/29/76
4A. Concertino for Flute and Orchestra, orchestration of Sonatina
(5') 1968 played by Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, 2/69
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, orchestration of Sonata (15') 1982 AMC
5. Two Short Trios for Flute, Oboe & Clarinet
or (5A) Oboe, Violin & Viola (4') 1964-65
prem. in latter combination by composer, Jacqueline Ross, Josephine Marx,
Roslyn High School 10/65 PrC AMC
6. Song Cycle(tte): Three Girls' Love Songs:
1) Love's Secret (William Blake) (2'30") for Contralto (or Mezzo)
or Soprano [or Baritone]
and Piano (or Orchestra--orchestration taped 12/67), 1965 PrC AMC
perf. Fontainebleau 7/69 (Mezzo [Diane Loeb]),
Augsburg 7/21/80 (Baritone [Weldon Thomas]),
LICA 2/5/95 (Soprano)
broadcast by WHRB, WBAI 3/79
recorded on Capstone #CPS-8647: Helene Williams sings Songs of Love
2) When I am Dead, My Dearest (Christina Rossetti) (3') 1964 for Soprano
(or, transcribed, for Mezzo) and Piano, 1964 PrC AMC
prem. 12/64 Roslyn High School (Soprano), Fontainebleau 7/69 (Mezzo [Diane Loeb])
also perf. Ghent (Belgium) 8/72, Heidelberg 5/13/80, Augsburg 7/21/80 [Elizabeth Parcells],
Basel 5/10/81, Vienna 5/82; LICA 5/24/92, 2/5/95
broadcast by WHRB, WBAI 3/79
recorded on Capstone #CPS-8647: Helene Williams sings Songs of Love
3) Sweet and Low (Alfred, Lord Tennyson) 4 min. for SSAA Girls' Chorus
or Quartet and Piano, 1965 PrC AMC
All 3 prem. Roslyn High School 5/27/65
2A) arr. of #2 for accompaniment by 2 Guitars & obbligato Flute 3/82
7. Chorale for 2 Pianos 2-3 min. 1966; prem. Roslyn High School 4/66 by composer & Virginia Rubino, AMC
also perf. Harvard University w/Philip Morehead 4/68,
Queens College w/Avraham Sternklar 2/26/96,
American University (Sonneck Society Convention) w/Alan Mandel 3/96
and by composer & Joel Mandelbaum, 1/13/17 at Court Street Music in Valley Stream
and 2/28/17 at Queens College; broadcast by WHRB, WBAI 3/79
8. When Smoke Stood Up From Ludlow (A. E. Housman) 5-6 min.
for SSAA Girls' Chorus
or Quartet, Flute and Piano, 1966; prem. Roslyn High School 4/66 AMC
Christine Sabatino, Carol Lehn, Janet Lynn, Jacqueline Ross;
Peggy Friedland, flute; composer at the piano
broadcast by WHRB, WBAI 3/79
9. Sonatina in C for Oboe Alone, in 3 movements (5') 1966, rev. 1967 AMC
prem. Harvard University 5/69 (2nd movement re-used as interlude in op. 54)
broadcast WHRB, WBAI 3/79
9A. Addendum (Encore): March for Oboe and Two Left Feet (1') 1966 AMC
prem. LICA Student Concert, 1999
10. Variations for Piano on "Cold Blows the Wind"
("The Unquiet Grave" Child Ballad #78) (5')
Summer 1966 PrC AMC
11. Song for Soprano, Violin and Piano
(text from Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet) (7') 7/66-11/67
"for all my teachers, but especially Marilyn Siegel"
read (& taped) by Jean Lunn, Rosemary Harbison, Philip Morehead, Harvard;
prem. by sop. Cathy Abram with composer, Indiana University 2/29/76 PrC AMC
12. Sonnetina #1 for (Mezzo)-Soprano and Piano
(on a tetrametric sonnet by Marilyn Siegel (Smith)) (4') 1966-67
prem. Fontainebleau 7/69 broadcast by WHRB PrC AMC
NY prem. by Janis Sabatino Hills & composer, Bryant Library 8/20/99 - viewable here.
[arr. for Bass & Piano = op. 83]
12A. Arrangement for Soprano (or Tenor), Flute and Guitar, 7/69;
+ Cello obbligato 3/80 AMC
prem. w/ Soprano, Indiana University 2/29/76 broadcast by WBAI 3/79;
also perf. Heidelberg 5/13/80; prem. w/ Tenor, Basel, 5/10/81;
engraved for publication by Editions aux guitarres, Basel
[but then they went out of business]
12B. Arrangement for SSA & Piano, 1/1/11
prem. 5/1/11 Margaret Collins Stoop, Adesso Chorale,
LICA concert at G&B Cultural Community Center, Wilton CT
13. Study for Clarinet or Viola and Piano 6/67 (6') (deleted)
14. Sonnetina #2 for Bass, Piano and Page-Turner
(setting of sonnet by Percy Bysshe Shelley: "Lift Not the Painted Veil")
(5') 1967-68; AMC
prem. David Kovacs & composer, Paine Hall, Harvard 3/68;
also perf. New England Conservatory 2/2/69, Indiana University 2/29/76,
Heidelberg 5/13/80, Augsburg (Richard Charles) 7/21/80;
broadcast by WHRB
(repeatedly, as program theme, "Serious Music Today" 1968-70), WBAI 3/79
15. String Trio in G, in memory of Martin Luther King, in 4 movements
(11') 1967-8 PrC AMC
prem. Radcliffe College 4/69
broadcast by WHRB 1/15/69, WBUR 4/4/69, WBAI 3/79
16. Sonata in E-flat for Piano and Tape in 3 movements (13') 1968 AMC
perf. by composer @Interlochen 7/68, Fontainebleau 8/69;
by Robert Miller at Bennington
Composers' Conference 8/70; Harvard & New England Conservatory 1968-71,
Leningrad Conservatory 10/71; by Martin Goldray at Cornell University
Contemporary Festival 11/72; Risley College 2/73, Augsburg 7/21/80,
Basel 5/10/81, Munich 12/1/82, Berlin 10/24/85,
Chelsea Center (LICA) 5/19/90;
choreographed as ballet at Loeb Ex 1/71; broadcast by WHRB, WBAI 3/79
17. Duet for Flute/Oboe/Bb Clar./Alto Sax/Vn
and A Clar./Bassoon/Horn/Vla/Vc/Trombone (2') 1967
prem. with Flute & Cello, Amerikahaus, Berlin 10/24/85
prem. with Oboe & Viola,
C.W. Post College LICA Archive opening concert 4/26/94 PrC AMC
17A. Chamber Symphony, slow movement only 1967-8 3 min. (in progress)
[see op. 122]
played by Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, 1968 PrC
18. Chorale Prelude on "Kol Nidre" for String Quartet/Piano/Organ[PrC]
AMC (3') 1968
19. Designs, for 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 instrument(s), 1969 (indeterminate)
20. Three Studies for Piano (2') 1969 AMC
prem. chez Nadia Boulanger, Paris, France 1/72
public prem. Amerikahaus, München, Germany 12/1/82 and Koeln 2/83
21. The Bird of Paradise, symphonic poem dedicated to the Living Theatre,
for orchestra (12') 1970 including soprano, a large percussion section,
and an electronic tape (in progress)
played by Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra without tape, spring 1970 12 min.
22. Three-Part Motet for Alto, Tenor and Bass:
"Monsieur Croche a la Boulangerie" (1'47") summer, 1969
text: Claude Debussy; perf. at Fontainebleau for Nadia Boulanger;
tape broadcast by WHRB, 1970
arr. for 2 voices & piano, 2012; prem. by Helene Williams & composer,
Great Neck Library, June 10, 2012; viewable on YouTube here
and at Northport Library, Jan. 25, 2013; viewable here.
23. Beowulf
or The Great Dane
, musical fantasy operetta, 1969-70;
libretto original except when quoting for satirical purposes
(condensed version: 15' - 7 numbers for 2 people)
concert perfs @ Dunster House, Harvard 3/70 w/Norman Siegel & composer;
Barnes Hall, Cornell 7/77 w/Bill Castleman & composer
broadcast by WHRB and WBAI 3/79
24. Song of the Flies, for Loeb (Harvard) Main Stage production of
Jean-Paul Sartre's The Flies (2') prem. (6 perfs) 3/70
25. My University
(Vladimir Mayakovsky, in Russian; or in English translation by composer)
AMC
for Bass-Baritone & Piano (5' - in 2 languages) 1970 prem. 5/1&3/70
sung by Rip Keller and Gregory Sandow, respectively, @ Harvard & Boston University
(Massachusetts Federation of Music Clubs Concert)
also by composer @ Leningrad Conservatory 10/71 & Moscow Youth Festival 8/85
NY prem.: Charles Samuel Brown @Mayakovsky Centennial, Lehman College, 4/30/93
also perf. by Walter Fink @Vienna Hochschule für Musik
(Gesellschaft für Musik Theater) 5/82
broadcast by WHRB, WBAI 3/79
25A. My University (3'02" - timing for single language performance)
orchestrated, 2016; recorded July 1, 2017 at Dom Radio, St. Petersburg, Russia
Alexander Mikhalëv, bass-baritone; Vladimir Lande, cond.,
State Symphony Orchestra of St. Petersburg; released Jan. 13, 2017 on Ravello RR7951 CD
"Harmonize Your Spirit With My Calm" track 7 - #6 of "Eight Russian Songs"
26. Marat's Liturgy (3'30") and incidental music for
Harvard production of Weiss' and Peaslee's Marat/Sade
8 perfs April-May 1970
27. Piano Trio in 4 movements (6') 1969-70
prem. Paine Hall, Harvard 5/70 AMC
third movement won first prize in Fontainebleau Concours de Composition
NY prem. @LICA concert, S. Huntington Library 6/9/89
broadcast by WHRB, WBAI 3/79
28. The Bourgeois Poet, cycle of 8 songs, poetry by Karl Shapiro (30') 1970
for voice and piano, orchestrated for soprano, strings and piano AMC
(Harvard B.A. honors thesis piece)
prem. with piano
@Barnes Hall, Cornell by Kathryn Henderson & composer 10/29/73
1) Introductory (from The Bourgeois Poet #34) 1'
2) The Bourgeois Poet (from The Bourgeois Poet #7) 2'
3) Deep-Thinking Machine (from The Bourgeois Poet #66) 3'
4) When Suffering Is Everywhere (from The Bourgeois Poet #33) 3'
5) How Do I Love You? (from White-Haired Lover) (= Sonnetina #3) 4'
[arr. for Bass & Piano = op. 82]
6) The First Time (from Poems of a Jew) 8'
7) The World Is My Dream (from The Bourgeois Poet #1) 4'
8) A'men (from The Bourgeois Poet #71) 4'
All sung & taped with orchestra, Bennington 1970 (Antonia Lavanne)
& Harvard 1971
#6-8 perf. with piano at Harvard; #6 perf. Salzburg 8/72;
#5-6 perf. Steinway, N.Y.City 3/11/79 & Heidelberg 5/13/80
#1 perf. by composer in one-man-show, E.Berlin 4/19/85
#5 perf. by Charles Osborne, Temple Sinai of Roslyn 8/20/89
NY prem. of complete cycle by Helene Williams & composer, 8/20/99
at Bryant Library - video posted here.
#1-5 & 8 perf. by Helene Williams Jan. 5, 2002
at Chapel Off Chapel, Melbourne, Australia;
recorded but not broadcast by Australian Broadcasting Corporation;
posted on YouTube - click on the underlined numbers above
28A. Arrangement of #5 from above cycle for mixed chorus and
string quartet or piano (4') 8/72 AMC
prem. w/ piano:
Thomas Sokol Chorale @Cornell ASUC convention 4/16/77
prem. w/ str qt: Alliance for American Song Merkin Hall concert 10/83
broadcast by WBAI 3/79 & WFUV;
29. The Circus Sideshow, pop song for use in
original adaptation of Elie Siegmeister's
& Edward Mabley's The Mermaid in Lock #7 (3') Fall 1970
prem. 7/13/89 Belezy, France PrC
30. Toller Music:
song, overture and incidental music for
Ernst Toller's (90') play
Man and the Masses, commissioned by Wellesley College Theatre
(7' of music)
perf. @Wellesley with flute, clarinet, piano and percussion 12/11-13/70
broadcast in interview on WGBH, 2/71
30A. Overture, incidental music and orchestrations for
Bertolt Brecht's & Hanns Eisler's
Days of the Commune (1948)
original translation & adaptation (1970)
later published by Dunster Drama Review and Massachusetts Review
and, in book form, by University of Massachusetts Press
for American premiere production at Harvard 3/17/71 on the eve of the
100th anniversary of the Paris Commune; broadcast 3/18/71 WGBH
perf. Yale Univ. Drama Festival 3/21/71
and Univ. of Victoria, British Columbia, Fall 1975
(3 hr. play, 45' of music)
30B. Overture, incidental music and orchestrations for
Bertolt Brecht's & Hanns Eisler's
The Roundheads and the Pointedheads (1931-36)
original translation (with Gesa Valk) and
adaptation (with Bill Castleman) (1971-3)
for American premiere production at Cornell Nov. 1973
excerpts perf. by Gisela May in Chicago, Australia & elsewhere
by Martha Schlamme's ensemble at Aspen, Summer 1981
Complete score with abridged script perf. at Stanford Univ., Berlin 12/85
and at People's Voice Cafe, N.Y.City, 6/14/86 (3 hr. play, 45' of music),
with 6 singers at West-Park Presbyterian Church, N.Y.City 9/26/98;
See write-up in Aufbau of 9/25/98
Excerpts from 30A played at
Second International Brecht Society Convention at Rutgers 4/71.
Excerpts from 30B played at
Third International Brecht Society Convention at McGill, 10/74.
(Translations copyright by Stefan Brecht)
31. Three Fantasies for Four Hands of Two Good Friends or String Quartet
(15') Summer 1971 AMC
(#1 revised 4/73)
(#3 is a set of variations on a Virelai,
"Si je souspir" by Guillaume de Machaut)
prem. (with piano) by William Cowderey & composer @Cornell U 5/1/73,
Ashtabula (Ohio) Arts Center 8/21/76; also perf. @Indiana U 12/10/75,
Basel 5/10/81, Chelsea Center w/Avraham Sternklar (LICA) 6/1/91
Bremerhaven (#2 only) 8/81, Goslar (#2 & 3)
broadcast by WBAI 3/79
#2 & 3 read by Tremont Qt, Summer 1977
#2 (for String Qt) prem. 11/15/92 by LICA, Bethpage Library
#1 (for String Qt) read & taped by Friends & Enemies of New Music,
N.Y.City 11/7/94
complete string quartet prem. by New Music Quartet,
Bellmore Memorial Library, LICA 4/23/95
32. Two More Shelley Settings
1) Sonnetina #4 On Political Greatness (on a sonnet by Percy Bysshe Shelley)
for Mezzo-Soprano (or, transcribed, for Soprano) or Tenor and Piano (4') 8-9/71
prem. Cornell Univ. Contemporary Festival 11/74 AMC
[arr. for Bass & Piano = op. 84]
2) Love's Philosophy (Percy Bysshe Shelley)
for Soprano or Tenor and Piano (2'30") 7/79
prem. by Deborah Cook, Heidelberg 5/13/80
also perf. by Elizabeth Parcells, Augsburg 7/21/80
2A) Arrangement of op. 32 #2 for Soprano-Tenor Duet and Piano, 6/80 AMC
33. Sonata or Concerto for Violin & Piano or Orchestra, in 3 movements (16')
dedicated to Janet Packer, 1970-71, orch. 1973-74
Cornell Univ. M.F.A. composition
perf. w/piano 2-3/73 Risley College, Cornell Univ., Exeter Academy, M.I.T.
2nd movement also perf. Indiana Univ. 2/29/76
Finalist, National Orchestra Association composition competition, 1988
NY prem. by Cyrus Stevens & composer, Bryant Library, Roslyn 8/20/99
video of performance posted here.
N.Y.City prem. at Composers Concordance concert, NYU, Oct. 3, 2000.
34. Schweik Music
incidental music for Cornell Univ. production of
Jaroslav Hasek's The Good Soldier Schweik
(English translation/adaptation by Marvin Carlson after Milton Kepel)
20' of music (210' play) for trumpet, piano & percussion 7 perfs. 11/72
35. Two Simple Songs
1) Why So Pale and Wan, Fond Lover? (John Suckling) (2') 2/10/73 AMC
for Voice and Harpsichord or Piano;
prem. by Dale Lancaster & William Cowderey,
Risley College, Cornell, Spring 1973;
also perf. Indiana Univ. 2/29/76

recorded on Capstone #CPS-8667: Helene Williams sings More Songs of Love
posted online:
sung by Helene Williams, accompanied by Leonard Lehrman, New York (1995)

2) Advice to Virgins - Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May (Robert Herrick)
(3'30") 4-5/78
for Voice and Harp (prem. Ithaca NY 2/26/79)
or Mandolin & Continuo (prem. Steinway, N.Y.City 3/11/79)
or Harpsichord or Piano; arr. for Mandolin & Harpsichord 9/15/11

recorded on Capstone #CPS-8667: Helene Williams sings More Songs of Love
posted online:
sung by Helene Williams, accompanied by Leonard Lehrman, New York (1995)
prem. together by Charles Osborne & Leonard Lehrman, Heidelberg 5/13/80;
#2 perf by Charles Osborne & Leonard Lehrman, Lords Valley PA 6/16/12--posted on YouTube;
also perf in Cologne Spr. 1984; Chelsea Center (LICA) 5/22/93
36. Two Songs of a Madman
(from Hebrew Melodies by George Gordon, Lord Byron)
for Female Voice and Piano or Winds (5') Fall 1973
[#1w/winds,#2w/pno AMC]
1) My Soul is Dark
2) They Say That Hope Is Happiness
prem. w/piano Cornell University 12/7/73
prem. w/winds Cornell Wind Ensemble 4/18/77
Mimmi Fulmer, mezzo-soprano; Marice Stith [sort of] conducting
36A. #1 arranged for Voice and Vibraphone 1982 AMC
37.-38. Tales of Malamud
AMC, Theodore Presser
[see also op. 125]
37. Idiots First, one-act opera after story by Bernard Malamud,
libretto & music begun by Marc Blitzstein,
edited & completed by Leonard Lehrman 12/21/73 (55') PrC
preview by Ithaca Opera Association @Barnes Hall, Cornell 8/3/74
prem. Indiana University @Monroe County Library,
Bloomington, IN 3/14/76
NY prem. Bel Canto Opera 1/14-15, 21-22/78
(publisher: Theodore Presser) 3BarBs2-3TenSop Orch: 21+
orch. prem. 3/19&21/92 by Center for Contemporary Opera, NYU
Winner, Off-Broadway Opera Award
"most important event of the season" 1977-8
recipient (w/ #38) of Margaret Jory $1,000 Amer Music Center copying grant '91
and grants from National Endowment for the Arts & Mary Cary Flagler Trust
broadcast by WBAI 3/79
Excerpts "How I Met My New Grandfather" and "Who Will Close the Door"
have been performed at Metropolitan Music School 7/19/79,
Heidelberg 5/13/80, Stern College (Yeshiva Univ) 1/84, East Berlin 4/85,
Moscow Union of Composers as part of Moscow Youth Festival 8/85
LICA Chelsea Center concert 5/22/93
and as part of programs, including
Opera and the Jewish People (Seymour Schwartzman Temple Beth Sholom 3/8/87)
A Blitzstein Cabaret
NY Public Library at Lincoln Ctr, 1/23-25/89
Bryant Library, Roslyn, 3/2/89
Caffe Bonnelle, NY 3/7/89
People's Voice Cafe, NY 1/21/89 & 3/25/89
CMS Regional Meeting, Purchase, NY 4/8/89
Boston Conservatory, 3/2/90
Community Church of Boston,11/11/90
Shelter Rock Library 4/26/92
Memories & Music of Leonard Bernstein (see also op. 90)
The Jewish Woman in Song
and Jewish American Cabaret in NY, Florida & in Europe
and recorded for Premier Recordings PRCD #1005
by Ronald Edwards & Leonard Lehrman
"How I Met My New Grandfather" was also performed
by Jose Ferrer, Leonard Bernstein & the NY Philharmonic 4/19/64;
& by James Sergi, winner, Center for Contemporary Opera competition, 1992
and published in The Marc Blitzstein Songbook, v.1 (Boosey & Hawkes, 1999)
broadcast by WHCU, WQXR, WNYC and WBAI 3/79
"Under the Sky" recorded by James Sergi & Leonard Lehrman, Original Cast Recordings OC 4441
and published in The Marc Blitzstein Songbook, v.2 (Boosey & Hawkes, 2001)
Complete performance with orchestra, on YouTube:
Scenes 1-2
Scenes 3-4
Scenes 5-9
Scenes 10-13
38. Karla, one-act opera after Bernard Malamud's
"Notes from a Lady at a Dinner Party" (40') SMATBarB Orch: 21+
libretto by composer, 7/74
(German translation by composer & John Porter, Spring 1980)
previewed by Ithaca Opera Assn. 8/3/74 together with #37,
the two known together as Tales of Malamud
(title original with Blitzstein
who had intended to write a second Malamud opera; see also op. 116)
prem. Indiana University 3/7/76 & (with #37) 3/14/76;
also staged at Cornell 3/76
NY prem. Bel Canto Opera (with #37) 1/14-15, 21-22/78
orch. prem. 3/19&21/92 by Center for Contemporary Opera,
New York University
recipient (w/ #38) of Margaret Jory $1,000
Amer Music Center copying grant, 1991
and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts
& Mary Cary Flagler Trust
broadcast by WHCU, WBAI 3/79
excerpts broadcast by WQXR, WNYC 1/78
(publisher: Theodore Presser)
Indiana production videotape broadcast in part by
WCIC-TV (Ithaca, NY) 8/2/76
Excerpts (Max's & Clem's Arias) prem. in concert
at Indiana University 2/29/76
and (Clem's Aria) in German:
Heidelberg 5/13/80, Augsburg 7/21/80,
Basel May 10, 1981, Vienna 5/82
Max's Aria also on Blitzstein Cabaret program,
Medicine Show, NYC 3/2/95, 3/10-12/95
Complete performance with orchestra on YouTube:
Scene 1
Scene 2 Pt1
Scene 2 Pt2
Scene 3

39. Prelude: Bloody Kansas
for orchestra (1') 12/75 AMC
played by Indiana Univ. Orchestra conducted by David Stone 12/75
broadcast by WHCU Aug. 4, 1976 and WBAI 3/79
prem. conducted by Joel Mandelbaum,
Nov. 6, 2007 10:00 AM, Queens College
Nov. 11, 2007 2:00 PMKaye Playhouse, Hunter College, Manhattan
Recording of Queens performance featured on Robert Voisey 60 x 60 program, with choreography;
released on Jan. 13, 2017 on Ravello RR7951 CD "Harmonize Your Spirit With My Calm" track 11;
introduced & played at release party/concert at Queens College 2/28/17
40. Sima, two-act opera, libretto by composer based on
"The Krasovitsky Couple" (1906)
by David I. Aizman (1869-1922),
translated by Edgar H. Lehrman (1926-1986) (90') 7/76
32 numbers (publisher: Carl Fischer) SSMBarChildSop+opt.Children'sChor
previewed Cornell University 8/6/76
prem. Ithaca Opera Assn. 10/22-23/76
broadcast (complete) by WBAI 3/79
Overture broadcast by WHCU
videotape edited at WXXI-TV Rochester on N.Y.State Council grant
telecast by WCIC-TV 5/19/77
shown in NY, MA, VA, TN, MN & IL,
Vienna (Gesellschaft für Musiktheater),
East & West Berlin, Kiel, Bremerhaven,
Davos (Switzerland), Moscow Youth Festival 8/85
German translation 1982
German prem. @Jüdisches Gemeindehaus, Berlin 5/28/84
Excerpts: #5 Lyuba's Aria (4') perf. (by Cathy Abram) Indiana University 2/29/76,
Steinway N.Y.City 3/11/79, Metropolitan Music School 7/19/79,
Heidelberg 5/13/80, Augsburg (by Elizabeth Parcells) 7/21/80,
Vienna 5/82, 92 St Y (by Sarah Bachmann) 6/83
WHCU broadcast by WHCU 7/23/76, by SFB (Berlin) 3/84
#17 Yakov's Aria (6') perf. Steinway N.Y.City 3/11/79
WHCU broadcast 8/4/76
#19 Manya's Letter Aria Mad Scene (10')
prem. Indiana University 4/15/76 broadcast by WHCU 7/23/76
Cornell Contemporary Festival 11/11/76
w/6-pce ens. Ithaca Music Club concert 2/28/77
[Winner, National Federation of Music Clubs American Music Award]
Metropolitan Music School 7/19/79; Heidelberg 5/13/80
Basel (in French) May 10, 1981
#26 Regina's Mea Culpa Aria (4')
perf. Metropolitan Music School 7/19/79; Heidelberg 5/13/80
#32 Manya's Lullaby (2') broadcast by WBAI Fall 1981
perf. East & West Berlin 3-5/84, Temple Beth Sholom, Roslyn, 3/8/87
Temple Sinai, Roslyn 8/20/89
Temple Kol Ami, Plantation, FL March 25, 1990
French tr. by David Noakes perf. Fontainebleau & Bedoin, France 7/96
Russian tr. by Emily Lehrman & Dina Jitomirskaia, 1999
Audio excerpt posted online:
Lyuba's Aria, sung by Elizabeth Parcells,
Augsburg, Germany 7/21/80
Follow the text here.
Parcells also sang the role in the work's
European premiere, in Berlin, in May 1984.
A photograph of her in performance
with Christina Preussler in the title
role appears on her website.

Other excerpts posted on YouTube:

Lyuba's Aria introduced by the composer,
sung by Allison Mills 7/28/12
sung by Hannah Spierman 12/2/12;

Manya's Lullaby sung by Helene Williams
7/28/12, 11/15/12, 12/01/14, 6/21/15
and in Russian translation
by Emily Lehrman & Dina Jitomirskaia
5/30/16, 6/11/16 in Minsk and 6/16/17 in Vitebsk;
by Galit Dadoun Cohen3/30/14 and 11/09/14
and by Ute Gabriel, in German, 4/30/84.
41. A Songlet on an English Love Note (based on Shelley's "To Night")
for Soprano and Piano, Spring 1977 1'30"
prem. Cornell Univ.4/11/77; broadcast by WBAI 3/79
also perf. by Deborah Cook, Heidelberg 5/13/80;
Elizabeth Parcells, Augsburg 7/21/80
41A. arr. for Soprano & Vibraphone AMC
42. Songs of Birds (in Russian, and English, tr. by composer [& Emily R. Lehrman])
(12') (@ 4 min.)(1977) AMC
1) Greeting (Afanasy Fet) w/English Horn or Clarinet [1A or Marimba] or Piano
2) Quartet (Ivan Krylov) w/Oboe, Horn, Viola & Harpsichord +opt.Flute
or Piano
3) Nightingale in a Dream (Gavril Derzhavin) a cappella

#1-3 prem. Louise Wohlafka & Richard Nass (Eng. Hn) w/composer (Pno) @ Steinway N.Y.City 3/11/79
broadcast by WBAI 3/79

#1 previewed by Nanette Hanslowe, w/composer @pno, Ithaca Performers' Club 7/28/78, Ithaca Music Club 2/26/79
#1 w/ cl. prem. in German by Clarino Duo, Bremerhaven, Goslar, Lüneburg & Denmark; also perf. Berlin 10/10/85
#1 performed by Helene Williams w/composer @piano in Russian
6/11/16 in Minsk, 6/16 in Vitebsk;
11/1/16 at the US Embassy, 11/2/16 at the Skryabin Museum and 11/3/16 at the University for the Humanities, in Moscow;
and in English, 2/28/17.
Recorded in Russian 7/12/16 by Helene Williams w/ Yulia Orlova, Eng. Hn, at Dom Radio, St. Petersburg, Russia,
released Jan. 13, 2017 on Ravello RR7951 CD "Harmonize Your Spirit With My Calm" track 4 - #3 of "Eight Russian Songs"

#2 perf. by composer
in English in Boston, Memphis, Cincinnati 4-5/78, York (UK) 6/78, Mannheim-Seckenheim (Germany) 5/24/80,
in Russian in E. Berlin 4/85 and at Moscow Composers' Union (as part of Youth Festival) 8/85, etc;
on video in English 11/15/12 and 2/28/17
and in Russian 5/30/16, 6/11/16 in Minsk, 6/13/16 in Babruisk, 6/16/16 in Vitebsk,
6/30/16 and 7/4/16 for Sergei Slonimsky in St. Petersburg;
11/1/16 at the US Embassy, 11/2/16 at the Skryabin Museum, and 11/3/16 at the University for the Humanities, in Moscow;
also by Natasha Jitomirskaia (in Russian), & by Nancy Ogle (in English), with instruments, in Orono, ME, 1999.
Recorded in Russian 7/2/16 by Alexander Mikhalëv, bass-baritone; with Özge Inci, oboe; Margarita Elizarova, viola;
Sergei Voloshcuk, horn; Alexey Glazkov, cembalo; Vladimir Lande, conductor, at Dom Radio, St. Petersburg, Russia,
released Jan. 13, 2017 on Ravello RR7951 CD "Harmonize Your Spirit With My Calm" track 5 - #4 of "Eight Russian Songs"

#3 prem. in Russian by Vanessa Bright, Court Street Music, 6/28/14
sung in English by Helene Williams 11/15/12 and at funeral of Emily R. Lehrman, 1/18/15;
in Russian 5/30/16, 6/11/16 in Minsk, 6/16/16 in Vitebsk.
Recorded in Russian 7/12/16 by Helene Williams at Dom Radio, St. Petersburg, Russia,
released Jan. 13, 2017 on Ravello RR7951 CD "Harmonize Your Spirit With My Calm" track 6 - #5 of "Eight Russian Songs"

43. Benediction (Alexander Blok, in Russian and English, translation by composer) AMC
for Contralto a cappella (1'30") summer, 1977 in memory of Paul Gottschalk
prem. by Cynthia Howell, Barnes Hall, Cornell University 8/2/77; also perf. Ithaca Performers' Club 7/28/78;
broadcast by WBAI 3/79
Performed by Helene Williams in Russian at unveiling of monument to Emily Lehrman, 5/14/16, 5/30/16, 6/11/16 in Minsk, 6/16/16 in Vitebsk;
11/1/16, 11/2/16 and 11/3/16 in Moscow; and 2/3/17; 11/6/16 in Bobruisk
and in English 1/13/17 and 2/28/17.
Recorded in Russian 7/12/16 by Helene Williams at Dom Radio, St. Petersburg, Russia,
released Jan. 13, 2017 on Ravello RR7951 CD "Harmonize Your Spirit With My Calm" track 2 - #1 of "Eight Russian Songs"

44. Little Alice from Amherst, Ohio (Polly Joan) for Female Voice & Piano
(4'36") Spring 1978 AMC
prem. by Katherine Gottschalk & composer, Ithaca Performers' Club 7/28/78
recorded by Helene Williams & composer on Songs of Conscience cassette 3/91 & CD 6/03
posted by amc.net here.
45. Sonnetina #5 (Shakespeare#18: "Shall I Compare Thee To a Summer's Day?")
(3'30") Spring 1978
for voice w/Viola
or A Clarinet or (45A) Harp or (45B) Guitar or (45C) Marimba AMC
prem. w/Viola Ithaca Performers' Club 7/28/79
prem. w/Clarinet Steinway N.Y.City 3/11/79
prem. w/Harp Ithaca Music Club 2/26/79
46. see op. 35 no. 2 (renumbered)
47. A Red, Red Rose (Robert Burns) for Voice a cappella (2') 5/78 AMC
prem. Ithaca Performers' Club 7/28/78; also perf. Heidelberg 5/13/80
recorded by Helene Williams on Capstone #CPS-8667 Helene Williams sings More Songs of Love
48. Answer to a Child's Question (Samuel Coleridge) for Coloratura Soprano
and Woodwind Quintet or Piano 5/78 2 min. AMC
prem. by Karen Smith (Emerson) with piano at Steinway, NYC 3/11/79;
also performed with piano at Augsburg 7/21/80 by Elizabeth Parcells
prem. by Janis Sabatino Hills with woodwind quintet, Heckscher Park, Huntington, NY 8/6/98
49. Two Songs on Texts by Leigh Hunt
2/79 PrC AMC broadcast by WBAI 3/79
1) Jenny Kissed Me, for Baritone (1') 5/78
(or, 1A, transcribed, for Bass - perf. 7/21/80 Augsburg)
and String Trio or Piano or (1B) Guitar, Cello & obbligato Flute
recorded by Helene Williams with composer at the piano on
Capstone #CPS-8667 Helene Williams sings More Songs of Love
posted by amc.net here.
Performed by David Perper on Lehrman/Osborne 60th Birthday Concert,
Performance of Jan. 23, 2011 posted on YouTube.
2) Abou Ben Adhem, for Voice and Piano or (2A) Flute, Cello & Guitar (3'38")
prem. together Ithaca Music Club 2/26/79, Steinway N.Y.City 3/11/79
#2 perf. also by Helene Williams 1/6/91
at Vladeck Auditorium, Bronx & elsewhere
incl. Ethical Culture Society of NY, 3/20/93
recorded by Helene Williams with composer at the piano on
Capstone #CPS-8667 Helene Williams sings More Songs of Love
posted by amc.net here. Their performance of Aug. 8, 2010 posted on YouTube.
50. There Is a Lady Sweet and Kind (Anon.) for Voice with
Clarinet or Oboe or English Horn
or (50B) Violin or Viola or Marimba (2'30") 6/78 AMC
prem. w/Violin Ithaca Performers' Club 7/28/78
prem. w/Clarinet Steinway N.Y.City 3/11/79 broadcast by WBAI 3/79
also perf. Heidelberg 7/19/79
50A. arr. for SATB with solo tenor or soprano (a cappella) AMC
51. Wedding Variations on Op. 1 Wedding Theme and Wedding March (6') 7/78
prem. 7/29/78, Ithaca NY 6 min.
52. Hannah, three-act opera after Talmudic Chanukah legends,
libretto with Orel Odinov, dedicated to Xenia Odinov Protopopescu
(150') 1978-80 34 numbers S2M2TBarB
concert prem.with Seventh Army Soldiers' Chorus,
Roadside Theatre Center, Mannheim-Seckenheim, Germany 5/23-24/80
first complete broadcast: WBAI 12/25/89
Prologue*; Opening Scene*; Dinah's Arioso with Ensemble*;
Mattathias' Arioso*; The Ritual*; Hannah-Dinah Duet*;
Eleazar's Entrance*; Eleazar's Arioso; Love Duet*; Quartet;
The Ballad of the Barrel*; Hannah's Monologue;
Hannah's Prayer & Sukkoth Scene; May the Words; Prelude to Act II;
Mattathias' Monologue*; Mattathias-Eleazar Duet*;
Dressing Scene (Double Women's Chorus); Wedding Fugue*;
Wedding Scene; Hannah's Aria; Ensemble; Nicanor's Entrance;
Act II Finale; Prelude to Act III; Battle Fugue; Jonathan's Aria;
Reconciliation Quartet; Mattathias-Judah Duet with Chorus;
Nicanor's Scene*; Confrontation, Battle & Eleazar's Death;
Mattathias' Final Scene*; Prophecy Scene*
*Excerpts perf. Ithaca Music Club 2/26/79,
Steinway N.Y.City Mar. 11, 1979,
Metropolitan Music School 7/19/79,
Heidelberg 5/13/80, Stern College 1/84
by Ronald Edwards, Charles Osborne, Sherry Zannoth, Jan Edwards,
Karen Smith, Peter Ludwig, Natasha Lutov,
Paul Gibbons, Yvonne Parkes, Edward Swenson et al
Eleazar-Mattathias Duet, Berlin 4/30/84; Overture, Berlin Summer 1984
Love Duet (10'), Temple Sinai of Roslyn 8/20/89,
Chelsea Center, E.Norwich 8/16/90
broadcast by WNYC, WFUV and WBAI 3/79
complete broadcast on WBAI 12/25/89
U.S. premiere Dec. 8 & 23, 2014
at Malverne Community Presbyterian Church
and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, NYC, respectively.

52A. May the Words (from Act I Finale)
for Soprano Solo & Men's Chorus (1') [see op. 129]
solo version prem. by Helene Williams, July 3, 2001
at Guild of Temple Musicians Convention, Washington, D.C.

52B. Fugue for a Jewish Wedding (from Act II Scene 3)
SATB &/or Organ/Piano (1') AMC
perf. by Suffolk Community College Chorus (twice), spring 1993
53. Two Synagogue Pieces [see op. 129]
1) Yism'khu (arr. trad. melody) 2' for Cantor, Choir & Organ
prem. Norman Atkins & Metropolitan Synagogue 5/11/79
2) Adoration: May the Time Not Be Distant 4' for Soprano Solo & Piano/Organ
+ SATB Choir; prem. as solo Metropolitan Music School 7/19/79;
also perf. by Sara Bloom, Heidelberg 5/13/80; Sara Bachmann, 92 St Y, NYC 6/83;
Marianne Dorsch (at U.S. Hospital Catholic Easter Service,Berlin 4/86,
and by Helene Wiliams, 6/14/89 Carnegie Recital Hall (benefit for Ezrath Nashim),
8/20/89 Temple Sinai of Roslyn, and (on YouTube:) 9/13/13 Yom Kippur Service, The Amsterdam, Port Washington, NY
prem. with choir, Temple Beth Sholom, April 5, 1987 PrC
54. Growing Up Woman, musical in 2 acts (175') 1978-81
bk & lyrics: Barbara Tumarkin Dunham
for 5 female voices, baritone & dancers with piano or orch. of 5
prod. at Glassboro State College, Glassboro NJ 9/80, 2/81 & 7 perfs 4-5/81
1-act version by composer (45') 10/82 for 4 female voices and baritone
prem. Berlin 4/30/84 15 numbers
Excerpts: "So Low" perf. Basel 5/10/81; Golden Fleece, NYC 5/8/94
"Growing Up Woman," "So Low," "Ice and Glass and Diamonds,"
"Why Without Him," "Where Is Our Intimacy" and "Finale"
perf. Bremerhaven 8/20/82
"So Low" incorporated into Helene Williams/Leonard Lehrman program,
The Broadway You Know & Don't Know
Performances of June 18, 2011 and Nov. 20, 2011 posted on YouTube
55. The Cautious Struggle (Anon. from The Festival of Love (1789))
for Soprano & Piano (2') 6/80
prem. Elizabeth Parcells & composer, Augsburg 7/21/80 AMC
US prem. Amy Vail & composer, The Phoenix, Greenwich NY 8/21/93
56. Spiele (Peter Maiwald, in German, or in English, translation by composer)
(2') Spring 1980 AMC
for Soprano/Tenor with Piano/Clarinet/Marimba/Guitar
prem. by Soprano & Piano: Elizabeth Parcells & composer, Augsburg 7/21/80
prem. w/Clarinet: Deborah Cook & David Glaser, Radio Brussels, Spring 1981
prem. w/Tenor: Klaus Neumcke & composer, Berlin 7/14-15/85
prem. by Soprano & Guitar: Beth Griffith & Oren Fader,
The Composer's Voice, Vox Novus, at Collective Unconscious, Manhattan 11/1/05
57. Deutschland (Bertolt Brecht (1920) in German) for Baritone or Bass & Piano
(6') 6/80 AMC
prem. Augsburg 7/21/80
58. Sonatina for Tuba Alone 3 movements (5') Fall 1980
59. Songs for Revue: I Love New York, Spring 1981
1) Dawn in New York (Federico Garcia Lorca) Soprano/Mezzo + opt. Chorus
3-4' AMC
prem. Basel 5/10/81; also perf. Vienna 5/82, Golden Fleece (NYC) 5/8/94
2) The Subway Beggar (Eve Merriam) prem. E.Berlin 4/19/85 (1'10")
prem. together by Carol Dovan, LICA concert,
Hewlett-Woodmere Library 3/12/92
60. Gesanglos war ich (Heinrich Heine, in German) Soprano-Bass Duet
(1'30") AMC
for Helga & Walter Fink, 5/81; prem. Vienna 5/82
60A. arr. for Soprano & Clarinet 1/82
prem. Clarino Duo, Bremerhaven & Goslar 5/82 AMC
U.S. prem. Helene Williams & Monte Morgenstern 10/10/13 Bethpage Library
Click here for video posted on YouTube.
60B. arr. for Voice & Marimba
60C. arr. for Voice & Alto Sax, Oct. 2013
61. Kommt - wir aendern die Welt (Let's Change the Woild!), musical
(150') 1981
book & lyrics: Günter Heinz Loscher; English translation by composer
28 numbers
5 excerpts prem. by Loretta Zien & composer, Bremerhaven 8/20/82;
1 (title song) in English by Ron Edwards & composer
at LICA Chelsea Ctr concert 5/22/93
Widely performed in English & in German by Helene Williams & composer,
including performances of Aug. 20, 1999, June 18, 2011, Dec. 3, 2011, and April 1, 2012 viewable on YouTube.
"Sehnsucht" performed as solo in Bremerhaven 8/20/82 and West Berlin 1984-6;
English translation premiered by Thomas Smith & Composer 6/21/15 Court St. Music
62. In der Fremd (Leyb Naydus (1890-1918),
in Yiddish, or English translation by composer) AMC
(2'30") 9/81 for Voice & Harp/Piano
in memoriam Lazar Weiner and the Wien synagogue victims
prem. w/piano Vienna Society for Music Thteare 12/82
also perf. widely in E.&W. Berlin, on ZDF-TV 3/84;
Jüdisches Gemeindehaus 4/84
& Akademie der Künste (Berlin) 6/84;
92 St Y (NYC) 6/83; Temple Sinai, Roslyn 8/20/89;
LICA concerts 5/29/92, 5/30/94, 2/5/95;
broadcast on Kol Yisroel, Jerusalem 11/84
and in Jewish Woman in Song program
@Vladeck Auditorium, Bronx 1/6/91, etc.
recorded (in English) on Capstone #CPS-8647: Helene Williams sings Songs of Love
posted by amc.net here.

62A. arr. as Duet for Soprano & Tenor with Harp/Piano AMC
prem. Chelsea Center, East Norwich
by Helene Williams & Charles Osborne 8/16/90
Their performance of Jan. 23, 2011 posted on YouTube
63. A Secular Kaddish (in English, adapted from the Union Prayer Book)
(3') 1/82 AMC
for Voice a cappella or w/accomp. by Viola, Clarinet or Marimba
in memory of Jacob Lehrman prem. w/Viola Hamburg 4/82
perf. by Mara Goodman w/Cello, People's Voice Cafe, NYC, Fall 1988
a cappella: Sarah Bachmann, 92 St Y, NYC 6/83;
Helene Williams, Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 8/20/89
Constance Beavon, w/Frank Cassara, marimba, Southampton Arts Center (LICA) 8/30/97
perf'd by Helene Williams w/composer at the organ,
Temple Judea, Manhasset, 4/3/03, posted by amc.net here;
and with piano, 9/13/13 Yom Kippur Service, The Amsterdam, Port Washington, NY
64. Reineke Fuchs, incidental music to a staged reading of Goethe's fable
(12-13' of music) 12/81-2/82
prem. Stadttheater Bremerhaven 2-3/82 AMC
Piano Suite prem. NY 7/82;
also München & Goslar 12/82, Koeln 2/83, SUNY-Purchase 11/3/94
recorded on Capstone #CPS-8661: Leonard Lehrman performs Solo Piano Works
posted by amc.net here.
English version, Reynard the Fox, shortened from 51,000 words to 4,000
prem. by Helene Williams & composer, Bethpage Library, Nov. 21, 2013
65. Sonnetina #6 (E.E. Cummings: "Next to of course god") for Voice & Guitar/Piano
(5') 2/82 AMC
66. Sonnetina #7 (Christina Rossetti: "Remember Me When I Am Gone Away")
(2'17") 4/82 AMC
for Soprano Solo or (op. 66A) Soprano-Tenor Duet
with Piano or Flute & Guitar (+ Cello obbligato) [or for Bass & Piano]
duet prem. 8/16/90 - Chelsea Center, E. Norwich -
Charles Osborne & Helene Williams
solo prem. 1/6/91 - Vladeck Auditorium, Bronx - Helene Williams
also perf. LICA 5/29/92, 2/5/95
recorded on Capstone #CPS-8647: Helene Williams sings Songs of Love
posted by amc.net here.
Duet perf. of Aug. 20, 2009 posted on YouTube.
67. Ode to the City of Cologne (Samuel Taylor Coleridge) for Voice & Piano (2'30")
6/82 AMC
prem. by Daniel Newman, Amerikahaus Koeln, College Music Society concert, Spring 1985
US prem. by Thomas Smith June 29, 2013
NYC prem. by Brian Hunter, Apr. 4, 2014
68. Overture & incidental music for The End of the Beginning
(play by Sean O'Casey) (12') 8/82
prem. 9/10/82 perf. throughout 1982-83 season
69. A March for Ben & Mary Beth (text: Mary Beth Armes)
for Voice & Guitar (1') 1983 AMC
prem. by Mary Beth Armes & Benjamin Bunch, Spain, Summer 1985
U.S. prem. by Beth Griffith & Oren Fader,
Vox Novus, Collective Unconscious, Manhattan 11/1/05
70. The Night Is Darkening Round Me (Emily Bronte) (2-4') 1983
for TTBB with Piano and/or Suspended Cymbal AMC
prem. by Cornell Univ. Glee Club, Thomas Sokol, cond. 10/10/87
70A. The Night Is Darkening Round Me (Emily Bronte) (2-4') 2006 for Voice & Piano
71. The Family Man, one-character opera (monodrama)
w/Piano or 12-15 instruments AMC
after 1925 story by Mikhail Sholokhov (1905-1984) (44') 1983
translation & libretto by composer in English;
new German translation by Peter Zacher 1985
[German title: Mikischara und seine Kinder]
previewed at TOMI & Stern College by Ron Edwards,1/8&11/84
concert prem. by George Shirley, Berlin 1/6/85;
stage prem. by Golden Fleece Ltd. w/Ronald Edwards, N.Y.City, 6/27-30/85
Complete June 1985 perf. posted on YouTube:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
new German tr. prem. w/Ronald Edwards, Saxon State Opera, Dresden, 7/2/96
Also perf. by him, in English, 9/27/88 at NYU.
72. Ein Wanderer durch Deutschland nach Heines Wintermaerchen,
[English title: A Wanderer through DEUTSCHLAND after Heine's Wintermaerchen] song cycle, 1984 AMC
for 1-2 voices (Tenor/Baritone or Tenor/Baritone & Soprano/Mezzo) & Piano
in German, or in English translation by composer @ 1-5' total: 30-34'
1) An der Grenze (At the Border) (male) 3'
2) Koeln (Cologne) (male or female) 3'
3) Ostwaerts (Eastwards) (male or female & male) 2'
4) Mit den Woelfen (The Wolves) (male) 5'
5) Die Sonne (The Sun) (male or female) 1'
6) Die feste Burg (The Mighty Fort) (male or female) 1'
7) Im Wirtshaus (At the Inn) (male or female) 2'
8) Bei der Mutter (At Mother's) (male or male & female) 3'
9) Wir Juden (We Jews) (male or female) 2'
10) Die Goettin (The Goddess) (male or male & female) 4'
11) Das Versprechen (The Promise)(male or male & female) 2'
[may be optionally cut]
11 or 12) Was ich gesehn (What I Saw) (male or male & female) 4'
prem. US Minister's Residence, Berlin 10/22/84 & Berlin Museum 10/29/84
also perf. at Urania, Amerikahaus & Club Romantique in Berlin in 1985
recorded on cassette Jüdische Lieder: Der Jüdische Musiktheaterverein Berlin
73. Licht im Dunkel (A Light in the Darkness)
wds: Andy Orieli (pseud.for Harry Oschitzki) 1984 AMC
song cycle for Tenor or Soprano & Piano/Orch. (in German, or English
translation by composer)
1) Schifflein (White-Sailed Boat Upon the Water) 2'15"
2) Ne plus ultra (Sonnetina #8) 3'45"
3) Merk dir (Spruch in den Spiegel) (Take Note (Speech in the Mirror)) 2'15"
4) Bittere Klage (Bitter Complaint) 2'45"
5) Vermaechtnis und stete Mahnung (Mauthausen)
(Legacy and Perpetual Reminder) (Mauthausen) 3'30"
6) Ein brauner Wolf (Arturo Ui) (A Brown Wolf) (Arturo Ui) 6'45"
total: 21'45"
prem. Urania, W. Berlin 2/10/85; also perf. Amerikahaus Berlin 10/24/85
US prem. by Constance Cooper & Loretta Goldberg, Hebrew Union College, 10/85
Studio recording, viewable on YouTube, by Adam Holcomb, tenor, & composer
at Court Street Music, Valley Stream, NY, April 17, 2012:
1 White-Sailed Boat Upon the Water
2 Ne plus ultra
3 Reflection (Speech into the Mirror)
4 Bitter Complaint
5 Legacy and Perpetual Reminder: Mauthausen
6 A Brown Wolf (Arturo Ui)

#5 perf. 5/85 Zehlendorf;
#6 perf. by Ronald Edwards at Raoul Wallenberg Birthday concert 8/4/92 Chelsea Ctr
and by Gregory Mercer in Holocaust Memorial Concert at Temple Judea, Manhasset, NY April 3, 2003
#6 also recorded by Klaus Neumcke & composer (in German) on cassette
- broadcast 3/24/87 by WBAI, 3/31/87 by WNYC
"Jüdische Lieder: Der Jüdische Musiktheaterverein Berlin"
#3A arr. for SATB Chorus, #5A for Children's Chorus
premiered by Helene Williams, Tara Venditti, and members of Womansong
Temple Judea, Manhasset, NY April 3, 2003
74. Two Tragicomical Songs
1) Four-Power City for Voice & Piano (text: composer) (1'30") 1984
prem. Berlin Museum 10/29/84
2) A Clementine Kaddish (text: composer) (1') 1984
[the missing verse in Tom Lehrer's "Clementine"]
prem. US Minister's Residence, Berlin 10/22/84;
also performed often in The Jewish Woman in Song program
perf of June 21, 2000 posted on YouTube
75. Nachtmusikanten (text by Abraham a Santa Clara) AMC
for Male Chorus TTBB a cappella (5'30") Fall 1984
premiered by Hofstra University Chamber Singers, LICA concert 4/28/91
75A. arr. for TTBB & String Quintet (Vn I, Vn II, Va, Vc, Cb) (6') AMC
76. Erotic Song (text: Anonymous) for voice & Pno/Organ (3') Fall 1984 AMC
prem. by composer, accomp. by Cary Bair, The Phoenix, Greenwich NY 8/21/93
77. Liebeslied (text: Mascha Kaleko, English translation by composer)
for Voice & Piano (2') 1984-5
prem. in German: Jüdisches Gemeindehaus, West Berlin 3/7/85
prem. in English: Verband der Journalisten, Berlin-DDR 4/19/85
recorded (in English) on Capstone #CPS-8667: Helene Williams sings More Songs of Love
posted by amc.net here

77A. soprano-baritone duet arr. for Diana & Andre Solomon-Glover, 2/91 PrC AMC
prem. in English: Helene Williams, Charles Osborne, LJL, Bryant Library, Roslyn 8/20/09
Perf. of Jan. 23, 2011 posted on YouTube
78. E.G.: A Musical Portrait of Emma Goldman (90') 1984-87 (2 acts)
22 numbers
for female singer & male singing pianist PrC
alt. version titled Emma Goldman in Exile
or Scenes from the Life of Emma Goldman
for 3 female & 3 male singing actors (130')
(2 acts, incl. more dialogue & ensembles)
book & lyrics with Karen Ruoff Kramer
(except 7 numbers by composer alone)
first performed by Elizabeth Parcells with composer at piano
at US Americans for Peace, W. Berlin, Haymarket Centennial Commemoration, May 4, 1986;
excerpts posted on YouTube as follows:
Introduction & Overture
Scene 1 & Title Song
Russia - America
Haymarket
Where Do I Belong?
Quartet: Come the Revolution [also with Frohwalte Pilz & Uwe Sauerwein]
Act I Finale
[including: "I Believe," "The Judith Dream," and "If I Can't Dance, It's Not My Revolution"]
Fathers and Sons
Ben Reitman Scene
Act II Finale [including bow by co-author, Karen Ruoff Kramer]
then perf'd by Parcells & Lehrman, alone with slide projections, at Stanford University in Berlin 5/86
completion commissioned by Bel Canto Opera Workshop et al, 1986-87
1987 perfs: Herbert Liebman Memorial Concerts, Vladeck Auditorium (Bnx);
WBAI,WEVD; Workmen's Circle Branch (Manhattan);
Alchemical Theater (Manhattan); Cornell University;
SUNY-Cortland; Fine Arts Museum of Long Island (Hempstead);
Jewish Currents Concert
1989 perfs: Temple Emanuel (sponsored by University of Lowell),
Community Church of Boston, Boston University, Harvard College,
Brandeis University Festival
1990 perfs: Columbia University; Queens College; Wellesley College;
Bryant Library, Roslyn; WQXR's "The Listening Room";
Midtown YM-YWHA (Manhattan); WESPAC (White Plains Unitarian Church);
International Institute for Social History, Amsterdam;
E.&W.Berlin; Paris Cabaret; Dartmouth College
1991 perfs: Ethical Culture Society of N.Y. City;
Peninsula Library, Lawrence, L.I.; McCormick Auditorium, Norris Center,
Northwestern University (National Opera Assn convention);
American University, Kreeger Music Building,
McDonald Recital Hall - (Jewish Studies Program);
San Francisco Modern Language Assn Convention -
Noe Valley Ministry, U.C./Berkeley
1992 perfs: Alexander Berkman Conference, Pittsburgh;
UMass/Amherst Marxism and the New World Order Conference
1994 perf: CWPost College
(School of Education, Library School Student Assn, McGrath Fund)
2007 perfs w/Susan Blake at slide projector:
Puffin Room, Great Neck House, PeaceSmiths Forum,
Long Beach Public Library, Puffin Cultural Forum,
Living Theatre (Libertarian Book Club)[May 1]--complete perf on YouTube as follows:
Introduction, Overture, Scene 1 and Title Song
Marriage, Lenin, Haymarket
Where Do I Belong? & Come The Revolution
Act I Finale
[including "I Believe," "The Judith Dream," and "If I Can't Dance, It's Not My Revolution"]
Entr'acte, Sex, Fathers & Sons
Ben Reitman Scene
Isadora, [Duncan] Sasha [Berkman], Roger [Baldwin]
Convictions, Act II Finale
[Anarchism, Birth Control, Conscription Resistance;
"E.G.", "If I Can't Dance, It's Not My Revolution," "I Believe," and "Come the Revolution"]
Emma Goldman in NY, 1934 (press conference)
Discussion at The Living Theatre
with Leonard Lehrman, Helene Williams, Susan Blake, Bill Castleman, Judith Malina, and others.

Excerpts "I Believe," "Judith" and "If I Can't Dance"
performed at Weill Recital Hall 6/14/89
"Where Do I Belong" performed widely,
including tribute to Howard Zinn, June 17, 2010;
also as part of Jewish Woman in Song program
"Where Do I Belong?" (2'43") & "If I Can't Dance" (2'16") AMC
recorded by Helene Williams & composer on Songs of Conscience cassette 3/91 & CD 6/03
and posted by amc.net (click on title).
"Come the Revolution" and "If I Can't Dance"
performed at Temple Beth Haverim Shir Shalom, Mahwah, NJ, 8/8/10
with Faith Steinsnyder & Charles Osborne singing in the former,
David Perper dancing in the latter-both posted on YouTube
"Russia - America" (Scene with Lenin, in Russian) performed
4/23/87 Libertarian Bk Club, 12/6/87 Jewish Currents, 6/27/94 LIU-Post w/Emily Lehrman,
5/1/07 Living Theatre w/Susan Blake, 5/30/16 Court Street Music, 6/16/16 Vitebsk;
11/1/16 US Embassy, 11/2/16, Skryabin Museum, 11/3/16 University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia.
79. Jüdische Stimmen in Deutschland (Jewish Voices in Germany)
cantata for Baritenor & Soprano with Piano or Orchestra AMC
or for Chorus with Piano or Orchestra (27'48") 1985
texts in English (#1-4 & 7) from Leo Katcher's Post-Mortem (1968),
Delacorte Press, NY, German tr. by composer
texts in German (#5-6, 8-9, 11-14) from Fremd im Eigenen Land (1979),
S. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt; English tr. by composer
1) Introductory (Prophecy) (Vorhersage) text: John J. McCloy (1'45")
2) The National Monument (Das Denkmal) text: Hilde Walter, Berlin (1'55")
3) To Live in Germany (In Deutschland zu Leben) text: Herr Rubinstein, Munich (1'50")
4) The Vacuum (Das Vakuum) text: Jutta Bohnke-Kollwitz, Koeln (1'35")
5) Die Ehrenbürgerwürde (The Honorary Citizen) text: Henryk M. Broder (1'59")
6) Die Vorschriften (Just Following Orders) text: Jeannette Lander, Berlin (0'50")
7) People Are Not Buttons (Menschen sind keine Knoepfe)
text: "Itzhak" from Galicia - pseud. (6'04")
8) Was das Leben wert ist (How Much Is a Jewish Life Worth?)
text: Ossip Flechtheim, Berlin (1'27")
9) Die Distanzierung (The Distancing) text: Artur Brauner, Berlin (1'49")
10) The Collegiality (Die Kollegialitaet) text: composer (0'51")
11) Die Christen (The Christians) text: Georg Kreisler, Vienna-Berlin (1'09:")
12) In Oesterreich (In Austria) text: Bruno Frei, Vienna (3'03")
13) Die Überempfindlichkeit (The Oversensitivity)
text: Thomas Rothschild, Stuttgart (1'41")
14) Das sogenannte "Judenproblem" (The So-Called "Jewish Problem")
text: Herbert Levine, Berlin (1'50")
prem. with Baritenor & Soprano (in German)
Urania W. Berlin 2/10/86 & Dresden 4/21/86
broadcast by WBAI 3/24/87; #4 on cassette Jüdische Lieder -
Der Jüdische Musiktheaterverein Berlin broadcast WNYC 3/31/87
prem. with Chorus (in English) Temple Beth Sholom, Roslyn 4/5/87
perf. & recorded by Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus,
cond. by composer from piano, Temple Judea, Manhasset 4/3/03
posted by amc.net here.
80. Me & Russia (Velemir Khlebnikov, in Russian,
or English translation by composer) (3') 11/85
Voice & Pno prem. by Frohwalte Pilz & composer, Gesellschaft für Deutsch-Sowjetische Freundschaft
W.Berlin 11/22/85 AMC
Prem. in English by composer, Aug. 5, 2016 at Northeast Naturist Festival, Empire Haven, Moravia, NY

80A. Me & Russia (4'05") for bass & orchestra, 2016;
recorded July 1, 2017 at Dom Radio, St. Petersburg, Russia
Alexander Mikhalëv, bass-baritone; Vladimir Lande, cond.,
State Symphony Orchestra of St. Petersburg; released Jan. 13, 2017 on Ravello RR7951 CD
"Harmonize Your Spirit With My Calm" track 3 - #2 of "Eight Russian Songs"
81. The Anchor of My Heart (text: composer) for Voice & Piano
(1'30") 11/85 AMC
prem. at Theater im Keller, 6/90 W.Berlin
US prem. by Helene Williams, Vladeck Auditorium, Bronx 1/6/91
82. Faulty Communication (arr. of op. 28 #5) for Bass & Piano (1985) AMC
83. If I Could (arr. of op. 12) for Bass & Piano (1985) AMC
84. Man Who Man Would Be (arr. of op. 32 no. 1) for Bass & Piano (1985) AMC
85. Three Minute Songs (Three Limerick Settings)
(@ 1') 1/86 for Voice & Piano AMC
1) Titian (Anon.)
2) The Freud of Sex (text by composer)
3) Love (Anon.)
prem. together by Soprano Carol Dovan, LICA concert,
Hewlett-Woodmere Library 3/12/92
prem. by Tenor Ron Edwards, LICA concerts,
Freeport Memorial Library 12/5/92, Chelsea Ctr 5/22/93
recorded on Capstone #CPS-8667: Helene Williams sings More Songs of Love
posted on amc.net---click on individual titles.
Her performance of Aug. 20, 2009 posted on YouTube
86. Two Songs

1) Heart, Dear Heart (Heinrich Heine's "Herz, mein Herz" in German or in English translation by composer) AMC
(2'00") Spring 1986 prem. in German by Frohwalte Pilz & composer, Berlin 3/86

2) Winter Morning (Alexander Pushkin, in Russian, or in English translation by composer)
(2'00") Spring 1986 prem. in Russian by Frohwalte Pilz & composer, Berlin 4/86 AMC
US prem. in Russian by Anastasiya Roytman & composer at piano, Queens College,
Nov. 22, 2015
Performed in Russian by Helene Williams & composer at piano
5/30/16, 6/11/16 in Minsk, 6/13/16 in Bobruisk, 6/16/16 in Vitebsk;
11/1/16 US Embassy, 11/2/16 Skryabin Museum, 11/3/16 University for the Humanities, Moscow,
2/28/17 Queens College.

2A) Winter Morning (3'00") for voice & orchestra; recorded July 1, 2017 at Dom Radio, St. Petersburg, Russia
Helene Williams, soprano; Vladimir Lande, cond.,
State Symphony Orchestra of St. Petersburg; released Jan. 13, 2017 on Ravello RR7951 CD
"Harmonize Your Spirit With My Calm" track 8 - #7 of "Eight Russian Songs
87. The SDI Waltz (text by composer) (3') Spring 1986
prem. Berlin 5/86 AMC PrC
incorporated into op. 95 as #5
recorded by Helene Williams and composer on
Songs of Conscience cassette 3/91 & CD 6/03 & CD 6/03
posted by amc.net here.
perf. on Composers Concordance concerts, CAMI Hall & C.W.Post College, 2/92
88. Two Family Songs:
a. Frankye (text by composer) (3') 7/1/85
perf'd in Roslyn by composer at 90th birthday party of his grandmother,
Frances ("Frankye") Wittenberg Lehrman
b. The Lehrman Centennial (text by composer) (3') 8/86
perf'd by composer at Stevensville 8/86 and again at Concord 6/96
then in updated version at Kutsher's June 18, 2011--posted on YouTube
89. The Passionate Shepherd to His Love (Christopher Marlowe)
(6') Fall 1986 for Solo Voice & Piano PrC AMC
prem. 1/6/91 Vladeck Auditorium, Bronx
by Helene Williams & composer
89A. arr. for Soprano-Tenor Duet 10/89 PrC
prem. 8/16/90 Chelsea Center, E. Norwich
by Helene Williams, Charles Osborne & composer
solo version recorded on Capstone #CPS-8647: Helene Williams sings Songs of Love
posted by amc.net here.
Perf by Benjamin Spierman & Hannah Rosenbaum Aug. 20, 2009 posted on YouTube
90. Every Boy Should Have a Jewish Mother (Joshua Vogel & composer)
(3') 12/86 AMC
prem. at Hadassah 75th Anniversary, Riverdale Temple, 4/5/87
also sung at Fine Arts Museum of Long Island 8/27/87
also sung at International Jewish Arts Festivals of Long Island
9/87, 9/89, 9/93, 5/94
at Weill Recital Hall benefit for Ezrath Nashim, 6/14/89
and many times on Memories & Music of Leonard Bernstein program at
Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library 2/14/91, Bryant Library 8/27/91,
World Fellowship Peace Center 8/15/91, Bethpage Public Library 10/27/91
Plainview-Old Bethpage Library 8/28/91, Great Neck Library 1/26/92
Chelsea Center, E. Norwich 3/15/92, East Meadow Library 5/1/92
Selden Community Center 9/20/92, Oceanside Library 11/22/92
First Night Freeport - Freeport Memorial Library 12/31/94;
Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto 10/31/93
and many other times as part of programs
The Jewish Woman in Song, An Israel Cabaret
Perf'd at Kutsher's June 18, 2011--posted on YouTube
German translation by Gerhard Bronner,
"Jeder Sohn braucht eine jiddische Momme," PrC
perf. by composer at Haus der Kirche, Berlin 9/1/92
and Dresden Center for Contemporary Music 9/5/92
91. Instead of Mellowness (I MISS YOU)
(text by Helene Williams) (2') 1/28/87
for Soprano Solo + SATB Choir; prem. by Helene Williams & Solo Quartet of
Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus, Temple Sinai of Roslyn 8/20/89 PrC AMC
92. A Letter to Louise (John Reed's last poem)
for Soprano & Piano (2'35") 1/29/87 PrC AMC
broadcast by WBAI 3/24/87 & 10/16/89;
prem. @John Reed Centenary, 10/22/87 Adams House, Harvard
& Harvard Club of NY 10/23/87
also perf. at Chelsea Center (LICA) 5/22/92
recorded by Helene Williams & composer on Songs of Conscience cassette 3/91 & CD 6/03
posted by amc.net here.
Performance at US Embassy, Moscow, Nov. 1, 2016, viewable here.
93. Conscience (Lewis Allan [Abel Meeropol])
for Voice & Piano (2'11"-2'35") 5/87 PrC AMC
prem. by Helene Williams, NYU Law School Auditorium 6/19/87
[memorial to Abel Meeropol]
also sung at Fine Arts Museum of Long Island 8/27/87
twice at Jewish Arts Festival of Long Island 9/787
6/14/88 Bryant Library (Roslyn)
10/6/88 Nassau County Museum of Fine Art (Roslyn),
12/11/88 Community Church of Boston, 12/22/88 WESPAC (Ardsley, NY)
6/12/89 for National Council of Women, Time-Life Building, NYC
6/14/89 Weill Recital Hall, for Ezrath-Nashim benefit
Dresden Ctr for Contemporary Music 7/1/89, Temple Sinai (Roslyn) 8/20/89
WESPAC Benefit 12/15/90; Merkin Hall 6/23/91
Ethical Culture Society of NY, 3/20/93
recorded by Helene Williams & composer on Songs of Conscience cassette 3/91 & CD 6/03
posted by amc.net here.
93A. arr. 7/87 for SATB or TTBB Chorus
with optional Piano/Organ accompaniment PrC
prem. by Ithaca Community Chorus, Paul Gibbons, cond. 4/14/88
recorded by Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus
posted by amc.net here
on Original Cast Recordings CD 6055 The Abel Meeropol Centennial Concert
Performed by Helene with Harvard College Class of 1971 Reunion Chorus
conducted by Rick Wilson, Sept. 24, 2011--posted on YouTube
and again by solo octet of Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus posted on YouTube here.
arr. 3/02 for Chorus and Orchestra
Winner, 2002 Sunrise/Sunset Competition of Brookhaven Arts Council
prem. July 13, 2002 at Brookhaven Choral Festival, cond. Martin Rutishauser
94. We Are Innocent, cantata on letters of Julius & Ethel Rosenberg
(45'30") 1987-88
for baritone (or tenor), soprano, optional chorus, piano or orchestra
commissioned by the National Committee to Re-Open the Rosenberg Case
in 12 movements, prelude & 2 interludes
dedicated "to my father," N.S. Lehrman PrC AMC
Prelude --view video here
1) Childhood Memories (Julius) --view video here
2) The Shofar (Ethel [+Chorus]) --view video here
3) Together (Julius & Ethel) --view video here
4) We Are Innocent (Julius & Ethel [+Chorus]) --view video here
5) How Sad I Was To Leave You (Ethel) + Interlude --view video here
6) How Much You Have Given Me (Julius) --view video here
7) The Astounding Spectacle (Ethel & Julius [+Chorus]) --view video here
Interlude, quoting songs Julius sang in prison (4/19/51):
"Peat Bog Soldiers," "Kevin Barry," "United Nations,"
"Tennessee Waltz," "Irene, Goodnight," "Down in the Valley,"
Beethoven's "Ode to Joy"; and Edith Segal's "My Loved One."
--view video here
8) A Visit From Mother (Ethel) --view video here
9) Of Course It Isn't Easy (Julius) --view video here
10) "Mercy"? (Ethel & Julius [+Chorus]) --view video here
11) On the Threshold of Death (Julius) --view video here
(Variations on a theme by Edith Segal - used by permission )
12) To Michael & Robert (Ethel & Julius [+Chorus]) --view video here
#2 perf. by Helene Williams, NYU Law School Auditorium 6/19/87, and
3/6/88, both at Metropolitan Philharmonic Orch chamber concert and
on "Contrasts" concert series at Tom O'Horgan's in New York;
also 6/12/89 for National Council of Women, Time-Life Building, NYC
first complete performance by Helene Williams and Peter Schlosser,
on "Meet the Composer" grant, at Bryant Library, Roslyn 6/14/88;
also perf. at Museum of Fine Art (Roslyn)10/6/88,
Community Church of Boston, 12/11/88, WESPAC (Ardsley, NY) 12/22/88;
prem. with (Metropolitan Philharmonic) Chorus
at Community Church of NY 6/19/88
also perf. WQXR-AM, NY ("The Listening Room") 12/8/88
(all but #9 & Interlude 1)
#2, 1, 7 & 4 perf. at Weill Recital Hall benefit for Ezrath Nashim 6/14/89
and at Temple Sinai of Roslyn
(w/ Douglas Kiddie instead of Peter Schlosser) 8/20/89
prem. w/Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra:
Marymount Manhattan Theater 6/11/89
recording: OPUS ONE #145
with Metropolitan Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus
prem. of rescored version for Soprano, Tenor & Chorus
by Helene Williams, Ronald Edwards
& Met Phil Chorus at Plandome Unitarian Church 6/19/93;
revived with Met Phil Chorus, Helene Williams & Gregory Mercer
6/15/03 Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck NJ;
6/18/03 Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, Manhattan
95. Superspy ! The Secret Musical
book: Joel Shatzky, lyrics: composer & Shatzky;
for Soprano, Mezzo, Tenor, and Two Baritones with Piano
(in two acts, c. 2 hrs.) 18 numbers PrC
1) I Am I - Or Am I?
2) We're Right Because We're Right
3) Why Do I Love Him?
4) The Geneticist's Song
5) The SDI Waltz (arr. of op. 87, text by composer)
6) Deniability
7) Side by Side With Cyanide
8) Just a Little Favor
9) A Girl Without Morals
10) Act I Finale
11) I Am I - Why Do I Love Him?
12) Tell Me, What Is Love?
13) Superspy
14) The Real Realpolitik
15) Superspy - Realpolitik
16) A Cure for Everything
17) The Glorious War Song
18) Act II Finale: An Upbeat Ending
#11, 2, 5, 9, 6, & 13-15 previewed by Helene Williams & composer 3/6/88
at Metropolitan Philharmonic Orchestra chamber concert and
on "Contrasts" concert series at Tom O'Horgan's in New York;
first complete public reading at First St. Playhouse, Ithaca, NY 3/20/88
95A. revised as one-act cabaret for two people (48') 14 numbers
1) The Real Realpolitik
2) I Am I... Or Am I? - Why Do I Love Him?
3) We're Right Because We're Right Because We're Right
4) The Geneticist's Song
5) The SDI Waltz
6) Deniability
7) Side by Side with Cyanide
8) Just A Little Favor
9) A Girl Without Morals
10) Tell Me, What Is Love?
[expanded version]
recorded on Capstone #CPS-8647: Helene Williams sings Songs of Love
posted by amc.net here.
Also performed by Michele Eaton & Stephanie Watts,
LICA at Steinway in Melville Feb. 11, 2011;
and by Helene Williams & composer in Songs of Love, Rockville Centre, May 24, 2013 and at Midwinter Naturist Festival, Feb. 14, 2016
11) Superspy - title song; perf of June 18, 2011 watchable on YouTube
12) A Cure for Everything
13) An Upbeat Ending
14) Superspy-Realpolitik (Encore)
prem. by Helene Williams & composer
for US Peace Committee-Paris 7/7/89, NY 11/18/89
also perf. 2/22/90 Nassau Community College Little Thtr;
2/25/90 Community Church of Boston (playlist posted on YouTube);
Chelsea Mansion, E. Norwich
(Nassau County Office of Cultural Development) 10/20/90;
and Turtle Bay Music School
sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Opera, 11/17-18/90
command perf for Tom Lehrer, Santa Cruz 12/91
#5 performed at Harvard, 4/89 & videotaped on Strike Reunion tape
#9 performed at Hadassah, 6/88, at Jewish Arts Festival of L.I., 9/3/89
and many other times as part of program The Jewish Woman in Song
also at First International Naturist Opera Workshop, Belezy, France 7/89;
by Helene Williams at Bucksteep 6/24/95, viewable on YouTube here;
and by Kathryn Wieckhorst, Gershwin Hotel Cabaret, Manhattan, 2/19/09
#10 expanded version, premiered 12/27/90 Gay Men's Health Crisis, NYC
- on Center for Contemporary Opera Blitzstein program
sponsored by "Meet the Composer"
also perf. LICA Songs of Love concert 2/5/95, North Merrick Library
#17 revised, 3/6/91, prem. at Tarrytown Music Hall WESPAC Benefit 3/15/91;
#5 & 17 (rev.) recorded by Helene Williams & composer on
Songs of Conscience cassette 3/91 & CD 6/03
posted by amc.net: SDI Waltz, Glorious War
and perf. on Composers Concordance concerts, CAMI Hall & C.W.Post College, 2/92
Title song performed by Helene & Leonard June 18, 2011--posted on YouTube
95B. The New Improved Superspy
premiered at Medicine Show Theatre, Feb. 7, 15 & 23, 2014
New order of songs (2013-14):

Click here for Feb. 23, 2014 performance playlist; individual numbers/scenes:

Opening Announcement
Overture
Secret Press Conference
IAmI-WhyDoILoveHim?
We'reRightBecauseWe'reRight
Glorious War
TheManWhoControlsTheDrones
BondGirls
TheGeneticist
TheSDIWaltz
Deniability
HappyHackers
Spydate
JustALittleFavor
AGirlWithoutMorals
FemmeFatale-Scientist/Masterspy-Secretary
TellMe,WhatIsLove?
Superspy (title song)
Senator-Scientist
A Cure for Everything
Hail the Wall!
Dénouement
An Upbeat Ending

Click here for Feb. 7, 2014 performance playlist.
Individual songs are hypertexted below.

Overture (revised) (2'50")
1. The Secret Press Conference (Duet) Press Secretary & Reporter (NEW) (4'30")
2. I Am I - Or Am I? and Why Do I Love Him? (Duet) Secretary & Masterspy (5'00")
3. We're Right Because We're Right (Duet) Secretary & Masterspy (2'15")
4. The Glorious War Song (Female Solo) Secretary (2'35")
5. The Man Who Controls the Drones (Male Solo) Masterspy (+ Chorus) (NEW) (2'35")
--watchable on YouTube in performance of Aug. 3, 2012
6. The Bond Girls (Female Solo) Secretary (NEW) (4'40")
7. Terror Tour (Duet) Masterspy & Secretary (NEW, but cut) (3'30"
--watchable on YouTube in performance of Aug. 1, 2013
8. The Geneticist's Song (Male Solo) Scientist (2'00")
9. The SDI Waltz (words by Leonard Lehrman) (Duet) Senator & Scientist (3'45")
10. Deniability (Duet) Senator & Masterspy (NEW & Improved)(3'00")
11. Ballad of the Happy Hacker (Duet) 2 Hackers (NEW) (2'00")
--watchable on YouTube in performance of Aug. 1, 2013
12. Yes, We Scan (Duet) Directors of Intelligence (NEW, but cut) (2'30")
13. Spy Date (Duet) Masterspy & Femme Fatale (NEW)(3'00" - but cut to 0'20")
14. Just A Little Favor (Duet) Masterspy & Girl (3'30")
15. A Girl Without Morals (Solo) Girl (4'00")
16. Tell Me, What Is Love? (Solo) Girl (4'10")
17. Superspy (Female Solo) Femme Fatale (3'50")
18. A Cure for Everything (Male Solo) Scientist (2'35")
19. Hail the Wall! (Duet) Gov. Tex & Jose (NEW) (5'00")
20. An Upbeat Ending (Ensemble) (4'05")

96. Wedding Processional
for Betty Lehrman & David Schwartz (3') for Piano PrC
premiered at Harvard Club, Cambridge, Mass., June 5, 1988
97. The Birthday of The Bank,
one-act opera based on composer's translation of
Chekhov's Yubilei for Soprano, Mezzo, Tenor, Baritone, Bass (& Extras)
commissioned by Opera America for Lake George Opera Festival,
prem. there 8/3/88 excerpted, staged & introduced by Rosalind Elias
(quotes from her signature tune, "Must the Winter Come So Soon"
from Samuel Barber's Vanessa - among other things);
28 numbers (50') PrC AMC
prem. staged & conducted by composer 6/12/98 concertante, Adelphi Univ.;
semi-staged: 6/21/98 Glenwood Presbyterian Church, Glenwood Landing;
NYU Theater 6/22/98 - all 3 part of LICA's EastEuroFest;
staged: 9/6/99 Jewish Arts Festival of Long Island, Commack NY;
9/30/99 Queens College
with Ronald Edwards, Peter Ludwig, Maro Partamian, Janis Sabatino Hills,
Benjamin Spierman/Nathan Bahny, Natalia Jitomirskaia;
videotaped by Helene Williams, watchable on YouTube complete or in 6 segments:
Pt 1 Kheerin's Monolog, Shipootchin's Entrance
Pt 2 Kheerin & Shipootchin argue
Pt 3 Tatyana's Entrance
Pt 4 Mertchootkina's Entrance
Pt 5 Confrontation Scene
Pt 6 Final Scene
98. Wedding Song
for Carol Skinner & Charles Pearman,
text by composer (3') Summer 1988
for soprano, contralto and horn prem. in Maine 8/19/88 PrC
99. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
setting of preamble for SATB and Piano or Winds and Percussion
(8') Summer 1988 PrC
prem. at United Nations, 10/26/88
by Solo Quartet of the Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus
also perf. Temple Sinai, Roslyn 8/20/89
and by Christ Church Babylon Choir 10/24/04
100. Sisters
3 monologues based on first-person stories of Biblical women
PrC (1989) AMC
(Lot's Wife, Miriam, and Zelophehad's Daughters)
for Female Voice and Piano or 9 instruments;
1st movt 6'45"; 2nd movt 5'56"; 3rd movt 3'40" (as solo; 4'53" as quintet)
total: 16'11"
last movement also arranged for 2 Sopranos, Mezzo, and 2 Altos
for Helene Williams and Womansong
last movement prem. 6/12/89 for National Council of Women,
Time-Life Bldg, NYC
full cycle prem. 6/14/89 Weill Recital Hall,
for Ezrath-Nashim benefit
prem. with dancers:
Cadmon Hill-Clinton Dance Choir, Paulina Kent Dennis, director,
Temple Sinai, Roslyn 8/20/89;
prem. of complete solo version: Golden Fleece Ltd., Theater 22, 3/31/90
prem. of complete solo version w/cl.-bcl.-alto sax,vc.,pno, perc. & synth,
LICA Bryant Lib 3/21/93
first movement Lot's Wife also perf. at Theater unterm Dach, East Berlin, 6/27/89,
at Dresden Center for Contemporary Music 7/1/89,
at Downtown Music Productions Holocaust Memorial concert 3/5/90
and at Community Church of NY 3/18/15 - viewable here on YouTube
last movement Zelophehad's Daughters also perf. Ft. Lauderdale Jewish Community Center 3/20/90,
at Workmen's Circle 5/24/90 and elsewhere
on Jewish Woman in Song and An Israel Cabaret programs
N.Y.City premiere w/ dancers:
6/23/91 Merkin Hall w/Wendy Osserman Dance Co.
Viewable on YouTube here.
recorded by Helene Williams & composer on Songs of Conscience cassette 3/91 & CD 6/03
posted by amc.net as follows: Lot's Wife, Miriam, Zelophehad's Daughters
choral version of last movement (w/5 women) perf'd by
Helene Williams, Ellen Davidson, Tara Venditti, Mara Goodman & Barbara Barnes
cond. from piano by composer, Temple Judea, Manhasset 4/3/03
posted by amc.net here.
101. A Requiem for Hiroshima (25') (text: Lee Baxandall (1959, rev. 1988-9))
for SATB Soli, Chorus and Orchestra PrC
[chamber orch version:
shakuhachi, flute/piccolo, clarinet, trumpet, koto, percussion,
piano, violin, viola, cello, and contrabass]
1) Dies Irae (THE DEAD CRY OUT)
2) Mors stupebit (WHO MAY JUDGE)
3) Liber Scriptus (THIS IS WHAT WAS DONE. THIS IS WHO WE WERE)
4) Lacrymosa (THE KILLED)
5) Rex Tremendae (THE KILLER)
6) Libera Me (NO REST)
last movt previewed Union Theological Seminary
CALC 25th anniversary 7/22/90
entire work previewed w/Solo Octet & Piano
on WQXR-AM 8/3/90
prem. at Riverside Church 8/5/90
w/Voices Saintpaulia, Inoue Chamber Ensemble,
& Solo Quartet of the Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus;
broadcast on WBAI-FM 8/7/90
text and first 4 pages of vocal score publ.
by Left Curve, No. 15 (1991) (San Francisco)
prem.w/Solo Octet, Piano & Organ:
9/3/95 Malverne Community Presbyterian Church
102. New World: An Opera About What Columbus Did to the "Indians"
(100') 55 numbers
in one or two acts; commissioned by the Puffin Foundation in honor of
the 50th anniversary of the American Music Center
& the Columbian Quincentennial; PrC (1991)
libretto by composer & Joel Shatzky
(credit withdrawn at his request 11/30/92)
SSTTBarBarB, 2 Rappers, Piano, Percussion, 3 Synthesizers,
opt. Chorus, Ballet, Trumpet, Trombone, Conchs
Separable numbers: #1 Kaytawari's Monologue #2 Crew's Entrance #3 Columbus's Aria
#6 Nudity Chorus #9 Prayer #11 Rodrigo #16 Isabella's Bolero #17 Quartet (Act I)
#26 Guarionex #27 Yuisa #29 Kaytawari's Vision #30 George
#32 Columbus-Isabella Duet #34 Quartet (Act II)
#37 De Torres #44 Rap Number #46 Tainos' Mourning Chorus

#16 at Golden Fleece Ltd. Composers' Chamber Theater
Square One program @Theater 22, NYC 3/31/90
#1, 3 Union Theological Seminary CALC 25th anniversary 7/22/90,
& WBAI 10/12/90
#2, 6 chorus preview: Second International Naturist Opera Workshop,
Belezy, France 7/90
#16 Third International Naturist Opera Workshop,
Belezy, France 7/92 and at
Haus der Kirche, Berlin 9/1/92
& Dresden Center for Contemporary Music 9/5/92
#3, 16, 37, 32 LICA concert, Heckscher Park, Huntington 8/6/91
All of the above previewed on WQXR "The Listening Room" 10/12/91 10pm
Suite of excerpts broadcast on WBAI 10/14/91
#11 sung by Ivan Thomas, broadcast on WBAI Arts Magazine 2/8/93
full concert prem. by After Dinner Opera Co.(& Meet The Composer)
@ Lincoln Center 10/12/91
staged premiere co-sponsored by LICA, East End Arts Council
& NYFA S.O.S. Grant, Puffin Foundation,
Hngtn & Suffolk County Arts Council, Heckscher Park, Huntington 8/11/92
N.Y. City staged premiere co-sponsored by
East End Arts Council & NYFA S.O.S. Grant
& Meet The Composer, Donnell Library 2/9/93
Music received rave review from George Wallace in Opera Monthly
103. Ma Adam (What Is Man?) in Hebrew or in English, for tenor & organ
PrC AMC
(text from Psalms, translation by composer)
for Cantor Charles Osborne 9/89
prem. by him Temple Emanuel, Newton, Mass., 9/29/90 (Yom Kippur)
also performed by Gregory Mercer & composer, Temple Judea, Manhasset NY 4/3/03
recording posted at amc.net here.
104. Crimes (Text: Edith Segal, 1989) 10/90 (2'23")
for Voice & Piano; prem. 6/3/91
at Merkin Hall by Helene Williams;
recorded on Songs of Conscience cassette 3/91 & CD 6/03 PrC AMC
posted by amc.net here.
105. I'd Like To Go Away Alone
(Text: Alena Synkova, translation by Jeanne Nemcova) (1'27") 2/91
for Voice & Piano/Organ; prem. 6/23/91 Merkin Hall - Helene Williams
recorded on Songs of Conscience cassette 3/91 & CD 6/03 PrC AMC
posted by amc.net here.
105A. arr. for Solo Soprano w/SATB Chorus & Piano/Organ PrC AMC
prem. 4/27/95 by Cantor Susan Alcott,
Asbury Choir, Asbury United Methodist Church
also performed by Helene Williams & Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus
conducted from the piano by the composer, Temple Judea, Manhasset NY 4/3/03
recording posted at amc.net here;
and by Helene Williams & Workmen's Circle Chorus,
conducted by composer at CUNY Graduate Center, 4/18/04
106. Kalinin Bridge
(Text: Joel Shatzky, in memory of Ilya Krichevsky,
winner of Poetry Contest) (4')
commissioned by Prof. Edgar H. Lehrman Memorial Foundation (1992);
text publ. by Shalom (magazine of The Jewish Peace Fellowship),
prem. by Helene Williams & composer
on Composers Concordance concerts
at C.W. Post Great Hall 2/13/92 & CAMI Hall 2/21/92
along with 3 other "Political Songs" - opp. 87, 104 and 95 #17 PrC
107. An Edith Segal Love Song Cycle (5'38") 1992
(on 7 poems from For Dreamers Who Dare (1975)) PrC AMC
Remembrance (0'55") - Severance (0'39") - The Two (0'53") - Loneliness (1'14") -
Scars (0'34") - Your Hand (0'43") - Waiting (0'40")
prem. by Helene Williams & composer, Greenwich House "Village Varieties" concert 11/19/92
and at LICA Chelsea Center concert 5/22/93, Songs of Love concert 2/5/95
recorded on Capstone #CPS-8647: Helene Williams sings Songs of Love
posted by amc.net here.
108. Winter Suite for Treble Voices, Recorders & Orff Instruments
(8'30") 12/92 PrC
1) Silence - Introduction & Optional Refrain text by composer
2) Bells & Birches - Instrumental
3) Why So Pale? - Solo/Duet with accompaniment, text: Sir John Suckling
4) A Lady - Solo or unison Chorus w/accompaniment - text: Anonymous
5) Spell - Ensemble Finale - text by composer
based, respectively, on opp. 109 #3, 92, 35 #1, 50, and 109 #1
109. Three School Songs - Sept.-Oct. 1992 PrC AMC
1) Cultural Elite Round (3 parts) (1')
2) Presidents' Song (2')
3) Music - The Beginning (0'20")
#2 premiered by Progressive School Choir, Merrick Library 1/18/98
LICA concert honoring J. Willard Roosevelt's 80th birthday
110. Be Gentle (text: Rev. Richard S. Gilbert) (3') 3/93
for Voice or SATB & Piano/Organ PrC AMC
prem. Malverne Community Presbyterian Church Choir, LICA 1/16/94
111. The Definition of Love (text: Andrew Marvell) (2') 5/93 for Voice&Piano
prem. by Helene Williams & composer North Merrick Library 2/5/95
recorded on Capstone #CPS-8647: Helene Williams sings Songs of Love
posted by amc.net here.
112. Love Song Cycle on Seven Poems by Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (1939)
for Soprano & Piano (14'30") 7/93
commissioned by Corliss Lamont and dedicated to him,
Beth Lamont, Rosalyn Baxandall,
and Helene Williams; PrC AMC
prem.: Helene Williams & composer:
Bethpage Library 3/4/94;
Composers Concordance, Kosciuszko Foundation, 3/11/94;
LICA Songs of Love, North Merrick Library 2/5/95;
Hicksville Library 3/2/97 WESPAC 6/3/95
1) If I can step within (3'07")
2) To My Jewish Friend in Pittsburgh (2'13")
3) The beauty of love (1'19")
4) I lock my heart against you (0'35") [partially reprised as 5A&6A]
5) Won't you unlock - (1'55")
6) To Carlo [Tresca], South Beach (After 14 Years) (3'46")
7) On "Equality" (1'35")
recorded on Capstone #CPS-8647: Helene Williams sings Songs of Love
posted by amc.net here.
Reissued on Ravello RR7951 CD
"Harmonize Your Spirit With My Calm" tracks 13-19.
(The title comes from a phrase in the first song.)
Click here for performance of first song
at CD release party/house concert, Jan. 13, 2017.
113. Invention in A-flat minor (1') 6/93 for Piano or Harpsichord PrC AMC
prem. by Michael Brown, First LICA Student Performers Concert, Chelsea Center, 3/25/94
114. Wedding March for Steve Belfer and Karen Unger (1') spring 1994 PrC
115. The Journey of Life (text: William Cullen Bryant) (3'43")
summer, 1994 for Voice & Piano
in memory of Arthur James
prem. LICA Bryant Bicentennial Concert, Bryant Library 10/30/94
and at SUNY-Purchase Music Building 11/3/94;
recorded on compact disc: Capstone #CPS-8623
The William Cullen Bryant Bicentennial Concert
by The Long Island Composers Alliance PrC AMC
posted by amc.net here.
April 2013 perf by Helene Williams & composer viewable on YouTube here.
Prem. by her, with moonscapes, at Liederkranz Hall, Apr. 4, 2014.
115A. Beneath the Waning Moon (3'43")
summer, 1994 for Violin & Piano based on above song PrC
prem.by Todd Reynolds & composer, LICA concert,
EmilyLoweHall, Hofstra University 7/30/94 AMC
115B. The Waning Moon (4'00") for Woodwind Quintet, Aug. 2013
prem. by LICA at Cradle of Aviation Center, Garden City, Oct. 3, 2015
Click here for introduction.
Clicke here for performance.
116. The Rabbi & the Rich Man (a.k.a. The Parable of the Mirror)
(2'15") 2/95 PrC
based on Hassidic legend, used by Ansky in The Dybbuk
and Malamud in Suppose A Wedding
for voice & piano; incorporated into one-act opera based on
Bernard Malamud's Suppose A Wedding (op. 125)
prem. 3/2/95 and again 3/10,11&12/95
as part of A Blitzstein Cabaret, Medicine Show, NYC;
also performed at conclusion of National Opera Association Boston convention
symposium on Blitzstein's Sacco and Vanzetti, 12/2/95;
pronounced by Howard Zinn: "great - worth waiting for"
See transcript of proceeding, published in Opera Journal
5/11/13 performance viewable on YouTube here.
117. The Longest Stairs
to Mike Snell for Helene
in memory of Norman Rosten (81") 3/95 PrC AMC
setting of poem from Rosten's Songs for Patricia
prem. 4/4/95 BargeMusic, Brooklyn
version for piano alone prem. 5/17/95 Borough Hall, Brooklyn
(broadcast on cable TV)
118. Canonic Duet for Adam and Eve,
originally for puppet show version of Chester Cycle play (2')
taped by Lora Hubbard & composer, Fall 1966;
used in Larry Engler (Poko Puppets) production
@Roslyn High School and private performances
in Roslyn Harbor and elsewhere
revised for use in new (original) one-act play
Adam and Lilith and Eve, 1993 PrC
based on Manya Pruzhanskya Lackow's The Eternal Struggle
& other Biblical legends
prem. as Adam-Eve duet (Cary Bair & Lenora Eve)
in concert @Empire Haven Moravia NY 8/20/94, viewable on YouTube here;
also sung by composer & Helene Williams
2/15/15 at Sunsport
and 3/18/15 at Community Church of NY
prem. as Serpent-Eve duet (Bill Reynolds & Lenora Eve)
in full staging of play, Bucksteep MA 6/24/95
sung by composer & Helene Williams at Empire Haven reading of play, July 30, 2015.
119. Battle Cry of the Administration of the Music Library Association
SATB (3') 8/2/95 PrC AMC
for the 2/96 MLA Convention in Seattle, WA
published by Music Library Association Newsletter, May-June'96
public prem. by L.I. University Chamber Singers,
Alexander Dashnaw, cond. 11/13/96
120. Three Completions of Songs Begun by Marc Blitzstein
PrC
1) Expatriate (2'30") 3/95
completion of musical sketch for voice & piano
begun by Marc Blitzstein to his lyrics from No For An Answer Act II Scene 5
first presented 4/6/95 Madison WI Sonneck Society convention
first public performance 6/11/95 LICA concert,
Center Moriches Free Library
recorded by Leonard Lehrman on Original Cast Recordings OC 4441
and published in in The Marc Blitzstein Songbook, v.1 (Boosey & Hawkes, 1999)
Sept. 16, 2000 perf viewable on YouTube
here.
2) War Song (Dorothy Parker) (2'13") 7/95
completion of musical sketch for voice & piano begun by Marc Blitzstein, 194?
prem. Salle Nadia Boulanger, Fontainebleau, France, July 11, 1996
recorded by Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman,
released on Original Cast #OC-6127 The Marc Blitzstein Centennial Concert CD
and published in The Marc Blitzstein Songbook, v.3 (Boosey & Hawkes, 2003)
May 24, 2013 Rockville Centre perf viewable on YouTube here.
3) Smoking Glasses (text by Marc Blitzstein)
(3'19") 7/95
completion of musical sketch begun by Marc Blitzstein, 1938
recorded by Gregory Mercer & Leonard Lehrman, Original Cast Recordings OC 4441,
and published in The Marc Blitzstein Songbook, v.2 (Boosey & Hawkes, 2001)
120A. One More Blitzstein Song Completion:
Song (Rupert Brooke), for Voice & Piano; also arr. for SATB & Piano
2003 completion of 1925 13-measure sketch begun by Marc Blitzstein
premiered by Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman
and recorded by them 10/9/04 in Boulder, CO;
released on Original Cast #OC-6127 The Marc Blitzstein Centennial Concert CD ;
choral version premiered at Blitzstein Centennial concerts, Feb.-Mar. 2005
121. Two Jewish Folk Pieces
1) Kererte A Ti (Ladino Folk Text) (2'30") soprano & piano 9/95
PrC AMC
in Ladino or English translation by the composer
-sung in both languages by Helene Williams, accompanied by the composer
at their wedding 7/14/02, viewable on YouTube here.
+oboe obbligato, prem. 6/20/13 by Helene Williams, composer, and Robert Salzman
viewable on YouTube here.
2) Yedid Nefesh arr. for mezzo, clarinet & piano of traditional Hebrew prayer PrC AMC
in Hebrew or English translation by the composer
words & melody by R. Eliezer Azikri (16th century)
arrangement commissioned by Marion Capriotti (6') Fall 1994
re-arr. by composer for soprano, violin & piano, 2010
prem. by Helene Williams, Herbert Feldman & composer
LICA concert, Plainview-Old Bethpage Library Dec. 19, 2010
repeat perf by them at Great Neck Library May 5, 2013, viewable here.
122. Symphony #1: A Harvard Sinfonietta in 4 movements
in memory of Harry Levin (15') PrC
scheduled to be premiered 6/3/96 by Boston Pops cancelled
[slow movement, completed in 1967,
was given reading by Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, 1968]
123. Sonnetina #9: Bill Kunstler on Corliss Lamont (3') voice & piano,
October, 1995 PrC AMC
Text: William M. Kunstler, June 3, 1995
prem. by Janis Sabatino Hills & composer, LICA concert@Adelphi Univ. Oct. 7, 1996
also performed by Helene Williams & composer, NCRRC, Tamiment Lib, NYU
June 19, 2008, in honor of Kunstler's widow, Marjorie Ratner Kunstler
124. The Double Image (poem by George Cornwell, 1975)
(3') voice & piano, 1995 PrC AMC
prem. Helene Williams & composer, Court Street Music, June 26, 2005
125. Suppose A Wedding one-act opera (53')
after Scene from a Play by Bernard Malamud, 4/96 PrC
concert prem. 9/2/96 International Jewish Arts Festival of Long Island,
Suffolk YM-YWHA, Commack
co-sponsored by LICA, Puffin Foundation,
East End Arts Council-NYFA SOS Grant;
staged prem. 6/1/97
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Manhattan
with Ronald Edwards (Maurice Feuer), Lucy Sorlucco (Florence Feuer),
Benjamin Spierman (Leon Singer), Janis Sabatino Hills (Adele Feuer), and Joel Ackerman (Ben Glickman)
posted on YouTube complete and as follows:
Part 1 (Feuer, Leon)
Part 2 (Feuers)
Part 3 (Feuers)
Part 4 (Ensemble)
soprano,mezzo,character tenor,high baritone,male one-liner, piano/orch
publ.: Theodore Presser (as part of trilogy, Tales of Malamud)
intermezzo between Idiots First, op. 37 and Karla, op. 38 or independent work
includes
a. "The Rabbi and the Rich Man" or "The Parable of the Mirror," (op. 116)
based on a fable in the public domain (2'15")
b. Leon's Arietta (2'30")
126. A Harvard Hero For Our Time (words by composer)
(3') voice & pno, 1996 PrC AMC
prem. by composer, Sanders Theater, Harvard, June 6, 1996
also performed 1/18/98 at Merrick Library LICA concert
honoring 80th Birthday of J. Willard Roosevelt
127. The Vision of Chief Seathl (7') voice & pno, 1996 PrC AMC
prem. sung by Ronald Edwards accompanied by composer, NYU 10/27/97
also sung by William George, accompanied by composer, New Music NY 3/4&6/07
and again, accompanied by Sandra Joy, 2/16/08 in Vancouver, BC
and accompanied by composer, 6/11/13 Canadian Music Centre, Vancouver BC viewable on YouTube here.
128. Echo (Christina Rossetti) (3') for two voices a cappella, 1996 PrC AMC
prem. Kleine Szene, Saechsische Staatsoper, Dresden, Germany, 7/2/96
Helene Williams & Ronald Edwards
US prem. Adelphi University, 10/7/96
Janis Sabatino Hills & Ronald Edwards
also sung by Helene & Paul Sperry at Composers Concordance concert at NYU 5/27/04
129. Friday Evening Service (Trad. words in Hebrew & English)
(45') 1996 PrC AMC
for Cantor, SATB, Children's Choir, Organ/Pno
+ obbligato Fl., Cl., Harp, Cello
Prelude, A New Song(Shir Chadash)(Heb.&Eng.), Reader's Kaddish(Heb.),
Barchu(Heb.), Shma(Heb.), Mi Chamocha(Heb.), Hashkiveinu(Heb.orEng.),
V'Shamru(Heb.), Avot V'Imahot (Heb.[arr.]), Yism'chu (Heb.)(see op. 53 #1),
Zog nit keynmol (Yid.&Eng.[arr.]), Shalom Rav(Heb.) (with violin obbligato), Meditation,
May the Words(Eng.)(from Hannah - see op. 52A), Adoration(Eng.)(see op. 53 #2),
Kaddish Underscore (see op. 63), Lo Yisa Goi(Heb.[arr.]), Postlude
commissioned by North Shore Synagogue;
dedicated to Rabbi Daniel Fogel, prem. by Renee Coleson & NSS 4/11/97
incl. violin soloist: Nathaniel S. Lehrman

Mi Chamocha perf'd in Hebrew by Helene Williams & composer at piano
9/13/13 Yom Kippur Service at The Amsterdam, Port Washington, NY

Hashkiveinu publ. by Transcontinental;
perf'd in English by Helene Williams & Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus,
cond. from piano by composer, Temple Judea, Manhasset, 4/3/03, posted by amc.net here.
perf'd in Hebrew by Helene Williams, Faith Steinsnyder, David Perper, Charles Osborne
cond. from piano by composer, 8/16/09, 8/29/09, 8/8/10,
1/23/11 (Village Temple) posted on YouTube;
perf'd in Hebrew/English by Helene Williams with composer at piano
9/4/13 Rosh Hashonah Service at The Amsterdam. Port Washington, NY

V'Shamru perf'd as instrumental organ solo by Alan Sever
as wedding recessional, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue 7/14/2002
as solo by Helene Williams & composer at piano,
9/13/13 Yom Kippur Service at The Amsterdam, Port Washington, NY

Avot V'Imahot perf'd in Hebrew by Helene Williams with composer at piano
9/4/13 Rosh Hashonah Service (together with Zochreinu)
and 9/13/13 Yom Kippur Service at The Amsterdam, Port Washington, NY

May the Words perf'd by Helene Williams & composer at piano
9/13/13 Yom Kippur Service at The Amsterdam, Port Washington, NY

Shalom Rav perf'd by Helene Williams & composer at piano
with violin soloist Nathaniel S. Lehrman, 9/4/13 Rosh Hashonah Service at The Amsterdam. Port Washington, NY
129A. Mi Shebeirach PrC
prem. 7/3/97 at American Conference of Cantors/Guild of Temple Musicians convention at Huntington Hilton Hotel
by Faith Steinsnyder & David Perper (+Mi Chamocha, Hashkivenu(Eng.), V'Shamru, Shalom Rav)
also sung by them 8/16/09, 8/20/09, 8/8/10,
their perf of Jan. 23, 2011 posted on YouTube;
prem. of solo version: Janis Sabatino Hills, Malverne Community Presbyterian Church 10/19/97
also sung by Helene Williams (posted on YouTube) at 9/4/13 Rosh Hashonah Service and 9/13/13 Yom Kippur Service at The Amsterdam, Port Washington, NY
prem. of choral version: North Shore Synagogue Choir, Malverne Church 11/15/98
choral version perf'd by Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus, cond. by composer,
Temple Judea, Manhasset 4/3/03; posted by amc.net here.
129B. Blessing & Prayer for Healing (Eng. tr. of Mi Sheibeirach)--for choir, 2009
prem. at United Methodist Church, Huntington; concert prem. there (LICA) 6/13/10;
also sung at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Castleton, Staten Island 9/12/10 & 11/28/10;
by Harvard College Class of 1971 Reunion Chorus, cond. by Rick Wilson, 9/23/11--posted on YouTube
and by Christ Lutheran Church Rosedale Choir at Queens Church Choir Festival, 4/30/16--posted on YouTube.
Solo version sung by Geraldine Lecessi, 6/2/12 Court St. Music
130. Shalom Rav (Heb.) for Two-Part Chorus (2') 1996 PrC AMC
130A. We Wish You Peace (English tr. by composer of op. 130) 3/01 PrC AMC
Round for Two-Part Chorus (div.) (2'00")
sung at services in Malverne, Babylon, Huntington, NY;
Wayne (10/24/07), Montclair (a cappella 10/26/08), Denville (10/24/10) NJ, 2001-10
Perf'd a cappella by Harvard Univ. Memorial Church Choir,
cond. by Christian Lane, Sept. 23, 2011--posted onYouTube
English translation by composer of Shalom Rav, op. 130 (1996)
131. Three Norman Rosten Songs (4') voice & pno, 1996 PrC AMC
prem. 4/30/97 Bkln Boro Hall
The First Smile - Kiss - Swing
132. For oyStEr BAy-EAst norwiCH puBliC liBrAry (2') PrC AMC
Dedicatory Piano Solo prem. 6/8/97
133. Suite for Cello & Piano (1997) for Suzanne Schanzer in memory of Benar & Olga Heifetz
PrC AMC
1. A Light in the Darkness (2'15") after op. 73 #1
2. The Shepherd (3'30") after op. 89
3. Thanatos (2'00") after op. 77
4. Eros (3'00") after op. 76
5. The Definition (2'00") after op. 111
6. The Moon (4'00") after op. 115A, viewable on video here;
7. The Painted Veil (5'00") after op. 14
8. Night (1'00") after op. 41
9. Thinking of You (2'30") after op. 121 #1, viewable on video here;
10. Don't Ask (3'00") after op. 62
11. One Day (3'00") after op. 61 #7
12. A Blessing (2'00") after op. 129A
Total Estimated time: 33'15"
#1-6 and 7-12 may be performed as Suites #1 and 2. Timings: 16'45" & 16'30".
Entire Suite prem. by Mark Homburg & composer
at Metropolitan Synagogue on Yom Kippur, 2014;
repeated (and recorded) by them on Yom Kippur, 2015
134. The Progressive (3') poem by Julia Cooney in honor of Theodore Roosevelt (P.D.) PrC AMC
world prem. by soprano Helene Williams & composer at the piano
1/18/98 LICA Concert honoring J. Willard Roosevelt's 80th birthday at Merrick Library
135. The Stairway (2') a round for Pete Seeger, Apr. 25, 1998 PrC AMC
prem. Malverne Community Presbyterian Church June 14, 1998 (& Nov. 15, 1998)
NYC prem. by Mendelsohn Men's Choir 5/12/15
136. may i feel (E.E. Cummings) (3') duet for male & female voices & piano; PrC AMC
prem. Helene Williams & composer, Eastover, Lenox, Mass. June 24, 1998;
Ronald Edwards, Janis Sabatino Hills & composer, Bryant Library (LICA) Nov. 1, 1998
137. Emily Dickinson Song Cyclette (3 x 1') for voice & piano, 5/98 PrC AMC prem. LICA 2/99
I Felt a Cleaving (#937) - I'm Nobody (#288) - Wild Nights (#249)
recorded on Capstone #CPS-8667: Helene Williams sings More Songs of Love
posted by amc.net--click on individual titles
138. Faith (James Baldwin) (3') for solo voice or chorus & piano PrC AMC
choral prem. Malverne Community Presbyterian Church, 11/15/98;
solo prem. by Helene Williams & composer, Hofstra (LICA) 1/17/99
also sung by Faith Steinsnyder, w/composer at pno,
at Lehrman/Osborne 60th Birthday Concerts:
8/16/09, 8/20/09, 8/8/10, 1/23/11 (posted on YouTube)
139. I Am in the Middle Of the World (Grace Herman) (3') for soprano & piano PrC AMC 12/98
prem. by Helene Williams & composer, Great Neck House, Mar. 14, 2004
also perf'd by them at Long Beach Public Library 3/28/04
recording posted by amc.net here.
140. Alphabetical Song (text by composer) (1') for voice & piano PrC AMC
prem. 8/20/99 Bryant Library (LICA) by Helene Williams & composer
video viewable here; inspired by & written as complement to Daniel Dorff's "Two Alphabetical Songs"
video viewable here.
141. That Voice (text by George Eliot from Armgart)(2'30")
for soprano & piano PrC AMC
prem. by Monica Harte & Kenneth Merrill, Manhattan School of Music, 9/25/01
142. The Golem [Sonnetina #10] (text: Sonnetina by Alex Skovron) for voice & piano 6/00 (3') PrC AMC
prem. by Helene Williams & composer at Composer/Performer Roundtable,
Music Library Association convention at Grand Hyatt Hotel, NYC 2/22/01
incorporated into op. 149 [#4]
143. Six Duettinos for 2 Violins
(based on opp. 12, 128, 60, 130, 56; orig.) (ea. c. 3') PrC AMC
commissioned by & dedicated to Marilyn Siegel Smith,
Sept.-Oct. 2000; Mar. 2001
144. My Thoughts Will Not Rest (Meine Gedanken Wollen Nicht Ruhen)
for solo voice a cappella (c. 3')
Autumn 2000
German text by "Charles" (Karlheinz Schulze-Michels) in memory of Franz Pindorfer
English text by the composer PrC AMC
145. What Can I Give? (Christina Rossetti)
2-part canon with accompaniment (+optional bells) PrC AMC (c. 2')
for the Malverne Community Presbyterian Church Junior Choir
prem. by them 12/17/00
prem. (& recorded) with bells, St. George's Church, Hempstead 12/10/06
146. The Booby Trap or Off Our Chests
musical with texts by Sydney Ross Singer & composer
on the link between bras & breast cancer
for 2 men, 2 women, and a piano (and optional cello),
based on A Little Breast Play
by Singer & Soma Grismaijer, Dec. 2000-Jan. 2001
Barbie Blues - Baby Breasts - The Boobs Blues - Silicone Sal - Breast Play -
Quartet: Pillow Talk - The Test - Working It Out - Stuffed Bras (Off Our Chests)
ea. 3-5' PrC AMC
concert prem. (of all but Quartet) Golden Fleece Ltd., Theater 22, 5/13/01
broadcast on Manhattan Neighborhood Network Ch. 34 2/22/02 2:10-2:30pm, 2/26/02 7:40-8pm
full concert prem. Eastern Naturist Gathering, Eastover, Lenox, Mass. 8/23/01
added numbers, for Eastern Naturist Festival, Empire Haven, Moravia NY
8/11/05 (and subsequent performances):
Overture - Doctors - Think Pink - Pusher Bra - Fiji -
It's Tough Bein' a Tittie Today - A Break -
The Trouble with Breasts - Bras, Not Genes
written for & performed by Helene Williams, Cary Bair,
Peter Kacalanos/Leonard Lehrman, Sarvamangala/Susan Blake/Kathryn Wieckhorst
additional performance dates & venues
[in May during "'Prevention Is the Cure' Week"]:
5/19/06 PeaceSmiths, United Methodist Church, Amityville NY [SB]
5/19/07 United Methodist Church, Islip NY [SB]
8/10/07 Eastern Naturist Festival, Empire Haven, Moravia NY [SB}
Posted on YouTube as follows:
Doctors (Ensemble)
The Breast Cancer Industry Wants You to Think Pink (Susan, Helene, Cary)
Barbie Blues (Susan)
Baby Breasts (Susan & Helene)
Boobs Blues (Helene)
Pusher Bra (Cary & Susan)
Fiji (Leonard & Helene)
Silicone Sal (Cary)
A Little Breast Play (Susan, Helene, Leonard)
It's Tough Bein' A Tittie (Cary +Susan & Helene)
A Break (Helene +Susan)
Quartet: Pillow Talk (Cary & Helene, Susan & Leonard)
The Test(Helene, then Leonard & Susan)
Bras, Not Genes (Cary & Susan)
Working It Out (Helene + Ensemble)
Stuffed Bras (Susan, Helene, Ensemble)
Susan Blake on The Message

8/12/07 Ithaca Commons, NY Green Fest [SB]
8/25/07 Custer Institute, Southold NY [SB]
5/17/08 WomanSpace, Great Neck Senior Center [KW]
Posted on YouTube as follows:
Overture
Doctors
The Breast Cancer Industry Wants You to Think Pink
Barbie Blues
Baby Breasts
Boobs Blues
Pusher Bra
Fiji
Silicone Sal
A Little Breast Play
It's Tough Bein' A Tittie
A Break
Pillow Talk
The Trouble With Breasts
The Test
Bras, Not Genes
Working It Out
Stuffed Bras
Introduction of & Remarks by Prof. Scott Carlin

10/20/08 Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck NJ [KW]
---during Breast Cancer Awareness Month
147. Naked Verses, cycle of 5 songs (ea. 1-5') for voice & piano, 2/01
PrC AMC based on poetry by the volume of that title, edited by Bern Loibl
1) Why (Lois Ann Horowitz)
2) Fascion (Stephen Van Eck)
3) In the Nude (Gene Peacock, Jr.)
4) What Is A Leer? (Melissa Pinol)
5) Try (Lois Ann Horowitz)
prem. by Helene Williams, Cary Bair, Sarvamangala, Peter Kacalanos,
with composer at the piano, Eastover, Lenox, Mass. 8/23/01
#2-5 also (a cappella) at Sydney Naturally, 1/19/02; #3 broadcast on Australian Radio;
arr. w/oboe obbligato, prem. Empire Haven, Aug. 1, 2013, viewable on YouTube here.
148. Sacco and Vanzetti
three-act opera begun but left unfinished by Marc Blitzstein (1959-1963),
commissioned by Ford Foundation, optioned by Metropolitan Opera
PrC AMC 2 hr. 45 min.
completed 1978-Feb. 2001; publ. Theodore Presser
First complete performances in concert with piano at
The White Barn Theatre, Westport CT, Aug. 17-19, 2001
with Gregory Mercer, James Sergi, Monica Harte, Helene Williams,
Tara Venditti, Tammy Hensrud, Steven Tharp, Mark Wolff,
Lars Woodul, Robert Osborne, directed by Donald Saddler,
conducted by Leonard Lehrman
with Leonard Lehrman & Michael Pilafian at the piano.
Posted on YouTube as follows:
Act I Scene 1 Prologue
Act I Scene 2 Sacco's Home, 1920
Act I Scene 3 Pt1 Garage
Act I Scene 3 Pt2 Arrest
[Act I Scene 4 was cut.]
Act I Scene 5 Pt1 Police Station
Act I Scene 5 Pt2 D.A. Katzmann's Monolog
Act I Scene 6 Pt1 First Prison Visit
Act I Scene 6 Pt2 Act I Quartet Finale
Act II Scenes 1&2 Memorial Day Parade, Court
Act II Scene 3 Prison
Act II Scene 4 Court
Act II Scene 5 Pt1 incl. Sacco's "The Whole Shoe"
Act II Scene 5 Pt2 incl. Sacco's "With A Woman To Be"
Act III Scenes 1&2 Appeals, Books
Act III Scene 3 Sentencing, 1927
Act III Scene 4 Vanzetti's Statement
Act III Scene 5 Pts1-4 Gov. Fuller
Act III Scene 5 Pts5&6 + Scene 6 Pts1-6 incl. Mary Donovan; Gov. Dukakis (1977)

Excerpts (listed below) #1-5 published by Boosey & Hawkes in
The Marc Blitzstein Songbook--#1 in v.1; #2-5 in v.2; #8 in v.3;
1) Sacco's Act II Aria, "With A Woman to Be,"
based, by Blitzstein, on a fragment from his Reuben Reuben,
prem. 4/19/64 by Luigi Alva with orchestra conducted by Leonard Bernstein;
also 4/28/85 by Charles Walker, conducted by Michael Barrett.
2) Sacco-Rosa Act II Duet (2'04")
prem. by Ronald Edwards, Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman at
Jean Cocteau Repertory Theater, Bowery, Manhattan, 9/16/00
broadcast on Cablevision Channel 70, Aug. 14 & 15, 2001
3) Vanzetti's Last Statement (3'07")
completed by Leonard Lehrman, prem. 3/2/95 at Medicine Show, Manhattan
broadcast on Cablevision Channel 70, Aug. 14 & 15, 2001
4) Vanzetti's First Aria (2'29")
completed by Leonard Lehrman, prem. 8/2/00 by Ronald Edwards & Leonard Lehrman
at Cherubini Conservatory, Florence, Italy
5) Sacco's "The Whole Shoe" Aria (5'11")
completed by Leonard Lehrman, prem. 8/2/00 by Ronald Edwards & Leonard Lehrman
at Cherubini Conservatory, Florence, Italy
6) Sacco-Mrs. Evans Duet
music based on "Be With Me" and "Such A Little While"
from Blitzstein's Reuben Reuben, completed by Leonard Lehrman 8/00
7) Sacco-Rosa-Vanzetti Trio
aka known as Torremaggiore-Villafalletto Trio;
also as Torremaggiore Duet, written & premiered in Torremaggiore
by Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman, Aug. 7, 2000;
music based on "The Hills of Amalfi" (1'45"-2'00")
from Blitzstein's Reuben Reuben, completed by Leonard Lehrman 8/00
7A) arr. of Trio for 2 Violins & Piano, 2011
8) Mary Donovan's Aria
music inspired by "Hymn" from Blitzstein's Juno
completed by Leonard Lehrman 1/01, prem. by Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman
at Composer/Performer Roundtable, Music Library Association convention,
Grand Hyatt, N.Y. City, 2/22/01 & NCRRC, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 6/19/01
9) Act I Quartet Finale
music derived in part from "Have Yourself A Night"
from Blitzstein's Reuben Reuben, completed by Leonard Lehrman 8/00
10) Memorial Day Parade (1'37")
music based on Blitzstein's setting of Alfred Hayes's "Into the Streets May First"
11) Thompson's Act III Aria, "Secrets" - music by Leonard Lehrman

#1 recorded by Ronald Edwards & Leonard Lehrman on Premier PRCD #1005.
#2-5 recorded by Gregory Mercer, Helene Williams and James Sergi
with Leonard Lehrman at the piano, Original Cast Records OC 4441.
#1-9 performed by them at Hewlett-Woodmere Library 3/3/02;
Great Neck Library 6/9/02; Puffin Cultural Forum 6/23/02;
Sky Room, Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington 10/10/02
#1, 7 & 10 recorded by Cameron Smith, Lars Woodul, Helene Williams,
and Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus, cond. by Leonard Lehrman at piano,
Original Cast Records OC 6127
149. An Australian Odyssey
PrC
song cycle for soprano & piano on words by Australian poets (42'30")
for Helene, to Alex Skovron
1 Love Sonnet #9 (Edith Speers) (1'15") [Sonnetina #11]
2 I Remember (Jacob Rosenberg) (2'00") [Sonnetina #12]
3 No More Boomerang (Oodgeroo Noonuccal) (2'20")
4 The Golem (Alex Skovron) (2'50")[op. 142, Sonnetina #10]
5 Fugue (Alison Croggon) (2'05")
6 Credo (Alex Skovron) (2'50") [Sonnetina #13]
7 Missing Him (Jordie Albiston) (1'30")
8 After Babel (Peter Goldsworthy) (1'30")
9 Our Love Is So Natural (Judith Wright) (2'35")
10 A Strange Bird (Michael Dransfield) (1'10")
11 Antipodean Heads (John Forbes) (1'50")
12 Europe, Endless (John Forbes) (1'15")
13 Crosstalk (John Tranter) (2'10")
14 Erstwhile (Chris Wallace-Crabbe) (2'40")
15 fairytale (Ania Walwicz) (8'25")
16 Portrait (Judith Wright) (1'40")
17 Woman's Song (Judith Wright) (2'30")
[17A. arr. for SAA, 12/2010]
18 Equatorial (Ian McBryde) [3'15" + bows]
prem. of #2 by Effie Apelast-Weinberg & composer, CAMI Hall Oct. 23, 2001
prem. of entire cycle by Helene Williams & composer, Bryant Library, Roslyn, Dec. 2, 2001
and at Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran, Melbourne, Australia, Jan. 5, 2002
excerpts: #2 also performed at Theodor Herzl Club, North Caulfield, Melbourne Dec. 31, 2001
#1, 2, 11, 12, 13 & 15 at Hakoah Club, Bondi, Sydney Jan. 9, 2002
#1 & 3 (a cappella) at Sydney Naturally Jan. 19, 2002
+ Melbourne radio broadcasts:
#1 & 9 "Curtain Up" 3CR with John Gunn, Dec. 30, 2001
#1 & 3 3AK with Brett de Hoedt, Dec. 30, 2001
#9 & 3 3MBS-FM with Susan Batten, Jan. 5, 2002
#15 & 3 also performed at Jan Hus Playhouse, NYC, Apr. 27, 2008
on program co-sponsored by Vox Novus & Remarkable Theatre Brigade  
150. Life Is A Gift (1'15") for 3-part chorus, Oct. 14, 2001
PrC
text based on Presybterian Church Confession of 1967
prem. by Malverne Community Presbyterian Church Choir, Nov. 2001
and by ecumenical community choir at Thanksgiving service, Nov. 21, 2001
Church-in-the Garden, Garden City Feb. 17, 2013; broadcast Feb. 24, 2013; viewable on YouTube here.  
151. A Cereal Christmas Carol (1'00") for voice(s) and accompaniment, Dec. 2001
text by composer
PrC
prem. at American Composers Forum NY Chapter Christmas party, Dec. 15, 2001  
152. A Dream Deferred (Langston Hughes) for voice and piano (1'30")
PrC
prem. by Helene Williams & composer Apr. 14, 2002
at Queens College Langston Hughes Centennial
Perf by them at NY Green Fest Aug. 6, 2011 posted on YouTube;
Also perf by Nicole Mitchell & composer, LICA, LIU-Post, Apr. 1, 2012 also posted on YouTube
153. Seven Wedding Blessings (in English) for tenor and organ (3'00")
PrC
prem. by Charles Osborne & Allen Sever
July 14, 2002, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
viewable on YouTube here.  
154. Jewish Haiku (5'33")
twelve 3-line settings for baritone, soprano & piano/orchestra:
In the Beginning - Manhood - Nature - Rain - Weather - Death
Elijah - Mantra - Fish - Wandering - The Score - After All
PrC
prem. 8/22/02 Cary Bair, Helene Williams, Leonard Lehrman (piano), Bob Salzman (bar hn)
Eastern Naturist Gathering, Eastover Resort, Lenox, Mass.
Perfs by Charles Osborne, Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman (piano)
8/16/09, 8/20/09, 8/8/10, 1/23/11-posted on YouTube
and by Helene & Leonard alone June 18, 2011--posted on YouTube  
155. Two Abel Meeropol Rounds
PrC
1. The Purple Couch (2 parts)(1'00")
2. If All of the Papers (3 parts)(1'20")
prem. by Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus, Queens College, Feb. 23, 2003
recorded on Original Cast Recordings CD 6055 The Abel Meeropol Centennial Concert
posted by amc.net here: #1 #2.  
156. Eve (text: Abel Meeropol) (1'22")
PrC
duet for soprano and tenor;
prem. by Helene Williams & Gregory Mercer, Queens College, Feb. 23, 2003
recorded on Original Cast Recordings CD 6055 The Abel Meeropol Centennial Concert
posted by amc.net here.
Perf by Benjamin Spierman & Hannah Rosenbaum Aug. 20, 2009 posted on YouTube  
157. Sonnet to Anne [Sonnetina #14] (text: Abel Meeropol) (2'48")
PrC
for soprano and piano
prem. by Helene Williams and Leonard Lehrman, Queens College, Feb. 23, 2003
recorded on Original Cast Recordings CD 6055 The Abel Meeropol Centennial Concert
posted by amc.net here.  
158. The Wooing, one-act opera for SATB (24'07")
PrC
libretto by Lewis Allan (Abel Meeropol) after Chekhov's Medved'
prem. by Helene Williams, Tara Venditti, Gregory Mercer, Gregory Rahming
conducted by Leonard Lehrman, Queens College, Feb. 23, 2003
recorded on Original Cast Recordings CD 6055 The Abel Meeropol Centennial Concert
posted by amc.net here.  
159. I Went Looking for My Soul (text: "Castor Oil" by Charles Bernstein)
for soprano-tenor duet & piano 2'30"
PrC
prem. by Helene Williams, Paul Sperry, and composer, May 27, 2004
Composers Concordance concert at NYU
 
160. Fanfare, Summer 2003 (15") for 2 trumpets and 2 trombones
PrC
 
161. the girl with sea in her hair (George Wallace) (3'00")
PrC
Oct. 2003
prem. by Helene Williams & composer, Great Neck House, Mar. 14, 2004
also perf'd by them at Long Beach Public Library 3/28/04
recording posted by amc.net here.  
162. Yellow Cabs (Rosalie Calabrese) (1'30")
PrC
Oct. 2003
prem. by Helene Williams & composer, Great Neck House, Mar. 14, 2004
also perf'd by them at Long Beach Public Library 3/28/04
recording posted by amc.net here
163. America: A Prophecy (William Blake) (5'00") for voice & piano Oct. 2003
PrC
prem. by Helene Williams & composer, "Songs of Love & War" concert,
Jan. 21, 2007 Jericho Library; Feb. 4, 2007 Bryant Library, Roslyn
 
164. A Coat (William Butler Yeats) (1'30") for voice & piano
PrC
Oct. 2003
prem. by Helene Williams & composer, Sunsport Gardens, Loxahatchee FL Jan. 9, 2004
arr. w/oboe obbligato, prem. Empire Haven, Aug. 1, 2013, viewable on YouTube here.  
165. Where Is the Song of the Artist on Long Island? (George Wallace & composer) (3'07") for SATB chorus & piano
PrC
Nov. 2003
prem. by Oceanside Chorale, accompanied by composer, Oceanside Library, Dec. 5, 2004
performed by MPC 4/27/13 LIU-Post, 5/5/13 Great Neck Library
165A. Where Is the Song of the Artist on Long Island? (George Wallace & composer) (3'07") for solo voice & piano
PrC
Nov. 2003
prem. by Helene Williams & composer, Northport Library, July 23, 2004
 
166. Not in a Silver Casket (Edna St. Vincent Millay) (2'00") for soprano & piano
PrC
Mar. 2004
prem. by Helene Williams & composer, Northport Library, July 23, 2004
perf. at Court Street Music, Jan. 13, 2017, viewable on YouTube here.  
167. Hill in Oyster Bay (Fay Slavin (Greenspan)) (2'40") for soprano & piano
for Helene - and Norman
PrC
Apr. 2004
prem. by Helene Williams & composer, Northport Library, July 23, 2004
 
168. Brando Credo (on text by Marlon Brando) (2'15") for voice & piano
PrC
prem. by Helene Williams & composer,
Northeast Naturist Festival, Empire Haven, Moravia NY Aug. 7, 2004
168A. arr. w/oboe obbligato, prem. Empire Haven, Aug. 1, 2013 viewable on YouTube here.
168B. new title: Looking at the Stars, arr. for woodwind quintet, Aug. 2013;
prem. Oct. 20, 2013, Monmouth Winds, LICA at Centerport Planetarium, w/NASA visuals
169. Second Inaugural (text from Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address) (2'00")
PrC
for SATB & keyboard
prem. Christ Church Babylon Feb. 13, 2005;
also performed & recorded by Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus, 2006
Wooster College Chorus Feb. 12, 2009,
and conducted by Michael Teolis, Chicago, Feb. 15, 2010
performed by MPC 4/27/13 LIU-Post, 5/5/13 Great Neck Library; 10/9/17 Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington
(always together with op. 208).
170. Hold Fast to Dreams (Langston Hughes) for SATB chorus & piano/organ PrC (2'30") 6/05
prem. Christ Church Babylon Oct. 2, 2005 for Daniel Pearl World Music Days
Perf by Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus, cond. by composer at the piano Aug. 20, 2009 posted on YouTube
171. Threescore Years Ago (3'00") PrC for Voice(s) & Accompaniment (8/05);
prem.by Helene Williams & composer Aug. 28, 2005
at L.I. Supports Cindy Sheehan Benefit Concert,
Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, NY
Broadcast by Bob Sherman on "Woody's Children," WFUV Jan. 8, 2006, sung by composer
172. Pentatonic Prelude - for Jasmine (Choi) - piano solo 2'30" Oct. 2005 PrC
prem. Court Street Music June 17, 2006
173. The Pentatonic Pentateuch - for Kaitlin & Geoffrey Kirsner - piano duet 2'45" Oct. 2005 PrC
prem. Jasmine Choi & composer, Court Street Music June 16, 2007
also by Avraham Sternklar & composer, LICA Concert at Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, Dec. 19, 2010
174. For Keysha [Nembhard] piano solo (1') Dec. 2, 2005 PrC - unperformed
renamed & rededicated "For Cheyenne" [Ali] 2013;
prem. by her, Court St. Music 6/29/13; viewable on YouTube here.
175. Three Pieces for Piano Duet
#1 Scaling the Heights, piano duet (1') for Chris & Karen Gustave, Feb. 1, 2006 PrC
prem. Court Street Music, June 17, 2006
also at LICA Concert, Freeport Apr. 3, 2011 by Karen with Lloyd Tanedo
#2 Climbing Down, piano duet (1') for Chris & Karen Gustave, Mar. 14, 2006 PrC
prem. Court Street Music, June 17, 2006
also at LICA Concert, Freeport Apr. 3, 2011 by Karen with Lloyd Tanedo
#3 Up Again, piano duet (1') for Chris & Karen Gustave, May 2006 PrC
prem. Court Street Music, June 17, 2006
also at LICA Concert, Freeport Apr. 3, 2011 by Karen with Lloyd Tanedo
and again at Court Street Music by them, June 12, 2011--posted on YouTube
176. Midnight Muse (Estela Eaton)(3'30") Feb. 4, 2006 PrC for Soprano & Piano
prem. by Helene Williams & composer, Court Street Music, 6/27/10,
viewable here on YouTube
177. The Piper (Karen Euler) (3'00") Apr. 14, 2006 PrC for SATB Chorus, Keyboard & Flute
prem. Christ Church Babylon, June 4, 2006
178. When Moshiach Comes (Lawrence Bush) (3'30") May 8, 2006 PrC for Voice & Piano
prem. by Helene Williams & composer, 5/6/07 Queens College; 5/10/07 Tamiment Library -
both in honor of the Morris Schappes Centenary
179. Hillel Tripartite Mantra (4-part round) (1') in Hebrew & English PrC July 6, 2006 (Mykonos)
2-part version sung in Rosh Hashonah service at The Amsterdam 9/4/13
watchable on YouTube here.
180. What Is God?: An End to War - Ode from Euripides' Helen (2'30") PrC
in Greek or in English tr. by composer (with thanks to Elizabeth Horton & Paul Rapoport)
Autumn 2006 PrC
prem. by Helene Williams, Gregory Mercer & composer, "Songs of Love & War" concert,
Jan. 21, 2007 Jericho Library; Feb. 4, 2007 Bryant Library, Roslyn;
Feb. 17, 2007 People's Voice Cafe, Workmen's Circle, Manhattan

181. Sonnetina #15 (setting of Shakespeare's Sonnet #29):
"When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes"
3/07 PrC
for SMMTTB (2'10"); prem. by New Music New York, St. Peter's Citicorp, May 1, 2007

181A. Sonnetina #15 (setting of Shakespeare's Sonnet #29):
"When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes" for soprano & piano (2'10") PrC
(solo version - for Helene) prem. Court Street Music recital 6/16/07
perf. at Canadian Music Centre 6/11/13 viewable on YouTube here.

182. Cascadilla Falls (A.R. Ammons) 3'00" (to Helene) for soprano & piano PrC 3-4/07
prem. Court Street Music recital June 16, 2007

183. Why I Choose Nude Recreation (Michael J. Cooney) for Cary Bair (1'35")
prem. by him & composer, Northeast Naturist Festival, Empire Haven, Moravia NY Aug. 10, 2007
posted on YouTube here
PrC

184. Conspiritor Reality (Kim Rich & composer) (3'10")- part of projected opera: ALGER
prem. by Helene Williams & composer, Tamiment Library, NYU June 13, 2007 NCRRC
choral version prem. by members of Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus
and New York City Labor Chorus, Local 802, June 17, 2010
PrC
viewable here on YouTube.

185. Shadow Love (Heinrich Heine: Schattenliebe (tr. Emma Lazarus)) PrC
for tenor & piano - for Peter Shea -
prem. by him & pianist Elise Jackendoff, 10/28/07 Cambridge MA

186. Long Island Songs of Seasoned Women
PrC (25'10")
for Helene, in memory of Susan Blake, Nov.-Dec. 2007
1. The Naked Eye (Patti Tana) (1'48")
2. Eve's Song (Sally Ann Drucker) (1'36")
3. The Wife of God II (Susan Astor) (2'37")
4. Long Island Is Just Not Long Enough (3'00")(Marcia McNair)
5. Double Nickels I&II (Lynn Green) (4'15")
6. My Song (Lorraine Mund) (2'00")
7. What Is Sufficient (Pat Falk) (2'30")
8. Misplaced Memories (Margaret Dinzler Shaw) (3'50")
9. The Plot (Muriel Lilker) (1'00")
10. Post Humus (Patti Tana) (2'45")
#2-10 from the collection, Songs of Seasoned Women,
ed. Patti Tana, Quadrasoul, 2007
prem. of #4 by IJ Merenini & composer,
United Methodist Church of Huntington & Cold Spring Harbor, 2/10/08
and Cinema Arts Center, Huntington, 3/2/08;
also performed by Jeannine Otis & composer
at First Hofstra Conference on Suburban Diversity, 10/22/09;
prem. of whole cycle by Helene Williams, IJ Merenini & composer, Court Street Music, 6/7/08
Performance of #4 by IJ & Composer at Court Street Music, 6/27/10, viewable here on YouTube.
Performance of #6 by Helene Williams & Composer at Court Street Music, 6/12/11, viewable here on YouTube.

187. jorDAn wittEr - piano solo for Jordan Witter (1'), PrC
prem. by him, Court St. Music, 6/7/08; also 3/21/10
at LICA Concert of Music for Students, Freeport Memorial Library

188. Syracuse Variations - piano solo PrC (3')
prem. by composer, Society for New Music concert chez Helen Boatwright,
Fayetteville (Syracuse) NY 8/3/08

189. Listen (Walt Whitman) for soprano & piano, PrC
commissioned by Walt Whitman Project (7')
for Helene Williams, previewed chez Pehrson, NYCC party 12/08;
prem. Queens College, 4/19/09
also at Walt Whitman Birthplace, 15th Annual NYSCA Decentralization
Awards Ceremony, hosted by Huntington Arts Council, 2/8/12;
viewable on YouTube here.

190. ES & LJL - piano solo for Jordan Witter (1') PrC 3/7/09,
prem. by him, 6/27/09 Court St. Music; also 3/21/10
at LICA Concert of Music for Students, Freeport Memorial Library

191. Words and Music (William Austin) for voice & piano (3'48") PrC
prem. by Charles Osborne & LJL, 8/16/09 Lords Valley, PA; 8/20/09 Bryant Library, Roslyn
Perf 8/8/10 posted on YouTube

192. Jasmine Choi - piano solo - for Jasmine Choi (1') PrC 6/13/09,
prem. by her, 6/27/09 Court St. Music

193. Prayer of St. Francis - SAB - for United Methodist Church Huntington/Cold Spring Harbor,
to Rev. Warren Beaven, in memory of Dr. Sterrett P. Beaven 7/15/09 (2'30") PrC

193A. Prayer of St. Francis, for solo voice & piano or organ
in higher key (D) PrC for Helene
prem. June 13, 2010 by Helene Williams & composer,
LICA concert at United Methodist Church Huntington/Cold Spring Harbor;
prem. in lower key (C) PrC by Geri Lecessi & composer,
Court Street Music, June 12, 2011

194. If (Rudyard Kipling) for SATB & piano (6') PrC Aug. 2-12, 2009
to my Dad, for Helene, Faith & Charles
read (& recorded) 8/12/09 by Helene Williams, Faith Steinsnyder, Charles Osborne & LJL
premiered by Helene, Faith, David Perper, Charles & LJL Jan. 23, 2011
at The Village Temple - repeat of Joint 60th Birthday Concert(s) of 2009-10
viewable on YouTube here.

194A. If (Rudyard Kipling) for solo voice & piano (6') PrC Aug. 2-12, 2009

195. Meditation for 2 Pianists - 4 Hands or 2 Pianos (2-3') PrC Aug. 2009
for Marcio Bezerra & Estibaliz Gastesi in memory of Terry Winter Owens
prem. by them, 3/19/10, Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL
viewable on YouTube here,
also performed by them, 7/18/10, Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo, Brazil

196. For roBErt voiSEy (1') PrC solo piano piece for Rob Voisey's 40th birthday
prem. originally scheduled 12/8/09, Christ & St. Stephens Church, Manhattan;
premiered at Court Street Music, June 27, 2010

197. Suite #2 for String Quartet: Remembrance (Dec. 2010) 10' PrC
1) I Remember (in memoriam Jacob Rosenberg, 1922-2008, Lodz Ghetto survivor)(2')
[see op. 149 #2]
2) Hitler in Hameln: The Honorary Citizen (after Henryk M. Broder)(3')
[see op. 79 #5]
3) I'd Like to Go Away Alone (after Alena Synkova, 1926- , Terezin survivor)(2')
[see op. 105 ]
4) From 6 Million Nameless Graves (after Edith Segal (1902-1997) & Hirsh Glik)(3')
prem. by Motyl String Quartet, LICA concert at
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Manhattan, Nov. 9, 2011
also previewed by them at Kupferberg Holocaust Center,
Queensborough Community College, Nov. 6, 2011-watchable on YouTube here.

197A. Suite: Remembrance (Mar. 2011) for piano 4 hands (10') PrC
for Márcio Bezerra & Estibaliz Gastesi; premiered by them
at Univ. of Minnesota, Duluth, Apr. 14, 2011;
Palm Beach Atlantic Univ., Boca Raton FL Mar. 22, 2012-viewable on YouTube here.
Repeat performance in Duluth, Mar. 21, 2016, posted here.

198. Musical Chairs (Carol Miller [1957-2004]) (3'30") PrC Mar. 2011; for Helene
prem. by Helene Williams & composer, Court Street Music, June 12, 2011
viewable on video here.

199. Russian Study - piano solo (2') PrC for Karen Gustave, May 2011;
prem. by her, Court Street Music, June 12, 2011

200. Theme & Variations: SCottEtAnFEinEr for piano 4 hands:
Allegro ma non troppo, Poco scherzando, Quasi barcarolle, Rapsodico,
Scherzando ancora, Waltz, Farandole, Balkanesca, Fuga: Allegretto (ma non troppo)
prem. by Scott Etan Feiner & composer, Court Street Music, June 12, 2011 (5'20") PrC
viewable on YouTube here.

201. Republicans (text by composer) (3') PrC inspired by but not based on
"Barry's Boys" (1964) by Jean Reizner
prem. by Helene Williams & composer, Kutsher's, Monticello NY June 18, 2011
viewable on YouTube here.
201A. update: The One Percent
prem. by Helene Williams & composer Aug. 1 & 3, 2012
Naturist Cabarets at La Pommerie & Empire Haven
viewable on YouTube here.

202. Let America Be America Again (9') PrC (Langston Hughes) Aug. 2011; for Voice & Piano;
prem. Jan. 15, 2012 Patrice Eaton & Mimi Stern-Wolfe, Downtown Music Productions, St. Marks-in-the Bowery,
viewable on YouTube here;
Apr. 1, 2012 Nicole Mitchell & composer, LICA, C.W. Post College, Long Island University

203. Harvard-Radcliffe Reflections (3'21") PrC Organ Postlude
for Harvard & Radcliffe College Class of 1971 40th Reunion Memorial Service
prem. by composer, Harvard Memorial Church, Cambridge MA Sept. 23, 2011
posted as soundfile with visual stills on YouTube and viewable here.

204. Prelude for Lloyd [lloyD CHriStopHEr Dy-tAnEDo] (1'06") PrC
for solo piano, Dec. 2011--unperformed

205. Wild Roses (Jud Newborn)(3') PrC for soprano & piano, May 2012
prem. Helene Williams & composer, Court Street Music, June 2, 2012
viewable on video here.

206. The Man Who Controls the Drones (Joel Shatzky)(3') PrC for voice & piano
--with optional chorus, June 20, 2012;
prem. by composer Aug. 1 & 3, 2012 Naturist Cabarets at La Pommerie & Empire Haven
viewable on YouTube here

207. Politicians' Polka (words by Richard & Gloria Rinderman) (2'30") PrC
prem. by Helene Williams & composer Aug. 1 & 3, 2012
Naturist Cabarets at La Pommerie & Empire Haven,
viewable on YouTube here.

208. Abraham Lincoln: Bi-centennial of His Birth, Feb. 12, 2009
poem by Maxwell Corydon Wheat, Jr.; (3') PrC Summer 2012;
Set as solo prelude to choral setting of Second Inaugural, op. 169
prem. by Helene Williams & composer, LIU-Post, LICA concert, 4/27/13
Performed by them again at Great Neck Library, 5/5/13;
viewable on YouTube here
and again at Cinema Arts Centre, Oct. 9. 2017.

209. for Ben & Hannah (2') PrC piano piece on their names
(BEnjAmin jAmES SpiErmAn AnD HAnnAH AvivA roSEnBAum)
in honor of their wedding on Grand Isle, VT Sep. 30, 2012
prem. by composer, Burlington, VT Sep. 29, 2012
viewable on YouTube here.

210. The Robert Herrick Julia Poems (4'30") PrC for mixed chorus a cappella;
to Julie Morgan, for Harold Rosenbaum, Oct. 29, 2012
on the titles and first lines, in alphabetical order,
of the 38 Julia poems by Robert Herrick (1591-1674)

211. The Song Within (Sonnetina #16) (2'47") PrC; poem by John Gracen Brown
prem. by Helene Williams & composer, Northport Library Jan. 25, 2013
viewable on YouTube here.

212. Smiths of Peace (Maxwell Corydon Wheat, Jr.) (11') PrC
in memory of Susan June Blake (1953-2007), for Voice & Piano, for Helene;
prem. June 29, 2013, Court Street Music, viewable on video here.
public prem. at PeaceSmiths, Amityville, NY, Oct. 4, 2013
final section performed at Cinema Arts Centre memorial to Max & Susan Oct. 9, 2017

213. Too Close to Home: June 19, 1953 (Amber Rose), 1'30" PrC for Voice & Piano/Guitar
Oct. 2013; prem. at PeaceSmiths May 2, 2014; not recorded

214. In Memoriam: ArnolD roSnEr, organ solo for (commissioned by) Carson Cooman, 5'20" PrC Dec. 4, 2013
prem. by him at Harvard's Memorial Church, Aug. 3, 2014.
Two days earlier, he posted the soundtrack here.
Helene Williams videotaped the premiere, in the presence of the composer.

215. The National Security Rag (5'22") for voice(s) & piano PrC
lyrics by Joel Shatzky & composer, written as new opening number for op. 95B
but cut and premiered independently by Helene Williams & composer,
Musicians Club of NY, Liederkranz Hall, Apr. 4, 2014.
Preview at Sunsport, Mar. 7, 2014 viewable here.
Premiere viewable here.

216. A Woman's Meditation (Ruth F. Brin) for soprano & piano
for Helene, with thanks to David Brin (2'00") PrC
prem. Congregation Nahalat Shalom, Albuquerque, NM, Aug. 9, 2014

217. Variations for Violin & Piano on "Maid of Athens" (4'00") PrC
Melody by Nathaniel Lehrman; in memory of Emily R. Lehrman, Jan. 2015.
Theme, Tarantella, Tango, Berceuse (incorporating Manya's Lullaby from Sima)
prem. by Nat & Leonard Lehrman, Court St. Music, June 21, 2015

218. A Villanelle for Emily (Orel Odinov Protopopescu) (4'00") PrC, Mar. 2015;
prem. Helene Williams & composer, LICA, S. Huntington Library, May 31, 2015
also perf. by them June 21, 2015 at Court Street Music.
218A. A Woman of Valor (sad version) (Proverbs 31, CCAR tr.) (2'30") PrC
218B. A Woman of Valor (happier version) (Proverbs 31, CCAR tr.) (2'00") PrC
Opp. 218A&B prem. by Helene Williams & composer at Community Church, NYC, Mar. 18, 2015;
click on each title for link to YouTube video.
Also performed by them June 21, 2015 at Court Street Music recital:
sad version; happier version.

219. A Canon for Queens College (SATB) 1'30" PrC Apr. 2015
premiered by Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus at Queens College, Nov. 22, 2015

220. I Never Wear Black (Stephen Van Eck, 3/1/14) 2'00" PrC 6/12/15 for Voice & Piano - for Helene
prem. Northeast Naturist Festival, Moravia, NY, July 30, 2015.

221. Untitled (Galina Leybovich) PrC for voice & piano in Russian & in Eng. tr. by composer
for Helene Williams on her birthday, Oct. 11, 2015.
Poem dated Dec. 18, 2012; first appeared in Russian
in NY publication Yevreyskiy Mir (Jewish World) No. 11409, 3/27-4/3/20-14, p. 49.
Performed in Russian by Helene Williams & composer
5/30/16 in Valley Stream, 6/11/16 in Minsk, 6/16/16 in Vitebsk;
11/1/16, 11/2/16, 11/3/16 in Moscow; 11/6/16 Bobruisk; 2/28/17 Queens College.
Recorded July 1, 2017 at Dom Radio, St. Petersburg, Russia
Helene Williams, soprano; Vladimir Lande, cond.,
State Symphony Orchestra of St. Petersburg; released Jan. 13, 2017 on Ravello RR7951 CD
"Harmonize Your Spirit With My Calm" track 9 - #8 of "Eight Russian Songs."

222. The Triangle Fire one-act opera, libretto by Ellen Frankel.
39 numbers; 60-65 min. for 12 singers (SSMMAATTBarBarBB)
Premiered Sep. 4, 2016, American Labor Museum, Haledon, NJ,
and Sep. 11, 2016, Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck, NJ.
Go to the opera's website here for links to excerpts and full performance.
2017 performances: 3/5 Long Beach Public Library; 3/12 Community Church, Manhattan;
3/23 Home Box Office; 3/25 NYU
#25 Scene 2 [early version], Max-Kate Duet, premiered by Helene Williams & composer,
at Midwinter Naturist Festival, Loxahatchee, FL, Feb. 14, 2016
#4 Margaret's Ghost performed by them at Lotus Club, Oct. 13, 2016

222. #4A Margaret's Ghost (2') arr. for violin & piano;

222. #4B Margaret's Ghost (2') arr. for oboe or English horn & piano;
prem. June 5, 2016 on English horn by Terry Keevil + pianist, LICA, S. Huntington Library

223. miCHAEl (StEpHEn) Brown - solo pno pce for Michael Brown, Dec. 2015
(3'33") prem. May 22, 2016 by Michael Brown at LICA piano recital, Hewlett-Woodmere Library
Viewable on video here.

224. Lighten Up, Ludmila - a cheer-up song inspired by Tom Lehrer,
May-July 2016 (1'30"); prem. by Helene Williams & composer, Empire Haven, Aug. 5, 2016
Viewable on video here.
Also performed on Tom Lehrer Birthday Concert, Apr. 9, 2017 at Bethpage Library.

225. A Tom Lehreresque-Pete Seegeresque Song for Memorial Day, 2016
aka, Memorial Day Song, 2016 (1'20"); prem. by Helene Williams & composer, Empire Haven, Aug. 5, 2016
Viewable on video here.

226. Russian Suite for Cello & Piano, Oct. 2016
based on the 8 Russian Songs, recorded in St. Petersburg, Russia, July 1-2, 2016
prem. (& recorded) by Mark Humburg & composer, Metropolitan Synagogue, Oct. 12, 2016
8 movements (25'):
1) Benediction (cello unaccompanied) - see op. 43
2) Me & Russia (cello & piano) - see op. 80
3) Greeting (cello & piano - or cello & vibraphone) - see op. 42 #1
4) Krylov Quartet (cello & piano) - see op. 42 #2
5) Nightingale in a Dream (cello unaccompanied) - see op. 42 #3
6) My University (cello & piano) - see op. 25
7) Winter Morning (cello & piano) - see op. 86 #2
8) Untitled (cello & piano) - see op. 221

227. As the Woodbine Twines (Irving Abram) (2') for voice & piano, Nov. 2016
for Helene & Blanche in memory of Irv

228. kriStiAn FAjArDo (2'10") for solo piano; prem. by him & composer, Jan. 13, 2017, Court Street Music, Valley Stream
Prem. by him June 4, 2017 at Court Street Music
and in LICA concert at Hofstra, June 11, 2017.

229. The Hereafter (3'55") text by composer, inspired by Lou & Peter Berryman
for 2 voices & piano; prem. by composer & Helene Williams, Aug. 3, 2017 at Empire Haven, Moravia, NY