Works

Concert Music

Symphonic and Choral

Muscogee Hymn Suite
Symphonic Benediction for Orchestra, Children’s Chorus, Traditional Mvskoke Singer and Solo Baritone – 30′
Solo Bar. Solo Mvskoke Singer Children’s Chorus; 2(Alto/Pic.) 2 2(Bcl.) 2(Cbsn.) – 4 3 3 1; Timp. 2Perc. Hp. Str.
Commissioned by Tulsa Symphony.
Premiered June 11, 2017
Misha’ Sipokni’ (The Old Ground)
Oratorio for Solo Soprano, Solo Tenor, Solo Baritone, Chorus, Children’s Chorus and Orchestra – 40′
Solo Sop. Solo Ten. Solo Bar. Chorus Children’s Chorus; 2(Pic.) 2 3(Bcl.) 3(Cbsn.) – 4 2 3 1; Timp. 2Perc. Hp. Pno. Str.
Commissioned by Canterbury Voices.
Premiered October 7, 2016
Found Again
Song Cycle for Vocal Quartet and Piano (optional children’s chorus) – 25′
Commissioned by Words&Music.
Poetry by Joy Harjo.
Premiered April 9, 2016
Oka’ Aya’sha’ (The Water Place)
for Chorus, Woodwinds and Percussion – 30′
Chorus; 2(Pic./Alto) 2(E.H.) 2(Ebcl.) Bcl. 2 Cbsn.; 2Perc.
Commissioned by The University of Chicago, Dr. James Kallembach, Choral Director and Canterbury Voices, Dr. Randi Von Ellefson, Artistic Director.
Premiered February 28, 2015
Waktégli Olówaŋ (Victory Songs)
for Solo Baritone and Orchestra – 25′
Solo Bar.; 1(Pic.) 1 2(Ebcl./Bcl.) 1 – 1 1 1 0; Timp. Perc. Hp. Str.
Commissioned by South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.
Premiered January 12, 2013
Visions of a Child: A Pueblo Lullaby
for Chorus – 12′
Commissioned by Santa Fe Desert Chorale in honor of New Mexico’s centennial.
Premiered July 28, 2012
Taloowa’ Chipota (Children’s Songs)
for 3-Part Mixed Choir, Piano and Cello – 10′
Commissioned by American Composers Forum ChoralQuest Program.
Premiered May 12, 2012
Lowak Shoppala’ (Fire and Light)
Theatric Suite of Chickasaw Legends for Orchestra, Children’s Chorus and Narrator – 90′
Solo Sop. Solo Bar. Children’s Chorus; 3(Pic./Pic.) 2 3(Bcl.) 3(Cbsn.) – 4 3 3 1; Timp. 3Perc. Hp. Pno. Str. 3Nar.
Commissioned by American Composers Forum.
Premiered November 21, 2009
Shakamaxon
for String Orchestra – 27′
2,2,2,2,2
Commissioned by Philadelpiha Classical Symphony.
Premiered May 9, 2008
Nitoshi’ Imali
Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra – 40′
Solo Gtr.; 3(Pic./Afl.) 2(E.H.) 3(Ebcl./Bcl.) 3(Cbsn.) – 1(Ptpt./Flgn.) 4 0 0; 3Perc. Hp. Stgs.
Commissioned by American Composers Forum.
Premiered October 27, 2007
Iholba’ (The Vision)
for Solo Flute, Chorus and Orchestra – 25′
Chorus; Solo Fl.(Bfl.); 2(I=Pic./Afl. II=Bfl.) 3(II=Bcl. III=CBcl.) 1(Cbsn.) – 0 0 0 0; 2Perc. Str.
Commissioned by National Symphony Orchestra.
Premiered September 21, 2005
Shilombisho Ittayallittook (Worth of the Soul): A Musical Tribute to American Indian Warriors
for Chorus, Orchestra/Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Narrator – 60′
Commissioned by Dr. Matthew Inkster/Mercyhurst College.
Premiered May 14, 2004
Tracing Mississippi
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra – 30′
Commissioned by Christine Bailey Davis, Principal Flute of Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Solo Fl.; 3(Afl./Pic./Pic.) 3(E.H.) 3(Ebcl./Bcl.) 3(Cbsn.) – 5 3 3 1; Timp. 3Perc. Pno. Hp. Str.
Premiered February 18, 2002
Winter Moons
Ballet Score for Chamber Orchestra and Narrator – 40′
1(Pic.) 0 0 2 – 2 1 0 0; 1Perc. Pno. Stgs.
Commissioned by Dr. Patricia Tate/University of Wyoming.
Premiered February 18, 1992
Spirit Chief Names the Animal People
for Chamber Orchestra and Narrator – 25′
1(Pic.) 0 0 2 – 2 1 0 0; 1Perc. Pno. Stgs.
Commissioned by Dr. Patricia Tate/University of Wyoming.
Premiered February 18, 1992

Chamber

Oshta (Four)
for Solo Violin – 9′
Commissioned by Irina Muresanu.
Premiered January 29, 2017
Standing Bear: A Ponca Indian Cantata in Eight Tableaux
for Solo Baritone, Piano and String Sextet – 25′
Commissioned by Hildegard Center for the Arts.
Premiered November 4, 2016
Toklo (Two)
for American Indian Flute and Clarinet – 15′
Commissioned by the Music Teachers National Association.
Premiered August 21, 2009
À Bec Quintet
for Flute, Northern Plains Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon and Bass Clarinet – 25′
Commissioned by and dedicated to R. Carlos Nakai.
Premiered August 21, 2009
Taloowa’ Hiloha (Thunder Song)
for Solo Timpani – 7′
Commissioned by and dedicated to Alex Orfally.
Premiered May 7, 1997
Dream World
for Narrator, Flute, Clarinet, Bas Clarinet, Bassoon and Percussion – 20′
Commissioned by the New Jersey Chamber Music Society.
Premiered February 4, 1997
Inchokkillissa
for Solo Timpani, Strings and Piano – 10′
Commissioned by and dedicated to James Perez Bonney.
Premiered 1994
Oktibihah
for Solo Timpani, Strings and Piano – 15′
Commissioned by and dedicated to Carol Nelson.
Premiered 1994
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