Music

Opera: Two Yosemites: Muir’s aria, “Let me tell you a story…”

Muir’s aria telling the story of the Hetch-Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park. Reid Pierre Delahunt, baritone. SFCM New Music Ensemble, Conducted by Nicole Paiement (2014).

Chamber: Afield

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Commissioned and premiered by Third Angle New Music Ensemble (2014).

Tree Ride

San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra, Conducted by Scott Sandmeier (2013).  Inspired by John Muir’s essay ‘Wind-storm in the Forests of the Yuba.’ 

Chamber: Anthrophony

Commissioned and premiered by Third Angle Ensemble, Conducted by Justin Ralls (2012).  

Soundscapes

Coyotes, Plane overflight

Echo Canyon, Yosemite National Park

Marmot, glacial creek, wind

Cathedral Mountain, Denali National Park

Muir Woods, Camp Eastwood

Opera: Roosevelt’s Arioso, “We are Restored in Beauty” Duet, Muir’s Final Arioso

“We are restored in beauty duet” and final ariosos from Two Yosemites: An Environmental Opera. Produced by Opera Theater Oregon, Sept. 16, 2017. Featuring Aaron Short and Nicholas Meyer. Justin Ralls, conductor. Details of the project with synopsis and program notes may be found on the Writings page of this website.

Orchestra: Tree Ride

Premiered by San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra, Scott Sandmeier, conducting. September 29-30, 2013. Inspired by John Muir’s essay ‘Wind storm in the forest of the Yuba.’

Opera: Roosevelt’s Soliloquy from Two Yosemites

Two Yosemites: An Environmental Opera. Music and Libretto by Justin Ralls. Produced by Opera Theater Oregon. Aaron Short as Theodore Roosevelt. Conducted by Justin Ralls.

Opera: Opening Scene from Two Yosemites

Opening scene from Two Yosemites: An Environmental Opera. Produced by Opera Theater Oregon, Sept. 16, 2017. Featuring Aaron Short and Nicholas Meyer. Justin Ralls, conductor.  Details of the project with synopsis and program notes may be found on the Writings page of this website.

Chamber: Of Wolves and Rivers

Premiered at the Parrish Art Museum, Long Island, NY September 9, 2016 by Cadillac Moon Ensemble, in collaboration with Landscape Music Composers Network.

Chamber: Night Psalm

Molly Barth, Flute. An homage to the song of the Hermit Thrush.