You can listen to some of my choral music on this page and learn more about my work as a composer. There are also links provided if you want information about buying copies of choral pieces or hearing performances on other sites.  Enjoy!

Choral Music 


Hal Leonard
The Robin is the One-SA, Henry Leck, Creating Artistry Choral Series

Shawnee Press
•This Old Hammer-3 part 

Some Folks Love the Holidays – SA 

 Santa Barbara Music Publishing 
• The Bug Songs, SA Piano, Text by Mary Ann Hoberman (Children’s Poet Laureate).
Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella – SATB [arr.]
Duck and the Kangaroo, The – 2 part
Gartan Mother's Lullaby, The – SA [arr.]
Hanerot Halalu – SA, SATB [arr.]
Heart is the Compass, The – SATB
Hine Ma Tov – SATB [arr.], Also available in SA
How Can I Keep From Singing? – SSA [arr.]**
I Know Where I'm Goin' – SSA [arr.]
Kumbaya – SATB [arr.]
• Maryanne – SATB [arr.]

O Burning Mountain – SATB, TTB]
• Michael Row the Boat Ashore – SSA [arr.]
O Mistress Mine – TTB
• Oro My Currach – SATB
• Spinning Song from Kashmir – SA [arr.]
The Path We Take SATB
Two Poems of Emily Dickinson – SA (commissioned by Stillwater Boys Choir, Oklahoma)**
Unseen Playmate – SA
We Sing of Golden Mornings – SATB
• When Strangers Meet, A Choral Suite, poems by e.e. cummings.
          Including: i shall imagine life – SATB; once like a spark –
          SATB; you shall above all things – SATB; porky & porkie – SSA, SATB
I Am a Cloud, SA (commissioned by Prior Lake-Savage High School, Minnesotta)
The Fable (SAB)


Heritage Music Publishers 
• Bells For Peace – SAB*
Won’t You Join the Dance? – SSA (commissioned by Kingswood-Oxford School, Connecticut)*
The Wind – SAB
Old Dan Tucke
r – SA [arr.]*
Exhilaration is the Breeze – SAB
Two Sturdy Oaks – SA
• 
Uncle Joe – SA
Comes the Rain With Me – SA, SAB Flute


GIA Music
Music for Young Voices, James Jordan, Executive Editor
• By the Waters of Babylon-SAB
• Hava Nashira-SAB
• The Water is Wide-SAB
Ellijah Rock
-SAB
• Dona Nobis Pacem-SAB


*JW Pepper “Editor’s Choice.”
**American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) lists of recommended repertoire.


In addition to my choral compositions, I’ve created songs and scores for many plays and musicals and hope to write many more; theater and music have always gone hand in hand for me.
 
Theater

Professional

• Joys!
       by Melissa Levis; (Additional Music) Off Broadway at the Variety Arts Theater
       and New York International Fringe Festival. Winner: Audience Choice Award 2005
• Loss of Virginia
       by Rachel Sheinkin; Company One Theater of Hartford, 1993
• Gallathea
        by John Lyly; Here Arts Center, directed by Michelle Tattenbaum, 2004
• Ursula
        by Howard Barker, Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center,
        Our Shoes Are Red Theater Company, Portland, OR, 2009
• Time and Space
        by John Karp; Don’t Tell Mama’s, New York City, 1995
• My Name is Pablo Picasso
        by Mary Gage; (Incidental Music) Off Broadway at the Douglass Fairbanks Theater, 1989

Theater for Youth

          
• Snow White and Several Dwarfs
        Pantomonium Theater Company, Arc Light Theater, New York, 2010
• The Emperor’s New Clothes 
        
Pantomonium Theater Company, Arc Light Theater, New York, 2009
• Aladdin
        Pantomonium Theater Company, Arc Light Theater, New York, 2008
• The Cool Crazy Crickets
        New London Barn Playhouse, Page to Stage Players, New London, NH, 2006

• IS 
        by
Daniel Catanach; Henry Street Settlement, Urban Youth Theater, 1997
• Billy the Kid 
        by Daniel Catanach; Henry Street Settlement, Urban Youth Theater,
        (Meet the Composer Award) 1996
• A Weekend Ride 
       by Daniel Catanach; Show developed with children who are wheelchair bound at 
       New Alternatives for Children, New York City, 1996

Educational 
• Caucasian Chalk Circle 
        by Bertolt Brecht; Juilliard School of Drama, 1995
• Bodies, Sight, and Singing
        Duke University, 1994
• Cactus Tree 
        by Sarah Orth; Fordham University, New York City, 1994

• The Pursuit of Happiness
        Hartt School of Music, 1992


I was a staff composer at 
Musikvergnuegen in Los Angeles for a few years.  I had the chance to work with lots of cool gear, hear my music played by some of the best musicians around and learn from the master Walter Werzowa who created the Intel Inside logo and many other feats of sound.   Here are a few projects that I did during that time:


Television
Without Warning (Discovery Channel)
Movie Magic (The Learning Channel) 
Hollywood’s Greatest Stunts (Discovery Channel)
World's Wildest Daredevils (Discovery Channel)
Mega-Movie Magic (Discovery Kids)
Three Days Out (documentary)
Knight of the Rising Sun: A Portrait of Daisaku Ikeda (documentary)

Commercials
WFFA: The Spirit of Texas
Showtime
Industrial Shoe Warehouse

Film

My Beautiful Me (Warner Brothers) 
Trekkies (Additional Music/Performer) (NEO Motion Pictures)

I had one of the coolest jobs on the planet for a while: accompanying silent films at the Silent Movie Theater on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles (now it's called the Cinefamily). This gig confirmed what I've always known which was that (1) movies were better without sound and (2) I was born in the wrong era.

Podcast
To demonstrate my commitment to 21st century media and my religion, I composed the theme to a podcast called 
From Israelite to Jew by Michael Satlow of Brown University.  My wife Michelle sings the wordless melody with style.

Newton's Fable (Orchestrator/Vocal Arranger).  Some projects defy description.  Check it out!