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Commissions/Collaborations

Commissions /works written for instrumentalists and ensembles

Cantus for orchestra (16:40)
    Commissioned by the Rogue Valley Symphony for its 50th anniversary season
    Premiere: Oct 6-7-8, 2017; Ashland, Medford and Grants Pass, OR;
        RVSO, Martin Majkut, conductor

Singing Light for SATB double choirs and piano.
        Text by Lorna Crozier, I'lana Cotton (5:30)
    Commissioned by Siskiyou Singers
    Premiere: May 7-8, 2016; Ashland, OR; Siskiyou Singers, Mark Reppert, director

Temporary Landscapes for clarinet and piano (13:30)
    Commissioned by clarinetist Lori Calhoun
    Premiere: May 24, 2014; Ashland, OR; Calhoun, Cotton

Sing who are weary in spirit! for SATB chorus and chamber orchestra.
       Text by Rabindranath Tagore (9:30)
    Commissioned by Siskiyou Singers for their 30th anniversary season
    Premiere: Dec. 7-9, 2012; Ashland, OR; Siskiyou Singers, Mark Reppert, director

The Call of Light for oboe/E. horn and piano (10:00)
    Commissioned by Kristin Kessler
    Premiere: Oct. 1, 2011; Ashland, OR; Kessler, Stauffer

Awakening for keyboard ensemble, violin, cello (11:00)
    Commissioned by Rogue Valley Branch Oregon Music Teacher Assn.
    Premiere: Apr. 12-13, 2008; Jacksonville and Grants Pass, OR; RVMTA Ensemble

Dó-Bá Variations for piano duet (7:00)
    Commissioned by Tedi Sacco
    Premiere: Jan. 6-7, 2007; Jacksonville and Grants Pass, OR; Sacco, Cotton

Women's Voices, Women's Words for singer/narrator, percussion quartet (13:30)
    Commissioned by Pacific Sticks Percussion Ensemble; Crawford, director;
       Funded by Peninsula Community Foundation Artist Grant.
       Text collated and arranged by Cotton from interviews of 12 Bay Area women.     Premiere: 2000; Pacifica, Belmont, Redwood City, CA; Laurie Amat, Pacific Sticks


Commissions/Collaborations with poets and photographers

For Teresa Williams, Director, First United Methodist Church choir, Redwood City, CA:
    Come, Christians, We Will Worship for SATB and piano (3:00)
        Text by Teresa Haddock Williams. 2002
    Journey to Bethlehem for SATB and piano (3:00) Text by T. H.Williams. 2001
    Who Will Feed the Children for SA and piano (3:40) Text by T. H.Williams. 2001
    Song of Praise for SATB and piano (2:30) Text by T. H.Williams. 2000
    When We Gather (A collection of service music) for SATB and piano.
        Text by T. H.Williams. 2000

3 Songs on Poems by Jeanne for 2 (mezzo-)sopranos, piano. (14:00)
    Collaboration with poet Jeanne Watson. Text by Jeanne Cook Watson. 1997

Music for Dunescapes for hammer dulcimer, flute, percussion (5:30)
    Commissioned by photographer Pamela Roberson for sound accompanying
    a slide show which ran continuously throughout her photo exhibits
    in San Francisco and Los Angeles. 1981


Commissions/Collaborations with choreographers

No Time But To Sing processed vocals, piano, crystal marimba. (9:30)
    Commissioned by Mary Neuru, Palomar College Dance Dept., San Marcos, CA. 1989

Back of the Wind (Dó-Bá) for Yamaha DX7 synth., bamboo flute and voice, on tape.
    (14:00) Collaboration with Jancy Limpert, Stanford U. Dance Div, Palo Alto, CA. 1988

Heat for Yamaha DX7 synth., piano, percussion and voice, on tape. (25:00)
    Collaboration with Jancy Limpert, JanLyn Dance Company, Cupertino, CA. 1987

Night Garden with Ladies for piano, harpsichord, cello, percussion. (9:00)
    Collaboration with Jancy Limpert, Stanford U. Dance Div, Palo Alto, CA. 1985

ColorPiece 5-movement suite for orchestra. (25:00) Commissioned by
    Dorothie Bleth, Palomar College Dance Dept., San Marcos, CA. 1981

Sisyphus for organ, piano, flute, trombone, percussion. (16:25)
    Commissioned by Abbigail Young. 1980

MoonPiece for oboe, violin, harpsichord. (10:25)
    Commissioned by Abbigail Young. 1980

SeaPiece for 2 soprano clarinets, bass clarinet, trumpet, timpani. (17:00)
    Commissioned by Mary Neuru, Palomar College Dance Dept., San Marcos, CA. 1979

Ecclesiastes for orchestra and trio of flute, soprano and harpsichord
    Commissioned by Mary Neuru, Palomar College Dance Dept., San Marcos, CA. 1979

Whimsical Anatomy for alto sax, piano, percussion. 1979 (7:00)
    Commissioned by Mary Neuru, Palomar College Dance Dept., San Marcos, CA. 1979