Opera

Large-Scale Works

Cry of Innocence (2005)

SOLO VOICES: 1 Female Gospel Vocalist, 1 Male Reggae Vocalist, 1 Spoken Word Artist, 1 Rapper,

1 Soprano, 1Baroque Mezzo-Soprano, 1 Tenor, 1 Baritone

CHORUS: Opera Chorus (Sop/Alt/Ten/Bass) Gospel Choir: (Sop/Alt/Ten/Bass)

WIND: 2 Flute, 2 Oboe, 2 Clarinet, 2 Bassoon, BRASS: 3 Horn 2 Trumpet, 2 Trombone

PERCUSSION: 1 Timpani, 2 Percussion (Bass Drum/Snare/Vibraphone /Marima/Cymbals)

STRINGS: Harp, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass

RHYTHM SECTION: Trumpet, Kora, Celtic Harp, Piano & Rhodes, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar,

Turntablist, Udu, Congas, Drums

ADDITIONAL FORCES: 8 Dancers

 

The Last Supper (2004)

SOLO VOICES: 1 Female Gospel Vocalist, 1 Male Reggae Vocalist, 1 Male Malian Vocalist,

1 Soprano, 1 Alto, 3 Tenors, 1Baritone

CHORUS: Opera Chorus (Sop/Alt/Ten/Bass) Gospel Choir: (Sop/Alt/Ten/Bass)

WIND: 2 Flute, 2 Oboe, 2 Clarinet, 2 Bassoon BRASS: 3 Horns, 2 Trumpet, 2 Trombone

PERCUSSION: 1 Timpani, 2 Percussion (Bass Drum/Snare/Vibraphone/Marimba/Cymbals)

STRINGS: Harp, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass

RHYTHM SECTION: Kora, Ac. Guitar, Celesta/Rhodes, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Udu, Percussion, Drums

 

Chamber Opera/Music Theatre

People (Musical) (2005)

SOLO VOICES: 2 Sopranos, 2 Altos, 1 Female Jazz Vocalist, 1 Male Jazz Vocalist, 1Tenor

CAST/CHORUS: 8 Chorus Vocalists - (4 Female + 4 Male)

INSTRUMENTS: Guitar, Harp, Keyboard, Bass Guitar, Percussion, Drums,

String Quartet (Violin I/Violin II/Viola/Cello)

The People's Princess (2004)

VOICES: 1 Soprano, 1 Mezzo Soprano, 1Baritone

INSTRUMENTS: Piano/Keyboards, Guitar, Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello

 

Vocal

Large-Scale Vocal Works

Reflection on Future Hopes (2001) - Oratorio

SOLO VOICES: 1 Female Gospel Vocalist, 1 Opera Soprano

CHORUS: School's Choir + Operatic Chorus (Sop/Alt/Ten/Bass)

WIND: 2 Flute, 2 Oboe, 2 Clarinet, 2 Bassoon BRASS: 3 Horn 2 Trumpet, 2 Trombone, 1

BRASS BAND: (Optional)

DRAKE MUSIC PROJECT: (Optional)

PERCUSSION: 1 Timpani, 2 Percussion

STRINGS: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass

RHYTHM SECTION: Kora, Ac.Guitar, Electric Bass, Drums

 

Hopes on the Horizon (2000) - Oratorio

SOLO VOICES: 1 Male Manding Vocalist & 1 Female Wassolou Vocalist

CHORUS: Nigerian and South African Male Chorus

WIND: 1Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet, 1 Bassoon BRASS: 1 Horn, 1 Trumpet, 1 Saxophone, 1 Trombone

PERCUSSION: 2 Percussion (Timpani, Snare, Bass Drum)

STRINGS: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass

AFRICAN CLASSICAL MUSIC ENSEMBLE: Kora, Ac.Guitar, Ac. Bass, Udu

AFRICAN PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE: Jembeh, Log Drum, Congas, Cabasa, Agogo Bell, Drums

 

The Spirit (1998) - Oratorio

SOLO VOICES: 1 Female Gospel Vocalist, 1Opera Soprano

CHORUS: Cathedral Choir (Sop/Alt/Ten/Bass)

WIND: 1 Flute, 1 Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon

PERCUSSION: Timpani/Marimba

STRINGS: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass

AFRICAN CLASSICAL MUSIC ENSEMBLE: Kora, Ac.Guitar, Udu

 

Chamber Vocal Works

Moving Away (2004)

VOCAL: 1 Male Gospel Vocalist

CHORUS: Alto, Tenor, Baritone

INSTRUMENTS: Harp, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Shakers, Drums & String Quartet

 

Esther (2004)

SOPRANO & PIANO

 

The Passing Moments of Time (2000)

(A Song Cycle including: The Passing Moments of Time, All our Yesterdays (1990) Mirror of The Deepest (1994) & Uncharted Memories (1988)

VOCAL: 1 Female Jazz Vocalist

INSTRUMENTS: Flute, Piano, Acoustic Jazz Bass, Drums/Percussion & String Quartet

 

Letting Go (1997) (Revised 1999)

VOCAL: 1 Female Gospel Vocalist

INSTRUMENTS: Piano, Bass, Drums (or Percussion) & String Quartet

 

Away from the River of Time (1988) (Revised 1999)

VOCAL: 1 Female Gospel Vocalist

INSTRUMENTS: Piano, Bass, Drums (or Percussion) & String Quartet

 

Dance Tek Warrior (1997)

VOCAL: 2 Female Gospel Vocalists

INSTRUMENTS: String Quartet, Bass, Drums

 

All Our Yesterdays (1990) - (Revised 1996)

VOCAL: 1 Soprano, 1 Tenor, 1Narrator

INSTRUMENTS: Piano, Violin & Cello

 

The Willow Song (1986) - (Revised 1996)

SOPRANO & PIANO TRIO (Piano, Violin & Cello)

 

Orchestral

Large-Scale Works

Cycle of Reckoning (Revised 2002) - 18 Mins

FEATURED INSTRUMENT: Bb Kora

WIND: 1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet, 1Bassoon BRASS: 3 Horn, 1 Trumpet, 1 Trombone

PERCUSSION: 1 Timpani, 2 Percussion (Vibraphone, Marimba, Wood Blocks, Bass Drum, Snare, Cymbals)

STRINGS: Harp, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass

 

Cycle of Reckoning (1995) - 50 Mins

CHORUS: Gospel Choir

FEATURED INSTRUMENTS : Flute, Bb Kora, Piano, Celtic Harp, Jazz Bass, Udu, African Percussion

WIND: 1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet, 1Bassoon BRASS: 3 Horn, 1 Trumpet, 1 Trombone

PERCUSSION: 1 Timpani, 2 Percussion (Vibraphone, Marimba, Wood Blocks, Bass Drum, Snare, Cymbals)

STRINGS: Harp, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass

Savannah - Percussion Concerto (2000)

(Double Orchestra)

FEATURED INSTRUMENT: Percussion (Marimba & Udu)

ORCHESTRA 1

WIND: 2 Flute, 2 Oboe, 2 Clarinet, 2 Bassoon BRASS: 3 Horn, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombone, 1 Tuba

PERCUSSION: 1 Timpani, 2 Percussion

STRINGS: 2 Harp, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass

ORCHESTRA 2

WIND: 2 Flute, 2 Oboe, 2 Clarinet, 2 Bassoon BRASS: 3 Horn, 2 Trumpet, 2 Trombone, 1 Tuba

PERCUSSION: 1 Percussion

STRINGS: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass

 

Evolving Spheres (1999)

FEATURED INSTRUMENTS: 1 Jazz Vocalist/Vocoder, Bb Kora, Bass Guitar, Drums

WIND: 2 Flute, 2 Oboe, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoon BRASS: 3 Horn, 2 Trumpet, 2 Trombone, 1 Tuba

PERCUSSION: 2 Percussion (Vibraphone, Marimba, Bass Drum, Snare, Cymbals)

STRINGS: Harp, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass

 

Initiation - Cello Concerto (1999)

FEATURED INSTRUMENT: Cello

WIND: 1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet, 1 Bassoon BRASS: 1 Horn, 1 Trumpet, 1 Saxophone, 1 Trombone

PERCUSSION: 1 Timpani, 1 Percussion

STRINGS: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass

 

Chamber Orchestra

Let the Elements Sing and Dance (Revised 2002)

FEATURED INSTRUMENTS: Flute, Kora, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion (Udu & Calabash)

STRING ORCHESTRA: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass

 

Let the Elements Sing and Dance (2000)

FEATURED INSTRUMENTS: Flute, Violin, Kora, Percussion (Udu & Calabash)

STRING ORCHESTRA: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass

 

Infinity (2000)

FEATURED INSTRUMENTS: 2 Oboes

STRING ORCHESTRA: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass

ADDITIONAL FORCES: Multi-media imagery triggered by moving sculpture

 

Pathways (1999)

FEATURED INSTRUMENTS: Trumpet, Piano, Oboe, Celtic Harp, 2 Saxophones, Percussion

STRING ORCHESTRA: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass

 

Tetragrammaton (1997)

FEATURED INSTRUMENTS: 2 Clarinet/Saxophone, 1 Horn, 1 Trumpet, 1 Trombone, Piano

STRING ORCHESTRA: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass

 

Alpha (1996)

STRING ORCHESTRA: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass

 

Chamber Music

Cross-Over Instrumentation

 

BRASS/STRING QUARTET & RHYTHM SECTION

Path of Initiation (2002)

WIND & BRASS: Flute, Trumpet, Saxophone, Trombone

STRING QUARTET: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello

AFRICAN PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE: Jembeh, Congas, Log Drum, Cabasa, Agogo Bell + Tablas

RHYTHM SECTION: Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums

 

Rites of Passage (2000)

WIND & BRASS: Flute, Trumpet, Saxophone, Trombone

STRING QUARTET: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello

AFRICAN PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE: Jembeh, Congas, Log Drum, Cabasa, Agogo Bell + Tablas

RHYTHM SECTION: Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums

SAXOPHONE/STRING QUARTET & RHYTHM SECTION

Dancing in the Spirit (1997) - (Revised 2000)

FEATURED INSTRUMENTS: Saxophone, Harp (or Acoustic Guitar)

STRING QUARTET: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello

RHYTHM SECTION: Bass, Percussion (Or Drums)

 

Journey (1997)

FEATURED INSTRUMENT: Cello

STRING QUARTET: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello

RHYTHM SECTION: Percussion (or Drums)

 

Prelude (1997)

FEATURED INSTRUMENTS: Saxophone, Harp (or Acoustic Guitar)

STRING QUARTET: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello

RHYTHM SECTION: Bass, Percussion (or Drums)

 

ACM ENSEMBLE & STRING QUARTET

Heat-haze (1995)

ACM Ensemble: Flute, Kora, Balafon, Acoustic Bass Guitar

STRING QUARTET : Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello

 

Hill of Solitude - Valley of Festivity (1995)

ACM Ensemble: Flute, Kora, Balafon, Acoustic Bass Guitar/Double Bass

STRING QUARTET : Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello

 

African Path (1995)

FEATURED INSTRUMENT: Kora

STRING QUARTET: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello

 

Song of the Waterfall (1995)

INSTRUMENTATION: Kora, Cello, Acoustic Bass Guitar

 

Western Chamber Instrumentation

STRING QUINTET

Lamentation (1995)

Island of Cold (1995)

 

STRING QUARTET

String Quartet No.2 (2000)

Light in the Circle of Truth (1995)

 

PIANO TRIO

Songs of the Eternal (1995)