Paul Alan Levi, composer

Vocal


Solo vocal with piano


Six Yiddish Scenes
Adapted from East European Jewish Folk Songs
Low voice and piano, also for high voice or chorus with piano
     Premiered by Maria Dubinsky, soprano, and the composer

Black Wings
Three songs to poems by Randall Jarrell
Soprano and piano
     Premiered by Margaret Ahrens, soprano, and the composer

Zeno’s Arrow
Seven Songs to poems by Jan Schreiber
Tenor or soprano and piano
     Commissioned for Jan Schreiber
     Premiered by David Bender, tenor, and the composer

Jabberwocky

Poem by Lewis Carroll
Voice and piano
     Commissioned by Timothy Jerome
     Premiered by Timothy Jerome, baritone, and the composer


This Much I Know
Text by Gertrude Stein
Soprano and piano
     Commissioned by Antonio and Marjorie Ramirez
     Premiered by Margaret Ahrens, soprano, and the composer

    

Solo vocal with ensemble



Spring Sestina
Poem by Toni Mergentime Levi
Soprano and 10 instruments
     Commissioned and premiered by Music Today Series
     Gerard Schwarz, conductor


“The Truth”
Poem by Randall Jarrell
Soprano and 10 instruments
     Commissioned and premiered by Chamber Music Northwest
     Conducted by the composer

 

Opera


In the Beginning…
     An opera parable in seven scenes
     Libretto by Toni Mergentime Levi
    14 singers, piano-vocal score
          Scene 1, "In the Womb"
          Premiered by New Amsterdam Singers

          Clara Longstreth, Music Director


Thanksgiving
      A serio-comic opera in one act
      Libretto by Toni Mergentime Levi
      12 singers and chamber orchestra
           Premiered by Juilliard Opera Department
           Conducted by the composer