opera / musical theatre

note: All scores, unless otherwise noted, are published by Scott Gendel (d/b/a Ivory Shell Music). You should contact him via the “contact” page to discuss purchasing or lending of any of the opera / musical theatre / orchestra / band scores listed on this page.  Thank you!



Across a Distance (book and lyrics by Nick Lantz)
a full-length music theatre work for operatic soprano and Deaf actor (2010)
1 singing role, piano and multi-percussion

Iphigenia At Aulis (libretto adapted from the play by Kenneth Rexroth)
5 roles, 4 chorus parts, 10-piece accompaniment; ca. 68′ (2003-2004)

A Song that’s True (libretto by the composer)
a chamber opera for children; 45′ (1998-1999)

Musical Theatre:

Unearthed (book and lyrics by Nick Lantz)
a musical in two acts, inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains (2013)
8 roles plus a three-person chorus; 5 instrumentalists


The Raven
for string orchestra and timpani; 10′ (2013)

All Souls (text: Langston Hughes, Wendell Berry, William Ellery Channing)
for soprano solo, baritone solo, SATB choir, string orchestra, piano, and percussion; 35’ (2013)

It Was My Father’s Custom (text: anonymous)
for SATB choir, percussion, harp, and strings; 4′ (2011)

for symphony orchestra; 12′ (2005)

For Miriam (text: Kenneth Patchen)
5 love songs for voice and orchestra; 10′ (2005)

for small chamber orchestra; 7′ (2004)

Behind Glass
for chamber orchestra; 9′ (2002)

Crackle and Snap
for small chamber orchestra; 5′ (2001)

Clinging Fire
for symphony orchestra; 11′ (2000)

I Dreamed (text: E. E. Cummings)
song for baritone and small chamber orchestra; 5′ (2000)

Outside the Leaves were Falling (text: Lawrence Ferlinghetti)
for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, and chamber orchestra; 10′ (1998)


for concert band; 6′ (2006)

for wind ensemble; 8′ (2003)