Catalog 2017-12-15T01:18:39+00:00

(click here for a chronological list of works)

Upcoming Music

  • new orchestral work for Chicago Sinfonietta (Spring 2018)
  • new piano trio for Joshua Roman and Town Music (Spring 2018)
  • new unaccompanied violin partita for Vijay Gupta (Spring 2018)
  • new work for Richmond Symphony (Richmond, VA) and chorus (Spring 2019)

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Orchestra and Choir

  • This Love Between Us: Prayers for Unity (2016)
    for SATB Chorus, baroque orchestra, sitar and tabla (40 min, 7 mmts)
    commissioned by Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Juilliard Historical Performance
  • Take What You Need (2016)
    a unique work designed for musicians and communities to perform together
    Versions for: double choir and string orchestra; SATB; SATB+violin obbligato; SATB+string quintet, solo violin, voice and piano 
    commissioned by Street Symphony and Urban Voices Project
  • I Rise: Women in Song (2016)
    for women’s chorus and string orchestra (25 min, 5 mmts)
    versions available for women’s chorus and piano, women’s chorus and flute, and a chamber version (one on a part)
    commissioned by Lehigh University Choral Arts, Sun Min Lee, conductor

Orchestra (without choir)

  • Avartan (आवर्तन) (2016)
    for chamber orchestra (13 min)
    commissioned by American Composers Orchestra, with a new film by Neeraj Jain
  • Aria (2010)
     for hindustani vocalist and orchestra (13 mins)
    premiered by Meena Shivaram and the Yale Philharmonia
  • The Blue Room (2007)
    Concerto for violin and orchestra (16 mins)
  •  passing|thought (2004)
     (4 mins)


Choir

  • I Rise: Women in Song (2016)
    for Womens’ Chorus and string orchestra (25 mins)
    alternate versions for womens choir + flute, and chamber version (string quintet, flute harp and four singers)
    commissioned by Lehigh University
  • TaReKiTa (2016)
    for SATB Chorus (2 mins)
    commissioned by Street Symphony for Urban Voices Project
  • Take What You Need (2016)
    a unique work designed for musicians and communities to perform together
    Versions for: double choir and string orchestra; SATB; SATB+violin obbligato; SATB+string quintet, solo violin, voice and piano 
    commissioned by Street Symphony and Urban Voices Project
  • Earth Speaks (2015)
    for SATB Chorus, horn and piano (45 mins)
    commissioned by the Pasadena Master Chorale
  • Curiosity (2014)
    for SATB Chorus and piano (15 mins)
    commissioned by the Pasadena Master Chorale
  • Asterion in the Tropics (2011)
    commissioned by the Haverford College Choir (7 mins)
    Tian Hui Ng, conductor

    poetry by Edgar Garcia
  • White Key (2009)
    for SSAATTBB Chorus (14 mins)
    poetry of Carol Muske Dukes
  • Ritual (2006)
    for SATB Chorus, clarinet and piano (5 mins)
    poetry of William Stafford


Vocal

  • E Safar (2016)
    for Hindustani vocals (variable timing – requires Hindustani classical training)
    commissioned by Payton MacDonald for Sonic Divide Project
  • Anjuman Songs (2013)
    settings of poetry by Afghani poet Nadia Anjuman
    both in their original Farsi, and in their new English translation by poet Diana Arterian.
    for mezzo soprano, narrator, piano and English Horn

  • Silence (2011)
    for alto, violin, cello, flute, oboe and clarinet (6 mins)
    commissioned by Chamber Music Conference East
  • two tones (2007)
    for soprano/alto, violin and piano (5 mins)
    poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke
  • this is just to say (2006)
    for soprano, violin and piano (4 mins)
    poetry of William Carlos Williams
  • Unfortunate Coincidence (2005)
    eight songs for soprano and chamber ensemble (string quartet, 2 flutes (picc)
    2 clarinets in b-flat (bass clarinet) and harp
     (18 mins)
    poetry of Dorothy Parker


Larger Chamber Ensemble

  • Feritas (2010)
    for trumpet sextet (7 mins)
    commissioned by the Yale School of Music trumpet studio
  • Enigma, I (2001)
    for three violins, bass, piano, trombone, drum set, narrator and dancer (18 mins)

photo by David Fung


Smaller Chamber Ensemble

Piano Quintet

  • Piano Quintet (2010)
    commissioned by Norfolk Chamber Music Festival

Flute, Viola and Harp

String Quartet

  • String Quartet (Ragamala) (2013)
    I.   Fanatsie (Bihag Overlay)
    II.  Scherzo (Malkauns)
    III. Recitativo (Basant)
    IV.  Rondo (Jog)
    commissioned by the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and premiered by the Flux Quartet

Woodwind Quintet

Brass Quintet

Other

  • Nadiya (2016)
    for flute and cello (12 min)
    alternate versions for flute/viola and violin/bassoon
    commissioned by Pieces of Eight – Benjamin Larsen and Martha Cargo
  • Side By Side (2016)
    for viola and oboe
    commissioned by River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

  • Four Vignettes (2011)
    commissioned by Duel – 

    Dariya Nikolenko, flute
     Candy Chiu, marimba
     


Solo Instrument

Violin

  • see also: Nadiya (2016)
    for violin and bassoon (12 min)
    commissioned by Pieces of Eight – Benjamin Larsen and Martha Cargo

Viola

  • see also: Nadiya (2016)
    for flute and viola (12 min)
    commissioned by Pieces of Eight – Benjamin Larsen and Martha Cargo
  • Two Rasas (2002)
    for unaccompanied viola (8 mins)

Cello

  • see also: Nadiya (2016)
    for flute and cello (12 min)
    (alternate version for flute and viola)
    commissioned by Pieces of Eight – Benjamin Larsen and Martha Cargo
  • see also: Teen Murti (2015)
    for cello and string quartet (12 mins)
    commissioned by LA Chamber Orchestra for Joshua Roman
  • Perhaps (2015)
    for unaccompanied cello (10 mins)
    with a new film by Heather McCalden
  • Perhaps (2005)
    for unaccompanied cello (5
    mins)
    with original film by Heather McCalden
  • Elegism (2001)
    for unaccompanied cello (
    8 mins)

Piano

Flute

  • see also: Nadiya (2016)
    for flute and cello (12 min)
    (alternate version for flute and viola)
    commissioned by Pieces of Eight – Benjamin Larsen and Martha Cargo
  • Chardonnay (2001)
    for unaccompanied flute (5 mins)

Oboe

  • two tones (2014)
    for soprano, oboe, English horn and piano
    (arranged from violin/piano/soprano version)
  • see also: Anjuman Songs (2013)
    for mezzo-soprano, narrator, English horn and piano

Clarinet

  • Desire (2000)
    for clarinet and piano (4 mins)

Bassoon

  • see also: Nadiya (2016)
    for violin and bassoon (12 min)
    commissioned by Pieces of Eight – Benjamin Larsen and Martha Cargo
  • Zinfandel (2010)
    for unaccompanied bassoon (5 mins)
    commissioned by Bruno and Norma Repp

Trumpet

Bass Trombone

  • The Primordial Basement (2002)
    for solo bass trombone (5 mins)

Other Concert Works

Multimedia/Film

  • Avartan (2016)
    for chamber orchestra and film
    commissioned by American Composers Orchestra
  • Perhaps (2005/2015)
    for cello and film
  • Radha (2014)
    original score (dramatic short)
    Rupeshi Shah, director
    Jay Gandhi, flute; Rohan Mishra, sarangi; Roshni Samlal, tabla
  • advertisement for Indiaspora (2013)
    for Hindustani singer, flute and piano (1 min)
  • Answering (2010)
    with Nazima Ahmad, artist
    for two dancers, nine contact mics and live electronic processing (7 mins)
     
  • Circunstancias (2005)
    Ludwing Amadeus Montoya, director

Indian A Cappella

For more information about Sur et Veritaal, and Reena’s arrangements for the group, please click here.

For more information on other Bollywood arrangements, please click here.

Arrangements

For a complete list of arrangements (of music by other composers), please click here.

Pedagogical Materials

For more information about Reena’s pedagogical music, click here