Upcoming Music

  • new work for San Francisco Girls Chorus (Summer 2019)

Orchestra and Choir

  • Take What You Need (2016)
    a unique work designed for musicians and communities to perform together (variable timing of 2-15 minutes or longer)
    Versions for: double choir and string orchestra; SATB; SATB+violin obbligato; SATB+string quintet, solo violin, voice and piano 
    commissioned by Street Symphony 
     for Urban Voices Project
  • I Rise: Women in Song (2016)
    for women’s chorus and string orchestra (25 min, 5 mmts)
    (alternate 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)

  •  passing|thought (2004)
     (4 mins)


Choir

  • When the violin (2018)
    for SATB choir and cello obbligato (6 mins)
    (version for violin obbligato also available)
    commissioned by Golden Bridge (Fall 2018)

 

 

 

  • Take What You Need (2016)
    a unique work designed for musicians and communities to perform together (variable timing of 2-15 minutes or longer)
    Versions for: double choir and string orchestra; SATB; SATB+violin obbligato; SATB+string quintet, solo violin, voice and piano commissioned by Street Symphony
     for Urban Voices Project

 

  • Even After All this Time… 2016)
    for SATB Chorus (+ optional clarinet obbligato) (6 mins)
    commissioned by Lindsay Pope
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  • Ritual (2006)
    for SATB Chorus, clarinet and piano (5 mins)

 


Vocal

  • two tones (2007)
    for soprano/alto, violin and piano (5 mins)


Larger Chamber Ensemble
/Sinfonietta


Smaller Chamber Ensemble

String Quartet

Strings and Piano

  • Saans (2010)
    for piano trio (8 mins)

Woodwind Quintet

Brass Quintet

Flute, Viola and Harp

  • Fantasia (2000)
    (8 mins)
  • Spirals on Light (2001)
    (7 mins)
  • A Canticle for Dawn(2006)
    (7 mins)

Other

  • Nadiya (2016)
    for flute and cello (12 mins)
    alternate versions for flute/viola and violin/bassoon
    commissioned by Pieces of Eight – Benjamin Larsen and Martha Cargo
  • Four Vignettes (2011)
    for flute and marimba (4 mins)
    commissioned by 
    Duel – Dariya Nikolenko, flute; Candy Chiu, marimba 
  • Feritas (2010)
    for trumpet sextet (7 mins)
    commissioned by the Yale School of Music
     trumpet studio


Solo Instrument

Violin

  • see also: When the violin https://www.reenaesmail.com/when-the-violin-2/ (2018)
    for SATB choir and violin obbligato (6 mins)
  • see also: Nadiya (2016)
    for violin and bassoon (12 min)
    commissioned by Dyad
    : Niv Ashkenazi, violin; Leah Kohn, bassoon
  • see also: two tones (2007)
    for soprano/alto, violin and piano (5 mins)

Viola

  • see also: Nadiya (2016)
    for flute and viola (12 min)
  • Two Rasas (2002)
    for unaccompanied viola (8 mins)

Cello

  • see also: When the violin (2018)
    for SATB choir and cello obbligato (6 mins)
  • see also: Nadiya (2016)
    for flute and cello (12 mins)
  • see also: Teen Murti (2015)
    version for cello and string quartet (12 mins)
  • Perhaps (2015)
    for unaccompanied cello (10 mins)
    with a new film by Heather McCalden
    commissioned by Le Train Bleu
  • Perhaps (2005)
    for unaccompanied cello
    (5 mins)
    with original film by Heather McCalden
  • Elegism (2001) 
    for unaccompanied cello (
    8 mins)

Piano

  • see also: Earth Speaks (2015)
    for SATB Chorus, horn and piano (45 mins)
    Fault Lines (mmt2): for SATB+horn&piano
    Curiosity (mmt3): for SATB+piano
    (both these movements read like piano concerti)
  • Sunrise Toccata (1999)
    for piano (5 mins)

Guitar

Flute

  • Flute Sonata (2019)
    for flute and piano 
    **will be available for purchase in late 2019
  • see also: Nadiya (2016)
    for flute and cello (12 min)
    (alternate version for flute and viola
    )
  • Chardonnay (2001)
    for unaccompanied flute (5 mins)

Oboe

  • see also: Anjuman Songs (2013)
    for mezzo-soprano, narrator, English horn and piano (11 minutes)

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

Horn

  • see also: Earth Speaks  (2015)
    for SATB Chorus, horn and piano (45 mins)
    (mmt 1: SATB+horn; mmt2: SATB+horn&piano; mmt3: SATB+ piano)

Trumpet

Bass Trombone

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

Hindustani Musicians

Hindustani Vocals

  • see also: Meri Sakhi Ki Avaaz (My Sister’s Voice) (2018)
    for Hindustani singer, soprano and orchestra (3mmts; 21min)
    commissioned by Albany Symphony for Saili Oak 
  • Kachu Lena Na Dena (2018)
    arrangement of bhajan for Hindustani vocals and string quartet
    commissioned by Saili Oak for her album “Beyond”
  • see also: Aria (2010)
    for hindustani vocalist and orchestra (13 mins)

Multimedia/Film

  • see also: Avartan (2016)
    for chamber orchestra and film
  • see also: Perhaps (2005/2015)
    for cello and film
  • Radha (2014)
    original score (dramatic short)
    Rupeshi Shah, director
  • advertisement for Indiaspora (2013)
    for Hindustani singer, flute and piano (1 min)
  • Social Interaction (2010)
    with Nazima Ahmad, artist
    video installation (2 mins)
  • 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.

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Pedagogical Materials

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