Orchestra and Soloists



2020 Brass HIITs | 5 minutes
for brass section
commissioned by the New West Symphony

2019 Cellostatus | 18 minutes
for solo cello, string orchestra and percussion
Commissioned by Nicholas Finch and the NouLou Chamber Players. Special thanks to Jim and Marianne Welch and the generous support of the Gheens Foundation.

2018 For The Sparrows | 20 minutes
for woodwind quintet, chamber orchestra, student choir and recorder ensemble
commissioned by the Quintet of the Americas through the National Endowment for the Arts

2017 Pulse | 9 minutes
for full orchestra
commissioned by the Orlando Philharmonic & The Bridgeport Symphony, and their music director Eric Jacobsen

2016 Current | 8 minutes
for full orchestra
commissioned by the Louisville Orchestra & The Britt Festival, and their music director Teddy Abrams

2015 Elegy | 12-14 minutes
for chamber orchestra
commissioned by the City of London Sinfonia

2015 Throw The Book | 18 minutes
for string orchestra
commissioned by A Far Cry

2014 Klezmer Tanz Suite | 7 minutes
for chamber orchestra (1-1-2-1-0-2-1-0-drumset-piano-strings)
commissioned by Teddy Abrams and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
contains two traditional movements “Zhok in D Minor” and “Zeydn’s Tants“, and Ljova’s original “Budget Bulgar

2008 / arr. 2011 Soundtrack to “Only Love” | 16 minutes
for full orchestra & vocalist ad lib.
revised orchestration commissioned by Alan Pierson & Brooklyn Philharmonic

2010 Sugar Hill Bump | 10 minutes
for string orchestra & two solo violins, solo viola
commissioned by Carnegie Hall Corporation and the Weill Music Institute

2009 Sunrise After | 8 minutes
for tango sextet & chamber orchestra
commissioned by Kristjan Järvi and the Absolute Ensemble, and Carel Kraayenhof

2005 / arr. 2009 Garmoshka | 4 minutes
for chamber orchestra, varies
revised orchestration commissioned by The Knights

2004 SoAR (SOme Assembly Required) | open duration
for orchestra (flexible instrumentation)
commissioned by Sybille Werner and the New York Symphonic Arts Ensemble

2003 Transformation | 14 minutes
for six vocalists and chamber orchestra
Texts by Jason Gamer
commissioned by the Wild Ginger Philharmonic (of the West)

2002 Island Soliloquy | 7 minutes
for string orchestra
commissioned by Jonathan Strasser and the Staten Island Symphony

2001 Wick | 8 minutes
for orchestra

2001 Outside | 4 minutes
for string orchestra
commissioned by the Sebastian Chamber Players

2000 Cello Loop | 4 minutes
for solo cello and string orchestra
commissioned by Jakub Jerzy Omsky

1998 Long Island Sound | 12 minutes
for solo viola and chamber orchestra
commissioned by Marlon Daniel and the Manhattan Virtuosi

1996 Concerto for a Young Pianist | 10 minutes
for solo piano and string orchestra

1994 Scars | 8 minutes
for string orchestra
commissioned by the Alumni & Friends of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School

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