Orchestral Music


The Ezekiel Airship (2005) 15'
3(Picc.)-3(E.H.)-3(B. Cl.)-3(Cbn.) / 4-3-3-1 / 2 Perc., Timp. / Harp, Pno.(Cel.) / Str. (12-10-8-6-6)

Cliff dwellers (2002) 21'
3(Picc.)-3(E.H.)-3(B. Cl.)-3(Cbn.) / 4-3-3-1 / 3 Perc., Timp. / Harp, Pno.(Cel.) / Str. (12-10-8-6-6)

Whispers on Waves (2001) 13'
3(Picc.)-3(E.H.)-3(B. Cl.)-3(Cbn.) / 4-3-3-1 / 3 Perc., Timp. / Harp, Pno.(Cel.) / Str. (12-10-8-6-6)

Lament (2000) 5.5'
Str. (12-10-8-6-6)

Xiá Xiǎng Suite no. 3 (1999) 15'
3(Picc., Slide Whis., Mus. Gl.)-3(E.H., Mus. Gl.)-3(B. Cl., Mus. Gl.)-A. Sax.-3(Cbn.) / 4-3-3-1 / 3 Perc., Timp. / Harp, Pno.(Cel.) / Str. (12-10-8[T. Bjo.]-6-6)

Premiered on 12 May 2007 by the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, Victor Yampolsky, conducting.


Xiá Xiǎng Suite no. 2 (1993) 17'

3(Picc., Mus. Gl.)-3(E.H., Mus. Gl.)-3(B. Cl.)-A. Sax.-3(Cbn.) / 4-3-3-1 / 3 Perc., Timp. / Harp, Pno.(Cel.) / Str. (12-10-8-6-6)


Xiá Xiǎng Suite no. 1 (1993) 27'

3(Picc., Slide Whis., Mus. Gl.)-3(E.H., Mus. Gl.)-3(B. Cl.)-A. Sax.-3(Cbn.) / 4-3-3-1 / 3 Perc., Timp. / Harp, Pno.(Cel.) / Chorus SSSAATTB / Str. (12-10-8[T. Bjo.]-6-6)


Xiá Xiǎng (1991) 32'
3(Picc., Slide Whis., Mus. Gl.)-3(E.H., Mus. Gl.)-3(B. Cl., Mus. Gl.)-A. Sax.-3(Cbn.) / 4-3-3-1 / 3 Perc., Timp. / Harp, Pno.(Cel.) / Chorus SSSAATTB / Str. (12-10-8[T. Bjo.]-6-6)
Commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts.


Fractals (1984) 10'
1-2(Mus. Gl.)-1-2(Mus. Gl.) / 2(Mus. Gl.)-1(Mus. Gl.) / 1 Perc. / Pno. / Str. (6-5-4-3-1)
Selected as the winning work for the 1985 Omaha Symphony Guild's New Music Competition. Premiered on 14 December 1985 by the Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra, William Jenks, conducting. Additional performances on 22 May 1986 and 17 November 1992. Other performances by the Esprit Contemporain Orchestra on 7 March 1986, the Chamber Orchestra Oklahoma City on 31 May 1987, the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra on 18 November 1988, the Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra on 26 August 1989 and the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra on 7 December 1989.


Symphony no. 1 (1975) 19.5'
3(Picc.)-3(E.H.)-3(B. Cl.)-3(Cbn.) / 4-3-3-1 / 3 Perc. / Harp, Pno.(Cel.) / Str. (12-10-8-6-6)
Premiered on 25 January 1979 by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Paul Polivnick, conducting. Other performances by the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra on 3 June 1979 and the Omaha Symphony Orchestra on 28 & 30 April 1988.


American Pastiche (1976) 8'
2-2-2-2 / 4-3-3-1 / 1 Perc. / Harp / Pno. / Str. (12-10-8-6-6)
Premiered on 14 & 15 April 1976 by the Florida Atlantic University Symphony, Eugene Crabb, conducting.


Piano Concerto (1973) 19'
3(Picc.)-3(E.H.)-4(S. Cl., B. Cl.)-A. Sax.-2 / 4-3-3-1 / 2 Perc. / Harp / Piano solo / Str. (12-10-8-6-6)



Chamber Music


Fanfare for Innovators (2014) 2.5'
4 Hns.,  3 Trps., 3 Trbs., 1 Tuba, Timpani, 3 Perc.


Missed flight (2005) 6.5'
Ob. and Harp

Premiered on 5 June 2005 by Catherine Weinfield and Benjamin Melsky at Northwestern University.


Fractals (1981) 10'
Fl., Ob., Cl. / 1 Perc. / Harp, Pno. / Vn., Vc.
Premiered on 23 May 1981 at Northwestern University, Kate Tamarkin, conducting. Other performances by the Arizona State University Contemporary Music Ensemble on 3 November 1986 and by members of the Fox Valley Symphony on 22 May 1988.
Recorded on Contemporary Record Society - CRS Master Recordings, CRS 8944.


Octet (1975) 7'
Fl., Cl., Bn. / Trp., Trb. / 1 Perc. / Vn., Db.
Premiered on 14 May 1975 at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Other performances at Indiana State University on 24 January 1979 and at the University of Iowa on 6 April 1979.


Double Fugue (1975) 8'
Fl., Ob., Cl., Bn.
Premiered on 14 May 1975 at the Cleveland Institute of Music.


Phonomontage (1975) 6'
Piano and tape
Premiered on 14 May 1975 at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Other performance at Northwestern University on 23 May 1981.


String Quartet (1973) 13'
2 Vns., Va., Vc.
Premiered on 26 April 1973 at the Cleveland Institute of Music.


Trio (1970) 3'

Fl., Cl., Va.



Solo Music


Callings (2011) 15'
Horn


Braid (1981) 10'
Flute
Premiered on 10 February 1981 at Cleveland State University. Other performances at the Oberlin Conservatory on 4 April 1981, Northwestern University on 23 May 1981 and North/South Consonance on 9 June 1987.


Five Statements (1974) 7'
Clarinet
Premiered on 11 March 1974 at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Additional performance on 14 May 1975. Other performances at Indiana State University on 24 January 1979 and Memphis State University on 22 April 1989.


Sonata (1971) 7'
Piano
Premiered on 16 March 1971 at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Additional performance on 24 April 1973.


Drolleries (1971) 4'
Piano



Choral Music


Annabel Lee (1986) 8'
mixed chorus SSSAAATTTBBB
First Prize, 1988 Concours de composition des Rencontres Internationales de chant choral de Tours.
Published by Éditions À Coeur Joie, CA 23.


Black is the color of my true love's hair (1999) 5'
mixed chorus SSAATTBB


Journey (2010) 3.5'
mixed chorus SAB

In the Bleak Midwinter (1999) 5'
mixed chorus SATB


Little Karen (2000) 4'
mixed chorus SSAATTBB


Loch Lomond (2010) 4'
mixed chorus SSAATTBB


O Magnum Mysterium (1998) 4'
mixed chorus SSATTB


Ondine (1998) 6'
mixed chorus SATB with piano


What is this fragrance round us flowing? (1997) 4'
mixed chorus SATB
Premiered by the Chicago Waldorf Community Chamber Choir on 5 December 1998 at the Chicago Waldorf School. Additional performances on 12 December 1998 and 11 December 1999 at the Great Oaks School in Evanston, IL and 4 December 1999 at the Chicago Waldorf School.


Today (1999) 4'
mixed chorus SAB


When Our Blue Trees Cry (2010) 4'
mixed chorus SSAATTBB



Vocal Music


Perhaps I shall be (2008) 6'
High voice and orchestra (or piano)


Life Record (2009) 7.5'
High voice and orchestra (or piano)


We’ll meet again someday (2015) 5.5'
Medium voice and piano



Electronic Music


Nautilus (1980) 10'
Digital, computer-generated, 4-channels
Premiered on 3 October 1980 at Northwestern University with additional performances on 23 May 1981, 29 September 1984 and 5 October 1986. Other performances at the International Computer Music Conference (New York) on 14 November 1980, the Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago) on 19 March 1982, the Chicago Society of Composers on 21 March 1983, the SEAMUS National Conference (California) on 9-10 November 1985 and the International Electronic and Avant-garde Festival (Chicago) on 4-5 December 1985.


Dracaena (1980) 10'
Analog, 4-channels
Premiered at the University of Illinois on 12 April 1980. Other performances at Northwestern University on 23 May 1981, the SEAMUS National Conference (California) on 9-10 November 1985, the International Electronic and Avant-garde Festival (Chicago) on 4-5 December 1985 and Composer's Resources, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) on 5 November 1986.


Music for December (1975) 13'
Analog, 2-channels
Premiered at the Cleveland Institute of Music on 14 May 1975. Other performances at the University of Illinois on 12 April 1980 and Northwestern University on 25 January 1986.


Electronic Study No. 1 (1974) 4'
Analog, 2-channels


Let's Hear It Again, this time... (1973) 3'
Analog, 2-channels

Hobbs’ Music

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