compositional works, 2012-present

Shipwreck Music (2012), part of album Isle of Lucidity

1. Ayúdame (SAA soloists, optional bassoon)

    Poetry by Pablo Neruda

2. Los Bilbilicos (SSA)

    Traditional Sephardic Tune, arr. Emily Lau

3. I wander, I wonder (solo voice and harp)

    Devised by Emily Lau and Jessica Schaeffer (harp)

5. Fantasy of the drowned violin (solo violin)

A Mass (2012), part of album Isle of Lucidity

1. Kyrie (three equal voices)

4. Universal Prayer (SATB)

Traditional Sanskrit mantra

2. Sanctus (three equal voices)

5.Agnus Dei (three equal voices)

3. I believe (voice, harp, violin improvisation)

Ayúdame - Emily Lau, performed by The Broken Consort
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Los Bilbilicos - Emily Lau, performed by The Broken Consort
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Kyrie - Emily Lau
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Universal Prayer - Emily Lau, performed by The Broken Consort
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Sanctus - Emily Lau
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Agnus Dei - Emily Lau
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Dickinson Poems (2016-2018)

1st edition commissioned and premiered by Conspirare, A Company of Voices (A Cappella)

2nd edition commissioned by Maren Montalbano Brehm for her album, Sea Tangle (Solo voice, harp, violin)

3rd edition for piano and voice

with additional commission from Gloria Bangiola

I. I Never Saw a Moor

II. The Moon Is Distant from the Sea 

III. The Bee

IV. I Can Wade Grief

V. The Grave My Little Cottage Is 

VI. That It Will Never Come Again

VII. I Shall Wade Grief 

Recorded as part of the "Isle of Majesty" album, to be released late 2019.

Radical Softness (2017), contemporary-classical mixed chamber music set to ideas of Hafez

i. oh someone should start laughing

ii. it happens all the time

iii. even after all this time

iv. we should talk about this problem

v. plant - love - sing - laugh

Premiered and recorded by The Broken Consort for the upcoming album, Opus 1 & 2

Music written for and devised by 6 singers (SSSATB), saxophone, violin, viola da gamba, & harp

The Glorious Cuntata (2017), contemporary-classical mixed chamber music set to original and adventurous poetry about glorious femininity

i. (cunt is a) pre-existing condition

ii. labia majora

iii. in praise of menstruation

iv. the lost baby poem

v.  labia minora

vi. heresy of the free spirit 

Premiered and recorded by The Broken Consort for the upcoming album, Opus 1 &2

Music written for and devised by 6 singers (SSSATB), saxophone, violin, viola da gamba, and harp

I've been 'buked (SATB), 2014

arr. of I've been 'buked & O danny boy

Commissioned & Premiered by True Concord

Ubi Caritas (solo voice, violin, organ), 2012

Commissioned & Premiered by Musicians at the Church of the Advent

Isle of Majesty, 2014

Recorder quartet 

Recorded as part of the "Isle of Majesty" album, to be released late 2019

By Chance (dance fantasy for two voices, harp, lute, string quartet), 2014

Poem by Yu Guang Zhong

Premiered by The Arneis Quartet and The Broken Consort

Commissioned by 20 Summers

Recorded as part of the "Isle of Majesty" album, to be released late 2019.

In the bleak midwinter (SSATTT, or SAATBB) 2017

Premiered by The Curious Voices

Manx Lullaby, 2017 (SATB, string ensemble, optional flute solo)

Premiered by Big Mouth Society

When Music Sounds, 2017

(two solo voices and flexible ensemble of instruments)

Premiered by Big Mouth Society

I wonder if the snow, 2017 (SATB)

Premiered by The Curious Voices 

Star Spangled Banner, 2018 (SATB)

Premiered by Big Mouth Society 

ii. Accompanied Recitative: If all the beasts were gone (tenor solo)

iii. Aria: The beauty of the trees (tenor solo)

v. Accompanied Recitative: Feelings of heat and cold (bass solo)

vi. Aria: As with her own life (alto solo)

ix. Aria: Let children walk with nature (alto solo)

x. Recitative: Some do not understand (bass solo)

xi. Aria: Even as a solid rock (bass solo)

xiv-xvi: Recitative: I want to say a few words (soprano solo)

xviii: Aria: I will not allow (soprano solo)

xix: Recitative: With the new day (soprano solo)

xx: Aria: I have decided to stick with love (SATB solo quartet)

Messiah Reimagined / The Messiah(s) (Solo voices & chamber orchestra), 2018

Commissioned and premiered by New York City Master Chorale and Manhatten School of Music 

I've been 'buked/o danny boy - Emily Lau & True Concord
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By Chance - Emily Lau, performed by The Broken Consort & Arneis Quartet
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