Track list


Trio (2014)

Rebecca Harris violin

Myanna Harvey viola

Cassia Harvey cello

01 I. ♩=126

02 II. ♩=80

03 III. ♩=116


From the Valley of Baca (2016)

Texts from the poems of Emma Lazarus and the 84th Psalm of the Hebrew Bible

Lawrence Indik baritone

Charles Abramovic piano

04 Not while the snow-shroud

05 Ma yididot mishk’notecha Adonai tsivaot

06 Across the Eastern sky

07 Ashrei adam oz lo bach m’silot bilvavam

08 I saw a youth pass down that vale of tears

09 Adonai elohim tsivaot

10 What, can these dead bones live

11 Ki tov yom bachatserecha mealef

12 I saw in dream


Sonata (2015)

Katelyn Bouska piano

13 I. ♩=ca. 76

14 II. ♩=69

15 III. ♩=104




Recorded September 25 and October 2, 2017, Philadelphia, PA



Recorded September 16­—17, 2017, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA



Recorded December 9 and 10, 2017 in Philadelphia PA


Recording session producers David Carpenter and David Pasbrig

Recording session engineer David Pasbrig




I would like to thank the following individuals who helped make this album possible: my wonderful performers—Charlie, Larry, Becky, Myanna, Cassia, and Katelyn—it was an honor to work with you all, and I thank you for lending your talent to bring my music to life; David Pasbrig, my wonderful sound engineer and co-producer who guided me through the first professional recording of my music; Rogers Stevens of Ballard Spahr, LLP who was of invaluable assistance in negotiating the terms of my contract; the staff at PARMA Recordings for bringing this whole project together and believing in my music; the many supporters of my Hatchfund campaign who provided the funding for this project; and finally, my mother, Barbara Carpenter, for her unflagging support for my compositional career ever since I started writing music 32 years ago—I dedicate this album to her.


— David Carpenter



Executive Producer Bob Lord

Executive AandR Sam Renshaw

AandR Brandon MacNeil

Vice President, Audio Production Jeff LeRoy

Production Engineer Lucas Paquette

Art Director Brett Picknell

Design Ryan Harrison, Edward A. Fleming

Publicity Patrick Niland





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