Alan Duff Berman: Composition

Please contact me if you are interested in any of these scores; the Cummings songs for voice and guitar are available through  California Guitar Archives.

Solo Guitar

Three in Three (1978)

Guitar Duo

Fantasia (2010)

       Dedicated to Dana Duff

Voice and Guitar

The Syntax of Things: A Cummings Love Song Cycle (2013)

       Dedicated to Alexandra Grabarchuk

  • since feeling is first

  • i like your body when it is with your

  • somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond

  • i carry your heart with me(i carry it in

Solo Flute

Two Wings (1982)

       Dedicated to Lynn Schubert


Roughing It, for improvising speech quartet (text from Mark Twain) (1979)

       Dedicated to Walter Wells

Meeting Ground (2016)


Scaffoldings (Flute, Clarinet, Piano) (1981)

Movement (Flute, Viola, Narrator; text by Denise Levertov) (1985)

       Dedicated to Lynn Schubert and Jack Clausen

Quartet for Kirby (String Quartet) (2013)

Women's Chorus and Guitar

Two Cummings Settings (arrangements from The Syntax of Things for voice and guitar) (2017)

       Dedicated to Alexandra Grabarchuk