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solo



Quarantine B*tch: R.S.V.P. (2021) 1 min.

mezzo-soprano and piano

Commissioned by WQXR and Kara Dugan

Text by Christina Kelly.

To listen and learn more, click here.

Philomel (2009)  15 min.

soprano and piano

 

New York Scenes (2006) 25 min.

​baritone and piano (also available for bass, mezzo, and soprano)​



Whilst Alexis Lay Press'd (1997) 3 min.

soprano and piano

Text by John Dryden

chamber


Philomel (2010)  15 min.
soprano and septet (fl/picc/alto, bssn, fh, tp B-flat/E-flat/Flugelhorn, vn, vc, db)

choral

Shallow Breath and Stealth (2021) 25 min.

mixed chorus (6S, 6A, 6T, 6B)

written for and commissioned by The Crossing

Text from Jena Osman's Motion Studies.

Premiere: November 21, 2021, Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA.

Radio Premiere: WRTI December 19, 2021

program notes

my shy brightmillions (2023) 2:47

mixed vocal ensemble (SSAATTBB)

text: e. e. cummings

JUSTINE F. CHEN

COMPOSER AND VIOLINIST

BREAKING NEWS:
Check out our RAVE REVIEW of SHALLOW BREATH AND STEALTH in GRAMOPHONE magazine! 
"...impish, earnest and ominous ... her spare musical imagery portrays everything from earthly ecstasy to anxieties perpetrated by forces seemingly beyond containment."


Listen to THE CROSSING sing our creation: SHALLOW BREATH AND STEALTH! on Spotify!

Check out this great article from WOSU on SHALLOW BREATH AND STEALTH and MOTION STUDIES

BEST WORLD PREMIERE 2023! 
Our "Fantastical, evocative, and nuanced" opera THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TURING was just named BEST WORLD PREMIERE of 2023 by Chicago Tribune today! Thank you, David Simpatico, Chicago Opera Theater, and American Lyric Theater!!

Check out my spotify track to witness Mighty Matt Haimovitz's extraordinary performance of IRIDESCENT GEST!


CHECK OUT my Know Them Now video on YouTube! Thanks, BMI!

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