Robert Manno Home “...a composer of serious music of considerable depth and spiritual beauty”—Atlanta Audio Society
Complete Works
Chamber Music

Dirge and Blues for Tuba Quartet (1966)
Four Sketches for Flute and String Quartet (1967)
Sarabande for piano (1969)
Birdsongs for soprano and violin (1972) (on six poems by E.E. Cummings)
Two Chorale-Preludes for piano four hands (1972)
Landscapes for voice & chamber ensemble (1973) (on three poems by T.S. Eliot)
Three Quiet Pieces for Harp (1973)
Fern Hill for baritone & chamber ensemble (1973) (a setting of the Dylan Thomas poem)
Dreams for horn and piano (1975)
Prayers of Aquinas for soprano, tenor, flute, cello (1979) (on prayers by St. Thomas Aquinas)
Suite for Violin and Double Bass (1981)
Three Poems for Two Violins and Piano (1987)
Stiller Freund for soprano, violin and piano (1988) (on the poem by Rainer Maria Rilke)
Petit Voyage en Nostalgie for flute, harp and string quartet (1989) (after the etching by Rubé)
Capriccio e Scena for violin and piano (1992)
A Mountain Path for violin, cello and piano (1993)
Sextet for Strings (1995) (2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos)
The Crossing for tenor, violin, cello, piano (2000) (a setting of the narrative poem by Robert Nathan Levin based upon the life of Bishop Frances Burns)
Seven Quiet Pieces for Eight Instruments (2000) (fl, ob, cl, bsn, 2 vlns, vla, vc)
Three Nocturnes for Harp (2000)
Sonata for Cello and Piano (2001-02)
Three Scenes from the Mountains for flute, clarinet and piano (2003)
A Bossa Nova Fantasy for violin, cello and 2 pianos (2006)

Orchestral Music

Dreams for horn and orchestra (1975)
Portrait of Millay (soprano & string orchestra) (1975)
Adagio for Strings (2004)
In Progress:
Concerto for Orchestra (2004) The Four Conditions of Happiness (after Albert Camus)
Dylan’s Aria for baritone and orchestra (2007)
Prelude to Do Not Go Gentle (2008)

Vocal Music

Song Cycles

Five Songs on Poems of E. E. Cummings
“in time of daffodils” (1967)
“lady of silence” (1968)
“crazy jay blue” (1967)
“the first of all my dreams” (1968)
“o the sun comes up-up-up in the opening sky” (1970)

Portrait of Millay for soprano and piano (1975)
(on Five Sonnets by Edna St. Vincent Millay)
“I, being born a woman”
“Loving you less than life”
“Sweet love, sweet thorn”
“Here is a wound that never will heal”
“What lips my lips have kissed”


“It is the hour” (Kenneth Patchen) (1967)
“Warm” (Robert Grenier) (1971)
“Ozymandias” (Shelley) (1977)
“Kissed by the Sun” (1990)

Choral Music

This Is the Garden (E.E. Cummings) (1967)
God's Grandeur (Gerard Manley Hopkins) (1970)
Love's Philosophy (Shelley) (1977)
And Death Shall Have No Dominion* (Dylan Thomas) (2001)
*with harp accompaniment


Prelude to Tristan und Isolde for 17 Strings (Wagner) (2004) (6/4/3/3/1)
Three Joplin Rags for Chamber Ensemble (1999) (fl, ob, cl, bsn, 2 vlns, vla, vc)
Round Midnight for Violin & Piano (Thelonius Monk) (1983)

Do Not Go Gentle

A full-length opera based upon the lives of Dylan and Caitlin Thomas. Additional information is available here.