Chamber

  • Anerca

    • a modern ballet
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    • 1967
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    • 10''

    For violin, soprano (vocalise), percussion, piano=celeste. Hunt; Morning; Old Song. A contemporary ballet based on Inuit poetry. Commissioned by Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers for CBC TV special. Difficulty: university, professional

  • Art Deco Fantasy

    • for cello and piano
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    • 1994
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    • 11'

    The spirit of Art Deco captured in this lyrical and rhythmic Gershwinesque piece. Commissioned and premiered by Ofra Harnoy. Toronto Centre For The Arts Recital Hall February 26, 1994 Difficulty: University, professional. Score and part for sale

  • Autumn Dreams

    • for cello and piano
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    • 1997
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    • 4'

    A nostalgic lyrical melodic piece. Commissioned by Ian Hampton for Canada Music Week. Premiered Vancouver Art Gallery Ian Hampton, cello, 1997. Difficulty: suitable for student cellists and up. Many performances by Langley Community Music School students. “Autumn Dreams” is one of the most successful pieces I’ve commissioned.  I’ve since had a number of my students... Read More...

  • Berceuse

    • For Livia
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    • 2000
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    • 3'

    A lullaby for flute and guitar; or, flute and piano; or piano solo. Commissioned by Theodore Arcand for the christening of his granddaughter Livia in the family chapel in Tuscany. Difficulty: High school and up, grade 5 piano. Scores and parts for sale.

  • The Colours Of Jazz

    • for strings and piano
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    • 2003
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    • 10'

    (Violin, viola, cello, bass and piano) Jazz flavoured chamber music written to accompany montage of art sections (see Video) in the documentary film Persistance Of Vision about famous contemporary African American abstract painters and sculptors. Crazy Rags 1’30” In The Alley 1’30”, Midnight Melancholy 1’30”,” Bebop Fiction 1’30” Sweet Swing 1’30, Blues For Philly 1’30... Read More...

  • Concerto For Tubameister And Orchestra (chamber)

       
    • 2009
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    • 22'

    Although it may seem strange to have a tuba concerto listed under Chamber music, note that the tuba and piano version has been done many times in recitals. As the piano part is a reduction of the orchestra score, and is not merely a slimmed down rehearsal score, it is worthy to be included under... Read More...

  • Continents

       
    • 1994
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    • 30'

    Flute, violin, cello, piano. All four players hum, sing, speak in rhythm, clap, stamp feet and also play small percussion instruments – claves, maracas, triangle, suspended cymbal, bongos, cow bell. Commissioned for the 1994 Commonwealth Games by Chamber Music Victoria, the work incorporates idioms of many Commonwealth countries: Indian ragas, Irish jigs, rhythms of Africa... Read More...

  • Excursions

    • Visits to Manitoba Statues
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    • 2002
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    • 22'

    For woodwind doubler (baritone sax, piccolo, flute, alto flute) and piano. Musical encounters with well known Manitoba statues (real and imaginary!) associated with towns: The Happy Rock Of Gladstone; The Garter Snake Of Inwood; Sarah The Glenboro Camel; The Mosquito Of Komarno; The Creature In The Lagoon At Grand Beach; The Lundar Goose Flies Over... Read More...

  • For Jennifer – Remembrances

       
    • 1998
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    • 31'

    Violin, viola, cello and piano. Prologue 1’; Bells 5’; Gardens 6’; Fountains 3’; Monuments 4’; Memories Of Former Times 9’; Walking 3’; Epilogue 4’. Commissioned by Theodore Arcand in memory of his wife Jennifer who loved Rome, it presents in sound, impressions of The Eternal City. Premiere: Valerie Tryon, piano; Marta Hidy, violin; Michael Schule,... Read More...

  • For The Moment

       
    • 1993
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    • 3'

    Feature film, a bitter sweet romance set against the backdrop of WW 2. Russell Crowe stars as a pilot training in Western Canada. John Aaron Productions Aaron Kim Johnston, director/producer. Classical/ jazz score also recorded for CD Czech Philharmonic/Prague Big band

  • Fun For Four

    • String Quartet No. 1
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    • 1980
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    • 21'

    Jazz, Latin, rock, blues, and ragtime combine in a mix of fun and melody for the player and audience alike within the framework of a traditional string quartet. Disco-Bossa 7’; The Magic Carpet 5’; Blues-Ragtime 5; Mainstreet 4’. Commissioned by the Orford Quartet for school concerts with the Ontario Arts Council. Premiere: Festival Quartet (Arthur... Read More...

  • Gershwin Arrangements

       
    • 1979

    Violin, cello solo, cello, piano. And Violin, cello, piano (Write or call)

  • Good Times

    • Suite for small orchestra
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    • 1979
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    • 22'

    Commissioned by the Manitoba Educational Ensemble with the Manitoba Arts Council, for community concerts when a woodwind quintet, brass quintet and quartet of strings come together. Instrumentation: 1111/2211/strings – (solo strings: 1 violin, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 bass or a body of strings). Fugue/Waltz/Ragtime 7’; Prairie Landscapes 8’; Shaleen 5’; Butterfly Dance 4’. Suitable... Read More...

  • Jazz Concerto For Organ & Orchestra (chamber)

    • The St. Andrew's - Wesley Concerto
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    • 2000
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    • 28'

    Although it may seem strange to have an Organ concerto listed under Chamber music, the visitor should note that, as the piano part is a reduction of the orchestra score, and is not merely a slimmed down rehearsal score, it is worthy to be included under Chamber as a genuine partner to the organ. As... Read More...

  • A Jazz Piano Concerto (chamber)

    • Piano concerto No 2.
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    • 2001
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    • 29'

    Although it may seem strange to have a piano concerto listed under Chamber music, note that as the second piano is a reduction of the orchestra score, and is not merely a slimmed down rehearsal score, it is worthy to be included under Chamber as a genuine partner to the piano solo. The two pianos... Read More...

  • The Journey (chamber)

    • Violin concerto No 2.
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    • 2012
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    • 37'

    Although it may seem strange to have a piano concerto listed under Chamber music, note that as the second piano is a reduction of the orchestra score, and is not merely a slimmed down rehearsal score, it is worthy to be included under Chamber as a genuine partner to the piano solo.

  • The Langley Trio

    • Piano trio No. 2
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    • 2004
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    • 8'

    For violin, cello and piano. Crazy Rags 2’, In The Alley 2’, Midnight Melancholy 2’, Sweet Swing 2’. Commissioned by Langley Community Music School, Ian Hampton Artistic Director for Canada Music Week 2004. Dedicated to the students of the school. Difficulty: good high school, university, professional Score and parts for sale. “Your Langley Trio was... Read More...

  • The Mennonite Piano Concerto (chamber)

    • Piano concerto No.1
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    • 1975
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    • 32'

    Although it may seem strange to have a piano concerto listed under Chamber music, note that as the second piano is a reduction of the orchestra score, and is not merely a slimmed down rehearsal score, it is worthy to be included under Chamber as the piano 2 is a genuine partner to the piano... Read More...

  • Mercury’s Wings

    • Three Movements For Percussion and Piano
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    • 1962
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    • 15'

    For 4 percussion players and piano Three colourful movements for high school players and up using easily obtainable instruments. Concertante, Pastoral, Rondo. Premiere: Indiana University, August 7, 1962, Jack Gilfoy, Gary Elliot, Gregory Murphy, Richard Wiener – percussion, Carol Horn – piano, conductor – Victor Davies.

  • The Musical Circus

       
    • 1981
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    • 14'

    A musical theatre entertainment for soprano, dancers, musician/actors as animals: violin (snake); viola (monkey); cello (elephant); guitar (peacock); horn (lion); percussion (bear); accordion (zebra); and harp. The musicians/animals stage a revolt against the ringmaster (conductor) (the soprano) but are charmed into submission by the mechanical harp. Difficulty: university, professional. Commissioned by Sound Stage Canada for... Read More...

  • Pulsations (chamber)

    • Concerto for violin No.1 *
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    • 1978
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    • 33'

    Although it may seem strange to have a piano concerto listed under Chamber music, note that as the second piano is a reduction of the orchestra score, and is not merely a slimmed down rehearsal score, it is worthy to be included under Chamber as a genuine partner to the piano solo. Click here for... Read More...

  • Rhapsody

    • Four Dances for Strings
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    • 1998
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    • 21'

    Jazz, Latin, rock, blues, ragtime and salon flavours combine in a mix of fun and melody for players and audience. String orchestration of the string quartet Fun For Four. Disco-Bossa 7’; The Magic Carpet 5’; Blues-Ragtime 5’; Mainstreet 4’. Premiere: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra; Michael Reason, conductor, April 1999; McGill Chamber Orchestra, Boris Brott, conductor (Montreal);... Read More...

  • Shades Of Gray

       
    • 0000-00-00
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    • 12'

    For clarinet and piano (in preparation) Indianapolis; Bloomington; St. Louis; Hollywood!

  • Silhouettes

    • Piano Trio No. 1
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    • 1988
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    • 23'

    Four Art Deco moods for piano, cello, violin. Night Shadows 7’; Perfume Bottles 6’; Tango 4’; City Lights 6’. Commissioned by The Canadian Piano Trio. Difficulty: Very good high school, university, professional. Premiere: Festival Players Canada, November 12 1988 (Vancouver); Friends of the Toronto Symphony chamber music series January 27, 1992; Chamber Music Victoria (BC);... Read More...

  • Three Songs On Poems By Walt Whitman

       
    • 1962
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    • 9'

    Baritone, trumpet, horn, trombone, 2 percussion, double bass. Look Down Pale Moon; Crossing The Ford; Year That Trembled And Reeled Beneath Me. Difficulty: university, professional. Premiere: Indiana University, May 1965. David Arnold, baritone, Peter Bagley, conductor. Rehearsal piano part, score for sale (orchestra parts – rental) also see Vocal

  • Tooth Fairy Where Are You?

       
    • 1991
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    • 30'

    1/2 hour animated feature, based on an original story by Paul Schibli. Lacewood Productions, Sheldon Weisman, Exec. Producer, Paul Schibli, producer/director. CTV network Chamber Orchestra 2 lyrical piano solos – Waltz and Theme from the animated TV special. Difficulty: grade 4 – 5 piano.

  • Yukon Scenes

    • For flute and orchestra
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    • 1997
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    • 19'

    For flute and piano; or flute, piano and percussion; also flute and chamber orchestra (amplified flute in Ice Crystals). The spirit of the Yukon captured in four sonic picture post cards, echoes of the land, Gold Rush and the people. Spring Flowers 4’; Kate 1898 4’; Ice Crystals 5’; Rendezvous 4’. Difficulty: very good high... Read More...

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