Music with Piano

  • 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 Big Top

    • a circus ballet
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    • 1985
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    • 52'

    A one act story ballet. A little girl runs away to the circus and discovers the bright lights, the dark shadows, and finally friendship under the Big Top. Commissioned by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Choreography, Jacques Lemay; conductor, Earl Stafford. Story: Janis Dunning and Jacques Lemay; Toured Canada with 52 performances. Made into a 1... Read More...

  • 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

       
    • 2009
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    • 22'

    Virtuoso concerto for tuba and symphony orchestra. (Movements can also be played as individual pieces.) Theme and Variations 12’; Waltz for Franco 4’; Sancho Panza Goes To The Bull Fight 7’ Commissioned by Commander Chip and Pennie Sherman for J.c. Sherman. Premiere: Piano and tuba – J.c. Sherman, tuba, Zsuzsanna Lukas, piano at Christ Church... 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

  • Jazz Concerto For Organ & Orchestra

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

    Virtuoso concerto for organ includes boogie, blues, swing, cool jazz, ragtime, and Dixieland. Boogie Pipes 9’; Blue Pipes 5’; Cool Pipes 6’; Hot Pipes (Ragging the Pipes!) 8’. Movements can also be played as individual pieces. Commissioned by Calgary International Organ Foundation/Music Canada, 2000/Hamber Foundation. Performances: Premiere: Wayne Marshall – organ, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra,... Read More...

  • A Jazz Piano Concerto

    • Piano concerto No 2.
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    • 2001
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    • 29'

    Solo piano part and piano 2 (reduction of orchestral score) 2 copies needed for performance Theme With Nine Scenes (A Detective Story) 16’; I Thought I Saw Them In Paris (Sorbet) 6’; Escape To Havana (Farewell) 7’. Difficulty: very good university, professional Piano/piano accompaniment (performance/rehearsal score) for sale.

  • 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

    • Violin concerto No 2.
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    • 2012
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    • 37'

    Echoes Of The Past 18′; Melodies Of The Heart 10′; Rhythms Of The Soul 7′. Commissioned by Elmer and Hilda Hildebrand for Rosemary Siemens in honour of Golden West Radio’s 50th Anniversary. (premiere December 2, 2012) Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor Instrumentation: 2(2nd dbls picc)22(2nd dbls Bcl)2/433/timp/2perc/solo violin/strings. Piano solo/piano performance/rehearsal score and orchestra... 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

    • Piano concerto No.1
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    • 1975
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    • 32'

    Sonata 11’; Theme and Variations 14’; Rondo/Scherzo 7’ Based on traditional Mennonite hymns: (English Victorian hymns and American Gospel songs in German translations) Commissioned by the Fast Foundation with the Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society. Premiere: Irmgard Baerg, piano, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, William Baerg, conductor, 1975. Widely performed across Canada, (CBC Winnipeg Symphony, Boris Brott, conductor; Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Jon... 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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