Orchestra

  • Animal Capers

       
    • 1983
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    • 5'

    Three short lively descriptive animal pieces. Bear, Alligator, Monkey Commissioned by Famous People Players for their black light theatre performances. Premiere: Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, Boris Brott, conductor, August, 1983. Suitable for children’s concerts. Difficulty: good youth/community to professional orchestra. Instrumentation: 2222/3221/timp/2 perc/electric bass/strings. Score for sale (orchestra parts rental)

  • The Beginning And End Of The World

       
    • 1971
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    • 55'

    This music runs the emotional gamut as it accompanies the spectacular multimedia visuals for a stunning experience in environmental theatre accompanying a pageant of images on a journey through the life of the Earth. From the symphonic and mythical, (Through the Milky Way); to cool jazz, (Pangaea – The Great Continent); to the violent convulsions... Read More...

  • The Big Top Suite

       
    • 1991
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    • 21'

    In preparation for Concert Band. Information for the Big Top Suite for orchestra below. Colourful tuneful selections of the circus act music from The Big Top (a circus ballet) commissioned by The Royal Winnipeg Ballet. The Equestrians!; Make Up Mime; The Joeys!(The Clowns); Madame Fifi and Her Amazing Canine Friends! (The Poodles); Jungle Jeopardy! (The... Read More...

  • Celebrations

       
    • 1969
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    • 25'

    A Song and a Dance 10′, an audience pleasing, melodic piece with 60’s baroque rock, A Very Short Opera 8′, a comic scherzo and confrontation between an evil frog and a princess, An Allegory 9′, the triumph of an optimistic jig tune over the forces of darkness. Movements can also be performed separately. Commissioned by... 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...

  • Death Of A Warrior

       
    • 1982
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    • 5'

    A Baroque style piece ala the Albinoni adagio. Used in the film For The Moment as background for the reading of the poem High Flight by Russell Crowe. With the poem, it is an appropriate piece for Remembrance Day programs. Instrumentation: 2222/2000/timp/perc/strings. Orchestra score and parts rental

  • Dream Variations

       
    • 1995
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    • 20''

    A set of variations on Rock A Bye Baby, (and other nursery songs) which tell the nursery rhyme story of baby’s falling asleep, adventures in dream land, and waking up. Commissioned by the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra for combined Senior, Intermediate Orchestras, and Junior Strings. Premiere: Arthur Polson, conductor May 14 1995, also, FACE Symphony... Read More...

  • Fireworks Music

       
    • 2000
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    • 13'

    Suitable for fireworks, pop concerts, outdoor events, festive days. Difficulty: youth/community to professional orchestra. Premiere: Canada Day fireworks, July 1, 2000, at The Forks of the Red and Assiniboine rivers; Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Bramwell Tovey, conductor. Instrumentation: 2222/ 4331/timp/2 perc/harp/string. Orchestra score and parts rental. On the CD – Music Of The Pan Am Games... Read More...

  • 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...

  • Intergalactic Overture

    • formerly Genesis
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    • 1982
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    • 4'

    An overture with a space theme. Music from 1971 planetarium production The Beginning And End Of The World. Suitable for good youth/community orchestra to professional. Premiere: Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, Victor Davies, conductor, also Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Boris Brott, conductor. Instrumentation: 2222/4331/timp/2-3 perc (drum set)/electric bass/strings/and children’s chorus (high voices) or saxophone or synthesizer. Score... Read More...

  • Italian Medley

       
    • 1999
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    • 9'

    A medley of traditional Italian melodies: Santa Lucia; O Sole Mio; Vieni Sul Mar; Il Carnevale Di Venezia (The Carnival In Venice); La Paloma; Funiculi, Funicula. Suitable for good youth/community to professional orchestra. Performances: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Reason, conductor, plus many US community orchestras. Instrumentation: 2222/4331/timp/3 perc/harp/piano /strings. Score and orchestra parts – rental.

  • Jewish Medley

       
    • 1976
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    • 9'

    A medley of traditional Jewish melodies: Ofen Pripetchok; Tum-bala Tumbala; Bay Mayn Rebn Iz Geven; Der Fidler; Arum Dem Fayer. Suitable for good youth/community to professional orchestra. Premiere: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra; Aaron Charloff, conductor, October 20, 1976, also US orchestras. Instrumentation: 2222/4331/timp/3 perc/harp piano/strings. Score and orchestra parts – rental.

  • Jupiter Train

       
    • 1990
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    • 9'

    The story of a Sci-Fi rescue of two friends from evil interplanetary forces by the Jupiter Train space shuttle. Energetic Latin & Jazz elements alternate with a soaring melody in the middle section. Commissioned for Sir John A. Macdonald High School Symphony, by the Ty-Mac Parents Association. Premiere: Ty-Mac Symphony Orchestra, Victor Davies, conductor, April... Read More...

  • Opening And Closing Ceremonies Music From The Xiii Pan American Games

       
    • 1999

    All selections on the CD Music Of The Pan Am Games Children Of The World City Of The Plains Fanfare For The Flame Heart Of The Continent (The Seasons) Ode To The Athletes Reach Out Go For Gold Symphonic Marches Go For Gold (minimusical about sport) “Heard by 400,000,000 viewers on TV throughout the Americas.”... 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...

  • A Short Symphony (For Winnipeg)

    • for Winnipeg Symphony No. 2
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    • 1974
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    • 23'

    Dedicated to the people of Winnipeg and performed several times to acclaim because of its tuneful, rhythmic and descriptive nature. Glory, Glory 7’; The Comet 6’; Romance 4’; Jubilee 6’. Commissioned by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Canada Council. Premiere: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra; Piero Gamba, conductor, 1974; CBC Radio broadcast 1974; also Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra,... Read More...

  • Spirit Of Canada

    • an overture
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    • 2010
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    • 4'

    Written for the Opening Ceremonies of The Vancouver Olympic Games Instrumentation: 2222/3221/timp/2 perc /strings. Difficulty: Good high school, university, professional (score and parts in preparation)

  • Symphonic Marches From The Xiii Pan American Games

       
    • 1999

    Welcome The Champions 3 ’- a triumphant march. The Glory Of The Games 3’ – a stately march. North and South On Parade 3’ – a march in the spirit of John Philip Sousa (brass and percussion). The Mosquito March 3’ – delightful fast-paced and fun – hear the mosquitoes – Canada’s official insect! Pan... Read More...

  • The Seasons

    • Suite for orchestra
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    • 1999
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    • 10'

    A celebration of the changing seasons – music from the Pan Am Games opening ceremonies. Autumn Splendour 3’, a pulsing jazz opening with a fiery fast paced ostinato driven ending; Winter Dreams 3’, magical and evocative of winter’s icy splendour with a beautiful grand waltz; Spring Rhapsody 3’, a lush evocation of the season of... Read More...

  • Variations No. 2

    • For orchestra
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    • 1964
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    • 12'

    Premiere: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Victor Feldbrill, conductor. Chosen to represent Manitoba at Centennial Workshop, July 1967. Instrumentation: 3332/4331/timp/3 perc/harp/strings. Score for sale (orchestra parts – rental).

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