Vocal Music

Songs from the Ringelblum Archive (2017) Text by poets of the Warsaw Ghetto
for: soprano, violin, cello and piano
I-For This
II-Rain
III-Spider
IV-Night
V-Joker
VI-Miracle
Commissioned and premiered by: Oleg & Friends Winnipeg. Premiered April 2017.

The Widening Gyre (2009)  Text by David R. Scott
for: soprano and string orchestra
I-Layers
II-A Tangle of Stars
III-Geological Consent
Commissioned and premiered by: Soprano, Luz Alvirez & the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra under Scott Woo (February, 2010).


The Rising Curve of Day
(2006)  Text by P. K. Page
for: mezzo-soprano, orchestra (2-2-2-2; 4-2-2-1; 2P; pno; strings)
Commissioned and premiered by: Soprano, Rosemary van der Hooft & the Victoria Symphony Orchestra under Tania Miller (April, 2006).
[for sound and score sample, see Orchestra page]


Disordered Songs 
(2005) Text by Steven Mayoff
for: soprano or mezzo-soprano and piano

1 Iron Garden score
2 Lazy Leg mp3score
3 Let Go mp3score
4 Mist mp3score
5 Moon Blood/Blood Moon
6 Purple Forest mp3score
7 Skin Music score
8 Tall Tale mp3score
9 T.V. Light mp3score
10 Urge mp3score
11 Winter Chains score

Commissioned by: the Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition, Brandon.


Recipe for Tea 
(2003) Text by Jim Wong-Chu
for: soprano, flute, viola, piano, percussion
Commissioned and premiered by: soprano, Valdine Anderson & GroundSwell, Winnipeg.


Love Songs and Interludes 
(1994) Text by Michael Ondaatje
for: mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, piano
Commissioned and premiered by: GroundSwell, Winnipeg.


Arras: a Garden of Cinema
(1992) Text by P. K. Page     mp3
for: mezzo-soprano, string orchestra, string quartet,
harp, three percussion


Five Short Songs 
(1986) Winner: Music Inter Alia Composition Prize 1987.
Texts by: Wallace Stevens, Robert Bly, Adelaide Crapsey, Ezra Pound.
for: alto voice, viola, piano

1 Blackbird
2 After Working mp3
3 November Night
4 In a Station of the Metro mp3
5 Night mp3


At A Quiet Surface
(1986) Winner: BMI Award for Young Composers 1987. Texts by Anaïs Scott
for: soprano, flute/alto flute, English horn/oboe, violin, cello, harpsichord/piano, percussion


The Woods’ Edge
(1986) Texts by A. R. Ammons
for: soprano, clarinet, percussion


Something Tapped
(1982) Text by Thomas Hardy
for: soprano and piano

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