Catalogue of Works

ORCHESTRAL

Three Chinese Songs of Autumn

July 18, 2021, on ACWC playlist ; Bass soloist, Chad Louwerse; conductor, Owen Underhill, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra reading session.

PASTORALE FOR FLUTE AND STRINGS

(violins,violas,cellos,double basses) 1974 6’00”

Première: May 1975, Okanagan Composers’ Festival, Oyama, B.C.: James Kennedy, flute; Fred Schipizky, double bass; Argenta String Quartet (Stacey Boal, Trudean Nichol, Ben Neuman, Antony Mazerew) 

1976, Oyama, B.C.: David Gordon Duke, conductor; solo flute; Argenta String Quartet; Dan Armstrong, double bass

1978, Eric Harvie Theatre, Banff Centre: Tom Rolston, conductor; Joanne Geerling, flute

FOUR FIRST NATIONS SONGS

(soprano, orchestra) 1985 10’OO”

Première: 4 April 1985, Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Discovery Series, University of Victoria, B.C.: Glen Fast, conductor; Catherine Lewis, soprano

8 May 1994, Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre, Halifax: Chebucto Symphony Orchestra; Christoph Both, conductor; Paula Rockwell, soprano

21 July 1978, “Drums of My Father” from FOUR FIRST NATIONS SONGS, Banff Centre:Canadian Chamber Orchestra; William Shookhoff, conductor, Kristin Samuelson, soprano (see also FOUR FIRST NATIONS SONGS for soprano and piano) 1974

THREE CHINESE SONGS OF AUTUMN

(bass voice, chamber orchestra) 1995 1O’OO”

CLARION CALLS

(for bass clarinet and string orchestra) Commissioner: Gordon Clements.

Première: October 23, 2011, on concert 7 NEW WORKS, Gordon Clements, bass clarinet; 13 strings of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Timothy Vernon. Alix Goolden Hall.

CHORAL

WRECK WE EM: POUR UNE VOITURE DÉFUNTE…

(a cappella women’s choir; 2 alto soloists) 19979’OO”

Première: 22 March 2002, Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria, B.C., A History of Humour in Çhoral Music University of Victoria Chamber Singers, Bruce More, conductor.

April 3, 2011, 2:30 pm. at the Philip T. Young Recital hall, University of Victoria. Benefit concert for the Japan victims of tsunami. Philomela Women’s Choir; director, Mary Kennedy. Soloist, Catherine Fern Lewis.

SONNET: THE SONG WITHIN

(on a poem by John Gracen Brown) (SATB, piano) 2003 7’OO”

World Premiere Saturday, July 13, 2019: 7:30 p.m. Sonnet__The Song Within, for S.A.T. B. and piano; poet: John Gracen Brown. world premiere; conductor: Maria Eduarda Mendes Martins and ad hoc choir, pianist: Christopher Reiche on Oak Bay New Music Festival, St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Elgin St., Victoria, B.C.

OUR SONG

(on a poem: My Mother, the Parrot. by Janine Rickard) 2005

PLACHUSCHY MYESYATS, (WEEPING MOON)

for Doukhobor Choir, SSATBB 2007

World premiere: Feb. 15, 2009: SLAVIC MUSIC Choral Concert: VOCES INTIMAE, at the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Victoria, BC., 3pm,Tony Booker, conductor.

CHAMBER MUSIC

Ile de Ré

(cello, piano) 1975 5’OO” dedicated to Jean Coulthard

Première: 21 July 1977. Victoria Conservatory of Music, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, B.C.: James Hunter. cello; Winifred Scott Wood, piano

Broadcast première: 1978, CBC: Lee Duckles, cello; Arlie Thompson, piano; Don Mowatt, producer

30 March 1978, Registered Music Teachers’ Association, North Vancouver, B.C.: Desmond Hoebig, cello; Arlie Thompson. piano

22 May 1978. Okanagan Festival, Sorrento, B.C.: Desmond Hoebig, cello; Arlie Thompson, piano

2 August 1978, Roubakine Auditorium, Banff Centre: Desmond Hoebig. cello; Gwen Hoebig, piano

27 May 1983. Okanagan Composer’s Festival, Kelowna, B.C.: Shauna Rolston, cello; Isabel Moore piano

28 November 1986, Victoria, B.C., Canada Music Week: Bridget MacRae, cello; Sarah MacDonald, piano

15 June 1992, Community Arts Council Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Women in Music: Andrew Pearce, cello, Terence Dawson, piano

30 June 1992, CFRO. Vancouver Public Radio, Peter Grant, producer: Andrew Pearce, cello, Terence Dawson, piano

8 April 1993, United Baptist Church, Wolfville, N.S.: Christoph Both, cello; Rita Atrott, piano

14 November 1993, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, On Wings of Song, Masterpiece Chamber Music series (2 performances): Eugene Osadchy, cello; Terence Dawson, piano

 23 March 1994, Christ Church Cathedral Discovery Series, Victoria, B.C., Island Chamber Players: Joyce Menting, cello; Tony Booker, piano

16 February 1994, as above, broadcast on CBC Radio, “The Arts Tonight”

26 February 1994, Bad Homburg, V.D.H. Evangelische Christus-Kirchen Gemeinde: Christoph Both, cello; André Terebesi. piano

 27 February 1994, Grosse Sall des Bürgerhauses. Neu-Anspach, Germany, Kulturforum: Christoph Both, cello; André Terebesi, piano

 27 February 1994, Evangelische Dornburchgemeinder, Frankfurt, Germany: Christoph Both, cello; André Terebesi, piano

 21 March 1995, McNulty Recital Hall, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Cornwall Concert Series No. 75: Christoph Both, cello; Heather Morrison, piano

Sonata for Oboe and Organ

1974 9’30”

Première: 31 May 1985, Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, B.C.: Derek Berg, oboe; Michael Gormley. organ

20 September 2001, West Point Gray United Church, Vancouver, B.C.: Lauris MacKenzie, oboe; William Bruneau, organ (revised version)

Reunion

(cello, piano, percussion) 1997 5’OO”

Première: 5 August 1979, Eric Harvie Theatre, Banff Festival Centre: Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, cello; Ada Bronstein, piano; Michael Baker and Brian Johnston, percussion

The Five Elements

(woodwind quintet). l6’30”

Première: 10 July 1987, Victoria International Festival, Philip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria, B.C.: Victoria International Festival Contemporary Ensemble: Lanny Pollet, flute; Suzanne LeMieux, oboe; Betty Harbord, clarinet; Richard Ely, horn;

Broadcast première: 26 November 1989. CFRO (Co-op Radio Vancouver), “Women of Note,” Ina Dennekamp producer: Victoria International Festival Contemporary Ensemble: Lanny Pollet, flute; Suzanne LeMieux, oboe; Betty Harbord, clarinet; Richard Ely, horn; Nancy Hilborn bassoon

The Avenue Winds: Melanie Keller. flute; Sarah Rathke, oboe; Steve Sanchez, clarinet; Charles Moenhke. bassoon; Erika Wilson, horn; 28 July 2006, San Francisco Chamber Wind Festival. Victorian Englander House, 807 Franklin Street, San Francisco Nancy Hilborn, bassoon

Varsix Tango

(cello or violin/piano, or solo piano) 1986 3’OO”

Première, cello/piano version: 28 November 1986, Victoria Conservatory of Music: Alastair Money, cello; Kristina Sutor, piano

Première, piano version: 22 May 1987, Canadian Composers in Concert, Philip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria, B.C.: Toshiko Tampo, piano

Première, viola/piano version: 1987, Son et Café, Chanticleer Restaurant Victoria, B.C., Island Chamber Players: Stacey Boal, viola; Mary Lou Dawes, piano

4 June 1987, Victoria Conservatory of Music, Young Building, Camosun College: Toshiko Tampo, piano

6 August 1988, Philip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria, B.C.: Peter Caton, cello; Toshiko Tampo, piano

Broadcast première: 26 November 1989, CFRO, “Women of Note,” Ina Dennekamp, producer: Alastair Money, cello; Kristina Sutor, piano

My Faithful Dog, On the High Seas, Playing Fair

(teaching pieces for cello, piano) 1986 

Première: 2 May 1995, Victoria Performing Arts Festival. Philip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria, B.C., Strings, Class 375, Junior Chamber Ensemble: Laura Lapp, Lauchlin Burnett, Katherine McCallion, cellos

28 November 1997, My Faithful Dog, Collage, Dunbar Heights United Church: Christopher Ross-Ewart, cello Vermicelli Trio (3 cellos or 3 double basses) 1987 3’OO”

16 November 2003, My Faithful Dog, On the High Seas, Langley, B.C. Contemporary Showcase: students of Ian Hampton

Première, double bass version: 26 July 2005. Victoria Summer Music Festival, Philip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria, BASSES LOADED IX: Gary Karr and 20 international students of Karrkamp

Waltz

(from “Fantasie on a Theme by Jean Coulthard”) (piano and string quartet) 1987 1’30”

String Quartet No. 1: Human Time Zones

1988 15’OO”

Première (1st movement): 4 June 1990, Community Arts Council of Greater Vancouver, Pro Nova String Quartet: Vivian Waters and Sara Pearce, violins; Hans-Karl Pilz, viola; Peggy Lee. cello

Première (entire): 22 December 1990. Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, B.C., Island Chamber Players: Vivian Tillmans and Ron Comber, violins; Stacey Boal, viola; Perry Foster, cello

6 May 1995, Sonic Boom Concert, Western Front Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Pro Musica: Michelle Speller and Daphne Boëda, violins; Davie Rose, viola; Laura McPheeters, cello

Thursday, April 7, 2017: ACWC concert (Association of Canadian Women Composers) to celebrate 100 years since Canadian women got the vote : Indomitable Spirit, at the Christian Science Church, Quadra Street, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

HUMAN TIME ZONES, performed by the Emily Carr String Quartet of Victoria

KUER FÜR WOLFGANG: Suite for Brass Sextet, Solo Bassoon, Four Percussion

1990 6’OO”

Première: 27 January 1991, Women in View Festival, Chinese Fire Hall Theatre, Vancouver, B.C.: electronic tape

Little Latin Suite

(cello, piano). 1991 7’OO”

Première: 1 March, 2 April 1991, Young Auditorium, Camosun College, Victoria, B.C.: Joyce M. Skaggs, cello; Robert Holliston, piano

10 June 1991, “Hear and Now” series, Women in Music, Community Arts Council of Greater Vancouver: Joyce M. Skaggs, cello; Robert Holliston, piano

5 December 1993, Début Série pour Jeunes Artistes, Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur, Montréal: Annie Gadbois, cello; Sandra Murray, piano

1997, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, B.C.: Joyce Menting, cello; Toshiko Tampo, piano

8 July 1999, Villa Communale di Gazuoldo degli Ippoliti, Gazuoldo, Lombardy Italy: Valdine Ritchie, cello; Lauren Coney, piano

14 July 2005, Victoria Piano Summer School, Philip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria: Joyce Ellwood, cello; Susan de Burgh, piano

Rum-ba-ba

(4 violas, double bass) 1992 4’OO”

Première: 5 August 1992, Vancouver Chamber Music Festival, St. George’s School, Vancouver, B.C.: Scott St. John, Toby Hoffman, Maria Lambros Kannen and Carla-Maria Rodrigues, violas; Wilmer Fawcett, double bass

Broadcast première: 8 August 1992, CBC Radio “Arts National,” Karen Wilson, producer; Paul Kennedy, announcer: Scott St. John, Toby Hoffman, Maria Lambros Kannen and Carla-Maria Rodrigues, violas; Wilmer Fawcett, double bass

10 September 1992, CBC Radio “Mostly Music,” Karen Wilson, producer; Ken Winters, announcer: Scott St. John. Toby Hoffman, Maria Lambros Kannen and Carla-Maria Rodrigues, violas; Wilmer Fawcett, double bass

18 July 2003. Casalmaggiore International Festival, Auditorio Comunale, Santa Croce, Casalmaggiore, Italy: Jordan Voelker, Hannah Shaw, Rebecca Huber (USA) and Alexandra Voltsi (Greece). viola: Salvador Pedraza (Mexico), double bass

22 July 2003. Casalmaggiore International Festival, Piazza Garibaldi,Casalmaggiore, Italy: Jordan Voelker, Hannah Shaw, Rebecca Huber (USA) and Alexandra Voitsi (Greece), viola; Salvador Pedraza (Mexico), double bass

13 July 2006: Casalmaggiore International Festival, Auditorium Santa Croce, Casalmaggiore, Italy: violists Chantai Lemire (Canada), Maria Ritzenthaler (USA) Vanessa Hellinga (Canada), Aleida Gehrels (Canada/USA); double bass Davide Bertolini (Italy)

September 8, 2021, on Radio Victoria. Compositrices canadiennes à Victoria. Scott St. John, Toby Hoffman, Maria Lambros Kannen and Carla-Maria Rodrigues, violas; Wilmer Fawcett, double bass

Songs of the Loon

(clarinet, cello) 1995 13’OO”

Première (partial): 8 July 1995. Christ Church Cathedral Summer Recital Series,Victoria, B.C.: Patricia Kostek, clarinet; Joyce Menting, cello

Première (entire): 14 March 1997. Sonic Boom Festival, Western Front Gallery,Vancouver, B.C.: Karen Noel-Bentley, clarinet; Finn Manniche, cello

31 January 1998, In Honour of Jean Coulthard, Celebration of Women Composers series, Knox United Church, Kerrisdale, Vancouver, B.C.: A.K. Coope, clarinet; Brian Mix, cello

25 March 2000, Honours Concert, Okanagan Festival for Composers: Patricia Kostek. clarinet; Paul Kiffner, cello (CD)

3 June 2001 (partial), “Résonances,” Société Radio Canada, Guylain Picard, producer: Patricia Kostek, clarinet; Paula Kiffner, cello (CD)

8 June 2003, New Music North Festival, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Hilidale Lutheran Church: Connie Gitlin, clarinet: Mark Rudoff, cello

8 April 2003, “Take Five,” CBC Radio. Shelley Soames, host: Patricia Kostek, clarinet; Paula Kiffner, cello

September 8, 2021, on Radio Victoria. Compositrices canadiennes à Victoria. Patricia Kostek, clarinet, and Paula Kiffner, cello

My Grouchy Cat

(cello, piano). 1998 3’OO”

Première: 27 November 1998, Collage Festival, Dunbar United Church, Vancouver, B.C.: Christopher Ross-Ewart, cello

Dragonflies/Libellules

(cello, piano) 2001 1 ‘30”

Sonata for Oboe and Organ

2000 revised 9’OO”

Première: 30 September 2001, A Concert for Canada’ s New Century, West Point Grey United Church, Vancouver, B.C.: Lauris McKenzie, oboe; William Bruneau, organ

Mopoongaleli

(harp, marimba) ‘2001 6’OO” ms

Première: 22 November 2001, Masterworks for Harp, Philip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria, B.C.: Josh Layne, harp; Robin Layne, marimba

2 August 2002, Open air concert, Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, B.C.: Josh Layne, harp; Robin Layne, marimba

Tuning to Spirit

(violin and viola or violin and cello) 2005 15’OO”

Première: 14 May 2005. New Music North Festival, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario: Madonna Douglas, violin; Patrick Horn, viola

Welcoming Waves

(oboe/English horn, cello, harp) 2004 12’OO”

Première: 12 March 2005. Sonic Boom Festival, Western Front Gallery, Vancouver: Erin Marks, oboe/English horn; Finn Manniche. cello; Josh Layne, harp

Rarescale

(C flute or bass flute/piano or flute/harp) 2006 5’20”

Première: 31 May 2006, First Unitarian Church, Victoria: Evelyne Deschènes,C flute; Charlotte Ridgway, piano

6 October 2006: Rarescale Concert Series, The Space, Isle of Dogs, London, England: Carla Rees, bass flute; Kerry Yong, piano

14 January 2007 :From Mozart To Modern, Fairfield United Church, Victoria: Michelle Cox, flute ; Josh Lane, harp.

19 January 2007:Mozart To Modern, St. Paul’s United Church, Sidney: Michelle Cox, flute ; Josh Lane, harp.

21 January 2007: Old School House Art Gallery, Qualicum Beach; Michelle Cox, flute, Josh Lane, harp.

18 March 2007: Sonic Boom Festival, Western Front Gallery, Vancouver: Brenda Fedoruk, flute; Jane Hayes, piano. 

Friday, October 3, 8 pm., Rarescale, . This will be a c.d. launch concert of New Music North, at Fort William Baptist Church, Thunder Bay, Ontario. Penny Clarke, alto flute,  Derek Oger, piano.

July 18, 8pm. 2009, San Francisco Chamber Wind Festival, at the San Francisco Conservatory’s recital hall. Martha Stoddard, alto flute; Timothy Zerlang, piano.

November 19, 2011, Gordon Head United Church, Victoria. Canada Music Week concert, presented by the BCRMTA, Victoria branch. Diane Berry, alto flute; Josh Layne, harp.

Song for the Earth

for ‘cello and piano 2006 5’

World première: February 22, 2008, Wood Recital Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music, Victoria, B.C.: Mark Rudoff, cello; Laura Loewen, piano.

23 February 2008, Powell River United Church, Powell River B.C.: Mark Rudoff, cello; Laura Loewen, piano. Special guests: The Kengel Trio

 April 11, 2008, Sonic Boom Festival, The Western Front Gallery, Vancouver. Stefan Hintersteininger, ‘cello; Sarah Bowker, piano

January 24, 2009: at the First Baptist Church, Quadra St. Victoria: concert: A CELEBRATION OF CANADIAN MUSIC : at 2p.m., Song for the Earth; Joyce Ellwood, ‘cello, Toshiko Tampo, piano.

August 4, 2011, at the Morrish home on North Pender Island B.C. . Repeat concert Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at noon hour Music and Munch concert series, All-Saints- by- the -Sea, Ganges, Saltspring Island. Tyr Jami, ‘cello, Graeme Wilkinson, piano.

February 4, 2012, at 8p.m. at the Oak Bay United Church, on concert HERE ON THE EDGE; Tyr Jami, ‘cello; Graeme Wilkinson, piano .

June 12, 2012, 7p.m. Graeme Wilkinson’s Graduate piano recital, VAMPS, Oscar Peterson Hall, Concordia University, Montreal. Tyr Jami, ‘cello; Graeme Wilkinson, piano.

April 11, 2013 Benefit concert for HEADS AND HANDS, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik: cafe l’Artere, 7000 Avenue du Parc, Tyr Jami, violoncelle, Graeme Wilkinson, piano.

April 4, 2014, at 7:30p.m., SONG FOR THE EARTH, new ‘cello and harp version: LAND, SEA, SKY CONCERT, First Unitarian Church of Victoria, 5575 W Saanich Road, Paula Kiffner, ‘cello; Josh Layne, harp.

 April 26, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Repeat performance at Swan Lake Nature House, Saanich

SONG FOR THE EARTH, 7p.m.,Friday, May 19, 2017; CELEBRATING OUR LEGACY series, Sylvia Rickard Celebration: 80th birthday; Murray Adaskin Salon, Canadian Music Centre, Vancouver, B.C. Paula Kiffner, ‘cello; Josh Layne, harp.

Lullaby

rearranged for flute and viola

 May 29, 2008, Lakehead University’s Jean McNulty Recital Hall: Thunder Bay, Ontario, New Music North Concert, Penny Clarke, flute; Catherine Jillings, viola.

Anywhen

World première, 7p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017; CELEBRATING OUR LEGACY series, Sylvia Rickard Celebration : 80th birthday; Murray Adaskin Salon, Canadian Music Centre, Vancouver, B.C. Paula Kiffner, ‘cello; Josh Layne, harp

SOLO

Silvergreen

(solo piano). 1972

 Première: 19 July 1986. Margison Tea House, Sooke, B.C.: Toshiko Tampo (2 performances)

Estival

(formerly Ballet Sonatina) (solo piano) 1973

Première: May 1975, Okanagan Composers’ Festival, Oyama, B.C.: Gail O’Riordan, piano

Broadcast première: 1975. CBC Radio. Don Mowatt, producer: Gail O’Riordan piano

1985, Shawnigan Lake. B.C.: Gail O’Riordan, piano

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba: Diana Mackintosh, piano1986, Banff Centre, Alberta: Jon Kimura Parker, piano

1982.Canada Music Week, Victoria Conservatory of Music, Victoria, B.C.: Winifred Wood piano

28 March 1884, Music Building Auditorium, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.: Carla Tsang, piano

10 December 1998 (2nd movement), “Jean Coulthard as Mentor,” “Women of Note” series, Philip T. Young Recital Hall. University of Victoria, B.C.: Toshiko Tampo, piano

 November 11, 2009; on Passages Past and Present, Gordon Head United Church, Victoria, BC

Repeat performance: November 29, 2009, at Tom Lee Centre, Langford; B.C.

On Midsummer Concert, Saturday, 8pm, July 16, 2011, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco, California. Guest pianist, Charlotte Ridgway.

November 19, 2011, Gordon head United Church , Victoria. Canada Music Week concert, presented by the BCRMTA, Victoria branch. Carmyn Slater, piano soloist. First movement only.

Saturday, April 14, 2012, ESTIVAL, 1st. movement, on the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival: piano division, Canadian section, Intermediate honours Classes, at the Sanctuary, First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Road,Victoria: Carmyn Slater, piano.

ESTIVAL, first movement only: May 25, 2012, 11:30 a.m. BC Registered Music Association (Victoria Branch), 21st. Annual Gala Luncheon & Awards Concert Coast Harbourside Hotel & Marina, 146 Kingston St. Carmyn Slater, piano

Estival, first movement, at the 2015 Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival, Monday, April 13, at 2p.m., at the Baumann Centre, corner of Quadra and Balmoral. Pianist , Sarah Chapeskie.

Friday, May 29, 2015: ESTIVAL, first movement, BCRMTA gala luncheon and concert, University Club, University of Victoria. Sarah Chapeskie, piano.

ESTIVAL for solo piano: Saturday, November 21, 2015, 3pm; CANADA MUSIC WEEK: Gordon Head United Church Vic.

Sarah Chapeskie, piano.

March 4, 2016, at 7:30pm; Estival, for solo piano; Sarah Chapeskie, piano, on concert Syrious Music, to benefit a Syrian family in Victoria; Wood Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music

March 5, 2016, at 7:30pm, repeat performance of the above March 4th concert, at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Elgin St.

Thursday , April 21, 2pm, 2016, ESTIVAL, second movement; at the Baumann Centre, Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival: piano: Canadian composer class; 925 Balmoral Road, Victoria, B.C. Sarah Chapeskie, piano.

8P.M. , Saturday, February 11, 2017, at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Elgin St., Victoria, B.C., ESTIVAL, by pianist, Sarah Chapeskie.

ESTIVAL, 7p.m., Friday, May 19, 2017; CELEBRATING OUR LEGACY series, Sylvia Rickard Celebration: 80th birthday; Murray Adaskin Salon , Canadian Music Centre, Vancouver, B.C. Sarah Chapeskie, piano.

ESTIVAL, 3pm Saturday, June 24, 2017. P.J. Music Studio Recital at Tom Lee Hall, Langford, B.C. Sarah Chapeskie, piano.

Leprechaun Suite for Guitar

(solo guitar) 1975 8’OO”

Première: 28 May 1977, Okanagan Composers’ Festival: Alan Rinehart, guitar

1977, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria: Alan Rinehart, guitar

A Breast for Beating in My Hour of Need

(solo cello)1976 circa 5’OO”

Music for a play by Otto Löwy about Franz Kafka Broadcast première: 1975, CBC International Market: Lee Duckles, cello

L’Arc-en-ciel

(harp or piano). 1980 2’30”

Première: 1982, Vancouver Music Festival Workshop, Langara College, Vancouver,B.C.: Elizabeth Ely, harp

1981, University of Toronto, Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, Toronto, Ontario: Gianetta Baril, harp

21 January 1981. Okanagan Composers’ Festival, Sorrento, B.C.: Jean Ethridge, piano

1982, Church of Our Lord, Victoria, B.C.: Sylvia Rickard, piano

1984, Victoria Conservatory of Music, Victoria, B.C.: M. Lovejoy, piano

31 March 1989, University of Toronto Music Faculty, Toronto, Ontario: Elizabeth Ely, harp

30 May 1998, Christ Church Cathedral Benefit Concert, Victoria, B.C.: Mia Otake, harp

Theme and Variations for Solo Harp

1982 17’OO”

Première: 14 November 1982, Artists Against the Seal Hunt, Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver, B.C.: Kathryn Ely, harp

Broadcast première: 1983. CBC Radio “West Coast Performance”: Kathryn Ely,harp

10 December 1982. Church of Our Lord, Victoria Conservatory of Music, Victoria, B.C.: Kathryn Ely, harp

19 December 1982. Music at the Gallery. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, B.C.: Kathryn Ely, harp

11 April 1990, University of Toronto Bachelor of Arts degree recital, Toronto, Ontario: Elizabeth Ely, harp

Ambystoma

(solo piano). 1981 2’OO”

Première: 19 May 1983. Crofton House School. Vancouver, B.C.: Sylvia Rickard, piano

5 Pieces: Invention, Minuet and Trio, Polonaise, L’Arc-en-ciel, Study

(solo teaching pieces for young pianists)’ 1982

Published in A Student’s Guide to Musical Form (Waterloo Music, 1983; U.S. edition, Music in Many Forms, published by Kjos Music, San Diego, 1984).

Minuet and Trio: l0 April 2006, Greater Victoria Festival of the Arts, Victoria: Austin Hung, piano

November 19, 2011, Gordon Head United Church , Victoria. Canada Music Week concert, presented by the BCRMTA, Victoria branch. Victor Li, piano soloist.

with every breath you take…

(solo clarinet) 1993 13’OO”

Première: 7 February 1994, Musik Högskolan vit Göteborgs Unversitet, Göteborg, Sweden: Patricia Kostek, clarinet

10 February 1994, Kammermusik Salen, Musikhögskolan, Stockholm, Sweden: Patricia Kostek, clarinet

12 February 1994. Musikhögskolan, Orebro. Sweden: Patricia Kostek, clarinet

13 February 1994. Haga Church, Sweden: Patricia Kostek, clarinet

15 February 1994, Kainmer-Musiksalen, Kristianstadt, Sweden: Patricia Kostek, clarinet

Canadian première: 18 March 1994, An Evening of Solos and Premières, Open Space Gallery Victoria, B.C.: Patricia Kostek, clarinet

21 August 1994, Music at the Gallery, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, B.C.: Patricia Kostek, clarinet

Nagareboshi/Shooting Stars

(solo piano). 1997 18’OO”

Première: 7 November 1998, Music in the Morning, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.: Toshiko Tampo, piano

1O December 1998, Women of Note series (lectures/music), Philip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria, B.C.: Toshiko Tampo, piano

29 July, 2008: First Baptist Church, Victoria ,B.C: Toshiko Tampo, piano.

 August 30th, 2008: Nagareboshi, Yodobashi Baptist /Church Chapel, Shinjuku, Tokyo. Piano, Toshiko Tampo

January 24, 2009: at the First Baptist Church, Quadra St. Victoria: concert: A CELEBRATION OF CANADIAN MUSIC : at 2p.m., ; Nagareboshi, Toshiko Tampo, piano solo.

Feb. 12, 2009; NEW MUSIC NORTH presents NEW MUSIC for Saxophone, Piano and Live Electronics: NAGAREBOSHI. Pianist; Derek Oger, 7:30 pm, Thursday, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Feb. 15, 2009, NEW MUSIC NORTH presents NEW MUSIC for Saxophone, Piano and Live Electronics: NAGAREBOSHI. Pianist; Derek Oger,at 7:00 pm. at Gallery 345,Toronto, Ontario

June 3, 2019: NAGAREBOSHI, on Canadian Composers Concert, Yodobashi Baptist Church Chapel, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Solo piano: Toshiko Tampo 

Teco-Teco

August 5, 2008: World premiere of Teco-Teco, for solo clarinet. Ottawa Chamber Music Festival. Rebecca Danard, solo clarinet.

Teco-Teco, for solo clarinet; Cris Inguanti, clarinet; SONIC BOOM FESTIVAL, presented by Vancouver Pro Musica Society, at 7:30 p.m. ‘Thursday, March 19,2009, at the Western Front Gallery, 303 East 8th. Avenue, Vancouver.

November 19, 2011, Gordon Head United Church, Victoria. Canada Music Week concert, presented by the BCRMTA, Victoria branch. Gord Clements, clarinet soloist.

April 4, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Land, Sea, Sky concert: First Unitarian Church of Victoria, 5575 West Saanich Road TECO-TECO; Gord Clements, clarinet

April 26, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Repeat performance at Swan Lake Nature House, Saanich

Partition de Fête

August 22, 2018, Week 1, 2018: world premiere: PARTITION DE FÊTE,at the Chetham International Summer School and Festival for Pianists, Room GO9, at Chetham , Manchester, England, Solo piano: Graeme Wilkinson , dedicatee.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 1745, Partition de Fête, at the Casalmaggiore International Festival of Music, Aula Magna Santa Chiara, on concert “From Canada With Love”. Pianist, Graeme Wilkinson, the piece’s dedicatee.

Kat en Muis

(for accordion)

Saturday, 9p.m., August 1, 2020: Kat en Muis, world premiere, for accordion, by Dutch accordionist Erica Roozendaal, on her Solo Recital of International Works; at the KAAP Theatre, Ostende, Belgium. Kat en Muis is dedicated to Erica and Otje, her cat!

2020 Mariana’s Creatures

(for solo harp)

VOCAL

The Language Police

August 28, 2021, Augmented Trio Promotions Afterglow, August Tunes of Passion concert, streamed from Triangle Mountain. Marney Setka-Mooney, soprano; Kathryn Le Gros, piano.

ATARDECER

March 2021, for bass baritone and piano. Poem: José Quintero.

FOUR FIRST NATIONS SONGS

(text from the Frances Densmore Collection, Shirley Daniels) (soprano, piano). 1974

Première: 11 August 1975, Shawnigan Lake Summer School of the Arts (and Vancouver Women’s Club), Shawnigan Lake, B.C.: Joanne Dorenfeld, soprano; Gail O’ Riordan, piano

Broadcast première. Nootka Love Song: April 1975, CBC Radio: Joanne Dorenfeld,soprano; Gail O’Riordan, piano

28 May 1977 (two songs). Okanagan Composers’ Festival: Ginette Duplessis, soprano; Arlie Thompson, piano

28 October 1977 (three songs), Victoria Status of Women Action Group, Elliot Building,University of Victoria, B.C.: Anne Bennett, mezzo-soprano; Jean Ethridge, piano

4 August 1978, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta: Kristin Samuelson, soprano; William Shookhoff, piano

2 April 1980, Pleiades Theatre. Calgary, Alberta: Roberta Stevens, soprano; Diane Cummings, piano

June 1982, Church of Our Lord. Victoria, B.C.: Norma Selwood, soprano; Teresa Turgeon, piano

19 May 1983, School Alumnae Concert. Crofton House School, Vancouver, B.C.: Norma Selwood, soprano; Sylvia Rickard, piano

1 November 1983, Music at the Gallery. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, B.C., Ars Nova Ensemble: Norma Selwood, mezzo-soprano; Sylvia Rickard, piano

European première: 22 May 1987, Canadian Embassy, Budapest, Hungary: Katherine Ardo, soprano; Mel Kerby, piano

17 November 1987. Victoria Conservatory of Music, Camosun College, Victoria, B.C.: Norma Selwood, mezzo-soprano: Sylvia Rickard, piano

14 & 21 February 1988, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta: Katherine Ardo, soprano; Mel Kirby, piano

 I April 1989, First United Church. Victoria. B.C.. Norma Selwood, mezzo-soprano; Teresa Turgeon, piano

19 June 1989. Hear and Now series, Vancouver Community Arts council Gallery, Vancouver. B.C.. Norma Selwood. mezzo-soprano; Teresa Turgeon, piano

May 1991, Young Auditorium. Camosun College. Victoria, B.C., lst place,20th Century Music: Kamilla Vaski, mezzo-soprano; Robert Holliston, piano

5 May 1992, Young Auditorium, Camosun College, Frances James Adaskin Scholarship for 20th Century Canadian Vocal Music, Ist place: Kamilla Vaski, mezzo-soprano; Robert Holliston, piano

15 July 1994, Choral Symposium, Lake Ogontz, Littleton, New Hampshire: Paula Rockwell, soprano; Paulina Kocic, piano

28 April 1995, Community Concerts of Canada, Woodlawn United Church, Dartmouth, N.S.: Paula Rockwell, soprano; Rita Attrot, piano

21 October 1995, Sandstone Studio, St. Aidan’s Church, Gabriola Island, B.C.: Barbara Ebbeson, soprano; Alison Nishihara. piano

18 November 1995, St. Aidan’s Church, Nanaimo, B.C.: Barbara Ebbeson,soprano; Alison Nishihara, piano

22 May 1998, Performer’s Choice, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.: Louise Leroux, soprano; Holly Duff, piano

Performances of individual songs from the cycle on various dates

March 7, 2015 7pm FOUR FIRST NATIONS SONGS on the Graduation voice recital of Kristi Kozun at Hildebrand Chapel, Briercrest College, Caronport, Saskatchewan. Soprano, Kristi Kozun; piano, Marlene Pullman.

March 18, 2016, at 5pm: When You Hear Me Singing (Four First Nations Songs) at the Canadian Music Centre, Head Office, Toronto; on CASP concert (Canadian Art Song Project). Victoria Marshall, mezzo soprano; Mélisande Sinsoulier, piano

May 5, 2016, at noon: When You Hear Me Singing (Four First Nations Songs), at the

Four Seasons Perfoming Arts Centre, Richard Bradshaw Auditorium, on CASP concert;

Victoria Marshall, mezzo soprano; Mélisande Sinsoulier, piano 

REVIEW

Three Chinese Songs of Autumn

(bass-baritone/English horn or flute/harp)1978 lO’OO”

Première: 2 November 1978, “An Autumn Day,” Victoria Conservatory of Music,Victoria, B.C.: Stephen Horning, bass-baritone; Joanne Geerling, flute; Janice Waite, piano (replacing harp)

20 July 1979, “Mooring My Boat at Feng Shui by Night” (poem by Huang Shu), Banff Centre, Banff,Alberta: Greg Ryerson, baritone; Joanne Geerling, flute; Janice Waite, piano (replacing harp)

Première (revised version): 14 February 1986, Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, B.C.: Cal Barber, bass; Richard Volet, flute; Kathryn Ely, harp

24 November (concert) and 1 December (recital) 1989, Canada Music Week, Victoria Conservatory of Music faculty, Young Auditorium, Camosun College,Victoria, B.C.: Brian Jull. bass; Robert Holliston. piano (arr. by Robert Holliston)

Broadcast première: 26 November 1989, “Women of Note,” CFRO Vancouver, Ina Dennekamp. producer: Brian Jull bass; Robert Holliston, piano

1 October 1993, Canadian Composers in Concert, Adaskin Scholarship Concert, University of Victoria, B.C.: Brian Jull, bass; Lanny Pollet, flute; Kathryn Ely, harp

Epithalamion

(on the poem by John Donne) (soprano. violin)1984 20’OO”

Première: 1984 Aurora Musicale series. Muriel Richardson Auditorium, Winnipeg Art Gallery,Manitoba: Gaelyne Gabora, soprano; Taras Gabora, violin

U.S. première: 28 March 1988, faculty concert, St. Louis Conservatory, St. Louis, Missouri: Gaelyne Gabora, soprano; Taras Gabora, violin

20 July 1988, Contemporary Music Series, Victoria International Festival,University of Victoria, B.C.: Gaelyne Gabora, soprano; Taras Gabora, violin

13 February 1992, Faculty Chamber Music Concert, Oberlin College Conservatory, Oberlin. Ohio: Gaelyne Gabora, soprano; Taras Gabora, violin

5 July 1999, Oberlin a Casalmaggiore, Auditorio di San Croce, Casalmaggiore,Italy: Jennifer Ashe, soprano; Taras Gabora, violin

Requiem for Judith

(on a poem by Sheilagh Ogilvie) (soprano, mezzo-soprano, piano). 1987. l0’OO”

Première: 4 June 1987, Victoria Conservatory of Music, Camosun College Victoria, B.C.: Catherine Young, soprano; Norma Selwood, mezzo-soprano; Toshiko Tampo, piano

 4 May 1990, Canadian Composers in Concert, Philip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria, B.C.: Suzanne Bowen, soprano; Norma Selwood, mezzo- soprano; Toshiko Tampo-Hinton, piano

20 August 1993, Young Building Auditorium, Camosun College, Victoria, B.C.: Hanna Bendtsen, soprano; Elizabeth Ciceri, mezzo-soprano; Robert Holliston, piano

April 6, 2011, at 8 pm. at the Jean McNulty Hall, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay,Ontario, Student contemporary Music Concert. Kayla Soares, soprano; Sarah Grant, mezzo soprano; Erik Riekko, piano.

February 4, 2012; at 8p.m., Oak Bay United Church, on concert: HERE ON THE EDGE. Anne Grimm, soprano; Catherine Fern Lewis, mezzo soprano; Moira Szabo, piano.

Thursday, April 14, 7:30p.m. 2016. at Jean McNulty Hall, Contemporary Showcase, William H. Buset Centre for Music and Visual Arts, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario. Emily Lieske, soprano; Cecilia Morris, mezzo soprano; Tino Pehkonen, piano.

Saturday, October 2, 2021, Poem, “for Judith”, by Sheilagh Ogilvie; on concert “Into the Shimmering”, at St. Helen’s Anglican Church, Vancouver, B.C. Robyn Driedger-Klassen, soprano; Leah Giselle Field, mezzo soprano; Leslie Dala, pianist.

The Mature Student

(on a text by Sylvia Rickard, Norma Selwood and Lanny Pollet) (mezzo-soprano, piano, page turner) 1989 15’OO”

Première: 20 March 1989, Philip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria, B.C.: Norma Selwood, mezzo-soprano; Teresa Turgeon, piano; Karen Pattulo, page turner

Char Hawaen

(on a text by Mary Graham) (soprano, clarinet, harp)’ 1983 15’OO”

Première: 17 November 1983, Music at the Gallery, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, B.C., Ars Nova Ensemble: Norma Selwood, soprano; Lawrence de la Haye, clarinet; Kathryn Ely, harp

1 March 1988, Tuesday Music, Philip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria,B.C.: Norma Selwood, soprano; Karen Mang, clarinet; Marlis Neumann, harp

8 April 1988, 3rd year graduation recital by Karen Mang, Philip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria, B.C.: Norma Selwood, soprano; Karen Mang, clarinet; Marlis Neumann, harp

12 March 1993, “Women and Transformation” new music series, Open Space Gallery, Victoria. B.C.: Catherine Lewis. soprano; Patricia Kostek, clarinet; Kathryn Ely, harp

7 November 1998, Music in the Morning, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.: Norma Selwood, mezzo-soprano; Patricia Kostek, clarinet; Rita Costanzi, harp

Birth, Death and Regeneration

(for tenor, ‘cello and piano. Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke). 1992 7’OO”

Saturday, June 30, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

World première: BIRTH, DEATH AND REGENERATION; poems: Rainer Maria Rilke’s Lacrimosa, Schlussstück , Aus einer Kindheit

Inner Chamber series:LOVE, DEATH AND REBIRTH at Upper Parish Hall, St.James Anglican Church, Stratford, Ontario, Roger Honeywell, tenor; Ben Bolt-Martin, ‘cello; Emily Hamper, piano.

Love Flowers of Chinese Courtesans

(soprano, harp). 1995 l5’OO”

Première: 18 May 1995. graduation recital, Young Auditorium, Lansdowne Campus, Camosun College, Victoria, B.C.: Nonalee Dong, soprano; Kathryn Ely, harp

Song no. 2: THINKING OF SOMEONE; Text: Hsiung Hung

Noon hour concert, Friday, September 30, 2016. Duo Corde . Heather Pawsey, soprano; Albertina Chow, harp.

Capilano College, North vancouver, B.C.

Song No.1: ON THE SLOPE OF MOUNT HUA: Saturday, November 18, 2017, 7:00 p.m., St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 1701 Elgin Road, Victoria, B.C., GENERATIONS OF CANADIAN MUSIC2017:B.C. Composers, Maria Eduarda Mendes Martins, soprano; Josh Layne, harp

Belle-Mère

(on a poem by Claude Treil) (bass voice, piano)’ 1995 9’OO”

August 11, 2010, Music and Munch Series, Ganges, Anglican Allsaints Church-by-the-Sea, Saltspring Island, B.C. Christian Tatonetti, baritone; Graeme Wilkinson, piano

5pm,August 18, 2010, at North Pender Island, at the home of Alan Norrish: Christian Tatonetti, baritone; Graeme Wilkinson, piano.

September 24, 2010, Benefit Concert and Art Sale, 7-10pm., at the Wood Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music, 900 Johnson St. Victoria, BC to benefit the homeless through Our Place Society. Christian Tatonetti, baritone; Graeme Wilkinson, piano. 

BELLE-MÈRE. Poem: Claude Treil.7p.m., Friday, May 19, 2017; CELEBRATING OUR LEGACY series, Sylvia Rickard Celebration: 80th birthday; Murray Alaskan Salon, Canadian Music Centre, Vancouver, B.C. Andrew R. White, baritone; Graeme Wilkinson, piano.

Brise Marine

Dec. 10, 2010 ,7:30. p.m., WORLD PREMIERE of E. Stephane Mallarme’s BRISE MARINE, Concordia Graduate Chamber Ensembles. Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, Loyola campus, Concordia U., Montreal. Marie Beaulieu, soprano; Lindsay Roberts, oboe; Graeme Wilkinson, piano.

March 25, 2012, 7:30 p.m., on the Vancouver Pro Musica’s SONIC BOOM FESTIVAL at the Western Front Gallery, Vancouver. Kathleen Allan, soprano; Beth Orson, oboe d’amore; Scott Meek, piano.

Sunday, July 5, 7 p.m., 2014: BRISE MARINE, on La Mélodie française concert at l’École de Musique Vincent d’Indy, Le Salon Cecile-Romaine, Montreal, PQ. Marie Lyne Phare, soprano; Lindsay Roberts, oboe; Graeme Wilkinson, piano.

Monday, July 28, at 8p.m., 2014: “La Mélodie française” concerts: at the Pyatt hall,

Vancouver, B.C. BRISE MARINE : Marie Lyne Phare, soprano; Beth Orson, hautbois d’amour; Graeme Wilkinson, piano.

April 26, 2015. Presenter: SACEF, at Place des Arts, Montréal; Mélodie française et Plus…concert.Marie Lyne Phare, soprano; Lindsay Roberts, oboe; Graeme Wilkinson, piano.

photographing you a…

(on a poem by Daphne Marlatt) (soprano, viola or cello, percussion) 1996 9’OO”

Première: 2 November 1996, Instruments Meet Thy Maker, Open Space Gallery,Victoria, B.C.: Catherine Lewis, soprano; Christine Prince, viola; Graham Hargrove, percussion

16 March 2001. Bang, Scrape & Screech, Spectrum faculty , at 7:30 p.m. 2014: on concert 12th Annual Contemporary Music Festival; San Francisco Community Center, 544 Capp Street Andrew R. White, baritone; Emily Tian, piano. 

March 26, 2015: 7:30 p.m. Canadian premiere of THREE YEATS SONGS, on SONIC BOOM FESTIVAL, Pyatt Hall, 843 Seymour St., Vancouver, B.C. Andrew R. White, baritone; Rachel Iwaasa, piano

October 20, 2015: 4pm: on concert “Celabrating W.B. Yeats in Music” Art Song Setting of Poetry: Fireside Lounge, University Club, UVIC: Andrew White, baritone; Graeme Wilkinson, Tatiana Vassilieva, pianists.

March 19, 2016, 7:30pm, The Lake Isle of Innisfree, William Butler Yeats, poet, from my Three Yeats Songs; Andrew R. White, baritone; Valerie Cisler, piano; on Music and Poetry Festival, Midwestern State University, on S. Central Regional Conference of the College Music Society; Wichita Falls, Texas

Three Yeats Songs

WORLD PREMIERE: Saturday, July 26, 2016.  Andrew R. White, Baritone, and Graeme Wilkinson, Piano.

Three Late Period Yeats Songs

poems: William Butler Yeats

World première: Friday, January 6, at 7p.m., 2017: THREE LATE PERIOD YEATS SONGS on French Art Song Plus Recital, at the Silverton United Methodist Church, Silverton, Oregon, U.S.A. Andrew White, baritone, Christopher Wicks, pianist;

Canadian Première; 7p.m., Friday, May 19, 2017; CELEBRATING OUR LEGACY series, Sylvia Rickard Celebration: 80th birthday; THE OLD STONE CROSS, POLITICS, THOSE IMAGES Murray Alaskan Salon, Canadian Music Centre, Vancouver, B.C. Andrew R. White, baritone; Graeme Wilkinson, piano

THREE LATE PERIOD YEATS SONGS,Vancouver Pro Musica’s SONIC BOOM Festival: Thursday, 7:30p.m., March 22, 2018; at Pyatt Hall, 843 Seymour Street, Vancouver, B.C. Andrew R. White, baritone; Graeme Wilkinson, piano

Ouvir Estrelas

Saturday, July 13, 2019: 7:30 p.m. Ouvir Estrelas, for soprano, cello and celesta, poet: Olavo Bilac: world premiere; soprano, Maria Eduarda Mendes Martins; celesta, Nathan Friedman; cello: Liam Epp, on Oak Bay New Music Festival, St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Elgin St., Victoria, B.C.

Completing The Shamrock

September 7, 2019, 2 p.m. World Première: Completing the Shamrock: 3 poems by William Butler Yeats: 1 When You Are Old; 2 The Lamentation of the Old Pensioner; 3 Why Should Not Old Men Be Mad. Great Plains New Music Festival, Colton Hall, Fine Arts building, University of Vermillion, South Dakota. Baritone, Andrew R. White; pianist, Graeme Wilkinson.

Good-Bye, My Fancy

Monday ,December 2, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.”Good-Bye, My Fancy”, poem by Walt Whitman: world première , for baritone and piano; on Andrew R. White’s recital of song settings by Walt Whitman. Pianist, Nathan Buckner, at the University at Kearney, Nebraska.

Sunday, December 8, 2019, at 3 p.m., “Good-Bye, My Fancy”, poem by Walt Whitman: for baritone and piano; on Andrew R. White’s recital of song settings by Walt Whitman. Pianist, Nathan Buckner, at the University of Lincoln, Nebraska

Sunday, January 26 3 p.m., 2020, “Good-Bye, My Fancy” , on poem by Walt Whitman. Venue: All Faiths Chapel of Campus of Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas on New Art Songs on Poetry of Walt Whitman. Baritone, Andrew R. White; pianist: Nathan Buckner.

Lullaby

(on a poem by Dorothy Parker) (soprano, viola) 2000 8’OO” 

Première: 12 May 2000, Spectrum 2000 faculty chamber music series, Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music. Victoria, B.C.: Catherine Lewis, soprano; Christine Prince, viola

Buttercup Fields

(on a poem by Lindsay Selwood) (medium voice, piano) . 2000 3’OO”

Canadian Music Centre Millennium commission for young adult voice

Première: 23 March 2001, Millennium Series Workshops Final Concert, Wood Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music, Victoria, B.C.: Catherine Lewis, soprano; Heather Goward, piano

22 May 2001, wood Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music: Jared Hynnes, tenor; Heather Goward, piano

2 April 2004, Lakehead University Contemporary Ensemble: Tammy Wilson, mezzo­soprano; Susan Oksanen, piano

BUTTERCUP FIELDS. Poem: Lindsay Selwood; 7p.m., Friday, May 19, 2017; CELEBRATING OUR LEGACY series, Sylvia Rickard Celebration: 80th birthday ; Murray Alaskan Salon, Canadian Music Centre, Vancouver, B.C.

Catherine Laub, soprano; Rita Attrot, piano

BUTTERCUP FIELDS: October 27, 2017 7:30 p.m., Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazleton, Toronto; presenter: ACWC and Heliconian Club; Climate Change & Endangered Species. Concert_ACWC composers, Katerina Utochkina, mezzo soprano; Evelina Soulis, piano.

Answering the Call

(on poems by Lindsay Selwood) (baritone voice, clarinet, guitar) . 2001 15’OO”

Première (movements 1, 3 & 5): 14 March 2004, Sonic Boom Festival, Western Front Gallery, Vancouver. B.C.: Richard Williams, baritone; Johanna Hauser, clarinet; Michael Strutt, guitar

Three Poems: “Epitaph” and “Unfortunate Coincidence”

(on poems by Dorothy Parker) (mezzo-soprano, piano) . 4’OO”

Première. “Unfortunate Coincidence”: 28 February 2003, Sonic Boom Festival Vancouver Pro Musica. Scotia Bank Dance Centre, Vancouver, B.C.: Barbara Ebbeson, mezzo-soprano; Rachel lwa’asa. piano

4 June 2004. New Music North. Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ontario: Patricia Jegou, mezzo-soprano; Deanna Oye, piano

Three Cabaret Songs

November 28, 2009, Erato Ensemble, on concert: OF TIME AND TIDE, at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church, Vancouver. Catherine Laub, soprano; Rita Attrot, piano. 

July 17, 2010, 8th. Annual Contemporary Music Festival at the San Francisco Community Center. Elizabeth Henry, soprano; Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano.

Nov. 13, 2010, THREE CABARET SONGS; on concert: OPERA AND SONG, at San Francisco’s Community Center. Elizabeth Henry, soprano; Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano.

THREE CABARET SONGS. Poems, Dorothy Parker. 7p.m., Friday, May 19, 2017; CELEBRATING OUR LEGACY series, Sylvia Rickard Celebration:80th birthday. UNFORTUNATE COINCIDENCE; EPITAPH, INDIAN SUMMER

Murray Alaskan Salon, Canadian Music Centre, Vancouver, B.C. Catherine Laub, soprano; Rita Attrot, piano.

Victoria Composers ON TOUR performed Sylvia Rickard’s (Dorothy Parker poems)- THREE CABARET SONGS Saturday, June 29, 2018 , 7:30 pm., 2018 at the Canadian Music Centre’s Murray Adaskin Salon, 837 Davie Street, Vancouver. Maria Eduarda Mendes Martins, soprano; Nathan Friedman, piano.

Victoria Composers ON TOUR performed Sylvia Rickard’s (Dorothy Parker poems)- THREE CABARET SONGS Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 7:30 p.m., The Nexus at First; 450 Okanagan Avenue, Salmon Arm, B.C Maria Eduarda Mendes Martins, soprano; Nathan Friedman, piano.

Victoria Composers ON TOUR performed Sylvia Rickard’s (Dorothy Parker poems)- THREE CABARET SONGS Friday, July 6, 2018, 7:30 p.m., at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna, B.C. Maria Eduarda Mendes Martins, soprano; Nathan Friedman, piano.

Victoria Composers ON TOUR performed Sylvia Rickard’s (Dorothy Parker poems)- THREE CABARET SONGS Monday, July 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m., at Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul Street; Kamloops B.C. Maria Eduarda Mendes Martins, soprano; Nathan Friedman, piano.

Victoria Composers ON TOUR performed Sylvia Rickard’s (Dorothy Parker poems)- THREE CABARET SONGS Sunday, July 22, 2018, 6:30 p.m., at the Church of Truth, 111 Superior Street, Victoria, B.C. Maria Eduarda Mendes Martins, soprano; Nathan Friedman, piano.

Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 8 p.m 1.Unfortunate Coincidence, and 3. Indian Summer, from Three Cabaret Songs, on poems by Dorothy Parker; at the Staircase Theatre Café, 27 Dundurn St. N. Hamilton, Ontario. on programme: The Last Lousy Moments of Love, presented by the Linden Project. Alexandra Beley, mezzo soprano; Krista Rhodes, piano

The Language Police , 2010, for high voice and piano

World première: Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival, Monday, 2pm., April 13, 2015, at Gordon Head United Church; Charlotte Hale, soprano; Charlotte Ridgway, piano.

OPERA

Fletcher’s Challenge

Allegorical opera in pageant form (on a text by the composer) (bass soloist, chamber choir, flute, cello, double bass, harmonica, accordion)’ 1993 90’OO”

6 April 1996, concert performance (final chorus, solos), Garden Works, Open Space Gallery, Victoria, B.C.: Catherine Lewis, conductor

KEYBOARD

Why Nobody Pets the Lion at the Zoo

(on a poem by John Ciardi) (2 pianos, narrator). 1986.3’OO”

Première: 8 March 1986, Newcombe Auditorium, Victoria, B.C.: David Bulmer and Frances Perriam, piano; Stacey Boal, narrator

27 November 2003, Lakehead University Contemporary Ensemble, McNulty Recital Hall: Susan Oksanen and Amy Kukkee, piano; Anna McLellan, narrator

Friday, April 21, 2017, 2 p.m., at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 1701 Elgin St., Oak Bay, B.C.,

WHY NOBODY PETS THE LION AT THE ZOO, based on John Ciardi’s poem of the same title, on the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival , two piano Division Pianists were Sarah Chapeskie and Seoyoon Lee; narrator is Grahem Roebuck.