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List of Works

List of Works


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Chamber

Suite for Nine Solo Instruments (1959) 12 min.
Fl.,Ob.,Cl.,Bsn., Vln1,Vln.2,Vla., Vc., DB.
Commissioned by the Saskatoon Summer Festival
Premiere: July, 1959 by The Festival Players, Murray Adaskin, conductor, Saskatoon

* Duo for Violoncello and Fortepiano (1983) 15 min.
Premiere: March, 1985 by Chris Sharpe & the composer
Faculty of Music Tenth Anniversary Concert, Wilfrid Laurier University

Cymartaleum (1987) 6 min.
Marimba, suspended cymbal, crotales, and timbale
Premiere: March, 1987 by Lori West, NUMUS Concert, Waterloo

* Three for Two (1989) 12.5 min.
Commissioned by Guy Few & Alain Trudel
Trumpet, piano, trombone
Premiere: January, 1990, Bedford, Nova Scotia

Concertpiece (1993) 9 min.
Commissioned by Guy Few
Trumpet, piano
Premiere: November, 1993, Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto

* Keyboard Quintet (1994) 20 min.
Commissioned by the Eckhardt-Gramatte Foundation
Piano, string quartet
Premiere: March, 1994, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

* Overture (1994) 9 min.
Commissioned by Joseph Petric
Accordion, piano
Premiere: February, 1995, Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society, Waterloo

Three Accords (1995) 4 min.
Accordion solo
Premiere by Joseph Petric, May 3, 2000, K-W Chamber Music Society, Waterloo

Tango (1997) 5 min.
Trumpet, piano, accordion, trombone
Premiere by Guy Few, Alain Trudel & Joseph Petric, September 1997, Fredericton, N.B.

A Composer's Tribute (1997) 7 min.
Cello and fortepiano
Commissioned by The Gallery Players
Premiere: February 2, 1997 Margaret Gay and Heather Dawn Taves Rodman Hall, St. Catherines, Ontario

A Composer's Tribute (2001) 7 min.
Trombone and piano version
Premiere: January 25, 2003 Alain Trudel and Guy Few NUMUS Concerts, Registry Theatre, Kitchener, Ontario


Keyboard

Scherzo for Two Pianos (1950) 2 min.
Premiere: June, 1950 Garth Beckett and Boyd McDonald Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

* Three Preludes (1961) 5 min.
Piano solo
Premiere: March, 1961 by the composer, Radio France, Paris

Poor Little Allison (1973) 4 min.
Arranged for 3 pianos after the song by Gordon Lightfoot
Premiere: February, 1973 Garth Beckett, Marjorie Beckett and Boyd McDonald CBC TV "Beckett & McDonald"

* Fantasy for Piano (1974) 9 min.
Commissioned by the Manitoba Centennial Committee
Premiere: 1974 by Diana McIntosh, Art Gallery, Winnipeg

Piano Tapers (1979) 10 min.
for piano and DAT tape or CD
Premiere: October, 1979 Carolyn Arnason, piano Theatre Auditorium, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario

* Time Lines (1981) 9 min.
Piano Duet
Premiere: February, 1982 by Diana McIntosh & Barbara Riske
Music Inter Alia Series, Winnipeg, Manitoba

* Catworks for Young Pianists (1984) 5 min.
Premiere: November, 1984 by Serena Schleuter,
Canadian Music Week, Ontario Registered Music Teachers, Kitchener, Ontario

Dialogue (1992) 4 min.
Harpsichord and Fortepiano
Premiere: September, 1992 by Delores Keahey & Eric Lussier
Ivory Echoes Series, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

* Pulsations for Piano (1995) 9 min.
Commissioned by Saskatchewan Registered Music Teacher's Association
Premiere: July 11, 1995 by the composer at the Canadian Federation of
Registered Music Teacher's National Convention, Saskatoon

An Artist's Neighbourhood (1996) 8 min.
Piano solo
Premiered: November 30, 1996 by Christine Vanderkooy
Contemporary Showcase Gala Concert, Western Ontario Conservatory, London

* Bachillennium for Piano Duet (2000) 5 min.
Commissioned by the Ontario Registered Music Teacher's Association
Kitchener-Waterloo Branch with funds from the Canada Council
Premiere: November 25, 2000, Canada Music Week, by Terry Kroetsch
and the composer First Baptist Church, Waterloo, Ontario

Overture for Piano (2004) 10 min.
Music from the theatrical production of 'The Triumph of Love'
by Pierre Marivaux, directed by Richard Monette
Premiere: June 23, 2004 Boyd McDonald, fortepiano Studio Theatre, Stratford Festival


Vocal

* Psalm 47 "O clap your hands" (1987) 5 min.
Baritone and piano
Premiere: January, 1988 by David Falk, baritone & the composer
Thursday Noon Series, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario

"Shadow" (1987) 4 min.
Soprano and piano
Poem by Jane Urquhart
Premiere: February, 1988 Elise Bedard & the composer
London Art Gallery, London, Ontario

"All Around the Palace" (1998) 5 min.
Baritone and piano
Poem by Jane Urquhart
Premiere: February, 1998 by Frederick Julien , baritone & Beth Ann DeSousa, piano
Graduation Recital, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario

Psalm 121 "I will lift up mine eyes" (1998) 5.25 min.
Baritone and piano
Commissioned by Reid Spencer
Premiere: March, 1998 by Reid Spencer, baritone & the composer
Memorial University, St. John, Newfoundland

Psalm 3 "O Lord, how many are my foes" (1999) 8 min.
Baritone and piano
Premiere: February 6, 2000 by Reid Spencer & the composer
Zion Lutheran Church, Waterloo, Ontario


Choral

* "On the Wedding of Two Musicians" (1987) 2.5 min.
SATB - A Capella
Poem by David Macfarlane
Premiere: March, 1988 by Victor Martens Singers
Thursday Noon Series, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario

"The Winds of Summer" (1996) 4 min.
SATB and piano
Text by Patricia Schuttee
Premiere: November, 1996 by the Unitarian Choir, Erna VanDaele, conductor
First Unitarian Congregation of Waterloo

"The Leaves of Autumn" (2000) 4 min.
SATB and piano
Text by Anne Treadwell
Premiere: October 1, 2000 by the Unitarian Choir, Erna Van Daele, conductor
First Unitarian Congregation of Waterloo

Winter (2003) 3 min.
SATB and Piano
Text by Greta Crosby
Premiere: March, 2002, Unitarian Choir, Erna van Daele, conductor First Unitarian Congregation of Waterloo


Orchestra

Concertpiece for Piano and Orchestra (1953) 8 min.
Premiere: November, 1954 by the composer & the University of Saskatchewan
Chamber Orchestra, Murray Adaskin, conductor
Convocation Hall, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

* An Artist's Neighbourhood (1996 - orchestrated 1998) 8 min.
Premiere: May 22, 1999 Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Noel Edison, conductor
Open Ears Festival of Sound and Music, Kitchener, Ontario

* Borders with Shadows (1999) 12 min.
String orchestra
Commissioned by the Waterloo Chamber Players
Premiere: May 14, 2000, The Cedars, Waterloo, Ontario

Borders with Shadows (1999 - orchestrated 2001) 12 min.
Orchestral version commissioned by the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
Premirere: February 24, 2001, Kitchener-Waterloo Youth Orchestra
Erna VanDaele, conductor, Kitchener, Ontario

Three Psalms for Baritone and Orchestra (orchestrated 2000-1) 18 min.
Orchestral version commissioned by Orchestra Hamilton
Premiere: March 31, 2001 with Reid Spencer Baritone
Symphony Hamilton, James McKay, conductor

* Triple Concerto for Bellows & Brass (2004) 20 min.
for trumpet/piano, accordion, trombone and orchestra
Commissioned by the Laidlaw Foundation and WLU Development Fund
Ontario premiere November 5,6 Symphony Hamilton, James McKay conductor
B.C. premiere February 5, 2005 Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Tania Miller, conductor


Band

An Artist's Neighbourhood (1996 -arranged 1997) 8 min.
Premiere: February 15, 1998, The Wellington Winds, Michael Purves-Smith, conductor
Woodside Bible Fellowship, Elmira, Ontario