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Gustin House Benefit Concert - 04 June 2016

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On June 4th, 2016, a benefit concert for Gustin House in Saskatoon was held at the Laurier Music Conservatory in Waterloo. Enjoy the photos. (** click on the poster photo to see more of the concert soirée photos**)


Boyd McDonald ~ Biography (Short Format)

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BOYD MCDONALD

Boyd’s recent 2 CD release of Brahms “The Piano Miniatures” reveals a pianist "schooled in the romantic style of Theodore Leschetizky, Jeannette Durno and Lyell Gustin – playing that is always deeply felt, carefully considered and soundly musical.” (Music Times, Waterloo-Wellington Sept-Oct 2013). The lineage continues in his role as Honorary President of the Gustin/Trounce Heritage Committee, and the Canadian Regional Director of the Leschetizky Association.

McDonald's Wigmore debut in 1960 was followed by his New York recital in 1963 as winner of the Leschetizky Town Hall Debut Prize. He then toured North America, Europe and England as a member of the Beckett and McDonald Piano Duo. Since 1982 he has been an active fortepianist recording the Complete Works for Cello and Fortepiano by Beethoven with cellist Paul Pulford.

As composer McDonald studied with Murray Adaskin, with Nadia Boulanger, and at summer schools with Darius Milhaud, John Cage and Sefan Wolpe. His compositions have been performed by Bellows & Brass, The Scholars of London, The Renaissance Singers, The Gallery Players of Niagara, Waterloo Chamber Players, orchestra@uwatereloo, Wellington Winds, NUMUS, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra and by soloists including Guy Few (trumpet/piano) Joseph Petric (accordion) Alain Trudel (trombone) Willem Moolenbeek (saxophone) and Sylvia Tyson (singer-songwriter).

He has composed theatre music for the Sratford (Ontario) Summer Festival and for the Pleiades Theatre in Toronto and Ottawa. Recent performances include his Triple Concerto for Bellows & Brass with the Vancouver Symphony, and Six Sonnets for Reid Spencer, baritone, with Symphony Hamilton.

He is the recipient of the Waterloo Region Lifetime Achievement Award and continues to perform, record and compose as Professor Emeritus at Wilfrid Laurier University.

 

(short format ~ 2013)


 


Boyd McDonald ~ Biography (Long Format)

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BOYD MCDONALD

Boyd’s recent 2 CD release of BrahmsThe Piano Miniatures” reveals a pianist "schooled in the romantic style of Theodore Leschetizky, Jeannette Durno and Lyell Gustin – beautiful tone, precise rhythm, polished playing that is always deeply felt, carefully considered and soundly musical.” (Music Times, Waterloo-Wellington Sept-Oct, 2013). McDonald’s lineage of instructional ancestors was honoured in July, 2013 as students gathered to celebrate his six decades of teaching. The lineage continues in his role as Honorary President of the Gustin/Trounce Heritage Committee, and the Canadian Regional Director of the Leschetizky Association.

McDonald’s Wigmore debut in 1960 was followed by his New York recital in 1963 as winner of the Leschetizky Town Hall Debut Prize. He then toured North America, Europe and England as a member of the Beckett and McDonald Piano Duo. Since 1982 he has been an active fortepianist recording the Complete Works for Cello and Fortepiano by Beethoven with Paul Pulford. “In what is certainly the major period instrument release of Beethoven chamber music in many a year, Pulford and McDonald have completely blown the competition out of the water – there is simply no need to consider any other version, despite the many big name cellists who have recorded this music.” (Continuo Magazine USA).

As composer McDonald studied with Murray Adaskin, with Nadia Boulanger and at summer schools with Darius Milhaud, John Cage and Stefan Wolpe. His compositions have been performed by Bellows & Brass, The Scholars of London, The Renaissance Singers, The Gallery Players of Niagara, Waterloo Chamber Players, orchestra@uwaterloo, Wellington Winds, NUMUS, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and soloists including Guy Few (trumpet/piano) Joseph Petric (accordion) Alain Trudel (trombone) Willem Moolenbeek (saxophone) and Sylvia Tyson (singer-songwriter). His DVD entitled “An Artist’s Neighbourhood” was composed to portray the oils, water colours and block prints of Woldemar Neufeld reflecting scenes in Waterloo County, New York City, The Eastern Seaboard, and his native Ukraine.

He composed music for Marivaux’s The Triumph of Love produced by Richard Monette at the Stratford (Ontario) Summer Festival, and for The Amorous Servant by Goldoni and Le malade imaginaire by Molière for Pleiades Theatre in Toronto and Ottawa. Recent performances include his Triple Concerto for Bellows & Brass with the Vancouver Symphony, and Six Sonnets for Reid Spencer, baritone, with Symphony Hamilton.

Currently Chair of Nota Bene Baroque Players, McDonald is a recipient of the Waterloo Region lifetime achievement award and is retired Music Director at Grand River Unitarian Congregation of Waterloo. He continues to perform, record and compose as Professor Emeritus at Wilfrid Laurier University.

..made contact with the music and with his listeners” (The Times, London)

Boyd McDonald made a debut as pianist and composer at Town Hall yesterday and he wore both hats admirably” (New York Times)

We have nothing but praise for this Canadian pianist, for the strength of his sound musicianship” (Cri de la France, Paris)

..one of the finest of Canadian pianists” (Winnipeg Tribune)

Whoever can play the piano like Boyd McDonald at the age of 74 should consider it a divine gift” (Nordbayerischer Kurier, Bayreuth, Bavaria).”
 

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The Piano Miniatures - Johannes Brahms (Volumes 1-2) (Released 2013)

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Prices: $34.00 Canada / $39.00 US / $44.00 Europe (Includes shipping and handling and postage)
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Reviews:
Music Times Review by Constance Madelina
(Vol.5,No.5, September-October 2013; Waterloo Ontario) (NOTE: * there was a publication error of the date where it reads 2011 when it should in fact be 2013 -- Marc Paré, EarlyMusicNews.org Editor)


 

Release Date: July 9, 2013
Label: Doremi Records
DHR 71154/5
                   
Four Ballades, Op. 10  
1  No. 1 in D minor ("Edward") Andante (3:53)  
2  No. 2 in D major Andante (6:13)  
3  No. 3 in B minor Allegro (4:17)  
4  No. 4 in B major Andante con moto (8:00)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eight Piano Pieces, Op. 76
Book 1
                       
5  Capriccio in F-sharp minor Un poco agitato (3:14)  
6  Capriccio in B minor Allegretto non troppo (3:34)  
7  Intermezzo in A-flat major Grazioso (2:19)  
8  Intermezzo in B-flat major Allegretto grazioso (2:28)  

 

 

 

 

 


 

Book 2  
9  Capriccio in C-sharp minor Agitato, ma non troppo presto (3:19)  
10  Intermezzo in A major Andante con moto (4:07)  
11  Intermezzo in A minor Moderato semplice (3:16)  
12  Capriccio in C major Grazioso ed un poco vivace (4:02)  

 

 

 


 

Two Rhapsodies, Op. 79  
13  No. 1 in B minor Agitato (9:42)  
14  No. 2 in G minor Molto passionato, ma non troppo allegro (6:25)  





 

Three Fantasias, Op. 116 (Book 1)  
15  Capriccio in D minor Presto energico (2:37)  
16  Intermezzo in A minor Andante (3:16)  
17  Capriccio in G minor Allegro passionato (3:25)  

 

 



 

Volume 2
Four Fantasias, Op. 116 (Book 2)
 
1  Intermezzo in E major Adagio (4:02)  
2  Intermezzo in E minor Andante con grazia (2:28)  
3  Intermezzo in E major Andantino teneramente (2:59)  
4  Capriccio in D minor Allegro agitato (2:44)  





 




 

Three Intermezzi, Op. 117  
5  No. 1 in E-flat major Andante moderato (4:02)  
6  No. 2 in B-flat minor Andante non troppo (4:55)  
7  No. 3 in C-sharp minor Andante con moto (5:49)  

 

 


 

Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118  
8  Intermezzo in A minor Allegro non assai, ma molto appasionato (1:55)  
9  Intermezzo in A major Andante teneramente (5:44)  
10  Ballade in G minor Allegro energico (3:53)  
11  Intermezzo in F minor Allegretto un poco agitato (2:51)  
12  Romance in F major Andante (3:21)  
13  Intermezzo in E-flat minor, Andante, largo e mesto (4:50)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four Piano Pieces, Op. 119  
14  Intermezzo in B minor Adagio (3:27)  
15  Intermezzo in E minor Andantino un poco agitato (4:09)  
16  Intermezzo in C major Grazioso e giocoso (1:44)  
17  Rhapsody in E-flat major Allegro resoluto (5:14)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Prices: $34.00 Canada / $39.00 US / $44.00 Europe (Includes shipping and handling and postage)
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OPUS II
100 AHRENS ST. WEST
KITCHENER ONTARIO
CANADA N2H 4C3
PHONE 519-743-4362 OR
1-800-792-6623.
EMAIL: opustwo@on.aibn.com

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DISCOGRAPHY

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The Piano Miniatures -
Johannes Brahms
(Volumes 1-2)
(Released 2013)

Glenn Buhr - SongsGlenn Buhr - Songs
(Released 2012)

 

A Victorian Romance
A Victorian Romance
(Released 2011)

 

Joyner's Dream
Joyner's Dream
(Released 2011)

 

An Artist's Neighborhood
An Artist's Neighborhood
(Released 2002)
 

Brahms Cello Sonatas and Songs With CelloBrahms Cello Sonatas and Songs With Cello (Released 2001)
 

Bellows and Brass ... and Boyd
Bellows & Brass ...
and Boyd
(Released 2001)

Heartsongs
(Heartsongs 2001)

 

Songs Without WordsSongs Without Words (Released: 1999)


 

Das Gesamtwek für Violoncello - Complete Works for Cello (Ludwig van Beethoven)
Das Gesamtwek
für Violoncello
Complete Works for Cello
(Ludwig van Beethoven)
(Released 1996)

Mildred's Thoughts
Mildred's Thoughts
(Released 1995)


 

Exposures
Exposures
(Released 1994)
 

 

Lennox BerkeleyLennox Berkeley
(Released - Vinyl 1978
CD - 2007)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Glenn Buhr- Songs (Released 2012)

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SKU: CD-GRCD 9001
Organization: Laurier Singers
Year of Release: 2012
Record Label: Gandharva Editions

  1. I have no home - (Text: Glenn Buhr) (5:00)
    Anne-Marie Donovan (mezzo-soprano); William Sperandel (trumpet/trompette); Glenn Buhr (piano)
  2. Aviraviramayedhi - (Text: The Upanishads)
    1. Canto (2:12)
    2. Coro - Laurier Singers, Victor Martens (conductor/chef de choeur) (1:06)
    3. Variazioni - Neal Gripp (viola/alto); Boyd McDonald (piano) (7:12)
  3. The Tale of Tinuviel (Text: J.R.R. Tolkien) (11:49)
    Lyracord: James McLean (tenor/ténor); Gianetta Baril (harp/harpe); Glenn Buhr (percussion)
  4. Kamamaya (Text: The Upanishads & Kalidasa)
    1. Kamamaya evayam purusha (2:39)
    2. Ramyani vikshya (4:01)
    Laurier Singers, Victor Martens (conductor/chef de choeur); Beth Ann deSousa (piano); Glenn Buhr (tam tam)
  5. Steal away - (Text: adapted from the Negro spiritual Steal away to Jesus) (4:27)
    Anne-Marie Donovan (mezzo-soprano); William Sperandel (trumpet/trompette); Glenn Buhr (piano)
  6. Ananda - (Text: The Upanishads) (5:37)
    Laurier Singers, Victor Martens (conductor/chef de choeur); Richard Windeyer & Arun Pal (marimba); Beth Ann deSousa & Terry Kroetsch (piano)

"Glenn Buhr- Songs" is available for purchase in better record stores or by mail order from the CD Boutique of the Canadian Music Centre: www.musiccentre.ca


A Victorian Romance (Released 2011)

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Music for the English concertina by composers Bernhard Molique (1802-1864) and George MacFarren (1819-1879). The first authentic instrument recording with the accordion, using an 1851 Streicher fortepiano in the possession of Canada's Wilfrid Laurier University.

Accordian: Joseph Petric
Fortepiano: Boyd Mcdonald.
Astrila Records

Bernhard Molique
Blying Leaves OP.50
(19:23)

1. Allegro Appassionato (3:27)
2. Andante con moto (2:54)
3. Allegretto (4:02)
4. Andante con moto (2:35)
5. Allegretto quasi Andante (2:59)
6. Allegretto Vivace (3:17)

Sonata for Concertina & Fortepiano OP. 57 (22:08)

7. Allegro (9:45)
8. Adagio con molto expressione (6:16)
9. Rondo (6:03)

George MacFarren

Romance (5:10)
10 Andante con moto (5:10)

Total music length (46:48)

Available for purchase by mail order: email: Boyd@BoydMcDonald.com


Joyner's Dream (Released 2011)

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  1. La Fille du Roi – 3:47
  2. The Dancing Mare – 2:13
  3. Old Horse – 3:38
  4. A Pair of Blue Eyes – 6:06
  5. Joyner’s Dream
  6. The Downcast Lover – 5:51
  7. Roll of the Dice – 3:27
  8. Rakehelly – 2:27 (Boyd McDonald, piano*)
  9. My Darling Evelynda – 3:20 (Boyd McDonald, piano*)
  10. Columbine – 4:00
  11. Bring the Glad Tidings – 2:45
  12. All I Know/Conquerall – 3:59

* Boyd McDonald performs on his 19th-century 5-octave "Seville" piano (Tottenham, England)

Available for purchase from Outside Music


An Artist's Neighborhood (Released 2002)

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Wellington Winds
Michael Purves-Smith
(conductor)

SKU: CD-CHM 02003
Organization: Wellington Winds
Year of Release: 2002
Record Label: Chestnut Hall

Glenn Buhr
Sinfonia
I. l'aria serena (3:35)
II. allegria (4:08)

Glenn Buhr
ROCK!  (4:28)

Michael Purves-Smith
A Prairie Schubertiad (11:34)

Boyd McDonald
An Artist's Neighbourhood (9:27)

Peter Hatch
Windhorse (14:19)

Derek Healey
One Midsummer's Morning
1. Among the New Mown Hay (2:41)
II. The Banks of Sweet Primrose (5:00)
III. High Germany (4:39)
IV. Strawberry Fair (2:56)
V. Bushes and Briars (4:06)
VI. Shropshire Rounds (4:12)

Available for purchase from the Canadian Music Centre (http://www.musiccentre.ca)
 


Brahms Cello Sonatas and Songs with Cello (Released 2001)

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Brahms Cello Sonatas and Songs with Cello

Paul Pulford (cello)
Boyd McDonald (fortepiano)
Anne-Marie Donovan (mezzo-soprano)

Release date: 09-03-2006
Genre: Classical
Catalogue Number: DDR71138
Label: Doremi
Era: Romantic
Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Sonata for Cello and Piano No.1 in E minor, Op.38 (25:50)
I. Allegro non troppo (13:20)
II. Allegretto quasi Menuetto (5:34)
III. Allegro (6:47)

        
Sonata for Cello and Piano No.2 in F major, Op.99 (27:10)
I. Allegro vivace (8:43)
II. Aadagio affettuoso (6:41)
III. Allegro passionato (7:07)
IV. Allegro molto (4:22)

Two Songs, Op.91 for Contralto with viola (or cello)         
Gestillte Sehnsucht (Appeased Desire) (4:58)
Geistliches Wiegenlied (Sacred Lullaby) (4:52)

        
Following the great success of the recording of the complete cello and fortepiano works by Beethoven, cellist Paul Pulford and pianist Boyd McDonald's new Brahms recording features a stunning original 1848 J.B. Streicher fortepiano paired with a beautiful 1827 Thomas Dodd cello (Brahm's own instrument was also built by J.B. Streicher).

"Despite the many big-name cellists who recorded this music, Pulford and McDonald have completely blown the competition out of the water." -Continuo, 1996, on their complete Beethoven sonatas

Available for purchase by mail order: email: Boyd@BoydMcDonald.com   (* limited quantity remaining)


Bellows & Brass ... and Boyd (Released 2001)

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Chamber and Instrumental Music by Boyd McDonald
Springdale Records SD-0100
Recorded at Wilfrid Laurier University,
Waterloo Ontario, Canada

  1. Tango [4:30]
    Bellows & Brass:
    Guy Few (trumpet & piano)
    Joseph Petric (accordion)
    Alain Trudel (trombone)

     
  2. Pulsations for Piano [7:55]
    Guy Few (piano)

    Three Accords
  3. Giocoso [1:23]
  4. Lusingando [3:07]
  5. Con fuoco - Allegrettto grazioso [2:16]
    Joseph Petric (accordion)
     
  6. An Artist's Neighbourhood [7:55]
    Boyd McDonald (piano)
     
  7. Concertpiece for Trumpet and Piano [10:10]
    Guy Few (trumpet & piano)
     
  8. Overture for Accordion and Piano [6:20]
    Joseph Petric (accordion)
    Guy Few (piano)

     
  9. Three for Two [12:39]
    Guy Few (trumpet & piano)
    Alain Trudel (trombone & piano)
     
  10. Time Lines for Piano Four Hands [8:51]
    Guy Few & Boyd McDonald (piano)

 

"Bellows and Brass ...and Boyd" is available for purchase in better record stores OR by mail order from the CD Boutique of the Canadian Music Centre: www.musiccentre.ca OR available for purchase by mail order: email: Boyd@BoydMcDonald.com


Songs Without Words (Released: 1999)

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Willem Moolenbeek (tenor saxophone)
Boyd McDonald (piano)
Millstream Records

Genre: Classical
Product number: WM001IP
Produced by: Anton Kwiatkowski
Recorded at: BJ Productions
Mastered at: BJ Productions
Manufactured by: NF Audio,  Brantford ON, Canada
Year of release: 1999
Recorded at: Port Nelson United Church, Burlington, Ontario

Songs Without Words

  1. Song without Words - Felix Mendelssohn
  2. Sicilienne - Maria Theresia von Paradis
  3. Playera - Enrique Granados
  4. The Minstrel's Song - Alexander Glazunov
  5. Pavane - Maurice Ravel
  6. After A Dream - Gabriel Faure
  7. Tango - Isaac Albeniz

    Three Romances Op. 94 - Robert Schuman
  8. I Nicht schnell
  9. II Einfach und innig
  10. III Nicht schnell
  11. Vocalise - Sergei Rachmaninoff
  12. Demande d'Amour - Riccard Drigo
  13. Air - J.S. Bach
  14. Liebeslied - Fritz Kreisler
  15. Sarabande - Claude Debussy

    Six Studies in English Folk Songs - Ralph Vaughn Williams
  16. I Adagio
  17. II Andante sostenuto
  18. III Larghetto
  19. IV Lento
  20. V Andante tranquillo
  21. VI Vivace
  22. Londonderry Air - arr. Lorant Oswald

Distributed by: Willem Moolenbeek


Das Gesamtwek für Violoncello - Complete Works for Cello (Ludwig van Beethoven)

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 (Released 1996)

Paul Pulford (violoncello)
Boyd McDonald (hammerklavier)

Release Date: 09/17/1996
Label:  Bietigheim-Bissingen Ebs  
Catalog #: 6030
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Boyd McDonald,  Paul Pulford
Number of Discs:
Length: 2 Hours 19 Mins. 

Sonata in F major, op.5 No.1
I. Adagio sostenuto (9:42)
II. Allegro (7:23)
III. Allegro Vivace (7:10)
   

Sonata in A major, op.69
I. Allegro, ma non tanto (12:25)
II. Scherzo. Allegro molto (6:12)
III. Adagio cantabile - Allegro vivace (8:53)

Sonata in g minor, op.5 No.2
I. Adagio sostenuto ed espressivo (4:49)
II. Allegro molto piu tosto presto (7:24)
III. Rondo. Allegro V (8:53)

Sonata in C major, op.102 No.1
I. Andante - Allegro vivace (7:36)
II. Adagio - Tempo d'Andante - Allegro vivace (6:33)

Twelve Variations in G major on a Theme from Handel's Judas Maccabaeus WoO45  (12:28)
Sonata in D major, op.102, No.2
I. Allegro con brio (6:35)
II. Adagio con molto sentimento d'affetto (8:40)
III. Allegro - Allegro fugato (4:54)

Twelve Variations in F major on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen" from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, op.66  (9:57)

Seven Variations on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fuehlen" from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, WoO 46 (9:47)

Available from Qualiton Records http://www.qualiton.com (Classical Library, EBS 6030) qualiton@qualiton.com


Mildred's Thoughts (Released 1995)

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SKU: CD-ART 011
Organization: NUMUS Concerts
Year of Release: 1995
Record Label: Artifact Music

  1. A Chopsticks Fantasy (Mildred's Thoughts) - Boyd McDonald (piano); Anne-Marie Donovan (narrator) (19:01)
  2. Eurhythmy - Pauline Minevich & Tilly Prudom (clarinets) (7:43)
  3. Blunt Music - New Art Quartet: Carol Bauman & David Campion (marimbas); Beth Anne DeSousa & Terry Kroetsch (pianos) (11:58)
  4. And As He -  Anne-Marie Donovan (mezzo-soprano); Liselyn Adams (flute) (8:05)
  5. Reflections on the Atomic Bomb - NUMUS (22:40)

"Mildred's Thoughts" is available for purchase in better record stores or by mail order from the CD Boutique of the Canadian Music Centre: www.musiccentre.ca


Exposures (Released 1994)

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Guy Few (trumpet) ... with
Che Anne Loewen (piano)
Boyd McDonald (piano)
Kathryn DeLory (narrator)

Author: Guy Few; Che Anne Loewen; Boyd McDonald; Kathryn DeLory; Josef Turrin;
Publisher: IBS, 1994. ( London ON, Canada)
Subjects: Trumpet music

  1. Caprice - Josef Turrin (5:18)
  2. Capriccioso - Paul JeanJean (4:01)
  3. Recitativo e Allegro - Rene Defossez (6:51)
  4. Quatre Variations sur un thème de Domenico Scarlatti - Marcel Bitsch (7:12)
  5. Sonate - Karl Pilss (16:56)
    Allegro appasionato (6:20)
    Adagio, molto cantabile (6:25)
    Allegro agitato (4:00)
  6. Five Poems of Emily Dickinson - Jay Rizzetto (7:16)
    I. This is My letter to the World (1:24)
    II. There's a certain slant of light (1:29)
    III. I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed (0:51)
    IV. Because I Could Not Stop for Death (1:28)
    V. Nature - The Gentlest Mother (1:53)
  7. Concertpiece for Trumpet and Piano (9:12) (Composition by Boyd McDonald)*
  8. Last Act - Milton Barnes (7:54)

* (Note Mr. McDonald is not the keyboardist playing on this track)


Lennox Berkeley (Released - Vinyl 1978 /CD - 2007)

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Release Dates:  Vinyl 1978/ CD 2007 
Label:  Lyrita   Catalog #: 250
Composer:  Lennox Berkeley
Performer:  David Wilde,  Garth Beckett,  Boyd McDonald
Conductor:  Norman Del Mar,  Nicholas Braithwaite
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  New Philharmonia Orchestra
 

Piano Concerto in B flat Op.29 (1947) (26:13)

1. 1st movement: Allegro moderato (11:44)
2. 2nd movement: Andante (7:53)
3. 3rd movement: Vivace (6:36)

Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra Op.30 (1948) (32:17)

4. 1st movement: Molto moderato - Allegro (8:01)
5. 2nd movement: Theme & Variations (24:16)


Heartsongs (Released --)

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Willem Moolenbeek (tenor saxophone)
Boyd McDonald (piano)
Millstream Records

  1. Stardust – Hoagy Carmichael/Oswald
  2. Flower Song – Georges Bizet
  3. Seguidilla – Georges Bizet
  4. Summertime – George Gershwin
  5. It ain’t necessarily so – George Gershwin
  6. La Plus que lente –Claude Debussy
  7. Je suis Titania – Ambroise Thomas
  8. Over the Rainbow - Harold Arlen/Oswald
  9. Musetta’s waltz – Giacomo Pucccini
  10. Milonga del Angel – Astor Piazzola
  11. Meditation – Jules Massenet
  12. Adagio – J S Bach
  13. Addio del passato – Giuseppi Verdi
  14. One hand, one heart – Leonard Bernstein
  15. Pietà Signore! – Alessandro Stradella
  16. Valse Hilda – Clyde Doerr
  17. O mio babbino caro – Giacomo Puccini
  18. Somewhere – Leonard Bernstein

Distributed by: Willem Moolenbeek

 


List of Works

List of Works


Those works tagged with a  - - are available from
Tthe Canadian Music Center
20 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M4Y 1J9


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


 

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