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works with small instrumental ensembles

Cloths of Heaven SSA, TTBB and SATB versions, piano, Kelman Hall (Music Plus)
A expressive setting of Yeat’s magnificent poem “Had I the heaven’s embroidered cloths” was commissioned by Music Plus and the Lyrical Lines Education Network for the 2007 Waterloo Region High School Choral Festival to be held in Centre in the Square, Kitchener-Waterloo.  Medium difficulty. Wind quintet + piano version available from the composer. Listen to the SATB version in performance by the Cantabile Choirs with guest conductor Bob Chilcott: 

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Go, Lassie, Go SSA and SATB versions with piano, optional flute, oboe, bass, Instrumental parts: M-051-105106 This Celtic folk song is well known in Scotland and Ireland. This is animated rendition that sets the audiences toes ‘a-tappin’ and would make a perfect opening or conclusion to a concert. Can be combined with the SATB version of the work. Instrumental parts available from Boosey & Hawkes.  Moderately easy. 

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Hodie, Alleluia
SSA and piano Boosey & Hawkes HL 48023064
This is a contemporary setting of the traditional Vespers antiphon for Christmas Eve, “Hodie Christus natus est.” The African and jazz influences found in this score were inspired by the composer’s experiences in Ghana. Written for SSA choir, piano and Djembe(the Djembe is improvised and no part is included), this setting captures the multicultural spirit of the song. Two instrumentations available from the composer:  a) flute, oboe, violin, double bass + piano b)  string quartet + piano See the score  Listen

Johnnie Cope
SATB and piano, Trad Scottish.  This incredibly energetic arrangement would be a thrilling conclusion to any concert.  Cope was a leader of the British troops and the battle that is described was a decisive victory for the Jacobites.  Score Listen Flute, oboe, violin, double bass & piano arrangement available from arranger.

Leezie Lindsay  
SATB and piano, Cypress CP1558  Traditional Scottish tale by Robbie Burns. A highland Laird courts the beautiful Leezie Lindsay in Edinburgh. He wins her heart and take her to the highlands where she becomes lady of a great castle.  A beautiful tune about this wonderful romance! Score Listen Flute, oboe, violin, double bass & piano arrangement available from arranger.

O Brillante Estrella
SATB and piano, Boosey and Hawkes 48019887
Commissioned by the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Noel Edison, conductor. An original composition on a traditional Puerto Rican Christmas nativity text, O Brillante Estrella is in the style of a villancico, a lively Spanish carol. Colorful harmonies, syncopated rhythms, and flamboyant accompaniment help to capture the Spanish and Latin American spirit of this engaging piece.  Flute, oboe, violin, double bass & piano arrangement available from arranger.  Brass + organ version also available from the composer. A contemporary vivacious setting of a Latin-American text that celebrates the arrival of the three kings.  Full of bold Spanish harmonies and tango-inspired rhythms great for the concert stage. A wonderful addition to the music of Christmas, beautifully crafted and gorgeous to sing…Philip Brunelle, American Organist
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Things that Never Die Text by Charles Dickens, SATB and piano,  Boosey & Hawkes M051-48093-7 Canadian composer Mark Sirett has set the inspirational Charles Dickens text in a simple and effective style. With a flowing and independent piano accompaniment, the singers paint the text with descriptive lines ending each verse with the powerful exclamation ‘These things can never die’.  Duration: ca. 5:00  Wind quintet + piano version available from the composer. See the score  

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Where have all the flowers gone? Words and music by Peter Seeger, SSA and SATB version, piano, optional, violin, flute, oboe, double bass, Boosey & Hawkes, Full score and parts: M-051-10515-1 A beautiful, expressive setting of this favorite song that longs for peace. Each verse varies in voicing. The setting is inventive and deeply moving.  Since 911, especially suitable for concerts of remembrance and peace. Medium easy. Instrumental parts available from Boosey & Hawkes.  New string arrangement available from the arranger. See the score        Watch     

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brass & organ

God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
SATB and organ, Carols for Choirs V, Edited by David Blackwell and Bob Chilcott, Oxford University Press 978-0-19-337356-3 The only arrangement by a Canadian composer in this newest version of Carols for Choirs that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the celebrated first volume. Orchestrations of brass+organ or full orchestra are available for rent from Oxford University Press

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In Praise of Music
SATB, organ and brass
A five movement work on the text by John Dryden, this was commissioned by the Richard Eaton Singers for their first concert with the fabulous Davies organ in the Winspear Centre, Edmonton.  Some challenging virtuosic writing for the organ. Recorded on CD by the Richard Eaton Singers, and recently performed by the Guelph Chamber Choir and the Ottawa Choral Society.  Full score, piano/vocal score + instrumental parts are available from the composer.

Make We Joy Now
SATB, brass and organ, Gordon V. Thompson (available from Alfred)
A colourful and exciting setting of this traditional Christmas text provides interesting mixed metres and lively rhythms. The work can be performed with organ alone, or organ and brass. Another winner of the Amadeus Carol Competition. Exciting and rewarding.  Brass parts available from publisher. Medium difficulty.

O Brillante Estrella 
SATB and piano, Boosey and Hawkes 48019887
Commissioned by the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Noel Edison, conductor. An original composition on a traditional Puerto Rican Christmas nativity text, O Brillante Estrella is in the style of a villancico, a lively Spanish carol. Colorful harmonies, syncopated rhythms, and flamboyant accompaniment help to capture the Spanish and Latin American spirit of this engaging piece.  Flute, Oboe, Violin, Double Bass +piano available from the composer.  Brass + organ version available from the composer. A contemporary vivacious setting of a Latin-American text that celebrates the arrival of the three kings.  Full of bold Spanish harmonies and tango-inspired rhythms great for the concert stage. A wonderful addition to the music of Christmas, beautifully crafted and gorgeous to sing…Philip Brunelle, American Organist
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O Sons and Daughters
SATB, organ and trumpet, Sacred Music Press 1 0/2013S
This Easter anthem has been featured twice on the nationally telecast CBC Easter Morning Sunrise Service. It is a verse anthem on the traditional Latin tune “O filii et filliae.” Contrasting verses building to a colourful “Alleluia” conclusion. Additional brass quintet parts are available from the composer. Easy.
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The Stars Point The Way SSA and piano (CME Holiday Lights) Boosey & Hawkes #M051480944 (HL.48022975).
“The Stars Point The Way” was commissioned by the Cantilon Choirs of Edmonton Alberta and was awarded “Outstanding Choral Composition for 2010” by the Association of Canadian Choral Communities. This Christmas carol is sub-titled “Cosmic Bethlehem” and is a beautiful mix of traditional metaphors and contemporary references by Canadian poet Wendy Jean Maclean that will engage your singers and audiences and make the miracle relevant and personal. Duration: 3 minutes 35 seconds   String quartet + piano version available from the composer. See the score  Watch  

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strings only or full orchestra

Beltane – A Branch of May SATB, SSA, orchestra (small orchestra of strings, flute, oboe, harp, percussion), Boosey and Hawkes M051-47958-0 The text for this work is comprised of several traditional May Day carols and sonnets from a variety of sources ranging from the medieval era to the 17th century. Musically, the work embraces many different styles, but is largely a tribute to the folk traditions of Ireland, Scotland, and Brittany. It is scored for SATB chorus, children’s or women’s choir, and Piano. Full score and orchestral parts available from the composer. Duration: ca. 15 mins See the score     

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Song at Sunset SATB, children’s chorus, soprano soloist, full orchestra A five-movement work on poems by Walt Whitman, full or rich and evocative harmonies. Commissioned by the London Fanshawe Symphonic Chorus, Gerald Fagan, conductor, the work has also been performed by the Kingston Symphony.  Full score, piano/vocal score and orchestral parts available from the composer

To Music SATB and Wind Ensemble, a three-movement work commissioned by the University of Iowa Choirs for the 100th anniversary celebrations of the founding of the School of Music.  Recently performed by Edmonton’s Richard Eaton Singers. Piano/vocal score, full score and parts available from the composer.

Un canadian errant SSA and piano, Kelman Hall 04/20MMP 29  (Music Plus) One of Canada’s best loved folk songs, an emotional and heartrending story of a young rebel who is banished from his homeland.  This poignant and dramatic setting that has often been used for Canada Day Unisong Festival at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Easy.  Flute, oboe, violin, double bass & piano arrangement available from arranger.  Full orchestra version available from the composer.  Watch  

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Where have all the flowers gone? Words and music by Peter Seeger, SSA and SATB version, piano, optional, violin, flute, oboe, double bass, Boosey & Hawkes, Full score and parts: M-051-10515-1 A beautiful, expressive setting of this favorite song that longs for peace. Each verse varies in voicing. The setting is inventive and deeply moving.  Since 911, especially suitable for concerts of remembrance and peace. Medium easy. Instrumental parts available from Boosey & Hawkes. Flute, oboe, violin, double bass & piano arrangement available from arranger.  New string arrangement available from the arranger. See the score        Watch     

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Will Ye No Come Back Again?  SATB and piano, Alliance Music AMP 0391 A stirring arrangement of this great Scottish folk song of farewell. Each verse features different sections of the choir. The final verse is an outpouring of emotion; and thrilling conclusion with a dazzling piano part that evokes the sound of the highland drums and pipes. Excellent for youth and adult adult choirs.  This has been used for Unisong on Canada Day at the National Arts Centre.  Full orchestra version available from the composer. Easy/Medium difficulty. See the score  Watch 

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