Month: March 2012

  • Coldsnap!

    opera for children (approx. 60:00)

  • Lakeside

    Lakeside is a piece for solo viola, digital soundscape and digital video (10:00).  It  honours the life and legacy of the late Leonard Leacock, and was created as part of Mount Royal University’s Centennial Celebrations. Leonard Leacock was an accomplished composer, pianist, and photographer, but his greatest achievement was enriching the lives of generations of […]

  • Transience

    for SATB chorus (3:00)

  • Frank Slide, Alberta

    for SATB chorus with Mezzo-soprano soloist (5:00) Text by Aislinn Hunter Everyone who has driven through the Crowsnest Pass in Southwestern Alberta knows about the incredible devastation caused by the Frank Slide. The Geological Survey of Canada website says this about the event: Failure occurred at 4:30 am, April 29, 1903, when 30 million cubic […]

  • cold spell

    for Double SATB chorus (6:30)

  • Durham Twilight

    for string orchestra (6:00) When I think of County Durham, in Northern England, two things usually come to mind.  First are my ancestors, who hail from that part of the world.  At the time I wrote Durham Twilight, the generation of Fenwicks and Bousteads that were born early in the second decade of the 20th […]

  • The Erotic Anguish of Don Juan

    25 pieces for violin, cello, bass clarinet, percussion, SATB chorus and vocal soloistsVarious selections, including Sneaky (1:30), Bullfight (4:00), Burlesque (5:00), Minotaur Cave (3:15) In 2002, puppeteer, author and musician Judd Palmer heard a performance of The Benevolent Predator, and was moved to exclaim “By God, you simply must write music for a show by […]

  • Waiting for the First Crocus

    for violin and piano (4:00) I wrote this piece as a Christmas present for my late Mum, Mary Fenwick, in 1996, and revised the piano part in 2001. One of her great joys was spotting the first crocus of the year, its purple flower standing out against a thin blanket of snow. While writing this […]

  • Starfish

    for solo cello (2:00) played by Caroline Kim.

  • Sea Horses

    for solo clarinet (1:45) played by Krishan Power