• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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  

  • The Persistence of Memory: Dances for Bass Trio

    Anders Dahlberg is one of my oldest friends and musical colleagues.  In 2010, he asked me to write a piece for three basses, for him to perform with two of his students at Kalamazoo College.  The premiere took place in November, 2011. I liked the idea of honouring our misspent youth, which included playing and…

  • Lonely Lake Revisited

    for solo harp (1:30)

  • Fickle

    for solo piano (9:00)

  • Black Jacques

    for string quartet (6:30)or string orchestra (6:30) This piece is dedicated to the memory of Jack (1980? – 1996), a snaggle-toothed feline who came to stay with the Fenwick family for a night and lingered for many years. Much of Black Jacques’ thematic material was plundered from two well-known songs: “Frere Jacques” and “Hit the…