Many composers thrive on commissions. Writing for particular artists, musical organizations or private commissioners is a delightful challenge and I relish the variety if affords! A huge thank you to all my commissioners for their support!
To inquire about commissioning please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is list of most of the commissions I have completed over the years. You’ll notice artists, musical and non-musical organizations, churches, universities, conservatories, festivals, and private individuals among the commissioners.
(* indicates a CBC recording)
2017 Joshua Hendricksen (Regina) – Fly Away – song for baritone and piano
2016 Jill Kelman (Mississauga ON) – 3 Mother Goose Sonnets: A Small Boy, Boneless, and To Jack Spratt. Songs for voice and piano.
2016 Penderecki String Quartet & Groundswell (Winnipeg) – A Play of Love Songs – five pieces for string quartet. Premiered Oct14/16 by the Penderecki Quartet on the Groundswell concert at Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall University of Winnipeg.
2016 Joan Halmo (Saskatoon) – Nocturne for Ruth for piano solo
commissioned as a birthday gift for Ruth Harrow.
2016 Friends of Jackie Schmidt (Regina) – Nocturne for Jackie for piano solo
commissioned as a birthday gift for Jackie.
2014 Royal Canadian College of Organists (Marnie Giesbrecht) – Catching Breath for organ, the imposed piece for the 2015 National Organ Playing Competition.
2014 St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral (Regina) – Qu’Appelle Mass for SATB, organ & congregation, a setting of the Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus/Benedictus and Agnus Dei.
2014 Saskatoon New Music Festival – Monkey Business, quintet for vn, va, vc, trt, pn
2013 Ensemble Resonance (Calgary) – Like Manna for soprano, clarinet, violin & piano for a New Works Calgary concert. A setting of the poem by Joanne Gerber.
2013 Norm Bercovich and Cynie Lewin (Regina) – and En forme! [rsm 3-048] and Souvenirs [rsm 3-049] for piano solo. In celebration of the 90th birthday of Jacqui Shumiatcher.
2013 Jacqui Shumiatcher (Regina) – Piano Trio No. 2 Commissioned in honour of David Kyle.
2012 Government of Saskatchewan – The Saskatchewan: a March for brass band. Commissioned through the Executive Council for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year.
2012 Renee Court (Regina)- Marches for Muriel, 3 piano pieces [rsm 3-047] to celebrate Muriel’s 85th birthday.
2012 Brandon and Western Manitoba Registered Music Teachers Association – Main Street Stride (for 2pn8hands) [rsm 3-045]; L’appel (for voice & harp) [rsm 2-012]; Adrift (for flute & harp) [rsm 8-008]
2012 Eduard Minevich (Regina) – Para Paulina, 5 pieces for clarinet with the occasional assistance of piano and violin. In celebration of Pauline’s 60th birthday.
2011 Maggie Morrison Exposure to the Arts Fund (Brantford ON) – Transmissions for piano [rsm 3-044]
2011 Montreal International Musical Competition – *A Wild Innocence for piano, the imposed piece for the 2011 piano edition of MIMC. [rsm 3-042]
2011 Tone Cluster: quite a queer choir (Ottawa) – Green and Yes for SATB and piano. Settings of poems by Elizabeth Philips.
2011 John Macfarlane (Regina) – Dreams of Jeannie, 7 short piano pieces celebrating Jeannie’s 70th birthday. [rsm 3-043]
2010 Regina Philharmonic Chorus & Orchestra – 2010 Proud Music of the Storm, a setting of the Walt Whitman poem for SATB, soprano & bass soli, orchestra & organ.
2010 Quarter Tones Flute Quartet (Regina) – *Argyle Street – 6 pieces (RSM 8-008) Winner of the National Flute Association award for Newly Published Ensemble Music. [rsm 8-007]
2010 Roberta Mckay (Regina) – Faces: Variations for piano, (RSM 3-041) in celebration of the 95th birthday of E. May McKay. [rsm 3-041]
2009 Regina Contemporary Showcase – Pip Squeaks 4 pieces for piano (RSM 3-040) for the 2009 festival showcase. [rsm 3-040]
2009 Javier Gonzalez – Nocturne for Natasha [rsm 3-037] and Tasha Suite [rsm 3-038] for piano in celebration of Natasha’s 50th birthday.
2008 Calgary Festival Chorus & Orchestra A Christmas Carol, a setting of the Charles Dickens novel for seasonal celebration.
2008 The Regina Symphony Orchestra – *Concerto for Violin & Orchestra for Eduard Minevich and the RSO (with the assistance of the Saskatchewan Arts Board)
2008 Norm Bercovich and Cynie Lewin (Regina) – In the Pink for piano solo. In celebration of the 85th birthday of Jacqui Shumiatcher. [rsm 3-036]
2008 Jean Esson (Regina) – How do I love thee? A setting of XLIII from Sonnets from the Portuguese by E. B. Browning, for mezzo Kathryn Whitney. [rsm 2-010]
2007 Wendy Carol (Saskatoon) – Solace for harmonica (or flute) and organ. In celebration of the refurbishment of the organ at the Unitarian Church in Saskatoon. [rsm 8-002]
2007 Saskatoon Chamber Singers – Where You Begin Like Rivers a setting for SATB of a poem by Saskatchewan poet, John V. Hicks.
2007 Saskatoon Contemporary Showcase – Tiptoe (RSM 3-028) Moonlight (RSM 3-029) and Tickled Pink (RSM 3-030) for piano solo, for the 2007 festival showcase.
2006 Mount Saint Vincent University (Halifax) Three Preludes for piano RSM (in celebration of the installation of Kathryn Laurin as 10th President of the university.) [rsm 3-027]
2006 Christ Lutheran Church (Regina) – This is A Wonder for SSAA & piano for “Grace Notes” ensemble. [rsm 4-003]
2006 Ian Germani (Regina) – Bouquet: Five Pieces for Piano solo – for Karen Klassen on their 6th wedding anniversary. [rsm 3-035]
2006 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation – *Winter Gardens Trio for vn,cl,pn
2006 Dale Delainey (Regina) – Suite Peet 4 pieces for piano solo. In celebration of John’s 50th birthday. [rsm 3-018]
2005 Norm Yakel (Regina) – 2005 Piano Trio No. 1 “Saskatchewan” for vn vc & pn. In celebration of the centennial of the province of Saskatchewan. [rsm 5-002]
2005 Rainbow Harmony Project (Winnipeg) – The Swan for SATB and piano – in memoriam Scott Naugler.
2005 Lieutenant Governor’s Saskatchewan Centennial Gala – Royal Fanfare for orchestra (3′) to celebrate the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II at the Gala. (for combined RSO & SSO)
2005 The Saskatchewan Choral Federation – Saskatchewan: a choral setting of the provincial map for acappella SATB chorus. (10′)
2005 Victoria Piano Summer School – 8 piano pieces for students at the Victoria Conservatory (Listening to the Sun [rsm 3-004], A Small Band of Smart Rodents [rsm 3-005], A Late Summer Love [rsm 3-006], Catwalk [rsm 3-007], Kaleidoscope [rsm 3-008], Kick Dance [3-009], Stealing a March [3-010], A Victorian Stomp) [rsm 3-011]
2005 St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral (Regina) – The Way of the Cross for organ (a liturgical dance) [in collection rsm 1-003]
2004 Groundswell (Winnipeg) – Slam Dunk Dancing for piano for Jo Boatright [rsm 3-016]
2004 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition (Brandon) – Butterflies & Bobcats for piano solo (10′), the imposed piece for 2004 Egré Competition. [rsm 3-053]
2004 Saskatchewan Abilities Council (Saskatoon) – Chocolates Trio for vn, cl, pn (for Contrasts Trio) [rsm 5-001]
2004 Jill Kelman (Mississauga) – Lost for voice and piano [rsm 2-001]
2004 Pauline Minevich (Regina) – Hybrids Trio for vn,cl,pn (for Contrasts Trio) with the assistance of the Saskatchewan Arts Board.
2003 Regina Symphony Orchestra – *Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (for Catherine Vickers & the RSO) with the assistance of the Saskatchewan Arts Board.
2003 Regina Symphony Orchestra – *Fanfare for a Beloved City for brass and timpani; with the assistance of the Saskatchewan Arts Board.
2002 Regina Symphony Orchestra – A Medley of Insolent Noises for orchestra (11′) with the assistance of the Saskatchewan Arts Board
2001 Regina Symphony Orchestra – A Bear in the Brewery for orchestra (6′) with the assistance of the Saskatchewan Arts Board
2001 Laverna Marchese (Calgary) – Anniversary Suite – 5 piano pieces, (RSM 3-055) a gift to Aldo on their 25th wedding anniversary.
2000 MusiCanada 2000 (Nicolas Goldschmidt) – Sonata No. 2 for Piano for Angela Hewitt Premiered in Saskatoon, 3rd Ave United Church.
1999 Elizabethan Singers of Regina – Four Herrick Songs for SATB
1999 Regina Symphony Orchestra –*Symphony No. 1 for the RSO
1998 Connie Moker-Wernikowski (Regina) – Dances for Connie – 4 pieces for piano solo (RSM 3-022) choreographed by Connie.
1997 Cantata Singers of Ottawa – *Five Songs for Choir and Brass Quintet from Mechtild von Magdeburg (for the Canata Singers and the Rideau Brass Quintet)
1996 Erika Raum (Toronto) – *Sonata No. 2 for Violin & Piano with the assistance of the Saskatchewan Arts Board.
1996 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation – *Sonata for Tuba & Piano for John Griffiths
1995 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation – *Sonata Buffa for Viola & Piano for Ernest Kassian;
1995 The Bowker Brothers (Vancouver) – The Ash Grove, a setting for 2 pianos.
1994 Ben Heppner (Toronto) – When I Survey the Wondrous Cross for tenor & orchestra
1994 The Association of Canadian Choral Conductors – *Sonnets from the Nursery SATB (Podium ’94)
1993 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation – *Sonata No. 1 for Violin & Piano for Noel Laporte
1993 Regina Symphony Orchestra – *Sinfonietta for 10 instruments; for the Regina Symphony Chamber Players.
1992 Regina Symphony Orchestra – Chronicle for Orchestra (11′)
1991 Regina Symphony Orchestra – Turtles and Hares for chamber orchestra; for the Regina Symphony Chamber Players.
1991 Bayview Glen Alliance Church (Toronto) – Sovereign Lord for SATB and organ. Celebrating the church’s 50th Anniversary. Premiered at Roy Thompson Hall.
1991 Lynn Channing (Regina) – *Three Songs of Tom Moore for Soprano, vn & pn. (with the assistance of the Saskatchewan Arts Board) [rsm 2-003]
1988 Saskatchewan Choral Federation – Ecclesiastes I, The Beatitudes for SATB & piano for the Festival of Canadian Music
1988 Elizabethan Singers of Regina – Name Him Not, We Will Always Beg the Question for SATB & piano
1988 Trinity Presbyterian Church (San Carlos CA) – Spirit Praise for SATB and organ
1982 Southview Alliance Church (Calgary) – One Voice Praising for SATB, soprano solo & pn