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2012
 
Nicholas Fairbank (SOCAN), Le Rossignol (2012)
Song cycle for organ, flute and mezzo-soprano to Quebecois texts
Written for Kathryn Whitney
World premiere with Mary-Jill McCulloch and the composer at the organ
Alix Goolden Performance Hall, Victoria, BC, 28 April 2012
 
 
2011
 
Lorna Paterson, 'Three Dylan Thomas Songs' (2001-2003)
Song cycle for medium voice & piano
Elegy (1)
In my Craft or Sullen Art (2)
Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night (3)
British premiere with Oliver Barton, piano
Abergavenny, Wales, 6 July, 2011
 
Stephen Chatman (SOCAN), You are Happy (1988)
Song cycle for contralto and piano to poems by Margaret Atwood
Memory (1)
How (2)
Tricks with Mirrors (3)
You are Happy (4)
Italian Premiere, with Francesco di Gregorio, piano
Giardini La Mortella, Ischia, Italy, 25 June 2011, 5.00pm
 
Stephen Chatman (SOCAN), You are Happy (1988)
Song cycle for contralto and piano to poems by Margaret Atwood
Memory (1)
How (2)
Tricks with Mirrors (3)
You are Happy (4)
British Premiere, with Jeff Howard, piano
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff, June 2011
 
Stephen Chatman (SOCAN),"How" (from You are Happy, 1988)
song to poem by Margaret Atwood
Portuguese premiere, with Helena Marino, piano
Sound Studio, University of Aveiro, Portugal, May 2011
 
 
2010
 
David L. McIntyre, SOCAN
Select songs for voice & piano
Waiting (Kenneth Vaughan) (2006)
How do I love thee? (Barrett Browning) (2006)
Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day? (Shakespeare)
Bird of Dawning (Shakespeare) (2002)
Italian premiere with Zoe Smith, piano
La Mortella, Ischia, Italy, July 2010
 
David L. McIntyre, SOCAN
Select songs for voice & piano
Waiting (Kenneth Vaughan) (2006)
How do I love thee? (Barrett Browning) (2006)
Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day? (Shakespeare)
Bird of Dawning (Shakespeare) (2002)
British premiere with Zoe Smith, piano
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, June 2010
 
David L. McIntyre, SOCAN
Song for voice & piano to poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How do I Love Thee? (2008)
Saskatchewan provincial premiere with the composer at the piano
University of Regina, Canada, June 2010
written for Kathryn Whitney
 
 
2009
 
David Loeb, Interim (2003)
Song cycle for voice and lute to poems by Dorothy Livesay
In Stillness (1)
Inarticulate (2)
What a Wind! (3)
World premiere, with Douglas Hensley, lute
Metchosin Community House, Canada, November 2009
 
David L. McIntyre, SOCAN
Song for voice & piano to poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How do I Love Thee? (2008)
World premiere with Anna Cal, piano
Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, Canada, April, 2009
written for Kathryn Whitney
 
John Caldwell
Song for soprano & piano to poem by St John of the Cross
In the hour of darkness (2007)
Canadian premiere, with Anna Cal, piano
Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, Canada, April, 2009
written for Kathryn Whitney
 
 
2008
 
Luke Nickel, Jack and his Jillions (2008)
Chamber Opera. Role: Smoulder
Conducted by Karl Paulnack, directed by Ann Hodges
World premiere, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Winnipeg, July 2008
 
John Caldwell, La Subida del Monte Carmelo (2007)
Song cycle for soprano & piano to poems by St John of the Cross
En una noche oscura (1)
O llama de amor viva (2)
Entreme donde no supe (3)
World premiere, with David Maw, piano
University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, May, 2008
written for Kathryn Whitney
 
 
2007
 
Elizabeth Raum, SOCAN
Songs for voice & piano
A Hymn to God the Father (Donne)
The Passing (Dickinson)
British premiere, with Sholto Kynoch, piano
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, Oxford, England, November 2007
 
John Caldwell
Song for soprano & piano to poem by St John of the Cross
En una noche oscura (2007)
World premiere, with David Maw, piano
Oriel Contemporary Music Festival, Oxford, England, 28 February 2007
written for Kathryn Whitney
 
Susan Wollenberg, Alles auf der Welt ist Wandel (2005-2006)
Song cycle for mezzo-soprano & piano to various German poets
Wuenschelrute (Eichendorff) (5)
Die Zeit geht nicht (Keller) (6)
World premiere Songs 5-6 with the composer at the piano
Oriel Contemporary Music Festival, Oxford, England, February 2007
written for Kathryn Whitney
 
David Maw, Absence (2006-2007)
Songs for soprano & piano to poems by James Tate
World premiere with the composer at the piano
Oriel Contemporary Music Festival, Oxford, England, February 2007
written for Kathryn Whitney
 
 
2006
 
Susan Wollenberg, Alles auf der Welt ist Wandel (2005-2006)
Songs for mezzo-soprano & piano to various German poets
World premiere Songs 1-4 with the composer at the piano
Alles auf der Welt ist Wandel (Tieck) (1)
Verfall (Trakl) (2)
Die Welt is durchaus lieblick anzuschauen (Goethe) (3)
Lieben Lerne! (Fontane) (4)
Oriel Contemporary Music Festival, Oxford, England, 1 March 2006
written for Kathryn Whitney
 
 
2005
 
John McCabe, CBE, Heloise to Abelard (2005)
20-minute scena for mezzo-soprano & piano to text by John McCabe
Canadian premiere with Charlotte Hale, piano
St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Nanaimo, 24 September 2005
written for Kathryn Whitney
 
John McCabe, CBE, Heloise to Abelard (2005)
20-minute scena for mezzo-soprano & piano to text by John McCabe
World premiere with Michael Brownlee Walker, piano
Wolfson College, Oxford, 9 June, 2005
Written for Kathryn Whitney
 
First public performance with Michael Brownlee Walker, piano
Holywell Music Room, Oxford, England, 18 June 2005
Published by Novello & Co., 2005
 
Lorna Paterson, Three Sylvia Plath Songs, Op. 16 (2004-2005)
Song cycle for high voice & piano
Never Try to Trick me with a Kiss (1)
Admonition (2)
April Aubade (3)
World premiere with Charlotte Hale, piano
Victoria, British Columbia, 5 November 2005
written for Kathryn Whitney
 
Susan Wollenberg, The Survivor (2004-2005)
Song cycle for mezzo-soprano & piano to poems by Primo Levi
Singing (1)
25 February 1944 (2)
Shema (3)
Reveille (4)
The Survivor (5)
Passover (6)
London premiere with the composer at the piano
St John's Smith Square, March 2005
written for Kathryn Whitney
 
 
2004
 
Susan Wollenberg, The Survivor (2004-2005)
Song cycle for mezzo-soprano & piano to poems by Primo Levi
Singing (1)
25 February 1944 (2)
Shema (3)
Reveille (4)
The Survivor (5)
Passover (6)
World premiere with the composer at the piano
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, February 2004
written for Kathryn Whitney
 
Lorna Paterson, 'Three Dylan Thomas Songs' (2001-2003)
Song cycle for medium voice & piano
Elegy (1)
In my Craft or Sullen Art (2)
Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night (3)
World premiere with Anita Comba, piano
Victoria, British Columiba, January 2004
 
 
2001
 
Arthur Maud, Bethnal Green Suite (2001)
Orchestral suite for SATB choir and soloists
World premiere (soprano soloist) conducted by the composer
St John on Bethnal Green, London, July 2001
 
 
2000
 
Arthur Maud, Memories of Childhood (1999)
Orchestral songs for SATB choir and soloists
World premiere (soprano soloist) conducted by the composer
St John on Bethnal Green, London, July 2000
 
 
1999
 
Robert Sherlaw Johnson, Night Songs (1969)
Song cycle for high voice & piano to poems by Li Po
Rainy Night (1)
Moonlight on Frontier Mountains (2)
The Sadness of a Dreamer (3)
Night Birds (4)
A Night Song (5)
British premiere with the composer at the piano
Worcester College, Oxford, March 1999
 
 
 
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