yvonne, list of works - vocal and choral

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1.   A New Beginning (2008) for 6 voices: Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, and Bass

      - 3 minutes

      Commissioned by the Canadian Music Centre, BC Region for BC’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations with

      the aid  of a special BC150 grant from the BC Gaming Commission.  The lyrics were specially written by

      Peter Gillespie.



      Performed by the Hexaphone Vocal Sextet, Victoria


2.   Song Cycle (2005) for Soprano, Tenor, and Piano – 16 minutes

      A collection of four songs based on the poetry of Peter Gillespie.  The two voices sing together not as a

      traditional duet, but rather as two autonomous characters each presenting their own interpretation of

      similar material, sometimes together and other times apart.



3.   Timbres of the Soul (1998) for Mixed Choir, Piano, and Percussion – 18 minutes

      Five movements of wordless song with each movement representing one of the emotions.  Vocalists

      utilize single syllable sound constructions to portray the respective emotions.  Written specially for a

      performance by the Cowichan Choir conducted by Maestra Jean-Marie Kent.

       

4.   Forsaken (1994) for Mixed Choir OR SSAA, a cappella – 8 minutes

      Poetry by Peter Gillespie is expressively combined with vocal melody and harmony to create a moving

      and powerful single movement work.



      Performed by UBC Women’s Choir, Kevin Zakresky - Conductor


5.   Seascape (1993) for Soprano and Piano – 7 minutes