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Stage Works

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Opus# Title Year Duration
4 The Willow Pattern Plate (Ballet suite for children's orchestra)
SAT recorders, 2 solo instruments, Orff pitched & un-pitched percussion, vln 1, 2, & 3, cello & piano duet This six movement suite is selected from a dance drama based on the story of the Willow Pattern Plate.
1) Overture
2) Introductory Dance - Minuet
3) Dance of the Mandarin
4) Koono-Shee's Dance
5) Chang’s Dance
6) Dance of the Lovers - Sarabande
7) The Chase - La Fuga
1957/62/65 12'
33 Mr. Punch (an opera for children)
7 singing roles, 2 speaking roles & chorus with desc. recorder, 2 perc, keyboard & strings. The libretto is based on the traditional English puppet play first written down in the 1860s with additional text by the composer. There is much dramatic interest in the 2 Act story and many short, melodic vocal solos. The original production was performed by 15 year olds.
1969 40'
46 Seabird Island opera in two acts (Libretto - Norman Newton)
6 singing roles, chorus (mute) of Warriors & Villagers. 2-0-1-1, 2-0-0-0, 3 perc, harp, piano (cel.), accordion strings and tape. This 2 Act full length chamber opera is based on a traditional Tshimshian tale from Western British Columbia. It tells of a spoilt princess's love affair and, later, conflict with an evil wizard, leading to his ultimate demise. Commissioned for the 1977 Guelph Spring Festival.
1977 100'






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