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.
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
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.
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.
All scores available through
Canadian Music Centre
Chalmers House, 20 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1J9, Canada
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