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Forthcoming Events

In Flanders Fields for soprano solo, SATB and violin or equivalent instrument
To be performed by the West Point Glee Club, Constance Chase (director), during the City of Chicago Day Commemoration at Soldier Field, Chicago, during the pre-ceremony music presentation on November 11th 2017, beginning at 9:40pm, ceremony being held from 10:00-11am.

In Flanders Fields for soprano solo, SATB and violin or equivalent instrument
To be performed by the West Point Glee Club, Constance Chase (director) at St. Francis de Sales High School, Chicago, at 7:30pm.

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis for Canterbury for choir, small orchestra and organ
To be premiered by the Choir of Canterbury United Methodist Church, Lester Seigel (conductor) during a concert at Canterbury United Methodist church, in Mountain Brook, Birmingham AL, on Sunday, November 19th, 2017.

Three Preludes on French Hymn Tunes (Christe Sanctorum, Picardy & O Quanto Qualia) for organ
To be performed by Gabriele Catalucci (Director of Music and Titular organist) at the occasion of the first anniversary of the passing of Wijnand van de Pol, (to whom the preludes were dedicated) in All Saint’s Church, Rome, Italy, on November 19th 2017.

The First Dance for SATB and piano (optional) the first song from the group of Six Canadian Folk Song, Set II
Salish Song for SATB and piano (optional) the first song from the group of Six Canadian Folk Song, Set I
To be performed by The Island Consort choir, Bruce Farquharson (director) during the Sketches of Canada concert,  celebrating 150th year since the Confederation of Canada, as well as the 10th Anniversary of the choir; at St. Marks Anglican Church, Qualicum Beach, BC on November 24th at 7:30pm   

Restoration: homage to Purcell for Saxophone Octet
To be premiered by the Saxophone Orchestra of Dr Hoch’s Conservatorium, Achim Rinke-Bachmann (conductor), during a concert at Dr. Hoch’s Conservatorium, in Frankfurt, Germany, on Saturday, November 25th, 2017.

The First Dance for SATB and piano (optional) the first song from the group of Six Canadian Folk Song, Set II
Salish Song for SATB and piano (optional) the first song from the group of Six Canadian Folk Song, Set I
To be performed by The Island Consort choir, Bruce Farquharson (director) during the Sketches of Canada concert,  celebrating 150th year since the Confederation of Canada, as well as the 10thAnniversary of the choir; at Brechin United Church, Nanaimo, BC on November 26th, 2017, at 7:30pm    

Salish Song for SATB and piano (optional) from Six Canadian Folk Songs: Set 1
To be performed by the Vancouver Chamber Choir, ‘guest’ conductor, Stephen Smith (piano) during the Maestro! The Annual Conductor’s Concert during the 38th annual National Conductor’s Symposium, under the direction of Jon Washburn, at Dunbar Ryerson United Church, Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at 8:00pm.

One Midsummer’s Morning: an English folk-set for Wind Ensemble
To be performed by the Wind Symphony, Jeffrey Reynolds (conductor) during a concert at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, on March 29th 2018.



Recent Events

Lisette for SATB and optional piano from Six Canadian Folk Songs: Set 11
To be performed by the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Jon Washburn (conductor), during the first concert of the season Heritage Singing Canada’s Choral Songs at Dunbar Ryerson United Church, Vancouver, British Columbia, on Friday, September 22nd, 2017.

Danse, mon, moine, danse  for SATB and optional piano from Six Canadian Folk Songs: Set 1
Performed by the Elmer Iseler Singers, David Szanto (‘guest’ conductor), during the final concert at the annual Halifax Choral Conducting Institute Workshop, at First Baptist Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Friday, July 28th 2017.

Adelstrop from Five Edward Thomas Song: Set 1, for soprano and piano
Performed by Liana Valente (soprano), and Stephanie Dickinson (piano), during a Guest American Concerts concert at Sunway University, School of Arts, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on July, 15th, 2017

Danse, mon moine, danse! for SATB and optional piano from Six Canadian Folk Songs: Set 1
Performed by the Elmer Iseler Singers, Lydia Adams (conductor), Shawn Grenke (piano), during the Soaring Voices Concert at St. Joseph’s Church, Ottawa, Ontario, on July 5th 2017.

Nature Enduring, Raftsman’s Song and High Summer, movements 1, 2 and 6 of Northern Landscapes for soprano saxophone and organ
Performed by Claudia Tesorino (soprano saxophone) and Ekaterina Kofanova (organ) during a Saxophone and Organ Concert at St. Peterskiche, Petersgrasse 54, Basel, Switzerland on July 3rd, 2017.

Danse, mon moine, danse! for SATB and optional piano from Six Canadian Folk Songs: Set I
Performed by the Vivaldi Chamber Choir, Edette Gagne (conductor), Barry Yamanouchi (piano), during the repeated From Far and Wide O Canada! a concert commemorating Canada’s 150th Birthday, at Mayne Island Community Centre,  Mayne Island, BC, on Sunday, June 25th, 2017.

Danse, mon moine, danse! for SATB and optional piano from Six Canadian Folk Songs: Set 1
Performed by the Vivaldi Chamber Choir, Edette Gagne (conductor), Barry Yamanouchi (piano), during the From Far and Wide O Canada! a concert commemorating Canadas 150th Birthday, in the Koerner Recital Hall of the Vancouver Academy of Music, Vancouver, BC, on June 10th 2017.

Danse, mon moin, Danse! for chorus and piano (optional), from Six Canadian Folk Songs: Set 1
Performed by the LSU Chamber Singers, Andre Trahan (conductor), Richard Blumenthal (piano) during a concert at Louisiana State University, School of Music, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on May 30th, 2017.

Inuit Hunting Song for chorus and piano (optional), from Six Canadian Folk Songs: Set 1
Performed by Sarabande (Chamber Ensemble), of the Vancouver Bach Family of Choirs (formerly Vancouver Bach Choir and Vancouver Bach Children’s Chorus), Paula Kremer (conductor), during the Summer Concert  celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday at the Chan Centre, University of British Columbia, on May 28th, 2017.  Also to be performed again during a summer concert on Bowen Island, BC.

Two Thoreau Lyrics for SATB and optional piano
Performed by the Arlington-Belmont Chamber Chorus, Barry Singer (Musical Director) during a concert celebration of New England composers and New England poets, at the First Parish Church, Arlington, MA, on May 12th 2017.

Slane 1 (Lord of all hopefulness) and Caoineadh na marbh (Alas, grief at night and in the morning) movements from From the Gaelic for organ
Performed by Florence Mustric on the historic Beckerath organ during the lunchtime recital Dances, Airs, and Laments in the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cleveland, Ohio, on May 3rd and 10th, 2017.

A selection from Six Canadian Folk Songs, Set 1 for SATB and optional piano
Performed by the Elmer Iseler Singers, Lydia Adams (conductor) during the O Canada, 150 Celebration concert at Trinity St. Pauls United Church, Toronto on May 6th 2017.

Salish Song for chorus and piano (optional) from Six Canadian Folk Songs: Set 1
Performed by the Malaspina Choir, Lionel Tanod (Artistic Director), Sharon Wishart (accompanist) during the Canada 150th Celebration Concert at St. Andrews United Church, Nanaimo, British Columbia on April 29th 2017.

Salish Song & Danse, mon moine, danse for SATB and optional piano from Six Canadian Folk Songs: Set 1
Performed by the Chamber Singers, Andre Trahan (conductor), during a concert given as partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Master of Music degree at Louisiana State University, School of Music, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in St. Alban’s Chapel, on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017.

Salish Song for chorus and piano (optional) from Six Canadian Folk Songs: Set 1
Performed by the University of Ottawa Choir, Michel Guimont (Musical Director), Nick Rodgerson (accompanist) during a concert at the University of Ottawa, School of Music, Perez Hall, on April 9th, 2017.

An interview by Elizabeth Newton with Derek Healey
Interview covers questions concerning the creative process, new directions, and breaking new creative ground; with examples of music by Healey and Mozart. Posted on the Creators Vancouver web site on April 18th, 2017  link to online interview

Inuit Hunting Song for chorus and piano (optional), from Six Canadian Folk Song: Set 1
Broadcast Recording by musica intima from their Into Light CD, on the Minnesota MPR Radio Station on April 8th, 2017

Cityscape with Bells: Gedachtnishkirche for piano
Premiered by Annette Wiszisla, during a private recital at the Gedachtnishkirche, Berlin on April 5th 2017.

One Midsummer’s Morning: an English folk-set for Wind Ensemble
Performed by the Acadia University Wind Ensemble, Mark Hopkins (Director) during a concert at the School of Music, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia on March 19th 2017.

Raftmans Song, 2nd movement from Northern Landscapes for soprano saxophone and organ
Performed by Claudia Tesorino (soprano saxophone) and Prof. Andeas Sieling (organ), during a concert in the Philharmonie, Essen, Germany, on March 17th, 2017.

The Banks of Loch Erin for SATB and optional piano from Six Canadian Folk Song: Set I
Performed by CapriCCio Vocal Ensemble, Michael Gormley (conductor), during the A Celtic Celebration concert at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, BC on February 25th 2017, at 7:30pm, and also during the Sunday Serenade Concert, A Celtic Celebration! at St. Marys Church, Saanichton, BC on February 26th, 2017 at 2:30pm.

Raftmans Song, 2nd movement from Northern Landscapes for soprano saxophone and organ
Performed by Claudia Tesorino (soprano saxophone and Prof. Andeas Sieling (organ), during a concert in the Berliner Dom, Berlin, Germany, on February 11th 2017.

The Ravine, from The Silvered Lute: a Wang Wei Album, for voice and piano
Performed by the Cheah Chan Duo – Phillip Cheah (voice) and Trudy Chan (piano), during the ‘A Feast of Lanterns’ recital   celebration the Chinese New Year, at the Marc A. Scorca Hall at the National Opera Center, Manhattan, NY on January 27th 2017.

The White Dove for 2 sop. Soloists, SATB and organ
Performed by the Sanctuary Choir of the First Presbyterian Church, Matthew Bishop (director), and Ahreum Han (organist), during The Beloved God morning services, at First United Presbyterian Church, Davenport, Iowa, at 9:00 and 11:00am on January 8th, 2017.

The Writing of Six Canadian Folk Songs, an article written by Derek Healey, edited by Sheila M. MacRae
Published in the CAMMAC Toronto Region Newsletter, December 2016 – January 2017 issue. Link to article

When Christ was born of Mary Free, a carol for SATB
Performed by the choir of Canterbury United Methodist Church, Lester Seigel (director) during the morning service at Canterbury United Methodist Church, Mountain Brook, Alabama on December 18th 2016

Love Came Down at Christmas for SSA or SATB and piano or harp
Performed by the Saskatoon Chamber Singers, James Hawn (Director) and Janet Wilson (piano), during the ‘Repeat the Sounding Joy’ concerts (at 2:00 and 7:30pm) at Knox United Church, Saskatoon, Canada on December 11th 2016.

A Posy for the Christ Child, six carols for choir and harp
Performed by Sursum Corda (vocal ensemble), Lester Seigel (conductor) and Judith Sullivan Hicks (harpist) during a concert at Canterbury United Methodist Church, in Mountain Brook, Birmingham, AL, on December 8th 2016

In Flanders Fields for sop. Solo, SATB and alto recorder (or equivalent instrument)
Performed by the CapriCCio Vocal Ensemble, Michael Gormley (conductor) during a Remembrance Day concert at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, BC on November 11th 2016

In Flanders Fields for sop. Solo, SATB and alto recorder (or equivalent instrument)
Performed by the choir of Knox United Church, during the Remembrance Sunday Service at Knox United Church, Saskatoon, on November 6th, 2016

In Flanders Fields for sop. Solo, SATB and alto recorder (or equivalent instrument)
Performed by the choir of Eden United Church, Karin Anderson (trumpet) at Eden United Church during the 10:00am Remembrance Service on November 6th, 2016

Draw nigh, and Take the Body of the Lord for SATB and organ
Performed by the choir of Our Savior with Paul J. Murray (director) at the Church of Our Saviour, Park Avenue, New York during Mass on October 30th, 2016

Bunessan (Morning has broken) a movement from From the Gaelic for organ
Performed by Florence Mustric on the historic Beckerath organ during the lunchtime recital Traveling music in the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cleveland, Ohio, on October 5th and 12th, 2016

Northern Phantasy for clarinet, viola and piano
Premired by E-Chen Hsu, (clarinet), Patrick Horn (viola) and Heather Morrison (piano), during a recital in Lakehead Universitys LUMINA series, in Thunder Bay, Ontario on October 4th 2016.

OF NOTE: INTRODUCTION TO DEREK HEALEY - an article
Written by Sheila M. MacRae, posted in the CAMMAC Toronto Region Newsletter, September issue. cammac.ca/toronto/toronto-region-newsletter

Inuit Hunting Song, from Six Canadian Folk Songs, Set 1 for SATB and optional piano
Performed by the Octatonic Decadence Chamber Choir of Sudbury, Ontario, David Buley (Artistic Director) during their special dawn concert on Lake Ramsey in Sudbury at the Vale Living With Lakes Centre of Laurentian University, on July 1st 2016

Raftmans Song, 2nd movement from Northern Landscapes for soprano saxophone and organ
Performed by Prof. Andeas Sieling (organ) and Claudia Tesorino (soprano saxophone), during a church service in the Berliner Dom, Berlin, Germany, on June 19th 2016

Danse, mon moin Danse from Six Canadian Folk Songs, Set 1 for SATB and optional piano
Performed by the Vivaldi Chamber Choir (of The Greater Vancouver Vivaldi Chamber Choir), Edette Gagne, Artistic Director, during their Beautiful and Bright Concert at St. Hildas Anglican Church, Sechelt, British Columbia, on June 5th 2016.

Draw nigh and take the Body of the Lord, a communion anthem for SATB and organ
Performed by the Morning Choir of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Paul French (music director), Kelly Dobbs-Mickus (organist) during The Feast of Corpus Christi Service at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Chicago, on May 29th 2016.

Five songs selected from Six Canadian Folk Songs, Set 1 for SATB and optional piano
Performed by The Cellar Singers, Mitchell Pady (artistic director) during the Singing from sea to sea, Canadian folk song concert, at St. Pauls United Church, Orillia, Ontario on May 15th 2016.

O what their joy and their glory must be (O Quanto Qualia), 3rd movement of Three Preludes on French Hymn Tunes for organ
Performed by Bransby Byrne (organist), as the final Organ Voluntary, during the 6th Sunday of Easter (C) Year of Luke Service at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, in Sidney, Australia on May 1st 2016.

One Midsummer Morning for Wind Ensemble (any three movements)
Included in the Concert Band Syllabus, as of May 2016, in preparation for the MusicFest National Finals of Canada, in the Class B600.

Salish Song & Inuit Hunting Song, from Six Canadian Folk Songs, Set 1 for SATB and optional piano
Performed by the Elmer Iseler Singers, Lydia Adams (conductor) during their Western Canadian Tour, visiting Vancouver, Parksville, Vancouver Island, Powell River, Quesnel , British Columbia and Banff Centre, Alberta, April 22nd and 29th, 2016.

The White Dove for 2 soprano soloists, SATB and organ.
Performed by The DePaul Chamber Choir, of DePaul University, School of Music, Eric Esparza (conductor), Robert Beatty (organist), Mary Arendt (soprano soloist), Ashley Sipka (mezzo-soprano soloist), during the Cathedral Sounds concert at St. Vincent de Paul Parish on April 17th 2016.

Tall Nettles from Five Edward Thomas Songs for soprano and piano
Performed by Liana Valente during the Friday Morning Music Club of Washington DC at Old Town Hall, Fairfax, VA on January 21st 2016.

The White Dove for 2 soprano soloists, SATB and organ.
Performed by the choir of St-Andrew and St-Paul, Montreal, Jonathan Oldengarm (Director of Music), Jean-Sebastien Vallee (Conductor), as the Introit of The Baptism of the Lord Service, at St-Andrew and St-Paul, Montreal, QC on January 10th 2016.

The White Dove for 2 soprano soloists, SATB, choir and organ
Performed b the Choir of the Church of Our Saviour, Paul Murray (Director of Music and Organist), during The Baptism of the Lord Service at the Church of Our Saviour on Murray Hill, New York, on January 10th 2016.

A Posy for the Christ Child, Six Carols for choir and harp
Premiered by Vancouver Chamber Choir, Jon Washburn (conductor) during the Christmas in the Orpheum Concert: Renaissance, Baroque & Carols at the Opheum Theatre, Vancouver, on December 4th, 2015.

Picardy, 2nd movement of Three Preludes on French Hymn Tunes for organ
Performed by Bransby Byrne (Director of Music) during the 33rd Sunday in ord. time service at St. Francis of Assisi Church during the Offertorium, in Paddington, Sydney, Australia on November 15th 2015

The Banks of Loch Erin from six Canadian Folk songs, Set 1 for SATB and optional piano
Performed by the Hartt Chorale, Edward Bolkovac (conductor), Miguel Campinho (piano), during the Fall Choral Concert at Millard Auditorium, The Hartt School, University of Hartford on November 15th 2015.

In Flanders Fields for soprano solo, SATB, and alto recorder (or equivalent instrument)
Performed by the Choir of The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, Jean-Sebastien Vallee (conductor),during the Remembrance Sunday Service at The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, Montreal, on November 8th, 2015.

In Flanders Fields for soprano solo, SATB, and alto recorder
Performed by the University of Guelph Choirs, Marta McCarthy (conductor), during a concert given at River Run Centre, Guelph, Ontario, on November 7th, 2015.

For All Thy Saints, O Lord - an anthem for SAB and organ
Performed by the choir of the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Eric Bermani (Director of Music and Organist), during the Solemnity of All Saints Service at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Manchester, NH, on November 1st 2015.

Draw nigh and take the Body of the Lord, a communion anthem for SATB and organ
Performed by the choir of The Church of St. Michael and St. George, Robert Wylie Lehman (director), Nicholas Frazier Bideler (organ), during the Holy Eucharist Service at The Church of St. Michael and St. George, St. Louis, MO, on October 18th 2015.

Seascapes and Shanties for contralto and piano
Premiered by Saskia Klumpp (contralto) and Anita Keller (piano) at the Look, Stranger, At This Island Now concert during Guernsey Week in the Stadthalle, Biberach, Germany, on Sunday, October 11th, 2015 at.

Six Irish Songs for soprano and piano
Performed by Brooke Dufton (soprano) and Narmina Afandiyeva (piano)during Brooke Duftons doctoral recital at Walter Hall, University of Toronto, on the evening of October 9th, 2015.

Preludes on Latino Hymns for organ
Performed by Jonathan Oldengarm, during the World Communion Sunday Service at The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, Montreal, on October 4th, 2015.

Salvation, O the joyful sound for organ
Performed by Jonathan Oldengarm during a recital at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul in Montreal on August, 27th.

Contredanse for violin and baritone saxophone
Premired by Frank Praetorius (violin) and Siegmund Drexler (baritone saxophone) at a private event in Frankfurt, Germany, on July 25th 2015.

Setting of Psalm 121: I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills for SSA and piano
Performed by the Oriana Womens Choir, Mitchell Pady (conductor) during The Voice of Oriana, Music of a New Day concert, at Grace Church on-the-Hill, Toronto, on May 24th 2015.

Get to Bed and Danse, Mon Moin, Danse! from Six Canadian Folk Songs, Set 1 for SATB and optional piano
Performed by The Berkshire Concert Choir, Paula Nuss (Artistic Director), during the A World of Song concert at Zion Lutheran Church, Pittsfield , MA on May 17th 2015.

Bunessan for organ, the second prelude of from the Gaelic: 10 Preludes on Irish Melodies
Performed by Florence Mustric during the lunchtime recital Aint nothin but a scale in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cleveland, on May 6th and 13th, 2015.

Study Guide for Derek Healeys Solemn Music: A Tribute to Station Number 3, Brooklyn for wind band and percussion.
An article published in The Canadian Band Associations Journal, Canadian Winds, Spring 2015 issue. Written by Valerie Graham, with Mark Hopkins (of Acadia University), giving complete analysis, with music examples, plus a short biography and history of the piece.

Thanks be to You and Alas, dear Christ for choir and optional accompaniment from To the Ear of God: Five Prayers.
Performed by The Cathedral Singers, Patrick Webb (Director of Music), during the Tenebrae Service at Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal, on the Good Friday, Music and Meditations Service, April 3rd, 2015.

Thanks be to You and Alas, dear Christ for choir and optional accompaniment from To the Ear of God: Five Prayers.
Performed by The Cathedral Singers, Patrick Webb (Director of Music), during the Tenebrae Service at Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal, on April 1st, 2015.

Thanks be to You for Choir and optional accompaniment text by St. Richard of Chichester.
Premiered by The Cathedral Singers, Patrick Webb (Director of Music), during Passion (Palm) Sunday Service at Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal, on March 29th, 2015.

Hunter: a Homage to Robert Flaherty for wind ensemble and percussion
Premiered by the University of Toronto Wind Ensemble, Jeffrey Reynolds (conductor) at MacMillan Theatre, University of Toronto, on January 29th, 2015.

The Banks of Loch Erin from Six Canadian Folk Songs, Set 1 for SATB and optional piano
Performed by the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Jon Washburn (conductor) at the CANADIAN QUINTESSENCE The Conductors Concert, at Ryerson United Church, Vancouver, on January 24th 2015.

The Baptism of Christ from Three Quiet Pieces for organ
Performed by Dr. Bob Thompson during the Baptism of Jesus Service at the First Presbyterian Church, Corvallis, Oregon on January 11th 2015.

The White Dove for 2 soprano soloists, SATB and organ
Performed by St. Patricks Chorale, Matthew Koraus (director), during The Baptism of The Lord service at the Church of St. Patrick, Huntington, New York, on January 11th 2015.

The White Dove for 2 soprano soloists, SATB and organ
Performed by The Sanctuary Choir, Geoffrey Boers (guest conductor), Belle Chenault and Janet Whitlock (soloists), during The Baptism of Jesus Service at Seattle First Baptist Church, Seattle, WA on January 11th, 2015.

Before the Paling of the Stars and Christmas Hath a Darkness for SATB & piano (optional)
Performed by the Sierra Master Chorale, Ken Hardin (conductor) during their Holiday Program the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Grass Valley, California on Saturday, December 20th and Sunday, December 21st, 2014.

Love Came Down at Christmas for SABT and piano or harp
Performed by the Saskatoon Chamber Singers, James Hawn (director) during the Rejoice: a Festival of Lessons and Carols concert at Christ Church Anglican, on Sunday, December 14th and at Knox United Church, Saskatoon, on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014.

In Flanders Fields for soprano solo, SATB and alto recorder or equivalent instrument
Performed by the Orpheus Choir of Toronto, Robert Cooper (Artistic Director), during The End of Innocence Concert, Commemorating the Centenary of the First World War at Grace Church on-the-Hill, Toronto on November 11th, 2014.

In Flanders Fields for soprano solo, SATB and alto recorder or equivalent instrument.
Performed by the Church Choir, Jonathan Oldengarm (organ), Jordan de Souza (conductor) during the Morning Service at The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, Montreal on November 9th, 2014.

The Banks of Loch Erin from Six Canadian Folk Songs, Set 1 for SATB and optional piano
Performed The Taverner Consort of Voices, Susan Briedis (director), during the About Love concert at Record Reign Hall, Sydney, Australia, on Saturday, November 8th, 2014.

The Outlandish Knight for choir and saxophone ensemble
Premiered by the Paetzholdt Chamber Singers and SAXONORAS saxophone ensemble, to be conducted by Ulrich Paetzholt, during a festival concert at the Gedachtnis-Kirche, Berlin on November 6th, 2014.

Tokkata: a homage to Dietrich Buxtehude for saxophone ensemble/octet
Premered by SAXONORAS saxophone ensemble,to be conducted by Ulrich Paetzholt, during a festival concert at the Gedachtnis-Kirche, Berlin on November 6th, 2014.

Salish Song and Inuit Hunting Song from Six Canadian Folk Songs, Set 1 for SATB and optional piano
Performed by the London Pro Musica Choir, Vicki St. Pierre (director) during The London Pro Musica Canadian Concert at the Aeolian Hall, London, Ontario on Saturday, November 1st, 2014.

Salish Song, Inuit Hunting Song and Danse, Mon Moin, Danse! from Six Canadian Folk Songs, Set 1 for SATB and optional piano
Performed by the Elmer Iseler Singers, Lydia Adams (conductor), during a concert at St. Judes Anglican Church, Oakville, Ontario, on Saturday, October 25th, 2014.

Three songs from The Silvered Lute: a Wang Wei Song Album for soprano and piano
Performed by Nancy Wood (soprano) and Paul Safar (piano) during The Warbler Sings, New music by Northwest Composers looking East concert, presented by Cascadia Composers at First Christian Church, 1166 Oak Street, Eugene, Oregon on October 17th, 2014.

Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani
Performed by Members of the Charlotte Symphony, Aaron Goen (organist) and William Osborne (conductor) at concerts in St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Charlotte, North Carolina, September 15th, 2014.

Missa Brevis: Santa Cecilia for choir and optional organ
Performed by Coro Polifonica Santa Cecilia, Gabriele Verdinelli (director), during a competition at the Bevaix Temple, on August 7th and Neuchaltel, Salle de Musique du Temple du Bas, Switzerland, on August 8th 2014.

Movements from Missa Brevis:Santa Cecilia for choir and optional organ
Performed by Coro Polifonica Santa Cecilia, Gabriele Verdinelli (director), during a festival of choirs at Circolo Il Vecchio Mulino, Sassari on July 24th, and also at Chiesa di Sant Antonio Abate, Sassari, Sardinia on July 25th, 2014.

Caprice for organ (the 3rd movement of Sonata No. II)
Performed by Philippe Belanger during an organ recital given at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco on July 13th, 2014

Northern Landscapes for soprano saxophone and organ
Performed by Claudia Tesorino (soprano saxophone) and Jonathan Oldengarm (organ) at The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, in Montreal on July 3rd, 2014

Inuit Hunting Song from Six Canadian Folk Songs, Set 1, for SATB and optional piano
Performed by The Choral Project, Daniel Hughes conductor, during the EARTHSONGS: AMERICANA at First Baptist Church of Palo Alto on June 27th, at 8:00pm, Mission Santa Clara de Asis on June 28th, and also at Peace United Church of Christ, Santa Crus, CA on June 29th, 2014

Inuit Hunting Song from Six Canadian Folk Songs, Set 1, for SATB and optional piano
Performed by musica intima from their recording Into Light, (Atma 2613) broadcast on KBAQ 89.5FM, Tempe, Arizona, on June 3rd, 2014.

The Banks of Loch Erin from Six Canadian Folk Songs, Set 1 for SATB and optional piano
Performed by the Saine-Anne Singers, Margo Keenan (Director) during the Horizons concert, Songs of Love segment, at La Presentation-de-la Sainte-Veirge Church, Dorval, Quebec on May 9th and at Union Church, Ste-Anne de Bellevue, Quebec on May 10th 2014.

Movements from from the Spanish: Seven Preludes on Latino Hymns for organ and alto saxophone
Performed by Thomas Noll (organ), and Claudia Schaetzle (alto saxophone), during a Confirmation Worship at the Apoltel-Paulus Kirche in Berlin-Schoneberg on May 4th 2014.

Poste-Haste (a caprice) for violin and organ
Premiered by Robert Murray (violin) and Ardyth Lohuis (organ), during an afternoon concert at the Ginter Park Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Virginia, on May 4th 2014.

Six Canadian Folk Songs Set 1 for SATB and optional piano
Performed by the Elmer Iseler Singers, Lydia Adams conductor, during the Jubilation! Concert at Christ Church, Deer Park, Toronto, on May 3rd, 2014.

Inuit Hunting Song from Six Canadian Folk Songs, Set 1, for SATB and optional piano
Performed by musica intima during a concert in Rose Gellert Hall at Langley Community Music School, Vancouver, on May 3rd 2014.

The Virgin a carol for soprano solo or instrument and SATB
Performed by the choir of Western Washington University, Leslie Guelker-Cone (conductor) during the Washington State Intercollegiate Choral Festival (in which 250 singers of 5 universities took part) in Ellensburg, WA, on April 7th, 2014.

Salish Song from Six Canadian Folk Songs, Set 1, for SATB and optional piano
Performed by McGill University Chorus, Franois Ouimet conductor, on Video webcast at McGill University, on March 31st, 2014 at 7:30pm.

Pastoral, from Three Quiet Pieces for organ
Performed by Paul Merritt during the morning service at First-St. Andrews United Church, London, Ontario on March 9th 2014

Lord Jesus, Think on Me, for SA(T)B and organ
Performed by the Christ Lutheran Church Choir, directed by the Music Director Tony Berryman, at a morning service, during the Lenten period 2014, at Christ Lutheran Church, Natick, MA.

Lord of all Hopefulness for organ, from from the Gaelic: 10 Preludes on Irish Melodies
Performed by Dr. Margo Dillard, organist, during the traditional worship service at First United Methodist Church in Lewisville, Texas, on February 23rd, 2014.

Get to bed, Salish Song, Inuit Hunting Song, & Danse, mon moin, danse! for chorus and piano (optional), from Six Canadian Folk Songs
Performed by the Vancouver Chamber Choir, conductor - Jon Washburn and the Pacifica Singers, Kevin Zakresky, at the Canadian Voices: Music Shore to Shore, (part of the British Columbia Choral Federation) concert at Ryerson United Church, Vancouver, on February 21st, 2014.

Salish Song and Inuit Hunting Song for chorus and piano (optional), from Six Canadian Folk Song: Set 1
Taken on the 'Voices Raise Tour To The Prairies' by musica intima vocal ensemble
performing in Vermilin, Fort Saskatchewan, Lacombe, Virden, Brandon, Estevan, Rosthern, Yorkton, Regina, Brooks, Consort, and Westlock, from January 16 to February 10, 2014.

Inuit Hunting Song for SATB (piano optional) from Six Canadian Folk Songs
One of two songs used in the musica intima Workshop during their Prairie Tour, with high school and adult singers from Esterhazy, Kipling, Moose Jaw, Regina, Rosthern, Swift Current and Wymark. The workshop took place at Knox Metropolitan United Church, Regina, Saskatchewan, ending with a massed choir rehearsal in the afternoon of Sunday February 9th 2014.

Get to bed, Salish Song; Inuit Hunting Song; and Danse, mon moin, danse! for chorus and piano (optional), from Six Canadian Folk Song: Set 1
Taken on the Canadian Voices Tour 2014 tour by the Vancouver Chamber Choir, conductor - Jon Washburn.
Performed at the Octatonic Decadence next 5.3.1, Vancouver Chamber Choir Concert at Ste Anne des Pins, Sudbury, on February 7th 2014. Also performed at the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Canadian Voices Music: Shore to Shore concert, at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Assumption University Chapel, on February 4th, 2014

Kwakiutl Night second movement from From the West for solo viola
Performed by Elizabeth Reid, at a recital given at the Joslin Library, Waitsfield, Vermont on January 23rd, 2014.

The White Dove for 2 sop. Soloists, SATB and organ
Performed during The Baptism of the Lord service, by the choir of the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Chains, Anthony DiCello - Cathedral Organist/Music Director, in Cincinnati, OH, on January 12th 2014.

Preludio The Baptism of Christ (from Three Quiet Pieces) for organ
Performed by Robert Grandy during the Sunday Service at Trinity United Church, Peterborough, Ontario on January 12th, 2014



Recent Recordings

Opus# Title Year Duration
93 Solemn Music for Wind Ensemble
(composed, 2003)
University of Manitoba Wind Ensemble, Fraser Linklater, conductor CD: North Winds IV: Canadian Wind Band Music University of Manitoba, Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Musicwww.umanitoba.ca/music
2013 7' 37"


Recent Publications

Three Sacred Songs
(SATB, flute, with piano (optional)) ECS (ECS Schirmer) www.ecspublishing.com
Song 1: The Round Day
Song 2: The Shepherd Lad
Song 3: Magdalenes Song (In the Smile of my Lord)

Draw nigh and take the Body of the Lord
(SATB and organ)ECS (ECS Schirmer) www.ecspublishing.com

Hymn to the Queen of Heaven
(SATB Chorus unaccompanied) ECS (ECS Schirmer) www.ecspublishing.com

At Morn - at Noon - at Twilight dim
(SATB Chorus unaccompanied) ECS (ECS Schirmer) www.ecspublishing.com

The Garden
An anthem for SATB and organ www.paracletepress.com

Shepherds, Keeping Watch by night
A carol for SSA and organ www.paracletepress.com

A Virgin Pure
for SSA and harp or piano: www.giamusic.com

Rejoice, the Glorious Day is Come for SSA and harp or piano
A carol for SSA and harp or piano: www.ocp.org

Love came down at Christmas
A carol for SSA or SATB and piano or harp: available in two versions: www.ecspublishing.com

Two Christina Rossetti Carols Before the Paling of the Stars and Christmas hath a Darkness
Two carols for SATB & piano (ad lib): www.ecspublishing.com



Recent Awards

Derek Healey was recently awarded Third Prize in the Art Song Competition
organized by the American Composers Forum and The Schubert Club
- from a field of more than 500 entries!
Derek Healey was recently awarded a prize by the Children's Aid Society for a work written for the CAS Chorus, conductor Elizabeth Parker titled Yellow Butterflies.



Biographies

Meet the Composer, Derek Healey An Interview with Derek Healey by Mark Hopkins
    Journal of the Canadian Band Association, June issue of Canadian Winds, Spring 2009, Vol. 7, No. 2.
    Email: Canadian winds@sasktel.net
New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians 2001 Edition
The Oxford Dictionary of Music 1994 Second Edition
Encyclopedia of Music in Canada 1981 Edition
Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians 1978 Edition





           Discography

Opus# Title Year Duration
8 Concerto for organ, strings & timpani
The CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra,
conducted by John Avison with Derek Healey, organist.
CBC/Radio Canada (LP) SM-143 stereo
(also includes works by Healey Willan, Murray Adaskin & Bruce Mather)
1970 13'
40 Arctic Images (orchestral suite)
The CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, conducted by John Avison
Contemporary Canadian Compositions for Orchestra
CBC/Radio Canada (LP) SM-265 stereo
(also includes music by Robert Turner)
1973 16'
41b Six Canadian Folk Songs
The Festival Singers of Canada, conducted by Elmer Iseler
with Ruth Henderson piano
Canadian Landscapes I CBC Radio Canada
Broadcast Recording (LP) SM-274 stereo
(also includes works by Thomas Baker, Murray Schafer & Violet Archer)
1973 25'
45 Primrose in Paradise (orchestral fantasy)
The CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra , conducted by John Avison
CBC/SRC (LP) SM331
(also includes music by Robert Turner & Bruce Mather)
1977 8'
40 Arctic Images (orchestral suite)
The Louisville Orchestra, conductor Pierre Hetu
The Louisville Orchestra First Edition Records
(LP) LS-769 stereo
(also includes music by Jacques Hetu)
1980 16'
30a Cookham Notebook (suite for organ)
Hugh McLean organ CBC Transcription (LP) CBC/RCI - 481
(also includes works by Healey Willan, Barrie Cabena, Bengt Hambraeus, etc)
1977 21'
As I was a-walking (carol)
Greenwood Singers, directed by Robert de Frece
Winter Green: Songs for Christmas - Arktos 96013CD
(also includes works by Gustav Holst, Kenneth Leighton, Elizabeth Poston, etc)
1996 4'
Salish Song (folk song arrangement)
Elmer Iseler Singers, conducted by Elmer Iseler
The Maple Leaf Forever - Opening Day Records ODR 9314
(also includes works by John Beckwith, Howard Cable, Harry Freedman, etc)
1998
82 One Midsummer's Morning (folksong suite for band)
Wellington Winds, directed by Michael Purves-Smith
An Artist's Neighbourhood - Chestnut Hall Music CHM 02003
(also includes works by Glenn Buhr, Peter Hatch,
Boyd McDonald & Michael Purves-Smith)
2002 20'
89 Four Preludes on Latino Religious Songs (violin & organ)
The Murray/Lohuis Duo
All American
Raven Recordings OAR-650 2003
(also includes works by John Corigliano, Leo Sowerby, John Weaver, etc)
2003 16'
82 One Midsummer's Morning (mvts 1-5) (folksong suite for band)
West Lothian Celebrity Winds, director Nigel Boddice
the gathering Amadeus AMSCD069
(also includes works by John Maxwell Geddes, Stephen Dodgson, etc).
2004 18' 45"
41b
86
The Banks of Loch Erin (from 6 Canadian Folk Songs: Set 1)
Harbour Grace Diddling (from 6 Canadian Folk Songs: Set 2)
Laudate Singers, conductor Lars Kaario Celtic Jounrney Laudate Singers - LS1004
(also includes works by M. McGlynn, A. Stephen, E. Whitacre, King Henry VIII, etc)
2007 6' 03"
86 The Jovial Young Sailor, Get to Bed and The Banks of Loch Erin
     (from 6 Canadian Folk Songs: Set II -- SATB & piano ad lib)
Mount Union College Choir, Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio # MusSoldOutCD
(also includes works by Leonard Bernstein, Philipp Nicolai, Antonio Lotti, Thomas Dorsey & others)
2007
107 The Silvered Lute (soprano solo and piano)
Mei Zhong (soprano) and James Helton (piano) www. NorthPacificMusic.com NPM LD 033 (includes music by Derek Healey, Hau Lin, Judith Cloud, Joaquin Turina, & Eleanor Trawick)
2009 17' 55"
Awake, and Join the Cheerful Choir (SATB & organ)
The Virgin (soprano solo, or instrument, and SATB)
South Bend Chamber Singers, conductor Nancy Menk and accompanist Kathleen Keasey The World's Desire: Christmas at Loretto Pro Organo CD 7229 www.proorgan.com (also included: music of Tavener, Rutter, Locklair, Sargent,and more)
2010 1' 50"
2' 35"
41b Salish Song for chorus from 'Six Canadian Folk Songs: Set 1'
Inuit Hunting Song for chorus from 'Six Canadian Folk Songs: Set 1'
musica intima, Lane Price (soloist) Into Light/musica intima Atma Classique: ACD2 2613 www.atmaclassique.com (also includes works by Imant Raminsh, R. Murray Schafer, Robert Lang, Claude Viver, etc)
2010 3' 33"
3' 07"
The Lowly Child (SSA and keyboard)
conducted by Craig Kingsbury
CD: 'Verbum Caro' -- Choral Music for Advent, Lessons and Carols by Oregon Catholic Press; OCP #30101355. www.ocp.org (also includes works by J.S. Bach, R. Proulx, C. Mawby, C. Willcock, etc)
2010
41b Inuit Hunting Song for chorus from 'Six Canadian Folk Songs: Set 1'
(Composed 1973)
musica intima, Lane Price (soloist) CD: Music Intima 20 - ATMA 32010 - UPC code 722056301022 - www.atmaclassique.com
2012 3' 07"
93 Solemn Music for Wind Ensemble
(composed, 2003)
University of Manitoba Wind Ensemble, Fraser Linklater, conductor CD: North Winds IV: Canadian Wind Band Music University of Manitoba, Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music www.umanitoba.ca/music
2013 7' 37"
41 Inuit Hunting Song from Six Canadian Folk Songs: Set 1 (SATB and optional piano)
(composed, 1973)
Elmer Iseler Singers; Lydia Adams, conductor
Soloists: Nelson Lohnes, Cathy Robinson and Alison Roy CD: ELMER ISELER SINGERS Greatest Hits, Vol 1 www.elmeriselersingers.com
2013 3' 07"




            Recent Compositions

Opus# Title Publisher Year Duration
150 Songs from the Shih Ching Instruments
Lyric soprano and large wind ensemble

       Movements - Part 1       Duration: 15’29”
1) The Raging Waters    2) The Clearing
3) Be careful, Chung Tsu!    4) Shu is away
5) The Willows at the Western Gate    6) The Hunt

       Movements – Part 2       Duration: 16’37”
7) The Sacred Tower    8) Down fall the plums
9) The North Wind    10) Gathering White Asters
11) The great Carriage    12) What of the Night?

Description: dramatic nature, chosen from the Chou Dynasty collection
the Shin Ching or Confucian Odes c. 800 B.C. – 600 B.C.  For Senior or
Graduate level performers.  Songs may be performed individually or in
groups chosen by the performers.                                                
2016 32' 06"
149 Sonatina for Four Instruments
recorder quartet
Feb. 2016 7' 15"
148 Restoration: a Homage to Henry Purcell
Saxophone octet or saxophone orchestra
Dec. 2015 7' 45"
147 Twelve Vignettes
guitar solo
       1) Introduzione    2) Scherzetto
       3) The 4th strings Song    4) Fives
       5) Border Ballad    6) Night Chant
       7) Folk Dance    8) Distant Bugles
       9) Dreams of Ancient Battles   10) Liu Xijun and the King of Wusan
       11) Un Rituale con Incenso   12) Toccatina
Oct. 2015 21' 15"
146 Bianco's Delight: a bakers dozen cat songs
Soprano (or mezzo) & piano
      1) Puss came Dancing (Trad. Nursery Rhyme)
      2) She sights a Bird (Emily Dickinson)
      3) Sonnet to Mrs. Reynolds Cat (John Keats)
      4) Kittens (Lewis Carroll)
      5) Dame Wiggins of Lee (John Ruskin)
      6) A Cats Conscience (Anon.)
      7) To a Cat (Algernon Charles Swinburne)
      8) A Cat in Distress (Percy Bysshe Shelley)
      9) Six little Mice (Trad. Nursery Rhyme)
      10) Rindle, Randle (Trad. Nursery Rhyme)
      11) The Cats have left for tea (Kate Greenaway)
      12) At the Fireside (Trad. Nursery Rhyme)
      13) Salmagundi (Trad. Nursery Rhymes)
Settings of texts as diverse as a sonnet of Keats, poems of Shelley and Dickinson, and popular nursery rhymes.
Aug. 2015 20' 02"
145 Requiem aeternam/Kyrie
Soprano solo, choir and Haydn orchestra
The opening movement of a Requiem Mass originally sketched-out in 1998/1999
2015 6' 11"
144 Bagatelles Bk 1 The English Years 1952-1959
Piano solo
       1) Music antica 2) Pavan
       3) Zephyr I        4) Air
       5) Zephyr II        6) Arches
       7) Zephyr III        8) Helter-skelter
       9) Serenade for Columbine        10) Invention
       11) from birdsong        12) Kensington Gardens: Nov. 53
       13) Cano        14) Humoresqu
       15) Aria semplice        16) Adagio
       17) Repeated notes        18) Scherzo
       19) Echos        20) Adieu
An autobiographical collection of short piano pieces interspersed with a set of recent variations varying levels of difficulty.
April 2015 24' 36"
143 Contredanse
Violin (or soprano sax) & Baritone Sax
      A triple jig, written for a birthday celebration.
March 2015 3' 52"
142 Cityscape with Bells: Gedachtniskirche
Piano solo
      A fantasy piece inspired by the bells of the Gedachtniskirche, Berlin, together with sounds of the surrounding city.
2015 15' 30"
141 Two for Annie
School wind band
      An essay in Inuit melodic style, suitable for band levels 1.5 - 2+.
Oct. 2014 6' 47"
140 A Posy for the Christ Child
Choir and harp
      Six Carols
      1) Behold the Days Come (Jeremiah 23: 5 & Isaiah 7:14
      2) High Word of God (10th Cent., transl., Charles Bigg)
      3) Hark, Shepherd, how the Angles Sing (Traditional Dorset)
      4) How Vain the Cruel Herods Fear (Sedulius 5th Cent., transl., John M. Neale)
      5) Moonless Darkness (Gerard Manley Hopkins)
      6) Now Blessed be Thou, Christ Jesu (Miles Coverdale, from the German)
A varied set of carols telling the story of the Nativity, from its ancient prediction to the arrival of the Magi.
2014 13' 27"
139 The Outlandish Knight
chorus and saxophone octet
      Text: English folk ballad
A setting of the text of an English folk ballad is both dramatic and yet, not without humor.
2014 7' 05"
138 Tokkata: a Homage to Dietrich Buxtehude
saxophone octet or saxophone orchestra
The second homage to a Baroque composer, this one inspired by the imaginative organ works of this North German composer.
2014 6' 50"
137 Heinelieder
mezzo soprano and piano
      1) Weisse Flocken
      2) Grunen Waldorchester
      3) Schmetterling
      4) Lotosblume
      5) Begegnung
      6) Alter Konig
      7) Fortschrittswelt
A work with texts chosen from the more unfamiliar poems of the poets middle and late periods poems rich in fantasy.
2014 18' 47"
136 Alice: Five Lewis Carroll Songs
mezzo soprano (or baritone) and piano
      1) A boat, beneath a sunny sky
      2) Tweedledum and Tweedledee
      3) How doth the little crocodile
      4) You are old, Father William
      5) The Lobster Quadrille
2014 13' 30"






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