A set of three humorous pieces based on poetry by children’s author A. A. Milne (author of Winnie the Pooh). Originally composed for the Gala Trio from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (soprano, french horn and piano). This version is for Soprano and Piano. I. Independence II. Politeness III. Happiness
A celebration of Canadian poetry in song for voice and piano featuring poetry by Charles G.D. Roberts, E. Pauline Johnson and Bliss Carman. GREY ROCKS AND GREYER SEAS: RCM, CSS Level 9, a jazz-inspired song of love lost. LADY ICICLE: Level 6, vocal storytelling full of special effects. RAINFALL: Level 9, a whipping and whirling… Read more »
A celebration of Canadian poetry in song for voice and piano. Includes poetry by Charles G.D Roberts, Marjorie, Pickthall and Bliss Carman. THE BROOK IN FEBRUARY, Level 7 – a little song of “spring thaw” hints at contemporary dissonance. A CHILD’S PRAYER AT EVENING, Level 7, A starlit mood with opening line in Latin. DAISY… Read more »
Vocal selections from The Youth Opera, Searching the Painted Sky, (64 pages), story and libretto by Janet Winder Ryan, music by M.H. Duncan). Inspired by the art song collection Searching the Painted Sky, this is the story of two sisters who have lost their mother and live with their father. After a run-in with an… Read more »
Thanks to poet Janet Windeler Ryan for entrusting me with her fresh, expressive poetry. Singers should feel free to alter the suggested tempo markings to accommodate individual vocal needs. I would encourage a flexible and warm contemporary style with imaginative word painting where possible. M.H. Duncan Level 5: STILL Level 5, RCM: PETAL WALTZ Level… Read more »
Thanks to my good friend Linda Jacques for inspiring me with her memories of summers on Georgian Bay. These songs can be sung and enjoyed by all ages and singers should feel free to alter the suggested tempo marking to accomodate individual vocal needs. They are intended to evoke images and to entertain, so I… Read more »
TO HOME for soprano, alto & piano, poetry by Janet Windeler Ryan UNDER THE PAINTED SKY for soprano, alto & piano, poetry by Janet Winder Ryan FOR MY MOTHER for soprano, alto & piano, poetry by Janet Windeler Ryan SUNSET SONG for two sopranos & piano, poetry by Janet Windeler Ryan QUEEN OF THE NORTH… Read more »
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These include: Ireland’s Most Beautiful Ancient Airs, Enchanted World, Studies in Poetry Vols. 2, 3 & 5, 24 Preludes for Solo Piano, Searching the Painted Sky Opera, Sixty Fingers and Rhythm Practice.
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