Selected Choral Compositions


Ideals of Youth

5 inter-connected movements, secular text by Grade 12 students from Etobicoke School of the Arts, Toronto. SATB with soprano solo, acc. by large orchestra (intermediate level); commission for ESA 10th anniversary; 1991; 11 min.; Recording by Etobicoke School of the Arts Lunch Bunch, Tina Winter, soprano; Senior Orchestra, conducted by Barbara Young and Renee Bouthot.




Heal Me, O My Saviour Heal

6 movements, text by Godfrey Thring (1866), based on old hymn tune. SAB, with soprano solo; acc. by violin/flute, cello, and organ; sacred; 1997; 25 min.


The Advent of Our King

6 movements, text by Charles Coffin, 1736, translated by John Chandler, based on the tune "St. Thomas" by Aaron Williams, 1770. SATB, with Soprano, Alto, and Tenor soloists, accompanied by oboe, string quartet, and organ. Live recording by Reformation Lutheran Church Chancel Choir, conducted by James McGowan.



                                         First movement


Passion Cantata

5 movements, text by James McGowan and Nicene Creed. SATB, Tenor and Soprano solos, accompanied by piano, organ, two flutes. 5 movements (thematically related to Glory!)



                                    2nd movement: Soprano solo



Hybrid jazz-gospel-classical fusion style. English translation of Latin text "Gloria." SATB with baritone solo, large orchestral accompaniment. With "Easter Prelude, Introit & Hymn" (thematically connecting the Passion Cantata to Glory!) and "Postlude: Thine Be the Glory."



Jazz Mass

Congregational setting of Anglican mass liturgy. Unison and two-part voice with keyboard setting of the setting of the Anglican eucharist liturgy (all in English, except Kyrie Eleison), 1993. Movements: Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus-Benedictus, Sursum Corda, Pax, Acclamation #1, Acclamation #2, The Lord's Prayer, Agnus Dei, Three-fold Amen.


Six Spirituals

Steal Away; Wade in the Water; Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho; Hammering; Sweet Little Jesus Boy; It Was Poor Little Jesus. Arrangements of different spirituals for mixed choir and piano. Versions for SATB, SSAB, Unison.


Sing with All the Saints

Anthem, text by James McGowan, two-part / SATB.


Present the Lord

Anthem, text by James McGowan, two-part.


I'm Only a Child

Text by Severn Suzuki-Cullis, two-part, with notated and improvised piano accompaniment, and multi-media.


Selected Arrangements

Hannah, by Allister MacGillivray, SATB with piano accompaniment.

Tie Me Down, by Allister MacGillivray, SATB with piano accompaniment.

Chance to Change, by Ian Tamblyn, SATB, soloist with guitar and piano ad lib.

Celtic Air, traditional; vocal transcription by Tim Reid, SATB with bagpipes.

Avalanche, by Kalle Mattsen, SATB, soloist with guitar and piano ad lib.

I Want Drugs, by Erin Adair, SATB, soloist, piano and organ.

Someday, by Kalle Mattsen, SATB, soloist with guitar and piano ad lib.

Brandy Dawn - Wading Through the Snow, by Jeff Wiseman. 2 versions: SATB, children, two pianos and percussion; and SATB and piano.

Silver Eyes, by Jeff Wisemas. SATB and piano, with guitar ad lib.

One Hand, One Heart, by Leonard Bernstein, SATB with paino and cello.

Ah si mon moins, traditional, unison with piano.

La Paix, by Susanne Hébert-Saindon, unison with piano.


Chamber Music and Art Songs


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Jazz / Jazz-Fusion Compositions

Singer-Songwriter Compositions

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Other Compositions (orchestral, electronic,