Here are a few clips from some of my orchestral/choral works.
The Spirit Of Haida Gwaii-excerpt
The Spirit Of Haida Gwaii is a thirty minute oratorio. Text by Bill Reid. Orchestra/Mixed Chorus/Mezzo-Soprano/Baritone. First Commissioned by the Vancouver Bach Choir-Bruce Pullan Conductor. The work has been performed in Montreal and four times in Vancouver. This piece was chosen to open the 2010 Cultural Olympiad. It has been broadcast on CBC Radio One, Two and Radio Canada numerous times. This excerpt is by The St. Lawrence Choir-Montreal-Conducted by Iwan Edwards.
The Spirit Of Haida Gwaii-Reid/Ruddell-Montreal
EARTHPRAYERS is a ninety minute oratorio. Text by Bruce Ruddell and ‘found’. Commissioned for the 11th WORLD AIDS conference. Vancouver Bach Choir/Cor Leoni/ELEKTRA/Vancouver Mens Chorus/ Van. Symphony/CBC Radio Orchestra. Judith Forst and Brent Carver soloists-Conducted by David Agler
The Healing Heart of The First People Of This Land– first movement. Commissioned by Vi Hilbert, Larry and Ellen Blain for The Seattle Symphony- Made In America Festival. Gerard Schwarz conductor-Four movements-Fifty minutes. S. Mark Taper Auditorium-Benaroya Hall. Seattle, Wash.
01 Prepare-Bruce Ruddell
Vigil is a 30 min. work for string quartet, piano and mixed chorus. It is a work that pays homage to and honours the murdered and missing women of the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver and The Highway of Tears in Northern B.C. This is a CBC recording and has been broadcast nationally several times on a variety of programs. Donna Wong-Juliani Producer, Rupert Lang Conductor, Borealis String Quartert, Christ Church Cathedral Choir.
Silverly is one movement in a four movement choral/piano work titled Through Adam’s Eyes. Texts by Dennis Lee. Commissioned and performed by the Vancouver Chamber Choir-Conducted by Jon Washburn
Northwest Passage– Stan Rogers-Arrang. Bruce Ruddell/Bruce Cockburn
Here is an arrangement that Bruce Cockburn and I wrote for the famous Stan Roger’s tune: Northwest Passage. The chorus is made up of the men from Musica Intima and The Vancouver Bach Choir. This was performed at the Chan Centre in Vancouver and filmed for CBC television and BRAVO.