Orchestral/Choral Music clips

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-four excerpts

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





Vi Hilbert-Lushootseed Elder

The Healing Heart of The First People Of This Landfirst 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.

Prepare-excerpt-first movement


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 Quartet, Christ Church Cathedral Choir.


(Vancouver Chamber 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.

Northwest Passage-excerpt (arranged Cockburn/Ruddell)