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List of Works

solo piano:

Narcissus (1981) dur. 6' (d/y)

Opera Transcriptions: La Rondine (1991) dur. 2'30" (d/y)

Opera Transcriptions: Turandot (1989) dur. 4' (d/y)

Opera Transcriptions: Madama Butterfly (1990) dur 3' (d/y)

Opera Transcriptions: Carmen(1993) dur. 2' (CMC)

Opera Transcriptions: Les Pêcheurs de perles (1995) dur. 5'30" (CMC)

Canonic Toccata in celebration of Michael Finnissy's 50th birthday (1996) dur. 1' (CMC)

The Anglo Tango (2000) dur 1' 30"- solo piano (ABRSM)

The Garden (2001) dur 10’ – music theatre for solo pianist – text: Peter Eliot Weiss (ms)

Opera Transcriptions: La Jolie Fille de Perth (2002) dur. 2’ (CMC)

Voyageur (2003) dur. 1’30“ (ABRSM)

Watchful (2005) dur 3’ (CMC)

Opera Transcriptions: L’Incoronazione di Poppea - Mercurio dal ciel in terra (2008) dur. 3’ (ms)

Notes on “Beautiful” (2010) dur 5’ (ms)

Opera Transcriptions: Tristan und Isolde(2013) dur. 7' (CMC)

Opera Transcriptions: Kopernikus(2014) dur. 3' (ms) - with 2 e-bows


solo guitar:

In a room (2002) dur. 16’ (d/y)

Intermezzo (Wiegenlied) (2004) dur. 1’30” (ms)

For Guitar (2016) dur 10” (ms)


 solo organ:

The Black Domino (1982) dur. 3' (CMC)

Elysium (1993) dur. 9' (CMC)


solo two manual harpsichord:

Kore (1980) dur. 8'  (CMC)


solo harp:

Piece for Harp Solo (1979) dur. 2' (ms)

Cordes Vides (1990) dur 10' (d/y)

Companion Piece (1993) dur. 2'  (d/y)

Six Etudes (2002-03) dur. 14’ moderately easy pieces for harp - may be played on Celtic harp - no pedals. (The Avondale Press)

Dances for solo harp (2000-04) dur 15’ (The Avondale Press)

Etude: Homage to Robert Schumann (2004) intermediate piece for harp - may be played on Celtic harp - no pedals (ms)

Etude: for glissandi (2008) intermediate piece for harp - may be played on Celtic harp - no pedals (ms)


solo vibraphone:

Apollo's Touch (1992) dur. 20' (d/y)


solo violin:

Meditation (1975) dur 5' (CMC)

Parhelia (1983) dur. 9' (CMC)


solo ‘cello:

The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa (2005) dur 25’ text: Rodney Sharman, translated and adapted from the writings of Saint Teresa of Avila (CMC)


solo flute:

Weissherbst (2002) dur 1’ – for Kaija Saariaho’s 50th birthday (The Avondale Press)


solo soprano saxophone:

Two Fanfares dur 1’ (ms)


solo trombone:

Morning Fog - Souvenir of San Francisco (2000) dur 2’ (for beginner players) (CMC)


solo tuba:

Boa Constrictor(2000)dur 2' - solo tuba (for intermediate players) (CMC)

Morning Fog - Souvenir of San Francisco (2000) dur 2' - solo tuba or euphonium (for beginner player) (CMC)


chamber music:

LEVEL (1980) dur. 5' - woodwind quintet (+ triangle) (CMC)

Erstarrung (1984) dur. 15' - Bq. fl, bass cl, mand, guit, hp, perc, vln, cb. (CMC)

Fandance (1988) dur. 6' - 1111, 1100, pf, perc, 10111 (d/y)

Dark Glasses (1988) dur. 10' - Bq. fl, bass cl, pf, perc, vln, vla, vc, cb (CMC)

The Proximity of Mars (1988) dur. 7'15" - 2000, 2220 hp, pf, 2 perc, 1010 (d/y)

September (1989) dur. 15' - 3 guitars (CMC)

The Black Domino (1989) dur. 3' - 3 electric guitars (CMC) 

Cordes Vides (1989) dur. 3'  - string quartet (CMC)

In Deepening Light (1989) dur. 14'  - doublebass and piano (CMC)

Echo and Narcissus (1990) dur. 11' - amplified string quartet and piano (CMC)

Sleeping Beauty (1990) dur. 2' - cl, trpt, 2 perc, pf, cb. (ms)

Nostalgia (1993) dur. 2' (for Brian Ferneyhough's 50th Birthday) - fl, ob, cl, mand, guit, hp, pf, perc, vln, vla, vc, cb. (ms)

After Truth (1994) dur. 8' - Baroque fl. and percussion (vib, glock, chimes, high maraca, rain stick) (CMC)

Canon and Acrostic in celebration of Vancouver New Music Society's 20th anniversary (1996) dur. 2' - fl, ob, bass cl, pf, perc, vln, vc, cb. (ms) 

Romance (1996) dur. 20" - fl, sop. sax, piano, electric guitar, electric bass (ms) 

Slow Waltz (1997) dur. 2' - flute and piano (d/y)

Suspended Waltz (1998) dur. 3' - mandoline, guitar, harp (ms)

Short Dance (2000) dur. 2' - string quartet (CMC)

Four Seasons, One Tree (2001) dur 12’ – bass cl, trpt, pf, 2 perc, vln, cb. (CMC)

Romance (Hommage à Tchaikovsky) (2001) dur. 6’ ‘cello and piano (CMC)

Nocturne (2002) dur 8’ bassoon and piano (d/y)

In Praise of Shadows (2003) dur. 10' - 2 fl, bass cl, sop sax, alto sax, hn, trpt, 2 tromb, tuba, el guit, el bass, perc (triangle, susp cymb, vib, chimes, low tam-tam, gong), pf (CMC)

Dry Leaves (2005) dur 12’ – 2 trpt, 2 trom, perc (mar, cabassa, 2 untuned gongs, low tam-tam, bass drum) 2 vln, vla, vc, cb (CMC)

Moments (2003-05) dur 15’ – fl (alto fl), cl (bass cl), perc (glock, vib, chimes, triangle, low tam-tam, 1 gong, log drum), pf, vln, vc (ms)

Arsis and Thesis (2006) dur 14’ – flute and piano (CMC)

Second String Quartet (2006) dur ca. 15” (CMC)

Incantion (2007) dur 10: –  bassoon, harp, string quartet (CMC)

Departures (2008) dur. 10’ – fl, ob d’amore, cl in A, mand, guit, hp, pf/celesta, 1 perc (vib, mar, chimes, 2 Alm Glocken), vln, vla, vc, cb. (ms)

festina lente (2008) dur2” - string quartet (CMC)

Couples, Doubles, Pairs (2009) dur 8‘, horn, 2 vlns, vla, vc, cb (ms)

Pavane, Galliard and Variations (2009-10) dur 14‘, bass cl, pf, perc (vib, mar, tuned gongs, cabasa, triangle, small bass drum) vln, vc (ms)

Elsewhereless (Prelude, Scene 4) (1996/2011) alto fl, cl, bsn, hn, pf, vln, cb (ms)

Chamber Symphony (2012) dur 20’ 1*1*21 1110 1 perc, pf/cel, harp, 11111 (ms)

Because of John Cage (2013) dur 8’ bass trombone and harp (ms)

California Dutch (2015) dur 6'30" oud and string quartet (ms)

Night / Song, Night / Dance (2016) dur. 10' - six percussionists (ms)

Gratitude (2016) dur. 11' viola and piano


 choir :

Anthem: Passing of the Claimant (1994) dur. 4' men's chorus (TBB) also version for mixed chorus (SAB); text: Chidiock Tichebourne (CMC)

Love (2002) - from Love, Beauty, Desire - dur. 3’ mixed chorus (SATB); text: George Sandys (CMC)

Winter Solstice (2003) dur 2’ mixed chorus (SATB); text: Rodney Sharman (CMC)

Song of Love and Loss (in memoriam Melanie Gold) (2005) dur. 7’ (ATTB); text: Rodney Sharman (ms)

Motet: Death Will Find Me (in memory of my father) (2009) dur. 8’ (SATTBB); text: Rupert Brooke (CMC)

Former Ginger (2014) dur. 2' men's chorus (TTBB) text: Rodney Sharman (ms)

song about forgetfulness (2015) dur. 3:30" for youth choir SATB; text: Bill Richardson (ms)

Requiescat (2015) dur. 3' mixed chorus (SATB); text: Oscar Wilde (ms)


Voice(s) and instruments:

Nader tot U (1990-92) Bekentenis, Dagsluiting, Herkenning - dur. 13'  baritone, fl, cl, mand, guit, hp, pf,perc, vln,vla, cb. - text: Gerard Reve (ms)

Gilding the Lily (2004) dur 4’30” soprano, baritone, fl, pf - text: Lorenzo da Ponte - after W.A. Mozart’s Duettino, “La ci darem la mano” from Don Giovanni (CMC)

Cabaret Songs: Wooden Shoes (2008/11) dur 1'30 baritone, fl, English hn, cl, bsn, hn, pf, perc, 2 vlns, vla, vc, cb. text: Rodney Sharman (ms)

Cabaret Songs: Au Revoir, Maria Callas (2008/11) dur 4’ baritone, fl, English hn, cl, bsn, hn, perc, 2 vlns, vla, vc, cb. text: Bill Richardson (ms)

 Song for "The End" (2015) due 4' 2 baritones, Bb Cl (doubling bass cl), vc. - text: Wilfred Owen

 


voice and flute:

Dedication (1996) dur. 4' (for Murray Adaskin's 90th Birthday) soprano and flute (or Baroque flute) - text: Rodney Sharman (CMC)

 

voice and lute:

She Walks in Beauty (2015) dur. 6' (for Catherine Fern Lewis) soprano and lute - text: Lord Byron (ms)

 


voice and piano:

Cabaret Songs: Tobacco Road (1999) dur. 5'30" (for Louis Andriessen's 60th birthday) low voice - text: Joan Skogan, German and Dutch text by Rodney Sharman (CMC)

Cabaret Songs: The Anglo Tango (2000) dur 5' - low voice - text: Rodney Sharman (ms)

Cabaret Songs: Be Prepared! (2000) dur 4'30" - low voice - text: Bill Richardson (CMC)

Cabaret Songs: Crossing Over (2001) dur 3’30” low voice – text: Rodney Sharman (CMC)

Cabaret Songs: Liebesleid (2001) dur 2’30” low voice – text: Rodney Sharman (CMC)

Cabaret Songs: In Every Dying Prairie Town (2001) dur 4’ - low voice - text: Bill Richardson (CMC)

Urban Haiku (2003) dur 1' low voice and piano - text: Rodney Sharman (CMC)

Cabaret Songs: Wooden Shoes (2008) dur 1'30“- medium voice - text: Rodney Sharman (CMC)

Cabaret Songs: Au Revoir, Maria Callas (2008) dur 4’ - low voice - text: Bill Richardson (CMC)

Cabaret Songs: Adult Education (2010) dur 2’30” - low voice - text: Rodney Sharman (ms)

Cabaret Songs: Obsessions (2011) dur 1’30” - low voice - text: Alex Poch-Goldin (ms) 

Cabaret Songs: Yoga Song (2013) dur 2’30” - low voice - text: Rodney Sharman (ms) 

Cabaret Songs: True Lesbianism (2014) dur 2:30" - low voice - text - text: Rodney Sharman (ms)

 


voice(s) and orchestra:

In Transii (1983) dur. 9'20" Narrator, 21*22, 2211, pf, 1perc, strings: 6/4/4/3/2; text: J. Griebel (don)

Canons and Ritornellos (1985) dur. 20' 

6 part mixed choir, 1101, 0100, hpschd, 3/2/2/2/1 - text: Joanne Griebel (CMC)

Phantom Screen (1991) dur 16' solo soprano, 2222, 2200 hp, timp, strings- text: Atom Egoyan (CMC)

Letters for the Future (1999) dur 14'15" men's chorus, 2 harps, 1 perc, strings:12/12/9/9/6 – text: Galileo Galilei (CMC)

Liebesleid (Modern Love Waltz) (2002) dur 2’30” low voice & string orch – text: R. Sharman (ms)

Love, Beauty, Desire (2002) dur. 25’ soprano & baritone soloists, choir, 2*222 2200 hp, 2 perc, timp, strings text: Atom Egoyan, Gerard Reve, George Sandys, Rodney Sharman (CMC)

Obsessions (2015) dur. 1’30” low voice & string orchestra – text: Alex Poch Goldin (ms)

Song from Faust (2015) dur. 3’ medium voice & string orch. – text Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, trans. Rodney Sharman (ms)

Suspension (2016) dur 6’, Inuit Throat Singer, 2 flutes, gongs & string orchestra (ms)


orchestra:

Chiaroscuro (1982) dur. 11' *32*32 3231, 2 hp, 2 pf, 1 perc, strings: 12/10/8/8/4 (CMC)

In Changing Light (1995) dur. 10' 3(alto)*3*33 4231, cel, hp, 2 perc, strings: min. 12/10/8/8/6 (CMC)

The Proximity of Mars version for orchestra (1988/97) dur. 8'15" - 2222 2220 hp pf 2 perc strings (CMC) 

Archaic Smile (1997) dur. 12' 3*33*3 4231, 1 pf/cel, 1 hp,  timp, 2 perc, strings (CMC)

Still Light - Fanfare for Chihuly (1998) dur. 5' *22*20, 4200  pf, 2 perc, strings (CMC) 

Scarlattiana (1999) dur 6' - 2222, 2200, timp, strings (CMC) 

Symphony (2000) dur. 14' - 3333, 8331, 1 cel, 1 hp, timp + 5 perc, strings (ms)

Mirrors, Echoes (2004) dur. 10’ - 4(alto)444, 6441, 1 cel, 2 hp, 4 perc, strings (ms)

The Ruins Proclaim the Building was Beautiful (2007) dur 28’ *2*2*22 2200 hp, 1 perc strings (ms)

Byrd Dances (2009) dur 8’ *2222 2200 timp + 1 perc, strings (CMC)

Romantic Ideals (2011) dur 6’ 2222 2200 timp, strings (CMC)

Second Symphony (2012) dur 20’ *3(alto)*2*2*3 4230 timp + 2 strings (ms)


soloist and orchestra:

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1979) dur. 17' - 0202, 2210, solo piano, strings (CMC)

Orpheus' Garden (1986) dur. 14' - solo doublebass, strings: 32220 solo cb (CMC)

Variations on a Quiet Song (1998) dur. 15'30" - solo harp, 2020 2000 strings (CMC) 

At Dusk (2002) dur 7’30” – solo bassoon, harp, timp, strings (CMC)

Music for Celtic Harp, Strings, Percussion and Celesta (2008) dur 11’30” – solo Celtic harp (lever harp), celesta, vib, timp, strings (ms)

Songs Without Words (2010) dur 16’ - solo English horn, 2(doubling alto)000 0200 hp, 2 perc, strings (ms)

Violin Concerto (2011) dur 19’ - solo violin, 2222 2220 timp + 1 perc, strings (ms)


opera:

Orestes - a chamber opera - (1980) dur 30'

baritone, mezzosoprano, 2 sopranos, contralto; Bq fl, hpschd/organ, 

4 vln, 2 cb; text: Classical sources/Rodney Sharman (CMC)

Elsewhereless - a chamber opera (1998) dur. 65'

mezzosoprano, tenor, 2 baritones, bass-baritone; 2 fl(1 doubles alto, 2 doubles bass flute), 2 bass cl, mand, guit, hp, perc, vln, cb; text: Atom Egoyan (CMC) 

From the House of Mirth (2012) dur. 55’ see music for dance


 music for dance:

Predators of Light (1989) dur. 68' - stereo tape (ms)

The Ruins Proclaim the Building was Beautiful (2007) dur 28’

*2*2*22, 2200 hp, 1 perc strings (ms)

From the House of Mirth (2012) dur. 55’ 4 female dancers, countertenor, tenor, baritone, bass-baritone, violin, cello, harp, harmonium, piano; text: Alex Poch-Goldin after Edith Wharton (ms)


electroacoustic music:

The Black Domino - dur. 3' - 4 channel tape (ms)

Towards White (1982) dur. 9' - bassoon and live-electronics (ms)

Towards White (1983) dur. 7' - flute and stereo tape (also in 4 channels) (CMC)