The jack pine
for solo piano

Jocelyn Morlock
Composition Date: 2010
Duration: 00:05:30
Genre: Keyboard, Piano, One Keyboard, Two Hands


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
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Programme Note:
Several aspects of Tom Thomson’s The Jack Pine were seminal in creating this piece. I was intrigued by the way that the tree is both delicate and majestic, almost heroic in the way that it clings to life on the side of the cliff. (Jack Pines will grow where there has been a forest fire or other destruction of previous ground cover.) The absolute stillness of the water and sky, and the endless gradations of colour within them, influenced both the stillness of the outer sections of the piece, and my experiment with variations of colour within large chords. The centre of the piece is created from a spectrum of chords, each with its own slight change of colour/timbre.

Commissioned by the CBC for the CBC Radio 2 Gallery Project as part of the 2010 Music and Beyond Festival

Premiere Information:
08/07/2011, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Peter Longworth, piano. Presented by Music and Beyond Festival, recorded by CBC.


  • Call Number:
  • MI 2110 M865ja
  • Genre:
  • Keyboard, Piano, One Keyboard, Two Hands
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 18, 2011
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (9 p.) ;
    9 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:

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