Sunday, December 10, 2017
Event Title: Making Spirits Bright! Songs and Carols for Choir and Harp
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: St Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St George’s Avenue, North Vancouver
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Price: $30, Seniors $25, Students $10, Kids 12 & under free
  • Genre: Choral (9+ Voices)
  • External Link: www.laudatesingers.com
Description:

Laudate Singers and guest harpist Joy Yeh invite you to come in from the cold to candlelight and a celebration of the wonders of the Christmas season!
Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten is the centrepiece of this festive potpourri of music for choir and harp. This 20th century Christmas favourite using medieval texts and musical style is nestled among Renaissance motets and recent creations by Paul Mealor and Ola Gjeilo.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Event Title: Lunchtime Harp Recital by Teresa Suen-Campbell
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: St Andrew's Church, 73 Simcoe St, Toronto.
  • Time: 12:00pm
  • Price: $Free Admission with donation box from Church
  • Genre: --
  • External Link: http://www.toucollective.com/
Description:

Program

Jasmine (JiangSu Chinese folk song) - arranged by Teresa Suen-Campbell
Sprinkles and Splashes (2015) - by Wendy Wan-Ki Lee
Homage to Debussy, for flute and harp (2009) - by Norma Beecroft
“Prelude” from Suite in E Major BWV1006a - by J.S. Bach
Toward the Sea III, for alto flute and harp (1989) - by Toru Takemitsu
Sonata for Harp (1939) - by Paul Hindemith

Flute: Stephen Tam

Composition Date: 2015
Duration: 00:15:00
Genre: Strings (plectral), Ensemble, Mixed Ensembles, Duet

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Guitar
  • 1 x Harp
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Programme Note:
Composing this work was a lesson in creativity for me. I had set out with a goal to write a jousting, competitive dual for 2 virtuoso players. I had a meticulous plan made of chords, pitches, long term structure, and candezas. I began to write, and out came what I immediately recognized as a totally different piece. This was a junction: One road would leverage my technique as a composer to will my plan into being. The other would abandon my preconceived ideas, instead listening deeply to the music that had emerged, pursuing it with technique in tow. So which to choose? I followed the music, and Equations/Constellations is the result. The title Equations/Constellations comes directly from an email response that harpist Sanya Eng had sent me in response to a pre-compositional interview: Staniland: “What is it about the combination for guitar/harp and or Rob (MacDonald)/Sanya (Eng) that excited you to want to do a program together? Eng: “After working with Rob (MacDonald) on the Leroux I knew in my gut that I had to explore this combination of instruments further not only because of how fantastic the pairing can sound when done right, but also because of how great it is to work with Rob. I truly believe that amazing things happen when all the elements align, and this is one of those equations/formulas/constellations”. I liked the musical possibilities of the terms, and the way the hyphen suggests a formula or process of modulation of the two concepts.

The piece unfolds as follows:
I Equations
Equation 1: “Dreaded Sea Angels” Equation 2: “Expansion”
II Constellations
Constellation 1: “Hubble Hauptstimme: Omega Centauri with imagined lensing”
Constellation 2: “Again, Higher”
III Equations/Constellations: “Ludus”

In Equations, the subtitle “Dreaded Sea Angels” references two of my recent works Dreaded Sea Voyage, for guitar and electronics, and Four Angels, for orchestra. The tetrachoral motif in this movement combines traits from these 2 pieces, creating a new hybrid motif which is explored timbrally, finding its way through similarity (equation) and difference (non-equation) in both register and instrumentation. In Constellations, inspired by Sanya Eng’s interview, I took a photo from the Hubble Space Telescope (a close-up of the Star Cluster Omega Centauri), taped it to a piece of manuscript, and poked a bunch of holes in the image that aligned with bright stars. I then peeled back the photo to reveal the music that appeared on the manuscript. The resulting melody appears as a long delicate phrase with a subtle Renaissance sound to it due to a modal treatment. In its 2 appearances, it is written in strict canon as a musical metaphor to Einstein’s theory of gravitational lensing, where light from the cosmos can appear distorted, and even appear in multiple places. The work concludes in Equations/Consellations: Ludus, latin for game. Here the instruments interact with a rhythmic riddle using percussive and melodic ideas drawn from the previous 2 movements. The writing is joyful, underlied by a mysterious riddle/formula/equation/constellation. Equations/Constellations was commissioned by Daniel Cooper, and is dedicated to harpist Sanya Eng and guitarist Rob MacDonald.

Premiere Information:
31 March 2017, Music Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Rob MacDonald, Guitar; Sanya Eng, Harp

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 4242 S784equ
  • Genre:
  • Strings (plectral), Ensemble, Mixed Ensembles, Duet
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 24, 2017
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • Score
    34 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
    Parts page count: 37
    2 parts
    37 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Equations
    Constellations
    Equations/Constellations: “Ludus”

    Commissioned By: Daniel Cooper
    Dedicated to Rob MacDonald and Sanya Eng
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Composition Date: 2017
Duration: 00:13:25
Genre: Strings (plectral), Solo, Harp, Solo

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Harp
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CATALOGUE INFO:

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  • MI 4121 B385beg
  • Genre:
  • Strings (plectral), Solo, Harp, Solo
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 13, 2017
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
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    10 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
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  • Commissioned by: Alan Rinehart
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Saturday, October 22, 2016
Event Title: Singles Vol. 2 presented by Caution Tape Sound Collective
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave, Toronto, ON
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Price: $15/20
  • Genre: --
  • External Link: Facebook event page
Description:

We're excited to announce Caution Tape Sound Collective's third concert, and second iteration of "Singles": the show where powerhouse soloists wow us with world premieres alongside a modern "hit" of the repertoire!

"Singles Vol. 2" features Chelsea Shanoff on saxophones and Angela Schwarzkopf on harp, playing pieces that present a number of challenges to the performer, from high levels of virtuosity to live-triggered electroics.

Saturday October 22 | 8PM | Arrayspace

Tickets (at the door only): $15 students, seniors | $20 regular

Featuring premieres by:
Patrick Arteaga

Saturday, August 9, 2014
Event Title: Duo Novus in Concert

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  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: The Visitation Centre, 375 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON, CANADA
  • Time: 5:00pm
  • Price: --
  • Genre: Strings (plectral)
  • External Link: Music At Mount Pleasant
Description:

Duo Novus (Emily Belvedere and Kristan Toczko) perform a recital of music for two harps, including the world première of CMC Associate composer Tawnie Olson's "Spinning and Weaving," which they commissioned. Also on the program are works by Maurice Ravel, the Barenaked Ladies' Andy Creeggan, and CMC Associate composer Caroline Lizotte. This concert is part of the Music at Mount Pleasant concert series.

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SKU: CD-CMCCD 19914
Call Number: CD 1647
Media Type: CD
Year of Release: 2014
Record Label: Centrediscs / Centredisques

This is the first recording entirely dedicated to the songs of celebrated Canadian composer Derek Holman. Although few late 20th- and 21st-century Canadian composers have made song a focus of their output, Derek Holman, most noted for his choral works, has became a champion of the art form in his late career and has established a reputation as a composer sympathetic to vocal inflection and poetic nuance.





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Sunday, July 8, 2012
Event Title: Lori Gemmell (harp) performs Schafer and Mozetich
  • Region: Atlantic
  • Venue / Location: St. Mary's Church, Kensington, PEI
  • Time: 11:30pm
  • Price: $$25/$23 (+tax)
  • Genre: Strings (plectral)
  • External Link: Indian River Festival Link
Description:

Lori Gemmell, harpist of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, will be performing R. Murray Schafer‘s The Crown of Ariadne and Marjan Mozetich’s haunting Songs of Nymphs as part of the Indian River Music Festival on Prince Edward Island. This evening of dramatic works for Harp will be narrated by none other than Tom Allen, of CBC Radio.