Complete Repertoire

 

MUSIC THEATRE AND MULTIMEDIA

Eos:  The Dream of Nicholas Flood Davin (1990)  100 min.  A Three act opera scored  for six main roles, chorus and minor roles, and chamber orchestra.  Commissioned by the Prairie Opera,  premiered in Regina on  January, 1991,  and performed again in Saskatoon in May for 7 performances in all.  Recorded by CBC for a 3 hour broadcast special. Remounted in 2003 as part of the Centennial Celebrations for the City of Regina. DVD of the performance available on request.  CMC

Ian the Oboe (1985) 7 min.  Narrator and chamber orchestra.  Written for the Regina Symphony Chamber Players for their school concerts. CMC

Little Match Girl (2007) 30 min.ballet for piano, percussion, flute, and synthesizer. Commissioned by the Youth Ballet of Saskatchewan for their Professional Ensemble performance. Premiered Nov. 24, 2006. DVD of the performance available on request.  CMC

Mulligan’s Toy Shop  (1983)  40 min.  Musical for children to perform.  Text by the composer.  Instructions for sectionalized rehearsals.  Optional parts for rhythm band.   Accompanied by piano. CMC

Nation  (1998) 10 min. Work for tuba and tape premiered by John Griffiths at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Minneapolis. Tuba/Euph. Press

Northern Lights  (1995) 14 minutes. For solo flute and tape.  Commissioned by the Saskatchewan Youth Ballet with assistance from the Canada Council. Premiere performance on May 11, 1995, with Jane Schudel, flute. CMC

Prelude to Parting  (1995) 14 min. For Trombone, Violin, and tape. Commissioned by the Saskatchewan Youth Ballet with assistance from the Canada Council. Premiere performance on May 11, 1995 with mother-daughter dancers, Connie and Katrina Wernikowski, and father and daughter musicians, Richard and Erika Raum. Also performed at the International Trombone Festival in Feldkirch, Austria, in 1996. DVD of the performance available on request. CMC

Secret  (1998) 10 min. Interactive work for tuba and tape premiered by John Griffiths at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Minneapolis,  Minnesota. Tuba/Euphonium Press

The Final Bid  (1980)  40 min.  One-act opera with chamber orchestra accompaniment or piano reduction.  Premiere at the University of Regina. CMC.

The Garden of Alice (1983) 110 min.  A two-act opera based on Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, scored for 2 percussionists, piano, and 9 singers.  Premiered at the Globe Theatre with Tracy Dahl as Alice  in 1985, directed by Ken Kramer, for 17 performances.  Recorded by CBC.

The Garden of Alice  (1983)  concert version of  the above, scored for four singers SATB, Narrator, 2 percussionists, and piano.  Premiere, in 1984 at the Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina. CMC

The Passion of Carmen, full length (100 minutes) ballet commissioned by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, choreographed by Mauricio Wainrot of Argentina. Composer

The Robot From Orion (1989)  20 min.  For narrator, two optional dancers, and chamber orchestra.  Commissioned by the Saskatoon Symphony for performance at the Canada Games in 1989 and for their school concert series.  DVD of the performance available on request.  CMC

Thunder in a Concave Vacuum (1986) 30 min.  A multi-media  theatre work of taped sounds, live musicians, lighting effects, audience participation, music and drama.  Commissioned by the Globe Theatre. CMC

Transplants, for clarinet  or oboe and  tape commissioned by Pauline Minevich for performance in the 2009 Prairie Festival of New Music. CMC?

Will There Be a Time (1997) 12 minute work for unaccompanied tuba with dialogue by the tubist. Premiered at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Riva del Garda, Italy, by John Griffiths in 1997 and later recorded by him on his CD, Canadian Chops. Tuba/ Euph Press

SOLO WITH ORCHESTRA OR BAND

Capriccio for Violin and Orchestra (or Piano) (1992)  8 min.  Commissioned by the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra for violinist, Krista Buckland. CMC

Concerto del Garda for Solo Tuba or Euphonium and Band (or Orchestra or Piano)  (1997) 14 min. Commissioned by John Griffiths for tuba and piano and premiered at the International Tuba/Euphonium Conference in Rive del Garda, Italy in July, 1997. Orchestral premiere by Roger Bobo at the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1998. Recorded by John Griffiths with the Orchestra of the Cappella of St. Petersburg, Russia, on the CD, The Legend of Heimdall.  Tuba Euphonium Press.

Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra, (or Band or Piano)  (2009) 12 min.  commissioned by Barneby Kerekes for the 60th birthday of Vancouver Symphony Orchestra bass trombonist, Douglas Sparkes. Cherry Classics

Concerto for Double Bass (or Cello) and Orchestra (or Piano) 1993) 15 min.  Commissioned by David Ruby of the Saskatoon Symphony for their Bach and Friends Series.  CMC

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1993)  30 min. Commissioned by the Regina Symphony for violinist, Erika Raum, daughter of the composer. Premiered in April of 1993 and broadcast for Mostly Music.  The writing  of the concerto is the subject of a  documentary for Sunday Arts and Entertainment on CBC TV. CMC

Faustbuch for Solo Tuba or Euphonium and Concert Band (or Orchestra or Piano) (2004) 20 min. Three movements based on the Faust legend commissioned  by Mark Jenkins for euphonium and piano, premiered by Jenkins on January 24th at the Army band tuba/euphonium convention at Ft. Myer, Virginia. The version with band  was premiered by John Griffiths at ITEC 2004 in Budapest, and with orchestra was premiered by Mark Jenkins and the US Army Orchestra conducted by Maj. Paul Bamonte.  All versions available from the Tuba Euphonium Press.

Olmutz Concerto for Alto Trombone and Orchestra (or Piano)  (1995) 20 min. Commissioned by the CBC for trombonist Christian Lindberg and the Regina Symphony Orchestra. Published by Editions Bim.

Persephone and Demeter for Solo Violin and Viola and Orchestra (or Piano) (2003) 20 min. Commissioned by the Scotia Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia, premiered by Erika Raum and Rivka Golani in March, 2004 with the Regina Symphony Orchestra. CMC

Pershing Concerto for Solo Tuba or Euphonium and Band, (or Orchestra or Piano) (1999) 20 min. Premiered with the U.S. Army Band (“Pershing’s Own”) and John Griffiths, tuba soloist, in January, 2,000. Also performed at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference (ITEC) in Regina, Saskatchewan in June, 2000.  Tuba Euphonium Press

Romance for Trombone and Chamber Orchestra  (or Piano) (2001)  5 min. Premiered by Richard Raum at the Prairie Festival of New Music, April, 2001. Versions also for French horn, bassoon, euphonium, viola, and cello. Cherry Classics

Sherwood Legend for Solo French Horn and Orchestra (or Band or Piano) (1996) 25 min. Commissioned by the Calgary Philharmonic and Kurt Kellan, soloist, for premiere, Jan. 16, 1997. Recorded by the CBC for national broadcast. Available with piano reduction or full orchestral accompaniment with rental parts rom CMC.

T for Tuba 5 min. for solo tuba with either piano or young student band accompaniment. Commissioned by the Regina Junior Lions Band to premiere with John Griffiths, tuba soloist, at the45th Annual Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in 1991. There are two versions of the solo: difficult and easy. Virgo Music House.

The Legend of Heimdall for Solo Tuba and Orchestra (or Piano) (1991)  23 min.  Commissioned by the CBC for tubist, John Griffiths and the Regina Symphony Orchestra.  CMC

The Phantom Drum for Solo Oboe ( or Clarinet), Strings, and Percussion (or Piano(2003) 10 min. Commissioned by Joseph Salvalaggio and premiered by him with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. CMC

 

CHORAL

Ballad to Saskatchewan  (1980)  3 min.  For unison, SATB, and SSA with piano in either the key of D or E. Also versions for A Capella SATB and with chord symbols. See E. Raum

Capital Pontiac (2005) 3 min. SATB For the New Music in New Spaces concert by the University of Regina Chamber Singers at the Capital Pontiac Showroom, March 16, 2005, Regina. Contact E. Raum

Concerto for Cello and Chorus (2011) 17 min. A four movement concerto commissioned by Dr. Ed Laut, cello, and Paul Tucker, choral director of the University of Kansas, premiered May 9, 2011. Contact E. Raum

Diana, Goddess of the Moon and the Hunt (2007) 5 min. commissioned by the Savridi Singers of Calgary for premiere in March, 2008. Contact E. Raum

Four Medieval Songs  (1990)  15 min. SATB Commissioned by the Saskatchewan Choral Federation.  Accompanied by brass quintet or keyboard reduction. CMC

Little Dove  (1995) 6 min. SSAA Commissioned by the Saskatchewan Music Educators Association. Chosen for the Waging Peace Through Singing program from among the compositions of over 30 countries.Treble Clef Music

Piano on the Prairie (2004) 5 min. Commissioned by the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association for the centenary of the Province of Saskatchewan. Versions for SA, SSA, SAB, SATB, and TTBB. CMC

Place of Beginnings  (1989)  7 min.  Commissioned by the Campbell Collegiate High School for their 25th anniversary.  Written for SATB high school chorus, string orchestra, and optional violin obbligato.  Piano reduction as well. CMC

Posaune Oratorio  (1992)  55 min. SATB, Trombone Quartet, Organ  Commissioned by the First Presbyterian Church in Regina. Premiered in sections over the season of Lent, and then in a complete performance in May, 1992. CMC

Shadows of Dusk (from Symphony of Youth  (1994) 6 min SATB either a cappella, with orchestra, or with cello accompaniment. CMC

The Right Combination (1995) 5 min. SATB Commissioned by the Saskatchewan Music Educators Association. CMC

Voices Raised (1996) 4 min. Commissioned for the Regina Male Voice Choir. Premiered May 6, 1996. CMC

We Are All One In Music (2008) 3 min.  commissioned by F.W. Johnson Collegiate for the chorus made up of English as a Second Language students. Contact E. Raum

 ORCHESTRA, BAND, AND LARGE ENSEMBLE

 A Little Monster Music  (2000) 12 min. Commissioned by tubist, Roger Bobo, for his tuba ensemble, “Stuba.” Four movements with 8 separate parts entitled: Hydra, Nessie, Fafner, and St. George and the Dragon. Premiered at ITEC 2000 in Regina. Also a version for Euphoniums recorded by Winston Morris on the CD, “Euphoniums, Unlimited.” Tuba Euphonium Press

A Prairie Alphabet Musical Parade  for full symphonic band arranged for the Regina Lions Junior Band for their trip to Japan, July, 2002. This version does not need a singer as the vocal part is covered by the band. Contact E. Raum

A Prairie Alphabet Musical Parade  for orchestra and singer (1993)  29 min.  Commissioned by the Regina Symphony Orchestra to be commercially recorded as a fundraising project to go with the popular children’s book, A Prairie Alphabet. CMC

Echoes of Ft. San (1987)  25 min.  Commissioned by the Saskatchewan Arts Board to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Saskatchewan Summer School of the Arts in Ft. San.  Scored for full concert band. CMC

Evolution:  A Theme With Variations  (1985)  10 min. Commissioned by the Regina Symphony Chamber Players to be part of Canada’s first Classical music video premiered at a gala event at the CBC building in Regina. CMC

Fanfare Overture (2002) 6 min. Full orchestra, premiered by the Regina Symphony Orchestra, February, 2002. CM

Fantasy for Double Orchestra  (1988)  13 min.  Commissioned by the Regina Symphony Orchestra and the South Saskatchewan Youth Orchestra.  Premiered in 1988 and broadcast on CBC on Mostly Music. CMC

Festival Fanfare (1998) 5 min. Commissioned by the Saskatchewan Festival Association to celebrate their 90th anniversary. Premiered by the Regina Symphony Orchestra, May 2, 1998. Available both as a brass quintet and as a work for large brass ensemble and percussion. CMC

Flamenco Dance (2009) 8 min. Taken from the original ballet for the Winnipeg Ballet for full orchestra. Premiered by the Regina Symphony Orchestra, 2009 Contact E. Raum

Halifax Harbour (2008) 20 min.Commissioned by Dr. Jane Gordon in memory of her husband, J.J. MacDonald. A suite for orchestra with five movements describing Halifax Harbour, premiered by Symphony Nova Scotia, Dinuk Wijeratne, conducting, Jan. 17, 2008 at Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax. CMC

Impulse (1997) 25 min. Commissioned by the Regina Symphony Orchestra featuring the trombone section and premiered May 3, 1997. CMC

Jason and the Golden Fleece (2000) 12 min. Commissioned by Winston Morris and the tuba ensemble, “Symphonia” with assistance from the Saskatchewan Arts Board. Premiered at ITEC 2000. Available from Tuba Euphonium Press. Included on Symphonie Fantastique, the CD released by Symphonia. Tuba Euphonium Press

Jason and the Golden Fleece (2010) 15 min. Arranged for British style silver band, commissioned by the Hannaford Street Silver Band for the International Women’s Brass Conference. Contact E. Raum

Legislative Assembly Fanfare  (1993)  2 min. for brass and percussion, commissioned by the Province of Saskatchewan as theme music for the TV coverage of the Legislative Assembly. CMC

Nation (2005) 10 min. Adapted for chamber orchestra (WW quintet, string quintet, trumpet, percussion) from the piece for tuba and tape. Premiered by the Regina Symphony Chamber Players  in 2005. CMC

One Hundred Years of Fanfares  (2005) 3’45” commissioned by the Saskatchewan Band Association for the Canadian Band Association National Youth Band of Canada on the occasion of Saskatchewan’s 100 Anniversary of Confederation. Premiered March 14, 2005  at the University of Regina, Marvin Eckroth conducting. CMC

Overture from Carmen, The Passion(2008) 10 min.  Expanded orchestral work from the original ballet for the Winnipeg Ballet. CMC

Prairie Jubilee (1996) 12 min. Commissioned by the Saskatchewan Orchestral Association for string orchestra, specifically written to be performed by string players of playing abilities from beginner to advanced. CMC

Processional Fanfare  (1985)  3 min.  For large brass ensemble and percussion.  Commissioned by the Regina Symphony to open their 1985 season and broadcast ally on Mostly Music

Queen City Fanfare ( 2002)  2 min. premiered by the Dallas Wind Symphony, Nov. 19, 2002. Also a version for the Queen City Brass, an English style brass band, performed in May, 2003. CMC

Quest and Discovery (2009) 5 min. Commissioned by Jeffrey Bush for junior high school band, later revised for the University of Manitoba Wind Ensemble, Fraser Linklater conductor, for their CD, North Winds II recorded in 2009. CMC

Sodbuster (1999) 5 min. Commissioned by the Saskatchewan Band Association with assistance from the Saskatchewan Arts Board for full concert band. Premiered in Saskatoon, spring of 2000. CMC

Suite from Carmen, the Passion  (2009) 20 min. Six movements (March, Fortune Teller, Girls at the Factory, Carmen’s Theme, Soldier’s Dance, and Carmen and Escamillo) scored for chamber orchestra taken from the original ballet for the Winnipeg Ballet. Premiered Oct. 16, 2009 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. CMC

Suite From Sir Gawain and the Green Knight  (1989) 16 min.  A suite of five movements based on the Medieval legend, commissioned by the Regina Symphony Chamber Players.  Rescored for full orchestra for the Regina Symphony Orchestra. CMC

Symphony of Youth (1994)  30 min.  Commissioned by the City of Regina for their Civic Art Collection.  Written for the South Saskatchewan Youth Orchestra, the Campbell Collegiate Concert Choir, The Classics (swing choir), and Senior Gold (stage band)  from Campbell Collegiate.  Premiered at the Prairie Festival of New Music, Feb. 26, 1994, at Campbell Collegiate. An award winning documentary was made of the writing of the piece and the students who performed as well as the concert. Each movement can be performed separately of the whole piece as a unit. CMC

The Ballad of John Ware (2011) 3 min.  Commissioned by Trudy Fossy and the Calgary School Division for the John Ware Junior High School Band. There is an optional solo trumpet and solo violin (or flute) obligato part. Both simplified and advanced versions that can be played separately or together. Contact E. Raum

The Green Man  (1993)  26 min. A ballet based with an ecological theme commissioned by the South Saskatchewan Youth Orchestra and the Saskatchewan Youth Ballet.  Was used in a documentary for local TV. CMC

 

CHAMBER MUSIC

A Dialogue Between Two Shepherds (2011) 8 min. Commissioned by Primavera Concerts for the Baroque ensemble, Musathena, two violins, cello, harpsichord, soprano, and counter tenor (or mezzo) on the pastoral poem by Mary Sidney Herbert, premiered in St. Catherines,  March 5, 2011. Contact E. Raum

Aegean Perspective (1999) 14 min. Commissioned by Shelley Jagow and Wright State University,  Dayton, Ohio, for flute, clarinet, saxophone, tuba, and percussion. Narration, written by the composer and based on a humorous, modern perspective of ancient Greek myths, can be narrated by the musicians or by an outside narrator. Premiered at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Regina, 2000. Later performed at the World Saxophone Congress in Montreal and the World Flute Congress in Ohio. CMC

Amazing Grace (2002) 4 min Arrangement of the well known hymn for trumpet, clarinet, and piano. Contact E. Raum

Arabesque for String Bass and English Horn (1985) 5 min.  Commissioned by Stephen McLellan, principal bassist in the Regina Symphony. CMC

Ballad and Burlesque for Tuba and Piano  (2008) 8 min  Commissioned and commercially recorded by Deanna Swoboda.  Cimarron Press.

Barcarole for Flute (or Piccolo) and Piano  (1991)  4 min. Virgo (http://www.printed-music.com/virgo/)

Baroque Trio (1989)  12 min.  Commissioned by Trio Mio, a Toronto based ensemble, for clarinet (optional doubling on E-flat), flute (optional doubling on alto flute and piccolo), and piano.  Premiered at Roy Thompson Hall and taken on tour with Jeunesses Musicales. Also “mix and match” versions for violin on the first part and viola on the second. CMC

Canzoni di Natali (2000) 10 min. for brass trio plus violin and organ, commissioned by the Borealis Brass from Fairbanks, Alaska, to perform at the Grand Jubilee “Women in Music, The Paradox of Love” concert series being held in Rome. CMC

Chagallian Suite for Baritone Saxophone and Piano (2010)  16 min. Also versions for alto saxophone and euphonium. Commissioned by Wayne Leechford for premiere, Jan. 30, 2011 for the Free Spirits Ensemble in Raleigh, North Carolina, with Lanette Lind accompanying him on piano. Cimarron Music Press

Cinderella Suite (1996) 12 min. Written for piano trio (violin, cello, piano). Premiered at the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers Association Conference, September, 1996. Also a version for flute, cello, and piano. CMC

Colour Code for French Horn, Tuba, and Piano  (2010) 12 min. Commissioned by Lin Foulk, horn, and Deanna Swoboda, tuba for the International Women’s Brass Conference in Toronto in 2010. Cimarron

Concerto for Cello and Chorus (2011) 17 min. A four movement concerto commissioned by Dr. Ed Laut, cello, and Paul Tucker, choral director of the University of Kansas, premiered May 9, 2011. Contact E. Raum

Conversations for Flute and Piano  (1982)  15 min.  Five movements for flute and piano describing the various types of conversations friends might have. CMC

Diversions for Trombone Quartet (1998) 10 min. Commissioned by the Aurora Trombone Quartet and recorded on their CD. Warwick

Duet and Burlesque  (2001) 16 min.  Commissioned by Eduard and Pauline Minevich  with assistance from the Sask. Arts Board for premiere, April 8, 2001, at the University of Regina Concert Series. CD and music available from the CMC

Duet for Piccolo (or Flute) and Euphonium and Piano (2001) 3 min. Tuba Euphonium Press

Duets for Euphonium and Tuba (2008) 4.30 min commissioned by Cimarron Press as part of a book of duets by Tony Zilincik, James Woodward, Barbara York, Elizabeth Raum, and Lewis J. Buckley.

Evolution:  A Theme With Variations  (1984)  10 min.  A two piano version of the chamber orchestral work by the same name. CMC

Excerpting  (2007) 20 min. for solo oboe. Commissioned by Nancy Ambrose King and the university of Michigan Oboe Studio with assistance from Andy Hill. Each of the seven movements is built on an excerpt that all oboist spend hours practicing. CMC

Fantasy for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano  (2006) 6’30” for piano, cello, and clarinet. Written for Katherine Skorzewski, cellist, on commission of her son, Jan, as a 60th birthday present. Contact E. Raum

Fantasy for French Horn and Piano  (1985)  6 min.  An arrangement of the above with one version pitched a third higher and one at the same pitch as the trombone.  CMC

Fantasy for Trombone and Piano  (1985)  6 min. Written for the composer’s husband, trombonist, Richard Raum, and recorded by him on the CD, Raum Plays Raum. Warwick

Fast Lane for Organ (2001) 3 min. Commissioned by Annette and Monte Floyd with assistance from the Sask. Arts Board for premiere in several locations in Europe and Saskatchewan. CMC

Faustbuch  (2003) 16 min. Commissioned by Mark Jenkins for euphonium and piano. Three movements based on the Faust legend. Also a version for F tuba. Accompaniments for piano, band, and orchestra. Premiered by Jenkins on January 24th at the Army band tuba/euphonium convention at Ft. Myer, Virginia. Tuba Euphonium Press.

Festival Fanfare for Brass Qunitet (1998) 5 min. Commissioned by the Saskatchewan Festival Association for their 90th anniversary.  CMC

First and Gracious Sight  (1987) 20 min.  Scored for tenor, oboe, and piano:  or for baritone, violin and piano.  Poems of John V. Hicks, Saskatchewan poet. CMC

Flowers For Flute and Piano (2011) 2 min. Student piece, also version for alto saxophone. Alry Publications

Four Elements for String Quartet (2004) 22 min. Commissioned by the CBC for performance at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival. Premiered by the Arthur-Leblanc String Quartet, July 29, 2004. CMC

Four Elements for Violin and Trombone  (1980)  12 min.  Serial Piece for unaccompanied trombone and violin. CMC

Freya for Violin and Piano  (2003) 5 min. commissioned by Lola-Mae and Ron Crawley for their granddaughter, Freya, for her Bat Mitzvah. Both simple and advanced versions. Recorded commercially by Ralitsa Tcholakova and Elaine Keillor. CMC

Idom for French Horn  (1982)  6 min.  Written for unaccompanied French horn at the request of Philip  Meyers, principal horn of the New York Philharmonic. CMC

King Lear Fantasy  (1987)  14 min.  Woodwind quintet (optional part for alto trombone replacing the French horn)  based on themes used by the composer for background music for a production of Shakespeare’s King Lear. CMC

Les Ombres (1989) 9 min. for piano and violin. Written for the composer’s daughter, Erika Raum, and her accompanist, Rachel Andrist. CMC

Mr. S.C. for Solo Tuba, Saxophone Quartet, and Vibraphone (2005) 7 min. commissioned by Portuguese tubist, Sergio Carolino for  his new CD. Also a version for solo euphonium. Cimarron

Mutability (2002) 5 min. for piano. Commissioned by Jane Gordon. Premiered by Bonnie Nicholson at the Mayfair United Church for the Alliance for Canadian New Music Project. CMC

Northern Lights  (1995) 14 minutes. For solo flute and tape.  Commissioned by the Saskatchewan Youth Ballet with assistance from the Canada Council. Premiere performance on May 11, 1995, with Jane Schudel, flute. CMC

Pantheon (1999) 22 min. For horn, violin, and piano, commissioned by Scotia Festival for performance in their 1999 season by Philip Myers, horn, Erika Raum, violin, and Peter Allen, Piano. CMC

Parody for Clarinet  (1992)  5 min.  Commissioned by the Concours de Musique du Canada with the help of the Canada Council. CMC

Passacaglia Interruptus  (for trombone sextet and two tubas) (2009) 7 min. Commissioned and recorded by Sergio Carolino, tuba, and the Wild Bones Gang. Cimarron

Phoenix (2007) 18 min. commissioned by the Colours of Music Festival in Barrie, Ontario, 2007, for the Nexus Percussion Ensemble and violinist, Lynn Kuo. Versions both for percussion quintet and percussion trio and violin. Contact E. Raum

Phoenix (for piano, cello, flute, clarinet, trombone, and percussion) (1986) 10 min.  Commissioned by the Contemporary Directions Ensemble in Regina for flute, clarinet, cello, trombone, percussion, and piano. CMC

Player Pianist  (1984)  8 min.  Song cycle for soprano, violin, oboe, and marimba.  Written on poems by the composer’s sister, Priscilla Hallberg. CMC

Prairie Suite (1992)  8 min.  Commissioned and recorded by CBC.  Scored for violin, cello, oboe, and piano. CMC

Prayer and Dance of Praise (1997) 10 min. Commissioned by the Eckhardt-Gramatte National Competition for the Performance of Canadian Music. Premiered May, 1997 in Brandon, Manitoba, by the winner of the competition and taken on tour across Canada. Versions for violin, viola, or cello and piano. CMC

Prelude to Parting  (1995) 14 min. For Trombone, Violin, and tape. Commissioned by the Saskatchewan Youth Ballet with assistance from the Canada Council. Premiere performance on May 11, 1995 with mother-daughter dancers, Connie and Katrina Wernikowski, and father and daughter musicians, Richard and Erika Raum. Also performed at the International Trombone Festival in Feldkirch, Austria, in 1996. DVD of the performance available on request. CMC

Processional Fanfare for Trombone Quartet  (1985)  3 min. Warwick

Quartet for Alto Saxophones Version of the above for saxophone quartet. Contact E. Raum

Quartet for Brass  (1980)  14 min.  Quartet arrangement for two trombones and two trumpets of the above. Contact E. Raum

Quartet for Horns (1998) 12 minutes. Commissioned by the Canadian Horn Quartet (Martin Hackleman, Kurt Kellan, Joan Watson, and David Hoyt)  for premiere at the International Horn summit in Banff, Alberta, in 1998. Warwick

Quintet for Brass  (1980)  14 min. CMC

Quintet for Trombones  (2007) 3 minutes, written for I Trombone to premiere at The Colours of Music Festival in Barrie, Ontario. Cherry Classics

Requiem for Wounded Knee for Two Tubas, Narrator, and Piano, (2003) 16 min.  Commissioned with the assistance of the Saskatchewan Arts Board  by John Griffiths and Don Harry, the tuba professor at the Eastman School of Music, for premiere, Nov. 9, 2003, at the Eastman School of Music. Tuba Euphonium Press

Rhapsody for Viola and Piano  (1987) 6 min.  Written for violist Nick Ugelmi for viola and piano. CMC

Rhapsody for Viola and Piano  (2011) 5 min. Contact E. Raum

Rhapsody for Violin, Cello, Harp, and Organ  (1987)  10 min.  For violin, cello, harp, and organ. Premiered at First Presbyterian Church, Regina, Sask. CMC

River Rhapsodie (1995) 10 min. For solo piano. Written for and premiered by Michael    Angell at the 1995 Prairie Festival of New Music.  CMC

Romance for French Horn  (with versions for trombone or euphonium, alto and tenor saxophone, bassoon, tuba, viola, and cello)(1992) 5 min.  Commissioned by the Concours de Musique du Canada with the help of the Canada Council. Accompaniment by either piano or chamber orchestra that can be used for all versions. Cherry Classics

Romance for Tuba (versions for trombone/euphonium,  tenor sax, and French horn) (2000) 5 min. Transcribed from Romance for Tuba  Cimarron

Romance for Tuba and Piano (2000) 5 min. commissioned by Estelle Gravois-Murr for her husband, tubist Ray Murr. Premiered by John Griffiths. Tuba Euphonium Press

Rondo Variations  (1989)  7  min.   Commissioned by the Parkland Ensemble for piano, violin, and double bass (or cello).    CMC

Searching for Sophia (1995) 23 min. Piano trio (violin, cello, piano) written for Winnipeg choreographer, Nina Menon, for The Sightline Dance Project. CMC

Searching for Sophia (2001) 17 min. Version of the above for oboe and string quartet, commissioned by Mooredale Concerts for their “Song of Lilith” tour. Premiered in the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Toronto, September, 2000. CMC

Sextet for Woodwind Quintet and Piano  (1992) 13 min  Commissioned by Music Toronto and recorded for Arts National.

Shira’s Habanera for Cello (or Violin) and Piano (2006) 4 min. Commissioned by Ron and Lola Mae for the Bat Mitzvah of their grand daughter. Contact E. Raum

Sonata for Piano Four Hands ((2000) 18 min commissioned and recorded by the Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival and performed by Kevin Fitz-Gerald and Bernadine Blaha. CMC

Sonata For Violin and Piano  (1995) 20 min. Written for Erika Raum, violinist. Premiered at the Classical Cabaret series in Toronto, September 17, 1995. CMC

String Quartet (1993)  23 min.  Commissioned by the Regina Symphony for the Prairie Festival of New music. CMC

Suite for Woodwind Quintet  (1982)  6 min.  Three movements, winner of the Saskatchewan Music Educator’s Association competition for an ensemble work written for high school students. CMC

Sweet Dances  for Solo Tuba (2002) 9 min. Commissioned by John Griffiths for premiere at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference, May 29, 2002, in Greensboro, North Carolina. Tuba Euphonium Press

Table at the Bushwakker for String Quartet  (2008) 12 min. Commissioned by the Calgary Pro Musica Society and the CBC for the St. Lawrence String Quartet. CMC

The Bushwakker Brewpub (2002) 17 min. This was the original piece before the addition of the last movement to make it a six pack. The five movement piece is for clarinet, trumpet, and piano; trumpet, horn, and piano; oboe, trumpet, and piano; and clarinet, euphonium, and piano. CMC

The Bushwakker Six Pack  (2002) 23 min. Several versions including clarinet, horn, and piano; trumpet, trombone, and piano; clarinet, saxophone, and piano; and clarinet, trombone, and piano. This piece was commissioned by horn player, Kurt Kellan and clarinettist, Don Oehler, in 2002 for premiere at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, March, 2003.  Also a recording of the piece is available from the CMC.

The International Suite (1992) 23 min.  For wind octet.  Seven movements each representing a different country.  Premiered by the Qu”Appelle Wind Octet in Alexandria, Minnesota. CMC

The Orphic Thread  (1984)  25 min.  Written on commission by the CBC for woodwind quintet and mezzo-soprano on nine poems by Canadian poet, John V. Hicks. CMC

Theme and Variations for Trumpet and Piano  (2006) 11 min Written for Saskatoon trumpet player, Dean McNeill  for his CD. Contact E. Raum

Three Jazz Moods for Tenor Trombone and Piano (1996) 12 minutes. Published by Virgo Music. Also in a version for band and solo trombone.

Three Perspectives for Tuba Quartet (2008) 12 min commissioned by Cimarron Music Press for the Wilson Tuba Quartet, premiered at ITEC in Cincinnati in 2008.

Toccata (2007) 3 min. for piano. Written and dedicated to Jessica Raum the composer’s daughter, as a birthday present. Contact E. Raum

Tribute for Tuba and Piano (2007) 7 min. Written as a tribute to John Griffiths for Elizabeth Raum wrote many pieces. Also a version for French horn. Accompaniment by either piano or band.  Premiered and recorded by Tom McCaslin.  Cimarron

Turning Point for Bass Trombone and Piano  (2009) 6 min  Commissioned by Jonathan Warburton. Cimarron Press.

Valentine Variations (1991)  11 min.  Commissioned by composer Thomas Schudel for his wife, Jane.  Variations for flute and piano on a theme written by Schudel. CMC

Valentine Variations for Clarinet and Piano (2006) 11 min. adapted from Valentine Variations for Flute and Piano.  Contact E. Raum

W)right State of Mind  (2000) 5 min Commissioned by saxophonist, Shelley Jagow and Wright State University for tape and solo saxophone. Premiered at the “Women and Music Technology Conference” in Wright State, Dayton, Ohio, in March, 2000. Contact E. Raum

Wascana Park  for piano (2001) 3 min. Commissioned by Annette and Monte Floyd with assistance from the Saskatchewan Arts Board for premiere in several locations in Europe and Saskatchewan. Recorded by CBC for broadcast in May, 2001. CMC

White Horse Inn By Moonlight (2010) for Piano Trio (4 min) commissioned by the CBC for the Music and Beyond Festival in Ottawa, recorded by the CBC for The Gallery Project broadcast on the Radio 2 program, The Signal, July 24, 2010. CMC

Will There Be a Time (1997) 12 min. Commissioned by John Griffiths for solo tuba to be performed at the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference in Riva del Garda, Italy in July, 1997. Tuba Euphonium Press

 

VOCAL

A Hymn To God the Father  (1984)  3 min.  For soprano and piano.  Poetry by John Donne. CMC

A Poet’s Day (1984)  6 min.  For soprano, piano, and optional string bass.  Poetry by Emily Schudel. CMC

Carol in Three-Three Time  (1992)  5 min.  For soprano and piano.  Commissioned by the Concours de Musique du Canada with the help of the Canada Council. CMC

Dark Thoughts (1998) 22 min. For mezzo soprano, clarinet and piano. Commissioned by countertenor, Gary Day. Poetry by Betsy Warland. Won in the category, Best Classical Composition in the 2008 Western Canadian Music Awards. CMC

First and Gracious Sight      See above. CMC

Four Songs from The Garden of Alice15 min CMC

Joke Aria from The Final Bid  (1984)  4 min.  For tenor and piano from the opera,  The Final Bid. CMC

Men I Have Known   (1984)  18 min.  Song cycle for mezzo soprano and piano.  Written for a one hour special of music by Elizabeth Raum for CBC.   Words by the composer. CMC

Player Pianist (for piano, cello, flute, clarinet, trombone, and percussion) (1986) 10 min.  Commissioned by the Contemporary Directions Ensemble in Regina for flute, clarinet, cello, trombone, percussion, and piano. CMC

Renovated Rhymes (1999) 12 min. Commissioned by Dr. Karen Peeler and Trio Ariana. 7 songs for soprano, viola, and piano on the poems of John V. Hicks. Recorded on their CD, Incantations and Rhymes. Also a version for soprano, violin, and piano. CMC

River of Life (1997) 5 min. For soprano and piano. Also a version for soprano, piano, clarinet, and violin. Commissioned by the Conservatory of Music and Dance, University of Regina, to honor Dr. William Riddell at a gala dinner fundraiser dinner.  CMC

Sirens (2004) 20 min. A song cycle based on various Greek myths, commissioned by the “Prairie Sirens,” the duo vocal team of Cindy Crawford and Karen Charlton, for premiere at the Regina Musical Club Concert, April 3, 2004 and recorded by the CBC. CMC

The Garden Song  (1983)  5 min.  For soprano and piano from The Garden of Alice. CMC

The Golden Years 1992) 2 min. for soprano and piano, written for the Golden Wedding Anniversary of the composer’s aunt and uncle. Words by the composer. CMC

The Orphic Thread     See above. CMC

The Passing  (1984)  3 min.  For soprano or mezzo-soprano and piano.  Poetry by Emily Dickinson. CMC

Victims of Eagles  (1990)  4 min.  For tenor and piano.  Poetry by John V. Hicks.

What Is Truth?  (1990)  3 min.  For tenor and piano.  Poetry by the composer.

 

MUSIC FOR YOUNG PERFORMERS

Ballad and Dance (2001) 6 min. Commissioned by the Canadian Music Centre for their  Prairie Region’s NMFYM project. CMC

Ballad to Saskatchewan  (1980)  3 min.  For unison, SATB, and SSA with piano in either the key of D or E. Also versions for A Capella SATB and with chord symbols. See E. Raum

Barcarola  (1994) 3 min. for flute or piccolo and piano. Virgo

Duet for Like Instruments  (2010) 2 min. Contact E. Raum

Flowers  (1994) 2 min. for flute or oboe and piano. Also a version for alto sax.  Alry.

Heidi ‘n Seek Duet for flute oboe and piano; oboe alto sax and piano; two oboes and piano; oboe clarinet and piano; and two flutes and piano (2010) 2 min. Contact E. Raum

Mulligan’s Toy Shop  (1983)  40 min.  Musical for children to perform.  Text by the composer.  Instructions for sectionalized rehearsals.  Optional parts for rhythm band.   Accompanied by piano. CMC

Place of Beginnings   (1989)  7 min.  Commissioned by the Campbell Collegiate High School for their 25th anniversary.  Written for SATB high school chorus, string orchestra, and optional violin obbligato.  Piano reduction as well. CMC

Saskatchewan Mosaic   (1980)  4 min.  For two part children’s chorus, piano,  optional recorder trio and drum.  CMC

Serenade a la Posthorn  1995) for flute or oboe and piano. Virgo

Six Easy Tunes for Beginner Piano written for the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teacher’s Association Conference in 2004. CMC

T for Tuba  (1991)  4 min.  Commissioned by the Regina Junior Lions Band and tuba player, John Griffiths for performance at the Midwestern Bandmaster’s Clinic in Chicago.  Professional and student versions for the tuba solo as well as versions for trombone and baritone. Virgo Music.

The Ballad of John Ware (2011) 3 min.  Commissioned by Trudy Fossy and the Calgary School Division for the John Ware Junior High School Band. There is an optional solo trumpet and solo violin (or flute) obligato part. There are two versions, simple and advanced, which can be played individually or together. Contact E. Raum

The Seasons   (1980)  6 min.  For two part children’s chorus and piano. CMC