Vocal Music

THE ENORMOUS TURNIP (2017) [5']
Text: Jana Skarecky (based on traditional Russian fairy tale)
Musical play for children’s voices 

PADDY THE BEAVER (2017) [2'15]
Text: Jana Skarecky
Instr.: children’s voices & recorders (pentatonic or treble)

CANADIAN ARTIST SONGS (2016) [5'05]
I. Lawren Harris – Lake and Mountains
II. Emily Carr in the Forest
III. Bill Reid – The Spirit of Haida Gwaii
Texts: Jana Skarecky
Instr.: voice/s & piano  

THIS IS OUR COUNTRY (2016) [3'05]
Text: Jana Skarecky

Instr.: voice & piano 

KAYLEY’S SONGS (2016) [4 songs; 3'15"]
Instr.: children’s voice/s (or pentatonic recorder/s)

I KNOW YOU LOVE ME (2016) [1']
Text: Jana Skarecky
Instr.: voice & piano

THE OWL BABIES (2016) [1'35'']
Text: Jana Skarecky

Instr.: voice & piano

SONG OF THE FOUR SEASONS (2016) [2'30"]
Text: Jana Skarecky
Instr.: voice & piano

THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER (2015) [ca.15']
[mini-opera for young children]
Text: Jana Skarecky
Instr.: children’s voices a cappella (& chime)

A GOOD WAY TO LIVE (2015) [30"]
Text: Jana Skarecky

Instr.: voice a cappella or with piano

THE LIGHTNING FLASH ENDURES (2015) [15'25"]
Text: Di Brandt
Instr.: Tenor, cello, & percussion

BUTTERFLY SONGS (2015) [3'50"]
Texts: I Christina Rossetti, II & III anonymous
I
nstr.: I & III – voice (or children’s choir) & piano
II – voice (or children’s choir) & pentatonic recorder(s)

SAM THE SNAKE (2014) [4'10"]
Text: Sue & Kerry Kitzelman
Instr.: Children’s voices & (pentatonic) recorder(s)

AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS (2014) [5']
Text: Natasha Bita
Instr.: 11 songs; children’s voices a cappella

DEEP PEACE (2012) [30"]
Text: Traditional Irish blessing
Instr: voice a cappella or with piano

MOLLY’S VEIL (opera scene) (2012) [7'30"]
Text: Sharon Bajer
Instr: Soprano, mezzo-soprano, & piano
(composed as part of Tapestry New Opera 2011 Composer/Librettist Laboratory)

PERFECT NIGHT (opera scene) (2011) [4'00"]
Text: Nick Carpenter
Instr: Mezzo-soprano, tenor & piano
(composed as part of Tapestry New Opera 2011 Composer/Librettist Laboratory)

THE LAST LULLABY (opera scene) (2011) [6'00"]
Text: Anusree Roy
Instr: Soprano, baritone, & piano
(composed as part of Tapestry New Opera 2011 Composer/Librettist Laboratory)

THE DEFINING MOMENT (opera scene) (2011) [3'30"]
Text: Norman Yeung
Instr: Soprano, baritone & piano
(composed as part of Tapestry New Opera 2011 Composer/Librettist Laboratory)

YES (opera scene) (2011) [5'30"]
Text: Sheldon Rosen
Instr: Mezzo-soprano, tenor, 2 baritones & piano
(composed as part of Tapestry New Opera 2011 Composer/Librettist Laboratory)

JULIAN’S SONG (2010) [2'45"]
Text: Jana Skarecky
Instr: Soprano (or mezzo-soprano), piano & opt. violin & percussion

MY LOVE (2010) [2'50"]
Text: Jana Skarecky
Instr: Soprano (or mezzo-soprano), piano & opt. percussion

THE GOLDEN GOOSE (2010) [mini-opera for young children] [13']
Text: Jana Skarecky
Instr: children’s voices a cappella (& finger cymbals) 

LET THE WINDS OF THE HEAVENS (2009) [3']
Text: from K.Ghibran
Instr: Soprano (or mezzo-soprano), piano

EMILY, THE WAY YOU ARE  (2008)  [one-woman opera] [50’]
Libretto: Di Brandt
Instr: Mezzo-soprano, oboe, french horn, viola, cello, piano, percussion
Or: Mezzo-soprano, oboe, piano, percussion
Or: Mezzo-soprano, piano, percussion
Or: Mezzo-soprano, piano
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SNOW-WHITE AND ROSE-RED (2006)
     [mini-opera for young children] [ca. 10']
Text: Adapted from the Brothers Grimm
Instr: children’s voices a cappella (& finger cymbals)

LOVE FOR THE EARTH (2005) [2’]
Text: Jana Skarecky
Instr: soprano & baritone

THE BEGINNING OF THE WIND (2004) [10’45”]
Text: Viggo Mortensen
Instr: baritone & piano

SEVEN SONGS FOR THE PLAY “THE HOBBIT” (2003)
Texts: J.R.R. Tolkien
Instr: songs for children; voices a cappella

PLANET EARTH (2002) [10’30”]
Text: P.K. Page
Instr: soprano & piano

GREEN AND GOLD (2001) [14’]
Commission: Wider Boundaries of Daring Poetry Conference, Windsor
Texts: P.K. Page
Instr: soprano & piano

GRADE ONE AND TWO SONGS (1998-2000)
Texts: many authors
Instr: voices a cappella

LULLABIES #2 (1993-95)   [15’30”]
Texts: many authors
Instr: voice a cappella (8 solo, 2 duet)
Infant Joy; Jo-Ann Dawson, soprano

CHILDREN’S SONGS (1991-92) [21’]
Texts: Clyde Watson & others
Instr: 60 songs; voice a cappella or piano

THE LIVING WIND (1990) [14’]
Text: Jana Skarecky
Instr.: mezzo-soprano, flute, ‘cello, harp

LULLABIES (1988) [18’]
Texts: poems by I.Tupaj, A.Bittleston, I.Wyatt, V.Weigl, W.Blake, J. Skarecky,  & anon.
Instr.: voice a cappella (5 solos, 3 m/f duets)

DAYSPRING (1987) [10’]
Text: Margaret Avison
Instr.: mezzo-soprano & piano

ARISE MY LOVE (1980, revised 1982) [3’]
Text: Song of Solomon 2:10-13 (RSV)
Instr.: Soprano solo, piccolo trumpet, organ

ET INCARNATUS EST (1981) [22’]
Texts: I. Gracia Fay Ellwood II. Thomas John Carlisle
III. Matthew Brown   IV. Josiah Bancroft  V. Phil Silva
Instr.: baritone solo, horn, piano
Or: low voice, horn, piano

BETHLEHEM LULLABY (1980) [3’]
Text: Isabel Wyatt
Instr.: soprano solo (or unison choir), piano