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Departures and Deviations

    CHAMBER MUSIC horn trio1 French Horn, 1 Violin, 1 piano Duration: ca. 9 minutesComposed: 2001 Programme Note: Departures and Deviations was commissioned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for James Sommerville, principal horn of the Boston Symphony.  It was premiered on August 1, 2001 at the… Read More »Departures and Deviations

    Postcards From Home

      CHAMBER MUSIC clarinet trio1 clarinet, 1 violin, 1 cello Duration: ca. 12 minutesComposed: 2000 Programme Note: This piece, commissioned by the Music Canada 2000 Fund for James Campbell and the Festival of the Sound, evokes scenes from Murphy’s home province. The “Alberta Clipper” is a… Read More »Postcards From Home

      Huron Carol Interlude

        CHAMBER MUSIC string quartet2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello Duration: ca. 5 minutes Composed: 1998 Programme Note: An ethereal, icy arrangement of a Canadian Christmas carol. Premiere: First performance by Quatuor Arthur-LeBlanc, Montreal, 1998 Recording(s): Recorded by Quatuor Arthur-LeBlanc on the Amberola label – ambx… Read More »Huron Carol Interlude

        Give Me Phoenix Wings to Fly

          CHAMBER MUSIC piano trio1 violin, 1 cello, 1 piano Duration: ca. 13 minutesComposed: 1997Published by Friedrich Hofmeister Musikverlag, Leipzig Programme Note: Give Me Phoenix Wings to Fly was commissioned by the Gryphon Trio and made possible through a grant from the Laidlaw Foundation.  It was… Read More »Give Me Phoenix Wings to Fly

          Dance Me Through the Panic

            CHAMBER MUSIC viola quintetsolo viola, 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello Duration: ca. 20 minutesComposed: 1996 Programme Note: Dance Me Through the Panic was commissioned by Rivka Golani, to whom it is dedicated, and Le Quatuor Arthur-LeBlanc.  A grant from the Canada Council for the… Read More »Dance Me Through the Panic

            Four Degrees of Freedom

              CHAMBER MUSIC piano quartet1 violin, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 piano Duration: ca. 7 minutesComposed: 1995 Programme Note: Four Degrees of Freedom, for piano quartet, was written in the spring of 1995.  It was commissioned by the Millennium Chamber Music Society through a grant from… Read More »Four Degrees of Freedom

              This Is My Voice

                CHAMBER MUSIC string quartet2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello Duration: ca. 15 minutesComposed: 1993 Programme Note: This is My Voice for string quartet is a programmatic work initially inspired by a Leonard Cohen poem by the same name.  The essence of the piece, and I… Read More »This Is My Voice

                Life Passes in Transformation

                  CHAMBER MUSIC clarinet quintet1 Clarinet, 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello Duration: ca. 9 minutesComposed: 1992 Programme Note: Life Passes in Transformation was written for James Campbell and the Allegri Quartet and was premiered in Leeds, England in 1993.  The title, which comes from a… Read More »Life Passes in Transformation

                  Kelly-Marie Murphy, composer