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All My Love, Ethel

    VOCAL SOLO Soprano and Piano Duration: ca 12 minutesComposed: 2019 Programme Note: Commissioned by the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival for Emili Lossier and Féderic Lacroix. Sets letters by Ethel Rosenberg while on death row. Premiere: First performance by Emili Lossier and Fréderic Lacroix, Ottawa, August… Read More »All My Love, Ethel

    Smoke Darkened Sky

      SOLO piano Duration: ca. 10 minutesComposed: 2021 Programme Note: The pandemic has seared many images into our consciousness.  For me, one that made a deep impression was during the second wave in India.  There were so many deaths from Covid that the funeral pyres, which were burning… Read More »Smoke Darkened Sky

      Let Hands Speak

        SOLOpiano Duration: ca. 8 minutesComposed: 2003 Programme Note: Let Hands Speak was commissioned for the Fourth Honens International Piano Competition as the imposed piece to be played by all twenty-one finalists.  As a work that is meant to showcase the individual talents of pianists who… Read More »Let Hands Speak

        Star Burning Blue

          SOLOpiano Duration: ca. 10 minutesComposed: 2000 Programme Note: Star Burning Blue  was commissioned by the Esther Honens International Piano Competition for Maxim Philippov; first laureate of the 1996 competition.  It is a single movement work lasting approximately 8 minutes, and roughly depicts the life cycle… Read More »Star Burning Blue

          Kelly-Marie Murphy, composer