» Chamber/Solo Pieces

Chamber/Solo Pieces (up to 2004)

Garden Gnomes (2004)

four celli

3 min. 30 sec.

 

Sheet music is available through the Canadian Music Centre:

http://www.musiccentre.ca/node/32256

 

Metro Gnomes (2004)

four celli

4 min.

 

 

 

Sheet music is available through the Canadian Music Centre:

http://www.musiccentre.ca/node/32256

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

El hongo (2003)

alto sax, cello, piano, vibraphone

3 min. 15 sec.

El hongo was envisioned as something colourful, a bit eccentric, and purely fun. The ensemble of alto sax, cello, piano, and vibraphone suggested the idea of jazz… with some unexpected Javanese gamelan phrases incorporated into the mix.

 

Sheet music is available through Syrinx Press:

https://www.elizabethknudson.ca/syrinx-press

 

The Brain (2002)

tenor voice, bass clarinet, piano

6 min. 40 sec.

‘The Brain’ was written for tenor voice, bass clarinet, and piano, with text based on a poem of the same name, by American poet, Emily Dickinson. It was premiered at Simon Fraser University Theatre (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada), in March 2003.

“The Brain—is wider than the Sky—
For—put them side by side—
The one the other will contain
With ease—and You—beside—

The Brain is deeper than the sea—
For—hold them—Blue to Blue—
The one the other will absorb—
As Sponges—Buckets—do—

The Brain is just the weight of God—
For—Heft them—Pound for Pound—
And they will differ—if they do—
As Syllable from Sound—”

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

Sheet music for this piece is available through the Canadian Music Centre:

http://www.musiccentre.ca/node/146770

 

Short and Suite (2002)

string quartet

8 min. 20 sec. (in three movements)

 

Sheet music is available through Syrinx Press:

https://www.elizabethknudson.ca/syrinx-press

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

Ménage à trois (2001)

piano trio (violin, cello, piano)

7 min. 45 sec.

Sheet music is available through the Canadian Music Centre:

http://www.musiccentre.ca/node/32360