Listen to Heather’s music:
Piano Concerto No. 4: Phoenix Ascending – 1st mov
Blue Moon for piano trio, from ‘Lunar Reflections’
All of Heather’s music is available from Echo North Music at 323-848-7074 or EchoNorthMusic@gmail.com


• CONCERTOS • ORCHESTRAL • PIANO (Solo and Two Pianos)
• CHAMBER MUSIC and UNACCOMPANIED SOLO INSTRUMENTAL • VOCAL/CHORAL


Concertos

Piano Concerto No. 5 “Ammolite” (2009)
Orchestra 2222/4231/timp+2 perc/harp/strings
Duration: c. 28 minutes
Commissioned by Korite for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.
Score coming soon… Premiere May 21, 2009 with Heather Schmidt and the Calgary Philharmonic.

Cassandra Prophecies (2009)
Concerto for saxophone quartet and orchestra 2222/2200/1perc/strings (see also chamber version)
Duration: c. 20 minutes
Commissioned by the Rascher Saxophone Quartet

Piano Concerto No. 4 “Phoenix Ascending” (2005)
Orchestra 2222/4231/timp+2 perc/harp/strings
Duration: c. 28 minutes
Written for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.   View first page PDF

Light and Shadow (2003)
Double concerto for viola and horn with orchestra 2222/4231/timp+2perc/hp/strings
Duration: c. 22 minutes
Commissioned as part of the composer residency program jointly funded by Canada Council and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.   View first page PDF

Piano Concerto No. 3 (2003)
Solo piano with string orchestra
Commissioned by CBC.   View first page PDF

Flute Concerto (2003)
Solo flute with chamber orchestra 0200/2000/timp+0 perc/strings
Commissioned by CBC. Premiered in St. Petersburg, Russia.   View first page PDF

Piano Concerto No. 2 (2001)
Solo piano with orchestra 2222/4231/timp+2 perc/harp/strings
Duration: c. 24 minutes
Commissioned by CBC and Canada Council.   View first page PDF

Cello Concerto (1998)
Solo cello with chamber orchestra 2222/2200/timp+1 perc/harp/strings
Duration: c. 30 minutes
Commissioned by David Lemon and Canada Council for the Vancouver New Music Festival.   View first page PDF

Piano Concerto No. 1 (1997)
Solo piano with orchestra 2222/4231/timp+2 perc/harp/strings
Duration: c. 15 minutes
Commissioned by Canada Council for the Winnipeg New Music Festival.   View first page PDF


Orchestral

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Jupiter Borealis (2008)
Orchestra 2222/4231/timp+2 perc/strings
Duration: c. 10 minutes
Written for the Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tides and Eternity (2008)
String Orchestra
Duration: c. 6 minutes

Lunar Reflections (2008)
Orchestra 2222/2200/1 perc/strings
Duration: c. 25 minutes
(5 Movements)

Blue Moon (2008)Orchestra 2222/2200/1 perc/strings
Duration: c. 5 minutes
(One of the movements from Lunar Reflections that can also be performed as an individual work.)   View first page PDF

Pink Moon (2008)
Orchestra 2222/2200/1 perc/strings
Duration: c. 5 minutes
(One of the movements from Lunar Reflections that can also be performed as an individual work.)   View first page PDF

Wolf Moon (2008)
Orchestra 2222/2200/1 perc/strings
Duration: c. 5 minutes
(One of the movements from Lunar Reflections that can also be performed as an individual work.)   View first page PDF

Snow Moon (2008)
Orchestra 2222/2200/1 perc/strings
Duration: c. 5 minutes
(One of the movements from Lunar Reflections that can also be performed as an individual work.)   View first page PDF

Thunder Moon (2008)
Orchestra 2222/2200/1 perc/strings
Duration: c. 5 minutes
(One of the movements from Lunar Reflections that can also be performed as an individual work.)   View first page PDF

Symphony No. 1 “Manufactured Landscapes” (2005)
Orchestra 2222/4231/timp+2 perc/harp/strings
Duration: c. 40 minutes
Commissioned as part of the composer residency program jointly funded by Canada Council and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.   View first page PDF

Planet (2004)
Soprano and Orchestra 2222/4231/timp+2 perc/harp/strings
Duration: c. 8 minutes
Commissioned as part of the composer residency program jointly funded by Canada Council and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.   View first page PDF

Wonder (2004)
Choir and Orchestra 2222/4231/timp+2 perc/harp/strings
Duration: c. 8 minutes
Commissioned as part of the composer residency program jointly funded by Canada Council and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.   View first page PDF

Petra: The Awakening of Myth (2004)
Orchestra 2222/2200/timp+1perc/strings
Duration: c. 110 minutes
Commissioned by Dance Anonymous for performance with the State Orchestra of Cyprus.   View first page PDF

Petra: The Awakening of Myth, Suite No. 1 (2004)
Orchestra 2222/2200/timp+1perc/strings
Duration: c. 25 minutes
Orchestral suite from the full-length ballet, commissioned by Dance Anonymous for the State Orchestra of Cyprus.  View first page PDF

Petra: The Awakening of Myth, Suite No. 2 (2004)
Orchestra 2222/2200/timp+1perc/strings
Duration: c. 25 minutes
Orchestral suite from the full-length ballet, commissioned by Dance Anonymous for the State Orchestra of Cyprus.

Blue Morphos (2004)
Orchestra 2222/4231/timp+2 perc/harp/strings
Duration: c. 8 minutes
Commissioned as part of the composer residency program jointly funded by Canada Council and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.   View first page PDF

Rising Storm (2004)
Student recorder players, students on drums, student poetry readers and interactive audience with orchestra 2222/4231/timp+2 perc/harp/strings
Duration: c. 10 minutes
Commissioned as part of the composer residency program jointly funded by Canada Council and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.   View first page PDF

Sprint II (2003)
Brass band and orchestra 2222/4231/timp+2 perc/harp/strings
Commissioned through the composer residency with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra for performance by the Hannaford Street Silver Band and the HPO.   View first page PDF

Presto! (2003)
Orchestra 2222/4231/timp+2 perc/harp/strings
Duration: c. 6 minutes
Commissioned as part of the composer residency program jointly funded by Canada Council and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.   View first page PDF

Of Time and the City (2002)
Orchestra 3222/4331/timp+2 perc/harp/strings
Duration: c. 8.5 minutes
Commissioned as part of the composer residency program jointly funded by Canada Council and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.   View first page PDF

Seranade for string orchestra (1998)
Duration: c. 11 minutes
Commissioned by the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra.   View first page PDF

Sinfonia (1996)
Orchestra 2222(all doublings)/4331/timp+2 perc/harp/strings
Duration: c. 15 minutes  View first page PDF

Efflorescence (1996)
Orchestra 2222/4331/timp+2perc/harp/strings
Duration: c. 11 minutes  View first page PDF


Piano (Solo and Two Pianos)

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Centaurus A (2008)
Two pianos, four hands
Duration: c. 10 minutes
Commissioned by the piano duo 88² (Karen Hsiao Savage and Jeffrey Savage) through the New Faculty Seed Grant program at Washington State University.   View first page PDF

Silver Tides (2008)
Solo Piano
Duration: c. 6 minutes

Twelve for Ten, Prelude-Fugue to Glenn Gould (2007)
Solo Piano
Duration: c. 8 minutes
Commissioned by CBC.   View first page PDF

Listen to a sample:

Night Rainbow (2007)
Solo Piano
Duration: c. 8 minutes
Commissioned for the Eckhardt-Gramatte National Music Competition. View first page PDF

Nebula (2006)
Solo Piano
Duration: c. 10 minutes
Commissioned by ARCIS for the 5th Ester Honens International Piano Competition.   View first page PDF

Listen to a sample:

Transcendence (2005)
Two pianos, four hands
Duration: c. 10 minutes
Commissioned by CBC for the Vancouver Chamber Music Festival.   View first page PDF

Serenity (2005)
Solo Piano
Duration: c. 4 minutes
View first page PDF

Shimmer (2003)
Solo Piano
Duration: c. 3 minutes
View first page PDF

Sprint (2003)
Solo Piano
Duration: c. 7 minutes
View first page PDF

Prelude and Fugue (2000)
Solo Piano
Duration: c. 8 minutes
Commissioned by CBC.   View first page PDF

Chaconne (1999)
Solo Piano
Duration: c. 10 minutes
Commissioned by CBC as the imposed piece for the 1999 Young Performers Competition.   View first page PDF

Solus (1996)
Solo Piano
Duration: c. 9 minutes
Commissioned by the Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center at Merkin Hall in New York City.   View first page PDF


Chamber Music & Unaccompanied Solo Instrumental

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Cassandra Prophecies (2009)
Soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, and piano. (see also concerto version with orchestra)
Duration: c. 20 minutes
Commissioned by the Rascher Saxophone Quartet

Lunar Reflections (2008)
Violin, cello and piano
Duration: c. 25 minutes
Commissioned by the Gryphon Trio.

Blue Moon (2008)
Violin, cello and piano
Duration: c. 5 minutes
Commissioned by the Gryphon Trio.
(One of the movements from Lunar Reflections that can also be performed as an individual work.)

Pink Moon (2008)
Violin, cello and piano
Duration: c. 5 minutes
Commissioned by the Gryphon Trio.
(One of the movements from Lunar Reflections that can also be performed as an individual work.)

Wolf Moon (2008)
Violin, cello and piano
Duration: c. 5 minutes
Commissioned by the Gryphon Trio.
(One of the movements from Lunar Reflections that can also be performed as an individual work.)

Snow Moon (2008)
Violin, cello and piano
Duration: c. 5 minutes
Commissioned by the Gryphon Trio.
(One of the movements from Lunar Reflections that can also be performed as an individual work.)

Thunder Moon (2008)
Violin, cello and piano
Duration: c. 5 minutes
Commissioned by the Gryphon Trio.
(One of the movements from Lunar Reflections that can also be performed as an individual work.)

Forbidden Embers (2007)
Violin, cello and piano
Duration: c. 25 minutes
Commissioned by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.   View first page PDF

Fantasy (2006)
For cello and piano
Duration: c. 12 minutes
Commissioned by the Harvard Musical Association.   View first page PDF

Icicles of Fire (2003)
For cello and piano
Duration: c. 24 minutes
Commissioned by cellist Shauna Rolston.   View first page PDF

Oceanus (2004)
Violin, cello and piano
Duration: c. 25 minutes
Commissioned by Harry Mavromichalis.   View first page PDF

Ninasitako (2001)
For bass trombone, percussion, and piano
Duration: c. 8 minutes
Commissioned by Bob Baker.   View first page PDF

Delphinidae (2001)
For flute, clarinet, harp and string quartet
Duration: c. 20 minutes
Commissioned by CBC for Strings of the Future in Ottawa.   View first page PDF

Aubade (2000)
For solo marimba
Duration: c. 7 minutes
Commissioned by the Alberta Foundation for Christine Huang.   View first page PDF

Piano Quintet (2000)
For 2 violins, viola, cello and piano
Duration: c. 18 minutes
Commissioned by the Henschel Quartet in Germany.   View first page PDF

Chiaroscuro (2000)
For flute and piano
Duration: c. 5 minutes
Commissioned for the 2000 Sound Symposium in Newfoundland.   View first page PDF

Trio (1999)
For flute, viola and harp
Duration: c. 15 minutes
Commissioned by Music Umbrella in Toronto with assistance from the Canada Council.   View first page PDF

Two Pieces (1999)
For flute, oboe, violin, cello and 2 guitars
Commissioned by the Cygnus Ensemble with assistance from the New York State Council for the Arts.   View first page PDF

Quintet (1999)
For flute, oboe, violin, cello and 2 guitars
Duration: c. 10 minutes
Commissioned by CBC for the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival.   View first page PDF

La Nuit Verte (1997)
For clarinet and piano
Duration: c. 12 minutes
Commissioned for the Festival of Sound, Parry Sound, Ontario for performance by James Campbell.   View first page PDF

Octet (1997)
For 4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos
Duration: c. 15 minutes
Commissioned by the WDR (Westdeutches Rundfunk) in Germany.   View first page PDF

Sonata (1996-97)
For flute and piano
Duration: c. 18 minutes
Commissioned by Michelle Cheramy with assistance from Canada Council.   View first page PDF

Adagio (1996)
For violin and piano
Duration: c. 10 minutes
Commissioned for the Czech-American Summer Music Festival in Prague.   View first page PDF

Movement (1996)
For flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano
Duration: c. 8 minutes
Written for dance choreography premiered at Alice Tully Hall, New York.   View first page PDF

Six Pieces for Woodwind Quintet (1996)
Duration: c. 13 minutes  View first page PDF

Broken Columns (1995)For harp solo and flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello, and bass
Duration: c. 15 minutes  View first page PDF

Phantoms (1995)
For string quartet
Duration: c. 12 minutes
Commissioned by CBC as the imposed piece for the 1995 Banff International String Quartet Competition.   View first page PDF

Prism (1995)
For flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano
Duration: c. 20 minutes
Commissioned by the Clarion Ensemble with assistance from the Alberta Foundation.
In 6 movements   View first page PDF

Atlantic Fanfare (1994)
For trumpet, violin, viola and cello
Duration: c. 7 minutes
Commissioned by Scott St. John for the Millennium Ensemble.   View first page PDF

Variations (1993)
For flute, clarinet, trumpet in B-flat, violin, viola, cello, percussion and harp
Duration: c. 10 minutes  View first page PDF

Awakening at Sunrise (1993)For trumpet marimba and double bass
Duration: c. 8 minutes
Commissioned by the Banff Centre.   View first page PDF

Trollskog (1992)
For flute, bassoon and piano
Duration: c. 9 minutes
Commissioned by Jane Hayes.   View first page PDF

Cinq Pièces Brèves (1992)
For flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion and piano
Duration: c. 11 minute  View first page PDF

After Dark (1991)
For violin, cello and piano
Duration: c. 18 minutes View first page PDF

Suite for Cello and Piano (1990)
Duration: c. 10 minutes
Commissioned by cellist Martha Baldwin.   View first page PDF


Chamber Music & Unaccompanied Solo Instrumental

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Wonder (2005)
Choir (SATB) and piano
Duration: c. 3 minutes
Commissioned as part of the composer residency program jointly funded by Canada Council and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.   View first page PDF

Planet (2003)
For soprano and piano
Duration: c. 9 minutes
Commissioned for soprano Measha Brueggergosman to perform in Finland and Iceland with pianist Heather Schmidt as part of the Governor General of Canada’s State Visit.
Set to text by Jane Urqhart.   View first page PDF

Tears (2002)
Unaccompanied SATB choir
Set to text by Walt Whitman   View first page PDF

Man, Homme, Mensch! (2002)
Unaccompanied male choir set to text by the composer
Commissioned by the Polytech Choir in Finland   View first page PDF

Daffodils (1990)
Unaccompanied SATB
Set to text by William Wordsworth.