Book details

Publication date: October 2019
Features: 68 musical examples, 5 tables, list of works, notes, index
Keywords: Music / Composers / Biography
Subject(s): BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Music, MUSIC / Individual Composer & Musician, Music / Composers / Biography, MUSIC / History & Criticism, MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Classical, Music / Composers / Biography, Composers & songwriters, Music reviews & criticism, Biography: arts & entertainment, Art music, orchestral & formal music, Music, Biography
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press
Mary I. Ingraham is Professor of Musicology and Director of Sound Studies at the University of Alberta. Robert C. Rival is a composer and scholar who teaches at the University of Ottawa.

“Multiple JUNO Award–winner Malcolm Forsyth is one of Canada’s most performed, celebrated, and inspirational composers. His works were commissioned by iconic Canadian performers, who took them into their repertoires to perform across the country and internationally. His influence continues to be felt through the prominence and success of his former composition students. Reflections on Malcolm Forsyth provides an engaging introduction to and appraisal of his life, works, and career.”

Troy Ducharme, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University


“Through musical analysis, personal reminiscences, and contextualizing essays, the contributors introduce the reader to Malcolm Forsyth as a complete figure—an immigrant to Canada, a husband, father, friend, mentor, and collaborator, and a significant contemporary Canadian composer.”

Dr. Marion MacLeod

Figures
Acknowledgements
Prelude / AMANDA FORSYTH
Introduction / MARY I. INGRAHAM & ROBERT C. RIVAL
1 Reflections on a Life and Career / ROBIN ELLIOTT
2 Sonorous Pleasure: Portrait of a Master Orchestrator as Pedagogue / ALLAN GORDON BELL
3 Remembering and Continuing: Rhapsody for 14 Strings / RYAN MCCLELLAND
4 Finding Inspiration in Canadian Folk Songs: An Analysis of Three Métis Songs from Saskatchewan / ROXANE PREVOST
5 Breathing in G: Harmonic Tension and Repose in the Cello Concerto Electra Rising / ROBERT C. RIVAL
6 Allusion and Reflection in Je répondrais… for Solo Piano / EDWARD JURKOWSKI
7 “Here, All Is a Beginning”: Reflections of Forsyth in A Ballad of Canada / MARY I. INGRAHAM
8 Interlude: Reminiscences / CARL HARE, TOMMY BANKS, NORA BUMANIS & JULIA SHAW, ALLAN GILLILAND, JOHN MCPHERSON, FORDYCE C. (DUKE) PIER, TANYA PROCHAZKA, RAYFIELD RIDEOUT, CHRISTOPHER TAYLOR
9 A Life Experience: The Early Orchestral Works / KATHY PRIMOS
10 Splendour in the Brass: A Legacy of Brass Music / DALE SORENSEN
11 The Choral Music / LEONARD RATZLAFF
Postlude / VALERIE FORSYTH
List of Works
Contributors
Permissions
Index

ISBNs: 9781772124866 978-1-77212-486-6 Title: reflections on malcolm forsyth ISBNs: 9781772125030 978-1-77212-503-0 Title: reflections on malcolm forsyth