Published Compositions

Briefe an die unsterbliche Geliebte / Letters to the Immortal Beloved (under review for publication)Letters to the Immortal Beloved (cover)4-page-001 (2)Analekta CD Cover (2019) - Immortal & Beloved
for baritone (or mezzo-soprano) and piano trio.
Settings of excerpts from Beethoven’s letters to the “Immortal Beloved.” See also
I. “Wo ich bin, bist du mit mir” (“Wherever I am, you are there with me”)
II. “Mein Engel” (“My Angel”)
III. “Meine unsterbliche Geliebte” (“My Immortal Beloved”)
Recordings: (1) Featured on 2019 CD “Immortal and Beloved” (Analekta B07LC2J7VG) by baritone David Pike and the Gryphon Trio (recorded at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Kingston):; (2) Featured on 2015 CD “Elements Eternal” (Naxos 8.573533) by mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah and the Gryphon Trio (recorded at the CBC Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto):
Dedication: For Julie Nesrallah and the Gryphon Trio, and for all of our Immortals Beloved
Interview: Wright-Nesrallah Immortal Beloved – Fassinate 2013 (pp 8-9)
Premiere performance: July 27, 2012, Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival (mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah, and the Gryphon Trio – Annalee Patipatanakoon, Roman Borys, Jamie Parker).
Other noteworthy performances: Briefe an die unsterbliche Geliebte has been performed on four continents, including performancs by Julie Nesrallah and the New World Trio, Escola de Música e Artes Cênicas, Goiania, Brazil (November 1, 2013); Julie Nesrallah and the Gryphon Trio, Koerner Hall, University of Toronto (September 29th, 2014); Zhao Shuguang (baritone) and Wang Tianyang (piano), Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China (July 6, 2016); Baritone David John Pike (Luxembourg,, pianist Maxim Bernard, NACO violinist, cellist Tim McCoy, “Immortal Beloved” (Ottawa Choral Society Series), March 24, 2017.  Baritone David John Pike, pianist David Briggs, violinist José Pereira, cellist Miguel Fernandes, recorded live at Igreja da Lapa, Porto/Oporto, Portugal (July 15, 2017), posted on Youtube at Elyse Hunter (mezzo-soprano, (,  7:00 pm, Sunday, November 12, 2017, Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church, Detroit, Michigan.
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Quilled Sonnet (Toronto, Frederick Harris Music Co., 2019) – Soprano, piano
From a cycle of three “Odes to Music” for high soprano with piano accompaniment, written in collaboration with Canadian author Stephen Michael Berzensky.

To Young Canadians (Vancouver: Cypress Music, 2013) – choir with piano and string orchestra accompaniment (also available for SATB/piano, SAB/piano and SSA/piano, and in an arrangement for full orchestra and choir) and - Page 1
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Dedication: “In memory of the life and legacy of Jack Layton.  For The Leading Note Foundation and their Orkidstra and Kidsingers programs”
Premiere performance: On September 29, 2012, the Honorable Olivia Chow was presented with an Ottawa Peace Award, posthumously, for Jack Layton, her late husband.  “To Young Canadians” was written for the occasion at the request of the Leading Note Foundation, as a tribute to Layton, whose message it aims to spread through the universal language of music.   Its text is a lyrical adaptation of excerpts from the “Letter to Canadians” that Layton penned two days prior to this death on August 22, 2011.  It was first performed by instrumentalists and choristers from The Leading Note Foundation’s OrKidstra and Kidsingers programs, the Brookfield High School Choir, the Ottawa Childrens Choir, the Cantiamo Choir, directed by Jackie Hawley, Margaret Tobolowska and Jeannie Hunter.
Other noteworthy performances:  “To Young Canadians” was also featured CBC National’s “Music Monday” broadcast (Monday, May 5, 2014), and at a “Canada Day” performance by 350 singers from across Canada (the “Unisong” Choir), accompanied by Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, on July 1st 2014, National Arts Centre, Ottawa.

How Brightly Beams the Morning Star! (Vancouver: Cypress Music, 2019).  For SSA(A) or SATB choir with piano or organ accompaniment. Dedication: “For the Amadeus Choir of Toronto, in celebration of its 45th anniversary, and of Lydia Adams’ 35 years of inspirational choral leadership”

Canada Is
I. “This Country in My Heart”
II.”I Lace Up My Skates”
III. “Canada Is”
Commissioned in celebration of the Sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation for “Listen Up!” 2017, in collaboration with the Gryphon Trio, the Ottawa Chamber Music Society, Chamber Factory, the Cantiamo Girls Choir of Ottawa, and the students, faculty, staff and choirs of Adrienne Clarkson Elementary School, Barrhaven.

Sleep Softly, Spirit of Earth, on poetry by Al Purdy (1918-2000). Commissioned by the Command Performance Choir of Prince Edward County, the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers, and their directors, Moira Nikander-Forrester and Greg Garrett (CPC), and Linda Crawford (GJS)

A Gallery of Song: Spirit of the Land (Ottawa, Songwright Music, 2002) – SSAA
I. Tangled Garden (J.E.H. McDonald); II. Untitled (Franklin Carmichael); III. Mill Houses (A.J. Casson); V. Summer Day (A.Y. Jackson); VI. Bright Land (Arthur Lismer); VII. Scorned as Timber, Beloved of the Sky (Emily Carr); VIII Moonlight at Lynn (Frederic Varley); IX. Snow (Lawren Harris)
Commissioned by: Bill and Jean Teron, and the Kanata Children’s ChorusPoster 2015 - Gallery of Song
Decription: This nine-movement work (settings of youth poetry inspired by the works of the Group of Seven) was premiered at the McMichael Gallery (Group of Seven collection), Kleinburg (Toronto), Ontario, in the Spring of 2003. Fully choreographed performances were given at the National Gallery of Canada on June 24, 2007, and at the National Arts Centre Theatre on June 7th, 2014.   See Nick Ward’s article/interview are
Interview:Musica Classica,” June 4th, 2014), featuring 5 musical excerpts, can be heard at  MUSICA CLASSICA – JUNE 4 PART 2 and MUSICA CLASSICA – JUNE 4 PART 1.
Other noteworthy performances: The U.S. premiere performance of “A Gallery of Song” was given by Luke McEndarfer and the National Children’s Chorus (USA) at the Los Angeles Broad Stage Theatre on Friday, March 21, 2014.  “The NCC was honored to perform and premiere this beautiful music,” maestro McEndarfer wrote. “Lyrical, nostalgic, adventurous and heartfelt, the piece takes performers and audience members on a vivid Canadian journey, immediately forming an emotional bond among everyone in the room, while dutifully mirroring the Group of Seven’s inspired images with sound. Our students loved every moment of preparing the piece, which was received at Santa Monica’s Broad Stage with great acclaim!”
Founder’s Fanfare (Ottawa: Songwright Music, 2014) – Brass Ensemble (Tpt, FH, Tb, Tba) and Piano Trio
Commissioned by: Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival for the gala celebration of its 20th Anniversary Season, July 30th, 2014 (Dominion-Chalmers)
Dedication: “for the National Youth Orchestra Brass and the Gryphon Trio in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival”

Three Canadian Landscapes (Toronto, Leslie Music, 2004) – both SSAA and SATB arrs.
I. Tangled Garden (J.E.H. McDonald); II. Bright Land (Arthur Lismer); III. Snow (Lawren Harris)

After Sylvia (Toronto, Leslie Music, 2013) - A Musical

I Am! (Ottawa, Songwright Music, 2012) – Mezzo-soprano, Bass Cl, flute, piano

The Arrow and the Song (Ottawa, Songwright Music, 2012) – SSAA

Ut Queant Laxis (Ottawa, Songwright Music, 2011) – SATB

La Espero (Vancouver, Rhythmic Trident Music, 2015) – SSAA

December (Vancouver, Rhythmic Trident Music, 2008) – SSAA

O Give Thanks (Victoria, Fairbank Music, 2008) – SATB

O Sacrum Convivium (Ottawa, Songwright Music, 2006) – SATB

Sing Unto the Lord (Toronto, Leslie Music, 2005) – SATB

Let All the World in Every Corner Sing (Toronto, Leslie Music, 2005) – SATB

If I Were the Moon (Toronto, Leslie Music, 2004) – SSAA

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Ottawa, Songwright Music, 2004) – SSAA

Peace I Leave With You (Ottawa, Songwright Music, 2003) – available in solo, SSA and SATB arrs.

Let All Our Voices Raise (Toronto, Leslie Music, 2002) – SATB

Prayer of John Donne (Ottawa, Songwright Music, 2002) – SATB

Pie Jesu (Toronto, Leslie Music, 2002) – SATB

The Language of Flowers (Ottawa, Songwright Music, 1998) – SSAA
A seven-movement choral work, commissioned by the SOCAN Foundation’s “Composer Residency” Program and premièred in conjunction with a workshop titled“Wright for Spring: A Choral Workshop with James Wright” (May 2, 2000)

Love One Another (Miami, Warner-Chappell Music, 1997) – SATB

Ring the Bells in Jubilee (Miami, Warner-Chappell Music, 1995) – SATB

Jesous Ahatonhia (Miami, Warner-Chappell Music, 1995) – SATB

Shepherd’s Nowell (Miami, Warner-Chappell Music, 1995) – SATB

See also Warner Music Canada, Leslie Music Supply, Fairbank Music, Rhythmic Trident Music Publishing and Cypress Music (