Baritone vocal part from Once, on Shuswap Lake

3 minutes
Modern classical music

I first developed this idea for a composer's competition held at the Victoria Conservatory of Music in 1986. At that time, I (as soprano) was performing with two other women, Barbara Ebell (alto) and Elizabeth McPherson (piano) as the Notabelles. Now, I've expanded upon the original for two female voices, by adding a male voice plus an introductory verse for another performance group - Daniele Walker (mezzo), Stan Ridley (baritone) and Ruth Siemens (piano).

I dedicate this piece to my children, Alun, Jessica, Grant and Ian, all of whom over the years enjoyed summer days of simple living at the cabin on Shuswap Lake.

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