Jana Skarecky

Vocal Music

THE PATH BEFORE ME (2020) [25']

Text: Jana Skarecky
Instr.: Soprano & piano 
(Premiere: Nov 11, 2020, Clarisse Tonigussi, soprano & Narmina Afandiyeva, piano) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpjTIZyx04I&t=6s

THE LIGHTNING FLASH ENDURES (2016) [16'30"]

Text: Di Brandt
Instr.: Tenor, cello, & percussion
(Premiere: Nov 11, 2017, Toronto: Brandon Leis, baritone; Brennan Connolly, percussion; Ben Bolt-Martin, cello)

MOLLY'S VEIL (opera scene) (2012) [7'30"]

Text: Sharon Bajer
Instr.: Soprano, mezzo-soprano & piano 
(composed as part of Tapestry Opera 2011 Composer/Librettist Laboratory)

PERFECT NIGHT (opera scene) (2011) [4'00"]

Text: Nick Carpenter
Instr.: Mezzo-soprano, tenor & piano 
(composed as part of Tapestry Opera 2011 Composer/Librettist Laboratory)

THE LAST LULLABY (opera scene) (2011) [6'00"]

Text: Anusree Roy
Instr.: Soprano, baritone & piano 
(composed as part of Tapestry Opera 2011 Composer/Librettist Laboratory)

THE DEFINING MOMENT (opera scene) (2011) [3'30"]

Text: Norman Yeung
Instr.: Soprano, baritone & piano 
(composed as part of Tapestry Opera 2011 Composer/Librettist Laboratory)

YES (opera scene) (2011) [5'30"]

Text: Sheldon Rosen
Instr.: Mezzo-soprano, tenor, 2 baritones & piano 
(composed as part of Tapestry Opera 2011 Composer/Librettist Laboratory)

LET THE WINDS OF THE HEAVENS (2009) [3'25"]

Text: from K. Ghibran
Instr.: Soprano (or mezzo-soprano) & piano 

EMILY, THE WAY YOU ARE (2008)
[one-woman opera, ca. 50']

Libretto: Di Brandt
Instr.: mezzo-soprano & piano OR
mezzo-soprano, piano & percussion OR
mezzo-soprano, oboe, piano, & percussion OR
mezzo-sop
rano, oboe, French horn, viola, cello, piano & percussion
Premiered by mezzo-soprano Ramona Carmelly & the Talisker Players conducted by Gary Kulesha, April 20, 2008 at the McMichael Gallery, Kleinburg, ON
 [Video excerpts]

LOVE FOR THE EARTH (2005) [2']

Text: Jana Skarecky
Instr: soprano & baritone

THE BEGINNING OF THE WIND (2004) [3 songs, 10'45"']

Text: Viggo Mortensen
Instr: baritone & piano

PLANET EARTH (2002) [10'30"]

Text: P. K. Page
Instr: Soprano & piano OR
Mezzo-soprano & piano
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thG3ylOGTYM

GREEN AND GOLD (2001) [3 songs, 15']

Text: P. K. Page
Instr: Soprano & piano
Commissioned by the Wider Boundaries of Daring Poetry Conference, Windsor

LULLABIES II (1993-95) [15'30"]

Text: various authors
Instr: voice a cappella (8 solo, 2 duet)

THE LIVING WIND (1990) [14’]

Text: Jana Skarecky
Instr.: mezzo-soprano, flute, ‘cello, harp

LULLABIES (1988) [18’]

Texts: poems by I.Tupaj, Adam Bittleston, Isabel Wyatt, Vally Weigl, William Blake, Jana Skarecky, & anon.
Instr.: voice a cappella (5 solo, 3 m/f duet)

DAYSPRING (1987) [3 songs, 10’]

Text: Margaret Avison
Instr.: mezzo-soprano & piano

ARISE MY LOVE (1982) [3’]

Text: Song of Solomon 2:10-13 (RSV)
Instr.: Soprano solo, piccolo trumpet, organ

ET INCARNATUS EST (1981)
[5 songs, 22’]

Texts: I. Gracia Fay Ellwood II. Thomas John Carlisle III. Matthew Brown IV. Josiah Bancroft  V. Phil Silva
Instr.: baritone solo, French horn, piano 
OR low voice, French horn, piano

BETHLEHEM LULLABY (1980) [3’]

Text: Isabel Wyatt
Instr.: soprano solo (or unison choir), piano