John Oliver, composer

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World Premiere of "World Enigma 1" - PEP

The Piano and Erhu Project (PEP) is performing an evening concert to celebrate the release of their second CD of Canadian music commissioned especially for them.

PEP Vol. 2 CD Release Concert
Friday January 30, 8 pm
Roy Barnet Recital Hall,
UBC

Raven Steals the Light orchestral score revised

I finished revising my orchestral score Raven Steals the Light. Having run across the score I used for the first performance in 1999 and another performance in 2005, I realized there were some clear improvements that I could make to a few sections, and so voilà, there is a clean new score. In addition, I always thought that if the story were told as part of the performance – somewhat like Peter and the Wolf – that the audience experience would be enhanced. And so now there is a narrator part to tell the story.

You can hear an excerpt below from the end of the piece (where the eagle chases the raven to the horizon) from the original award-winning recording which is published by Centrediscs.
(Any problems seeing the excerpt? Click here to go listen on soundcloud.)