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Orchestral Commissions

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Bits of Beauty

New orchestrations and new "bits" composed for concert with Victoria Choral Society, for members of the

Victoria Symphony. (Nov. 9th, Farquhar Auditorium)


Just Keep Paddling LISTEN

Commissioned and premiered by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Conducted by Donald Runnicles, Director of Opera Deutsche Berlin. 



Symphony No. 3, "The Piper"

Premiered fall 2014 with Victoria Symphony, bagpiper, male chorus, and handbells. 


Stories from Klee Wyck

For Mezzo Soprano, String Quartet, and Orchestra
Premiered oct 2011 by Marion Newman, Emily Carr String Quartet, and Victoria Symphony


Bits of Beauty (7-12)
Six short works for orchestral strings. Recorded by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.


Symphony No. 2

Commissioned by Hugh Davidson for the Victoria Symphony


En Plein Air

Commissioned for and premiered by the Victoria Symphony


Inner Harbour Overture

For orchestra, ferry, and harbour sounds.Composed for and premiered by the Victoria Symphony

Scenes from Nootka (music/text)

40-minute concert-version of opera for orchestra with chorus and six soloists. 


Piano Concerto No. 1

Commissioned for and premiered by Stewart Goodyear and the Victoria Symphony


Bits of Beauty (1-6) LISTEN
Composed for stings, for the Victoria Symphony.
Recorded by Moscow Symphony Orchestra in 2011.


Mind Over Mountain

Commissioned and premiered by Victoria Symphony



Commissioned and premiered by Victoria Symphony


Symphony No.1 in Gm - The Coast Salish Symphony

Based on First Nations themes, commissioned by the Canadian Cultural Capitals program, premiered in Powell River BC with the Taipai University Orchestra


The Perfect Vase (music/text)

Commissioned by the Powell River Academy, premiered at Kathaumixw 2004 with the Victoria Symphony,
massed choirs, and soloists


Bits of Beauty #6, Moscow Symphony Orchestra

Film by Canadian filmmaker Gord More

Just Keep Paddling, commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Donald Runnicles, Roy Thompson Hall, Nov. 23, 2018

Tobin Stokes

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