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The Gallery Music

The Music

The music of the nine choral vignettes represent a wide variety of musical styles, ranging from lyric tonal melodies to the syncopated energy of jazz.

Dr. James Wright captured the atmosphere of each painting in his compositions, highlighting their uniqueness by uniting the poetry with distinct soundscapes.

Originally commissioned by the Kanata Children’s Chorus, the music is scored for treble voices with piano.

In below videos, Dr. Wright shares his thoughts on each piece.

Tangled Garden
J.E.H. MacDonald
Franklin Carmichael
Mill Houses
A.J. Casson
Summer Day
Tom Thomson
Bright Land
Arthur Lismer
Storm, Georgian Bay
A.Y. Jackson
Scorned as Timber, Beloved of the Sky
Emily Carr
Moonlight at Lynn
F.H. Varley
Lawren Harris