Composition

(pieces by Jim Hiscott capitalized):

Dec. 16/15- IQALUIT RIVER for flute (C + bass), clarinet, violin, viola, cello, bass and percussion; premiered by Derek Charke, Micah Heilbrunn, Karl Stobbe, Elise Lavallée, Leana Rutt, Meredith Johnson, and Victoria Sparks, cond. Julian Pellicano. Winnipeg Art Gallery, Wpg. (*)

Nov. 14/15- QUINTET FOR ZHENG AND STRING QUARTET, premiered by Geling Jiang and the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra string quartet. VICO concert, Pyatt Hall, Vancouver.

Mar. 3/14- AL PARADISO for SATB choir, bass clarinet and violin (2013) premiered by Canzona, Lori Freedman and Karl Stobbe, cond. Henry Engbrecht; Crescent Fort Rouge United Ch., Wpg.  Written with a grant from the Manitoba Arts Council.

Jan. 8/14- FAR HEAVENS for chromatic dizi and string orchestra (2011) premiered by Xiao Nan Wang and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, cond. Judith Yan; Westminster United Church, Wpg. Written as part of a Major Arts Grant from the Manitoba Arts Council.

May 16/13- CAÑA for Latin band, string trio and button accordion (2012) premiered by Papa Mambo Band, Mary Lawton, Elise Lavallée, Emma Quackenbush and Jim Hiscott, cond. Rodrigo Muñoz; Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, U of W, Winnipeg.

Jan. 29/13- CANTU for orchestra (2011) premiered by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, cond. Alexander Mickelthwate, Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg.  Written as part of a Major Arts Grant from the Manitoba Arts Council.

Mar. 10/12- PATER NOSTER for SATB choir (2011) premiered by Camerata Nova at Église du Precieux Sang, St. Boniface, Manitoba.  Written as part of a Major Arts Grant (2010/11) from the Manitoba Arts Council.

Jan. 31/12- AFTER SORROW for string trio (2001) premiered by Karl Stobbe, Elise Lavalléeand Emma Quackenbush; at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.  Commissioned by the Eden Trio with a grant from the Manitoba Arts Council.

Sept. 1/10- TANGLE for oboe, percussion and double bass (2010) premiered by Caitlin Broms-Jacobs, Ben Reimer, and Meredith Johnson; at the Winnipeg Art Gallery; GroundSwell Series.  Repeat Pfce. Jan. 28/2011 at the Kick-Off to the WSO New Music Festival, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg.

13 March/10- MOON LIGHT for violin and piano (1997) premiered by Duo Diorama– MingHuan Xu and Winston Choi, Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg; GroundSwell Series.  Commissioned by the Sitarski/Stafford Duo with a grant from the Manitoba Arts Council.

16 Feb./10- THE SONG OF THE STARS (version for soprano, string orchestra and guitar) (2009) premiered by Maria-Luz Alvarez, soprano, with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra and guitarist Rodrigo Muñoz, cond. Scott Yoo. Westminster United Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Commissioned by the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra with a grant from the Manitoba Arts Council.

– May 19/09- THE SONG OF THE STARS (version for soprano, string quintet and guitar)(2009) premiered by Maria-Luz Alvarez, members of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra and Rodrigo Muñoz, guitar; at the R. D. Parker Letkemann Theatre, Thompson, Manitoba.  Commissioned by the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra with a grant from the Manitoba Arts Council.

May 12/09- I SPOKE TO NO ONE for large chamber ensemble (2009) premiered by the  GroundSwell Chamber Ensemble conducted by Earl Stafford; at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Feb. 19/09- SPIRAL for two violas (2003) premiered by Daniel Scholz and Michael Scholz; in the Carol Shields Auditorium, Millenium Library, Winnipeg, in the Skywalk Series.  Repeat performance by Daniel Scholz and Michael Scholz May 2/11 in the Prairie Scene Festival, National Arts Centre Fourth Stage, Ottawa.  Commissioned by Daniel Scholz with a grant from the Manitoba Arts Council.

Aug. 2/08- AMADOR (Tango) (button accordion [G/C], violin, viola, cello and piano) (2008) premiered by Jim Hiscott, Joyce Lai, Daniel Scholz, Yuri Hooker, and Daniel Tselyakov; at the Onanole Community Centre, Onanole, Manitoba. Commissioned by the Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival with a grant from the Manitoba Arts Council.

May 20/08-WOLF DREAMS (WITH KOLOMAYKA) for chamber ensemble (2008) premiered by GroundSwell Ensemble, cond. Alain Trudel; at Westminster United Church, Winnipeg. Written with a grant from the Manitoba Arts Council.

Feb. 25/08- SHADOW PLAY for flute and tabla premiered by Laurel Ridd and Shawn   Mativetsky, at Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall, the University of Winnipeg, in the GroundSwell Series. Commissioned by Shawn Mativetsky with a grant from the Manitoba Arts Council.

Sep. 15/07- MANIMASII AURA for solo button accordion and chamber ensemble premiered by Simeonie Keenainak and the CBC Radio Orchestra, cond. Alain Trudel; in the 2007 CBC True North concert, at the Anglican Parish Hall, Iqaluit, Nunavut.  Commissioned by the CBC.

July 23, 2007- BEATING HEART: a double concerto for violin, button accordion and chamber orchestra; premiered by Atis Bankas (violin), Jim Hiscott (button accordion) and the Orchestra of St. Mark’s, conducted by Daniel Swift, at the opening Gala of the Niagara International Chamber Music Festival, in St. Mark’s Church, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.  Also performed un the same festival, STRING QUARTET NO. 1, by the Gould Quartet.

June 3/07- MAGIC PHOENIX (Balinese gender wayang quartet, keyboard/sampler) premiered by Maja Gender (Ann Hepper, Michael O’Neill, Andrea Ratuski and Jim Hiscott) and Cheryl Pauls, at Crescent-Fort Rouge United Church, in the GroundSwell Series.

May 12/07- RIVER OF LIGHT (woodwind quintet, button accordion, contrabass) premiered by the Orpheus Winds, Jim Hiscott, and Eric Hansen, at the Deseret Festival, Provo, Utah, along with performances of GUATEMALA, HEART OF STARS, LIFE IN PARADISE, WORLD DANCES and ROMANTIC NIGHTS.

Nov. 26/06- IN MEMORIAM WALTER KLYMKIW (SATB choir, soloists, solo violin) premiered  by the Oleksandr Koshetz Choir, Irena Welhasch, Kirstin Schellenberg, John Martens, Theodore Baerg, and violinist Gwen Hoebig, cond. Laurence Ewashko; at Jubilee Place, Winnipeg.

Feb. 11/06- NORTH WIND for dizi (Chinese bamboo flute) and orchestra premiered by Xiao-Nan Wang, dizi, with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, cond. Andrey Boreyko; at the Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg.

Feb. 4,5/06- THE SUN AND THE MOON for flute and cello premiered by Susan Hoeppner and Shauna Rolston at Brandon University and the Winnipeg Art Gallery, respectively.

Jan. 20-Feb.5/05- RIVER MUSIC for solo guitar, premiered by Daniel Bolshoy, on a Prairie Debut tour of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.

Nov. 24/04- SPIRIT REEL in version for dizi (Chinese bamboo flute) and button accordion, premiered by Xiao-Nan Wang and Jim Hiscott, at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Oct. 3/04- STRING QUARTET #2 from CBC Records CD “Blue Ocean” nominated in the Western Canadian Music Awards, in the category of “Outstanding Classical Composition”.

Jan. 30/04– TROPICS for orchestra premiered by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, cond. Michelle Mourre; at the Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg.

Jan. 30/04– DANCING ON WINGS OF FIRE for button accordion and orchestra performed by Jim Hiscott with the New Orchestra of Kitchener-Waterloo, cond. Glenn Buhr; also, an excerpt from SPIRIT REEL for violin and button accordion, performed by Stephen Sitarski and Jim Hiscott; in the Rotunda of the City Hall, Kitchener.

Jan. 27/04– CBC Records CD “Blue Ocean: Music of Jim Hiscott” released, featuring recordings of BLUE OCEAN, STRING QUARTET #1, SWIRL, STRING QUARTET #2, and WAVES OF PASSION.

Oct. 8/03– CONCERTO FOR CELLO AND STRINGS premiered by Paul Marleyn and The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, cond. Roy Goodman; at Westminster United Church, Winnipeg.

Mar. 29/03– NIGHT STREETS for jazz big band, premiered by the Ron Paley Big Band, cond. Ron Paley, at the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, Winnipeg.

Mar. 22/03– ROMANTIC NIGHTS for viola and two percussionists, performed by Arthur Klima, viola, and percussionists Donald Miller and Andrew Pongrasz at Cleveland State University, Ohio.

Jan. 26/03– THE SHIELD OF ST. PATRICK for soprano, violin, viola, cello, and contrabass, performed by Valdine Anderson, Gwen Hoebig, Daniel Scholz, Arkadiusz Tesarczyk, and Moragh Parks at Centennial Concert Hall, winnipeg, as part of the 2003 WSO New Music Festival. The concert was co-presented by CBC’s Two New Hours, and broadcast live-to-air across Canada.

Nov. 17/02– WORLD DANCES for violin, piano and button accordion, premiered by Gwen Hoebig, David Moroz, and Jim Hiscott; at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Oct. 16, 17/02– DANCING WAVES for string orchestra premiered by the Brandon Chamber Players, cond. T. Patrick Carrabre; Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba.

Aug. 3,5/02– STRING QUARTETs #1 and #2 performed by the Molinari Quartet at Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal, and at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, Ottawa.

Mar. 26/02– TREE OF LIFE for Balinese Gender Wayang Quartet, premiered by Maja Gender quartet at Crescent-Fort Rouge United Church, Winnipeg. Repeated on five-concert tour of Manitoba and British Columbia, Nov./02.

Feb. 5/02– RHYTHM OF SPRING for orchestra, premiered by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, cond. Andrey Boreyko, at the WSO New Music Festival.

Apr. 3/01– WAVES OF PASSION, Tango for cello, button accordion, piano, and contrabass, premiered in the Agassiz Series, Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall, Winnipeg.

Feb. 6/01– PILGRIMAGE for orchestra, premiered by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, cond. Grzegorz Nowak; Winspear Centre, Edmonton.

Jan. 14/01– DANCING ON WINGS OF FIRE, performed by Jim Hiscott with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, cond. Marco Parisotto; Place des Arts, Montreal. Also Oct. 27/02, with the Niagara Symphony, cond. Daniel Swift, as part of a SOCAN residency.

Mar. 12/00– SWIRL for solo cello, premiered on video by Yuri Hooker, in “Connecting at an Unknown Rate” by visual artist Cecile Clayton Gouthro; at Gallery 1.1.1, University of Manitoba. Concert premiere by Paul Marleyn, Jan. 31/01, at Eva Clare Hall, Univ. of Manitoba.

Feb. 22/00– THE SICKLE CHARIOT for choir and strings, premiered by the University of Manitoba Singers and chamber orchestra, cond. Henry Engbrecht; the Manitoba Legislature.

Oct. 5/99- THE RESTLESS WIND for chamber orchestra, premiered by The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, cond. Simon Streatfeild; Westminster United Church, Winnipeg.

Feb. 3/99- MAYA for two oboes, string quartet, and Balinese gender wayang quartet, premiered at the Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, as part of the WSO New Music Festival.

Aug. 7/98- YOU SHOULD NOT MOURN, premiered by The Hilliard Ensemble; Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Cambridge, England, in the Hilliard Summer Festival. Repeat pfces in Japan, Jan./00; Tashkent, Apr./00, Los Angeles, Jan./01; Bonn, May/01; Vienna, Mar. 16/02; Winnipeg, Mar. 9/05.

Jan. 23/96- TEMPLE STEPS for orchestra, premiered by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, cond. Glenn Buhr; WSO New Music Fest., Winnipeg. Repeated Apr. 10,11,12/97 by the WSO, cond. Bramwell Tovey. Pfce Dec. 4/99, the New Hamilton Orchestra, cond. Grzegorz Nowak.

Oct. 15/95- THE SHIELD OF ST. PATRICK for mezzo-soprano and four strings, premiered by Karen Jensen, Gwen Hoebig, Daniel Scholz, Arkadiusz Tesarczyk, and Zdzislaw Prochownik, cond. Earl Stafford, at Crossways, Winnipeg. Pfce. Jan. 26/03, WSO New Music Festival, by Valdine Anderson (new version for soprano).

May 8/94- ROMANTIC NIGHTS for viola and two percussion, premiered by Rivka Golani and members of the Hammerhead Consort, at the Edmonton New Music Festival, Edmonton, Alberta.

Apr. 8-13/94- Visiting Composer at The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Pfces of SPIRIT REEL and RIVERS OF BRONZE for Balinese gender quartet and four bagpipe chanters.

Mar. 26/94- STRING QUARTET #1, premiered by the St. Lawrence String Quartet; Crescent-Fort Rouge Church, Winnipeg.

Jan. 23/92- DANCING ON WINGS OF FIRE premiered by Jim Hiscott, button accordion, and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bramwell Tovey, at the WSO New Music Fest., Winnipeg. Repeated Nov. 4,5/94 by WSO, Tovey, and Hiscott, in the orchestra’s main season.

Sept. 5/91- SPIRIT REEL, LESOTHO, and BLUE OCEAN, perfmd. by Moshe Hammer, Lori Freedman, Jim Hiscott, Chris Sharpe, and Guy Few, at “The Big Squeeze” Festival, Toronto.

Apr. 8/90- BLUE OCEAN, premiered by Lori Freedman, Jim Hiscott, Susan Round, and Arly Thompson at a Vancouver New Music Society concert, Vancouver. Many subsequent performances across Canada, including in the WSO New Music Festival, Jan. 26/01.

Apr. 5/87- SPIRIT REEL, performed by Sidney Humphries, violin, and Jim Hiscott, button accordion, in the Vancouver New Music Society series. Also July 13/90, by Victor Schultz and Jim Hiscott on the Main Stage of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival.

Oct. 18/86- PLANES for orchestra premiered by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, cond. Kazuhiro Koizumi. Masterworks Series, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

May 18/79- RAINS OF SAILENDRA, commissioned by the Canadian Federation of University Women as part of its Creative Arts Award, premiered by Arraymusic; Heliconian Hall, Toronto.