LIAM RITZ

COMPOSER . CONDUCTOR . COPYIST

COMPOSITIONS


- For requests of performance materials, contact Liam Ritz (liam.ritz@gmail.com) -

LARGE ENSEMBLE

LIGHT FRAGMENTS (2018) 

for baritone and chamber orchestra [2(2=picc)211 . 2110 . 2perc . pno . strings] 

text: excerpts from Light Light, by Julie Joosten

Duration: 17'

Premiered: April 22, 2018 @ Church of the Holy Trinity, Toronto ON  

Liam Ritz (conductor), Korin Thomas-Smith (baritone)

(PDF)

PRIMA ZOMBIE: The Diva that just wouldn't stay Dead - scene iv (2017)

Opera for voices, chorus, and chamber orchestra (collaborative project)

Libretto: Michael Albano

Duration: 15'

Premiered: February 24, 2017 @ MacMillan Theatre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (as part of the 2017 University of Toronto New Music Festival)

Michael Albano (director), Sandra Horst (conductor), with University of Toronto Opera Division

(PDF)

ASCENSION AND CASCADES (2016)

for percussion and string orchestra

Duration: 10'

Premiered: July 27, 2016 @ Trinity St. Paul, Toronto, ON (as part of the 2016 Canadian Contemporary Music Workshop)

William Rowson (conductor), Michael Murphy (percussionist), Sneek Peek Orchestra

LEGACY (2014)

for orchestra [3(picc, 1, 2)222 . 4331 . timp+3 . harp . strings]

Duration: 5'

Premiered: June 15, 2014 @ Great Hall: Hamilton Place, Hamilton, ON (commission for the Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra's 50th anniversary)

Colin Clark (conductor), Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

PRAIRIE SKETCHES (2013)

for wind ensemble

Duration: 5'

Premiered: March 23, 2014 @ McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Liam Ritz (conductor), Westmount S.S. Wind Orchestra


CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

COLOUR PALETTE #1: images of Gros Morne (2018)

for string quartet

Duration: 13'

Premiered: April 22, 2018 @ Church of the Holy Trinity, Toronto ON

Nelson Moneo (violin), Matthias McIntire (violin), Clara Nguyen-Tran (viola), Deborchna Zubek (cello)

(PDF)

SHOCK-BREAKOUT (2017)

for flute, violin, cello, percussion, and piano

Duration: 5'

Premiered: August 10, 2017 @ Orford Music Festival, Orford, QC (as part of the 2017 Orford Academy Creation Workshop)

Veronique Lacroix (conductor), Orford Contemporary Music Ensemble

(PDF)

LIGHT FRAGMENTS (2017) 

for baritone, flute, violin, horn, percussion, and piano

text: excerpts from Light Light, by Julie Joosten

Duration: 14'

Premiered: May 28, 2017 @ St. John the Evangelist, Hamilton, ON (as part of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra's 2017 What Next Festival)

Paul Widner (conductor), Jeremy Ludwig (baritone), Leslie Newman (flute), Lance Ouellette (violin), Neil Spaulding (horn), Stefan Kitai (percussion), Shoshana Telner (piano)

SEQUENCES (2017)

for string quartet

Duration: 6'

Premiered: April 12, 2017 @ Temerty Theatre, Royal Conservatory or Music, Toronto, ON 

Gloria Yip (violin), Hua Chu Huang (violin), Madlen Breckbill (viola), Kevin Bandel (cello)

QUARTET (2016)

for viola, cello, contrabass, and piano

Duration: 8'

Premiered: June 1, 2016 @ Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre, Halifax, NS (as part of the 2016 Scotia Festival of Music)

Carolyn Farnand (viola), Susana Tascon (cello), Joshua Bullen (contrabass), Chloe Weston (piano)

OBSERVATIONS OF DR. MILDRED PARTEN (2015)

for flute and marimba

Duration: 10'

Premiered: November 24, 2015 @ Walter Hall, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Kathy Hao (flute), Michael Murphy (percussion)

3 MINIATURES (2015)

for two violas

Duration: 7'

Premiered: October 20, 2015 @ Walter Hall, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Carolyn Farnand (viola), Clara Nguyen-Tran (viola)

SYNCHRONIZATIONS (2014)

for harp and percussion

Duration: 8'

Premiered: September 26, 2014 @ Walter Hall, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (as part of the 2014 Canadian Contemporary Music Workshop)

Sanya Eng (harp), Ryan Scott (percussion)

HAMILTON IMAGES (2012)

for flute, clarinet, and bassoon

Duration: 8'

Premiered: April 12, 2013 @ CBC Hamilton, Hamilton, ON (as part of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra's 2013 What Next Festival)

Leslie Newman (flute), Stephen Pierre (clarinet), Eric Hall (bassoon)


solo 

Aka-Tombo (2018)

for solo violin

Duration: 6'

Premiered: November 6, 2018 @ Certosa di San Martino, Naples, Italy

Etsuko Kimura (violin)

DREI KLAVIERSTÜCKE (2018)

for solo piano

Duration: 10'

Premiered: April 22, 2018 @ Church of the Holy Trinity, Toronto ON

Leon Bernsdorf (piano)

(PDF)

MINIATURE (2017)

for solo violin

Duration: 2'

Premiered: August 9, 2017 @ Orford Music Festival, Orford, QC (as part of the 2017 Orford Academy Creation Workshop)

Melanie Riordan (violin)

PARTITA IN FLUX (2017)

for solo oboe

Duration: 6'

written for Meredith Liu

(PDF)

PIANO SKETCHES (2016)

for solo piano

Duration: 2'

Premiered: June 3, 2016 @ Dalhousie Arts Centre, Halifax, NS (as part of the 2016 Scotia Festival of Music)

Chloe Weston (piano)

SONATA (2016)

for solo marimba

Duration: 8'

Premiered: March 15, 2016 @ Walter Hall, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Jonathan Smith (percussion)


 

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