This was a personal
commission from Gordon Gordey, who
was completing his master's degree in directing in the Drama Department of
the University of Alberta. For his final project, he was to direct a play.
He chose "Macbett", Ionesco's surrealistic take on Shakespeare, and it received
The play calls for a variety of music, including
"ridiculously lavish fanfares". With limited resources, ie. piano, trumpet,
horn and percussion, I made fanfares that were too long, that modulated
unexpectedly, etc. I also wrote a Renaissance-sounding dance and a smooth
jazzy piece to accompany one of the witches doing a strip-tease. I enjoyed
this project. The score exists only in hand-copied manuscript.