Partly true, mostly fiction
for small orchestra (2002)

Composition Date: 2002
Revision Date: 2003
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 1 x Oboe
  • 1 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Bassoon
  • 1 x Horn
  • 1 x Other percussion
  • 2 x Violin
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Violoncello
  • 1 x Double bass
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Chamber orch.
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Programme Note:
Commissioned by maestro Geoffrey Moull for the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, Partly True, Mostly Fiction features a mixture of styles, from an eclectic contemporary one to that of the Baroque period, as a tribute to J.S. Bach. In fact, there are a number of modified excerpts from the music of the great master that find their way into the fabric of this modern composition, which are subsequently dissolved into, interrupted by or combined with original material. Scored for a small wind section, strings and percussion, Partly True, Mostly Fiction represents the composer's attempt to merge the old style with the new, and the secure with the experimental. The work was premiered January 28, 2003 by the TBSO conducted by Geoffrey Moull.

Premiere Information:
January 28th, 2003, Hilldale Lutheran Church, Thunder Bay; Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra; Geoffrey Moull, conductor.


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1200 C261par 2003
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • September 15, 2005
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (ii, 52 p.) ; 28 cm.
    54 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 52
    11 parts ((52) p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For small orchestra.

    Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Bb Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn (single winds) Percussion (one player), Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello, Contrabass.

    Photocopy; master of score in CMC Toronto.
    I. Reinvention -- II. Impulse
    Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra
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