A Long time ago in the future

Mary Gardiner
Mary Gardiner
Composition Date: 1986
Revision Date: 1997
Duration: 00:10:00
Genre: Keyboard, Piano, One Keyboard, Two Hands


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
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Programme Note:

Mary Gardiner

A Long Time Ago In the Future, 1986/rev. 1997

Commissioned by: Mary Kenedi

Premiered by: Elaine Keillor, Ottawa, 1988

“The title is an Amerindian saying which confirms belief in the continuity of all things. In this composition, Gardiner also draws upon a Native-Canadian Dene Dogrib Prayer Song, recorded by (Elaine) Keillor during field work at Rae-Edzo in NWT in 1984. Women in indigenous cultures of Canada have participated in music-making and in creation since time immemorial and in part Gardiner through her composition and title comments that this is continuing today.”


  • Call Number:
  • MI 2110 G223Lo
  • Genre:
  • Keyboard, Piano, One Keyboard, Two Hands
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • November 10, 1997
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score ((20) p.) ;
    20 Pages
    Height: 32 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For piano.
    Ms (photocopy); master copy of score in CMC Toronto.
    Duration: 10:00
    Based on the Dene Dogrib Prayer Song.
    Indigenous Themes
    Contemporary Showcase
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