Pages of Solitary Delights by Donald Steven for medium voice Dur: 11′
Text: F.R. Scott
This was commissioned by the McGill (University) Symphony Orchestra for contralto Maureen Forrester to perform and record. It tied for the first place JUNO award (with Malcolm Forsyth’s Atayoskewin, which we also have published) the first time the category for Best Classical Composition was awarded. This is a delightful piece and you can hear Ms. Forrester perform it with the McGill Symphony Orchestra on YouTube. Unfortunately, this work has been forgotten and unjustly ignored. Counterpoint has had a piano reduction created of this work which previously only existed with chamber orchestra accompaniment.