2021 Commissioned by The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra with the generous assistance of Walt and Irene DeBoni.
Premiere performance: September 2021, Slavko Popovic (clarinet) and Kathy Dorian (piano), Jack Singer Hall, Calgary (AB), Canada.


7-8 minutes


There are currently two versions:

  • Bb Clarinet and Piano
  • Alto Saxophone and Piano


This work was written as a gift to Paul Dornian to mark his retirement from the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) as their CEO. Paul was a tremendous supporter of contemporary music, especially those by Canadian composers, and mandated the need to commission and program as many living composers as possible. As CPO’s New Music Advisor, a role he created and I was appointed to in 2017, it was incredibly rewarding for me to collaborate with him and his team during those years. I have many fond memories of our creative discussions and the exciting projects we created together in an effort to introduce many of today’s exciting musical voices to our local audiences. Denouement represents the sentiments I felt as I reflected on our wonderful creative relationship.

The work was first presented by Slavko Popovic (Principal Clarinetist of the CPO) and Kathy Dornian (pianist)

Art Credit: Luc Leestemaker