Arcana Editions

Arcana Editions
227 Douro First Line
Douro-Dummer, Ontario KOL 2B0, Canada

The work of Canadian composer and author R. Murray Schafer covers a varied field: musical compositions in all forms, soundscape research, music education, essays on a variety of subjects, fiction and graphic work.

The aim of Arcana Editions is to present those works unobtainable through other sources as well as all Schafer's new works. The following catalogues (with prices) are available:
Music Dramas Chamber Music
Recordings Choral Music
Books Orchestral Works
PROGRAM NOTES (downloadable pdf file)
The main purpose of this work is to provide program notes for all my compositions, or, to be precise, all those I consider worthy of retention. Others not mentioned here have been withdrawn, and I do not wish them to be performed. I have not provided details here for the theatrical works in the Patria cycle, but have merely listed them in the order in which they were composed. They have been discussed in detail in the book Patria: The Complete Cycle (Coach House Books, Toronto, 2002).
The works are listed chronologically by the year in which they were composed or completed. An index will list the works alphabetically giving the number of each work for easy reference.
In an appendix, I will provide a list of errata in all published scores, at least those errors that performances have revealed to date.
I am frequently asked by performers and publicists to provide program notes to my works. Some works have notes in the scores, others do not. In this catalogue I shall say something about each work, so that the collection as a whole could be taken as an evolution of my thinking as a composer.
program notes (pdf file ~ 250kb).


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Arcana Editions

227 Douro First Line
Douro-Dummer Ontario
KOL 2B0, Canada
Telephone: (705)652-0446
Fax: (705)652-0683

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