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Barbara Croall
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LIST OF COMPOSITIONS BY BARBARA CROALL

SOLO WORKS

Nibi Nagamon (Water Song, 2014) for solo Traditional First Nations Cedar Flute 8’
Giiwedin (North Wind, 2013) for Bass Flute 8'
Disaa-weshiinhyag (Cicadas, 2013) for Shakers, Voice and CD 8’
Gichi Gamiing (Great Water, 2010-13) seven pieces for Piano Solo 21’
Bebaamaadizid (Traveller, 2010) for Clarinet Soloist and CD 21’
Mazhenaabikiniganiing Aagawong (Inscription Rock, 2008) for Piano Solo 8’
Song Improvisations (2004) for alternating Traditional First Nations Flutes8’
Reverse Polarity (1998) for Violin Solo 8’
Waaban (Eos/Dawn, 1995) for Vibraphone Solo 8’

VOCAL WORKS

Bigiiwe (She is Coming Home, 2007) a Theatrical Song Cycle for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano, with staging, choreography and lighting design 30’
Animikii-nagamon (Thunderbird Song, 2007) for Voice and Drum, original song and text in Ojibwe/Odawa by Barbara Croall 6’
Lullaby (2008) for Voice, Suspended Shells and Traditional Cedar Flute;
original song and text in Ojibwe/Odawa by Barbara Croall 7'

CHAMBER WORKS

Manidoog (Spirit Beings, 2011-13) storytelling-through-music in Anishinaabemowin, for Flautist (Piccolo/C Flute/Alto Flute/Bass Flute), Clarinetist (Recorders/E flat Clarinet/B flat Clarinet/A Clarinet/Bass Clarinet), and Pianist, with Anishinaabe performer (Speaker/Singer/Traditional First Nations Flutes and other Anishinaabeg instruments) and CD 38’
Agamiing (2010) duo for Anishinaabe Performer (Voice/Traditional First Nations Flutes/Hand Drum/Shakers/Turtle Rattle/Shell Chimes and other instruments) and Clarinetist (E flat Clarinet/B flat Clarinet/Bass Clarinet), and CD, with original songs and text in Ojibwe/Odawa by Barbara Croall 13’
Different Roads, Different Pathways (2010) duo for Hungarian Cimbalom and Accordian 13’
Calling From All Directions (2008) for Anishinaabe Performer (Traditional First Nations Flutes/Voice/Shakers/Rattle/Hand Drum/other instruments) and Trumpeter (various keyed Trumpets and Conch Shell) 8’
Falling Leaves, Fallen Leaves (2006) for First Nations Traditional Flutist/Musician, Flutist (Piccolo/C Flute/Alto Flute/Bass Flute), Clarinetist (Recorders/B flat Clarinet/A Clarinet/Bass Clarinet) and Percussionist 8’
If There Be Butterflies All Around (2004) for 2 Flautists (Piccolos/C Flutes/Alto Flute/Bass Flute), Clarinetist (E flat Clarinet/B flat Clarinet/A Clarinet/Bass Clarinet), Percussionist, Dulcimer Player, Harpist, Violinist, Violist and Cellist, with Anishinaabe Traditional Flutist 15’
Caribou Song
(2001) chamber version for 3 musicians – 2 Flautists (Piccolos/Recorders/C Flutes/Alto Flute/Bass Flute/Traditional Cedar Flutes) and Percussionist, with 2 First Nations Actors/Dancers; setting of the original story and text by Tomson Highway 20’
Calliope (2001) for 2 Flautists (Fl. I: Piccolo/C Flute; Fl. II: Piccolo/Alto Flute/Bass Flute), Clarinetist (Alto Recorder/Bass Clarinet), Percussionist (Tin Whistles in B flat, C and G/Vibraphone/Glockenspiel/Mbira) and Harp 7’
Niiboowagizi-bineshiinhyag nagamod (There are many small birds singing, 2001) duo for 2 Piccolos, based on Chickadee bird songs and calls 5’
Naawashkosiw (In the Middle of the Meadow, 1999) for 2 Flautists (Piccolos/C Flutes/Alto Flute/Bass Flute), Oboist, 2 Clarinetists (E flat Clarinet/B flat Clarinet/Bass Clarinet) and Bassoonist 12’
Revision (1998) a musical allegory, for Flautist (Piccolo/C Flute), Clarinetist (E flat Clarinet, B flat Clarinet/Bass Clarinet), Pianist and Percussionist 11’
Noodin (There is a Wind, 1999) duo for 2 C Flutes 6’
Echo (1996) trio for Violin, Cello and Piano 8’
Klang (1996) duo for Piano and Percussion 8’
A Long Night’s Journey Into Day (1995) for String Quartet 6’
Manitou (Spirit/Essence/Mystery, 1993-94) for C Flute and 2 Percussionists 13’

ORCHESTRAL WORKS

Wezowaad Anang (Shooting Star, 2012) Orchestral Theatre, for Large Symphony Orchestra and 3 First Nations Performers (1 Lead Actor/Dancer, 2 Actors/Singers/Musicians) 20'
Tree People (2011) and Seven (2011) Orchestral Dance Theatre, for Chamber Orchestra, 2 Aboriginal/First Nations Dancers, and 2 First Nations Performers/Singers 16'
Mijidwewinan (Messages, 2009) for Large Symphony Orchestra and Anishinaabekwe performer/vocalist/traditional flutist; with original songs and text in Ojibwe/Odawa by Barbara Croall 15'
Dagwaagin (It is Autumn, 2008) for Large Symphony Orchestra and Anishinaabe performer/vocalist; with original songs, text and poetry in Ojibwe/Odawa by Barbara Croall 12'
Mewinzha… (A Long Time Ago…, 2006) for wind symphony and Anishinaabe speaker 10'
Midwewe’igan (Sound of the Drum, 2004) for Symphony Orchestra and 2 Anishinaabeg performers/vocalists/drummers/musicians 15'
Gi-giiwe na? (Are You Going Home?, 2004) for Symphonic Brass Band, featuring traditional First Nations singing/drumming 19'
When Push Came to Shove (1998/2000) for Large Symphony Orchestra 14'
Caribou Song (1999/2001) for Orchestra / Large Symphony Orchestra, featuring Actor/Narrator and Actor/Dancer; a musical setting of the original story Caribou Song by Tomson Highway (Cree) 18'
Stories From Coyote (2000) for Large Symphony Orchestra and First Nations actor/narrator; a setting of original stories by Shuswap Elder and traditional storyteller, John Jules 23'
The Four Directions (1996-97) Concerto for Violin and Chamber String Orchestra with Harpsichord, based upon Ojibwe/Odawa traditional stories about the four directions of the wind 17'
Disquiet (1992/1996) for Chamber String Orchestra with Piano 11'

MULTI-MEDIA / MULTI-DISCIPLINARY / INTERDISCIPLINARY WORKS

Gookom’s Purse (2010) a Multi-Media, Multi-disciplinary and Inter-generational Theatre Work for Aboriginal Youth and First Nations/Aboriginal Elders; original story/script in English/Ojibwe/French; original music and songs in Ojibwe/Odawa by Barbara Croall 110'
Four Directions / Four Visions (2007–2012) Original Soundtrack, Sound Design, Songs and Text (Ojibwe/Odawa; Nahuatl; Mexican Spanish), with live instrumentals and vocals; an Interdisciplinary Work co-created and developed with Paulina Derbez and premiered in 2008, with repeat performance in 2010 (Toronto) 20'
The Meeting Point of the Seven (2002) a Multi-Disciplinary First Nations Site-Specific Outdoor Multi-Media Theatre Work, featuring First Nations actors/performers/musicians; based on the Anishinaabeg Seven Sacred Grandfather Teachings; with original libretto/text and music by Barbara Croall; interactive video and lighting design co-created by Alexis Hurtadeo and Barbara Croall 120'

THEATRE

Gookom’s Purse (2010) a Multi-Media, Multi-disciplinary and Inter-generational Theatre Work for Aboriginal Youth and First Nations/Aboriginal Elders; original story/script in English/Ojibwe/French; original music and songs in Ojibwe/Odawa by Barbara Croall 110'
Dancing Like Butterflies
(2008) a Multi-Disciplinary Theatre work for Aboriginal youth, based on stories about the origin of butterflies and of the 'Fancy Shawl Dance'; original music, songs and text in English and Ojibwe/Odawa by Barbara Croall; choreography and dramaturgy by Barbara Croall; props and dance outfits by Aboriginal students 50'
Gegwa (2006) Sound Design, Incidental Music and Original Songs (in Odawa) for the original play Gegwa in the Odawa language by Odawa playwright Alanis King 60'

DANCE

Tree People (2011) and Seven (2011) Orchestral Dance Theatre, for Chamber Orchestra, 2 Aboriginal/First Nations Dancers, and 2 First Nations Performers/Singers 16'
Mazinitchigewin (Painting Images, 2008–2012) Orchestral Dance Theatre for Aboriginal Contemporary and Traditional Dancers, with Traditional First Nations Singers/Speakers/Instrumentalists 144'
Aanjinaagosiwinan
(Transfigurations, 2007–2008) for Solo Dancer and Anishinaabe Musician (Traditional First Nations Flutes, Drum, Shakers and other Anishinaabeg instruments), with CD Soundtrack 34'

FILM VIDEO

Buffalo Spirit (2002) Incidental Music for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2002 North American Indigenous Games 30'
The Meeting Point of the Seven (2002) Soundtrack and live music for film/video excerpts of an Multi-Disciplinary First Nations Site-Specific Outdoor Multi-Media Theatre Work, featuring First Nations actors/performers/musicians; based on the Anishinaabeg Seven Sacred Grandfather Teachings; with original libretto/text and music by Barbara Croall; interactive video and lighting design co-created by Alexis Hurtadeo and Barbara Croall 55'

RECORDED WORKS ON CD

Nenooshkaazhiins ( Hummingbird, 2013) for Traditional Cedar Flute, Voice and Shakers (performed with CD), with original poem, text and song in Odawa by Barbara Croall; performance by Barbara Croall 4' 14”
Reflections on Water (2013) for piano (performed by Barbara Croall) and violin, with singing (performed by Paulina Derbez) and vocalizations, co-composed by Barbara Croall and Paulina Derbez 15’ 34”
Fire (2013) co-composed and performed by Barbara Croall (original songs and texts in Ojibwe-Odawa by Barbara Croall, vocalizations, Traditional First Nations Flutes, Hand Drum, Shakers, Rattles, Piano) and Paulina Derbez (violin, voice) 8’ 48”
SOUNDTRACK for Viento (2010-11) Original Music Soundtrack and Sound Design for Viento (live interdisciplinary performance work) by Paulina Derbez 2’ 44”
SOUNDTRACK for Shika (2010-13) Original Music Soundtrack and Sound Design for Shika (live interdisciplinary performance work) by Paulina Derbez 8’ 08”
'EXIT' for Namanaya
(2010-12) Original Music Soundtrack and Sound Design for Namanaya (live interdisciplinary performance work) by Paulina Derbez 1' 32"
Miigisag (Messengers/Cowrie Shells, 2010) Original Songs for Voice and Traditional Cedar Flute, with Shakers, Suspended Shells and Ojibwe-Odawa Text by Barbara Croall 7’
Four Directions / Four Visions (2007–2012) Original Music Soundtracks, Sound Design, Songs and Text (Ojibwe/Odawa segments only) 6’
Lullaby (2008) for Voice, Suspended Shells and Traditional Cedar Flute;
original song and text in Ojibwe/Odawa by Barbara Croall 7'
Animikii-Nagamon (Thunderbird Song, 2007) for Voice and Drum, original text in Ojibwe/Odawa by Barbara Croall 6'

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