This important recording features a number of major instrumental and chamber works by Canadian composer John Beckwith performed by some of Canada’s most outstanding artists. Previously released by CBC and Centrediscs on vinyl records, the recordings of these works are once again made available for the music loving public’s appreciation.

« His music is sonically imaginative… » – D. Moore, American Record Guide

1. Keyboard Practice

2. Upper Canadian Hymn Preludes

3-8. études

9. Quartet


William Aide, John Beckwith, Helena Bowkun, Valerie Weeks (keyboards/claviers)
Patrick Wedd (organ/orgue)
Orford String Quartet: Andrew Dawes & Kenneth Perkins (violins/violons); Terence Helmer (viola/alto); Marcel St. Cyr (cello/violoncelle).