This recording is part of the Centrediscs’ Canadian Composers Portraits series which documents the emergence of a generation of pioneering professional composers who firmly established Canada’s place on the world’s musical map. Each release in this retrospective of the last fifty years is dedicated to a single composer and uniquely combines full-length documentaries on the composers’ lives and music, as well as a selection of their most important works.

« The musical selections are a treat to hear. »
– Barry Kilpatrick, American Record Guide

CD 1

Forsyth documentary produced and presented by Eitan Cornfield

Documentaire sur Forsyth produit et présenté par Eitan Cornfield

CD 2

1-3. Sagittarius (Concerto Grosso No. 1)

4-6. Atayoskewin, Suite for Orchestra

7-10. Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra

View the English transcription of the documentary.

Voir la traduction française de la transcription du documentaire.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Department of Canadian Heritage.
Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du ministère du Patrimoine canadien.


Canadian Brass: Ronald Romm & Frederick Mills (trumpets / trompettes); Graeme Page (french horn / cor); Eugene Watts (trombone); Charles Dallenbach (tuba); National Arts Centre; Mario Bernardi (conductor / chef d’orchestre)
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra; Uri Mayer (conductor / chef d’orchestre)
James Thompson (trumpet / trompette); Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony; Raffi Armenian (conductor / chef d’orchestre)