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.

CD 1

Schafer documentary produced and prepared by Eitan Cornfield

Documentaire sur Schafer produit et présenté par Eitan Cornfield

CD 2

Wolf Music

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.


R. Murray Schafer (music/musique. text/texte, narration); Michael Cumberland (Alphorn/cor des Alpes, tuba); John Dewirst (trombone); Wendy Humphries (soprano); Stuart Laughton (trumpet/trompette, cornetto/cornet); Tilly Prudhorn (clarinet/clarinette); Ellen Waterman (flute/flûte)