VOCAL: SATB
For Thou Hast Delivered My Soul From Death » 2016, SATB a cappella.
Et souviens-toi… » 2012-2013, SATB a cappella.
Noël s'en vient à nous (a cappella) 2013.
A Time To Dance (w/ piano) 2012.
Now Is The Time To Love (a cappella) 2012.
For Everything... (w/ piano) 2012.
Movin' (a cappella) 2011. Canadian Portraits (TTBB - piano) 2008.

Réjean Marois teaches at Capilano University for the Jazz Studies Program. He conducts two vocal ensembles, NiteCap and Capital Jazz, and teaches improvisation and instrumental and vocal arranging in the Program. Furthermore, Réjean has been involved for the last 20 years as arranger and conductor for the Cap Jazz Series concerts featuring renowned jazz and world music artists from around the world. In May 2012, he has received an «Award for Empowering Learning» from Capilano University. His recent composition: « Chanson Ubuesque » for alto and chamber ensemble has been selected by Vancouver Pro Musica’s Sonic Boom 2017 Festival and will be premiered on March 19, 2017. « na-lim’s prism » for violin and piano was premiered on July 29 in Milna, Island of Braç, Croatia as part of the Upbeat 2016 Masterclass in Composition. « Sospeso » for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin and cello was premiered on September 25, 2016 by the ensemble TEMPO at California State University, Northridge (Los Angeles). « Bone & Bass » for trombone and electric bass was performed by Vancouver Pro Musica’s Sonic Boom 2016 Festival on March 19 in Vancouver. His compositions « Bergère » and « In The Scope Of Time » have been performed by the Erato Ensemble, the Chamber Musicians of Kamloops and by the Keene State College Ensemble in New-Hampshire. « Dream Reflection » for chamber orchestra has been premiered by the « Turning Point Ensemble » in Vancouver. For fourteen years, he was the artistic coordinator of the Jazz Singing Workshop at Domaine Forget, St. Irénée in the magnificent Charlevoix region of Québec. For the last 25 years, he has been in demand throughout Canada and the U.S. as a clinician, adjudicator, conductor, music advisor and arranger. Born in Thetford-Mines, Québec, Réjean Marois moved to British Columbia in 1988. Before, he worked in Québec as a composer, arranger, trombonist, publisher, educator and performed all across North America and Europe. In 1983 he was nominated for a Genie Award (Canadian Academy of Cinema) for his original soundtrack for the movie "Les Doux Aveux".

INSTRUMENTAL:
Chanson Ubuesque - 2016, for alto, flute, clarinet, cello & piano.
na-lim’s prism - 2016, for violin & piano.
Sospesos - 2016, for violin, cello, clarinet, flute, piano & percussion.
Wind 5tet #1 - 2016, for flute, oboe, clarinet, fr. horn and bassoon.
Kinesis - 2016, for flute, violin and piano.
Bone & Bass - 2015, for trombone and electric bass.
Bonéoles - 2015, for trombone quartet.
 Dream Reflection - 2015, for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, f- horn, trumpet, trombone, violins I & II, viola, cello, contrabass and piano.
In The Scope Of Time - 2014, for flute, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, percussion, violin viola, cello and piano.
In The Scope Of Time - 2014, trio version, for flute, violin and piano.
Bergère - 2013, for tenor, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano.
Where Waters Touch - 1990, for Concert Band.
Variations on: À St-Malo, Beauport-de-Mer - 1983, for Concert Band.
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Compositions

Sospeso


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composed in 2016, for Flute (hand clap) - Bb Clarinet/Bass Clarinet (claves) - Percussion (1 player) - Piano - Violin - Cello. Duration: approx. 6:15 min. « Sospeso » is a composition based on a tempera by Milanese painter/set designer/photographer Luigi Veronesi (1908-1998). I discover the work in July 2013 at the Gallerie d’Italia, Piazza Scala, Milano. The composition, a set of seven musical miniatures, is my reflection of the dynamic relationship between colours in the sequence of balanced and rhythmic forms articulated in Veronesi’s work. The title itself declares a lightness and a « suspension » that are the result of research consistently addressed to freedom of imagination and intensity of expression. Réjean Marois, August 2016,


Chanson Ubuesque


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for Alto, Flute, Clarinet, Piano & Cello (Erato Ensemble). Duration: appr. 6 min. The piece was inspired from the work « Pantagruel » by François Rabelais (1494 - 1553), and by the play « King Ubu » by Alfred Jarry (1873 - 1907). I used a song from the Middle-Age: « I Saw The Wolf, The Fox and The Hare » because some sources believe that the wolf, the fox and the hare represented the King, the Lord and the Church whom, in the old days, were the « authorities who collected taxes, leaving nothing for the peasants. » Four hundred years later, « King Ubu » is seen to have been preceded in the spirit of outrageousness, and comic grotesquery by François Rabelais’s Gargantua and Pantagruel novels. In her work: « Ubu and the Truth Commission », 2007, Jane Taylor wrote « the central character is notorious for his infantile engagement with his world. Ubu inhabits a domain of greedy self-gratification ». My composition used some motivic elements from the original melody of « I saw the wolf… » and national anthems of few countries…


Dream Reflection



Composed in January 2015. Dream Reflection, drawn from a dream sequence, features elements of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions, as an expression of the unconscious…
The first section of the piece, in a « freely » tempo, is about seeing our reflection in a dream as our true self; it highlights both our flaws and positive attributes, and we should learn from our flaws and how to improve them. The clarinet introduce a motif that will reoccur in different moods and textures but gradually lead toward a livelier context…
The second section, Giocoso « playful », is a reflection (mirror) on how you want others to see you. The faster tempo features some rhythmic games while a little motif gradually develops, grows amongs other melodies; that motif will unexpectedly take over the entire piece at the end.
The audience will recognize some elements of both jazz and baroque music; an association that recurrently appears in my « musical » dreams…


In The Scope Of Time (Trio)


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by Réjean Marois Duration: 5:10, composed in January 2014.
The piece was composed in the spirit of «Commedia de’ll Arte» with a «modern» flavor.
I intend to use simple specific themes and textures, but interjecting modern rhythms, cadences and harmonies. I can see the piece being pantomimed in a short dance setting.