John Gordon Armstrong

Canadian Composer



Fragments was written for the Capital Chamber Choir with a Senior Arts Grant from the City of Ottawa. It uses five very short “fragments” of poetry by Susan McMaster. Except for a few measure in the middle movement, it is entirely diatonic, but not conventionally tonal. It is minimalist in two ways: It has movements and sections that are extremely short but also creates textures through repetition.

Composed in 2015 for Chorus (SATB)
Duration: 10 minutes
Advanced student/Very accessible