Author Archives: Doug

Goodbye Covid Town

This song was written in early 2021 during the Covid Pandemic. It tells the story of two lovers who have been separated due to the need to quarantine and/0r restrict travel. The partner of the singer is coming home at … Continue reading

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At Times Like This

At Times Like This was created during the COVID-19 pandemic. I recorded this original choral work with a virtual choir in the spring. It is dedicated to the front line workers in the pandemic. Dr. Bonnie Henry, British Columbia’s prestigious Heath Officer, … Continue reading

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There are Dinosaurs in the Park!

Presented by There are Dinosaurs in the Park!, is Doug Jamieson’s newest musical theatre work. It is based upon an earlier project that was never staged, called Donuts of Mass Destruction. There are Dinosaurs in the Park! will premiere in Lakeside … Continue reading

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Bach and Beyond Radio Shows

The following are episodes of my show Bach and Beyond on CJCL Kootenay Co-op Radio Road by the Winter Consort – February 09, 2021   Daniel Taylor and Ave Maria – January 26, 2021   In Memory of Marty Horswill – November 17, … Continue reading

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Donuts of Mass Destruction – Scenes 5 & 6

Scene 5 A Rocky Patch – continued (Bert’s place) Bert is standing beside his lever. Occasionally he looks upwards and shakes his head. He covers his eyes. He knows he’s going to be in for it. Betty can hardly keep … Continue reading

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Donuts of Mass Destruction – Scenes 3 & 4

Scene 3 Gravel Pit Four pachycephalosaurs (bulb-headed creatures) obviously dumb, are busting up rock into gravel with their heads. A sign big sign says: “Bust ‘Em Up Gravel Corp. – Powered by Dino-mite!” T-T-T-Tough to be a Dinosaur Four pachycephalosaurs … Continue reading

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Fastlane to Paradise Synopsis

Presented by Fastlane to Paradise, Doug Jamieson’s new musical theatre work, premiered on October 31, 2019, at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson, BC Canada. Thanks to grants from the BC Arts Council and the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, the writing of … Continue reading

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A Chopped Up Tale

I wrote a suite for a puppet theatre company in Toronto called the Crankee Consort. It was created and directed by Larry Lewis and Jane Low-Beer. My suite used numerous fiddle tunes as a resource. The instrumentation was classical guitar, … Continue reading

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Guitar Concerto

This work dates back to the early 1980’s. It was commissioned by Eli Kassner and Lee Hepner through the Ontario Arts Council. After two performances using the piano reduction, the Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra was premiered in the intended orchestral version, … Continue reading

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Chromatic Fantasia on the Name of Bach

Pursuit is a good word to describe what composers often do. It often starts with an innocent question: “Hey! I wonder if I could do that?”  and then, before you know it, countless hours have been gobbled up in the … Continue reading

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Jorinda

Here are three videos of the 2015 production of Jorinda in Nelson, BC. First of all, meet the cast and characters from the show. Here is Act One: Here is the Second and Concluding Act: The opera Jorinda has its … Continue reading

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Love is an Art of Time

Love is an Art of Time was written in 1985. It was commissioned by and dedicated to James McLean and Gianetta Baril of the now disbanded tenor-harp duo Lyracord. It was composed with the much-appreciated financial assistance of the Ontario … Continue reading

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Fair Mona

(4:54) An elaborate construction – first conceived in 1992 – combining classical, straight ahead pop, and science-based spoken word. This piece had its genesis while reading a nature magazine about the sex life of bugs, snakes and other creatures. The … Continue reading

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Mitotem

  (7:09) To Stream: Mitotem Mitotem was my first endeavour in writing for an ensemble. I was working on a film for a professor at University of Waterloo. He did not have a script, just an idea that the film … Continue reading

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