Jeffrey Ryan – My Soul Upon My Lips

From the opening siren call of the tárogató to the flute and piano’s final evocation of a future full of hope, My Soul Upon My Lips brings together Canadian composer Jeffrey Ryan’s music for woodwinds, in premiere recordings performed by the outstanding artists whose talents and friendship inspired the music. Written between 2008 and 2019 in close collaboration with the individual performers, two larger works with piano frame eight short solo works that show the wide range of colours and effects that woodwind instruments offer. The solo works are intended for both professionals and advanced students, and are available for free download at

1. Arbutus

      Jason Hall, tárogató; Corey Hamm, piano
2. Yūrei
      Mark Takeshi McGregor, flute
3. Quince
      Beth Orson, oboe
4. Miss Havisham Am Spinnrade
      Sophie Dansereau, bassoon/basson
5. Luminous Blue
      Julia Nolan, alto saxophone
6. Yūrei
      Mark Takeshi McGregor, alto flute
7. Grace Period
      Cris Inguanti, clarinet
8. Quince
      Beth Orson, English horn
9. Sinking In
      Sophie Dansereau, contrabassoon
10. My Soul Upon My Lips
      Tiresias Duo: Mark Takeshi McGregor, flute; Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano

My Soul Upon My Lips is available from:

Producer/Réalisateur: Jeffrey Ryan
Recording engineer, digital editing, mastering/Ingénieur de son, montage et transfert numériques: Don Harder
Recorded at/Enregistré à: Pyatt Hall, Vancouver, Sept. 3, Oct. 22, Nov. 5 & 18, Dec. 9 & 13, 2019
VSO School of Music: Wesley Jay
Graphic design/Conception graphique: Pascal Milelli
Photos Programme notes/Notes d’explication:
Translation/Traduction: Sophie Dansereau, Gilbert Émond

This recording was made possible through the financial assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts. / Cet en- registrement a bénéficié de l’appui financier du Conseil des arts du Canada.

TK469 © October 1, 2020 Redshift Music

Praised for his “strong personal voice” (Globe and Mail), “masterful command of instrumental colour” (Georgia Straight) and “superb attention to rhythm” (Audio Ideas Guide), and recipient of SOCAN’s Jan V. Matejcek New Classical Music Award, Jeffrey Ryan grew up training his ear with Petula Clark, The Partridge Family and Captain and Tennille, playing saxophone and flute in high school bands, singing in two choirs, and writing his own songs for voice class. Now, as a freelance composer based in Vancouver, Canada, he takes inspiration from the world around him and creates music that runs the gamut from orchestral and chamber works to opera, art song, and choral music.

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