Past Shows

May 24-25, 2011
Songbook 5: Sarah Slean

In our 5th Songbook, singer/songwriter Sarah Slean performs rich and innovative new arrangements of songs by Kurt Weill, Jacques Brel, Joni Mitchell, Blue Rodeo, Leonard Cohen, Bjork, Queen and others - accompanied by a mixed ensemble of Canada's finest classical and jazz musicians. 

The evening also features a brand-new instrumental suite by award-winning composer Jonathan Goldsmith, commissioned by the Art of Time Ensemble with support from the Esther Gelber Fund which is administered by the Canadian Music Centre.

Click on the links in the Program Listing below for audio and video.

Program & Repertoire

I'll Never Smile Again

Ruth Lowe, arr. by Phil Dwyer

Little Green

Joni Mitchell, arr. by Aaron Davis

Bad Timing

Blue Rodeo, arr. by Dan Parr


Bjork, arr. by Dan Parr

The Kiss

Judee Sill, arr. by Bryden Baird


Camera Obscura

Jonathan Goldsmith

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ii. quarter note = 114

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iv. quarter note = 70


David Gray, arr. by Kevin Fox

Sound of Water

Sarah Slean, arr. by Cameron Wilson

Ne Me Quitte Pas

Jacques Brel, arr. by Jim McGrath

Lost in the Stars

Kurt Weill, arr. by Gavin Bryars

The Show Must Go On

Queen, arr. by Robert Carli


Sarah Slean, singer

Roman Borys, cello

Andrew Burashko, piano

Phil Dwyer, saxophone

Joseph Phillips, bass

Rob Piltch, guitar

Stephen Sitarski, violin