Orchestral & Chamber Works
- Through the Fog – programmatic symphonic work based on the Newfoundland folk song, Cape St. Mary’s
- Millenium Shadows – ouverture for orchestra; commissioned by Symphony New Brunswick, 2000
- Reflections for Orchestra – symphonic tone poem
- A Maritime Suite – string orchestra work based on Canadian Maritime tunes
- 4 Songs of Innocence – hauntingly beautiful and provocative work for soprano, percussion and brass. Commissioned by CBC Radio 2, Halifax, Nova Scotia, for the PEI Indian River Festival, 2002
- as the light shimmers – flute and piano work; winner of the Pacific International Song Writing Competition (New Zealand), instrumental category, 2005
- Perambulation – eclectic, innovative and provocative work for violin and marimba. Runner up in the Marimolin Duo New Music Competition; 1996
INSTRUMENTAL SOLO WORKS
As part of the “Beginning Band Basics” Theory Series, Stella wrote a solo work for every instrument, one at the Beginner Level and one at the Junior/Intermediate Level. The solos utilize and reinforce the notes, rhythms and concepts taught in all band classes. These are fun and fantastic solos that all students can quickly learn and confidently perform! All are enhanced by great sounding but easy to play piano accompaniments.
Two solos, one at the beginner level and one at the junior level, are available for each of the following:
flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, french horn, baritone (euphonium), trombone, tuba, mallet percussion & timpani
- When a Woman Shops – flirtatious set of 4 short works for soprano/piano. Commissioned by Dr. Jessica McCormack, Indiana State University
- I heard the Voice of Jesus Say – haunting, contemporary arrangement of this beautiful Irish tune for voice and piano
- Songs of the Land – delightful arrangements of Canadian folk songs for solo voice and piano
- 3 Songs for Children – educational solos for young voices based on the poetry of R. L. Stevenson
EXCLUSIVE THEORY WORKBOOKS
Beginning BAND Basics Books 1, 2 & 3 –
unique theory series for band students
Beginning VOICE Basics Books 1, 2 & 3 – unique theory series for vocalists
- My Favourite Things – piano duets; intermediate level
- Best Friends – piano duets; junior/intermediate level
- Forgotten Dreams – piano solos; intermediate level
- Dust Bunnies – piano solos; junior level
- Off Balance Duets – piano duets: beginner level
- Ode to the Pig – whimsical SSA/piano choral work full of fun, humour and imagination; co-winner of the 2005 Ruth Watson Henderson Choral Competition.
- She’s Like the Swallow – stunning SSA choral arrangement of this ethereal Newfoundland folk song
- in a corner of the stable – SSA/piano choral work; dramatic, inspiring & provocative; Christmas or Easter
- God of Light – SATB/a cappella uplifting and inspirational Christmas work which challenges us to consider our worth in comparison to the worth of the child in the stable
- Balm in Gilead – ethereal SSA/piano arrangement of this sublimely beautiful gospel tune
- a humble heart – gentle and inspirational SATB/a cappella piece inviting us to choose our own path and whom we walk through life with.
- The Afterglow of Pain – thought provoking SATB/piano work based on the poetry of black slave women
- Where Fancy is Free (Come by the Hills) – Irish folk song arranged for SSA choir, celtic harp (or piano) and violin
- the Skye Boat Song – for SSAA choir/piano/violin and Scottish snare drum. A beautiful and moving arrangement using the original text; just gorgeous.
- Lost Lullabies – SSAA/piano work using WW2 Jewish holocaust survivor songs as remembered by the “Saved Children”
- The Maid on the Shore – SSAA/ a cappella work; newly composed folksong style tune based on a Nova Scotia text. Finalist in the 1996 Diva Complex New Music Competition.
- The Impossible Dream – stirring yet easy to learn SATB arrangement with piano and oboe accompaniment of this much loved Broadway hit from “The Man of La Mancha”.
- Our Farewell Song – SA/piano; here’s a terrific song for young choirs! Fun, energetic, easy range and great message to close out any concert. Features a few “diva notes” for your rising star in the group!
- The Bloody Gardener – Newfoundland text, newly composed folk style; highly effective dramatic a cappella work for SSAA
- My Child – beautifully written with flute & piano accompaniment, this SSAA choral work reflects on the wonder of childhood and how its moments, though fleeting, live forever through us all.
- We Love Christmas (most of the time) – SSAA with piano. Send your audience home grinning with this humorous and entertaining medley of 8 well known Christmas tunes – if you can find all 8!
- Song for the Mira – new and fresh SSAA/piano arrangement of this well-loved Cape Breton folk song written by Allister McGillivary.
- The Last Note – full of imagery, colour and imagination, the SSA/piano work was the winner of the 2019 Lirit Chamber Choir New Music Competition.
- What is Beauty, What is Love – stunningly beautiful SATB/piano choral work. Text is reflective, contemplative and universal.