With over 100 written compositions including over 10 symphonies, Colin Sandquist aims to establish himself as an influential force of 21st century music.  He has had recent affiliations with the Canadian music Center of Toronto and SOCAN music as well scoring animation for Sheridan College.  He is also a music undergraduate from the University of Toronto.  Colin's aim is to one day score tracks on both multiple video game and film music platforms.
 

Classical List of Works With Performance Notes

Current Classical Composition List

--  Times are Approximate
--  All text by Colin Sandquist unless otherwise noted


All other works would be premiered - Please contact if you wish to be commissioned
For Sheet music / music samples and live performance inquiries please Contact      

 


     Classical Composition Works:  (108)

*** = denotes a work has been performed live for concert
*  = Additional Information / Features

Orchestral Music + Concerto's: (27)


Concerto's (3):


Piano Concerto's:
- Stormy Castle                                                                                                   
* Solo Piano  - Concerto No.3 in 3 Movements    23:00 min (2019)
- Skarmory                                                                                                          
* Solo Piano   - Concerto No.2 in 3 Movements   22: 00 min (2018)
- Blackgate's Pen                                                                                              
* Solo Piano   - Concerto No.1 in 4 Movements   26: 30 min (2017) 
 


Symphony Orchestra (11):


- A New Beginning                                                                                                                  - Symphony No.11 in 2 Movements  15:00 min (2019)
- Not The End                                                                                                                  - Symphony No.10 in 3 Movements   17:00 min (2018)
- A Deaths Symphony                                                                                                           - Symphony No.9 in 4 Movements    36:00 min (2018)- The B-52 Fighter Jet                                                    *2 Electric Guitars, Bass, Drum Kit  - Symphony No.8 in 3 Movements    15:00 min (2018)
- Grand Phonetic Alphabet                                                     * Multiple Features  - Symphony No.7 in 26 Movements  96:00 min  (2015 - 2018)
- Aurora                                                                                                                          - Symphony  No.6 in 4 Movements   32: 00 min (2017)
- Gremlins                                                                 * Recorder / Solo Violin / Solo Cello  - Symphony No.5 in 4 Movements     29: 00 min (2017)
- The Cavern                                                                            *  Piano and Harmonica    - Symphony  No.4  in 4 Movements   28: 00 min (2016)
- Avenroth                                                                                                                     - Symphony  No.3  in 4 Movements   37: 00 min (2016)
- Cyphrus                                                                    *  Solo Xylophone / Glockenspiel     - Symphony No.2   in 4 Movements   23: 00 min (2016)
- Smokescreen                                                                                                                - Symphony No.1 in 4 Movements     21:30 min (2015)
 


Short Orchestra Works (6):


- Soulvetera - For Symphony Orchestra                                                                                                                                            - 8: 00 min (2019)
- The Angels Straw Staff -
For Symphony Orchestra / Wagner Horn                                                                                          -  6: 20 min (2018)
- Lee Martinique Trooper -
For Symphony Orchestra                                                                                                               -  5: 40 min (2017)
- My Bowel Movement - For Symphony Orchestra                                                       
*Comedy Skit - Solo Actor, Stage Scenery  -  5:00 min (2015)
- City! Tales of Urban Life - For Symphony Orchestra in 2 movements                              
* 1st Movement - Score Arrangement      -  9:00 min  (2015)
- Grand - For Symphony Orchestra in 2 movements                                                             
* Solo El. Gtr W/Dist, Bass Gtr, Drum Kit  -  8:30 min (2014)


String Orchestra (5):



- Sailaway:    For String Orchestra + Alto / Ten Sax.+Glock.+ Kidi Drum                                                                                    -  6: 00 min  (2017)
- Vivaldi's Walk:  For String Orchestra                                                                                                                                   -  5:20 min   (2016)
- Sorvana:   For String Orchestra                                                                                                                                             -  8:00 min  (2016)
- Bats:   For String Orchestra                                                                                                                                                  -  4: 00 min  (2014)
- Windows:    For  String Orchestra + SATB Choir                                                                                                                    -  3: 15 min  (2014)


Multi Instrumental (1):


- Movie Themes in Seven Short Movements                                                                                                              -  25: 40 min   (2014 - 2015)  
                   
 -  Inspire (Grand Opening): 1: 45 min 
                    -  Eccentricity (II): 1: 48 min
                    -  The Raid (III): 5: 00 min
                    -  Jungle Song (IV): 3: 30 min                                                 
* (M IV) Co - Composer Rahul Joshi
                    -  Aftermath (V): 5: 30 min
                    -  Stars   (VI): 3: 40 min  
                    -  Desert Sand (VII): 4: 30 min


Band Orchestra (2):


- Wind Beneath Shoulders                                                                      * For Intermediate Band Orchestra  (Level 2 - 3)    -  4: 30 min (2017) 
- SMT - 30                                                                                                 * For Elementary  Band Orchestra  (Level 1 - 2)     -  2: 40 min (2016)


Choral: (13) [All text by Colin Sandquist unless otherwise noted]


- Christmas Snow: SATB choir                                                                                                                                                 - 4:15 min (2019)
- Viral Video Song: Voice and Piano                                                                                                       
* Text and Chords Only - 2:00 min (2017)
- I Want Color in A Gray Rainbow: Voice and Piano                                                                                                                - 3: 30 min (2016)
- To Durdy Bayramov: Voice and Piano                                                                             
*{Text copyright by Zohre Balayeva}  - 4:15 min  (2016)
- Good Cheer: SATB + Piano                                                                                                                                                   - 4: 40 min (2016)

- Far Away: SATB choir                                                                                                                            * Renewed in 2017   - 3: 00 min  (2015)
- Merry Down!: Voice and Piano 
***                                                                                                                                       - 3 : 00 min (2015)
- Forest: SATB choir                                                                                                                                                               - 4 : 20 min (2015)


- Silent Light: S.A.T.B. + Organ                                                                                                         *Baroque Counterpoint   - 6 : 20 min  (2014)
- Sun:  2 Sopranos, Solo Alto                                                                                                                 
*In Three movements  - 5 : 00 min (2014)
- The Mountain Temple: S.A.T.B. Soloists                                                                                                                               - 3 : 00 min (2014)
- Roots: S.A.T.B. Soloists                                                                                                                                                        - 3 : 45 min (2014)
- Life and Love: S.A.T.B. Choir + Piano                                                                                  
 *{Text copyright by Colin Wood}  - 3 : 20 min (2014)


Chamber Ensemble: (30)


String Mix (5):

- Smithsonian: Solo Guitar                                                                                                                                                      - 4:30 min (2018)
- A Widowed Flower: Bangli, Qudi, Yangqin, Liuqin, Gaohu, Erhu, Bass Drum, Woodblock, Shaker, Cello, Double Bass                         - 2  min (2017)
- The Classical Beat box: Violin 1 / 2, Cello, Double Bass, Shaker, Chimes                                                                                       - 8  min (2014)
- 3 is Company, 4 is a Crowd, 5 is an Onslaught: Violin, Viola, Cello, Solo Xylophone, Orchestral Bells, Acoustic Guitar                    - 10 min (2014)
Open Sea: Solo Guitar ***                                                                                                                                                    - 5 :30 min (2014)


String Quintet (2):


- Firehaven: String Quintet No.2                                                                                                                                             - 3: 45 min  (2018)
- Monte of the Del Guava Mango: String Quintet No.1                                                                                                           - 2 : 40  min (2017)


String Quartet  (5):


- Waterspace:  Viola Quartet No.1                                                                                                                                            - 5:00 min (2018)
- The Bat Against The Rat: String Quartet No.4  ***                                                                                                              -  11:00 min (2017)
-  A Beautiful Escape: String Quartet No.3                                                                                                                               -  4:00 min (2014)
The Horse Fiddler: String Quartet No.2                                                                                                                                 - 4:20 min (2014)
Mistakes: String Quartet No.1                                                                                                                                        - 11:00 minutes (2014)


Wind + Brass (14):


- Ceol Mor: 4 works for Highland Bagpipes and Fiddle Pibroch contexts                                                       *In Four Movements     - 8:00 min (2018)
- Teslaclaw: Clarinet, Violin, Flute                                                                                                                                             - 4:00 min (2018)
- Slam and Flam in the Jam:  Trumpet I, Trumpet II, Horn, Trombone, Tuba                                                                             - 3:15 min  (2018)
- Simplicity Fugue: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon                                                                                                 - 4:00 min (2017)
- The Magical Archer: Flute and Harp                                                                                                                                       - 5:00 min (2017)
- Bike Like the Wind: Brass Quintet                                                                                                      
* Arr. by Erik McIntyre   - 5:30 min (2017)
- August: Acoustic Guitar, Flute, Oboe, Bb Clarinet, Bb Bass Clarinet                                                                                             - 2:30 min (2017)


- Sounds of the Desert: Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon                                                                                                             - 11:30 min (2016)
- Revelations: Guitar Trio                                                                                                                                                       - 4:30  min (2016)- Book of Ten Short Clarinet Solos:
*** Solo Clarinet                                                                                                  - 18:00 min (2014 - 2016) - Gotta Live it Till its Friday: Alto Saxophone, Classical Guitar, Marimba                                                                                    - 3: 50 min (2015)
- Magnum Opus: Clarinet, Flute, Fiddle, Tenor Trombone, Drum Kit (Brushes), Classical Guitar                                                     -  2: 20 min (2015)
- Four Square: Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon                                                                                                                          -  3: 40 min (2014)
- Tropical Rainforest: Clarinet in Eb / Bb, Alto Cl. in Eb, Bass Cl. in Bb, Contra-bass Cl. in Bb                       *In Three Movements -  7: 40 min (2014)

 


Percussion (2):


- Ironside: Snare, Suspended Cymbal,  Bass Drum, Marimba, Chimes, Vibraphone                                                                             - 3 min (2018)
- Full Force: 7 Percussionists w/ Various Instruments                                                                                      *In Two movements   - 8 min (2016)


Graph Scores: (2)


- 4 Minutes and 31 Seconds:                                                                                                                *Statement Score    -   4: 31 min  (2016)
- Out in the Distance: ***                                                                                *Pictograph Score 'various instruments'   -   6:00 -8:00 min  (2015)


Piano: (30) {Unless otherwise noted, works are written at a University 9 - 10 RCM Piano or higher}


Quintet + Higher (3):


- Astrovelofruits: *** Piano, Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Horn                                                                       - 3: 45 min (2018)
- Turnspin! and Downspin!: *** Flute, Double Bass, Celtic Harp, Piano, Accordion                                                                      - 8:00 min (2015)
- Yellow Fields: Violin I + II, Viola, Cello, Double Bass + Piano                                                                                                         - 4:00 min (2014)


Quartet (1):


- Unto The Earths Dirt: Piccolo / Flute,  Clarinet Eb / Bb,  Violoncello, Piano                                                                               - 14:00 min (2015)


Trio (2):


- Zymphira: Piano, Clarinet Bb / Eb, Trumpet Bb / D                                                                                                                   - 8:00 min (2018)
- Sideways: Guitar, Cello, Piano                                                                                                                                                - 2:30 min (2015)


Duo (5):


Scottish Songs (Precarium / Veserium / Alethium): Piano and Solo Clarinet                                    *In three movements    - 10:00 min (2014)
St. Kitts: For piano with solo Harp                                                                                                                                        - 2:15  min  (2014)
St. Lucia: For piano  with solo Bassoon                                                                                                                                 - 5:40  min  (2014)
St. Martin: For piano with solo Clarinet                                                                                                                                 - 4:30  min  (2014)
St. Thomas: For piano with solo Saxophone                                                                                                                          - 4:20  min  (2014)


Solo (13):


- High Links: For Solo Piano                                                                                                                                                    - 8: 00 min (2018)
- "C": Duet for Solo Piano                                                                                                                                                        - 2: 40 min  (2016)
- Prairie: Solo Organ                                                                                                                                                               - 2: 00 min (2016)
- Everyday Emotions (Happy! /Sleepy /Sad /Excited): Solo Piano                                                         
*In Four Movements    - 12: 30 min (2015)
- My Reflection: Solo Piano                                                                                                                                                    - 4: 40 min  (2015)

- Heart: Solo Piano                                                                                                                                                                - 2: 20 min  (2014)- Paperweight: Solo Piano                                                                                                                                                      - 2: 30 min (2014)
- Split crack: Solo Piano                                                                                                                                                          - 3: 30 min (2014)
- Blank: Solo Piano                                                                                                                                                                  - 3: 30 min (2014)
- Six Square: Solo Piano                                                                                                              *In Three Short Movements    - 3: 40 min (2014)
- Wonder: Solo Piano                                                                                                                                                              - 3: 15 min (2014)
- The Strange Bouncy Ball: Solo Piano                                                                                                                                   - 2: 00 min (2014)
- In Motion (Backward/Forward): Solo Piano                                                                                       *
In two movements     - 4: 20 min (2014)
- ***My First Composition***: Solo Piano                                                                                                                             - 1: 50 min (2014)


Royal Conservatory Music Piano Grades (6):


- 'Whole Tones': Solo Piano                                                                                                                         - 2: 30 min (Grade 7 / 8 RCM 2014) - Spooky Ghost!: Solo Piano                                                                                                                        - 1: 20 min (Grade 3 / 4 RCM 2014)
- Soar: Solo Piano                                                                                                                                        - 2: 00 min (Grade 7 / 8 RCM 2014)
- Milky Way: Solo Piano                                                                                                                               - 1: 00 min (Grade 2 - 4 RCM 2014)
- Toro!: Solo Piano                                                                                                                                       - 2: 45 min (Grade 6 - 8 RCM 2014)
- My Melancholy: Solo Piano                                                                                *In two movements of Eb   - 7: 00 min (Grade 8 - 9 RCM 2014)


 


Arrangements and Improvised Live Recordings: (8)


--- Improvised Live Recordings ----

- Spring Showers                                                                                                         (Self Piano improvised recording):  -  4:  30 min  (2015) - Summer Showers                                                                                                       (Self Piano improvised recording):  -  5:  20 min  (2015)
- The Crazy Experiment                                                                                                  (Self Piano improvised recording):  - 10: 00 min (2015)
- Call of BirdLand                                                                                                                   (With Phil Nimmons Piano) :   -  2: 00 min (2014)
- Call of BirdLand 2                                                                    (With Mike Ruggerio Guitar and David Bourque Clarinet):  -  6: 00 min (2014)


--- Arrangements ----

- Blue Light:                                                       *{Text and melody copyright By Christos Hatzis}:               - 3:00 min Voice and Piano (2016)
- Bridge over Troubled Water:                               *Text and Music By Simon and Garfunkel:                             - 2: 00 min Solo Guitar (2014)
-
Oh Canada:                                               *Text and Music by Calixa Lavallee + Adolphe Routhier:     - 2:00 min Trumpet and Piano (2014)


 Film Scores: (1)
- Jane Dies Film Score                                                                                                                                                                    - 3: 00 min  (2018)


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