Compositions & Recordings

A. Compositions

“Gonna Make You Stand (Everybody Handel)”

DB – Kitchener, ON, 2013:
meta-remix of:

  1. Handel’s “Hallelujah” chorus (Messiah 1741; Gardiner recording)
  2. C + C Music Factory’s “Gonna Make You Sweat” (Everybody Dance Now)” (1990)

“Harlem Andy’s Dyke Squad Nocturne”

DB – Los Angeles, CA, 2008;
meta-remix based on Earle Hagen’s (1919-2008):

  1. Harlem Nocturne (1939), inspired by Duke Ellington
  2. “The Fishin’ Hole” – Theme for The Andy Griffith Show (1960)
  3. Theme for The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961)
  4. Theme for The Mod Squad (1968)

“Toms Sawyer”

DB – Elora, ON, 2003;
meta-remix based on six versions of Rush’s “Tom Sawyer”:

  1. Rush (Moving Pictures, 1981)
  2. Barenaked Ladies (references in “Grade 9”, Gordon, 1992)
  3. DJ Z-Trip (remix, soundtrack of Small Soldiers, 1998)
  4. Disarray (cover version, Red Star: Tribute to Rush, 1999)
  5. Deadsy (cover version, Commencement, 1999-2001)
  6. cover version, Exit…Stage Right: String Tribute to Rush (2002)

“JSB, der ist tot”

DB – University of Toronto, ca 1991; algorithmic electronic composition,
based on J. S. Bach’s Invention No. 14 in B-flat major, ca 1720-23

B. Rock Songwriting & Performing

“My Pal in (d)Rome”

“Kalsubai” – A Defining Characteristic of Intelligence (“1974”),
inspired by a Facebook album/band-name “game”

“Born to be Wild”

Bil Weber & the Glum Bunch (Elmira, ON, live, ca 1992; DB on lead vocals and keyboard, Brent Klassen on guitar and vocals, Steve Martin on bass, Arnie Wohlgemut on drums): Mars Bonfire (Steppenwolf), 1968

“The Arbiter Song”

DB & choir, etc. (Toronto, live, ca 1994; fundraiser performance):
from Chess, by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Tim Rice, ca 1984-86

C. Vocal/Choral Performing

“My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose”

Menno Singers, conducted by Peter Nikiforuk – Cloths of Heaven (2009):
DB, tenor; Donna Mathies, violin; arranged by Stephanie Martin

“An American Kedusha” (excerpts)

Exultate Chamber Singers (Toronto, live, 2000; DB on tenor solos):
Alice Parker, 2000

“Il bianco e dolce cigno”

Musica Humana (UCLA Collegium, live, 1999; DB on tenor):
Jacques Arcadelt, 1539


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