Discography

(Records and CDs):

Records (1960s – 70s – 80s)


Ace of Diamonds: A Children’s Overture (1958); Nocturne (1965)
SSD 212 CBC Vancouver Chamber Orch., John Avison (cond.)


CBC SM 139: Serenade (1960), Vancouver Woodwind Quintet


CBC SM 188: Fantasy and Festivity (1970), Judy Loman, harp


CBC SM 265: Eidolons (1972) CBC Vancouver Chamber Orch., John Avison (cond.)


CBC SM 331: Variations on “The Prairie Settler’s Song” (1974);
CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, John Avison (cond.)


RCI 179: Opening Night (1955), CBC Symphony Orchestra, Charles Houdret (cond.)


RCI 334: A Children’s Overture (1958); Nocturne (1965)
CBC Vancouver Chamber Orch., John Avison (cond.)


RCI 476: String Quartet No. 3 (1975); Purcell String Quartet


RCI, ACM 15 Anthology of Canadian Music: Robert Turner, ACM 15, 1983

  1. Opening Night (1955); CBC Symphony Orchestra, Charles Houdret (cond.)
  2. Nocturne (1965); CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, John Avison (cond.)
  3. Sonata for Violin and Piano (1956), Albert Pratz (violin) and Pierre Souvrain (piano)
  4. A Children’s Overture (1958); CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, John Avison (cond.)
  5. Six Voluntaries (1959); Hugh McLean (organ)
  6. Variations and Toccata (1959); Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Ensemble, Victor Feldbrill (cond.)
  7. Serenade (1960), Vancouver Woodwind Quintet
  8. Symphony for Strings (1960); CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, John Avison (cond.)
  9. Three Episodes (1963); Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Jean Deslauriers (cond.)
  10. Diversities (1967); Arthur Polson (violin), George Zukerman (bassoon), Harold Brown (piano)
  11. Fantasy and Festivity (1970); Judy Loman (harp)
  12. Eidolons (1972); CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, John Avison (cond.)
  13. Variations on “The Prairie Settler’s Song” (1974); CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, John Avison (cond.)
  14. String Quartet No. 3 (1975); Purcell String Quartet
  15. Shadow Pieces (1981); Patricia Spencer (flute), Vincent Ellin (bassoon), Patricia Nadler (violin),Carolyn Tolson-Riccardo (cello) and Diana McIntosh (piano)

Interview: Robert Turner with Michael Schulman (1982)


RCA CCS-1008 / RCI 214: Symphony for Strings (1960); CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, John Avison (cond.)


RCA CCS-1008 / RCI 215: Variations and Toccata (1959); Winnipeg Symphony Orch. Ensemble, Victor Feldbrill (cond.)


RCA CCS-1008 / RCI 226: Six Voluntaries (1959); Hugh McLean (organ)


CDs (1990 – 2012)


Egré EGF 200D:: Sonata for Violin and Piano (1956), Jack Glatzer (violin) and Dolores Keahey (piano)


NAM NMM 003 (1997): Vestiges (1987), Shirley Sawatzky (piano)


PBM 304: Five Canadian Folksongs (1973), Winnipeg Singers, Vic Pankratz (cond.)


Canadian Composers Portraits: Robert Turner Centrediscs, CMCCD 9704 2004 www.musiccentre.ca
Disc 1 Turner Documentary produced and prepared by Eitan Cornfield

Disc 2

  1. Opening Night(1955), Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Bramwell Tovey (cond.)
  2. Eidolons (1972), CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, John Avison (cond.)
  3. Manitoba Memoir (1989), Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Simon Streatfeild (cond.)
  4. Third Symphony (1990), Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Bramwell Tovey (cond.)


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Ovation Volume 4, CBC Records, Toronto, 2005 www.cbcrecords.cbc.ca

  1. A Children`s Overture (1958), CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, John Avison (cond.).
  2. Nocturne (1965), CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, John Avison (cond.)
  3. Serenade (1960), Vancouver Woodwind Quintet
  4. Shadow Pieces (1981), Patricia Spencer (flute), Vincent Ellin (bassoon), Patricia Nadler (violin),Carolyn Tolson-Riccardo (cello) and Diana McIntosh (piano)Shadow Pieces
  5. Symphony for Strings (1960), CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, John Avison (cond.)


Amoroso Canto, Canzona Chamber Choir [Winnipeg], Henry Engbrecht (cond.), Robert Turner Productions, 2008

  1. Two Choral Pieces (1952)
  2. Mobile (1960)
  3. Prophetic Song (1961)
  4. The House of Christmas Suite (1963)
  5. Five Canadian Folksongs (1973)
  6. Amoroso Cano Suite (1978)

Canzona Choir’s Page for Amoroso Canto


Robert Turner Solo Works for Harp, Organ & Piano, Robert Turner Productions, 2010

  1. Suite for Harp (1956), Olivia Ritchey (harp)
  2. Vestiges (1987), Shirley Sawatzky (piano)
  3. Fantasy and Festivity (1970), Judy Loman, harp
  4. Sonata Lyrica (198x), Alice Enns (piano)
  5. Six Voluntaries (1959); Hugh McLean (organ)

University of Manitoba School of Music Music Stream


Robert Turner: Instrumental Works, Robert Turner Productions, 2012

  1. Three Episodes ♫ (1963); Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Jean Deslauriers (cond.)
  2. Diversities ♫ (1967); Arthur Polson (violin), George Zukerman (bassoon), Harold Brown (piano)
  3. Variations and Toccata (1959); Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Ensemble, Victor Feldbrill (cond.)
  4. Variations on “The Prairie Settler’s Song” (1974); CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, John Avison (cond.)