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Canary L. Burton   


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Canary Burton

I was asked to write an organ piece for Conrad Cooman at Memorial Church, Harvard, MA.  Asked to write a piece for Shakahachi flute including a poem by Daniel Soergal of NYC.  Asked to write a composition for two Bb clarinets by Arianna Tieghi in Rovigo, Italy.  Asked to write the music for the 250th birthday of the Town of Wellfleet multimedia project.  My music can be heard on, an internet radio station. My music can be heard on internet radio Women of Substance.  Internet radio Artsindonesia has my music for airplay also.   My sheet music is selling or being downloaded from the website  Most of my music has been installed in the Wellfleet, MA, Library and Fondazione Adkins Chiti:Donne in Musica, Fiuggi Citta, Italy.  I'm a "washashore" Cape Codder(Massachusetts)living in a house on a hill in the trees by the marsh. I am surrounded by the rolling dunes, forest and wetlands visited by thousands every year.  I studied music at the University of Idaho at Moscow in the 1970's forming several bands both rock and jazz. After moving to Washington DC to listen to the musicians in the jazz scene, I moved to the Cape finding peace and a supportive environment for concentrated composing.  My work progressed through jazz, pop and sound art into classical music based on these roots. I like Jennifer Higdon, Kitty Brazelton and Arvo Part; Thelonius Monk and Meridith Monk; Barbara Borden, Rick Sowash, Chopin and Erik Satie.  Oh, and hundreds of other composers.




Canary Burton has composed a piano/violin piece and a piece for string orchestra called String Theory.  This music has not yet been performed because the commissioner had a heart attack.  The Menninger Trio, from Germany, (flute, bass and piano) have asked for several pieces of music for their next album.  Ms. Burton is translating all of her music into computer speak and has secured a place for them at the Wellfleet Library.


Chopin Slept by Elisabeth Deletaille, violin, Bruno Ispiola, cello, and André Grignard, piano.  Commissioned by Daniele Baas, Brussels, Belgium.  Chopin for Belgium in Abbaye de Dieleghem, Brussels, Belgium on 10/23/10.


Women in Harmony CDTempus Floridum, a 10-women choral group directed by Joan Yakkey in Florence, Italy.  Mixes Yakkey’s compositions and Burton’s plus some traditional tunes.  For sale at




The composer writes, “I have now have one album, piano music from cape cod, on I am in the middle of creating two new albums and hope for resolution late fall 2008. One (non-pop, new music, art music) will be named simply Canary. The other album is more jazz oriented and will be called Beyond Me. Nancy Day produced and sang Nightfall in the City and Clara Young for inclusion on one of the new albums. These CDs will also be available on and other sites.”


Ann Van den Bossche and Jean-Noel Remiche performed and recorded Daniella’s Hope for piano four-hands, February 10, 2008, in Brussels, Belgium, at the Centre Armillaire. Max Lifchitz performed and recorded a solo piano piece, The Broken Record, October 12 at Christ and St. Stephens Church, New York, NY; this will be included on the next album Lifchitz produces on the North/South Recording Label. Joan Yakkey of Florence, Italy is currently recording American Lullaby, Balance, and Nightfall in the City, in addition to other works by the composer.




The work Sri Rama and a jazz piece titled Companion were presented by Daniella Baas in a November 22 concert in Roma, Belgium.

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