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Music & List of Works

Here is a list of the music I have composed, arranged, or orchestrated. I have also uploaded some recordings of some of the pieces I have written on Soundcloud.


Instrumental Chamber Music:

Aria (Rob Ford's Soliloquy: "When You are a Very Young Child"); excerpt from "Rob Ford: The Opera" (2012) - By Massimo Guida (Performed by Andrew Haji - Tenor - as Rob Ford

-Rondo–Allegro, for Piano Trio – 17 minutes (2018) (Performed 9th March, 2019)

-Invenzione per Pianoforte, for Solo Piano – 5 minutes (2016) (Performed 9th March, 2019)

-Sonatina per Quintetto da Camera, for Flute, Clarinet, Marimba, Violin, and Cello – 7 minutes (2015) (Performed 9th December, 2015 & 9th March, 2019)

-Three Compositional Studies in Gesture, for Two Violins – 8 minutes (2015)

-Study no. 1: Adagio, luttuoso – 4 minutes
-Study no. 2: Adagio, malinconico – 2 minutes
-Study no. 3: Invenzione a due voci, imbronciato – 2 minutes

-Invenzione per Duetto di Percussioni, for Percussion Duo – 12 minutes (2013) (Performed 11th February, 2014)

-Studio Ottatonico per Pianoforte, for Solo Piano – 8 minutes (2012) (Performed 18th March, 2013)

-Mvt. 1: Invenzione Neobarocca – 1 minute 30 seconds

-Mvt. 2: Intermezzo Lirico – 1 minute

-Mvt. 3: Arioso Ottatonico – 5 minutes 30 seconds

-Ilusões do Carnaval, Study for Two Marimbas – 6 minutes (2012) (Performed 27th November, 2012)

-Preludio per Chitarra, for Solo Classical Guitar – 6 minutes (2011) (Performed 14th February, 2012)

-Fuga in Do Maggiore Neobarocca per Pianoforte, for Solo Piano – 5 minutes (2012)

-Per AC, A Single-Movement Sonata for Solo Piano – 10 minutes (2011) (Performed 22nd March, 2011)

-Percussion Study, for One Player – 3 minutes (2011)

-Étude: “They Gave us the Slip,” for Brass Quintet – 6 minutes (2011)

-The Elves and the Shoemaker, a Ballet for Chamber Ensemble/Orchestra – 40 minutes (2010)

-Rhapsody for String Quintet, for Two Violins, Viola, Violoncello, and Double Bass – 3 minutes (2010)

-Theme and Variations, for Wind Quintet – 7 minutes (2010)

-Three Short Études, for Solo Violin – 5 minutes (2010)

-Étude no. 1: Presto, vivace

-Étude no. 2: Adagio, pizzicato

-Étude no. 3: Presto, barbaro

-Ricordi di una Notte Tenebrosa, for String Quartet – 20 minutes (2010)

-Mvt. 1: Sogni Infranti – 7 minutes (Performed 9th February, 2010)

-Mvt. 2: Il Buio della Notte – 5 minutes (Performed 25th February, 2010)

-Mvt. 3: Incubi Angosciosi – 2 minutes (Performed 1st March, 2011)

-Mvt. 4: Il Ballo delle Mosche – 6 minutes (Performed 26th March, 2013)

-Chamber Études, for Chamber Ensemble – 9 minutes (2009)

-Étude no. 1: Carpe Diem – 3 minutes

-Étude no. 2: Early Morning Sunrise Over the Water – 6 minutes (Performed 24th November, 2009)

-Il Sogno, for Chamber Ensemble – 3 minutes 30 seconds (2008) (Performed 25th November, 2008)

-Organ Toccata in C minor, Commissioned by James Devor, Organ Scholar of Brentwood Cathedral – 7 minutes (2008) (Performed in November 2008)

 

Chamber Vocal & Choral Music:

-A Shropshire Lad, (Based on five poems from A.E. Housman’s collection of poems of the same name), A Song Cycle for Soprano and Piano – 25 minutes (2016) (Performed 1st March, 2016)

1.) II – Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry

            2.) XL – Into My Heart an Air that Kills

            3.) LIV – With Rue My Heart is Laden

            4.) LX – Now Hollow Fires Burn out to Black

            5.) XXXIX – ‘Tis Time, I think by Wenlock Town

-Infant Joy, for SATB Choir (For my Nephew) – 5 minutes, 30 seconds (2013) (Performed 5th December, 2015)

-Confessions, A Song Cycle for Soprano and Piano (Based on excerpts from “The Confessions of St. Augustine”) – 35 minutes (2014) (Performed 24th April, 2014)

            1.) Prélude: Carthage

            2.) Truth?

            3.) The Dream

            4.) The Lost Companion

            5.) Give Me Chastity, but Not Yet!

            6.) I Have Eyes Only for You

            7.) What do I Love, When I Love My God?

-Infant Joy, (Written for the Birth of my Nephew, Luca) for SATB Choir – 5 minutes (2013) (Performed 5th December, 2015)

-Falling, for Voice and Chamber Ensemble – 7 minutes (2012)

-We Know the Answer, for Voice and Chamber Ensemble – 3 minutes (2012) (Performed 20th January, 2013)

-In the Bleak Mid-Winter, for SSA Children’s Choir and SATB Choir – 6 minutes (2012)

-Missa Brevis (Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus/Benedictus, & Agnus Dei), for SATB Choir, Organ, Chamber Orchestra, and Soloists – 15 minutes (2009)

-Psalm 73: 23–26, for Voice & Piano – 4 minutes (2008) (Performed March, 2012)

-Psalm 73: 23–26, for Voice & Chamber Ensemble – 4 minutes (2008) (Performed 8th December, 2008)

-Ave Maria, for Voice & Organ – 5 minutes (2008) (Performed 9th July, 2010)


Vocal & Instrumental Music for Large Ensemble:

-Stelle, a Symphony in three continuous movements for Orchestra (A DMA Thesis Based on the “Divine Comedy,” by Dante Alighieri) – 30 minutes (2019)

-Mvt. 1: Inferno

-Mvt. 2: Purgatorio

-Mvt. 3: Paradiso

-Confessions, a Song Cycle for Soprano and Orchestra (A Master’s Thesis Based on the Confessions of St. Augustine) – 35 minutes (2014 – Orchestration of Songs 1, 3, & 4 in Progress)

            2.) Truth?

            5.) Give Me Chastity, but Not Yet!

            6.) I Have Eyes Only for You

            7.) What do I Love, When I Love My God?

-The Fanfare of Illumination, for Brass Ensemble and Percussion (Written for the first annual “Alumni of Influence” Gala, Honouring 100 Alumni of University College, University of Toronto) – 3 minutes, 30 seconds (2012)

-Rob Ford: The Opera, for Singers and Chamber Orchestra (Composed Scenes 1 & 2 of the Opera. Libretto by Michael Albano; Scenes 3 & 4 by Adam Scime, Scene 5 by Anna Höstman, and Scene 6 by Saman Shahi) – 20 minutes (2011 – Orchestrated 2012) (Performed 22nd January, 2012)

-Per Ora e Sempre, for Orchestra (Written to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy) – 7 minutes (2011)

-Studi Orchestrali: La Creazione, for Orchestra – 4 minutes 30 seconds (2011)

-Brief Étude, for String Orchestra – 2 minutes 30 seconds (2010)

-Guitar Concerto in C minor, for Orchestra and Classical Guitar Soloist – 20 minutes (2009)

-Mvt. 1: Allegro vivace – 12 minutes

-Mvt. 2: Adagio – 8 minutes

-Ave Maria, for Voice & Orchestra – 5 minutes (2008) (Performed 9th November, 2009 – Reading Session)

-So Long!, for Jazz Orchestra, Timpani, & Soloists (For the Upper 6th Leavers of the Brentwood School Big Band) – 6 minutes (2008) (Preformed on 28th June, 2008)

-Uno Sguardo Al Cielo, for Female Voice & Chamber Orchestra, Premiered at Brentwood Cathedral (Text by Massimo Guida; In loving memory of Davide Tedeschi) – 5 minutes (2007) (Performed 22nd April, 2008)

-Various Brief Orchestral Études


Scoring Projects for Film & Other Media:

-Lost for Words, Music (A Word-Trivia Game Released by OMG! Brews Games; available via free download for iPhone, iPad, and Android) (2015)

-Newsroom, Music (News Web App. for the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music) (2014)

-Memory Worked by Mirrors, Music, for Clarinet, Soprano, Percussion, Electric Guitar, & Cello (Score for a Short Film by Stephen Broomer, 2011, Ryerson), – 2 minutes (2014) (Performed 8th May, 2014 at FAWNSynesthesia III: Film & Music)

-Video for University of Toronto President Gertler’s Inauguration, Music (2013)

-University of Toronto: “Boundless Impact” Video, Music; Additional Music by Mike MacMillan; Drum beats by Andrew Kilgour – 3 minutes (2013)

-Lost Flower, Music (A Short Classically Animated Film by Adisra “Peach” Promthep, Sheridan College) – 2 minutes (2012)

-In a Blue Moon, Music (A Short Classically Animated Film by Nicole Gagnon, Sheridan College) – 2 minutes (2011)

-Little Icarus, Music (A Short Classically Animated Film by Dylan Kurp, Sheridan College) – 2 minutes (2011)

-Pistol Shrimp, Music (A Short Classically Animated Film by Derek Spencer, Sheridan College) – 2 minutes (2011)

-Silent Night, Music (A Short Classically Animated Film by Ajith Vasu, Sheridan College) – 2 minutes (2011)

-Brentwood School Promotional DVD, Additional Music; Music by David Pickthall (2008)


Boundless Impact - University of Toronto. Music by Massimo Guida; additional Music by Mike MacMillan; drum beats by Andrew Kilgour (2013)


Little Icarus by Dylan Kurp on Vimeo. Music by Massimo Guida (2011)


Lost Flower by Adisra Promthep (Peach). Music by Massimo Guida (2012)


Pistol Shrimp from Derek Spencer on Vimeo. Music by Massimo Guida (2011)


In a Blue Moon from Nicole Gagnon on Vimeo. Music by Massimo Guida (2011)


Silent Night from AjithVasu on Vimeo. Music by Massimo Guida (2011)

Silent Night - by Ajith Vasu, music by Massimo Guida (me) from Massimo Guida on Vimeo. (2011)


Arrangements (Only Those for Large Ensemble are Included)

-All of Me, for Orchestra – 5 minutes (2017); Music and Lyrics by John Legend

-All of Me, for String Orchestra – 5 minutes (2017); Music and Lyrics by John Legend

-Theme from “The Magnificent Seven,” for Orchestra – 5 minutes (2017); Music by Elmer Bernstein

-Theme from “The Magnificent Seven,” for String Orchestra – 5 minutes (2017); Music by Elmer Bernstein

-Con Te Partirò, for Orchestra – 4 minutes (2017); Music and Lyrics by Francesco Sartori and Lucio Quarantotto

-Con Te Partirò, for String Orchestra – 4 minutes (2017); Music and Lyrics by Francesco Sartori and Lucio Quarantotto

-“Star Wars” Theme, for Brass Quintet & String Quintet – 3 minutes (2015); Music by John Williams

-“Indiana Jones” Theme, for Brass Quintet & String Quintet – 5 minutes (2015); Music by John Williams

-Libertango, for String Orchestra – 5 minutes (2013); Music by Astor Piazzolla

-Isabel, for Orchestra, Piano, Classical Guitar, and two Male Voices – 5 minutes (2008); Music and Lyrics by Andreas Jonas Romdhane, based on Gabriel Fauré’s “Pavane in F-sharp minor, Op. 50” (1887)

-Lost, for Pop Chamber Ensemble – 4 minutes 30 seconds (2008); Music and Lyrics by Alan Chang, Amy Foster–Gilles, and Michael Bublé

-We’ve Got Tonight, for Pop Orchestra and Rhythm Section – 4 minutes (2008); Music and Lyrics by Bob Seger

-Fever, for Big Band and Voice – 6 minutes (2008); Music and Lyrics by Anthony Newley and Lesley Bricusse

-The Music of the Night, for Chamber Ensemble and Male and Female voices – 5 minutes (2007); Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe

-Feeling Good, for Big Band, Strings and Voice; Premiered in Siena, Italy – 5 minutes (2007); Music and Lyrics by Anthony Newley and Lesley Bricusse

-Themes from The Godfather, for Big Band – 5 minutes (2007); Music by Nino Rota

-November Rain, for Jazz Orchestra, Optional Vocalist, and Rock-Rhythm Section; Premiered at the Schwabach von Eschenbach Gymnasium on 28th March, 2007, Germany – 6 minutes 30 seconds (2007); Music and Lyrics by W. Axl Rose, © Bronickle Records

-Numerous Arrangements for String Duo, String Trio, and String Quartet, and Piano Trio – available upon request.

Other Projects:

-“A Ladylike Murder, Additional Orchestrations (An Original Canadian Musical, with Music and Lyrics by Joseph Trefler, Book by Aviva Phillip-Muller, Directed by Nicole Bazuin. Premiered at Isabel Bader Theatre, Victoria College, 2012)

-Brentwood School 450th Anniversary Festival Concert Celebration, Co-orchestrator (2008)


Pop Music:

-We Know the Answer – 3 minutes 30 seconds (2012)

-Her Song – 7 minutes (2010)

-You and Me – 2 minutes 30 seconds (2010)

-Take My Hand, Let's Fly Away – 2 minutes (2010)

-Outta the Blue – 5 minutes (2010)

-Nobody Wants to Take You – 3 minutes (2010)

-Mamma, Don't Cry
– 5 minutes (2009)

-Winter Rose – 5 minutes (2008)

-I'll Wait for You – 6 minutes (2007)

-Hero – 5 minutes (2007)

-How About It (Performed by Minus-1: Lyrics co-written with Josh Chapman and James Simmons, Drums by Chris Welch) – 4 minutes 20 seconds (2007)

-Hard Rock Punk (Performed with Minus-1. Instrumental, co-written with James Simmons) – 5 minutes (2006)

-Always Yours (Performed with Minus-1. Lyrics Co-written with James Simmons) – 4 minutes (2006)

-Waiting In the Twilight (Performed with Minus-1) – 5 minutes (2006)

-Am I Over You? (Performed by Minus-1: Music by James Simmons, lyrics co-written with James Simmons & Josh Chapman) – 6 minutes (2006)

-So Sorry – 6 minutes (2005)

-Various
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