Derrick Christian

 
 

Derrick Christian has a Bachelor of Music from the University of British Columbia where he studied composition, voice, and conducting. He is a familiar face to Vancouver choral audiences, having sung in many of the city’s professional and amateur choirs, including the Vancouver Cantata Singers, Vancouver Chamber Choir, musica intima, and Phoenix. He was artistic director of the Gallery Singers from 2003 to 2007, and has conducted other ensembles including Stellaria Voices & Players, and the Vancouver Cantata Singers.


Un Flambeau! Jeannette, Isabelle   arr. Derrick Christian


SATB   a cappella    $2.35    CP 1593  
(see the score while you listen)  duration - 2:25

This delightful 17th century chant de noël provençal can be interpreted on so many levels. It is a charming oratorio-in-miniature, filled with humor, allegory, satire, devastating irony, and countless scriptural allusions.

Derrick has written exciting interplay between triple and duple rhythms - which add so much sparkle to a traditional favorite.