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Bruce Sled (b. 1975) graduated from the UBC music program in 1998 where he studied music composition with Stephen Chatman. His music has been performed across Canada, the United States, and in Europe. Choirs that have performed his works include The UBC Singers, musica intima, Vancouver Cantata Singers, and Chor Leoni. He received second place in the Socan choral composition competition in 1996 and 1997. His opera The Nightingale and the Rose was performed by the UBC Opera Ensemble in 1998 in the Chan Center for the Performing Arts. Bruce continues to compose while teaching music in North Vancouver.

Blue Car Blue Night

by Bruce Sled   

SATB with piano    –    CP 1072   – 4:10
High School choirs will love this. An evocative piece in homage to Bruce’s car, this piece has the groove of a late night drive down the highway. It almost sounds techno — it’s fantastic! 

Hush, Hush, Lie Still And Slumber

by Bruce Sled   

SSA  –    CP 1102   – 3:30
Set in a comfortable range for singers, this harmonically stable piece will encourage a healthy and well produced vocal sound in your ensemble. This delicate setting is appropriate for winter concerts. Can be managed by developing as well as experienced choirs.


by Bruce Sled

SSA or SSA and men  –    CP 1186 )   – 4:00
This is a piece without words which creates a frigid landscape with wind, drifting snow, cracking and melting ice.  A group of women sing undulating lines which move in and out of dissonance while other voices create the sounds of winter.  Very effective! Brrr!


by Bruce Sled  

SATB        –    CP 1048   – 2:10
TTBB        –    CP 1056
This piece has been an instant success for everyone who’s tried it. Using nonsense words, it is rhythmic and upbeat, and uses cyclical repetition in the parts creating an incredibly catchy groove! A must-see.

Jing-ga-lye-ya (Christmas)

by Bruce Sled   
SATB    –    CP 1062   – 2:10   
Heres a wonderful, upbeat addition to a Christmas program! Same music as the original, but with new words.
This piece belongs to the Christmas series.


by Bruce Sled                           

SSAATTBB    –    CP 1154   – 3:45
Bruce Sled reveals an inner spiritual passion with this piece. Rich choral sonorities and beautiful – sometimes unusual – harmonic progressions run through Bruce’s treatment of this traditional sacred text. More accomplished choirs will relish this a cappella composition, which is appropriate for both the church and festival stage.


by Bruce Sled

TTBB    –    CP 1060
SATB    –    CP 1061   – 2:45
This gentle, lilting song, is the second in Bruce’s trilogy for Cypress Publishing. It is flirtatious and has sweet, swinging Latin rhythms.
This piece belongs to the Chor Leoni Men’s Choir series.

Simba Simba

by Bruce Sled

TTBB    –    CP 1066
SATB    –    CP 1065   – 2:40
Here we go! The final part of Bruce’s trilogy, this is a Latin-style romp. Although singers aren’t supposed to swing their hips in the samba, its hard to resist!

Sparrow's Jig

by Bruce Sled

SATB    –    CP 1132   – 2:30   
Cypress Choral is not usually into publishing jigs, but this toe tapping dance-like composition by Bruce Sled engages mind, body, and spirit. Beware – leave plenty of room around the risers and pews because your singers and audience will be dancing by page 3.
penny whistle and bohdran parts are free upon request (sent via PDF files)