Will Clements is a Vancouver-based performer, educator, recording artist, and published arranger. With three albums to his credit, he is described by CBC Music as a “fantastic and easy voice…”. Some of his musical highlights include performing at the World Symposium on Choral Music in Istanbul with the Vancouver Youth Choir (2023), being a finalist with the Niagara Jazz Festival Youth Contest (2022), a performance residency as part of the Vancouver International Children’s Festival (2021), an Outstanding Ensemble Award for leading and arranging at the Vocal Impact Festival (2020), a full scholarship towards the Drayton Harbour Festival Camp in Washington (2016), and performing at the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans (2016).
Recipient of the UBC Greg Quan Prize in Music Education (2021), as well as an Outstanding Practicum Award, Will continues to arrange music for various ensembles in his spare time. He has served as a clinician for several secondary music programs, and is currently the director of choirs and general music at Argyle Secondary in North Vancouver.
by Will Clements
SATB with piano – CP 2187 – duration 3:10
SSAATB with piano – CP 2188
Whether it’s dawn or dusk, there is rich beauty in the colours that surround us. Just like these pivotal moments in the day, our lives share a parallel when we are faced with loss and grief. Nightfall is an experiment in conveying the stretch of time during these extraordinary life events. Harmonic textures and ostinato patterns are used together to create a sense of the push and pull of time, giving the listener the chance to experience the music in slow and fast motion. The text conveys these images further by describing these textures visually – the sun and moon’s dance in light and time. Nightfall is part of the Vancouver Youth Choir Series.
Thanks to Emile Deedes-Vincke for help wth setting the SATB voicing.