Shane Fage

(b. 1964, Winnipeg, Manitoba).

Canadian composer of mostly orchestral and chamber works that have been performed in Europe and North America.

Mr. Fage studied composition with Allan Gordon Bell, David Eagle and William Jordan at the University of Calgary, where he earned his MMus. He also attended the International Young Composers Meeting in Apeldoorn in 2000.

Among his honours are the Dean's Special Master's Scholarship, the Graduate Teaching Assistantship, the Louise McKinney Prize, the Province of Alberta Graduate Scholarship, and three scholarships for graduate research, all from the University of Calgary, as well as several residencies at the Banff Centre in Alberta and a prize in the competition of the festival Strings of the Future in Ottawa (2001, for Quartet No. 1).

He is also active in other positions. He served as a liaison between the Banff Centre and Krzysztof Penderecki from 1998–2000, where he also served as coordinator of the faculty ensemble for summer residents in 1999.


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As You Like It (incidental music, play by William Shakespeare), male voice, guitar, double bass, synthesizer, fixed media, computer, 1996–97

Rock, Paper, Scissors, dancer, alto saxophone, violin, cello, piano, 2003


In Memoriam for Those at Juno, 3/4 percussion, string orchestra, 1996

Concerto, viola, orchestra, 1997

Cumulonimbus, 1997

Westerbork Memorial, small orchestra (saxophones, brass, percussion), 1999

X, symphonic band, 2002


Permutations, guitar, 1995

Prelude, Fugue and Allegro, French horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba, 1996

Decet, 10 players, 1996

Guitar Trio, 3 guitars, 1996

Petrushka's Last Dance, marimba, 1997

Theme and Variations, 2 pianos, 2 percussion, 1997

Succinct Vignettes, violin, cello, piano, 1998

Soliloquy...Pinter, tenor saxophone, 1998 (also version for clarinet, 1999)

Forest Meadow, Moonlit Night, 2 AM, guitar, cello, 2000

Untitled, 8.5 x 11, flute, clarinet, 2 saxophones, 2 French horns, trumpet, 2 trombones, tuba, electric guitar, bass guitar, piano, drum kit, 2000

Quartet No. 1, string quartet, 2001

Moonlit Lake, 2 AM, violin, piano, 2001

Quartet No. 2, 4 saxophones, 2002


Missa brevis, mixed chorus, 1995

Ave Maria, female chorus, 1995


Variations and Sequences, 1995

Arnold versus Thelonius, 1998


Missa brevis. Shane Fage/University of Calgary Chamber Choir (UniCal, 1996)

Concerto. Christopher Sandvoss, viola; University of Calgary Orchestra (UniCal, 1999)

Shane Fage, Selected Works (1996–2001). (Self-released, 2002)