Lullaby. Edmonton Symphony Orchestra: "A Concert for New York" (2013). 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards nominee for Classical Recording of the Year.Purchase.
"...gentle textures and flowing themes occasionally yield surprising harmonic turns and briskly changing meters." —Allan Kozinn, New York Times, on Lullaby
"...a work of quiet rapture and refined sensibility...elegant concision..." —Jack Sullivan, American Record Guide, on Lullaby
"...the most impressive music I have heard from Rival..." —Mark Morris, Edmonton Journal, on L'Aube
APR 2018—Completed Again...Riding, a choral setting of texts by the Canadian poet Marjorie Pickthall commissioned by Oras Chamber Choir of Thunder Bay, Ontario, and its director Erik Johannes Riekko. They will give the world premiere this summer or fall.
Watch the world premiere of Ten Miniatures for chromatic kantele, performed by Hedi Viisma on November 11, 2017, at a concert at the Helsinki Music Centre celebrating 30 years of the kantele class at the Sibelius Academy. [starts at 37:11]