Composer

large jazz ensemble

The Waking — Commissioned by the University of Saskatchewan Jazz Ensemble, 2019-2020

But Not For Me — (Gershwin, arr. Friesen), October 2018

Can’t Help Falling in Love — (Peretti/Creatore/Weiss, arr. Friesen), October 2016

Angular Symphony — (Mallory Chipman, arr. Friesen), January 2020, for the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra and Mallory Chipman

I Got The News — (Steely Dan, arr. Friesen), May 2019, for the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra

Spellbound — (Peter Stoicheff, arr. Friesen), December 2016, for the President of the University of Saskatchewan, and the USask Jazz Ensemble

Lucky We Are — (Elly Thorn, arr. Friesen), October 2016, for the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra and Elly Thorn

Body and Soul — (Green, arr. Friesen), July 2015, for the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra and Molly Johnson

Rain (Molly Johnson, arr. Friesen), July 2015, for the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra and Molly Johnson

Kgomo — (trad., arr. Friesen), April 2016, performed at the Winspear Centre with the USask Jazz Ensemble and the University of Pretoria Youth Choir

Smoked Meat and the Main — (Mike Rud, arr. Friesen), November 2014, for the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra and Mike Rud

film scoring

My World Is No Longer The World I Knew — Strata New Music Festival, June 2019

Voila! — Project Spark Studio, in development

Performer

jazz

Caspian Ensemble — Sleeper (Snarky Puppy, arr. Friesen)

Jaelem Bhate Jazz OrchestraWhen I Was Loved (Jaelem Bhate; Silas Friesen, flugel solo)

Jaelem Bhate Jazz OrchestraOn The Edge (Jaelem Bhate; Silas Friesen, trumpet solo)

SolosRite of Spring, Igor’s Blues (Stravinsky, arr. Fred Stride)

Caspian Ensemble — Lingus (Snarky Puppy, arr. Friesen)

classical

Caspian Ensemble — Trio for Trumpet, Cello and Piano (Eric Ewazen)

Cross Canada Brass: A UBC Alumni Project — Ewazen Symphony in Brass

Silas Friesen — UBC Grad Recital