Colleen Muriel

Colleen Muriel
P.O. Box 85
West Molesey, Surrey
England, U.K.

 photo.PNGColleen Muriel is a Canadian composer living in London, England. The first two concerts of Colleen’s compositions were given in 1997 and 1998 in Vancouver, Canada.Since then

Her music has been performed and recorded in Canada, the USA, UK, Western Europe, Bulgaria, Australia, Asia (including Vietnam and Japan), and Brazil.

Her music has been featured on a number of radio stations in the UK and Canada. Her music has also been  performed at The 15th London New Wind Festival; Sonic Boom (Vancouver Pro Musica); Women Composers Festival of Hartford, USA; Diamond Jubilee Concert (in honour of Queen Elizabeth’s 50 year reign – London); and Music Fest Aberystwyth, Wales.

She has written and/or arranged well over 600 pieces of music for various instruments and ensembles ranging in style from simple folk melodies to the avant-garde. These works include chamber music (instrumental), a chamber opera, choir music, string quartets, solo music for piano, flute, singers as well as hymn tunes.

She has published (El Flauto Records) 68 books of sheet music and released 14 CDs, all containing original compositions and/or arrangements. These all sell on a number of sites including Tutti Classical Music, Amazon, All Flutes Plus and her own website (

Colleen belongs to SOCAN, ACWC, CLC, CMRRA, Women in Music UK, CCLI and BASCA.


Choral Compositions

Holy, Holy, Holy 2001 (SATB) [c. 6 minutes] words by Reginald Heber

Our Father In Heaven 1999 (SATB) [c. 2 minutes] text based on Matthew 6: 9 – 13, premiere performance and recording by Elektra, Vancouver, Canada, 1999

Sanctus and Benedictus 2010 (SATB) [c. 5 minutes]

The Angels Have Come Again 1999 (SATB) [c. 5 minutes] commissioned by Deryk Forster for the Chamber Choir of Magee Secondary School, Vancouver, Canada

Thoughts From Psalm 13 2001 (SAB) [ c. 4 minutes] words from Psalm 13.

Beautiful Saviour 2002 (STB) [c. 6 minutes] words from Gesangbuch, Munster, 1672; translated by Joseph A. Seiss
Our Father In Heaven (SSA) [c. 3 minutes] text based on Matthew 6:9-13
Sanctus and Benedictus 2010 (SA and piano) [c. 5 minutes]


Ten Representative Works

War and Heartbreak 2008 (flute, piano and piano strings) [c.25 minutes], premiere performance Colleen Muriel (flute) and Ben Pinnow (piano) St. John’s Waterloo, London, England, August 29, 2008

Kyrie 2012 (mezzo-soprano,flute and piano) [c. 8 minutes ] premiere performance by Alison Wheeler (mezzo-soprano), Julian Callows (piano) and Colleen Muriel (flute), All Hallows By The Tower, London, Engand, May 26, 2012

Invisible 2014 [mezzo-soprano, tenor, child soloist, 2 pianos (piano/piano strings, flute] [c. 30 minutes] commissioned by Winifred Hall

Contemplations 2010 (flute and piano strings) [c. 6 minutes] premiere performance by Eric Stevens and Colleen Muriel, All Hallows by the Tower, London, England January 14, 2012

Fantasia and Ricercare 2003 (organ) [c. 8 minutes] premiere performance Wilbur Hughes, St. Andrews Cathedral, Sydney, Australia August 6, 2004

Vancouver Rain 2006 (piano) [c. 8 minutes ] premiere performance by Rachel Iwassa, Opening Festival Concert Premiere – Sonic Boom, March 16, 2006

The Nearness of the Beloved 1997 (flute and piano) [c. 5 minutes] premiere performance by Colleen Muriel and Grant Rowledge

Genesis 1997 (solo viola) [c. 4 minutes] premiere performance by Derek Darling at The Lutheran Campus Centre, UBC, Canada (1997)

Butterflies and Chimes 1999  (string quartet) [c. 4:56 minutes] premiere performance by Rosalie Carver (violin), Emily Greenlaw (viola), Gilian Wayman (cello), Colleen Muriel (flute – substitute for violin 2), Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church, Vancouver, Canada,  October 3, 1999

Meditation on Runyan’s Faithfulness 1998 (vibraphone solo) [c.10 minutes] premiere performance by Nick Coulter, St. Marks Church, Vancouver, Canada (1998)