A painting of a vibrant bunch of marigolds in oranges, reds and golds

Wound Turned To Light: new songs by James Rolfe

Wound Turned to Light. Songs for voice and piano by James Rolfe. With vocalists Alex Samaras, Andrew Adridge and Jeremy Dutcher, and pianist Lara Dodds-Eden.

Poetry by Al Moritz, Andrea Thompson, Louise B. Halfe, Leonard Cohen, Choucri Paul Zemokhol, George Elliott Clarke, Boyd Warren chubbs, Amatoritsero Ede, Luciano Iacobelli, Giovanna Riccio, Ayesha Chatterjee, Bänoo Zan, Richard Sanger, Astrid Brunner, and Anna Yin.

Red Shift Records, 2023

Breathe: music for voices and early instruments

Breathe. Music for voices and early instruments by James Rolfe. With Suzie LeBlanc, Monica Whicher, Alexander Dobson; Toronto Consort conducted by David Fallis; and Toronto Masque Theatre conducted by Larry Beckwith.

Contains Breathe (2011, words by Anna Chatterton, Hildegard von Bingen, and Antonio Scandello); Europa (2013, words by Steven Heighton); and Aeneas and Dido (2007, words by André Alexis).

Centrediscs 2017

Nominated for the 2018 JUNO Awards Classical Composition of the Year.

“Breathe is by far one of the most extraordinarily beautiful recordings experienced in recent memory.” – Diane Wells, The WholeNote, December 2017

raW: chamber music by James Rolfe

(raW and 7 other chamber works)
Continuum Contemporary Music
Centrediscs, 2011.

Transatlantic Swing

Idiot Sorrow

John Snijders, piano.
Hat[now]ART CD149, 2008


Canadian Oboe Quartets

Oboe Quartet

The Gallery Players of Niagara
GPN09001, 2009.

Centre Discs

String Theory


Mark Fewer, Violin; Rosemary Thomson, conductor.
Eclectra CD ECCD-2074, 2006.


my soul, there is a country…

Come lovely and soothing death and Three Songs

University of Alberta Madrigal Singers, Leonard Ratzlaff, conductor.
Arktos CD200149, 2001.


The View From Here

Idiot Sorrow

Barbara Pritchard, piano.
Centrediscs CD 6298, 1998;