After coming to live in Canada in 1981, he wrote Variations on a Theme of Walton on a U.K. commission and had considerable success with his music for symphonic band in the United States. In 1984, following the Canadian premiere of his Partita by the Kingston Symphony Orchestra, he worked with several groups from Queen's University. In 1986, both the Violin Concerto and Contrasts were broadcast on the CBC programme Off the Record. Events in 1987 included the world premiere of Interludes and Canzonas for brass quintet, Sonata for Chamber Orchestra by the CJRT Orchestra at York University, Soliloquy for solo guitar and the Canadian premiere of Concerto for Wind Orchestra.
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