Wyre's compositions, many of them commissioned works, have been performed in Canada, Japan and the USA. These include Utau Kane No Wa (1974) and Bernie (1976) both for the Festival Singers, Mind the Wind (1982) for Judy Loman, First Flower (1984) for the NYO, and Maruba (1987) for Beverley Johnston. Connexus (1977) was commissioned by the CBC and premiered by the TS in 1978. It has also been performed by the New York Philharmonic (1984) and the Cleveland Orchestra (1988). Wyre has performed as soloist in his own composition Bells (1970) with both the Japan Philharmonic (1970) and the TS (1972). His compositions are published by his own firm, Malarkey Music. He has been an accompanist on recordings by the Lyric Arts Trio (CBC SM-148) and Maureen Forrester (Centrediscs CMC-1283). In 1982 he participated in a recording, Here the Sounds Go Round/Reflexions Sur Le Son, for an exhibition of musical manuscripts and sound sculpture by R. Murray Schafer. In March 1984 he provided the accompaniment for Patrick Watson's readings of The Book of Job at the NAC.
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