flute (piccolo), oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano, harp, celesta, violins, viola and cello

Amuya, an Inuit word meaning deep, melting snow, was written for the soundtrack of the Expo 67 film (and pavilion) Man and the Polar Regions. Following revision and development by the composer, this work, written in the post-Serial style of the 1960s, was premiered at a CBC Festival concert in Toronto on July 20, 1968, under the direction of the composer. For Walter Boudreau, Amuya “admirably testifies to the composer’s absolute control over his material… formal clarity and rigour are combined with a keen sense of orchestration. Garant, as in all his works of this period, reveals himself furtively through music filled with contrasts.”