Delian Games 2009 Medallion

Delian Games 2010 Commemorative Medallion, after a statue of Apollo at the National Archaeological Museum, Naples, Italy.





Welcome to the Delian Suite VI web pages!


On 12 January 2010 a magnitude-7.0 earthquake devastated the already impoverished island nation of Haiti. Its densely populated capital Port-au-Prince sustained almost unimaginable damage, and the death toll, if it can ever be accurately reckoned, is believed by many to exceed 200,000. Hundreds of thousands more were left injured, maimed, and homeless—many of them young children.

Recovery from this major natural disaster is likely to take decades, but you can help to accelerate the process by contributing generously to the relief or charitable organization of your choice (see links below for a list of possibilities). If you enjoy our Delian Suite No. 6 (see mp3 links below), we urge you to donate as much and as often as you possibly can.

Although the Delian Society is not a relief or charitable organization and does not solicit contributions, an international group of our composers and performers, collectively moved by the tragedy, have created this suite of movements for flute and guitar based on the beloved Haitian melody "Dodo titite" ("Sleep, Little Baby") to help to keep international attention focussed on Haiti.

The music is available for the first time here for download, recorded by the Serenade Duo (movements 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 in the alphabetical list below, and additional link at movement 5) and a special duo comprised of flautist Melanie Chirignan and guitarist Tim Maynard. The score and parts of the Delian Suite No. 6: Variations on a Haitian Lullaby will be available free of charge in PDF format to any flute and guitar duo committed to performing our music for the express purpose of benefitting the people of Haiti. A bound edition of the same will also be available for the cost of materials and shipping alone (please inquire through our e-mail link below) at a future date. Permission to broadcast or present our music for non-profit humanitarian or cultural purposes, including radio broadcasts, will usually be expeditiously granted, but requires our prior written approval.

We hope you enjoy our music, and if you or one of your colleagues or students performs our work, we will gladly announce and acknowledge your concert on this web page. If you are interested in commissioning any of our composers for new works, feel free to contact her/him directly. You may also post a message to him/her by using the e-mail link at the bottom of the Delian Suite No. 6 web pages.


The Serenade Duo

The Serenade Duo


Melanie Chirignan, Flute

Melanie Chirignan


Tim Maynard, Guitar

Tim Maynard


Special thanks go to the Serenade Duo—flautist Michelle LaPorte and guitarist Gerry Saulter, and to flautist Melanie Chirignan and guitarist Tim Maynard, for their outstanding artistry and support of contemporary tonal music, and to all those who gave so generously of their expertise, musical creativity, and skill to make this project a reality. We hope our gift to Haiti and to you, the listening public, will further the spirit of international friendship and cooperation.


Listen to Delian Suite No. VI: Variations on a Haitian Lullaby

Alphabetical listing of movements by composer's surname:


Help Haiti Rebuild! Contribute to the Relief and Charitable Organizations of Your Choice.

American Refugee Committee


Artists for Peace and Justice


Clinton Foundation

Clinton Bush Haiti Fund

Direct Relief International

Friends of the Orphans

The Goods / Huffington Post

Doctors without Borders

Haitian Health Foundation

Healing the Children

Habitat for Humanity

Handicap International

International Medical Corps

International Red Cross Red Crescent

International Rescue Committee

Mercy Corps

Merlin USA


Music for Relief


Operation USA


Partners in Health


Save the Children



United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund

United Nations Foundation

United Nations World Food Program

United Way

Yéle Haiti

World Concern


To learn more about the Delian Society:

The Delian Society

The Delian Society Roster

The Delian Society Honors

Ye New Music Fayre (2008)

The Delian Society Pantheon

The Delian Society Manifesto

The Delian Suite No. I (2005)

The Delian Suite No. 2 (2006)

The Delian Suite No. 3 (2007)

The Delian Suite No. 4 (2008)

The Delian Suite No. 5 (2009)

The Order of the Cynthian Palm

"The Colors of Peace" Movement

The Delian Society Resources Page

Nu Mu[sic!] Unlimited Festival 2006

Nu Mu[sic!] Unlimited Festival 2007

The Delian Society Composers' Scores

The Delian Society Cabinet of Seals and Medals

The Delian Society Keyboard Scores (free for Members)


The views expressed in this document, elsewhere on the Delian Society web pages, and by individual members of the Delian Society are not necessarily those of the Delian Society as a whole. Our membership is extremely diverse, as is to be expected of a body that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, handicap, religion, national origin, political affiliation, or marital status.


Last updated January 7, 2012
WebMaster: Sebastian Proteus,
© Copyright 2012 by Joseph Dillon Ford and the Members of The Delian Society.