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Songs and Choral

Songs, song cycles, choral works.

A selection:


1988 - Voyage of the Endeavour - a Cantata for voices, flute and piano (or harp - all pedalling indicated), for the Nouveaux Singers and the World Expo in Brisbane 1988. Essentially a mix of Aboriginal and European expressions about the arrival of the Endeavour on Australian shores. Level - good community group or University students. 30 mins.

1989 - Dream Journey - a Cantata for Childrens voices. Scored for singers, various treble and bass instruments. Completed during a Composer Residency at the Lismore Conservatorium Centre 1989.

Accompanied singer:

1988 - Two Haiku (on Australian themes) - for mezzo-soprano and flute. Level - university student. 3 mins

1989 - Three Haiku (on Australian themes) - for mezzo-soprano and violin. Level - university student. 6 mins

1993 - Song of Union - for mezzo-soprano and mixed ensemble. A positivity blast! Short

2011 - Brackish Songs - the concept of 'the local defining the world'. For mezzo-soprano and contemporary guitar. 23 mins

2013 - Lavendar Springs - (for mezzo-soprano and piano). From the Sketches of Provence Series. 3 mins

2014 - Notre dame de lumiere - (for mezzo-soprano and piano). From the Sketches of Provence Series. 3 mins

1990 - The Mayfly (a song-cycle) - A setting of a lecture by Dr David Suzuki,for an 'El Cimarron' type of quartet of low female cabaret singer, flute, guitar and percussion (including marimba and/or vibes). Environmental theme. Level - professional 'new music' ensembles or university groups. 27 mins

1980 until current time - some 100 folk, rock and jazz songs.

Choir items:

1992 - Sleep My Dears - for choir with accompaniment. A menacing lullaby, not to be sung to your children! Level - community choir. 3 mins

2002 - Shule Aroon - for a cappella choir, traditional Irish. Level - community choir. 5 mins

2003 - Un Die Musik - for a cappella choir. An arrangement of the Schubert song. Level - community choir. 4 mins

2006 - The Internet Round - for a cappella choir. Level - good community choir or university choir. 4 mins

2016 - The Earth Song - commissioned by (former Senator Bob Brown), an arrangement of his anthem for the earth. 4 mins

2016 - The Sphinx - commissioned by Avondale Conservatorium Choir, for the CD recording 'The Promise'. 3 mins.

2017 - Juljul - for children's choir with guitar. In English and Dharug language. For Turner Trebles Canberra International Music Festival 2017. 3 mins

2019 - Beds Are Burning (arrangement) for choir. Performed by Kompactus Choir Canberra for Peter Garrett's Doctorate award. 4 mins.

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