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Orchestral and Chamber Works

"Beautifully crafted, and always received with enthusiasm by both the members of the orchestra and the audience alike".
(Gordon Yemm, former principal flute West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Queensland Pops Orchestra)


A selection:

1985 - Australian Concert Overture - for medium sized orchestra. Winner Australian Young Composer Award 1986.

1986 - Horizons- for orchestra. 'The sound of Tasman Sea horizons. A beautiful short Australian orchestral work'! Hear on Sounds and Scores page.

Featured in the New Music and the Orchestra Series 1986, Queensland Orchestra conducted by Richard Mills. Level - professional orchestra or good university orchestra. 6 mins

1988 - Homage to TS Eliot- for string orchestra. 'Lyrical Sainsbury strings, a gritty conception of texture'! Hear on Sounds and Scores page.

A commissioned work for the Australian Chamber Orchestra, directed by Carl Pini, and with subsequent performance under Richard Tognetti. Level - professional, or good university string orchestra. 9 mins

1993/2009 - The Wellbeing Concertino for Clarinet and Strings - 'From our regional Australian tonal heritage'. Hear on Sounds and Scores page.

For Greg Turner (Royal Australian Navy Band Sydney soloist). Level - professional or good university orchestra. 15 mins

1994 - Seascapes for String Quartet 'The sense of sea cliffs towering above the waters, and suddenly fish'!

Level - professional string quartet or good university students. 10 mins

2001 - Concerto for Guitar 'A bi-tone concerto'.

Commissioned by Adrian Walter for the Darwin International Guitar Festival 2002. Soloist, Spanish virtuoso Jose Maria Gallardo del Rey. Level - professional orchestra or good university orchestra with a world class soloist. 25 mins

2007 - First Light - for orchestra. Winner New England Philharmonic Orchestra Boston Open Scores Competition 2010-11. Hear on Sounds and Scores page.

Commissioned by the Central Coast Conservatorium and the Central Coast Symphony, Gosford City. Level - professional orchestra, good university orchestra or good community orchestra.10 mins

Symphony of the Birds - for orchestra.

Commissioned by the Central Coast Conservatorium and the Central Coast Symphony, Gosford City. Level - professional orchestra, good university orchestra or good community orchestra.25 mins (First Light is the stand alone first movement from this piece)

2009 - Bushfire - a Concerto for Cor anglais and Strings. 'An Australian sense of orchestration - bush-scraped dots'! Hear on Sounds and Scores page.

Commissioned by Rachel Tolmie and the Concertante Ensemble, Gosford City. Level - Pro soloist and a pro orchestra. 22mins

2010 - Lydian Caprice - for string quartet. 'Opens serenely, then to a wild rhythmic ride in a pseudo-jamming style'. Hear on Sounds and Scores page.

Commissioned by the Wilhelm String Quartet, London. Level - professional. 8mins.

2014 - Concert Overture "Beach Holiday" - Commissioned by the Central Coast Youth Orchestra.

2015 - Where Cooling Zephyrs Breathe - Commissioned by the Central Coast Youth Orchestra.

2015 - Gallipoli Sensings for Wind Trio (bass clarinet/clarinet, French horn, Bassoon) - for the Wind Trio of the Royal Australian Navy Band Sydney. 8 mins


Also view the Solo Instrumental under List of Works.