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Songs and Choral

Songs, song cycles, cantatas and short choral items.


A selection:

1987 - The Lot of Man - a Cantata for choir and mixed ensemble. Commissioned by Gosford Philharmonic Orchestra.

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

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

1989 - Dream Journey - a Cantata for Children (up to young teenagers). Scored for singers, treble and bass instruments. Completed during a Composer Residency at the Lismore Conservatorium Centre 1989.

1990 - The Mayfly (a song-cycle)- A setting of a lecture by Dr David Suzuki,for an 'El Cimarron' type of quartet of mezzo-soprano, flute, guitar and percussion (including marimba and/or vibes). Music with lasting relevance due to environmental theme. Level - professional 'new music' ensembles or good university groups. 27 mins

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

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

1994 - Unleafed Observers - for a cappella choir. Level - good community choir. 2 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 - Girar (Wind) - for choir. A Dharug Aboriginal song along mystic themes. Level - community choir. 4 mins

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

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

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