Great Australian Bight will be performed by the Australian Girls Choir at the 2017 Annual Concert in Sydney on 19 November. I am very much looking forward to hearing the performance live! Australian Girls Choir – 2017 Annual Concert
The Peaceful Waterfall is a meditative song for Unison and Piano. It was composed in September, 2017 and is suitable for Primary school and lower secondary school children. Water flowing down the hillside, crystal water, streams of blue, Icy cold and sparkling fresh, the sky a lovely azure hue. Flowers blossom crimson, red purple, yellow, […]
Commissioned by Voices of Birralee. Based on the words from ‘A Soldier’s Cemetery’, by John William Streets (killed and missing in action on 1 July 1916, aged 31) Behind that long and lonely trenched line To which men come and go, where brave men die, There is a yet unmarked and unknown shrine, A broken […]
New choral songs are now on my website: Sydney Cove is available for SA & Piano; Rain in the Mountains for secondary students is in SSA & Piano; and Starfish for Primary School students is available in SA & Piano or Unison & Piano.
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Flower of Youth Commissioned by Voices of Birralee The Flower of Youth Sherelle Eyles Based on the words from ‘A Soldier’s Cemetery’, by John William Streets (killed and missing in action on 1 July 1916, aged 31) Behind that long and lonely trenched line To which men come and go, where brave men die, There […]
Festival at St Peters Lutheran College, Brisbane, featuring ‘Great Australian Bight’ with 330 Primary school children – watch here
Flower of Youth, was just featured at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, sung at the Pemulwuy Male Voice Festival by the Pemulwuy Adult Choir, conducted by Paul Holley
Sydney Cove for SA and Piano is new in 2017 and tells the story of the Australian colonial cedar getters. It is from the Australian Destinations series. The cedar cutters worked in felling, cross-cutting logs and making tracks to bring the cedar out. The logs were either rolled or drawn out by bullock teams to […]
New in 2017, Rain in the Mountains (SSA) is suitable for Secondary school students and Adult choirs. It is based on a poem by Australian poet Henry Lawson. The Valley’s full of misty cloud, Its tinted beauty drowning, The Eucalypti roar aloud, The mountain frosts are frowning. The mist is hanging like a pall, […]
New in 2016, Starfish (SA) is suitable for lower Primary school age children from Prep to Grade 6, and is the latest in the Animal Songs series. It has easy harmonic blending in 2 parts and easy to learn words for younger children. “Little star, little star, star of the sea, How beautiful you are […]
Startish (2016) is composed for Prep to Grade 3 Primary children in easy harmonic blending and words that are easy to memorise.
Black Currawong Tango for Solo Piano is a characterization of the Pied Currawong, an Australian native bird. This piece characterizes the quirky behaviour of the Currawong and at bar 24 is reminiscent of its call. The left hand is in the style of a Tango with the Habanera rhythm suggesting that the birds do a […]
This arrangement of the poem Remember by Christina Rossetti was completed in 2016. It is composed for SA & Piano. The Soprano part splits into two parts for one page to add resonance to the climax. Remember Me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land; When you can no more hold me […]
Composed in 2015 for Primary School choirs, Shiver of Sharks is a humorous look at the ‘dog eat dog’ world of the Animal Kingdom with a jazzy ‘safari’ style harmonic bass and accompaniment. Shiver of Sharks suits Primary School age children Grade 2 to Grade 6. The lyrics of this song teaches the names of collective nouns […]
Composed in January 2015, this piece is a celebration of a Queensland Autumn. Composed for Unison, SA or SSA & Piano from Advanced Primary to Secondary School students, Autumn is suitable for Assemblies and Parades, Eisteddfods and Choral Festivals. It teaches harmonic blending, question and answer techniques and contains some unison singing. Autumn, at sunrise, and […]
Chocolate Fiesta is the first of 2 enjoyable and educational children’s pieces for Upper Primary School or Lower Secondary School Guitar Ensemble. This piece was commissioned by All Hallows School 2013. Instrumentation: Guitar 1, Guitar 2, Guitar 3, Guitar 4 and Bass Guitar Audio Sample: