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Starfish

Composed in 2016, Starfish is available in Unison or SA and piano, and is suitable for lower Primary school age children from Prep to Grade 6. It teaches harmonic blending and unison singing, has easy-to-learn words for younger children and explores the range of the voice. This piece was inspired by a trip to Lennox […]

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Starfish from Animal Songs

Startish (2016) is composed for Prep to Grade 3 Primary children in easy harmonic blending and words that are easy to memorise.

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Black Currawong Tango

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 […]

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Remember Me

Christina Rossetti wrote her beautiful poem Remember (1849) when she was just a teenager. This arrangement was completed in 2016. It is composed for Unison or SA & Piano. It teaches, question and answer techniques, harmonic blending, unison singing and explores the vocal and dynamic range of the voice. Suitable for advanced primary school and secondary […]

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Shiver of Sharks

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. The lyrics of this song teaches the names of collective nouns of groups of animals, […]

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Autumn

Autumn (2015) 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 the skies are so blue […]

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Chocolate Fiesta for Guitar Ensemble

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:  

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Hot Chocolate Tango for Guitar Ensemble

Hot Chocolate Tango has a Spanish rhythmical flavour and is composed for Upper Primary School or Lower Secondary Guitar Ensemble. This piece was commissioned by All Hallows School 2013 for the Queensland Catholic Colleges Festival.     Instrumentation: Guitar 1, Guitar 2, Guitar 3, Guitar 4 and Bass Guitar Audio Sample:  

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Wriggly Song for String Ensemble

Wriggly Song is written for Junior String Ensemble. It was premiered by Western Suburbs Symphony Orchestra (Junior Ensemble) in November 2013 and selected for AUSTA reading day 2014. Wriggly Song is a cheerful rag in D major with imitative part writing and a catchy tune. Instrumentation:         Violin 1, Violin 2, Violin 3, Viola, […]

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Viennese Waltz for String Ensemble

Viennese Waltz is composed for Junior String Ensemble. It was premiered by Western Suburbs Symphony Orchestra (Junior Ensemble) in November 2013 and selected for AUSTA reading day 2014.   Instrumentation:         Violin 1, Violin 2, Violin 3, Viola, Cello, Double Bass and Piano Difficulty:                        Primary […]

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Raging Rumba

    Raging Rumba is an enjoyable and educational piece for Junior String Ensemble. It was premiered by Western Suburbs Symphony Orchestra (Junior Ensemble) in November 2013 and selected for AUSTA reading day 2014. It is a lively and melodious Rumba in the key for G major.   Instrumentation:         Violin 1, Violin 2, Violin 3, […]

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Sailors Dance

  Sailors Dance is a  lively sea shanty for Junior String Ensemble. It was premiered by Western Suburbs Symphony Orchestra (Junior Ensemble) in November 2013 and selected for AUSTA reading day 2014. Composed for the All Hallows School String Ensemble (Grade 5-7) in 2013 and performed by Brisbane Girls Grammar School Corelli Strings Ensemble June 2014. It is a lively and […]

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A Thousand Stars

A Thousand Stars is a description of the stars and universe. The underlying message is that each individual person is unique and we can achieve great things. We are like stars in ourselves that are part of a greater constellation. This piece was commissioned for the Pemulwuy Festival 2014 by Brisbane Boys Grammar, and is […]

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Byron Bay Sunrise

Byron Bay Sunrise  for Solo Piano Grade 1 level, captures the feeling of walking up to the lighthouse at Byron Bay, New South Wales, at sunrise. It requires a rounded singing tonal quality, relaxed hand position, and good shaping of phrases. Byron Bay Sunrise was composed for the ‘set piece’ section of the Enoggera Eisteddfod, Brisbane […]

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Black Currawong Tango

This piece is a characterization of the native bird and is reminiscent of its call. It is AMEB 4th Grade standard. Black Currawong Tango was a set piece of the Enoggera Eisteddfod, 2014.   Length                   1’21” Speed                     Moderato […]

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Wattle

  Wattle is a programmatic Grade 6 level piece for solo piano capturing the image of the Wattle tree in full flower in Spring. The stunning yellow colour of the flowers combines with the flowing, swaying movement of the branches. Wattle was a set piece of the Enoggera Eisteddfod Brisbane in 2014. Duration – 2’38” Tempo – Flowing and […]

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Daddy Long Legs Spider

Daddy Long Legs Spider (2014) is a cheerful, humorous song about having a daddy long legs spider as a pet. It is one of our most popular songs. It has a catchy swing rhythm and optional actions and is the eighth song in the Animal Songs for Children Choral Series. Suitable for Primary school children […]

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Where was the Moon?

Where was the Moon? (2014) is an inspirational song for Unison or SA and piano. The underlying message is that when things are not so good, tomorrow will always be a better day! This song is suitable for all age groups from middle Primary to secondary school and massed choir events. It teaches harmonic blending, […]

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Kyrie Eleison

Kyrie Eleison (Psalm 51) composed in 2014, is an elegant arrangement of the Psalm: “Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy.”  It is available for Unison, SA or SSA & Piano and has an optional flute part.   Key            Unison – D major; SA/SSA – C major Range    […]

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Gecko – QMA finalist

Gecko – the finalist in Queensland Music Awards, Children’s Music category in 2013

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