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

  Commissioned for Pemulwuy Festival 2014, this song is a description of the stars and universe. The underlying message is that each individual person is unique. We are like stars in ourselves that are part of a greater constellation. Unison & Piano and  SA & Piano in Bb major for Middle School to High School age students […]

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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 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 of all ages, it is currently available […]

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Where was the Moon?

Where was the Moon? (2014) is an inspirational song for SA primary or secondary school choir and piano. Where was the moon in a darkened sky, its silver light to guide me on my way? Where were the stars shining down on me, So beautiful in every way. And then the sun brightens up the […]

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Kyrie Eleison

Kyrie Eleison (2014) – Lord Have Mercy (Psalm 51)  The music of Kyrie Eleison is an elegant arrangement of the Psalm: “Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy.”  Kyrie Eleison has been composed in a number of layers. The score is flexible so may be adjusted to the needs of your choir. 1.      For […]

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Gecko – QMA finalist

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

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Koala Baby Lullaby

Koala Baby Lullaby (2013) suits lower Primary School age children to sing in simple harmony. It is a melodic lullaby that has words that are easy to remember, teaches simple harmonic blending and unison singing in gently rocking triple time. It is the seventh song in the Animal Songs for Children Choral Series. It is available in SA […]

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A Little Story

A Little Story is an expressive children’s pianoforte miniature of Grade 1 standard, designed to show that different articulations produce a variety of musical characters. Section A uses staccato and accents to create a happy, lively character. Section B uses sostenuto pedal technique, a legato touch and the minor mode to create a feeling of despair or sadness. The return […]

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Possum

Possum (2013)  from the Animal Songs for Children series is a humorous song about the Possums that live in our roof in Queensland and how they make a lot of noise at night. Possum encourages children to think about the impact of the urban environment on native animals. It has a cheerful, catchy tune and fun words that Primary school […]

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Great Australian Bight

Great Australian Bight (2013) from the Australian Destinations series, is a humorous detective song for children. Find out, from a child’s point of view, why the Great Australian Bight is called a ‘Bight.’ Is it the Great White Sharks, the Mossies or the Kronosaurus that made the ‘great big bite’? This piece is suitable for Primary school age children. It […]

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Uluru

Uluru is from the Australian Destinations series (2013). It is a descriptive, expressive piece about the plains surrounding Uluru in the Northern Territory of Australia. This piece appeals to children of upper Primary school age as it describes the uniquely Australian environment that lies beyond the city, that is filled with colour and history: the plains being […]

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The Forgotten

This setting of the hauntingly beautiful ANZAC poem, ‘The Forgotten,’  written by the Australian poet Charles Harpur (1813-1868) was composed in 2012: “He fought for his country, the star of the brave, And died for it’s weal when to die was to save. And wisdom and Valour long over him wept, And Beauty, for ages, […]

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