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The Old Palmer Song – a rollocking good sing for choirs

The Old Palmer Song is the second in my new series of Australian bush songs arranged for choir. This arrangement is available for SATB choir, with piano accompaniment and an optional flute part. The story behind The Old Palmer Song Following hard on the heels of the great California gold rushes (1848 – 1855) came [...]

By |2019-07-07T14:20:07+00:00July 8th, 2019|New releases|0 Comments

Brisbane Ladies – an Australian Bush Song for Choir

Brisbane Ladies is the first in my new series of Australian bush songs arranged for choir. This arrangement is available in two voicings - SATB and TTBB - with piano accompaniment. The story of Brisbane Ladies Sometimes known as Augathella Station, Brisbane Ladies is based on an English naval song titled Spanish Ladies. The song [...]

By |2019-07-03T12:26:34+00:00June 24th, 2019|New releases|0 Comments

Four Australian Bush Songs for Choir

Australian bush songs encapsulate the pioneering spirit that built Australia. But whilst they have been popular over many years with bush bands and solo singers, not at lot have been arranged for choirs. So here are new choral arrangements of four of my favourites. Our bush heritage Australia's bush (folk) songs tell stories about the [...]

By |2019-06-05T13:36:07+00:00June 10th, 2019|New releases|0 Comments

New Choral Arrangements for Christmas

Today marks the release of two exciting new choral arrangements of traditional Christmas carols – Patapan and Noël Nouvelet. Patapan Patapan, a traditional French carol was written by Bernard de La Monnoye (1641-1728) and was first published in 1720. Its original title was “Guillô, Pran Ton Tamborin” or "William, Bring Your Little Drum". The carol [...]

By |2019-03-16T11:24:09+00:00July 13th, 2016|New releases|0 Comments

Joining Illustrious Ranks!

It was a proud moment for me to join the ranks of composers known predominantly by their surnames – the likes of Bach, Mozart and Schumann being displayed on the same shelf! So just what, exactly, lies inside this milestone cover? Death of a Giant – an anthology of art songs Death of a Giant is [...]

By |2019-03-16T11:24:58+00:00June 18th, 2015|New releases|0 Comments

The Singing Network

Newfoundland, Canada – first encounter Back in 2003, I took my choir Voiceworks (part of the then Queensland Youth Choir) to St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, to participate in Festival 500, Sharing the Voices. Festival 500 was a non-competitive event, but choirs were required to go through an audition process and had to be invited [...]

By |2019-03-16T11:25:27+00:00May 4th, 2015|Organisation|0 Comments

One Amongst Ten Thousand

I recently had the opportunity to attend the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Conference in Salt Lake City. According to ACDA Executive Director Tim Sharp, the 2015 event set attendance records, attracting 5000 delegates and 5000 choristers, not only from the USA but from 40 countries across the globe. This is a choral music [...]

By |2019-03-16T11:26:09+00:00March 16th, 2015|Conference|0 Comments