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The Coventry Shepherds’ Carol – a new arrangement

I am sure that most choir directors who have ensembles performing Christmas songs and carols over the festive season would be aware of the Coventry Carol (sometimes referred to as Lully, Lullay). The carol refers to the 'massacre of the innocents' which took place when King Herod ordered his soldiers to slay all male children in [...]

By |2019-09-26T16:38:42+10:00September 26th, 2019|New releases|0 Comments

New Christmas Music for Choirs

When it comes time to decide on the Christmas music repertoire for my choirs for the coming festive season, I always like to include one or two new compositions or arrangements along with the 'old favourites'. The old favourites allow for a focus on preserving the traditions of the season; on presenting audiences with pieces that [...]

By |2019-09-11T11:16:38+10:00September 12th, 2019|New releases|0 Comments

The Diamantina Drover – an Aussie icon

The Diamantina Drover is the fourth in my new series of Australian folk songs arranged for choir. Whilst not a true folk song, it is written in a folk-like style and tells the story of a drover - a theme common to a good number of Australian bush songs. Written by Australian singer-songwriter Hugh McDonald [...]

By |2019-08-01T17:21:32+10:00August 5th, 2019|New releases|0 Comments

Moreton Bay – an emotive folk ballad for TBB choirs

Moreton Bay is the third in my new series of Australian bush songs arranged for choir. It is sometimes referred to as The Convict's Lament. This emotive Australian folk ballad, which tells of the hardships experienced by a convict at the Moreton Bay penal settlement, is arranged for TBB choir with piano accompaniment. The story of Moreton Bay The [...]

By |2019-08-01T17:07:54+10:00July 22nd, 2019|New releases|0 Comments

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+10:00July 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 |2019-08-28T16:20:37+10:00June 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+10:00June 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+10:00July 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+10:00June 18th, 2015|New releases|0 Comments