SSA treble voices with chamber orchestra (2008)
Wolcom Yole! is a sparkling piece which welcomes the audience and conjures the excitement of the beginning of the Christmas season. The work retains the original “Middle English” of the 16th-century as used by Benjamin Britten. Overall, simple choral writing, often in unison, homophony or simple canon, is combined with energetic and rhythmic writing in the orchestra using short repeated rhythms.
SA treble choir with piano
A simple, whimsical setting of a text by Michael Leunig. The work includes a rhythmically engaging piano part and simple, modal vocal writing and optional handbells.
SSA choir with chamber orchestra
Jubilate Deo is an engaging, rhythmic vocal work which sets a celebratory sacred text with syncopated rhythms and pentatonic modal writing inspired by world music from Africa and Latin America.
unison treble voices with piano, optionl descant (2008, revised 2018)
Originally written for the Sydney Children’s Choir and entitled “I Would like to Visit the Moon”, this song was revised in 2017 and divides into two parts at the end. The wonders of imagining yourself escaping the world by flying high up in the sky, but knowing you can always come back again!
Very easy difficulty,
unison treble choir and piano
I – Rocket Ship Cannon Buy scores
A fun counting song resulting in satisfying “BLAST OFFS!” Singers identify pitch with the numbers of the major scale. Can be sung with or without piano accompaniment. The second section can be sung as a canon or remain in unison.
II – Space Kangaroo Buy Scores
An action song involving kangaroo hopping plus outer-space adventures! What more could younger children want?
III – Goodnight Buy Scores
Suitable for younger children, this peaceful song explores our dreams and gives an opportunity for individual children to participate in the action!
Advanced SSAA choir with optional percussion
This challenging work for treble voices and conga (or djembe) is inspired by various styles of world music, particularly the syncopated rhythms of samba music. The melodic and harmonic language is based pentatonic and mixolydian modes, adopted throughout etherial, aleotoric textures and energetic syncopated homophony throughout the piece.
SSAA treble choir with piano
Rain Dream is a highly imaginative choral piece for SSAA choir and piano. In it a young child who lives in the dry central Australian outback and has never seen rain dreams of what it would like to be in a thunderstorm. The work eventually becomes a sort of rain dance with chanting of “Wandjina”, an Australian Aboriginal rain spirit. Commissioned by Gondwana Voices and winner of the Gondwana Voices Composition Competition.