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.
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.
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.