A new work for a cappella choir, commissioned by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs for premiere performance in 2020 during their centenary season international tour
A concertino for alto saxophone and saxophone orchestra, commissioned by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra especially for performance by SCM Saxophone Orchestra directed by Michael Duke at the 2018 Australian Series, held at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, ACT, Australia.
A new arrangement of one of my best-sellers: Crazy Logic (originally for alto saxophone and piano) will soon make its debut in a new scoring for electric harp and bass clarinet, performed by the fantastic Duo Imaginaire (Hagen, Germany).
Commissioned by Brisbane Chamber Choir for world premiere performance upon the occasion of the choir’s 20th anniversary, Calm the Waves of this Heart (for SATB choir and saxophone) is a setting of Søren Kierkegaarde’s prayer for peace. Performed by Brisbane Chamber Choir, directed by Graeme Morton AM with soloist, Diana Tolmie (soprano saxophone) @ St John’s Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane, QLD, Australia on 12 August, 2017.
Sonnet, to the Comet of 1825 (for a cappella SATB choir) receives its world premiere on 20 September, 2017 performed by The Burgundian Consort @ The John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW, Kensington, NSW, Australia. This new work is the inaugural winner of the national Willgoss Choral Composition Prize.
A new work entitled Slipstream (for saxophone quartet) composed at the invitation of Nexas Quartet (Sydney, Australia) received its world premiere on 29 November, 2016 @ the Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House. A CD was also launched on the night! Recent subsequent performances include the QLD premiere of the work at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Townsville. (more info)
A new concerto entitled Escapade for soprano + alto saxophone with band, for world premiere performance in 2016 by Jérôme Laran (soloist) with L’orchestre d’harmonie H2O, France.
A new work entitled Hurly Burly (for soprano saxophone and piano) commissioned by Sydney-based saxophonist, Simon Watts for world premiere performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2015.
A festive setting of Mary C. Shafer’s poem, “Christmastide“. Scored for a cappella SATB choir, this composition was commissioned by Acappellago, a choir based in the western suburbs of Chicago, USA, for premiere performance in December 2015.
A new arrangement of “Whirled Music” scored for clarinet and harp, for premiere performance by Duo Imaginaire (Germany).