Master of Music


World Premiere Performance TUESDAY 14 NOVEMBER, 2017 (6:30PM) Performers: Canterbury College, directed by Janet Wyvill. Venue: Canterbury Events Centre, Canterbury College, Waterford, QLD, Australia. URL: Canterbury College (Facebook) Composer's Note Master of Music, a setting of a poem of Henry Van Dyke (1852 – 1933), was commissioned by [...]

Sweet Mercy!


Composer's Note Sweet Mercy! was commissioned by Ars Musica Australis in celebration of the auspicious occasion of the 125th anniversary of Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta, NSW, Australia. When setting Sweet Mercy!, I heard in the language and rhythm of the poem the sound of missionary-influenced, island-style singing, along with a distinct gospel music [...]

Huge Earth


Composer's Note Commissioned by St Andrew’s Cathedral School in Sydney, Australia, Huge Earth received its first performance at Sydney Town Hall on 26th June, 2003 as a three-movement work scored for massed choirs, orchestra, pipe organ and soloists. In 2013, at the invitation of conductor Jacob Narverud (Kansas City, USA), I took the opportunity [...]



Composer's Note In 2001, Dr Richard Gill OAM, in association with Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. (Australia), requested that I compose some music for inclusion in the "Alfred New Voices Choral Series", a collection of music aimed especially at school-aged choristers in the primary (K-6) environment. My piece, Lula, is scored for treble voices and [...]