Midnight Mass

2017-12-29T15:17:46+00:00

Composer's Note Midnight Mass (for SATB choir, soprano & bass baritone soloist, treble voice soloist, organ and orchestra) was commissioned by Father Arthur Bridge for performance at Midnight Mass, held at St Patrick’s Church, Blacktown, NSW, on Tuesday 25 December, 2007. The Midnight Mass setting comprises: I. Processional (O come, all ye faithful) (3’08”) [...]

Huge Earth

2018-01-07T15:25:24+00:00

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 [...]

Eternity

2016-10-17T16:01:47+00:00

Composer's Note Eternity was commissioned for performance on 30th July, 2000, by the Combined Sydney College Choirs and Orchestra, at the “Millennium Concert”, St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney. Scored for SATB choir, organ and orchestra, the work comprises three movements with two short interludes. The first movement is entitled “Deep in the silent centuries”. It [...]

Psalm 23

2016-10-17T16:01:47+00:00

Composer's Note Psalm 23, scored for Mixed (SATB) Voices and Organ, was commissioned in 1999 for performance by St Mary’s Singers and The Newington College Chamber Choir, at St Mary’s Cathedral, in Sydney, Australia. When beginning to compose the setting, I looked to George Herbert’s text for rhythmic ideas and became attracted to the [...]