"Waratah" (for SATB choir, brass and percussion) was commissioned in 2001 by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs for premiere performance at the Sydney Opera House.

Child Sightings


This SATB setting of John Kinsella's poem 'Child Sightings' was commissioned in 2002 for performance by The Brisbane Chorale, directed by Christopher Kiver.

Psalm 62


This setting of Psalm 62 (My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God) was commissioned by St Aloysius' College, Sydney. It is scored for SATB choir, strings and organ (optional).

The Paean


Commissioned by The Sydney Children's Choir in 2002, this work is a setting of Roland Robinson's striking poem about a swirling throng of desert birds taking to the sky at first light.

Gum Tree Country


Scored for a cappella SSAA choir and a quartet of chorister soloists (SSAA), "Gum Tree Country" reflects of the impact and awe-inspiring nature of the Australian bush fire.



The poem 'Dew', by Australian poet Luke Davies, inspired me with its depiction of natural phenomena, flora and fauna, and with its allusion to the realm of sci-fi.



Scored for SATB choir, this setting of James McAuley's poem 'Nativity', depicts the birth of light in an extraordinary world of dewdrops, spider webs and tender snails' horns.

My Nurse and I


This score was commissioned by Concordis Chamber Choir (VIC). It is a setting of a poem of Nicolette Stasko, after the painting of the same name by Frieda Kahlo.

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