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2019

Snake and Lizard     for narrator and orchestra      7' 30"             

     2(1.p) 2 2 2(1.cbn) / 4 3 3 1 / timp, xylo, perc / str

     Commissioned by the Auckland Philharmonia for the APO 4 Kids Story time Concert March & April 2019         

2017

Echoes of an Exhibition     for orchestra      10'             

     2(1.p) 2 2 2 / 4 3 3 0 / timp, perc / str

     Commissioned by the Sadler Jones Family Trust for Risingholme Orchestra's 24th Jubilee, June 2017. 

     Based on paintings inspired by Philip Trustum, inspired by a performance of Mussorgsky's 'Pictures at an Exhibition'

     I. Metro-gnome – II. Troubadour – III. Catacombs – IV. Two Polish Jews        

2015

Processions    three pieces for youth orchestra      7'             

     5(pc) 1 2(1.bcl/bsn) 1(bcl/bsn) / alto sax+Eb horn(or 2 F horns) 2 0 0 /  timp, perc(3) / str

     Commissioned by Susan Melville for the ocasion of a cultural exchange to Guilin and Shanghai, China by the musicians from the

     Hawkes Bay Youth Orchestra in conjunction with the NZ China Friendship Society, April 2016.       

2015

Four Songs by Douglas Lilburn     orch. for high voice & chamber orchestra      8'             

     2 2 2 2 / 2 2 1 0 / timp, perc(1) / str      brass optional

     Commissioned by the Auckland Philharmonia for Lilburn 100 Celebrations.

     I. Lines in Autumn (Basil Dowling, text) – II. The Picnic (Ruth Dallas, text) – III. Summer's Sadness (D'Arcy Cresswell, text)

     IV. Holiday Piece (Denis Glover, text)         

2015

Animals of the Orchestra     for chamber orchestra       10'             

     2 2 2 2 / 1 1 2 0 / timp, perc(1) / str      ( + optional  tuba and trumpet II )

     A reworking of a selection from Saint–Saens 'Carnival of the Animals'.

     Devised for Resonance Ensemble Kidsfest programme, July 2015        

2012

At the Lighting of the Lamps >     for SATB choir & orchestra       13'             

     2 2 2 2 / 2 2 3 1 / timp, perc(2), hp / str      

     2 1 1 0 / 0 0 0 1 / perc(1), hp / str    (alternative reduced version)

     Commissioned by the Christchurch City Choir for its 21st anniversary with funding from Creative New Zelaand

     A setting of the first three cantos of the poem by the same name by Ursula Bethell      

2008

Dudelsack Medley     for solo dudelsack & small orchestra       10'             

     2 2 2 2 / 0 0 0 0 / timp, perc(1), hp / str      

     I. Once in Royal David's City - II. Two Czech Carols (Nasem Vam Noviny & Stetsi, Zdravi, Pkov Svaty)      

2005

A visit from St Nicholas     an orchestral 'soundwash'       variable duration             

     variable instrumentation     

     To accompany a recitation of Samuel Clemens Moore's poem by Gary Moore (former Mayor of Christchurch)     

2004

Fanfare on Personet Hodie     for orchestra       1' 30"            

     2 2 2 2 / 4 3 3 1 / timp, perc(3), hp / str     ( + optional brass band and optional choir )     

    

2004

Suite from A Christmas Carol     for orchestra       18'             

     2 2 2 2 / 2 2 2 1 / timp, perc(2), keyboard / str     

 

     Commissioned by Canterbury Philharmonia, funding from the Community Trust.   

    

1999

The House that Sings    for string orchestra      10'             

1996

The Park >     suite for orchestra       20'             

     3 2 2 2 / 4 3 3 1 / timp, perc(2) / str     *also suitable for amateur orchestras and youth orchestras

 

     Commissioned by Canterbury Philharmonia Society with funding from Creative New Zealand.

    

1991

Mists    for orchestra      2' 15"             

     2 2 2 2 / 2 0 0 0 / str    (winds optional)

1984

Concerto No.2    for twenty car horns      7'             

     Commissioned for the Christchurch Festival

Music Director, Risingholme Orchestra

Music Director, Jubilate Singers

Founding Trustee, The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts

Founding Chairman, Concerts for Christchurch Foundation

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