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New Manley Hopkins Commission for Xavier College

Over the Australian summer I've been finishing a new commission for Xavier College, setting four poems by the great Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins. It has been a delight to be setting some of the finest English poetry. The works…

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Roderick Williams Performs Everyone Sang as part of War Tribute

Award-winning British baritone, Roderick Williams, has been performing my setting of Siegfried Sassoon's classic poem Everyone Sang as part of a programme commemorating the Armistice. The concerts, accompanied by Susie Allan, included a recent performance at the Hampstead Arts Festival…

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Godwits Premiere at World Migratory Bird Day

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of conducting the Spotswood Primary School Choir and the Newport Community Choir in the premiere performance of Godwits at the World Migratory Bird Day celebrations at the Newport Hub.

The piece sets text from…

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Whenever the Wind Taken Up by Choirs Worldwide

There has been huge interest in Whenever the Wind is High over recent months, following the Gondwana performance at Festival of Summer Voices. Orders for scores have come in from school and youth choirs across Australia and the UK.

The…

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New Commission - Songs for Birds

Over the Summer I have been putting the finishing touches to an exciting new commission for the City of Hobson's Bay in Melbourne.

Songs for Birds is a suite of three short pieces setting words by one of Australia's leading…

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Trinity College Boys Perform at ChoralFest

The boys of Trinity College, Perth have given the Brisbane premiere of Whenever the Wind is High at the National Choral Festival, conducted by Robert Braham.

The piece was a hit with both the boys and the audience.