I am an active librettist and lyricist with over 20 years experience writing for modern art music. My works have been performed at festivals, internationally, on radio and recorded on CD. I am available for commission.
I have a specialisation in works for choral and religious performance. My Australian Advent anthems are noted for their thoughtfulness, depth, singability and appropriateness for the antipodean seasons.
Composed Vaughan McAlley, first performed by the choir of the Scots Church Melbourne, December 2020.
Composed Phillip Nicholls, for the consecration of a new altar stone, first performed by the choir of St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne, June 2020.
‘Magnificat and Nunc Dimitus After Dietrich Bonhoeffer’
Composed Michael Leighton Jones, commissioned by the Music Foundation of St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne, first performed by the Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne, March 2020 (delayed due to COVID-19).
Composed Andrew Schultz, commissioned St John’s Southgate Bach Cantata Program 20th anniversary, first performed by Choir of St John’s Southgate and Bach Orchestra, December 2017.
Movement 4 first broadcast, Reflections, 3MBS radio, Cond. Graham Lieschke (February 2018).
Full broadcast, Melbourne in Concert, 3MBS radio, Cond. Graham Lieschke (May 2018).
‘Sunlight touches the roses’.
Composed Peter Campbell, commissioned for the centenary of the Horsfall Chapel, first performed by the Choir of Trinity College Melbourne, October 2017.
Recording on ‘Holy and Indivisible: Music for the Centenary of the Horsfall Chapel’, (2017), Cond. Christopher Watson, track 16.
‘Anthem for the Feast of Any Healer’.
Composed Michael Leighton Jones, commissioned by Dr Jack Best, first performed by the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, February 2011.
Recording on ‘Ubi Caritas’, ABC Music, (2018) Cond. Michael Leighton Jones, track 13.
‘In Advent Heat’,
Composed Peter Campbell, first performed by the Choir of Trinity College, Melbourne, Advent 2010.
Recording on ‘Beneath the Incense Tree‘, Arcis (2018), Cond. Christopher Watson, track 3.