Orchestral, Wind Symphony, Brass Band

WorkInstrumentationDifficulty/LevelWork Duration
Around the World
  • Big Band (no doubling)
  • Big Band + Female Vocal
  • Jazz Ensemble (flexible)
  • Wind Symphony
Grade 3-42min 45sec
A Touch of Christmas
  • SA with Piano Accompaniment
  • SA with Orchestra
Medium4min 30sec
Aurora Musis Amica
  • Wind Symphony
Grade 43min
The Blue Mountains
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Solo Piano (piano reduction)
Medium2min
Elk Branches
  • Chamber Orchestra
Advanced5min 20sec
Worlds Within Worlds
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Symphony Orchestra
Advanced8min
Scriabin: Etude Op.2 No.1
(orchestrated by Greenaway)
  • Symphony Orchestra
Medium3min
The Feud Suite
  • Quintet: String Quartet, Piano + Narrator (opt. Soprano)
  • String Orchestra, Piano, Narrator (opt. Soprano)
Medium7min
Hymne Pour Le Paix
  • Symphony Orchestra
Medium4min
The Dear Dream of a World Without Wars
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Brass Band
Medium4min

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Around the World

Featuring a driving Latin feel with catchy melodic phrases and harmony, this fun chart (scored for a variety of ensemble types) gets a crowd up tapping their feet and wanting to dance. Versions for Big Band, Concert Band, Flexible Jazz Ensemble and Leadsheet are available. The Lead Sheet has been published in the Australian Jazz Real Book.

Instrumentation: Big Band (no doubling) - 2 Alto Saxes, 2 Tenor Saxes, Baritone Sax, 4 Bb Trumpets, 3 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone, Rhythm Section (Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums and optional Vibraphone). This is an instrumental big band version. There is also a vocal version available.
Style: Latin
Duration: 4min 30sec
Difficulty: Grade 3
Year: 2011
Filed under: Jazz: Trio, Large Ensemble, Big Band; School Ensembles
Instrumentation: Big Band + Female Vocal - Female Vocalist, 2 Alto Saxes, 2 Tenor Saxes, Baritone Sax, 4 Bb Trumpets, 3 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone, Rhythm Section (Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums and optional Vibraphone). This is the Vocal + big band version. There is also an instrumental version available.
Style: Latin
Duration: 4min 30sec
Difficulty: Grade 3
Year: 2011
Filed under: Jazz: Trio, Large Ensemble, Big Band
Instrumentation: Jazz Ensemble (flexible) - Leadsheet with melody (and lyrics for optional vocalist), horn lines, chord symbols. Comes as a set with C, Bb, Eb and Bass Clefs transpositions. Can be performed by flexible ensemble with any variety of horns and rhythm section and optional vocalist.
Style: Latin
Duration: 2min 30sec (+1min per additional soloist)
Difficulty: Intermediate
Year: 2010
Filed under: Jazz: Trio, Large Ensemble, Big Band
Instrumentation: Wind Symphony - 2 Flutes, Oboe, Bassoon, 3 Bb Clarinets, Bass Clarinet, 2 Alto Saxes, 2 Tenor Saxes, Baritone Sax, 3 Bb Trumpets, 2 French Horns, 1 Trombone, 1 Euphonium, 1 Tuba, Drumset, Auxilliary percussion (clave, egg shaker, guiro, cowbell). This version is scored as a feature for Alto Saxophone and has written solo elements (with chord symbols above if they wish to improvise).
Style: Latin
Duration: 2min 45sec
Difficulty: Grade 3-4
Year: 2013
Commissioned by: This version for Concert Band was specially requested by Andrew Meers on behalf of Weston Winds Community Wind Band.
Filed under: Orchestral, Wind Symphony, Brass Band

A Touch of Christmas

A new Australian Christmas Carol with lyrics by Tanya Kiermaier that portray Christmas in Australia. The piece centres on what Christmas means to many Australian children and Australian families - from the City to the Bush.

Instrumentation: SA with Piano Accompaniment - SSAA with optional small solo part for Alto.
Duration: 4min
Difficulty: Medium
Year: 2009
Text/libretto/lyrics by: Tanya Kiermaier
Filed under: Vocal, Choral, Art Song; School Ensembles
Instrumentation: SA with Orchestra - (2,2,2,2; 4,3,2+bass,1; timp, perc, hp, str) with treble choir (divisi up to 4 parts)
Duration: 4min 30sec
Difficulty: Medium
Year: 2014
Commissioned by: This version created on the request of Woden Valley Youth Choir in conjunction with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra
Text/libretto/lyrics by: Tanya Kiermaier
Filed under: Vocal, Choral, Art Song; Orchestral, Wind Symphony, Brass Band

Aurora Musis Amica

Opening with a soundscape reminiscent of the dawn bursting into colour over a still lake, the piece unfolds into an uplifting and hopeful fanfare before fading back into a wash of colours for the final bars.

Not a traditional fanfare, the piece evokes images of Canberra, Australia located between Sydney to the North and Melbourne to the South. The opening bowed metallic percussion give a sense of that first ray of light coming from the horizon over Lake Burley Griffin and the towering National Carillon. With an ascending fifth, from G to D, the French Horn summons the sun to rise further, stirring the Australian wildlife. In its entirety, the opening is a vivid crescendo leading to a remarkably clear and rich blue sky as Solo Trumpet gives the first statement of the fanfare, with a dance-like harmonic underpinning from the woodwinds.

Not a traditional fanfare, the piece evokes images of Canberra, Australia located between Sydney to the North and Melbourne to the South. The opening bowed metallic percussion give a sense of that first ray of light coming from the horizon over Lake Burley Griffin and the towering National Carillon. With an ascending fifth, from G to D, the French Horn summons the sun to rise further, stirring the Australian wildlife. In its entirety, the opening is a vivid crescendo leading to a remarkably clear and rich blue sky as Solo Trumpet gives the first statement of the fanfare, with a dance-like harmonic underpinning from the woodwinds.
(program notes written by Eric Posner)

Here I am, contemplating the dawn again.
This early morning time has become irresistible,
a moment with my thoughts and with awesome splendor.
Often there are no words that can express the awareness
of the universe as I watch light wash over the horizon.
Dawn is friend of the muses.
Aurora musis amica.

Instrumentation: Wind Symphony - 2 Flutes, Oboe, Bassoon, 2 Bb Clarinets, Bass Clarinet, 2 Alto Saxes, 1 Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, 1 C Trumpet (optional Bb transposition), 2 Bb Trumpets, 2-3 French Horns (3rd part optional), 2 Trombones, 1 Euphonium, 1 Tuba, Percussion (Bass Drum, Triangle, Cymbals, Tubular Bells, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone), Harp (optional piano subsitution). Bowing extended techniques for Harp, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone. Featuring improvised aleatoric elements for woodwinds and brass.
Duration: 3min
Difficulty: Grade 4
Year: 2013
Commissioned by: Canberra Grammar School as part of the Centenary of Canberra in 2013 and the Canberra International Music Festival.
Filed under: Orchestral, Wind Symphony, Brass Band; School Ensembles

The Blue Mountains

Inspired by the incredible landscape and beauty of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. The opening moments from the strings describe the first light touching the far reaches of the mountains. It eventually evolves into a soaring melody when the valleys and mountains are fully drenched in the warmth of the sun, and the full beauty and of the scenery becomes a sight to behold.

Instrumentation: Symphony Orchestra - (2,1+cor ang,2,1; 1,2,1+bass,1; timp; perc; hp; cel; str)
Duration: 2min
Difficulty: Medium
Year: 2010
Filed under: Orchestral, Wind Symphony, Brass Band; School Ensembles
Instrumentation: Solo Piano (piano reduction)
Style: Lyrical
Duration: 2min 30sec
Difficulty: Grade 5-6
Year: 2010
Filed under: Piano: Solo & Duets

Elk Branches

Featuring a 4-note melodic motif which weaves its way through a variety of instrumental colour combinations, textures and moods. The effervescent moments in this work explore the interaction of several small ensembles within the orchestra. The climax is a wild fanfare – described as ‘Nordic Triumph!’ in the score – inspired by the grand and wild forests of Scandinavia.

Light filters through the stillness of the forest,
Where the elk's antlers reach up into the dark, tangled branches...

Instrumentation: Chamber Orchestra - (1,1,1,1; 1,1,1,1; perc; hp; pno; str)
Duration: 5min 20sec
Difficulty: Advanced
Year: 2014
Commissioned by: Australian Youth Orchestra.. Composed for the Australian Youth Orchestra's National Music Camp 2014
Filed under: Orchestral, Wind Symphony, Brass Band

Worlds Within Worlds

Instrumentation: Chamber Orchestra - (1,1,2,1; 2,2,1,1; timp; perc, hp, pnodcel; 2,2,2,2,1)
Duration: 8min
Difficulty: Advanced
Year: 2015
Commissioned by: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.. Commissioned as part of the MSO / Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers Program 2016
Filed under: Orchestral, Wind Symphony, Brass Band
Instrumentation: Symphony Orchestra - (4,3+cor ang,3+bass,3+contra; 4,4,2+bass,1; timp; perc; hp; pnodcel; str)
Duration: 8min
Difficulty: Advanced
Year: 2016
Commissioned by: This arrangement requested by the National Capital Orchestra conducted by Leonard Weiss for performance in Canberra in 2016. The original scoring for chamber orchestra was commissioned by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as part of the MSO Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers program 2016.
Filed under: Orchestral, Wind Symphony, Brass Band

Scriabin: Etude Op.2 No.1
(orchestrated by Greenaway)

This is an orchestration of Scriabin's Etude in C# minor Op.2 No.1. The orchestration style maintains the essence of Russian Gypsy music but brings a lushness to the climax point with close attention to the inner voices and textural opportunities available in an orchestra. Transposed to C minor for playability purposes.

Instrumentation: Symphony Orchestra - (2,1+cor ang,1+EbCl,1+contra; 2,2,1+bass,1; timp; perc; hp; str)
Duration: 3min
Difficulty: Medium
Year: 2010
Filed under: Orchestral, Wind Symphony, Brass Band

The Feud Suite

The Feud Suite is a collection of 7 short movements of music separated by vivid poetry. The music for this suite was originally composed for an original film sound track for the short film The Nest directed by Em Cooper (London, UK). Upon returning to Canberra, I wanted to re-work the music score into a suite for concert hall and collaborated with Canberra writer Tanya Kiermaier, whose poetry harks poignantly towards the darker side of Australia's Montague Island history, with the following evocative poetry :

"...Through the bitterness of dark, the light circles,
deep and silent as the universe.
while wind flaps and hums through snarls of kikuyu
whips round the children’s graves
and flings itself out into the spreadeagled ocean..."

Instrumentation: Quintet: String Quartet, Piano + Narrator (opt. Soprano) - The poetry narration may be performed by a Soprano as one of the movements has an optional vocalise descant for soprano. Scored to work equally well for string quartet (or opt. quintet with optional Double Bass) or String Orchestra.
Duration: 7min
Difficulty: Medium
Year: 2014
Commissioned by: Em Cooper (UK) for her short film The Nest
Text/libretto/lyrics by: Tanya Kiermaier
Movements:
1. Wind, Sky, Shape Shifting Clouds
2. Dischod in Conversation
3. Unfeather Your Soul
4. On The Edge
5. Snarls of Kikuyu
6. The Children's Graves
Filed under: Chamber: Trio to Large Ensemble; Dramatic Music; Orchestral, Wind Symphony, Brass Band; String instruments
Instrumentation: String Orchestra, Piano, Narrator (opt. Soprano) - The poetry narration may be performed by a Soprano as one of the movements has an optional vocalise descant for soprano. Scored to work equally well for string quartet (or opt. quintet with optional Double Bass) or String Orchestra.
Duration: 7min
Difficulty: Medium
Year: 2014
Commissioned by: Em Cooper (UK) for her short film The Nest
Text/libretto/lyrics by: Tanya Kiermaier
Movements:
1. Wind, Sky, Shape Shifting Clouds
2. Dischod in Conversation
3. Unfeather Your Soul
4. On The Edge
5. Snarls of Kikuyu
6. The Children's Graves
Filed under: Chamber: Trio to Large Ensemble; Dramatic Music; Orchestral, Wind Symphony, Brass Band

Hymne Pour Le Paix

Instrumentation: Symphony Orchestra
Duration: 4min
Difficulty: Medium
Year: 2017
Commissioned by: Robert Clements, Telopea Park School, Canberra, for their tour to France in remembrance of World War I
Filed under: Orchestral, Wind Symphony, Brass Band; School Ensembles

The Dear Dream of a World Without Wars

Instrumentation: Symphony Orchestra
Duration: 4min
Difficulty: Medium
Year: 2017
Commissioned by: Robert Clements, Telopea Park School, Canberra, for their tour to France in remembrance of World War I
Filed under: Orchestral, Wind Symphony, Brass Band; School Ensembles
Instrumentation: Brass Band
Duration: 4min
Difficulty: Medium
Year: 2017
Commissioned by: Robert Clements, Telopea Park School, Canberra, for their tour to France in remembrance of World War I
Filed under: Orchestral, Wind Symphony, Brass Band; Brass instruments