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Orchestra


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Orchestra


Stars That Split The Night (2017)
Massed Choirs + Orchestra (intermediate) 
7:30 minutes
Commissioned: Westbourne Grammar School
Premiere: July 2017, Melbourne Recital Centre.  


Introduced Species (2014) 
Orchestra (advanced)
18 minutes
Fl,Ob,Cl,B.Cl,Sax,Bsn - Hn,Tpt,Tbn - Timp + 2, Hp - 2,2,2,2,1
Commissioned: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra together with Albert H. Maggs Award,
Premiere: March 5 – 7, 2014, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra/Dollman
Process Diary & Analysis available from this site (see blog) and by request.
Online feature article on Australian Music Centre’s Resonate Magazine 

Animation of Introduced Species by Victoria Collage of the Arts Lecturers in Animation.  Funded by Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.


Life Is But A Dream (2012) 
Orchestra 
4 minutes 
2222 - 4331 - Timp + 3 - 8,6,4,2 (suggested strength) 
Commissioned Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra
Premiere: August 5th 2012


The Peasant Prince (2009) 
Narrator and Orchestra (advanced) 
32 minutes
1111 - 2111 - Timp + 2 - Hp - 8,6,4,2 (suggested strength) 
Commissioned Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Australia
Premiere: 7 - 9 May, 2009 Adelaide Symphony Orchestra/Northey. Performances also by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Melbourne Recital Centre Orchestra. Recording with ABC Classics and TSO in progress.


Fast Ride In A Suave Machine (2006) 
Orchestra 
7 minutes 
2222 - 111(1) - Timp + 1 - Strings 
Commissioned: Orchestras Australia 'Composers-Connecting-Community 
Premiere: August 2006, Pembroke Symphony Orchestra/Cameron (VIC), Sunshine Coast Orchestra/Brown (QLD), North Sydney Orchestra/Hillinger (NSW) and St. Peter's College and Walford Girls' Grammar School/Wilson (SA).


Souls of Fire: Symphony No. 1 (2004) 
Orchestra (advanced) 
25 minutes 
2222 - 4221 - Timp + 2 - Hp - Strings 
Recorded: MasterWorks of the New Era Vol 12: Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra/Winston 
Premiere: Melbourne Youth Orchestra/Bandy May 5th, 2007, Iwaki Auditorium, Melbourne.


Carmen Vitae: Song of Life (2000) 
Orchestra ( + opt. saxophone section) 
4 minutes 
2120-4331-Timp + 3-Hp - Strings (+ optional saxophone section) 
Commissioned: Presbyterian Ladies' College for PLC's 125th anniversary 
Premiere: PLC Senior Orchestra/Ross. 5th December 2000, Hamer Hall, Melbourne


Before the Beginning, After the End (2001) 
String Orchestra (advanced) 
9 minutes 
Composed for the 50th birthday of Brenton Broadstock. 
Premiere: Academy of Melbourne/Kelly, October 10, 2001. Hawthorn Town Hall, Melbourne 


Concerto for Percussion (2000) 
Orchestra (Undergraduate+) 
22 minutes 
Fl (2), Ob (2), Cl (2), Bsn (2), Hn (2), Pc (2), Solo Percussion, Strings 
Premiere: Heidleberg Symphony Orchestra/Kopke Percussion: Amy Valent . May 10, 2001, Melbourne 

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Chamber


Chamber


Hidden Thoughts: Reality's Near Edge (current work: for performance/s 2018) 
The Song Company + Syzygy Ensemble (12 musicians)
ca. 60 - 70 minutes
Text: anonymous answers from this survey asking women for their 'hidden thoughts'

Commissioned with the assistance of Australia Council for the Arts (Arts Projects for Individuals)


Earth Lullaby (2017) 
Shakuhatchi + String Quartet (for the 5 Elements Project)
ca. 7 - 8 minutes
Commissioned by and composed for Enigma Quartet + Riley Lee

Premiere: Monday October 16: 1:10pm.  Melba Hall Lunchtime Concert Series.  Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne.


Re-echo (2015) 
Vibraphone + Cello
ca. 5:20 minutes
Composed and arranged for Claire Edwardes (pc) and Julian Smiles (cello)

Listen to ABC FM New Waves Podcast about Re-echo in the 2016 International Composers Rostrum (Poland). Includes full recording. Available on ABC Classics Kammerbox: Claire Edwardes.


Midnight Songs (2013)
For Flugel Horn, Trombone + Acoustic Guitar
24 minutes (approximately)
Commissioned by Three: Don Immel & Joel Brennan with Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
Premiered in China September 2013.

Recorded on Ensemble Three's debut disc Midnight Songs (Tall Poppies)


UndercurrenT II (2017)
Trumpet in Bb, Trombone and Electric Guitar
10 minutes
Original version commissioned by HD Duo with University of Sydney.
New version arranged for Ensemble Three for recording in 2017.


Valentine (2011)
String Quartet (also available for flute and piano)
7:30 minutes 
Commissioned by Stewart Taylor for his wife Mary Taylor.


Music for Demons (2010)
Alto Flute/Flute, Bass Clarinet in Bb and Piano
8 minutes
Commissioned: Syzygy Ensemble 
Premiere: September 5, 2010, Guildford Lane Gallery, Melbourne
This work is a companion piece for Making Angels (2001)

(Also available for Piano Trio and Cl/cello/piano versions)


The Empty Quarter (2008)
Percussion Duo and Cello 
15 minutes 
Commissioned by: LyreBird Music Society 
Premiere: October 10, 2008, Collision Theory (pc) and Caerwen Martin (cello)


It Is Just The Heart (2006) 
Song Cycle for soprano + string quartet 
25 minutes 
Text: Katy Abbott 
Supported by: Australia Council for the Arts Music Board 
Premiere: Halcyon (Alison Morgan) and Flinders Quartet, Star Clusters at Angel Place, Sydney 


No Ordinary Traveller (2006) 
Song Cycle for mezzo-soprano + mixed trio 
25 minutes 
Text: Jacki Holland 
Commissioned: Halcyon and Arts Victoria 
Premiere: Halcyon (Mezzo-sop Jenny Duck-Chong), Fox Studios 30th September 2006 


Making Angels (2001)
Flute, clarinet in Bb and piano
7 minutes
Composed for New York Composers Ensemble
Premiere: August 2001, Florence Italy
This work has a companion piece: Music for Demons (2010)

(Also available as a version for piano trio)


Egyptian Wish (2001)
soprano saxophone trio 
7 minutes 
Composed for Barry Cockcroft 
Published: Reed Music 


Sunburnt Aftertones (2001)
Fl, Cl, Vln, Vlc, Pc and Pno 
5 minutes 
Composed for Zurich Ensemble of New Music, ANAM young composers seminar 
Premiere:October 10, 2001, South Melbourne Town Hall, Zurich Ensemble for New Music


Autumn Song (1995/rev.2001)
Mixed Trio 
5 minutes 
Published: Reed Music 
Please see Solo Music for other instrumentation 


Vertical Horizon (2000)
String Quartet 
9:45 minutes 
Premiere: November 2000, Flinders Quartet, Melbourne

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Solo Voice


Solo Voice


Follow Me Through The Shadow (2013)
trio for soprano, mezzo-soprano + cello 
3:30 minutes 
Text: Jen Storer 
Composed: for Halcyon Ensemble’s 15th birthday: Kingfisher Project
Premiere: March 15, 2014. Sydney


The Domestic Sublime (2011) 
soprano + piano 
Part I commissioned: Sydney Conservatorium of Music/Ars Musica Australis for the Centenary Commissioning Project
25 minutes 
Text: Chris Wallace-Crabbe
Part I composed for Dr. Rowena Cowley and David Miller
Sydney Conservatorium of Music, March 2012
Part II composed for Greta Bradman and Leigh Harrold
‘The Domestic Sublime’ was the winner of the 2013 ‘Gold Medal for Art-Song’ (Boston Metro Opera) and finalist in 2013 APRA-AMCOS Art Music Awards (vocal category).


It Is Just The Heart (2006) 
soprano + string quartet 
25minutes 
Text: Katy Abbott 
Commissioned: Australia Council 
Premiere: Halcyon (Alison Morgan) and Flinders Quartet 


No Ordinary Traveller (2006) 
Mezzo-soprano + trio (cl/s, pc & pno) 
25 minutes 
Text: Jacki Holland 
Commissioned: Halcyon and Arts Victoria 
Premiere: Halcyon (Jenny Duck-Chong - mezzo-sop) 


Egyptian Register (2007)
mezzo-soprano and piano 
4 minutes 
Text: Ern Malley 
Published: LyreBird Press (pending) 


Handsome (from Words of Wisdom - 2003) 
vocal miniature for male voice 
1:30 minutes 
Published: Reed Music 
Premiere: The Song Company

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Solo & Piano


Solo & Piano


Glisten (2013)
Solo piano
4 minutes 
Composed for Ian Holtham
Inspirations: Tall Poppies Label


UndercurrenT (2011)
Soprano saxophone & piano
11:45 minutes 
Commissioned by Michael Duke & David Howie through Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Incandescence: Saxophone Classics label 
Publisher: Reed Music (sheet music)


Valentine (2011)
Flute & piano
4:30 minutes 
Commissioned by Stewart Taylor for his wife Mary Taylor.
This work has been selected for the AMEB 2013 Series 3 Flute Syllabus: Grade 5, List D
Publisher: AMEB 


Valentine (2011)
Tenor Saxophone & piano
5:30 minutes 
Publisher: Reed Music


MultiSonics (2010) 
solo bassoon 
8:30 minutes 
Commissioned: by Mark Gaydon 
Premiere: July 25th, 2010 


Como Evening (2009)
violin and piano (elementary - intermediate) 
3 minutes 
Commissioned by Amy, Arial and Dani Valent for Paul Valent's 70th Birthday


Autumn Song (1995/rev.2001)
Alto Saxophone and Piano 
5 minutes 
Published: Reed Music 
Autumn Song is available for the following instrumentation: 


Alto Saxophone 
Tenor Saxophone - click here to listen
Flute - click here to listen 
Oboe 
Clarinet in Bb 
Violin 
Cello 
Double Bass 
Flute, violin and cello trio
Flute, tuba and piano trio 


Bassoon 5 (2008)
5 pieces for bassoon and piano (elementary - intermediate level) 
5 pieces of ca. 2 minutes 
Published: Reed Music


Sapphire Shimmer, Silica Slide (2005)
piano 4 hands 
4 - 5 minutes 
Published: Promethean Editions (2010) in FireStarter IV.


Egyptian Wish (2001)
soprano saxophone and CD 
7 minutes 
Composed for Barry Cockcroft 
Published: Reed Music - click here to listen
Premiere: Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada December 2002 


Echoes of Another Age (2001)
tuba and piano 
5 minutes 
Premiere: Per Forsberg (tuba), South Melbourne Town Hall, November 17, 2001 
Published: Reed Music 
Also available for bass trombone and piano


Not Just Another Day (2001) 
solo piano 
2 minutes 
Recorded on Jeanell Carrigan's Piano CD 'Skins' (2011)


Flipside (2001)
solo alto saxophone 
4 minutes 
Published: Reed Music 


Noosa Dawn (2001)
miniature for solo violin 
2:30 minutes 
Premiere: Marinanne Rothschild, The Violinery, 2002 
Published: Reed Music


Break Out! (2000)
miniature for solo cello 
1:30 minutes 
Premiere: Caerwen Martine, Melba Hall, 2000 
Finalist: Craig Hultgren (US) Cello Biennial Composition Prize 


Quid Pro Quo (2000)
solo marimba 
5 minutes 
Commissioned: Amy Valent (marimba) 
Premiere: July 2000, Melbourne

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Choral


Choral


Stars That Split The Night (current work: due feb. 2017) 
Massed Choirs + Orchestra (intermediate) 
6 minutes
Commissioned: Westbourne Grammar School
Premiere: July 2017, Melbourne Recital Centre. 


Those Other Things (2015) 
SATB voices + piano
6 minutes
Commissioned: Gondwana Chorale
Text: Chris Wallace-Crabbe
Premiere: January 23, Gondwana National Choral School by Gondwana Chorale / Carl Crossin


Flying (2015) 
SSATTB voices
6 minutes
Commissioned: Black Family in memory of Dorritt Black, artist for The Song Company's All Leunig Almanac.  Flying is based on the month of June and part of a 12 composer work; one for each month the year.
Text: Michael Leunig
Premiere: October 31 - Nov 7, 2015.  NSW and ACT Tour


Rain Chant (2011) 
SSA choir + piano 
4 minutes 
Commissioned: Eltham College (for tour to Singapore 2011)
Text: Clare Miller
Premiere: December 9, 2011 
Watch a You Tube clip here


Here I Come Home (2010) 
2-part treble choir + piano 
5 minutes 
Premiere & Commission: Moorambilla Festival (NSW) 
September 2010 


Bells of Hope (2010) 
SSA choir + piano (+ opt. bells) 
5 minutes 
Commissioned: Siena College 
Premiere: September 8, 2010 (details tba)


This Is My Home (2009) 
SSAA choir + string orchestra 
5:30 minutes 
Text: Keith Abbott 
Commissioned: MLC School, Sydney 
Premiere: September 2010, Tour to Spain 
Also toured to USA (2013)


Famous (2007) 
SS choir + cello and piano (also string quartet version available) 
3 minutes (junior level) 
Text: Bec Christensen and Katy Abbott 
Commissioned: MLC School, Sydney 
Premiere: Kent Choir/Harding, March 7, 2007 Sydney Opera House


Aspects of Dreaming (2006) 
SATB choir 
8 minutes 
Commissioned: The Australian Voices 
Premiere: The Australian Voices/Leek March 2007 Brisbane
Click HERE for an article by Katy Abbott on this work
Click to see the YouTube clip of Voyces performing this work at Perth Town Hall, Aug 2012. 


Ocean Cathedral (2006) 
SSA choir + 2 x perc + string orchestra 
Text: Katy Abbott 
7 minutes 
Commissioned: Newcastle Grammar School as part of a composer residency with the school 


SingOut! (2005) 
SATB choir 
3 minutes 
Commissioned: Australian Society of Music Education 
Premiere: The Australian Contemporary Chorale/Essex at the ASME National Conference 2005.
Published: Morton Music


Crime Scene Investigation (2004) 
Narrator, SSA choir + string orchestra 
8 minutes 
Text: Bec Christensen and Katy Abbott 
Commissioned: MLC School, Sydney 
Premiere: 5th May, 2005, Sydney Opera House
Click HERE for an article by Katy Abbott on this work


Words of Wisdom (2003) 
SSATTB sextet 
12 - 15 minutes 
Text: Katy Abbott and various 
A collection of vocal miniatures 
Composed: ModArt'03 in a workshop with The Song Company for young composers 
Premiere (in full): The Song Company/ Peelman Government House, Sydney February 3, 2005 


Bundle of Joy (2002)
SATB choir 
3 minutes 
Text: Liz Ward 
Commissioned: Border Music Camp as part of a composer residency


Eyes (1993/rev2004) 
SSA + guitar 
4:30 minutes 
Text: Jerusha Tiner 
Premiere: Australian Contemporary Chorale/Essex, Trinity College August 2004, Melbourne


The Path To Your Door (2000) 
SSA and piano 
5 minutes 
Text: Michael Leunig 
Composed: The Festival of Womens Voices 2000 
Premiere: The Melbourne Women's Choir/Abbott. Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar July 12, 2000

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Band


Band


Cross Sections (2014) 
Brass Ensemble + solo trumpet and trombone
16 minutes 
Australia Council for the Arts New Work Grant
Premiere: Sydney International Festival of Brass
July 10,2014, Sydney. 
recording available soon


Punch (2013) 
Brass Ensemble
3 minutes 
Commissioned: Don Immel and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
Premiere: Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Brass Ensemble, May 2, 2013
Wilson Hall, University of Melbourne 


June Day (2009) 
Concert Band
3 minutes 
Band Class 3
Premiere: Grainger Wind Symphony, Melba Hall June 20, 2009 
Published: Reed Music. Edited by Sam Seabrook for the Band Class 3 Book.


Jumeirah Jane (2008) 
Wind Symphony 
3 minutes 
Commissioned: Reed Music and Australia Council 
Premiere: Grainger Wind Symphony, Melba Hall June 20, 2009 
Published: Reed Music 

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Opera / Festival works


Opera / Festival works


Hidden Thoughts: Reality's Near Edge (current work: performance/s in 2018) 
The Song Company + Syzygy Ensemble (12 musicians)
ca. 60 - 70 minutes
Text: anonymous answers from this survey asking women for their 'hidden thoughts'

Commissioned with the assistance of Australia Council for the Arts (Arts Projects for Individuals)


Milushka (2000) 
A Chamber Opera in One Act 
Soprano, Mezzo-soprano and Baritone (no chorus) 
Cl in Bb, Bsn, Vln, Vlc and Pc 
40 minutes 
Libretto: Katy Abbott and Megan McLean 
Premiere: May 19 - 21, 2000, University of Melbourne

Also performed at Port Fairy Spring Festival, Macedon Music Festival, 
with Chamber Made Opera and broadcast nationally on ABC FM Young Performers Program

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Music for Junior Musicians


Music for Junior Musicians


Mirage (2006) 
String Orchestra (intermediate level) 
5 minutes 
Commissioned: Orchestras Australia 'Composers-Connecting-Community 
Premiere: August 2006, Margaret Sutherland Strings/ Van der Vis


Rhythmania-Groove-Train (2005) 
String Orchestra (intermediate level) 
3 minutes 
Commissioned: Newcastle Grammar School as part of a composer residency 
Premiere: June 8, 2006 Newcastle Grammar String Orchestra/Ireland


Target 30 (2003) 
String Orchestra (intermediate level) 
3 minutes 
Commissioned as part of a composer residency for Sydney Youth Orchestra and composed to celebrate the orchestra’s 30th anniversary 
Premiere: June 2003, Sydney


A Convict Dreams of England (2003) 
String Orchestra (beginner level) 
2 minutes 
Commissioned as part of a composer residency for Sydney Youth Orchestra 
Premiere: June 2003. Composed for the Barbara Cran String Orchestra/Cran


The Sydney Blues News (2003) 
String Orchestra (beginner level) 
2 minutes 
Commissioned as part of a composer residency for Sydney Youth Orchestra 
Premiere: June 2003. Composed for the Barbara Cran String Orchestra/Cran