ENSEMBLE COMPOSITIONS

String Quartet:
String Quartet #1 (1981) 17' (was String Quartet #2)
CD Recording: Bright Tracks - The Chamber Music of Brenton Broadstock, Move Records (MD 3204 1998)

String Quartet #2 (1990) 16' (was String Quartet #4)
Commissioned by the 1990 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition
Performances: the ‘test piece’ by several quartets including the Lark Quartet (Canada) in 1990 (composer recording is available)

String Quartet #3 - Safe Haven (2016) 20’
Commissioned by Warren Lesnie for his wife Marianne under the auspices of Musica Viva.
A set of variations on a Hungarian nursery tune,
Boci Boci Tarka (see reviews)
Premiere: Enso Quartet on May 30, 2016 at the City Recital Hall, Sydney.
Performances: Musica Viva Australian Tour - Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra;
Garth Newel Music Center, Virginia 2016; Interlochen Centre for the Arts, Michigan 2016

String Quartet #4 - Deviations from the 9th (2016) 11’ - Variations on a Theme of Beethoven.
Premiere: Silo Quartet

Trombone (or Euphonium) and String Quartet:
Hall of Mirrors - Trombone and String Quartet (2007) 12'
Premiere: Barrie Webb, trombone & The Silo Quartet
Performances: Carnegie Hall

Trombone (or Euphonium) and Ensemble:
Hall of Mirrors - Trombone, String Quintet, Flute, Cl/Bass Cl, 1 perc (rev 2008) 20'
(composed as Composer in Residence with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
with the assistance of a University of Melbourne Vice Chancellor's Fellowship)
Premiere: March 22, 2009 Iwaki Auditorium, Melbourne - Brett Kelly, trombone & members of the MSO
SOUND image Hall of Mirrors

Trombone Octet:
Aurora Australis - Eight Trombones (1981) 10'
Prizewinner and performed at the International Trombone Association Conference 1981.
Cassette Recording.

Piano Trio:
I touched your glistening tears - Piano, Violin, V'Cello (1998) 9’
Published: Reed Music
CD Recording: Beat It
Performances: the Macquarie Trio - See reviews

Mixed Ensembles:
Woodwind Quartet (Down The Emperor's Road) - Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon (1986) 10'

Lyre Bird (Homage to Janequin and L’Oiseau-Lyre) - Choir, brass and early music instruments (1987) 10'
Commissioned by Professor John Griffiths
Premiere: University of Melbourne Early Music Ensemble cond. Michael Brimer 1987
Performance: High Court, Canberra September 25, 2016 1.30pm

And No Birds Sing - Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Piano, Percussion (1987) 11'
Commissioned by Anthony Fogg and the Seymour Group
Performances: Seymour Group and Syzygy Ensemble

All That Is Solid Melts Into Air - Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet, Piano (1990) 13’
Commissioned by Symeron
Performances: Symeron Ensemble, Syzygy Ensemble
CD Recording: Bright Tracks Move Records

Deserts Bloom...Lakes Die - Wind Octet plus Double Bass (1990) 11'
Commissioned and premiered by the Southern Cross Soloists.
Performed at the Asian Music Festival, Seoul, Korea

Pennscapes - Clarinet, Viola, V'Cello, Piano (1994) 15'
Commissioned by Perihelion

Celebration (Chamber Symphony) - Flute, Clarinet, Piano, String Quartet (1994-95) 25'
(Commissioned by Musica Viva for its 40th Anniversary)
Premiere: The Australia Ensemble, Sydney Opera House
Performances: The Australia Ensemble in Japan, and Syzygy Ensemble
SOUND image Syzygy Ensemble performing 2nd Movement - Life

I touched your glistening tears - Soprano Saxophone, Cello, Piano (1998) 9’
Published:
Reed Music

I touched your glistening tears - Violin, Flute, Piano (1998) 9’
Published:
Reed Music

I touched your glistening tears - Clarinet Bb, Flute, Piano (1998) 9’
Published: Reed Music

I touched your glistening tears - Soprano Saxophone, Violin, Piano (1998) 9’
Published: Reed Music

My Feet Want To Dance But My Eyes Want To Sleep
Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Celesta (or piano), Harp, Guitar (2010) 11'
Commissioned by The Australian Chamber Ensemble

My Feet Want To Dance But My Eyes Want To Sleep - Fl, Cl, String Qtet, Pno, (rev. 2012) 11'
Premiere:
Syzygy Ensemble, Melbourne Recital Centre 2012
Performances:
Musica Viva Festival, April 22, 2017, 7.30pm, Verbruggen Hall, Sydney
Kiran Phatak, Lloyd Van’t Hoff, Amir Farid, Marianne Broadfoot, Kerry Martin, Jacqui Cronin, Rowena Macneish
CD recording: Celebrating 20 Years - Melbourne Composers’ League Syzygy Ensemble 2017
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Syzygy - Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano, (2015) 12’
Commissioned by the 2014 Albert H Maggs Award for the Syzygy Ensemble
Premiere: Melbourne Recital Centre 2015
CD recording: Making Signs Syzygy Ensemble 2015

This Everlasting Silence - Clarinet, Violin, Piano, (2017) 16’
Written for the Plexus Ensemble
Performances:
Plexus Ensemble, Melbourne Recital Centre, Nov 2017 (premiere)
Plexus Ensemble, Brunswick Beethoven Festival 7.30pm Feb 21, 2019

Brass Ensemble:
Drenched in Sun - 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 percussion, organ (2010) 10'
Commissioned by Dominic Perissinotto

Saxophone Ensemble:
Twelve - 12 saxophones (2011) 12'
Commissioned by the Sydney Conservatorium with the generous assistance of Ars Musica Australis
Premiered by the NSW Conservatorium Saxophone Ensemble, Dr Michael Duke director.
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Saxophone Octet:
Aurora Australis - Eight Saxophones - 4 tenor, 3 baritone, 1 bass (rev. 2018) 10'
Commissioned by Prof. Matthew Hindson
Premiere: NSW Conservatorium Saxophone Ensemble, Dr Michael Duke director. Gordon Darling Hall, National Portrait Gallery Canberra May 17, 2018, 6.30pm

Saxophone Concerto with Ensemble:
Saxophone Concerto - solo saxophone(s) & Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano (2013) 21’
Commissioned by Dr Michael Duke with the assistance of the Australia Council
3 movement concerto inspired by explorer Douglas Mawson.
Each movement features a different saxophone.

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