The three short movements that make up my orchestral pieces, ‘Miss Brodie’s Cats’ were inspired by the three feline characters in my charge when house sitting for a week in Onehunga. They’re dedicated to Sally Brodie, whose sense of humour is infectious. ‘White Cat’, movement one from the set, was recorded and then performed by the Auckland Philharmonnia in 2003.
Setting of Jenny Bornholdt’s poem, Instructions for how to get ahead of yourself while the light still shines
I set this fantastic poem, Instructions for how to get ahead of yourself while the light still shines by Jenny Bornholdt to music in 2002 when I was working at Diocesan School for Girls’ and wrote it especially for the Year 7 and 8 choir at the school at the time. I wanted to capture…
In 2016, I had the honour of orchestrating Carol Storey’s beautiful piece “Aue Io” for a performance by the Tauranga Intermediate School Choir, Members of Opus Orchestra, Taonga pūoro musicians: Horomono Hora and Joel Komene, conducted by Timothy Carpenter. You can view the performance below.