Composed in March 1992 and dedicated to the memory of Gavin Saunders. The first two movements comprise simple canons at the unison, with interludes, while the third is a chorale. Commissioned by Gary Bowler with funding from Creative New Zealand for the Hastings Youth Orchestra, who gave the first performance later that year.
For experienced violinist with beginner string ensemble, this piece was written for The Stringed Instrument Company staff members to play at their 2008 Christmas party celebrations. Cath Mayo performed the violin solo.
Four easy pieces for amateur or school orchestra describing the following moods: ‘Ecstatic’, ‘Sad’, ‘Angry’ and ‘Happy’. The music is designed for school-age performers and features simple and strong rhythms. The work was commissioned by The Christchurch School of Instrumental Music, for use as a massed item at their annual combined concert.