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Roy Tankersley



Roy Tankersley is a music graduate of Victoria University and completed postgraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music. He has been involved in music education for over 35 years from HoD at Tawa College to Director of Music at Samuel Marsden Collegiate School. Most of his compositions are choral, instrumental and music theatre works for school and church use.

The family moved to Palmerston North in 2003 where Roy is now a freelance music teacher and performer on organ and harpsichord. Roy gives organ and harpsichord concerts, has guest conducted the Manawatu Sinfonia in programmes of New Zealand and Australian music and has served as Musical Director of the parish of St Marks and St Andrews, the Manawatu Youth Choir and the Schola Sacra Choir of Wanganui.

Composed (4)

Come now, Lord Jesus

for SATB choir or unison

Mower Catch

for SATB choir and piano, 3m

Sea Shanty - Drunken Sailor

for unison choir and small orchestra

Arranged (3)

E te Ariki

for mixed choir and piano

God is our island home

for mixed choir and piano

Sea Shanty - Drunken Sailor

for unison choir and small orchestra

Commissioned (1)

Little Owl Song (The Ruru)

for three choirs and ensemble, 4m

Recordings (1)