Ancient City is one of Paul's most famous pieces, loved by all ages and sung around the world. The perfect piece for the big finale. Ancient City is timeless classic, an anthem, stirring and evocative ,and a crowd pleasure for over a decade. Also available for strings or symphony orchestra.
Band of Brothers
Band of Brothers is a stirring tribute to the Anzacs and more specifically, the 'old boys' of The Southport School in Queensland who served Australia in conflicts abroad. Over 75% of the school enlisted in the Great War and many never came home. Well suited to male choirs and the perfect piece for Anzac Day commemorations. Also available with strings, brass and percussion accompaniment.
Eye of the Needle
Eye of the Needle, a true Jarman classic from the song cycle 'Beyond the White Sails', loved by singers and audiences alike. A rollicking sea shanty; a joyful and powerful sing, and an engaging piece about the shipwreck coast of Victoria. Great for all ages. Also available with orchestra.
Guruwull is an exciting collaboration between Paul and Dharawal Aboriginal Elder, Les Bursill. Commissioned by The Voices of Sydney Choir in 2010, the piece was conceived through weeks of research and practical experience, engaging in country and culture. A valuable Indigenous story.
In Memory of an Unknown
From the Song Cycle for Year of the Outback in 2004. Written in the style of the Australian 'bush ballad', this piece tells the story of the early explorers and pioneers of the Australian outback and features strong melody and moving lyrics, appealing to all ages.
A powerful acknowledgment of Dharawal culture inspired by Les Bursill, Dharawal Man. Paul and Les worked together walking country and creating a special piece that excites both performer and audience alike. The piece features chant, body percussion and subtle movement.Thanks Les for sharing Dharawal culture and language.
Powerful, rousing and in important message for all, Pemulwuy has become a choral classic. The piece which has inspired it's own festival, been the finale and winning song in many festivals and competitions, and sung by all ages, Pemulwuy is a story that resonates with us all. Also available with strings. Contact Paul for parts.
From the acclaimed Song Cycle 'Turn on the Open Sea', Shackleton is arguably one of Paul's most famous and popular works. It is the piece that launched Paul's choral career and has delighted singers and audiences worldwide. The story of Ernest Shackleton's Endurance expedition in 1914 is one of the greatest survival stories in the history of exploration. Paul's classic telling of it is an emotional and stirring piece loved by all. Available with strings.
Towards Infinity is a deeply moving experience for singers and audience. With touching lyrics by Phil Voysey, this powerful dedication to adventurer Andrew McCauley has become one of Paul's most celebrated works.
Warri and Yatungka
One of Australia's most interesting modern stories, the Last of the Nomads, Warri and Yatungka lived in isolation from the world in the far reaches of the Western Australian desert for 3 decades. They returned to civilisation in the 1970's. A powerful work suited to all high school and adult choirs.