Compositions: Sing for an eisteddfod (31)
A Child Like Me
An enriching piece written by Bonnie Nilsson and Paul which will inspire your choir and touch the hearts of the audience. This piece examines what life is like for a child in 21st Century. Well suited to junior choirs...
Ancient City is one of Paul's most well known pieces. Co-written with Andrew DeTeliga, the perfect piece for your finale. Ancient City is stirring, powerful and evocative.
Black and Gold
A quirky, yet philosophical take on being a child coming of age into the changing world of the 21st Century. Has been a surprise hit with upper primary and early high school singers as it also confronts the issues facing the 'i' generation and how we deal with consumerism and greed.
Dreaming in the Sky
The perfect piece for that 'special moment' in your concert. About the beauty of childhood, global awareness, acceptance of all cultures and most importantly the joy of being in the moment.
Far Away Our Home
A lively jig in the style of celtic music, well suited to upper primary choir looking for a fun challenge. One of five songs from the song cycle 'Beyond the White Sails'. Tells the story of adventure, the thrill and risk associated with migrating to another land on the far side of the word in the 1800's.
Find the Way Home
Part two from the Song Cycle 'Island Heroes.' Dedicated to the Nona children of Badu Island, who in 2004 survived for one week in the ocean after their boat capsized. One of the great survival stories of modern times and a fascinating true story for singers and audiences to learn.
Freedom From Fear
A dedication to the Karen people of Burma who have suffered under a brutal 60 year civil war. Teach your audience about the plight of real people living in fear who need our help. Singing pieces for those in need is one way to make a difference to this world...
A moving tribute to one of the greatest leaders of our time, Aung San Suu Kyi. An epic telling of her story and Burma's struggle for freedom. Highly recommended for high school and adult choirs. This is the only choral piece written for Aung San Suu Kyi...
A bold and exotic ride through space and time in search of the ends of the the universe and for the meaning of life itself. Soaring melodies, cinematic, romantic harmonies paying homage to the great sci-fi film scores. Chromaticism, whole tone scale, augmented chords and more...
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.
Icarus is an exciting piece with a powerful message for upper primary and teenage choirs. Uplifting melodies and contemporary harmonies in the style of romantic music inspire an evocative piece which appeals to all...
The first piece from the Geelong College Sesquicentenary Song Cycle 'Teller of Stories' is evocative, stirring and beautiful to sing. Featuring natural sound effects from the choir, and optional strings. A great opener to a concert with a positive environmental theme.
Journey Home is a stirring and evocative TTBB A cappella piece about the missing M24 Japanese Submarine which attacked Sydney Harbour in 1942 before being struck by allied torpedoes. With it's 2 crewman still inside, it lay on the bottom of the ocean not far from Sydney until 2006 when a team of amateur scuba divers made one of the most important discoveries in modern Australian history.
Let Go of My Hand
An exciting piece for male voices, particularly suited to teenage boys, as this piece is about coming of age, the adventure of life and making the leap into the awaiting journey.
Let the Children Sing
Let the Children Sing is an emotional and positive plea for this generation in a digital age. The piece calls for a world where children can just 'be', to run free, to dream, to rise or fall, win or lose and to live this life in freedom. A sense of nostalgia but a clear warning of the dangers of devices and social media.
Love For the Turning World
A moving dedication to a young man who set out to change the world. This piece written for the 30th Anniversary of International Grammar Sydney is a positive and heart-warming message well suited to teenage choirs....
Paul's inspiring piece for Malala Yousafzai is a powerful and uplifting dedication to one of the most important people in the world today. Sing this piece for those who deserve freedom and respect, and sing this piece for the girls of the world who have the right to an education.
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.
A thrilling and evocative journey with Moko the bottle-nose dolphin who became an international name when he rescued two pygmy sperm whales in the North Island of New Zealand. This lively piece is perfect for upper primary and is a recent favourite with choirs.
A heartwarming message for all ages and well suited to primary school. Also available with strings and ensemble...
Powerful, rousing and in important message for all. 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...
A rousing anthem very suited to graduation ceremonies or for the spectacular closer to your concert. With lively, motivational verses and a huge chorus sung in Latin, this piece will inspire your choir and audience...
Sea of Berries
From the Song Cycle 'Turn on the Open Sea', Sea of Berries was first recorded by Gondwana Voices in 2002 and has become one of Paul's most popular works. A powerful and haunting journey through the Sargasso Sea, with evocative lyrics and melodies. Also available with strings or symphony orchestra...
From the Song Cycle 'Turn on the Open Sea', 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 is emotional and stirring, loved by all. Available with strings...
A delightful and lyrical piece for advanced treble choir about a young girl, rescued by a sailor in the 1800's and was carried ashore to become the first European female at 2 years old to set foot in Western Australia...
Soloing Free is inspired by Alex Honnold, the world’s greatest rock climber, who in June 2017, free solo, climbed the granite wall 3300 ft El Capitan without any climbing aids or rope. A challenging and engaging piece, suited to more experienced treble singers, featuring soaring melodies, 'romanticism' and 'modernism', interesting rhythms and contemporary harmonies.
The Hero's Journey
Inspired by Australian adventurer and photographer Frank Hurley, the hand behind the infamous photographs of Shackleton's Endurance and the iconic images of the Somme and Flanders during the Great War. This engaging piece is soaked in the romantisicm of the time, featuring lavish harmonies, canon, rich textures and lyrics based on the mono myth. Well suited to late primary, teenage or adult choirs.
A moving dedication to the Anzacs, written for the Centenary of the start of the Great War. A timeless anti-war song that tells and ancient story of love and loss. Lyrics based on the poem by Confucius...
Towards Infinity is a deeply moving experience for singers and audience. With touching lyrics by Phil Voysey it is a powerful dedication to adventurer Andrew McCauley...
Volta do mar Largo
Written in the style of Arabic, Spanish, North Africa and Eastern European music, the piece is wild ride on a Portuguese caravel in the 1400,'s leading up to the voyage of Vasco da Gama. A popular work for two decades..
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...