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Composition

Composition continues to be a central part of Rohan's musical expression.
He has written for a variety of instrumental and vocal resources, and his works have received a number of local and national performances.

Works are listed by genre, sorted by date (most recent at the top).


Some scores and parts may be obtained through the Australian Music Centre,
for all other work please contact Rohan: see contacts.



Chamber

Sarabande (chamber concerto) for piano and small ensemble (2014) - piano, flute (+alto fl and picc.), clar (+bass cl), f.hrn, trpt, perc, guitar, 3 violins, 2 'celli, double bass - dur. 11 mins

Brass Quintet (2013) - C trumpet, Bb trumpet, F horn, trombone & bass trombone - dur. 4'30"

Concerto for flute and small orchestra: missa brevis (2008) - Solo flute, clar (bass cl.), 2 trpts, timp, perc, organ, vln I, vln II, c'velli, c.bass - dur. 16 mins score sample

Chamber Music (2006) - guitar, recorder (treb. & sopranino) and bass drum - dur. 10 ½ mins

Study/Prelude (2005) - piano duo - dur. 6 mins

Klee Study (2003) - flute and percussion - dur. 5 mins

Seven Fragments: After Paul Celan (2002) - fl, cl, f.hr, p'no, org, 2 perc, 6vln, 2 v.c. 6-9 women's voices - dur. 45 mins Score Sample
Fragments information

...Eepinno, I-i-o (1997) - picc, bsn, f.hr, tr, tromb, tuba, harp, 2 vln, vla, v.c. d.b. - dur. 8 mins

Wind Quintet: After 'The Outsider' (1994) - fl, ob, cl, f.hr, bsn - dur. 13 mins

Six pieces for Piano with F.Horn: After 'Petron' (1992) - piano and f.horn - dur. 12 mins Score Sample

Orchestral

Eine sehr kleine sinfonie (a very small symphony) (2012) - 2.2.2.bcl.1 - 4.2.1.0. timp perc strings - dur. 10mins

Concerto for flute and small orchestra: missa brevis (2008) - Solo flute, clar (bass cl.), 2 trpts, timp, perc, organ, vln I, vln II, c'velli, c.bass - dur. 16 mins score sample

Stretto: for Orchestra (2005-7) - orch: 2(2 picc).1(c.ang).2(2 b.cl).1(c.bsn). 2.1.3.1. 2 perc, harp, strings - dur. 7 mins

Introitus: Omnia tempis habent (2003) - 3 f.hr, 2 tr, 3 tromb, tuba, perc - dur. 5 mins

Quondam (1999) - Solo flute, f.horn, violin, orch: 2.0.0.1. 1.2.1.0. 2 perc, p'no vln I. vln II. vla. v.c. - dur. 7 mins

Three Arias for Orchestra: after Ezra Pound (1998) - 2 (/1 picc, /2 alt).2(/2 c.ang).2(/1 picc.cl, /2 bass cl).1.1cbsn 4.2.3.1 timp, perc, harp, strings (8.6.5.4.3) - dur. 8 mins Score Sample AMC

Episode IV: Liebeslied - for piano and orchestra (1997) - solo piano orch: 2.1.2.2. 4.2.3.1. timp, 2 perc, strings - dur. 15 mins. Score (pdf 933KB)

Poem/eleven hours... (1996) - 2 (/2 picc).1.1c.ang.2(/2 b.cl).1.1cbsn 4.2.3.1 timp, perc, strings (8.6.5.4.3) - dur. 10 mins AMC

Odyssey (1994) - 5.2.2.3. 3.4.1.1. 2 perc, cel/harm, strings - dur. 22 mins AMC

Epiode (I) (1993 rev.2006) - strings: 10 vln, 3 vla, 2 v.c. 1 d.b. - dur. 4 mins

Serenade (1993) - orch: 2.2.2.2. 2.1.0.0. timp, perc, piano, strings - dur. 10 mins

Symphony in three movements: 1991-1992 (1992) - orch: 3.2.1c.ang.2.1b.cl.2.1c.bsn. 4.3.3.1. 3 perc, piano, cel, strings - dur. 20 mins

Solo

Transit: 6 short pieces for piano (2015) - Piano - dur. 4 mins

Prelude: Dance study (2006) - treble recorder - dur. 4 mins

Barcarole: Becalmed (2004) - Piano - dur. 3½ mins

Little Dance: for Amadis and Gilbert (2004) - Piano (also version for piano and f.horn) - dur. 1½ mins Score Sample

Fragment III: in den/verflüssigten Namen/schnellen die Tummler (2001) (from Seven Fragments: After Paul Celan) - arrangement for Flute and Piano - dur. 4 mins Fragments information

Episode V: after Brian Castro's 'Birds of Passage' (2000) - Piano - dur. 6½ mins

Study for Percussion: after Andrew Browne's 'Untitled: Nocturne' (1999) - Percussion - dur. 7 mins

Poem (1998) - Piano - dur. 4 mins See Score Sample

Study: after Paul Celan (1997) - Guitar - dur. 2 mins, Red House Editions

Episode III (1995) - Piano - dur. 8 mins

Piano Piece/Romance (1995) - Piano - dur. 11 mins AMC

Slow Movement (1995) - Trumpet in B flat and Piano - dur. 8 mins

Study (1993) - (Bechstein Moore) Double Keyboard Piano - dur. 4 mins

Vocal

In conspectu Angelorum In the presence of the Angels will I praise thee (2016) - Choir and organ - Dur cir 1'30" min

Lord, purge our eyes Judge not according to appearance - text: Christina Rossetti 1830-94 (2015) - Choir: (SATB) and organ

Gradual for All Souls The righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance (Transit II)(2014) - Choir: SATB - Dur cir 1 min

Tu es petrus (2014) - Choir: Sop, Alt, Men & Organ - Dur cir 1 min

Mass for lent (2014) - Choir: SATB & Organ - Dur cir 4'00"

Carol for advent Regina celi, laetare - text: English Trad, 15th Century (2013) - Choir: SATB, bells (hand-bells, glockenspiel or ossia, piano) - dur. 2 min

Prayer Almighty, most holy - text: St Francis of Assisi 1182-1226 (2013) - Choir: SATB (org opt.) - dur. 3'30"

Carol Out of your slepe - text: anon c.1450 (2011) - recorder, solo soprano, high voices (sop & alto) - dur. 2 min

Response Give Peace in our time, O Lord - text: Book of common prayer, 1662 (2011) - Choir: SATB - dur. 1 1/2 min

Carol for choir Now is the time of Christmas - text: anon. 16th Century (2010) - Choir: SATB - dur. 1 min Score sample

Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, for small choir, after tones VIII & IV (2010) - Choir: Sop, Alt & Men and organ

Little mass for St Paul's (2009) - voices (flexible) - dur 4 mins

Stella fulgore - greeting of the Magi, Advent motet for choir, organ, and brass - text The play of Herod (12th Century) (2008) - Choir, Organ, Brass ensemble: f.horn, 2 trumpets in B-flat, trombone & tuba - dur 4'15" see Bendigo Chorale 2008 Season

O sweet woods, madrigal for choir and guitar - text Sir Philip Sidney [1554-86] (2008) - Choir: SATB & Guitar - dur 5 mins see Bendigo Chorale 2008 Season

I did in heart rejoice, Psalm 122 - text: William Kethe [?-1594] (2006) - Choir: Sop, Alt, Men - dur. 4 mins

Little Mass (2004) - Choir: SATB (with solos) Organ - dur. 6 mins

Prelude: O magnum mysterium - after T.L. de Victoria (2003) - Soli: SSAT, Choir: SATB, Hand Bell - dur. 3 mins

Seven Fragments: After Paul Celan (2002) - fl, cl, f.hr, p'no, org, 2 perc, 6vln, 2 v.c. 6-9 women's voices - dur. 45 mins Fragments information

Bells - text: Christopher Brennan (2001) - Choir: SATB fl, cl, f.hr, tr, 3 perc, p'no, vln, c.b. - dur. 60 secs.

Verse for choir: When I see on Rode - text: anon 14th Century (1999) - Choir: SATB - dur. 1½ mins

Psalm 139: Oh Sun... - text: psalm 139 trans. M.Herbert Countess of Pembroke [1561-1621] and Sir John Denham [1612-69] (1997) - Solo Sop. Choir: SATB - dur. 2 mins

Stabat Mater (1995) - Choir: SATB Organ - dur. 4 mins

Work for choir: 'We Dream -' - text: Emily Dickenson (1993) - Choir: SATB - dur. 9 mins

Sacred Choral Works 1995-2006

 This collection brings together four short anthems, two arrangements suitable for Christmas, and my 'Little Mass'. With the exception of the two Christmas arrangements (written for the Bendigo Chorale) all the works in this collection were written for and performed by the Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, Bendigo, and their music director: Stan Jackson. They were all intended for liturgical use, and should be within the capabilities of a 'good amateur' choir.
 The collection includes:
 
 I did in heart rejoice... Sop, Alt, Men - dur. 4 mins
 Stabat Mater SATB Organ - dur. 4 mins
 Verse for choir: When I see on Rode SATB - dur. 1½ mins Psalm 139: Oh Sun... SATB - dur. 2 mins
 Lulle Lullay SATB & Piano - dur 2½ mins Prelude: O magnum mysterium Soli: SSAT, Choir: SATB, Hand Bell - dur. 3 mins
 Little Mass SATB (with solos) Organ - dur. 6 mins
 This collection is now available. Please contact Rohan (Contacts) for more information.

Arrangements

Ashwell Carol - Gloria in excelsis Deo, arrangement of Christmas Carol (2009) - Choir acapella - dur 2 mins

Christmas Concerto, arragnement of Corelli's Concerto VIII (2009) - 2 vlns & cello and orchestra: 2.1.2.2. 2.2.2.1. perc. timp. strings - dur. 15 mins

Lulle Lullay, arrangement of trad. Tennessee folk tune - text 15th Century (2006) - Choir: SATB & Piano - dur 2½ mins Score Sample

Performance Details

Sarabande Joy Lee (piano) and Arcko Symphonic Ensemble/Timothy Phillips - Dec 2014 - Northcote Town Hall

Brass Quintet; Argonaut Brass Ensemble Ysolt Clark, Callum G'Froerer, Charles MacInnes,. Ben Marks and Tristram Williams) - Rosalind Park, Bendigo - September 2013

Eine sehr kleine sinfonie; Bendigo Symphony Orchestra/R.Phillips - August 2012

Carol Out of your slepe; St Paul's Cathedral Choir/R.Phillips - Christmas 2011

Carol Now is the time of Christmas; St Paul's Cathedral Choir/R.Phillips - Christmas 2010 & 2011

Concerto for flute and small orchestra: missa brevis; Jenny Gogolin (flute), Bendigo Chorale orchestra/R.Phillips Oct 2008 - St Andrew's Uniting Church, Bendigo /Kim Tan (Flute), Arcko Symphonic Project/Timothy Phillips Aug 2011 - Richmond Unting Church, Richmond

Response Give Peace in our time, O Lord; St Paul's Cathedral Choir/R.Phillips - July 2011

Study: after Paul Celan; Norio Sato Oct 1998 - St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, as part of the 1998 International Arts Festival / Mauricio Carrusco Jul 2011 - Broadcast 3MBS Musical Portraits Series

Seven Fragments: After Paul Celan; The Fragments Ensemble/R.Phillips Apr 2005 - St Paul's Cathedral, Bendigo / Arcko Symphonic Project/Timothy Phillips Jun 2008 and Dec 2010 - Richmond Unting Church, Richmond

Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, for small choir, after tones VIII & IV; St Paul's Cathedral Choir/R.Phillips - May & Oct 2010 - St Paul's Cathedral Hall - Bendigo

Ashwell Carol; St Paul's Cathedral Choir/R.Phillips - Christmas 2009 & 2010 - St Paul's Hall and St Andrew's Church - Bendigo

Christmas Concerto, arragnement of Corelli's Concerto VIII ; Bendigo Symphony Orchestra/Phillips - Dec 2009 - Forest Street Uniting Church - Bendigo

Little mass for St Paul's; St Paul's Cathedral Choir & Rebecca Beagley (oboe)/R.Phillips - Easter Day (April) 2009 - Bendigo

Stella fulgore - greeting of the Magi; Bendigo Chorale, Elizabeth Paton (org.), Brass Ensemble/R.Phillips Dec 2008 - Forest Street Uniting Church, Bendigo

Lulle Lullay; Bendigo Chorale/R.Phillips Dec 2006 & Dec 2008 - Forest Street Uniting Church, Bendigo / St Paul's Cathedral Choir/R.Phillips Dec 2007 - St Paul's Cathedral, Bendigo

O sweet woods, madrigal for choir and guitar; Bendigo Chorale, with John Snowdon (guitar)/R.Phillips May 2008 - Bendigo Town Hall

Little Mass; St Paul's Cathedral Choir/S.Jackson (mus. dir. and organist) Christmas 2004, Easter 2005 - St Paul's Cathedral, Bendigo

Psalm 139: Oh Sun...; Laura Freeman (sop) Bendigo Chorale/R.Phillips Nov 2004 - St Andrew's Uniting Church, Bendigo

Klee Study; Timothy Phillips (perc) Mardi McSullea (flute) Oct 2004 - St Paul's Cathedral, Bendigo/Mar 2004 - Uniting Church, Richmond

Introitus: Omnia tempis habent; Bendigo Symphony Orchestra/R.Phillips Apr 2003 - St Paul's Cathedral, Bendigo

Bells; Astra Choir/J.McCaughy Apr 2002 - Melbourne

Study for Percussion; Timothy Phillips Jun 2001 - St Kilda

Quondam; Bendigo Youth Orchestra Sept 1999 - Capital Theatre, Bendigo

Poem/Eleven hours...; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra/D.Porcelijn Dec 1996 - Hobart

Stabat Mater; Bendigo Chamber Choir/N.McDermid Apr 1996 - St Paul's Cathedral, Bendigo

Piano Piece/Romance; Matthew Breaden Jun 1995 - Bendigo

Odyssey; Bendigo Symphony Orchestra/R.Phillips Aug 1994 - Strathdale Hall, Bendigo

Study for double keyboard piano; Alistair Noble Sep 1993 - Canberra School of Music

Serenade; Bendigo Symphony Orchestra/D.Herbst Aug 1993 - Bendigo and Kyneton

 

Score Samples

These examples are small compositions or parts of larger works and are intended for evaluation only: (to ease downloading scanned files have been saved at low resolution). For performance quality copies of these works please contact the composer: see contacts.

Eine sehr kleine sinfonie (2012)
  1. Allegro con brio
  2. Andante
  3. Menuetto and Trio
  4. Rondo
Carol for Choir Now is the time of Christmas
Concerto for flute and small orchestra: V - Agnus Dei
Lulle Lullay for choir and piano
Six pieces for Piano with F.Horn: After 'Petron', VI
Poem for Piano
Seven Fragments: After Paul Celan; Fragment VI Stretto

Sound Sample

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Fragment III in den/verflüssigten Namen/schellen die Tummler (In the liquefied names the dolphins dart)
from Seven Fragments after Paul Celan
Jenny Gogolin, flute; the Fragments Ensemble/cond R.Phillips
Recorded in rehearsal prior to the premier performance: St Paul's Cathedral, 17th April, 2005