composer, arranger, performer

About

 

Screen music

Andrew's screen music has been seen in TV commercials, short films, and corporate videos. He is equally at home synthestrating virtual instruments or scoring for a recording orchestra; or a combination of the two.

Andrew has done a large amount of arranging for full orchestra, and can turn a descriptive brief into a setting that works for everyone; producers, performers and audience.

 
 
 

Several playlists and podcasts also use Andrew's music. Check out the Media page for more

 
 

Concert hall music

Classically trained but experienced in the commercial and contemporary music industries, Andrew's concert-hall music is an exciting blend of all of these. Participants range from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to jazz legend James Morrison. Much of Andrew's Classical music is written for brass, although he has also written extensively for orchestra, string quartet, chamber ensembles and vocal forces. Awards include the Paul Lowin Qantas Youth Award, the inaugural Corbould Composition Prize, and the Harvey Phillips Award for brass music in the USA. Andrew was also nominated for an Art Music Award (APRA-AMCOS Best New Work) for his Symphony Australia commission The End of All Journeys. Here's a short excerpt:

Principal teachers include Brenton Broadstock and Stuart Greenbaum, who supervised his PhD at Melbourne University. Andrew's music can be heard both on radio and throughout an extensive discography, and is published in Australia, the USA and the UK. Recent projects include a residency at the Sydney International Brass Festival, a playlist for Makingwaves.com, podcasts, and commissions from the Melbourne Recital Centre.

Take a look at the Catalogue for a select view of Andrew's concert-hall history

 
 

Live music

Andrew has composed and arranged for big bands, Latin bands, corporate events, and countless cover bands. His experience as a performer has generated the knowledge to ensure arrangements are practical, but still sound special.

Andrew's songwriting has been Commended in the National Songwriting Contest, with several songs being included in the soundtrack for Channel ATV10's Extreme Sport program. Other songwriting activities include dance music and athlete's anthems.

When arranging existing repertoire for live performance, Andrew conforms to copyright guidelines. Sometimes it is necessary for clients to pay a small copyright fee to APRA or another governing body

Educational music

Andrew's educational music is tailored for each individual circumstance, an approach that benefits students, staff, and parents alike. Andrew has written and arranged for secondary schools, university students and community bands.

In Australia his music is included in the HSC, AMEB and VCE syllabi. He has also written test pieces for several brass band solo competitions, mostly in the Open category.

 

Andrew is currently Program Leader Academic Support at the Melbourne campus of the Australian Institute of Music.


 
 

Discs

 
 

how to win the rat race

Big band composition and arrangement (DMJO)

A retro funk original for the Daryl MacKenzie Jazz Orchestra recorded on their album Scallywag, along with many other Australian composers

Published by the Australian Music Centre

 
 

love walked in

Horn section arrangements (Warner Records)

Melbourne band The Earthmen toured the album up the east coast. Andrew also contributed string arrangements at times

 
 

organica

Contemporary / jazz hybrid for Ensemble Three (Tall Poppies)

Ensemble Three consist of Joel Brennan (trumpet), Don Immel (trombone), and Ken Murray (guitar). Both brass players are called on to improvise. The guitarist gets to use reverb and delay pedals too!

Published by Potenza Music in the USA

 
 

duke's crusade

Alto sax and piano (Cala Records, UK)

Michael Duke (Sydney Conservatorium of Music) crosses boundaries in his playing, and this piece is designed to enable the player to do it. Accompanied by David Howie

Published by Reed Music

 
 

nadie como tu

Horn section arrangements (Mabuhay Records)

Cacique are a staple of the Melbourne Latin scene. Andrew regularly played trumpet with the band, and contributed arrangements to this album

 
 

caprice

Euphonium and piano (Potenza Records)

A set of variations on Paganini's Caprice no. 24, commissioned and recorded by Matt van Emmerik with Peter Baker on piano.

Published soon by Studio Music in the UK

 
 

three psalms

SATB choir and organ (Move Records)

The choir of Scots' Church directed by Douglas Lawrence. Settings of Psalms 70, 117 and 131 for use in any context, sacred or secular.

Published by the Australian Music Centre

 
 

suite for trumpet and organ

Trumpet and organ (APDP)

Written for Anthony Pope (Orchestra Victoria) and Dominic Perissinotto. A neo-Baroque work using many academic compositional techniques, with brilliant flourishes and a solemn ballad

Published by the Australian Music Centre

 
 

 
 

Publishers

Potenza Music
USA publisher for brass music
Studio Music
UK publisher for brass band music
Australian Music Centre
Australian representative for many pieces
Reed Music
Educational music
Wirripang
Several concert-hall pieces
Lyrebird Press