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1983

For grand organ and recorded sound effects (13') 
Re-edited 2013

First performance     
Date: September 19, 1983
Venue: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Organist: David Kinsela

Commissioned by Sydney Opera House Trust to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Opera House

1983

For soprano and orchestra (25’)
 
I Night and Dreams 
II Song of the Housewives
III To Watch the River
IV Rhinestones
V Sick Song 
VI God

First performance     
Date: April 12, 1986 
Venue: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Orchestra: Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Soprano: Elizabeth Harwood
Conductor: Antonio De Almeida 

Commissioned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation 

1984

(Rarrk) (11')

First performance     
Date: December 7, 1984 
Venue: Concert of Women Composers, Cologne, Germany
Pianist: Herbert Henck 

1985

For string orchestra (24’) 

I With Reverence
II Delicate and Subtle 
III Sometimes Vigorous and Fast
IV Utterly Sacred: In Honour of 40,000 Years

First performance     
Date: August 26, 1987
Venue: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra

Commissioned by the Australian Chamber Orchestra 

1987

(15')
 
1 Picture a Brisbane Afternoon
2 Look up at the Moon
3 We owe our Thanks

First performance     
Date: August 31, 1990 
Venue: Elizabeth Bay House, Sydney 
Performers: The Song Co.

Commissioned by Jones & Co, Brisbane 

1989

For soprano, mezzo soprano, French horn and string orchestra (16')

1 Pellucid Days
2 We Walked on 
3 In Clear Light

First Performance     
Date: June 2 1990 
Venue: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House 
Conductor: Peter Robinson
Singers: Marilyn Richardson and Elizabeth Campbell 
Horn: Robert Johnson 

Commissioned and performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra,

1990

For clarinet, piano viola and cello (6’ 23’‘) 

First performance     
Date: July 27, 1991
Venue: Nickson Room, University of Queensland

Commissioned by Perihelion, Queensland

1991

For soprano, cello and piano (30')

1 The First House 
2 Poppyshow 
3 Phantom and Fang 
4 The Flicks 
5 Twelve Mile Corroboree 
6 Les 
7 Burning Bridges 
8 Marriott Street Redfern
9 Beauties across the Street
10 Mummy, Mummy
11 PS
12 Clancy in Hospital
13 Gypsies
14 The Dream
15 Goodbye, Sydney

First Performance     
Date: October 15, 1992
Venue: Sydney Spring Festival, Eugene Goosens Hall, Sydney
Soprano: Helen Noonan
Cello: Julia Ryder
Piano: Lisa Moore 

Requested by Roger Woodward for the Sydney Spring Festival

1995

For clarinet, piano, viola and cello (3’50”)

First performance    
Date: 1998 Sydney Spring Festival
Performers:     Perihelion 

Written by Moya Henderson during her McGeorge Fellowship at Melbourne University Music Department 

Commissioned by Perihelion, Queensland 

 

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1995

For clarinet, piano, viola and cello (6’18”) 

First performance    
Date: September 1998 
Venue: Sydney Spring Festival (Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC, Ultimo) 
Performers: Perihelion 

Written by Moya Henderson during her McGeorge Fellowship at Melbourne University Music Department 

Commissioned by Perihelion, Queensland 

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