During my time teaching at Erindale College, Canberra, I composed two youth musicals: Almost Hell (2005) and Cinderella (2006).
Written for a talented group of Music students (pictured right), the Almost Hell score is a heavy- metal extravaganza which engaged 6 electric guitarists, 2 drummers, a bass player and a keyboardist.
On a lighter note, the subsequent production of Cinderella had an equally impressive team of young musicians, featuring an eight-part vocal ensemble, a keyboardist, clarinetist, saxophonist, guitarist, bass player and drummer. The score contains a number of songs that are funk and folk based with original lyrics set to the popular children's story.
Buckets, Shovels and Toys, published by Alfred's Publishing, is a choral piece for young children from Junior to Middle Primary School.