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Paul Witney (1973-    )

Paul Witney, composer Paul Witney is a composer, musician and educator, with his works being in demand both nationally and internationally. He has studied with some of Australia's finest contemporary Composers, including Nigel Butterley and Michael Smetanin. His works have been performed by many leading Australian and International ensembles including Australian Symphony Orchestras, The Song Company, Generator, and The Zurich Ensemble for New Music. Witney was awarded the 2MBS Young Australian Composers Award for Zero Through Nine. He has also been active in continuing to compose for young musicians. Projects in this area have included a set of four songs for Tara Anglican College Choir, based on Aboriginal Dreamtime Stories. Witney has had a continuing interest in collaboration with other artists, including visual and performing artists as well as other composers. His association with various national and international musicians has resulted in performances of his works in places such as the Ukraine, Canada, USA, Holland, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney. During his time spent in regional Australia, Witney was active in composing new music inspired by the local region, its landscape and its people. His interaction with local and Indigenous Australians lead to exciting developments as many of his new works have an Indigenous focus and historical inspiration.

COMPOSITIONS                                                            Witney Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
Transpirations, flute (1994)
Inner Logic, 2 or more percussionists (1995)
Sarah's Prayer, string orchestra (1995)
Duet for Flute and Clarinet (1995)
Come to the Edge, flute, clarinet, marimba and piano (1996-97)
Scream, bass clarinet (1997)
Blue Poles, saxophone quartet (1997)
Zero Through Nine, flute, bass clarinet, violin and cello (1997)
Kairos, piano (1998)
Rush, orchestra (1999; arr. for wind orchestra/band, 2000)
Jubilee Fanfare, brass quintet (1999)
Spectra, string orchestra (1999)
Ritual 4 - Son of the Dragon, bass saxophone (2000)
Ritual 3 - sf, flute, oboe, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, horn and bassoon (2000)
Ritual 2 - fp, trombone (2000)
Ritual - Visions of Raku, bass clarinet and marimba (2000)
Earth Rhythms, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2000)
Summer Dance, string orchestra (2001)
Infraction, clarinet (2001)
Murmur, trombone (2001)
Thoughts ... Too Deep For Tears, cello (2001)
Ritual 4, double bass (2001) [arranged for Steve Glewski]
Wiradjuri, intermediate concert band (2001)
No Indication, beginner concert band (2001)
Summer Storm, beginner string ensemble (2001)
Astoria, fanfare for mixed ensemble (2001)
Dhibilaayn, chorus (2001)
In Triumphal Procession, brass quartet and percussion (2001; arr. for brass ensemble 2002)
Nightscape II, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion (2001)
Nightscape, harp (2001)
Ritual 5, saxophone and piano (2001)
Birds, chorus (2002)
Bora Ring, female chorus (2002)
Send Thy Peace, chorus and strings/string orchestra (2002)
Julilee Fanfare, brass ensemble (2002)
In Triumphal Procession, brass ensemble (2002)
Dry Mischief, chorus and strings/string orchestra (2002)
Night Songs, baritone, flute, clarinet and harp (2002)
Forge, solo recorder and electronics (2002)
Caryagiti, chorus (2003)
The Charm of Impossibilites, tenor saxophone, trombone and percussion (2003)
Vai Rocca, 3-part a cappella ensemble/chorus (2003)
Night Songs - Trombone Concerto, trombone and orchestra (2003)
Tarantella, soprano, violin and piano (2003)
Praise the Lord Jerusalem, [chorus and organ] (2003?) [based on Psalm 147]
Terra Lunae, massed chorus, chamber choir and orchestra (2004)
At Full Moon, orchestra (2004)
Bembe, intermediate wind ensemble (2004)
Line, intermediate string ensemble (2004)
Erosion, beginner wind ensemble (2004)
Factory, beginner string ensemble (2004)
A Song Of Rain, chorus (2004)
Zinc, fanfare for brass, percussion and strings (2004)
Dancing with Angels, large ensemble (2005-06)
Out Into Silence, string quartet (2006)


WORKS BY GENRE                                                            Witney Links     ~ top of page ~
Orchestra
Sarah's Prayer, string orchestra (1995)
Rush, orchestra (1999; arr. for wind orchestra/band, 2000)
Spectra, string orchestra (1999)
Summer Dance, string orchestra (2001)
At Full Moon, orchestra (2004)
Zinc, fanfare for brass, percussion and strings (2004)

Elemetary/Intermediate Orchestra
Summer Storm, beginner string ensemble (2001)
Line, intermediate string ensemble (2004)
Factory, beginner string ensemble (2004)

Band
Rush, orchestra (1999; arr. for wind orchestra/band, 2000)

Elemetary/Intermediate Band
Wiradjuri, intermediate concert band (2001)
No Indication, beginner concert band (2001)
Bembe, intermediate wind ensemble (2004)
Erosion, beginner wind ensemble (2004)

Soloist(s) w/Orchestra
Night Songs - Trombone Concerto, trombone and orchestra (2003)

Chorus w/Orchestra
Send Thy Peace, chorus and strings/string orchestra (2002)
Dry Mischief, chorus and strings/string orchestra (2002)
Terra Lunae, massed chorus, chamber choir and orchestra (2004)

Choral
Dhibilaayn, chorus (2001)
Birds, chorus (2002)
Bora Ring, female chorus (2002)
Send Thy Peace, chorus and strings/string orchestra (2002)
Dry Mischief, chorus and strings/string orchestra (2002)
Caryagiti, chorus (2003)
Vai Rocca, 3-part a cappella ensemble/chorus (2003)
Praise the Lord Jerusalem, [chorus and organ] (2003?) [based on Psalm 147]
A Song Of Rain, chorus (2004)

Chamber
Inner Logic, 2 or more percussionists (1995)
Duet for Flute and Clarinet (1995)
Come to the Edge, flute, clarinet, marimba and piano (1996-97)
Blue Poles, saxophone quartet (1997)
Zero Through Nine, flute, bass clarinet, violin and cello (1997)
Jubilee Fanfare, brass quintet (1999)
Ritual 3 - sf, flute, oboe, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, horn and bassoon (2000)
Ritual - Visions of Raku, bass clarinet and marimba (2000)
Earth Rhythms, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2000)
Astoria, fanfare for mixed ensemble (2001)
In Triumphal Procession, brass quartet and percussion (2001; arr. for brass ensemble 2002)
Nightscape II, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion (2001)
Ritual 5, saxophone and piano (2001)
Julilee Fanfare, brass ensemble (2002)
In Triumphal Procession, brass ensemble (2002)
The Charm of Impossibilites, tenor saxophone, trombone and percussion (2003)
Zinc, fanfare for brass, percussion and strings (2004)
Dancing with Angels, large ensemble (2005-06)
Out Into Silence, string quartet (2006)

Solo Instrument
Transpirations, flute (1994)
Scream, bass clarinet (1997)
Ritual 4 - Son of the Dragon, bass saxophone (2000)
Ritual 2 - fp, trombone (2000)
Infraction, clarinet (2001)
Murmur, trombone (2001)
Thoughts ... Too Deep For Tears, cello (2001)
Ritual 4, double bass (2001) [arranged for Steve Glewski]
Nightscape, harp (2001)
Forge, solo recorder and electronics (2002)

Piano
Kairos, piano (1998)

Vocal
Night Songs, baritone, flute, clarinet and harp (2002)
Tarantella, soprano, violin and piano (2003)

Electronic
Forge, solo recorder and electronics (2002)


WITNEY  LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~
Composer's website

Witney @ Australian Music Centre
Witney @ Reed Music

Check also - Music Sage   http://www.musicsage.org/

Streaming Audio
Witney @ MP3.com.au

Recordings
[none at the moment]

Witney @ YouTube [none at the moment]
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