"I consider myself to be a grass roots composer because my inspiration is derived from nature."

- Rosalind Carlson


Rosalind Carlson

Published books / works

A graphic technique keyboard tutor "Flexi-Finger for Beginning Pianists" (1992)

Flexi-Fingers "Work Book" - piano (1993)

Flexi-Fingers "Five Concert Pieces" - piano (1993)  available on CD "Australian Compositions for Piano" 1990-95

"Three Australian Landscapes" - piano (1996)  available on CD "Australian Compositions for Piano" 1990-95

"Psalms of Joy"  S.S.A.A. Choral a cappella (1997) available on CD "Arcadia"

"Waterfall in Spring" - flute / piano ensemble (1997) available on CD "Streeton's Noon"

"Mother Hen and the Chicks" - violin / piano (1998)

"The Wooden Broomstick Scherzo" in G minor - bassoon & piano (1998)

"Hear the Angels Sing" - miniature cantata - treble voices, piano, flute, trumpet, cello, percussion.  (1999)

"Hear the Angels Sing" - soprano solo / piano (2000)

"Hear the Angels Sing" - chamber trio for soprano, flute and piano (2000) available on CD "Australian Sunrise" by Carlson Chorale

"Australian Bird Suite" - solo flute (2001) available on CD

"Australian Piano Pieces for Children" (2001)

"Four Canons for Twins" - piano (2001)

"The Dancing Brolgas" - piano (2001)

"The Newcastle Flyer" - S.A.T.B. and piano (2001)

"The Speckled Chicken" - piano (2001)

"Cat and Kitten" - solo clarinet (2002)

"Circle of Memories" - solo oboe or Cor Anglais (2002)

"Australian Bushfire" - violin / piano (2002) available on CD

"Old Man Platypus" - S.A. choral unison piano (2002),  S.S.A.  choral a cappella (2003)

"The Newcastle Flyer" - S.S.A.A. and piano (2002) -octet

"Forest Bell-birds" - solo flute (2004) available on CD

"Forest Bell-birds" - solo piccolo (2004)

"Hear the Angels Sing" - overture for string orchestra (2004)

"Australian Bush Calls" - alto saxophone and piano (2006) available on CD

"Whales, Waves and the Ocean" - cello and piano (2008) available on CD

"An Australian Tone Poem" - flute ensemble-octet (2010)

"The Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos" - solo alto flute, oboe or cor anglais (2010)

"Australian Bush Calls" - oboe and piano (2011)

"Pastorale" - solo oboe or cor anglais (2011)

"Ozzie Bush Birds" Op.29 - flute and piano (2014) available on CD

"Australian Daybreak" Op.32 - solo oboe or cor anglais or saxophone (2017)

Unpublished works

"The Playful Dolphin" - beginner solo flute (2003)

"The Playful Dolphin" - solo flute, advanced version (2004)

"The Butterfly and the Busy Buzzy Bee" - solo flute (2005)

"Quirky Butterfly Dance" Op.28 - classical guitar (2013)

"The Playful Dolphin" - violin and piano (2015)


This Sydney born Australian composer's musical works reveal an evocative interpretation  of the Australian environment that surrounds her in a country of vast contrasts.

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