List of Works

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Unless otherwise noted, all works published by Padma Music (ASCAP) © 1996-2012


The Queen of Naples in her Radiant Sway, for orchestra. Premiered by Academy of Melbourne, 2004.

A Vulgar Concordance, for orchestra. Composed for the Australian Composer Orchestral Forum and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, 2003.

Nyeti, Nyeti, for string orchestra. Premiered by Group 435, ECA Arts Hall, New Haven, CT, 2003.

These Walls Thy Heaven, for tenor and orchestra, on a text by John Donne. Premiered by Stephen Wilder, New Music New Haven, 2000.
"Mysteries of Life" MP3 (2.9 MB excerpt)

Counting the Stars from Rag Yaman-Kalyan, for orchestra. Commissioned by Symphony Australia. Performed by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, 1999.


From the Popera, “Two Moon Smile”  3 songs arranged for A clarinet, piano, and baritone. Premiered by Sue Newsome, Michael Halliwell, and David Miller at “The Opera Connection,” Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 2011. 

Act IV, Shadow Guard and chorus, Death and Fantasy Scene
Song of the Bees
Lavender Air
All Skinned Out

Act III, Deva and Chorus
Song of the Bees - Lullaby 
Premiered by Rachael Elliott and Padma Newsome, Mallacoota Mudbrick Pavilion, 2012.


21 Variations for a Friend, for solo bassoon, percussion, and chamber orchestra. Commissioned by the CT Commission on the Arts, 2001. Premiered by Rachael Elliott at ECA Arts Hall, 2003.

Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra. Performed by Paul McMillan and The Academy of Melbourne, 2000; premiered by Georgina Grosvenor, New Music New Haven, 1998.
"Mysteries of Life" MP3 (3.6 MB, Mvt. 1)


Oliver's Wistful Ear, for bassoon and string quartet, 2012.

Longifolia, for piano sextet (solo piano, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass). Premiered in Adelaide, Australia by The Firm with The Langbein String Quartet, 2009.

Shady Gully, for solo cello, solo piano, and voice, 2008. Commissioned by Zachary Miskin and Naive Records. Recorded for Naive Records, 2009. Arrangement for piano, viola & bassoon performed by Rachael Elliott and Padma Newsome in Mallacoota, Maleny and Brisbane, 2012.

Le creature nel giardino, for 6 bass clarinets. Premiered by Sue Newsome & others, World Bass Clarinet Convention, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2005.

With Eyes Cast Down, for solo bassoon, piano, harpsichord, and women's voices, 2004. Commissioned by Martha and John Elliott. Premiered by Rachael Elliott and Annemieke Spoelstra, Burlington, VT, 2005. Recorded by Rachael Elliott, Polka the Elk, Music Starts From Silence, 2011.

Stick Music, for guitar and variable string ensemble. Premiered Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY, 2002. Recorded by Clogs, 2004.

Quartet for Oboe and String Trio. Premiered by The Southbank Players, IDRS Conference, Monash University in Melbourne, 2004.

St Vitus Dance....All Fall Down, for clarinet and string quartet. Performed by Da Capo Chamber Players, Washington Square United Methodist Church, 2000; Hartley Concert Hall, Adelaide, 1997; and New Music New Haven, 1997. Published Australian Music Centre.
"Mysteries of Life" MP3 (4.3 MB, Mvt. 2)

disORIENTal, for guitar, viola, bassoon, and electronics. Commissioned by Jessica Reese Dessner. Premiered at Williamsburg Arts Nexus, Brooklyn, NY, 2003.

Polka the Elk, for 2 bassoons and vibraphone/percussion. Commissioned with support from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Premiered by Janet Polk and Rachael Elliott, bassoons, and Thomas Kozumplik, vibraphone, Lyndon Center, Vermont, 2001. Recorded by Rachael Elliott, Music Starts From Silence, 2011.

Castabout, for viola, bassoon, guitar, and percussion. Commissioned by Alan Good Dance. Premiered at Conwell Theatre, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2001. Subsequent performances at LaGuardia High School, New York City, 2001.
"Mysteries of Life" MP3 (944 KB, Section 3)
"Mysteries of Life" MP3 (1.1 MB, Section 6)

Counting the Stars from Rag Yaman-Kalyan, for guitar duo, 2002.

Soliloquy at Oceanworld Aquarium, for violin and soprano. Text by Chris Mooney. Commissioned and performed by Lights New Music Ensemble, Elder Hall, Adelaide, 1997.

Excavation, Last Days of Mankind, Karl Kraus, songs, dance, and incidental music. Performed by Kidney Art Ensemble, Adelaide Festival, 1996.


Chromatic Mirror, for solo xylophone, 2010. Commissioned by the Cross-Linx Festival. Premiered by Arnold Marinissen, 17-20 February 2011, Utrecht, Eindhoven, Groningen, Rotterdam.

Tides of Washington Bridge, for solo piano, 2005. Published by Faber and Faber.

4 Tales from Mangrove Mountain, for solo marimba and computer. Commissioned by Robert Esler. Audio and computer design by Nick Lloyd. Premiered by Robert Esler at UMass-Amherst, 2002. Subsequent performances at Interfaced Culture: Part A, Yale University; and Festival Internacional de Percusiones, Mexico, 2002.
"Mysteries of Life" MP3 (2.5 MB, Mvt. 3)

A Man/Woman Looks in the Mirror, for solo guitar. Premiered by Bryce Dessner, New York Guitar Festival, New York City, 2002. Subsequent performances by Mr. Dessner at Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, 2003; Darwin Guitar Festival by Geoffrey Morris. Private commission, 2001. Published by Australian Music Centre.

Bad Manners in Good Company. Translations and extensions of 16th century Mannerist madrigals for solo guitar. Si ch'io vorrei morire from the 4th Book of Madrigals by Claudio Monteverdi; Ivan Dunque and Languisce al fin chi de la vita parte, from the 4th and 5th Books of Madrigals by Carlo Gesualdo. Premiered by Bryce Dessner, New York Guitar Festival, 2002. Private commission, 2001.

My Eyes are Tears, for solo cello. Commissioned by Alistair MacRae. Premiered Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York City, 2001. Published Australian Music Centre. (Viola transcription also available)

My "Mister Neverending Bliss", for solo violin and sound tracks. Commissioned by Rachel Segal. Premiered by Rachel Segal, New Music New Haven, 1999. Subsequent performances by Gemini Duo, 1999; Locrian Chamber Players, 2000; and Jennifer Choi, 2003.
"Mysteries of Life" MP3 (2 MB excerpt)

By Silence, for solo viola and interactive computer using MaxMSP Software. Commissioned by Australia Council for the Arts. Premiered by Georgina Grosvenor, Morse Recital Hall, New Haven, CT, 2000. Subsequent performances by Clogs at Lyndon Institute, Lyndon Center, VT, 2000; and at Makor, New York City, 2001.

Adityanam, for solo bass clarinet and audio. Performed by Evan Ziporyn, Yale University, 2000; Sue Newsome, Eugene Goossens Hall, Sydney, 1999.

Nobody Owns the Rain, for solo piano. Premiered by Colin Spears, Elder Hall, Adelaide, 1996.


Unattended Shadow, 3 songs for mixed ensemble and children's choir, 2011.
For viola, bassoon, marimba, guitars, mandola, male vocal, SAA choir. Commissioned by The Manhattan Project and Kaufman Center. Premiered by Clogs and the Brooklyn Youth Choir, 12 March 2011, Merkin Hall, Kaufman Center, New York City.

Unattended Shadow
    text by Susannah Keebler
    music by Padma Newsome
    length: 3 minutes
    for solo viola and SSA choir
It goes right through
    text and music by Padma Newsome
    length: 5 minutes
    for mandola, electric guitar, bassoon, marimba, bass drum, male voice, SSA choir
Dog Pooh Corner in Seattle
    text and music by Padma Newsome
    length: 4 minutes 45 seconds
    for mandola, acoustic guitar, bassoon, marimba, male voice, SSA choir

Mallacoota, for singer and cabaret ensemble. Commissioned by Daniel Hélin, 2008.
Daniel Hélin and Padma Newsome, co-writers. Released by Microsillon, 2010.
   1 Le dragon
   2  Almanach
   3  Oisillon
   4  Festival rock
   5  Jailhouse rock
   6  Salut l'argent!
   7  Ouistiti
   8  Cupidon
   9  Begging
   10 Ici et maintenant
   11 Sirènes
   12 Kid

Three Sisters, for mixed choir, girl soloists, orchestra, wind band (pre-recorded), computer performers. Commissioned and premiered by the Educational Center for the Arts, Arts Hall, New Haven, CT, 2003.

I'm Very Sad, for solo guitar and string orchestra. Premiered by Bryce Dessner and Group 435, ECA Arts Hall, 2003.

Opposition, for choir, wind band, prepared guitars, and percussion. Commissioned and premiered by the ECA, 2002.

Poems, hung in trees, for mixed choir, wind trio, percussion, guitar. Commissioned by the ECA, New Haven, CT. Performed at International Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Haven, CT, 2001.


Koala Bear Song, with Susannah Keebler, recorded at Padma Studios, 2010.

Uke Fears, for temples canarios, viola, organ, mandola. Padma Studios, 2011.

The Greatest Song, guitar, viola, voice. Padma Studios, 2011.

Fears and Friends, guitar, piano, voice. Premiered at the Mallacoota Mudbrick Pavilion by Rachael Elliott, Susannah Keebler, Padma Newsome, 2012. 

The World Loves Me, tenor ukulele and voice. Premiered at the Mallacoota Mudbrick Pavilion, 2012. 

The Sundown Song, for choir, tenor ukulele, bass, mandolin. Recorded by the Mallacoota Community Choir, Padma Studios, 2011.

Nothing Comes My Way, guitar, violin, organ, voice. Padma Studios, 2011.

improvising violin/viola/mandola, bassoon, guitars, marimba/steel drum/percussion

Clogs' CD - The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton, 2010
Cocodrillo (for solo mixed voices)
I Used to Do
On the Edge (with solo voice)
Red Seas (with mixed ensemble and solo voice)
The Owl of Love (with viola da gambas, theorbo and solo voice)
Adages of Cleansing (with mixed ensemble and solo voice)
Last Song (with clarinet and solo voice)
To Hugo
Raise the Flag (for solo violins and choir)
We Were Here (with mixed voices)

Clogs' CD - Lantern, 2006
2 : 3 : 5
Five Four
(co-composed Bryce Dessner)
The song of the cricket as he imagines it, himself
Death and the Maiden
The Tides of Washington Bridge
The Tides of Washington Bridge
(solo piano)

Clogs' CD - Stick Music, 2004
Ananda Lahari
Pencil Stick
Sticks and Nails
Beating Stick
Lady Go
River Stick
My "Mister Neverending Bliss"
Witch Stick
(co-composed Dessner)

Clogs' CD - Lullaby for Sue, 2003
Who's Down Now
Scratched by the Briar Patch
A Gentler We
(co-composed Dessner, commissioned Alan Good Dance, 2001)
Lullaby for Sue
Turtle Soup
Castabout, Sections 1-6
(commissioned Alan Good Dance, 2001)
(co-composed Dessner)

Clogs' CD - Thom's Night Out, 2001
Yeri Ali
Mysteries of Life
Sadness and Obsession
I'm Very Sad
My Husband's Village
Thom's Night Out

Other Clogs' Titles
Bed and Rest, for guitar and bassoon. Recorded on Polka the Elk, 2011.

By Silence for Clogs and computer performer
Disintegration for dance. Commissioned Susan Matheke, 2003.
Elevenses. Commissioned by Susan Matheke, 2003.
The Lay of John Parker
Mangrove Mountain Dreams
Simple People

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