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Shimmering light


Shimmering light / film music of Nigel Westlake

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDurationiTunes
Antarctica (1991) for full orchestra — 'Threnody' only
Recorded/performed at: Rhinoceros Studio, Sydney, on 1992.
Nigel Westlake Carl Vine, Philippe-Marc Anquetil 1 mins, 40 sec.
Babe: Pig in the city (1998) for full orchestra — 'Procession of the animals', 'Kindest heart' and 'Sanctuary's end' only
Recorded/performed at: Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank Centre, Melbourne, on 1998.
Nigel Westlake Nigel Westlake, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 4 mins, 23 sec.
Beneath the midnight sun (2007) duo for violin & harp
Recorded/performed at: Trackdown Scoring Stage, Sydney, on Jul 09.
Nigel Westlake Jane Rosenson, Kirsten Williams 3 mins, 28 sec.
The edge (1996) for SATB choir with orchestra — 'An ancient wilderness' only
Recorded/performed at: Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank Centre, Melbourne, on 1997.
Nigel Westlake Carl Vine, Emma Matthews, Contemporary Singers, Victorian Philharmonic Orchestra 5 mins, 42 sec.
The glass soldier (2007) an orchestral suite in 5 movements — 'White birds fly over the Valley of the Somme' only
Recorded/performed at: Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank Centre, Melbourne, on Jul 07.
Nigel Westlake Jean-Louis Forestier, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 4 mins, 13 sec.
Horseplay (2003) for full orchestra — 'By the light of the moon' only
Recorded/performed at: Studios 301, Sydney, on 2003.
Nigel Westlake Nigel Westlake 2 mins, 30 sec.
Imagine (1993) for full orchestra — 'Underwater ballet' and 'Toy town' only
Recorded/performed at: Allan Eaton Studios, Melbourne and Albert Studios, Sydney, on 1993.
Nigel Westlake David Stanhope 6 mins, 2 sec.
Miss Potter (2006) for full orchestra
Recorded/performed at: Angel Recording Studios, London, on 2006.
Nigel Westlake Benjamin Wallfisch 9 mins, 27 sec.
Shards of Jaisalmer (2007) guitar trio
Recorded/performed at: Sing Sing Studios, Melbourne, on May 09.
Nigel Westlake Slava Grigoryan, Leonard Grigoryan, Doug De Vries 9 mins, 44 sec.
Six fish (2003) for guitar quartet — 'Spangled emperor' and 'Sunfish' only
Recorded/performed at: Jumpstart Studios, Brisbane, on Jun 04.
Nigel Westlake Saffire: the Australian Guitar Quartet 4 mins, 50 sec.
Solarmax (2000) — 'Starry messenger' and 'Shrine of the sun goddess' only
Recorded/performed at: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre and Powerhouse Studio, Sydney, on 2000.
Nigel Westlake Nigel Westlake, Riley Lee, Satsuki Odamura 5 mins, 35 sec.
Stepfather of the bride (2006) — 'To have and to hold' only.
Recorded/performed at: Rimshot Music, Sydney, on 2006.
Nigel Westlake Nigel Westlake 3 mins, 17 sec.

Product details

One of Nigel Westlake's many roles is to be a composer behind the music of well-known films, including Babe and Antarctica. This new CD release brings together some of his most appealling and evocative music, beautifully performed. Royalties of the CD will go to the Smugglers of Light Foundation, dedicated to developing and mentoring Indigenous talent through music and film.

Duration: 67 min.

Booklet includes programme notes and biographical information on composers.

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