COMMISSIONED MUSIC
The music on this page was commissioned, in the Classical style, for instrumental and vocal ensembles or choirs and performed by some of Australia's leading musicians.  

Nunc Dimittis
SSAATTBB Choir

Metal Shine
Nunc DimittisRuth Lee Martin
00:00 / 05:06

Nunc Dimittis - SSAATTBB Choir
 

Performed by Trinity College Choir, Melbourne. Choir Director, Michael Leighton Jones.

Abstract Paint

MagnificaT- SSAATTBB Choir
 

09 MagnificatRuth Lee Martin
00:00 / 08:26

Performed by Trinity College Choir, Melbourne. Choir Director, Michael Leighton Jones.

Bubbles

'There is an excellence...'
Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Piano, Flute, Cello

01 Wimmera CD 1 mp3Ruth Lee Martin
00:00 / 03:01

Song 1 from the Wimmera Song Cycle on the CD,  A Vision of Wildflowers. Poetry is by renowned poet, Kevin Hart. Performed by HALCYON, one of Australia's leading ensembles. 

Song 8 from the Wimmera Song Cycle on the CD,  A Vision of Wildflowers. Poetry is by renowned poet, Kevin Hart, and performed by HALCYON, one of Sydney's leading ensembles. 

Abstract Paint
08 Wimmera CD 8 mp3Ruth Lee Martin
00:00 / 02:04

'And yet the radiance...'
Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Piano, Flute, Cello

 

Rustic Tin

Chaconne - String Quartet

ChaconneRuth Lee Martin
00:00 / 04:57

Performed by ANU string ensemble. Commissioned by Vice-Chancellor, Prof Ian Chubb.

Light Emitting Diodes

Annunciation  2 - SSAATTBB Choir

11 Annunciation 2 mp3Ruth Lee Martin
00:00 / 08:12

Poetry by Dorothy Ann Lee and performed by Trinity College Choir, Melbourne. On the CD A Vision of Wildflowers.

Commissioned by the Australian Parliament House. This excerpt was performed in the Great Hall at the memorial service for the APH architect, Romaldo Giurgola. Performed by the Elektra String Quartet.

Rain

Pride of Place Reflections - Solo Cello

Pride of Place - Reflections 1Ruth Lee Martin
00:00 / 05:20
Liquid

Brindabella Blues - Clarinet Quartet

Brindabella BluesRuth Lee Martin
00:00 / 05:22

Commissioned by Clarity Clarinet Quartet and available on their CD Second Door on the Left.

Part of a larger work, Circadian Rhythm. An experimental composition combining fragments of folk song, a DJ, and a string ensemble (with double bass). Commissioned by ANU for a dance performance by Quantum Leap.

Lunar Eclipse

Bonny at Morn - String Quartet, DJ, Vocals, Synths
 

02 Bonny at MornRuth Lee Martin
00:00 / 04:34

Under the Lake
Electronic

This piece is inspired by the beautiful Lake Burley Griffin and the significance of its place in the Canberra community.