Photo: Janice Loquet Westlake


Rimshot Music Australia Pty Ltd was formed in 1986 by Jan & Nigel Westlake as a publishing outlet for the compositions of Nigel Westlake. Scores and parts from the catalogue (including orchestral, ensemble, solo works and some film scores) can be located under the print music menu.

Other information can be found on this site regarding recordings, press articles and program notes.

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Scores & parts are only available in hard (printed) copy.

PDF files of the scores & parts are not available.

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  • Compassion heads to the U.S. in 2019

    Lior joins the Austin Symphony Orchestra for 2 return performances of Compassion under the baton of Maestro Peter Bay November 22 & 23, 2019. Winner of the Aria award for Best Classical Album in 2014, Compassion will be performed live in concert, preceded by performances of MozarRead More

  • Spirit of the Wild – album release

    Launched at the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 2019 Season Opening Gala, Spirit of the Wild is now available on the ABC Classics label, [Diana Doherty - oboe / SSO conducted by Nigel Westlake] "Doherty gave a stunning performance, even more organic and fluid than the premiere two yeaRead More

  • Underscore – a documentary about the score for Ali’s Wedding

    Composer Nigel Westlake's work is steeped in the classical tradition. For the Muslim rom-com Ali's Wedding, he marries his trademark style with Middle Eastern influences to bring to life the film's universal themes. Click here to watch the 3 episodes on ABC Iview.   Read More



  • "For this year’s concerts the orchestra was conducted by its founder, Alexander Briger, in a program featuring works by Westlake, Janáček and Sibelius. Westlake’s Flying Dream (drawing on material from his score for the film, Paper Planes) was an appropriately upbeat curtain-raiser. Responding enthusiastically to the music’s various textures, the players delivered a polished account, giving plenty of impetus to the generic film-score rhythms and shaping its lyrical elements with elegance."  Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne. (by Tony Way - Limelight Magazine) ...

    Australian World Orchestra / 2019 season