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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.

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  • 2020 Albert H. Maggs Award

    Nigel Westlake wins University of Melbourne Albert H Maggs Award for Composition. The University of Melbourne last week decided the 2020 winner of the Albert H Maggs Composition Award as Nigel Westlake for his piece, Sacred Sky. The Albert H Maggs Composition Award is providedRead More

  • New Release

    The ASQ releases studio recording of Sacred Sky - String Quartet No. 3 ............. Stream on Spotify | Apple Music | iTunes | Google Play Youtube | Deezer | Tidal PerformeRead More

  • Sacred Sky

    Filmed at Phoenix Central Park, Sydney.......... Performed by the ASQ. Dale Barltrop, Francesca Hiew - violins Stephen King - viola Sharon Grigoryan - cello. Sacred Sky is dedicated to the memory of my sister Kate, who lost her battle with cancer early in 2018. &nRead 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