Photo: Tim O’Connor, courtesy Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Welcome

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.

Please contact info@rimshot.com.au if there's anything we can help you with.

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

PDF files of the scores & parts are not available.

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News/Events

  • Babe goes to New York

    In December 2016 Babe in Concert received its US debut at the Lincoln Centre performed by the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Nigel Westlake. Babe in Concert features a screening of Chris Noonan and George Miller’s Academy Award Winning movie Babe with Westlake’s score perfRead More

  • Spirit of the Wild

    Spirit of the Wild – concerto for Oboe The concerto received its premiere as part of the Sydney Symphony’s opening 2017 concert season, conducted by chief  conductor and artistic director, David Robertson. Composed expressly for the prodigious talents of Diana Doherty, this cRead More

  • Compassion returns to Melbourne in July 2017

    Westlake & Lior join the Australian Youth Orchestra in Melbourne for performances of  Compassion in July 2017. Winner of the Aria award for Best Classical Album in 2014, Westlake & Lior’s Compassion will be performed by the next generation of exceptional Read More

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Press

  • “Nigel Westlake wrote his new oboe concerto, Spirit of the Wild, after a trip with politician/environmentalist Bob Brown to Bathurst Harbour in the southwest Tasmanian wilderness. The solo oboe becomes the embodiment of that spirit and Sydney Symphony oboist Diana Doherty played it like an incarnation of an exotic woodland bird, a mercurial animal of alert and sometimes savage energy, and force of creation all in one. The work spanned long notes, haunting remoteness and awakening wonder in the first movement, driving rhythmic vitality in the second, soulfulness and cinematic ...

    Spirit of the Wild / Diana Doherty / SSO / Robertson (2017)