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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  • "Taking place across seven movements, and serving as Lior’s first performance since the start of 2020, the setting sun helped begin the almost cinematic showcase, with intricate compositions and lush orchestration carrying the crowd into a mesmerising state of wide-eyed wonder. While movements of blinding intensity contrasted with moments of pure soulfulness and reflection, it felt like no time at all had passed for the main performance was over, with many wondering where these last 40 minutes had gone." (by Tyler Jenke -  ROLLING STONE) ...

    WOMADelaide 2021 / COMPASSION / Adelaide Symphony Orchestra / Lior