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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.

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  • Sacred Sky

    Sacred Sky (String quartet No. III) by Nigel Westlake. Performed by the Australian String Quartet. Dale Barltrop, Francesca Hiew - violins Stephen King - viola Sharon Grigoryan - cello. Filmed at Phoenix Central Park, Sydney In four movements - I – SacrRead More

  • Paul Lowin Orchestral Prize

    Nigel Westlake has won the Paul Lowin Orchestral Prize of $25,000 for his Oboe Concerto Spirit of the Wild, composed for Diana Doherty and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Spirit of the Wild, performed by Doherty and the Sydney Symphony was recorded by ABC Classicand has bRead More

  • 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



  • "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