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Christopher Gordon : Represented Artist

Random Audio Sample: On the beach : Soundtrack album by Christopher Gordon, from the CD On the beach


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Christopher Gordon is based in Sydney. His recent concert commissions include Lightfall for horn and orchestra and Concerto for bass trombone and orchestra (Sydney Symphony), Freefall (Sydney Omega Ensemble), Chaconne (Australian Chamber Orchestra), Peace on Earth (Gondwana Voices and Sydney Symphony), Spin Globe, Spin and Mud Song (Sydney Children's Choir), Loose Canon (Tucana Flute Quartet), Night Is What Remains, and a number pieces for choir and orchestra.

Gordon has composed for many of Australia's major celebrations, including the Opening Ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games 2006 and the Rugby World Cup Sydney 2003; the Centenary of Federation of Australia 2001; an orchestral score for a National Museum of Australia installation; and co-composed music for the Millennium Eve international telecast. In 2006, he was commissioned by the Prime Minister of Australia to arrange the official version of the Australian national anthem.

Christopher Gordon has written a number of scores for film and television, including Bruce Beresford's Mao's Last Dancer, Crawl, Daybreakers, the EMMY-nominated score for Salem's Lot, Sanctuary, Moby Dick, Sydney, A Story of a City, On the Beach, When Good Ghouls Go Bad, Much Ado About Something, and Ward 13. He also co-composed the score to Peter Weir's Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. His scores have received wide international acclaim and many Australian Screen Music Awards.

As an orchestral arranger Gordon has written for such diverse artists as Augie March, Kate Ceberano, Cello Diva, The Church, Judi Connelli, Iva Davies, Diana Doherty, John Farnham, Neil Finn, Delta Goodrem, Ben Lee, The Panics, Sydney Children's Choir, Australian Chamber Orchestra, and Melbourne, Sydney, Queensland and West Australian Symphony Orchestras.


Christopher Gordon — current to March 2012

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for
2011 Art Music Awards: Work of the Year: Orchestral Finalist Lightfall

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Digital sheet music sample On reflection (quartets: horn, trombone, tuba, piano) (2013) Commissioned by Steve Rossé and the Sydney International Brass Festival
Digital sheet music sample Onward and upwards : for choirs and ensemble (2010) Commissioned by Gondwana Choirs, Synergy Percussion.
Digital sheet music sample Peace on Earth : for SATB and ensemble (2010) Commissioned by Gondwana Choirs.
Digital sheet music sample Will there really be a morning? : for mixed choir and piano (2009) Composed for the Australian Boys' Choir for their 70th anniversary
Digital sheet music sample Lightfall : for horn and orchestra (2009) Commissioned by Robert Gay, Mrs W. Stening, Emily Chang and Charles Barran
Digital sheet music sample Mao's last dancer : chamber ensemble with orchestra (2008) Commissioned by Last Dancer Pty Ltd for the motion picture 'Mao's Last Dancer'.