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Robert Sims in his snappy hat


Welcome to my website. My name is Robert Sims and I write music. This site contains my finished compositions for you to peruse and purchase. Please enjoy, and drop me a line if you feel like saying hello.


Tripping the light fantastic cover. Close up of a trumpet playing in an ensemble
Written for Brass trio

"Tripping the light fantastic" is an old saying that means to dance. My short piece of the same the name is rhythmic music meant as an encore or as a collaboration with a dancer. It is...

Flavours Cover
Written for Brass Quartet

I enjoy the flavour of many different types of food. This is a piece which explores those tastes and sensations in a musical way.  Hot and steamy, luscious dark chocolate textures and fresh...

Tribes Cover
Written for Horn Choir

Tribes depicts the war like nature of an ancient people.  Battle and Flight, Anguish and Judgement, Hope and Pain.  A cycle bound to repeat and a lesson not yet learnt.

Melba Fanfare Cover
Written for Four Trumpets

The Melba Fanfare was commissioned by Victorian Opera in 2008 and performed in the great hall at the National Gallery of Victoria.  This bright, little fanfare was written for a Dame Nellie...

Winter's End Cover
Written for Trumpet and Piano

A petite rhapsody for Trumpet and Piano. Written for advanced players to use in recital or performance.

Prayer for the earth cover
Written for Trombone Choir

Prayer for the Earth is a single movement work written for an 8 piece Trombone Choir.  It requires a good team of high and low players with sounds that blend and a keen sense of rhythm and...

Penthorn Cover
Written for Solo Horn

Penthorn was originally written as an unaccompanied piece for Solo Horn and was later adapted for Brass Quintet.  As such Penthorn can be performed unaccompanied or with the Brass...

Short and suite Cover
Written for Brass Trio and Drum Kit

Short and Suite was commissioned for the ACE Brass trio for use in their education concerts.  The suite was created for school performances and consists of 5 short pieces written to engage...

Circus Scenes Cover
Written for Brass Quintet

Circus Scenes is written for a traditional brass quintet. It began its life as a group of studies for Trumpet, Horn, Trombone and Tuba. Each movement can be played separately and stand alone....

Fanfare for Seven Cover
Written for Brass Septet

This piece is a simple fanfare readily accessible to any orchestral brass section.  It is written in a melodic context rather than a straight fanfare.Commercial RecordingsFanfare for Seven has...