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Robert Sims in his snappy hat

G'Day

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.

Rob

Music

Tripping the light fantastic cover. Close up of a trumpet playing in an ensemble

Latest Music

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...

Bakers Dozen Cover
Written for Four Trumpets in Bb

These fanfares were written as part of my work in secondary education over many years. They can be used for ceremonial occasions, entrances of dignitaries, or to begin a concert or special event....

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...

Chilago Cover
Written for Trumpet and Organ

This piece was written for Anthony Pope and Dominic Perissinotto who toured Italy performing in different cathedrals playing a variety of organs.  Chilago was written about a small town in...

Landscapes Cover
Written for Large Brass Ensemble

A piece exploring the sonorities of the orchestral brass section. Chorale, contrapuntal and soloistic are words that could be used to describe this work.  Commissioned for the Queensland...

Australian Folk Song Suite Cover
Written for Brass Band

The piece is a collage of well known Australian folk songs written in a lyrical style.  The folk songs have been combined with a sense of technical brilliance and melodic tenderness.It explores...

Four Pieces Cover
Written for Brass Trio

This piece was written as a "display piece" for school concerts to show off the sounds of each instrument. It demonstrates what Trumpet, Trombone and Horn are capable of in an exploration of sound...

Australian Folk Song Suite Cover
Written for Brass Quintet

The piece is a collage of well known Australian folk songs written in a lyrical style but also aiming to explore the technical brilliance of each player.Commercial RecordingThe piece was recorded in...

Three Miniatures Cover
Written for String Quartet

Three Miniatures is a collage of themes and melodies derived from my work "Landscapes" and expanded for string quartet.  It was written for Melbourne violinist Ruby Paskas to be performed...

Abstracts Cover Art
Written for Brass Band

Abstracts is a collage of moods, ideas and feelings which explore different sonorities within the band and has a very important integral Percussion/Timpani component.There are two versions of the...

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Welcome to my music page.  This is a list of all my finished pieces.  Click on a work to see more information and purchasing details.

My name is Robert Sims and I am a Musician, Teacher and Composer based in Melbourne. 

Robert Sims writes for: Brass Quintets, Brass Trios,  Brass Bands,  Fanfares, Trumpet and Organ

Robert Sims writes solo works for: Trumpet, Trombone, Horn, Tuba