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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.


Sonata No. 1. Written for Horn and Tuba.
Written for Tuba & Horn

The piece is written in roughly Sonata form with 3 different movements finishing with a rollicking dance. It aims to show off all the sounds of both intruments from high to low,strong and soft short...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...