Gordon Hamilton / composer

composer / conductor

composer / conductor

“a simply glorious outpouring of harmonic sound.
— Seen & Heard International


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On 17 March 1916 at the Savoy Hotel in London, Australian Prime Minister Billy Hughes expressed the ANZAC experience at Gallipoli. This piece, 'Dark Hour' is my setting of Hughes' words.


Turing Believes Machines THink (SATB)

‘Turing Believes Machines Think’ sets British mathematician Alan Turing’s tragic last syllogism:

Turing believes machines think
Turing lies with men
Therefore machines do not think




An adaptation of this famous and tender Scottish folksong.


In Principio (SATB)

A setting of the Last Gospel:

In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and God was the Word...


Who Are We (SATB)

‘Who Are We’ marvels at the enormity of the universe. The text is by the great scientist, communicator and atheist, Carl Sagan:

We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star
lost in a galaxy in some forgotten corner
of a universe containing far more galaxies than people.

Full List

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Under the Shadow of Kiley’s Hill, SATB (2000)       commissioned by The Australian Voices

Brave Ned Kelly, SATB (arr.) (2002)       

Jesu Dulcis Memoria, SATB (2003)

Dirt Cry, SATB (2004)

Spirit of the North, SATB (2005)

Yango, SATB (2006)        (Northern Spirit)

This Night, SATB (2006)

Orpheus with his lute, SATB (2006)

La Noche en la isla, SATB (2007)

Yhi and Bahloo, SATB (2007) commissioned by The Australian Voices 

Bayami, SSATBB (2007) watch a performance.

Deutsche Volkslieder / German Folksongs

Christ ist erstanden, SATB (2007); So treiben wir den Winter aus (2008); Reigenslied (2008); Grüß Gott, du schöner Maien, SATB (2006); v. Drum komme, wem der Mai gefällt (2008); Der Jäger in dem grünen Wald, SATB (2006)  (Northern Spirit); Wir reisen ins Sommerland, SATB (2007); viii. Der Kuckuck auf der Baume saß, SSAA (2009); Herbst ist da, SATB (2008); x. Der Mond ist aufgegangen, SATB (2007); Dat du min Leevsten büst, SATB (2006); Nu laat uns singen dat Abendleed, SATB (2008); Kein Feuer, keine Kohle, SSA (2007); O du schöner Rosengarten, SATB (2010); Macht hoch die Thür, SATB (2007); Es kommt ein Schiff geladen, SATB (2007); O du fröliche, SATB (2007)

Maria durch ein Dornwald ging, SATB (2007) PURCHASE

Nullandi, SATB (2008)

Land des Norden, SATB (2008)

Abenddämmerung, voices (2008) commissioned by scola musica ahrenensis

Priepriggie, SATB (2009)

Dharramalan, SATB & Pf. (2009)

Castles, SATB & Pf. (2009) commissioned by the Hunter Singers

Heart Sutra, SATB (Trad. Tibeten arr. Gordon Hamilton) (2010)

To an Early-Flowering Almond, SATB (optional piano or string accompaniment) purchase the score 

Governor Macquarie, Sailing Home, SA(B), Pf. and optional strings (2010) commissioned by the NSW Department of Education and Training

Where the Pelican Builds Her Nest, SA, Pf. (2010) commissioned by Kim Sutherland for premiere at A.N.C.A Choralfest 2010.

Toy-Story 3 = Awesome! (The Facebook Song), SATB purchase it

Julian Assange, you can crash on my couch, SATB (2011)

Ice Blue, SATB (2011) commissioned by The Melbourne Festival of Choirs

MOON, SATB (2011) commissioned by The Australian Voices with assistance from Arts Queensland

Mrs Macqueen’s Milk, SAB & Pf (commissioned by The Hunter Singers)

Tra$h Ma$h, SATB (2012) commissioned by The Australian Voices with assistance from Arts Queensland

Love's Coming, for piano and voice (2012)

Initialise, SATB (2012) commissioned by The Australian Voices

Who Are We, SATB (2014)

Love is space and time, for piano and voice (2014)

Dark Hour, SATB (2015) PURCHASE

Elegy in Memoriam Rupert Brooke (arr. after F.S. Kelly), SATB (2015)

Turing Believes Machines Think,  SATB (2016) 

Afiki ya Dimashqu (2017) commissioned by Landesmusikrat NRW e.V. (Germany)