Brolga Orchestra Catalog

02-brolga-music-vector-logo.pngEstablished in 1989 to give voice to young Australian band and orchestra musicians, Brolga Music has gone on to establish itself as the leading publisher and exporter of Australian-composed works for concert band, jazz ensemble and string and full orchestra.  The Brolga Music Publishing Company produces high quality works which reflect the nature of the Australian environment – open, entertaining and enjoyable to play and to listen to.

Brolga composers are Australia’s leading writers and have established an international reputation for the musical integrity of their output. They also provide, at the lower ability levels particularly, a vast resource for teaching and developing young musicians both technically and musically.

Named on select lists around the world, cited in the leading publications regarding teaching music via performance and repertoire development and with commercial compact disc recordings available internationally, Brolga Music publications are located at the forefront of Australia’s music publishing industry.

Brolga Music aims to provide the finest music, for young musicians particularly, and in doing so has provided an Australian experience for musicians across the globe.

A unique sound from a unique company – Brolga Music Publishing Company – Australia’s finest musical voice.

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  • Arco (string orchestra)
    Arco (string orchestra) $132.00 Choose Options
    Acting on a plea from his three string-player sons, Graeme Young embarked several years ago on a set of arrangements for string quartet. The three volumes featured melodies from Light Opera, Popular Classics, and music for...
  • Arco (string quartet)
    Arco (string quartet) $72.00 Choose Options
    Acting on a plea from his three string-player sons, Graeme Young embarked several years ago on a set of arrangements for string quartet. The three volumes featured melodies from Light Opera, Popular Classics, and music for...
  • Australia's National Songs (orchestra version)
    Australia's National Songs (orchestra version) $65.00 Choose Options
    Two of Australia's most famous songs arranged for young full orchestra.Genre: Full Orchestra | # of Players: Standard Level: 2.5 | Duration: 2:20 InstrumentationFlute Oboe Bassoon Bb Clarinet 1, 2, 3 Bass Clarinet Bb Trumpet...
  • Caterpillar Holiday
    Caterpillar Holiday $60.00 Choose Options
    Caterpillar Holiday introduces students to a style of playing that is aurally appealing and familiar, yet technically different from the standard string repertoire.Genre: String Orchestra | # of Players: 8-8-5-5-5 Level: 1 |...
  • Debut Concert for Strings, The
    Debut Concert for Strings, The $110.00 Choose Options
    The Debut Concert for Strings is a collection of eight short pieces composed specifically for your beginner string ensemble. With works graded from easy first finger and pizzicato work through to harder faster-paced...
  • Fairly Fugal
    Fairly Fugal $60.00 Choose Options
    Fairly Fugal is loosely based around a fugue and has a distinctly Baroque character. This is a wonderful work for developing cohesiveness and awareness for interplay between sections within a string ensemble.Genre: String...
  • Gone Troppo (orchestra)
    Gone Troppo (orchestra) $60.00 Choose Options
    These simple melodies and gentle rhythms have been combined into a delightful and refreshing piece for young musicians from the pen of a young musician.Genre: String Orchestra | # of Players: 8-8-5-5-5 Level: 1.5 | Duration:...
  • Grasshopper Chomp, The
    Grasshopper Chomp, The $60.00 Choose Options
    The Grasshopper Chomp encourages students at this level to produce a full tone through the confident use of fast bow strokes.Genre: String Orchestra | # of Players: 8-8-5-5-5 Level: 1 | Duration: 1:10 InstrumentationViolin...
  • Gulpy the Goldfish
    Gulpy the Goldfish $60.00 Choose Options
    Gulpy the Goldfish is designed for training beginner string ensembles to develop rhythmic cohesiveness. Genre: String Orchestra | # of Players: 8-8-5-5-5 Level: 1 | Duration: 1:55 InstrumentationViolin 1 Violin 2 Violin 3...
  • Koala Can-Can, The
    Koala Can-Can, The $60.00 Choose Options
    Suitable for full and string orchestra, The Koala Can-Can is one of a series of pieces in a collection of string orchestra music written for Australian school orchestras. It has been re-scored to include winds and percussion...
  • Kookaburra Patrol, The (orchestra)
    Kookaburra Patrol, The (orchestra) $60.00 Choose Options
    All about a kookaburra in "an old gum tree", the piece is written as a "patrol" beginning with a distant "pizzicato style" pulse building to a rousing middle section which fades to a distant drum beat again with the...
  • Legend (orchestra) (Tchaikovsky)
    Legend (orchestra) (Tchaikovsky) $50.00 Choose Options
    The narrative of Legend sees the Christ child fashioning garlands of roses for his friends as they play in his garden. Finally, he sets about making one for himself, and finding there are no flowers left, makes and wears a...
  • Lough Erin Shore
    Lough Erin Shore $50.00 Choose Options
    Based on an Irish folk melody of Erin's Shore, once established, the melody is developed throughout the work with the growing density of accompaniment- from simple chord to more complex rhythmic harmony and countermelodies...
  • Playful Platypus, The
    Playful Platypus, The $60.00 Choose Options
    The Playful Platypus is a light-hearted musical depiction of a platypus rushing around in its burrow and along the bottom of the creek.Genre: String Orchestra | # of Players: 8-8-5-5-5 Level: 2 | Duration: 3:15...
  • Queensland Set, A
    Queensland Set, A $65.00 Choose Options
    Composed in the style of Celtic fiddle music, A Queensland Set incorporates The Horseshoe Bay Hornpipe, Gentle Annie's Waltz and The Ironpot Jig.Genre: String Orchestra | # of Players: 8-8-5-5-5 Level: 3 | Duration: 5:50...
  • Rum-Bah (orchestra)
    Rum-Bah (orchestra) $60.00 Choose Options
    As the title suggests, Rum-Bah features elements of that ever- popular style- Latin American music. The catchy melodies and persistent Latin rhythms will quickly establish this piece as an orchestra favourite and a sure...