Christopher Sainsbury
Composer - Songwriter - Guitarist - Educator

String trios and quartets:

1994 - Seascapes for String Quartet Funded by Australia Council Level - professional string quartet or university students.10 mins

2010 - Lydian Caprice for string quartet. Commissioned by the Wilhelm String Quartet London for the Crossroads Festival Australia. Level - professional. 8mins. Hear on Hear Sounds page.

2014 - Adagio Melancolico for two violins. 3 mins.

2017 - Mud Moon for String Trio. Commissioned for milestone birthday celebrations of Australian ceramicist Ros Auld. Level - professional or university level. 8 mins. 

2021 - In the beginning, fun – for string quartet and marimba. Level University students or professional. 6 mins


2015 - Gallipoli Sensings - for Wind Trio (bass clarinet/clarinet, French horn, Bassoon) - for the Wind Trio of the Royal Australian Navy Band Sydney, commissioned for the Contemporary Gallipoli Exhibition Macquarie University Gallerey, Sydney. 9 mins

2015 - Ratoos - for flute choir. 3 mins.

2019 - Bardo - (Dharug/Eora language for water), for three flutes. Upper levels. 5 mins.

Small mixed ensembles

1990 - The Mayfly (a song-cycle) - A setting of a lecture by Dr David Suzuki, for an 'El Cimarron' type of quartet of low female cabaret singer, flute, guitar and percussion (including marimba and/or vibes). Environmental theme. Level - professional 'new music' ensembles or university groups. 27 mins

2016 - Scar Tree - for flute, violin, guitar, percussion. Commissioned by the Primal Dance Company (for the Sydney Fringe Festival and East Coast Tour). Level professional. Length 17 mins.

2016 - Bark of the 'bidgee - for flute/piccolo, violin, guitar, percussion and didgeridoo. Commissioned by Canberra International Music Festival.

2021 - Singing Stone - commissioned by Ken Murray for Ensemble Three (Melbourne), for trumpet, trombone, amplified classical guitar. Level – professional. 12mins.

Performing at the Kincumber Mountain Mudbrick Performance Space - home