RODMUSIC PUBLISHING


This is my new publishing company where clients can access my original compositions in sheet music form online. They can also listen to and purchase my original music composed for theatre, television, film or documentaries, advertising jingles, original contemporary music tracks and virtual soundtracks for a variety of soundtracks and projects. A wide variety of choral music and songs for schools will be a feature of this site. I also can represent client’s music and publish  and promote their works if necessary.

Rodmusic Publishing will handle and distribute sheet music and production music through Rodmusic Productions. Here you will be able to access my catalogue of original songs and arrangements for a variety of musical genres. These will include choral music for different voice combinations, all of my sheet music from my stage musicals, band arrangements of my songs and various ensemble music that I have composed. You can also access large orchestral works such as Uluru Suite and other film scores and incidental music I have arranged and recorded.

Keep a lookout here for entries to my catalogue on this page. Prices and availability will be regularly updated.

CHORAL MUSIC

These are samples of my choral publications and some links to the videos or sound files.

Song for WESTERN AUSTRALIA

WA Song SAMPLE Pages 1-2

This song is very popular in schools and colleges and is performed at assemblies and particularly during WA Week in the first week of June.

Mt Pleasant Primary School Choir performs Song for Western Australia under the Direction of Ms Jenny Coleman.

https://youtu.be/ZtfapBv1s2o

Rod Christian directs his Virtual Choir during Covid 19 Pandemic in June 2020.

https://youtu.be/T6jgtdkHBzw

Courtney Murphy sings Song for Western Australia in a promo video here:

https://youtu.be/PqclrmWPevU

LYRICS:

WESTERN AUSTRALIA Lyrics

Copyright 2007 Rod Christian.docx

WESTERN AUSTRALIA Copyright 2005 Rod Christian

The lyrics here are from the song Song for Western Australia

OH SUSANNAH!

OH SUSANNAH, a traditional song composed by Stephen Foster in 1840 is a song that lends itself to choral part singing. I arranged this in a jazz style as I have a real interest in unusual chords and the jazz genre.
The setting is for five parts, Soprano 1 & 2 with splits; Alto 1 and Alto 2. There is also an SATB setting of the song. The two arrangements are available here.
Review: This stunning treatment of the 1848 Stephen Foster classic was crafted by one of Western Australia’s most talented composers and arrangers of choral music. Featuring tight jazz influenced chords and interesting harmonies, Christian achieves an uplifting, reflective, almost spiritual sound. The arrangement contains an optional piano part and is available for treble SSAA or mixed SATB choirs.

Click here to hear OH SUSANNA performed by the Iona Presentation College Chorale.

Rod with the Iona Presentation College Senior Chorale

Audio File OH SUSANNAH! SSAA

OH SUSANNAH Audio recording

Sheet Music sample pages 1 -2.

Contact me on the contact page to find out how to order your music or to discuss any music questions.

AUSTRALIAN ANTHEM FOR UNITY

Australian Anthem for Unity is a special song – one that represents our unique culture with all of our diverse backgrounds.In writing Anthem for Unity, I set out to show that we are all members of society. We need to strive as one voice to live in peace and harmony. The song asks for reconciliation amongst the turmoil we are experiencing in today’s world.

Versatility is an important feature of this anthem. It is available in either S.A.T.B format or S.S.A.A.format. This should cater for the vast majority of school and community choral groups.

There is also Piano/Guitar vocal sheet music available for the song.The chord symbols chords are visible above the piano line.

This version of the song was recorded in 2001 by Nicole Wheatley and the Born to Sing SATB Choir. The solo vocal line can also be shared with a male vocalist. The backing track and arrangement with the drums bass keyboards guitar and strings are available on request.

Listen to and view the Rejoyce Choir singing Australian Anthem for Unity in SATB style under the direction of Perry Joyce and accompanied by Rod Christian at UWA Perth 2012

Links to Youtube here:

https://youtu.be/ub_ELa73rcw

THANK GOD ITS FRIDAY

This is a very popular song composed in 2016 and featuring the Haze Showband from Perth Western Australia. Rod sings the lead vocal backed up by drummer Nigel Ridgway, Sax/Trumpet?Guitar and vocals, Bazz Clarke and Robbie Jones, Lead Guitar and vocals.

The song is available on Spotify and SoundCloud

Check out the video here:

https://youtu.be/0ijO1xw41wg

LYRICS:

Karri Valley / Margaret River Suite

Voyager Margaret RiverI am working on a piece called the Karri Valley/Margaret River Suite which I started way back in 1990. This was inspired by a number of visits to these places including wineries such as Voyage (see picture),and my impressions musically of certain landmarks (Karri Forest Pemberton WA).The second movement of six movements is scored for piano, strings and oboe. The genre is contemporary Jazz and the influences are from my rock/jazz days as a performer on guitar, bass, piano/keyboards and percussion. The medium I use for the sequenced backing is Logic Pro X as well as live performers, namely Roger Garrood, Paul Millard and Mike Collinson to name a few. Featured is the Second Movement titled “Tranquillo” which reflects the tranquility and beauty of the Karri Valley near Pemberton Western Australia.

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Songwriting and Publishing

Rod Christian

I compose music from a variety of genres including pop, r&b, rock, jazz, contemporary, dance, classical, film, documentaries and commercials. There are two main sites where you can log in.

Press play to hear my latest additions at Soundcloud 

 

Search Reverbnation artist – Rod Christian. I publish songs under my own label Yendor Music. Contact me direct through this website or on Facebook.

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Music for Film

In my recording studio Hotel Sorrento.

In my recording studio Hotel Sorrento.

I am currently writing/producing/ recording/ maketing my songs and pitching them to major movie and advertising clients all over the world.
At present two of my songs, “Just In Time” and “Tranquillo”, an instrumental composition for oboe, piano and strings are being considered for an advertising campaign and a major motion picture in the US.”Just In Time” has just been selected by WOA records on thier No 1 hits CD Volume 4 which will be distributed to radio networks and played all over the world.
These compositions can be heard on my reverbnation website here. reverbnation website

SWING THOSE BLUES AWAY

People from all walks of life suffer from depression or “the black dog”. I wanted to write a song that says “you just swing those blues away” by listening to music or performing music, whether it be singing in a choir  or just simply singing or playing away your blues. Music is a very powerful tool and I hope this song helps those who find peace in music. The Performer is a good friend, Lotti Lothian who performs this song on her own album recorded at Hotel Sorrento titled “Feel The Music”

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