Composer

Choral, Vocal and Opera Compositions:
Song Cycles:
Eheu Fugaces - Sop/Fl/Cl/Vn/Vc/Piano/Perc (1981) 15'
(3 movement Song Cycle with various texts based on the cycle of life)
CD Recording:
Deep In My Hidden Country CD ABC Classics
SOUND image Movement 2 - Marilyn Richardson, soprano & The Seymour Group

Bright Tracks - Sop/Vn/Va/Vc (1994) 18' - Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize 1994
Song Cycle with text based on poems of Ivor Gurney)
CD Recording:
Bright Tracks - The Chamber Music of Brenton Broadstock, Move Records (MD 3204 1998)
SOUND image Merlyn Quaife, soprano; Stephanie Lindner, violin; Annelies Billeter, viola; Rachel Page, cello

These Terrestrial Commitments - Sop/Shakuhachi/Perc/Piano (2009) 16'
Song Cycle with text based on poems of Ern Malley
Commissioned by the Shakuhachi Chamber Music International 2008
Premiere: Merlyn Quaife, sop; Andrew MacGregor, shakuhachi; Stefan Cassomenos, pf; Eugene Ughetti, perc.
Melba Hall, Parkville, Melbourne December 13, 2009

Choral:
Pandemic - (2020) SATB & String Quartet 14’
6th movement of 'Shadow and Hope' - Cantata from Six Continents in the Age of Pandemic with texts by Auden, Churchill and Lynn
Commissioned by the Municipality of Icking, Germany and Philipp Amelung
Premiere:
Theodor Schüz Ensemble, Tubingen String Quartet, Philipp Amelung conductor
St Benedikt Church, Ebenhausen, Germany
Sunday November 14, 5pm
2021

Remember Them - (2020/21) SATB a cappella 5.5’
First World War/ANZAC inspired work using texts by McCrae and Binyon
Commissioned by Elizabeth Anderson and Douglas Lawrence
To be released on Ablaze Records (USA) in 2022 performed by Coro Volante conducted by Brett Scott


15 Stations of the Cross - Via Crucis (1994-2005) SATB (a capella) 35’
Written for The Australian Contemporary Chorale, dir. Hildy Essex
Premiere: BMW Edge Theatre Melbourne
Performances:
The Australian Contemporary Chorale, dir. Hildy Essex;
Sydney Chamber Choir dir. Paul Stanhope (Station 15)
CD Recording: Stations CD by The Australian Contemporary Chorale, dir. Hildy Essex
SOUND image Station 12 - Death on the Cross - The Australian Contemporary Chorale, dir. Hildy Essex
The first part of the program finished with another modern piece, Brenton Broadstocks’s ‘The resurrection’. Again, it showed how effective and stimulating the combination of old and new, classical and modern, can be and it encapsulated nicely the Easter themes of despair and hope, redemption and renewal. It was a riveting performance with the recurring high soprano motif giving an almost unearthly experience, like rays of sound leading up to heaven. Magical!”
Andreas Hartung, Sydney Arts Guide, Tuesday March 31, 2015


I Had a Dream In Memoriam Michael Easton - SATB (a capella) (2004) 4’ (Text by the composer)
Recordings:

Stations CD (Australian Contemporary Chorale)
Rear Vision CD (Melbourne Composers’ League)
Performances:
Australian Contemporary Chorale dir. Hildy Essex;
Australian Chamber Choir dir. Douglas Lawrence;
Kammerchor St Georg Kirche, Nordlingen, Germany dir. Udo Knauer

“Thanks to the expressiveness of the singing, Brenton Broadstock’s ‘I had a dream’ became a most beautiful experience”
Berlingste Tidende, Copenhagen, July 23, 2007.
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Postera Crescam Laude - SATB with organ (2007) 6'
Anthem written for the University of Melbourne using the university's motto as text

The Soul of the Anzac - SATB (a capella) (2015) 8’
Commissioned by the Australian Chamber Choir for the ANZAC Centennial using texts by WW1 poets.
Premiere: Australian Chamber Choir dir. Douglas Lawrence, St Fidelis Church, Clarendon Street, Coburg
Sunday March 22, 2015, 3pm

The Good Shepherd - children's choir, harpsichord and string quintet (2008) 9'
Text is a version of Psalm 23 by Paul Dallgas-Frey and used with permission
Commissioned by Douglas Lawrence and the Southern Grampians Promenade of Sacred Music with assistance from Regional Arts Victoria.
Performances:
Promenade of Sacred Music, Hamilton 2008;
Young Voices of Macedon cond. Dianne Gome, Macedon 2017

Chamber Opera:
Fahrenheit 451 - 5 singers/CD accompaniment (1992) c.55’
Permission to use the opera has been refused by Bradbury's publisher!

Libretto by the composer adapted from Ray Bradbury's novel - used with permission
Commissioned by the Sydney Metropolitan Opera and the AMC 1992
Performances:
Sydney Metropolitan Opera, Sydney, Australia 1992
Oopperaskaala, Helsinki, Finland 1998 (see www.oopperaskaala.fi)
Kammeroper NRW and Bonn Opera, Bonn, Germany 2005

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Opera:
Fahrenheit 451
Permission to use the opera has been refused by Bradbury's publisher!
Libretto by BB adapted from Ray Bradbury's novel
4 principal roles – tenor, mezzo-soprano, 2 sopranos
3 supporting roles – soprano, baritone, tenor
Chorus – SATB (minimum of 8)
2 fl/ picc, 2 clts, 2 bsns/contra bsn, 1 hn in F, 1 trpt in C, 1 trb, 1 tuned perc, 2 perc, 1 piano, strings (minimum of 2, 2, 2, 2, 2 (1 with low C)
Duration: 2 hours (excluding interval)