Music Works/Projects

Orchestral

  • Te Arikinui (1991, revised 2006) for tenor, strings and percussion. See here for performance by the Waikato University Orchestra (21 April 2010), conducted by Adam Maha and featuring Howard McGuire.

  • Dance (2007) for piano, strings and percussion (a movement from Four Scenes). See here for performance by the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, Duluth, Minnesota, 2014.

  • Whitiora for cello, chanting voice and orchestra. First performed by the Manukau Symphony Orchestra, Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, Auckland, New Zealand

CHAMBER

  • Reclamations (2008) for violin and piano. See here for performance by Lara Hall (violin) and Rafaela Garlick-Grice (piano) in 2010.

  • ‘Baxter Songs’ (2010) for baritone and piano. See here for performance by Howard McGuire and Charles Royal

  • Pride (2011) for baritone and piano. See here for a performance featuring Howard McGuire (baritone), Kelly Kahukiwa (saxophone) and Charles Royal (piano) at Te Papa Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, 21 October 2012

Other

  • Te Kārohirohi: The Light Dances (2010-2012), music for a dance work of the same name, in collaboration with Paddy Free with improvisations by Horomona Horo, James Webster, Al Fraser and Erina Daniels. See video here.

  • E kore e mutu (2013) for SATB choir, first performed in 2013 by the Auckland University Chamber Choir, conducted by Karen Grylls.

In Development

  • Ūkaipō: Our Struggles, with Love (working title), a 'play with music' (a showing of work in progress conducted in February 2014 at the whare tapere, Waimangō, Hauraki, featuring singer Ria Hall)

  • Four Scenes (2007-2014) for piano, strings and percussion. Dance was completed in 2007 and was first performed in 2010 by the Waikato University Orchestra and then again in 2014 by the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, Duluth, Minnesota, USA.

  • Matariki for chanting voice, taonga pūoro and orchestra. A first version performed by Reo and the Auckland Chamber Orchestra (conducted by Peter Scholes) in 2011.

Student Works

  • Overture Twelfth Night (1985), for small orchestra

  • He Timatanga (1986), an electronic work

Popular Song

  • Tohu: Mauriora 1998

  • Tohu: Whakawhiti 2008

  • Ascension and Other Stories, Songs by Charles Royal 2014, hear on Spotify here.

Mōteatea-Chanted Song Poetry

  • Te Kairuirui (1993), he waiata tangi mō Rev. Māori Marsden

  • Tekau mā rua rangi (1994), he waiata mō te taenga mai o ngā taonga pūoro ki Ōtaki

  • E noho ana au i te koko o tōku whare (1995), he waiata tangi mō Tūkawekai Kereama

  • Āio (2008), he waiata whakatau i te rangimārie

  • Rangimārire (2010), he waiata whakatau i te rangimārie

  • Te Take o te rākau (2010), he waiata karanga i te reo o te tangata

  • I haere nei koe (2011), he waiata aroha

  • Whakatau mai (2010), he haka pōwhiri

  • E taku manu (2010), he haka pōwhiri