Paul Sarcich - composer - arranger - conductor

events and teaching

events and teaching


Concert Piece for Four Horns and Orchestra

World Premiere performance: 15 Sept 2019, 2pm
Melbourne Lawyers Orchestra cond. Robert Dora
MLC Auditorium, Kew

Cross Purposes (excerpts)

4th Oct 2019, 7.30pm
Ivory Piano Duo
Holst Room, Morley College, London


World Premiere performance: 7.30 pm, 22 Nov 2019
Tetrachord Piano Ensemble (2 pianos 8 hands)
Emma Cons Hall, Morley College London
Click here for booking and information

Four Monteverdi Realisations

These have been recorded in Melbourne by the Press, Play Ensemble, featuring soprano Merlyn Quaife and mezzo Alexandra Sherman. They are to be released on Move Records.

The Planets (for 4 pianos 16 hands)

The 4 piano versions of Mars, Saturn and Jupiter were premiered at the opening concert of the Morley College Festival in July 2018. A video can be seen here.
The complete Planets for this ensemble is available through the Australian Music Centre.

All at Sevens and Eights for tenor saxophone and piano has been released by Cala Records on CACD77021 - The Mexican Connection, performed by the HD Duo from Sydney: Michael Duke and David Howie.

Click here to hear:
The third movement of Concerto for Cello and Strings



Paul Sarcich is scheduled to teach the following courses at  Morley College, London, in the 2019-20 academic year:

Click on the course titles to go the the Morley website page for that course.
Please note that A,B,C indicate Terms 1,2,3, and that all courses are one-year continuous.

Orchestral Conducting
A one-year course focusing on laying the foundations of a solid conducting technique. Classes comprise Friday night “theoretical” sessions and practice with a volunteer orchestra on Saturday mornings.
Entrance by interview – candidates should show a solid knowledge of music reading and theory.

Fridays 6-8pm, Saturdays 10.30am- 1.30pm

Downloadable PDF file of the term 1 2020 orchestral schedule


Contemporary Harmony and Counterpoint - a practical course
A new course starting in September 2019, it aims to gives students a practical knowledge of harmonic and contrapuntal techniques and how to apply them in various types of music, whether art or popular styles. Starting with the major-minor key system, it will expand to cover modal, jazz, free tonal and other approaches to harmony. Students will be encouraged to write pieces for performing groups using the techniques discussed. 

Thursdays 2.30pm-4.30pm

Composition Workshop
For students who wish to advance their compositional skills in a peer-group workshop. Each term will provide an opportunity to write for instruments and voices and possibly have the works played by Morley performers.

Mondays 2.30-4.30pm

Orchestration and  Arranging
A one-year course in orchestration and arranging/transcribing for small and large ensembles, encompassing symphonic, chamber, jazz and commercial styles.
Entrance by interview – candidates should show a solid knowledge of music reading and theory

Thursdays 5.30-7.30pm
















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