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Free Scores

Paul Halley is now giving away his scores… for FREE! Scores include all his tracks from his first CD ‘The Halley Quartet’ including Angel, The Hand of Fate,Midnight, Cello Fantasia, Autumn, Adagio in F and...

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New Track: Winter (3rd movement)

This is the start of the 3rd movement of my Winter quartet (the 2nd movement is actually the “Midnight” track from my album.) I want this last movement to be as catchy and more intense than the 1st movement (which was...

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New Track: Wrath Of The Storm

Congratulations to Alex who came up with the name “Wrath Of The Storm” for my latest composition. In addition to naming the track, he’ll be receiving a signed autographed copy of my music CD. Listen to the...

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The Maker

A director friend of mine Christopher Kezelos approached me to collaborate on a short film where he wanted to create a narrative inspired by my music. The end result is the enchanting stop motion animation called “The...

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Paul Halley Meets Composer Ann Carr-Boyd

Ann Carr-Boyd, photographed here with me at my Bundanoon concert, is one of Australia’s most famous composers. Ann’s brilliant music has been an inspiration for myself and many other Australian and international...

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Introducing the Halley Quartet

The newly reformed Halley Quartet consists of 3 musicians of Eastern European origin, (Alexandra Loukianova from Russia and George Kowalik and Michael Wieczorek form Poland) as well as Catrina Hughes from Australia. Between them,...

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The Composition Process

When composing I always like to ensure that each piece has several very “catchy” and easily identifiable themes. Sometimes the themes can be simple motifs of a few notes while other times they can be very lyrical...

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Future Projects

I am currently writing many new pieces. Several of my currently single movement pieces for string quartet are being developed into 3 or 4 movement pieces. My current biggest project is my “4 seasons” project, which...

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My Top 10 Favourite Pieces

10. Mozart : Requiem. 9. Brahms : 3rd Symphony 8. Beethoven : Missa Solemnis 7. Beethoven : Symphony no 3 “Eroica” 6. Mahler : Symphony no 8. “Symphony of a thousand” 5. Beethoven : Piano Sonata...

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