A recital of seven solo works at Watters Gallery (Sydney) in his 60th birthday month was followed in 2015 with a concert of his chamber music by Sirius Chamber Ensemble. Later that year David Elton directed a program of Holley’s large ensemble works at the Melbourne Recital Centre for the Australian National Academy of Music.
His compositions include the opera Dorothea (1988), five song cycles, and numerous works for small ensembles and solo instruments. Larger-scale compositions include Chamber Symphony (2003) and The Winged Viola (2004) for solo viola and ensemble. The trumpet concerto Doppler’s Web (2005) written for soloist Paul Goodchild, A Line of Stars (2007) and A Shaft of Light (2015) for oboe and orchestra with Shefali Pryor as soloist were all commissioned and performed in the Concert Hall of the Opera House by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Loaded with Dream (2011) was commissioned by the Sydney Symphony for performance by the Fellows. In 2012 the Seraphim Trio toured his piano trio ‘the estuaries of time’.
Holley also teaches trumpet and composition, and his flute, double bass and trumpet works are included in the Australian Music Examinations Board syllabus. EMI Australia has published two collections: Summer Bird and other pieces for trumpet and Birds of Opal and other pieces for flute. CDs of chamber and vocal music include Ophelia and Masquerade on the MBS label and Solos and Hammerings on the Hammerings Records label. Four of his trumpet works appear on the Paul Goodchild CD, Mixed Dozen on the 1M1 label.
Click here for the eulogy as given by John Edmonds.
More photographs of Jyoti click here and here.
All photographs of Jyoti by Stanley Ciccone