Saraband Music's editors

Saraband Music is proud to present its Australian publications of early music. Music for viols, recorders, harpsichord, organ, voice, violin, flute, cello and other instruments in good modern editions, clearly typeset, with attention to page turns, original sources and introductory material.


The General Editor and owner of Saraband Music is Patrice Connelly (M.Mus Hons). Click here to find a photo and profile.
Her Saraband Music editions are SM1, 2, 3, 3a, 4, 5, 5a, 6, 6a, 7 - 10, 13, 15 - 17, 21, 22, 25, 29, 30, 30a, 32 - 34, 38 - 42, 50, 51 - 67, 69 - 77, 80, 83-100, 103-134.

Pastor de Lasala is a Sydney organist, harpsichordist, clavichordist and linguist, teaching French and Latin at a private Sydney grammar school. He gives annual recitals in France, and is prominent in the Sydney organ scene. He has recorded several CDs.
His Saraband Music editions are SM8, 14, 27, 35, 36, 37, 44-49 and the translation of the book Michel Corrette and the Organ.

Dr Rosalind Halton is Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle. She is a well-known recitalist on harpsichord, and a specialist in the music of Alessandro Scarlatti and other Italian vocal composers. She plays with a number of groups, including Chacona and the Badinerie Players.
Her Saraband Music editions are SM24, 28 & 43.

Heath Landers completed a Bachelor of Music degree in 2009, majoring in harpsichord performance at Newcastle Conservatorium, where he studied with Dr Rosalind Halton. Heath receives vocal tuition from Georgina Cole, has played violin and viola, and studied organ with Philip Matthias. He also currently operates his own business dealing in electronic media monitoring. Heath is a member of the University of Newcastle Chamber Choir, Christ Church Cathedral Choir in Newcastle, Newcastle Early Music Choir and Newcastle Festival Opera.
Heath is the first to complete his project for Saraband's Cadet Publishing Program with his edition of Scaccia's Violin Sonatas, supervised by Dr Rosalind Halton, SM68.

Nicholas Routley is Associate Professor in music at the University of Sydney, and a professional conductor. His doctoral thesis at the University of Cambridge was in musical analysis, and he has published articles on various subjects including musica ficta, Debussy, 18th century opera, and most recently Monteverdi's Lamento d'Arianna. He is the founder director of the Sydney Chamber Choir, and is currently working with The Song Company on a complete cycle of the secular music of Josquin des Prez. He has a particular interest in recent Australian music, having commissioned over a dozen pieces, and since 1996 has contributed to it as a composer.
His Saraband Music edition is SM31.

Dr Benjamin Thorn is a professional composer and recorder player. Resident in Armidale in northern NSW, he also works with Zana Clarke of Orpheus Music. He directs workshops and tours giving concerts on recorders.
His Saraband Music editions are SM18, 19, 20, 23 & 26.

David Vanderkooi became increasingly interested in early music following his retirement after a long career as a professional cellist.  For thirty seven years he served on university faculties (notably Oklahoma City University and Vanderbilt University) and played with resident string quartets.  His degrees and Performers Certificate were from the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York, where he studied cello with Gabor Rejto.

Today Vanderkooi is an enthusiastic viol player living in Nashville, Tennessee, has an extensive library of consort music, and is constantly on the lookout for pieces to transcribe. His Saraband edition is SM75.

John Weretka holds qualifications in history, musicology, art history and theology and is currently undertaking for the PhD in architectural history at the University of Melbourne, studying the architectural culture of the church facade between 1680 and 1730. John has lectured in the history of Renaissance music for the Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne, and assisted in the teaching of a course on Roman art and architecture from the Renaissance to the late Baroque on site in Rome. His editions are SMs 78, 79, 81, 87.

Nicky Johns is an experienced amateur recorder player living in London.  She has played the recorder since the age of four, originally taught by her recorder- playing parents. Nicky is a computer programmer who works for a company specialising in clinical trials software, but she has always retained a keen interest in music and enjoys plenty of recorder playing and singing in her spare time. Her edition is SM135.


Clive Lane is a Sydney composer who specialises in music for small ensembles, band music and choral music. He is a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium (BMus) and the University of NSW (MMus). During his many years as a high school music educator he was able to compose and arrange for a variety of musical ensembles. Eventually he decided to concentrate full time on performance, and composition. Early music is one of his great loves and he has been playing in viol consorts for nine years. His arrangement of Pavane by Daniel Bacheler was published in the Viola da Gamba Society of America VdGSA News Vol. LIV, No.2, Summer 2017.

Dr Rudolf Rasch of Utrecht University is a widely published and respected musicologist. He has provided original research on P. Hacquart for SM29.