Music map of Queensland

This map showcases State Library's interesting collection of music scores written about particular places. Come on a musical journey through Queensland by exploring the map and discover the musical stories relating to compositions set in diverse landscapes from the wet tropics to the inland deserts. From Billy Maloney to Richard Mills, experience for yourself how different composers express the unique character of different places.

Music map

Complete list of works

Select a link below to view more information in the map above:

Bamaga diptych

Birdsville Track : for treble voices and piano

Brisbane River song

Brisbane songs

Brisbane waters

Bundaberg my home sweet home

Cantata Capricornia

Capricorn Dreaming


Coolangatta: that's the place for me

Down on the sands at Emu Park

Fanfares for Gympie

Glasshouses: Beerburrum

Glasshouses: Coonawrin

Glasshouses: shrouds

Goombungee : for violin (or viola or cello) and piano

Haunted House of Highgate Hill

I lost my heart on Hayman Island

I met her Monday on Thursday Island

In the Carnarvon Ranges

Indooroopilly: the tongue twisting waltz song hit

It's hot in Brisbane but it's Coolangatta

Kondalilla for young orchestra

Lament of the Cutters : for ensemble of like wind instruments : version fo oboes

Malboona gavotte

One Sunday morning

Queensland Times march


Reef songs: Mt Oldfield

Sandgate: charming waltz song

Songs of Capricorn

Sunny Southport by the silver sea

The waters of the Brisbane waltz: a musical dream

Where the red gold oranges grow

Whitsunday Moon

May I listen to the music?

If we have an digital copy of the recording, the score and the recording will both be shown in the bubble. Directions will enable you to play the recording.

I know there's a piece of music written about my home town which I couldn’t find on the map. Why?

The State Library does not hold every piece of music written about Queensland places. We would like you to tell us about music which we do not hold. This map is a work-in-progress and we welcome your input and feedback via the Ask us service.