Overheard By The Heart 

Composer, Singer, Vocals, Keyboardist: Maria Rosa

Sound Engineer: Brent Hodgkins

Producers: Brent Hodgkins and Maria Rosa

All sound effects sourced from listed sites have been edited, other effects added, eq'd differently e.g. reverbs and delays added using licenses given. Sounds from http://www.freesfx.co.uk have been used under Creative Commons License – see https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Warning to people of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent and others:  

Song No 8 (Black December) refers to a tragic event experienced.

It may trigger memories.


1.  Prevenient Grace

     Lyrics: James Cornell

     Piano: Maria Rosa

2.  The Graced Gift

      Lyrics: James Cornell and Maria Rosa

      Modern Harp and Bell Harp: Maria Rosa


3.  Evermore

     Lyrics: James Cornell

     Piano and Melodica: Maria Rosa

4.  Riding Into The Wind - For Teresa

      Lyrics: Maria Rosa

      Dedicated to our friend and fellow traveller Teresa.

      From http://www.freesfx.co.uk

      horse_trotting_on_hard_surface (sound-ideas’s)

      cow_mooing_at_stock_yard (sound-ideas’s)

      cow_stampede_with_hooves (sound-ideas’s)

      cowboys_rounding_up_cattle_with_horse (sound-ideas’s)

      horse_splashing_in_water (sound-ideas’s)

      This song celebrates 'Station life' - an acquaintance of many of Maria's

      students.  There mustering of cattle regularly occurred.  When

      mustering and droving using horses was replaced mostly by

      motorbikes and helicopters, many horses were let go and became

      'brumbies'.  However, in many's eyes, these horses still remain part of


      This song also recognizes the passionate love of horses of Teresa -

      one of Maria's valued Western Desert colleagues.

5.  Rainbow Snake

     Lyrics: Roderick (Rod) James Cameron OSA

     Stream and Rain: Maria Rosa

     (using Yamaha Keyboard PSR E343 YPT-340)

     Rod Cameron wrote this was: "A Story shared by Jessie Calico of


6.  Dancing Spirit

     Lyrics: James Cornell

     Sea surf and clapsticks: Maria Rosa

     This song records the dancing in the streets associated

     with January 26, 1988.

7.  Our Tracker

     Lyrics: Maria Rosa

     From http://www.freesfx.co.uk

     wind_blowing_through_trees (sound-ideas’s)

     heavy_wind (sound-ideas’s)

     howling_and_banging_wind (sound-ideas’s)

     whistling_polar_synthethic_wind (sound-ideas’s)

8.  Black December - For Claire

     Lyrics: Maria Rosa

9.  Prayer For Creation

      Lyrics: Maria Rosa

      Lyrics: "Give us this day our daily bread" (Luke 11:3) from CPDV    

      (Catholic Public Domain Version) published 2009    


      Bongo: Brent Hodgkins

      Clapping and Clapsticks: Maria Rosa

10.  Whispering Communion

       Lyrics: James Cornell and Maria Rosa

       Violin and Quiro: Brent Hodgkins

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Photo: James Cornell and Maria Rosa

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Warning to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders: This site contains images of and reference to people who have died and the voice of two of them.


Photos and videos of Rod Cameron OSA: Used with kind permission Order of St Augustine, Australia

Use of sketch of little girl welcoming Rod Cameron at Bidyadanga: Permission given by Rod Cameron OSA

Other Photos Copyright: Maria Rosa

All albums (except Red Land Songs) able to be downloaded from this site have been produced, mixed and mastered by Brent Hodgkins at

Bruthen Music Studio,

55 Main St, Bruthen, Vic 3885, Australia  T: +61 3 51575504


Please note: Neither Rod Cameron OSA/'CJ' Power/James Cornell nor I are persons of Indigenous descent.  We therefore do not speak for them but rather have worked to broaden understanding of their realities in the mainstream culture of our country.

Disclaimer: All available up-to-date due care has been taken by me and due diligence acted upon to ensure  all uploads are free of viruses.  Thus no responsibility will be accepted for any viruses or other compromise to your equipment which surface any time after music has been downloaded.  M Rosa

Deep thanks to 'CJ' Power and Brent Hodgkins for their affirmation of local songwriters and musicians.