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STRADBROKE ISLAND HOLIDAY

Stradbroke Island Holiday is a description of a seaside holiday for SA and Piano. It describes the amazing creatures in the sea and is suitable for children from Grade 2 and up. On the headland of Stradbroke Island, we went for a walk today. The rock formations and cliffs were spectacular along the way! But […]

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THE PEACEFUL WATERFALL

The Peaceful Waterfall is a lyrical, melodic meditative song for Unison or SA and Piano. It was composed in September, 2017 and is suitable for Primary school and lower secondary school children. Water flowing down the hillside, crystal water, streams of blue, Icy cold and sparkling fresh, the sky a lovely azure hue. Flowers blossom […]

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FLOWER OF YOUTH

Commissioned by Voices of Birralee. Based on the words from ‘A Soldier’s Cemetery’, by John William Streets (killed and missing in action on 1 July 1916, aged 31) “Behind that long and lonely trenched line To which men come and go, where brave men die, There is a yet unmarked and unknown shrine, A broken […]

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A Thousand Stars

  Commissioned for Pemulwuy Festival 2014, this song is a description of the stars and universe. The underlying message is that each individual person is unique. We are like stars in ourselves that are part of a greater constellation. Unison & Piano and  SA & Piano in Bb major for Middle School to High School age students […]

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Where was the Moon?

Where was the Moon? (2014) is an inspirational song for SA primary or secondary school choir and piano. Where was the moon in a darkened sky, its silver light to guide me on my way? Where were the stars shining down on me, So beautiful in every way. And then the sun brightens up the […]

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Kyrie Eleison

Kyrie Eleison (2014) – Lord Have Mercy (Psalm 51)  The music of Kyrie Eleison is an elegant arrangement of the Psalm: “Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy.”  Kyrie Eleison has been composed in a number of layers. The score is flexible so may be adjusted to the needs of your choir. 1.      For […]

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Uluru

Uluru is from the Australian Destinations series (2013). It is a descriptive, expressive piece about the plains surrounding Uluru in the Northern Territory of Australia. This piece appeals to children of upper Primary school age as it describes the uniquely Australian environment that lies beyond the city, that is filled with colour and history: the plains being […]

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The Forgotten

This setting of the hauntingly beautiful ANZAC poem, ‘The Forgotten,’  written by the Australian poet Charles Harpur (1813-1868) was composed in 2012: “He fought for his country, the star of the brave, And died for it’s weal when to die was to save. And wisdom and Valour long over him wept, And Beauty, for ages, […]

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Sleep Song Lullaby

The words of this lullaby are based on the lovely historic poem written by the Australian poet Maurice Furnley (1881-1942) entitled ‘Sleep Song’ from his ‘Bay and Padie Book Kiddie Songs (1918).’ It is from the Australian Poets series of choral songs and is suitable for Primary School aged children. It is available either in SA & piano or Unison & piano. This arrangement has blending […]

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Early Summer

This piece is based on the descriptive historic poem ‘Early Summer’ by Australian poet Charles Harpur (1813-1868). It is melodic and uses warm, rich harmonies to express the feeling that one has when the summer time first begins: ‘Tis the early summer season, when the skies are clear and blue, When wide warm fields are glad with corn as […]

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Kakadu

Kakadu – from the Australian Destinations series is a flowing, melodious song in D major with ‘easy to learn’ words and rhythm. It teaches harmonic blending and unison singing, question and answer techniques and explores the vocal and dynamic range of the voice. The image of being a bird flying around in a carefree environment may appeal […]

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Our Father – The Lord’s Prayer (Tertullian, De orat.)

Our Father – The Lord’s Prayer (Tertullian, De orat.) arr. Sherelle Eyles. Our Father is composed in an Aeolian church mode in the key of D minor. Harmonically, it echoes back to the Renaissance period but maintains a modern feel through its use of contemporary rhythms and vocal chord spacing. This piece is based upon […]

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