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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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EMU

Emu from Animal Songs is a lively, fun song for Primary school children. The emu is having a race with a kangaroo! Find out who wins the race! Composed in 2018, it is the brand new addition to the Animal Songs for children series. It is composed for SA and piano and has simple 2 […]

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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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RAIN IN THE MOUNTAINS

New in 2017, Rain in the Mountains (SSA)  is suitable for Secondary school students and Adult choirs. It is based on a poem by Australian poet Henry Lawson.   The Valley’s full of misty cloud, Its tinted beauty drowning, The Eucalypti roar aloud, The mountain frosts are frowning. The mist is hanging like a pall, […]

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Starfish

New in 2016, Starfish (SA)  is suitable for lower Primary school age children from Prep to Grade 6, and is the latest in the Animal Songs series. It has easy harmonic blending in 2 parts and easy to learn words for younger children. “Little star, little star, star of the sea, How beautiful you are […]

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Remember Me

This arrangement of the poem Remember by Christina Rossetti was completed in 2016. It is composed for SA & Piano. The Soprano part splits into two parts for one page to add resonance to the climax. Remember Me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land; When you can no more hold me […]

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Shiver of Sharks

Composed in 2015 for Primary School choirs, Shiver of Sharks is a humorous look at the ‘dog eat dog’ world of the Animal Kingdom with a jazzy ‘safari’ style harmonic bass and accompaniment. Shiver of Sharks suits Primary School age children Grade 2 to Grade 6. The lyrics of this song teaches the names of collective nouns […]

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Daddy Long Legs Spider

Daddy Long Legs Spider (2014) is a cheerful, humorous song about having a daddy long legs spider as a pet. It has a catchy swing rhythm and optional actions and is the eighth song in the Animal Songs for Children Choral Series.    Suitable for Primary school children of all ages, it is currently available […]

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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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Koala Baby Lullaby

Koala Baby Lullaby (2013) suits lower Primary School age children to sing in simple harmony. It is a melodic lullaby that has words that are easy to remember, teaches simple harmonic blending and unison singing in gently rocking triple time. It is the seventh song in the Animal Songs for Children Choral Series. It is available in SA […]

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Possum

Possum (2013)  from the Animal Songs for Children series is a humorous song about the Possums that live in our roof in Queensland and how they make a lot of noise at night. Possum encourages children to think about the impact of the urban environment on native animals. It has a cheerful, catchy tune and fun words that Primary school […]

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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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