Archive | Primary School

RSS feed for this section

WATTLE BLOSSUMS

Newly released in 2020, Wattle Blossums is a description of the beautiful Australian native wattle tree in full blossum. The underlying message is that even when the wattle tree loses all its flowers, we remember its beauty from when it was in blossum. It is written for Unison, SA or SSA and piano and is […]

Read full story
real-rainbow-wallpapers-1920x1080

RAINBOWS

Rainbows is a melodious and lyrical song that is a celebration of friendship. Newly released in 2020, Rainbows is currently for Unison or SA and Piano and suits Primary or Secondary children. It teaches harmonic blending and unison singing, and explores the vocal and dynamic range of the voice.  “Rainbows are so beautiful when you […]

Read full story
Clouds image

CLOUDS

Clouds is about the shapes of animals that make pictures in the sky. The children have the option of roaring like a lion and trumpeting like an elephant! Brand new in 2019, Clouds is composed for Primary School choirs. It is written for Unison or SA and piano. “Look into the sky and you will […]

Read full story

SYDNEY COVE

Sydney Cove is a lively, upbeat song about the ships that sailed along the Coast of Eastern Australia bringing produce back to Sydney Cove in colonial times. It is from the Australian Destinations series and is currently for Unison or SA & Piano. It is suitable for Primary School children. It has easy-to-learn words and […]

Read full story

STRADBROKE ISLAND HOLIDAY

Stradbroke Island Holiday (2018) is a description of a seaside holiday for Unison or SA and Piano. It describes the amazing creatures in the sea that we saw looking down over the headland of Stradbroke Island on holidays, and is suitable for Primary school children. It is a melodious and lyrical song with lovely harmonies. […]

Read full story

EMU

Emu from Animal Songs is a jazzy and lively fun song for Primary school aged children. In this song, an 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 Unison […]

Read full story
Kakadu widget

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 […]

Read full story

FLOWER OF YOUTH

Commissioned by Voices of Birralee and suitable for ANZAC day and Remembrance day, the words are based on the poem ‘A Soldier’s Cemetery’, by John William Streets (killed and missing in action on 1 July 1916, aged 31). As any Australian I am appreciative of the fact that there were young men who went to […]

Read full story
tidepool

Starfish

Composed in 2016, Starfish is available in Unison or SA and piano, and is suitable for lower Primary school age children from Prep to Grade 6. It teaches harmonic blending and unison singing, has easy-to-learn words for younger children and explores the range of the voice. This piece was inspired by a trip to Lennox […]

Read full story

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. The lyrics of this song teaches the names of collective nouns of groups of animals, […]

Read full story

Autumn

Autumn (2015) is a celebration of a Queensland Autumn. Composed for Unison, SA or SSA & Piano from Advanced Primary to Secondary School students, Autumn is suitable for Assemblies and Parades, Eisteddfods and Choral Festivals. It teaches harmonic blending, question and answer techniques and contains some unison singing. Autumn, at sunrise, and the skies are so blue […]

Read full story

A Thousand Stars

A Thousand Stars is a description of the stars and universe. The underlying message is that each individual person is unique and we can achieve great things. We are like stars in ourselves that are part of a greater constellation. This piece was commissioned for the Pemulwuy Festival 2014 by Brisbane Boys Grammar, and is […]

Read full story

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 is one of our most popular songs. 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 […]

Read full story

Where was the Moon?

Where was the Moon? (2014) is an inspirational song for Unison or SA and piano. The underlying message is that when things are not so good, tomorrow will always be a better day! This song is suitable for all age groups from middle Primary to secondary school and massed choir events. It teaches harmonic blending, […]

Read full story

Kyrie Eleison

Kyrie Eleison (Psalm 51) composed in 2014, is an elegant arrangement of the Psalm: “Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy.”  It is available for Unison, SA or SSA & Piano and has an optional flute part.   Key            Unison – D major; SA/SSA – C major Range    […]

Read full story

Koala Baby Lullaby

Koala Baby Lullaby (2013) is suitable for 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 […]

Read full story

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 […]

Read full story

Great Australian Bight

Great Australian Bight (2013) from the Australian Destinations series, is a humorous detective song for children. Find out, from a child’s point of view, why the Great Australian Bight is called a ‘Bight.’ Is it the Great White Sharks, the Mossies or the Kronosaurus that made the ‘great big bite’? This piece is suitable for Primary school age children. […]

Read full story
Corama uluru

Corama Uluru

Corama Uluru is from the Australian Destinations series (2013). It is a descriptive, expressive piece about the plains surrounding and including Uluru (formerly Ayer’s Rock) in the Northern Territory of Australia. It describes the uniquely Australian environment that lies beyond the city, that is filled with colour and history: the plains being scattered with sea treasures, fossils […]

Read full story

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 Poetry series of choral songs and is suitable for Primary School aged children. It is available for Unison or SA & piano. This arrangement has blending harmonies […]

Read full story