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Kakadu

One of our most popular pieces, Kakadu from the Australian Destinations series is a flowing, melodious song 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 […]

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Crocodile

The lyrics present the crocodile as a ‘modern day dinosaur’ in a fun and entertaining way for children. This piece is suitable for Primary school age children. It is available for Unison or SA and Piano. Crocodile has a jazzy, swing tune in D minor with syncopated rhythms. The words are easy to learn and […]

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

Our Father is an arrangement of the Lord’s Prayer composed in 2010. It is suitable for Upper Primary School, Secondary School or Adult Choirs and is currently arranged for SA and Piano. It is composed in an Aeolian church mode in the key of D minor. Harmonically, it echoes back to the Renaissance period but maintains […]

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Gecko

One of our most popular pieces, Gecko, from Animal Songs for Children series is a humorous song about the Gecko’s creeping up our walls at night in Brisbane. It has a cheerful tune and description of the Gecko’s habits. The children are required to tut-tut rhythmically like a Gecko. It is available for Unison or […]

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Carpet Python

Carpet Python – from the Animal Songs series is moderately fast, with a catchy, jazzy tune in G minor using sliding scales to imitate the sound and movements of the snake. The words are mildly humorous and appealing particularly to younger children of Primary school age. The children are required to hiss like a snake, and emphasise […]

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Bilby

Bilby from Animal Songs for children is for Unison or SA and piano. A popular icon in Queensland schools, this is an educational piece about the habits of the Bilby. The tune is melodious and the words are easy to learn and memorise for Primary School children. The movements of the Bilby have been characterised […]

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Dugong

Dugong  from Animal Songs for Children is written for Unison or SA and piano. It is moderately fast in flowing triple time with blending harmonies and easy-to-remember words. The image of the Dugong floating peacefully through the water is reflected in the flowing arpeggiated accompaniment. It teaches harmonic blending, unison singing and develops the range […]

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