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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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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 SA and Piano or Unison and Piano. Crocodile has a jazzy, swing tune in D minor with syncopated rhythms. The words are easy to learn and memorise […]

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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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Gecko

One of our bestselling pieces, Gecko – from Animal Songs for Children series is a humorous song about the Gecko’s creeping up our walls at night in Brisbane, with 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 either SA & Piano (2 part) […]

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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 […]

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Bilby

Bilby – from Animal Songs for SA and Piano or Unison and Piano. A popular icon at the moment 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 […]

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Dugong

Dugong – from Animal Songs for Children for Unison and Piano or SA and Piano – is moderately fast in triple time with blending harmonies and easy words. The image of the Dugong floating peacefully through the water is reflected in the flowing arpeggiated accompaniment. This piece was sung at the Out of the Box Festival 2012 by Voices of […]

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