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. It is available in a Unison & Piano version or SA & Piano.
It has a jazzy swing (optional) tune in B minor with words that are easy to memorise and simple, optional actions. The children are required to make rhythmical ‘shhh’ noises like a mosquito repellent spray can and clap/slap sounds (body percussion). It teaches echo effects and simple canon techniques, harmonic blending, unison singing, imitation and explores the dynamic range of the voice.
‘Great Australian Bight” has been performed by over 2,000 children at Qld Singfest 2014; “Great Australian Bight & Barrier Reef” – performed by Voices of Birralee Piccolos and Kids at the Cupcakes and Cushions Concert, Sunday 2nd June 2013; Set piece of the Goondiwindi Eisteddfod 2018
Duration – 2’15”
Tempo – Moderately fast and lively
Key – B minor
Range – B below middle C to D above high C
Actions – Yes, optional
Full Score Sample
Great Australian Bight Unison & Piano Licence for 30 copies by PDF AU$30.00 Add to Cart Great Australian Bight Unison & Piano Licence for 45 copies by PDF AU$45.00 Add to Cart Great Australian Bight SA & Piano Licence for 30 copies by PDF AU$30.00 Add to Cart Great Australian Bight SA & Piano Licence for 45 copies by PDF AU$45.00 Add to Cart Great Australian Bight MP3 Backing Track AU$ 5.00 Add to Cart
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