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 environment may appeal to children of all ages. This piece works well for massed choir events. Kakadu is available in Unison, SA or SSA & Piano.

“I’d like to be a bird at Kakadu,Kakadu widget

Kakadu, and be so free.

I’d feel the sun upon my wings,

I’d feel so far from everything

and I would fly away with you.

I’d like to be so high up in the sky, flying high and be so free.

And I would live without a care, see only rainbows everywhere,

And fly away with you.

There would be beauty all around, colourful leaves upon the ground and crystal streams of flowing blue.

I’d like to be so high up in the sky, flying high and be so free.

And I would live without a care, see only rainbows everywhere,

 And fly away, and fly away, with you…”  Sherelle Eyles

Key            D major (Unison/SA); C major (SSA)

Range       Unison/SA – C# (a semitone above middle C) to D the octave higher; SSA – B below middle C to high E

Tempo      At a moderate speed and flowing

Duration  2’47”

Performances

  • Kakadu was the set piece for the 2013 Under 12’s section of the National Eisteddfod, Canberra.
  • Set piece for the massed choir event at Gripps Festival Brisbane 2013
  • Set piece for the Western Australian Primary Schools Massed Choir Festival 2014 involving over 4,000 children
  • Performed at the Suzuki Graduation Concert @ Sydney Opera House – Concert Hall 2014
  • NSW Primary Proms Concert with 2,300 school children, Sydney Town Hall 2015
  • Set piece of the Townsville Eisteddfod 2015
  • Set piece of Mackay Eisteddfod 2017
  • Set piece of Rockhampton Choral Eisteddfod, 2018
  • San Francisco Youth Chorus, 2018
  • Set piece of Singfest Choral Festival Brisbane, 2020 featuring 1,500 singers
  • Set piece of Sing Out Toowoomba, 2020

Score sample  Kakadu SA – page 1

Video sample

Sung by Brisbane Boys Grammar

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