Wind Chimes

Wind Chimes is a meditative piece for pianoforte solo based on the Aeolian mode. The chords and thematic fragments were inspired by the bell-like sounds of the percussion instrument. In the 18th Century, wind chimes were tuned to the Aeolian mode, as Aeolus was considered ‘God of the Winds.’ Wind Chimes were used to bring happiness […]

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Jubilation

Jubilation was  inspired by the waterfall  on the North Coast of Australia Minyon Falls, close to Byron Bay. It is the 3rd of 3 pieces in this set. It is in the style of a Toccata (meaning ‘touch’ – a piece that explores a variety of different articulations) and attempts to capture the feeling of excitement […]

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Meditation

Meditation is the second of three pieces in the Minyon Falls set for piano solo. Its peacefulness attempts to capture the stillness of the rainforest, the sounds of the birds and grandness of the trees. It was inspired by the waterfall on the North Coast of Australia, close to Byron Bay. Duration – 2’15” Tempo – Largo Key – Bb major Difficulty – Suitable […]

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Tranquillity

Tranquillity is the first of three pieces in the Minyon Falls set for piano solo. They were inspired by the waterfall of the same name on the North Coast of Australia, close to Byron Bay. It captures the feeling of the immediate impression of the rainforest, the beauty and sense of calm. This piece was a set piece for the […]

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I Turn to You

This song, written in 2011, is a more contemporary style piano piece inspired by the piano solos of Yiruma. Duration – 2’30” Tempo – Moderato Key – F major Difficulty – Suitable for AMEB Grade 5 Piano for Leisure or Extra List Sample http://www.sherelleeyles.com/wp-content/uploads/MVI_0610-I-Turn-to-You2.mp3 To order click here

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

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Early Summer

This piece is based on the descriptive historic poem ‘Early Summer’ by Australian poet Charles Harpur (1813-1868). It is melodic and uses warm, rich harmonies to express the feeling that one has when the summer time first begins: ‘Tis the early summer season, when the skies are clear and blue, When wide warm fields are glad with corn as […]

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Children’s Christmas Song

Children’s Christmas song is suitable for Primary school age children. It is available for either SA & piano, or unison choir & piano. It is in C major, & 6/8 flowing time with a cheerful melody and easy lyrics to memorise. The children will love imitating the sound of the bells! “Christmas is my favourite time of the year! […]

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The Barrier Reef

The Barrier Reef – from the Australian Destinations Series, is a bouncy tune with words about fun things that children can do at the Barrier Reef like snorkeling, sailing, swimming and playing in the sand. Blow-up palm trees, bucket and spade, and beach umbrellas are essential on-stage props for this song! Barrier Reef is one of our best selling songs. The words are easy to learn […]

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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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