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Great Australian Bight

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. […]

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The Forgotten

This setting of the hauntingly beautiful ANZAC poem, ‘The Forgotten,’  written by the Australian poet, Charles Harpur (1813-1868), was composed in 2012. It is available for SA, SSA, or SATB & piano. It is suitable for secondary school choirs & adult choirs. ‘The Forgotten’ is appropriate for ANZAC day and memorial services, school choral concerts, […]

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

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Early Summer

Early summer 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 lovely feeling that one has when the summer time first begins. Early Summer is available for Unison, SA or SSA and piano. ‘Tis the early summer season, […]

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Children’s Christmas Song

Children’s Christmas song is suitable for Primary school age children. It is available for unison or SA & piano. It is in 6/8 flowing time and easy lyrics to memorise. It teaches canon techniques, harmonic blending, imitation, unison singing and the children will love imitating the sound of the bells! “Christmas is my favourite time […]

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Barrier Reef

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 most popular songs. The words are easy to learn […]

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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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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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