Music for Schools and Junior Choirs
These songs are suitable for use by junior choirs and schools (especially Primary, though equally usable for Yrs 7-9). Recognising that not all schools have teachers with piano or guitar skills, many of them are also available with backing tracks.
£1 per copy up to 15 copies, 50p per copy thereafter. All copies will be provided as PDF and a midi file will be included free. If copies of individual parts are required, there will be a small surcharge for this.
Please get in touch with Drew if you would like to order any music or need any suggestions or advice.
Really upbeat reggae-style song to original lyrics, with an immensely catchy chorus. The staff room will be singing this under their breath for days! Scored for upper voices, steel drums, electric bass and piano. Individual or various combinations of parts available both on midi and hard copy to suit your need.
Universal Harvest - Harvest Thanksgiving / Assembly
Taking its title from one of St David / Dewi Sant’s most famous sayings, this short song with original lyrics and music is an excellent way of celebrating the feast of St. David, the Patron Saint of Wales. Catchy tune and a chorus that can be led by a small group for the whole school to join and sing to their heart’s content. Scored for upper voices (optional harmony) and piano.Backing track available.
Do The Little Things - St David's Day (March 1st)
A strong rhythmic pulse and a haunting melody has meant that this has been a real hit with all the groups learning it. Two local primary school children (Evie, 8, and Rufus, 5) helped with some ideas for the lyrics. It can either be sung unaccompanied or with a light piano or guitar support. Scored for upper voices (unison) and piano with guitar chords. Piano backing track available.
A song which tries to reflect the mixed emotions of this very important moment of a child’s life. The words help to articulate what the children might be feeling and perhaps not able to express readily. Scored for upper voices (optional harmony) and piano. Backing track available.
This is a longer song than some of the others, with multiple verses which can be sung either as solos or by a series of small groups. If considered too long, the chorus doesn’t have to be sung at the end of each verse. The chorus is based on a fragment of an ancient Jewish melody (a ‘hallel’), which was often sung at Pesach / Passover or other festivals. The lyrics tell the story of the Passion as a conversation during the Last Supper with a final verse full of hope for the future. Scored for upper voices (though easily sung an octave lower), optional harmony and piano; backing track(s) available separately.
Beautiful ancient plygain melody from Wales (Roedd yn y wlad honno), re-arranged with original English words re-imagining the Annunciation for the modern era. Scored for SATB or SSAA unaccompanied.
New Worlds - World Book Day (March 3rd)
There With Me - School Leavers Assembly
Hallel Halleluya - Holy Week / Easter
Mam Bendithio - Blessed Mother - Advent / Christmas