Lively song – soul with country inflexions, with guitar accompaniment with harmony line. Suitable for solo singers or confident choir. KEY STAGE 2 & 3 upwards
mp3 | guitar backing
Reggae carol about refugees – we all belong – harmonies, guitar/piano acc. Version arranged for Beaconside school with lyrics by Jen Ellin – see Precious as a New-born baby. KEY STAGE 1, 2, 3
score in C
Performed by the Flying Pickets. Great song for Key Stage 3 and vocal force sessions score
A song with three interlocking parts KEY STAGE 2 & 3
A great song to get the whole class or school singing out, or a chance for a soloist to show what they can do. With full backing track. KEY STAGE 3 & adult
mp3 | lyrics | backing track
Reggae carol- easy and fun for younger children. Written for Kirkoswald Nativity celebration and lantern procession KEY STAGE 1, 2, 3
mp3 | score
Jazzy with piano – about having the confidence to believe in yourself – space for a spoken collage of thoughts from the class KEY STAGE 2 & 3
Amazingly popular with groups and soloists from primary up. Here is a 3-part harmony version with vocal bassline and a 2-part riff inspired by the original solo. Buy the original: beatboxing vocals fantastic. (last track on Life After That) KEY STAGE 2 & 3
score | mp3
A four-part humorous warm-up song written for a teachers’ group. KEY STAGE 3 & upwards
A Waltz: a round sung a capella. KEY STAGE 2 & upwards
Lyrical song which includes a round at the beginning and end. Piano accompaniment. KEY STAGE 2 & 3
Dave Camlin, Dave Roberts, Hannah Reid Has a bit of beatboxing in this arrangement KEY STAGE 2 & 3
score | mp3
Jen Ellin & Kendal BYM ‘Sing For Fun’ group Written for their performance at Kendal Brewery, October 09. Great fun – and works either acapella or with guitar or piano accompaniment. KEY STAGE 2 & 3
score (in Dminor) | lyrics | mp3 (in Eb minor)
J Jarman, Y Vela-Castro, Warcop school. Written for Vocal Union project 2006-7. Easy Spanish up-beat song – harmonies, guitar/ piano, few words.
KEY STAGE 1, 2, 3 & upwards
Funny song, about a practical Grandmother who does things like drive a motorbike in the chicken coop and has glasses with curtains etc. From the original by Robert Steidl (1865-1927). Shared by Korinna Hedinger-Farrell
Suitable for Key Stages 2 and 3.
Audio | lyrics | translation
Em Whitfield Soulful upbeat song with 3 parts and piano/guitar chords KEY STAGE 2, 3 & 4
By Alison Scott and Emily Hallewell A haunting melody to sing round the campfire, with drums and percussion and descriptive movements
KEY STAGE 2 & 3.
Ems Featherstone, Alison Scott, Penrith Singing Squad A great song to sing with energy with three interlocking parts KEY STAGE 2 & 3.
Audio | score
Jennifer Ellin Lovely lyrical verse for head voice, with a catchy, rhythmic chorus which dips below C and can be sung with energy. Composed for BlueJam’s performance at Songlines concert, Keswick. KEY STAGE 2,3
Audio | score | score (with easy keyboard accompaniment)
Alan Penman and Alan Dunn This is a great backing track for assembly singing or performance and because it is about the opening of the Manchester Ship Canal and a Victorian Singing Game, it fits well into the curriculum.