Promise – Jilly Jarman

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

Let It Out – Airto Moreira arr. Jilly Jarman

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

Hallowe’en Round

Dave Camlin, Dave Roberts, Hannah Reid Has a bit of beatboxing in this arrangement KEY STAGE 2 & 3

score | mp3

Halloween Scream

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)

Muevete

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

Score

Meine Oma

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

Give it right

Em Whitfield Soulful upbeat song with 3 parts and piano/guitar chords KEY STAGE 2, 3 & 4

Score

Gathered Together

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.

Score

Fire!

Ems Featherstone, Alison Scott, Penrith Singing Squad A great song to sing with energy with three interlocking parts KEY STAGE 2 & 3.

Audio | score

Castles in the Sky

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)

The Big Ship Sails –

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.

Backing track