Joyeux Noel – Jilly Jarman

Carol with words in French, Spanish and Ibo – about crossing borders. Solo line verses, and chorus and bridge with harmonies. Introduction 3-part wind arrangement. Jazz/indie. School orchestra score available from jillyjarman@mac.com KEY STAGE 2 & UPWARDS

mp3 (sung By North Lakes School Choir, Penrith) | score

Intonent Hodie – Jilly Jarman

New tune to this 13th century Latin Carol. All words in English apart from a drone line
Sung here by North Lakes School Choir at Penrith Joint Carol Concert conducted by Martyn Soulsby 

score | mp3

Hello/Bonjour

Bridget Cousins A lovely French/English greeting song written for children at Bramfield Primary School who are learning to speak French – with circle game.

score | mp3 | actions

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)

Give Us Some Time Out

Carol Douglas Northern songwriter Carol teamed up with Australian Brian Ralston to record this song. Great opportunities for performance here. KEY STAGE 2 to adult .

lyrics | mp3 | backing track

Engine No.9

Simple melody also used as a round or waiting canon. (see score & mp3’s for examples). Taught by Su Hollingsworth at Vocal Union Training Day, Sage Gateshead.

mp3 | score

BACKING TRACKS:

Cameron Harris, Ashley Bell, UCC. descending bassline in Em, rock feel – 2 minutes of backing for people to improvise to, work out riffs, practice rhythms etc.
mp3
2 chord riff (backing to Vamos a Caminar (see songs with spanish words page)
mp3

Baby 123

Warm-up song from Trinidad, both physical and mental. Two lively variations on Head and Shoulders. Sung here by Sharon Durant and Beccy Owen.

mp3 | score

‘Energetic!’

Asby Primary School, Year 3,4,5, Songwriting project with musician Jilly Jarman 2012 The task was to write a song about the Olympics!

Audio | Score

‘All The Stares’

High Hesket CE Primary Year 5 & 6, Penrith Schools Transition Choir session They wrote this, tried it out on instruments (some they had never played before) – in an hour!

Score | Audio

The days of the week

Words by Pilar Marchori A very simple remembering song based on the clave rhythm. Just four notes to sing. English/Spanish, Spanish/English

score | Audio | words – pronunciation