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)

Good Morning Everybody – J Jarman

For Beaconside Schools Written for Singing Communities 2005. Greeting song which allows high and low sounds and play acting. Jazzy. KEY STAGE 1 & 2

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Dinah

Playground song from Northumberland with American music. Really popular Key stage 1 and 2

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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

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Give it right

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

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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.

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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)

Tomatensalat

Tomato Salad – funny tongue twister
Suitable for Key Stages 2 and 3.

score – version from Sue Gibbs
score – new version from Corinna | mp3

Mein Hut, der hat drei Ecken

Traditional childrens song, fun and easy to sing, with actions taking the place of missing words.
Suitable for Key Stage 2 and 3.

Audio | score with lyrics, translation and actions

Laterne, Laterne

Song associated with the traditions of St Martin’s day (11th November):
Translation: Lantern, lantern, Sun, moon and stars, Burn brightly, my light, Burn brightly, my light, But don’t burn my lovely lantern.
Suitable for Key Stage 2.

score | song | spoken words

Kuckuck, kuckuck ruft aus dem Wald!

Cuckoo, cuckoo, calling from the woods – an Austrian folksong tells how the cuckoo heralds the arrival of Spring.
Suitable for Key stage 2 and 3.

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Senwa Dedende

Traditional Ghanaian song. This short and simple piece can be harmonised, sung in a round, sung over riffs, played with instruments, have new words written to it. A very popular song for teachers from KS1 upwards. 

Audio |  Score

O leyo

A Ghanaian women’s song – A call to work. Taught to Sian Croose by Anna Mudeka. A call and response with easy harmonies.
Suitable for KEY STAGE 2 to adults. 

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Juba

Beth Allen says: “This is an old African American folk song that evolved from a plantation dance. It is closely linked to Hambone and is often found together in collections. Juba became a common name for African Americans who were talented at singing or dancing in the 19th century. The most famous was William Henry Lane or Master Juba, who combined African derived and European dances in his performances, including Irish jigs. He is now seen by many as the originator of tap dance.” Suitable for Key Stage 1, 2, and 3

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