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

Odd Socks – Joe Johnston

“It works nicely as a lullaby feel with arpeggiated chords. But equally it could work a bit faster, shuffled and more bouncy. Delaying it by a bar with a second voice indicates it could work well as a canon, with some adjustments made. I will try it out and come up with more definite suggestions.”
KEY STAGE 1 & 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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Molto Bene Grazie

Jennifer Ellin Greetings song in italian. Can be sung as a round or with a repeated riff (ostinato). Written for Beaconside Junior School for their Vocal Union assembly KEY STAGE 1, 2, 3

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May The Force Be With You

new words to ‘Throw Catch’ by Skura Adapted by Mr White, Science teacher at Spring Gardens Primary School and VU leaders Sofia Castro and Claire Tustin. Mr White wanted a song to help him teach children the concept of ‘forces’, we then tied it in with the school’s international week by adding some Portuguese words.)
KEY STAGE 1, 2, 3

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Man Named Jack – Joe Johnston

“This is a short round designed for children around KS2. The rhythm is meant to challenge and enhance a sense of pulse whilst the lyrics are adaptable to almost anything and can allow the children to be really imaginative. For example the lyrics may be changed to “I once saw a girl named Mel, she kept on ringing a bell, I said ‘shut that thing up’ she said, Go away go away… etc’. The lyrical format is designed in this way to allow the children to take ownership of their own verse and give them a sense of empowerment through the music. Although I appreciate the song can not be used as an excuse for any child named Claire the come in the next day with green and blue stripy hair and expect to get away with it.”
KEY STAGE 2, 3

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The Lady With The Lamp – Alison Coates

Alison Coates wrote this for Spittal First School in Berwick-upon-Tweed in February 2008 for a Hearts and Minds project with 20,000 voices. Their topic was Florence Nightingale. KEY STAGE 2

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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

Hallowe’en Round

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

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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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