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
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.
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.
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
This classic song, was written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse for the 1965 musical The Roar of the Greasepaint. The famous version by Nina Simone moves it away from the musical genre and into blues. It is a great song for young voices because of the inspiring words, and it can be taken apart and improvised over. See some impro ideas here from Jilly Jarman.
Suitable for Key Stage 2, 3 and adult.
Score: KS3/adult | Score: canon KS2/adult