Wish

Bex Mather & Simon Derbyshire Fantastic soulful acapella song with catchy tune and multiple backing parts. Easily adapted. KEY STAGE 2 & 3 upwards

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Wind Song –

Pete Moser A beautifully simple piece with 2 note backing. Taught here with demonstration of how to bring in echoes faster or slower. From conference at HotHouse Morecambe 2007 KEY STAGE 2 & 3 upwards

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We Are The Ones

Venice Manley 4 part song with simple lines interweaving. Very strong and effective KEY STAGE 2 & 3 to adult

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Saturday Night

Yr 7 Kirkby Stephen Grammar School, Cumbria Written out of a call and response game based on a 12-bar blues – girls opposite boys! They made up great dances to go with it. KEY STAGE 2 & upwards

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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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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)

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