upper voices

ARION AND THE DOLPHIN
Cantata for children's choir– upper voices,
2 treble soloists & piano (c.17 mins)

This light-hearted piece tells the legendary story of Arion’s adventure with a dolphin. The music is in a tuneful, popular style.

‘This piece pressed all the right buttons – fun to sing, witty and a very good story. The choir’s performance was superb’Ronald Corp, Musical Director, New London Children’s Choir.

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ARION AND THE DOLPHIN

DAY BY DAY (A prayer of St Richard of Chichester)
for upper voices (2 equal parts) & piano/organ (2 mins)
Published by Encore Publications
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‘Day by Day’s simple beauty makes it one of the choir’s all time favourites’
- Thanea Hodges, conductor, St Ives Girls’ Choir.

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ARION AND THE DOLPHIN

EVENTIDE
For SSA choir & piano (poem by Emily Bronte) (3 mins)

FATHER HEAR THE PRAYER WE OFFER
for SA choir & piano (text by L.M.Willis) (2 mins)
Published by Encore Publications

FLORADORA DOE
For children’s choir (3 equal parts) & piano (3 mins)
Words by Jack Prelutsky

A fun setting of this poem about Floradora Doe ‘who talked to all her plants because she thought it made them grow’.

‘A great favourite with choir and audiences alike’George Smerdon, Musical Director, St. Ives Girls’ Choir

THE FOUR SEASONS
Four tuneful songs for children’s choir (mainly unison, some divisi) & piano (c.2 mins each).

IN THE PARK
For children’s choir (3 equal parts) & piano (3 mins)
Words by Philip Godfrey

A fun song with a catchy chorus, and three verses whose different tunes combine at the end.

LOOK WELL TO THIS DAY
For upper voice choir (2-part) and piano (2.5 mins)
An uplifting setting of an inspiring poem, translated from Ancient Sanskrit: 

‘...today well-lived makes every yesterday a memory of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope: look well, therefore, to this day’

MORNING SONG
for 2-part upper voice choir & piano (2 mins).
Published by Oxford University Press (in Junior Voiceworks 2)
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‘There is a certain purity about ‘Morning Song’, and a cheering optimism in the lyric message’ - Kevin Stannard, Junior Voiceworks editor
ORPHEUS AND HIS MUSIC

ORPHEUS AND HIS MUSIC
Cantata for children’s choir – upper voices, treble soloists and piano (c.20 mins)

This melodic piece tells the famous legend of Orpheus in the underworld. By turns amusing and scary, it was first perfomed by the choir of Queen Margaret’s School, York in 1989.

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ORPHEUS AND HIS MUSIC

UNFINISHED STORY
(Christmas carol) for SA choir & piano/organ (words by PG) (3 mins)
Published by The Royal School of Church Music
(in Voice for Life Songbook and Carols for Life)

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‘The choir loves your ‘Unfinished Story’: it has become somewhat of a tradition!’
Alison Walker, Director, Queen Margaret’s School Choir

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THE WIND & THE SUN
Based on Aesop’s fable, for children’s choir (with divisi) & piano (7 mins)

‘A witty and striking setting of the fable, with a very moving ending’
- Ronald Corp, Musical Director, New London Children’s Choir

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THE WIND & THE SUN