Youth, Cambiata, Children’s Voices 2021

Lucy Joy Morris presents a selection of new repertoire

Oxford University Press

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Bob Chilcott

Singing Children

for SSA and piano
Singing Children is an upbeat, optimistic piece. Bob has adapted a song from the Elizabethan play ‘Locrine’, attributed to Charles Tilney, with lyrics that profess the singers’ overwhelming, joyous love of singing. Ideal for any children’s choir concert.

Oliver Tarney


for CCBar and piano
This beautiful arrangement of the well-loved folksong gradually grows from simple one- and two-part vocal writing to a delightful display of interweaving imitation in three parts, before an eventual ebbing away. The flowing piano accompaniment provides harmonic support throughout.

Oliver Tarney is currently Head of Composition and Singing at Winchester College. He has written widely for children and adults, amateurs and professionals. Major works include his Missa Media Nocte – published last year by OUP.

Sarah Quartel

I remember

for SABar and piano

I remember sets a text reflecting on the wonder of the natural world and the people who shape our lives. Also available in a version for upper voices and as a solo song.

Hal Leonard Europe

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Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez arr Mac Huff

All Is Found (Frozen 2)

Words and music by Gareth Malone and Catherine de Sybel

It’s My First Day

From the collection Bright Star, Inclusive Songs for Whole-Group Singing. Read more…

arr Blake Richter

Aiken Drum

Banks Music Publications

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Clara Schumann, arr Olivia Sparkhall

Ave Maria

Copies and recordings of the piano/organ accompaniment and individual vocal lines are available here. Read about Olivia Sparkhall.

Noel Rawsthorne

The Reindeer Carol

Noel Rawsthorne (1929 – 2019) was a pupil of Harold Dawber at the Royal Manchester College of Music and in 1958, the Liverpool Bluecoat Society of Arts gave him an award provided by the Gulbenkian Foundation which enabled him to continue his studies, first in Italy with Fernando Germani and then in Paris with Marcel Dupré. He was organist at Liverpool Cathedral from 1955 to 1980. Whilst there, he composed for both choir and organ. A fruitful collaboration with Peter Kennerley produced a number of effective choral pieces for children.

Copies available here.

Boosey and Hawkes Music Publishing Co. Ltd.

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James MacMillan 

Dutch Carol

Unison voices and piano

Jim Papoulis

Music Makes Me

SA with piano and optional percussion

Give us hope

Available for unison and SATB

San Francisco Bay Area High School virtual recording made under lockdown can be seen here.

Lindsay Music

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Elizabeth Keetley-Smith

Anges dans le ciel (Angels on High)

Silent Night

Maze Music

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arr. Janet Wheeler

There Was a Pig Went Out to Dig

This light-hearted arrangement of a traditional Christmas folksong is for children’s choir in unison with piano. Rhythmic vocal sound effects are added to each verse and these build up cumulatively as the song progresses. A coda recalls each of the animals met previously, with a brief reminder of their rhythm before the music comes to an emphatic ending.

The Royal School of Church Music

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Joanna Forbes L’Estrange

The Chorister’s Prayer

This piece is available to learn at MyChoralCoach

Copies available here


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arr. Jutta Michel-Becher

Morning has broken (no longer available)

Swing low, sweet Chariot

arr. Maarten van Ingelgem

Molly Malone

Stainer and Bell Music Publishers

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Thomas Hewitt Jones

Follow Yonder Star

A review of this piece is included in the SATB/SAB resource page

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Wise Music

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Rachel Portman

Sleep Now My Dear One

from ‘Mimi and the Mountain Dragon’