I have written 3 anthem type songs suitable for both student and adult choirs. They are designed to raise morale and focus on pride in achievement. They have all been recorded at recording studios and so consequently can be rehearsed and performed with original backings. However, I have also provided a piano backing to accompany them to. Although they have been presented for treble voices there are arrangements for SATB and Male Voice choirs which can be obtained. To hear a sample of the pieces and view a sample of the scores please click on the Zip File.
‘Everything Is Possible’, ‘In Your Life’ and ‘New Day’ can be performed in parts, unison or as a solo.
Piece 1: ‘Everything Is Possible’ A strong stoic song and as the title suggests, reflects that everything and anything is possible to achieve when you work hard and work together. The verse is a strong ‘hymnal melody followed by a catchy chorus section. There are intended unison sections, harmonies and a countermelody within the song all of which are optional. There are further arrangements of this anthem for SATB and Male Voice Choir that can be obtained.
Piece 2: ‘In Your Life’ This is a more reflective song which is based more on optimism and looking on the brighter side of life when life is difficult. It is written in 2 parts with solo and unison possibilities as well as a counter melodic line. There are further arrangements of this anthem for SATB and Male Voice Choir that can be obtained.
Piece 3: ‘New Day’ An uplifting, happy song that has a Gospel feel about it which reflects on the positive side of life and achievement. It has a series of catchy tunes that fit together which make it a very accessible part song appropriate for all singers including students at KS2. There are further arrangements of this anthem for SATB and Male Voice Choir that can be obtained.
Other Choir Songs
I have written several light-hearted pieces suitable for both student and adult choirs. Although presented for treble voices they are also available for SATB and Male Voice choirs.
Piece 1: ‘Home To You’ A spirited. feel good Christmas song in up to 4 parts. Comprises unison, harmony, counter-melodic and interlocking ideas. There are full and piano backings to facilitate rehearsal or performance. Although it has been written for treble voices there are versions available for SATB and Male Voice choirs.
Piece 2: ‘Lazy Day Sun’ A laid back, cheerful song in up to 4 parts. Comprises unison, harmony and counter-melodic ideas as well as an optional instrumental section. There are full and piano backings to facilitate rehearsal or performance. Although it has been written for treble voices there are versions available for SATB and Male Voice choirs.
Piece 3: ‘Naturally’ An uplifting, happy song in up to 4 parts. Comprises unison, harmony and counter-melodic ideas as well as an optional instrumental section. There are full and piano backings to facilitate rehearsal or performance. Although it has been written for treble voices there are versions available for SATB (accompanied and unaccompanied) and Male Voice choirs.
I have written a range of songs designed for Primary Schools. They are all arranged around repetitive chord progressions and are consequently easy to learn melodies. Most of the songs can be sung in a variety of ways (unison or in parts) making them perfect for different year groups. I have provided full scores as well as lyric sheets and piano/band backings to aid rehearsal. To hear and see samples of the pieces please click on the Zip File.
Piece 1: ‘A New Day’ An uplifting, happy song that has a Gospel feel about it which reflects on the positive side of life and achievement. It has a series of catchy tunes that fit together which make it a very accessible part song particularly appropriate for the upper years at KS2.
Piece 2: ‘Africa Song’ is a rhythmic song with up to 5 different ostinato vocal lines sung at a moderate tempo, appropriate for Years 4-6. It is very adaptable with 2 different backings to suit your own arrangement of the song. The lyrics reflect many features of geographical and physical Africa and would link to topics about Africa, the Pyramids or themes around the world.
Piece 3: ‘Waiting For Christmas’ is a lively 3 part round and as the title suggests a theme of the anticipation and excitement of Christmas Day. The song is appropriate for Years 5-6.
Piece 4: ‘On Track’ is a fast moving, gospel styled song that can be sung as a 3 part song or 3 part round. It is perfect for Year 5-6
Piece 5: ‘Arnold Splish’ has a laid back, lazy feel with nonsense words making it fun to learn. It can be sung in unison, or as a round (2 part or 4 part) which makes it ideal for Years 4-6.
Piece 6: ‘Perfect Harmony’ is a jazzy, foot tapping song around the themes of ‘tolerance’, equality and well being making it appropriate for both classroom and Assembly purposes. It can be sung as a unison, 2 part or 3 part song ideal for year 4-6.
Piece 7: ‘What Happened Next’ is a fun nonsense song which can be sung in unison, 2 parts or 3 parts making appropriate for Years 4-6
Piece 8: ‘Being Kind Is Easy’ is a happy, feel good song that could be used for classroom or Assembly purposes. It can be sung in unison, in 2 parts or 3 parts making it ideal for Year 4-6.
Piece 9: ‘Blows The Blues Away’ A very catchy, foot tapping song written in the 12 bar blues style. This is appropriate for Years 4-5 as it and has the option of being sung in 2 or 3 parts. Because the lyrics in the verse don’t change it makes it very easy to learn.
Piece 10 : ‘Makes You Happy’ A very catchy tune written in verse and chorus. The theme of this song makes it ideal for both classroom and Assembly purposes and can easily be adapted for Year 2-4 as it can be sung in unison or in 2 parts
Piece 11: ‘I Can’ is a fun, catchy action song suitable for Year 1 or 2
Piece 12: ‘These Are My Friends’ is a happy, catchy unison song intended for classroom and school Assembly purposes. It is suitable for Year 1 or 2
‘An explosion of Afro-beats and catchy melodies, Jerry Moore’s Africa keeps toes tapping and provides a refreshing contrast to our big band set’.
‘I thought JT Blues was a really catchy tune, not difficult to sight-read and was very enjoyable to play for the first time. We will practice this and include playing it in our future gigs.’
‘Wake Up’ is just wonderful. You must get it published ….. very reminiscent of Britten’s Playful Pizzicato from his Simple Symphony’
‘Thank you for sharing your Ballad for Piano and Violin worked really well with the students at school. It is really lovely music. I particularly like the cheeky modulations’
‘The chorus melody for ‘Makes Me Feel Alive’ (song for various choirs) is so catchy, it’s been circling around in my head all day’
‘Blow Away The Blues’ has a great swing feel and catchy melody. A great way to introduce part singing and 12 bar blues classroom work. Ideal for my Year 5s’.
‘It’s lovely (‘I Believe’, violin duet). I particularly like the way you’ve shared the melody between both violin parts. The 2nd violin gets really fed up if they don’t get to play the tune sometimes’
‘Rain is such a beautiful song (song arranged for various choirs). I love the melody and lyrics, and the way you build up the lines towards the end is delightful’
(‘New Day’, song arranged for various choirs) ‘It’s so uplifting…. that’s definitely another super song to suggest to the MD of our choir.’
‘Makes You Happy (primary song) would be lovely for youngster children using one part or more’.
‘New Day (primary song) would make an effective end of term song, particularly for Year 6 with its positive message’.
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