Category Archives: Songs

42/60 A Surfeit of Christmas Concerts

The joy of working in several different schools is that you experience different school cultures, environments, collect new ideas, meet so many lovely people. But at this time of year I take a rather different view; Tomorrow (Saturday) is the … Continue reading

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32/60 The Elevator Song

  This is a song to teach by rote; at the end of it you sing up the scale 1 2 3 4 5, and back down 5 4 3 2 1. Once this is secure, you can then choose … Continue reading

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31/60 Hoovering and Swooping

  When the children in the choir slide between every note in the song… It is quite hard to break them of this horrible habit. Every time there is a leap between two notes they slither from one to the … Continue reading

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15/60 Free Song Source

Some time ago I came across this site; www.vocalunion.org.uk I’ve copied and pasted this from the home page which explains who they are and what they are about:   This website was initially created to provide resources for the Vocal … Continue reading

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2017/3 A Snail song for young children

I found this song and game on youtube; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Oz5wOq8qLY no, back a step, I found the song on www.singup.org which is a great song site, but you need to PAY MONEY to join it (but loads and loads of resources). … Continue reading

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97/100 Nanuma – 4-part round

This is a traditional African round – you can find it in all sorts of places and song books. Here is one version – sometimes the top note is a B flat, sometimes it is a B natural. It is … Continue reading

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96/100 Boxing Day – St Stephen’s Day

I’m a couple of days late, I know, but today I finally got a chance to listen to this track¬†which had been sitting in my in-box. It is a traditional folk song about St Stephen, who is remembered on the … Continue reading

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87/100 Angels from the Realms of Glory

One of my favourite carols, and here’s my favourite version, by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band   Actually, this is one of my favourite Christmas Carols CDs. I’ve had a lot of fun with primary school classes getting them … Continue reading

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