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The Owl

New

Two part setting with piano accompaniment of this famous adage. It utilises simple techniques such as canon and imitation.

Duration

3 minutes

Style

Children's Song

Level

Medium

Parts

SA

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Autumn Fires

New

The poem ‘Autumn Fires’ comes from ‘A Child’s Garden of Verses’ by Robert Louis Stephenson and is set for SA choir with piano accompaniment. Modal throughout with a broad pitch range, surprising harmonic twists including dissonances in the part writing, this work is suited to a more advanced choir. Composed in 2019, it was first premiered by Birralee Voices, conducted by Jenny Moon, and live streamed in November 2020. A video recording of this performance is available on the Birralee Voices YouTube channel.

Duration

2 minutes

Style

Contemporary art music

Level

Advanced

Parts

SA

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Where Go The Boats?

New

The poem ‘Where Go the Boats?’ comes from ‘A Child’s Garden of Verses’ by Robert Louis Stephenson and is set for SA choir with piano accompaniment. The song offers many musical challenges, covering a broad pitch range with occasional further subdivisions of parts, making this work suitable for a more advanced ensemble. The work was commissioned by Trinity College, Summerhill in 2018 as part of my role as Composer Fellow. ‘Where Go the Boats?’ and its companion song, ‘Autumn Fires’, are to be recorded by Birralee Voices, Brisbane in 2021.

Duration

2 minutes 30 seconds

Style

Contemporary art music

Level

Advanced

Parts

SA

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New Friends

Revised

‘New Friends’ is ideal for the start of the new school year. Composed in 2015 and revised in 2020, it is composed in a contemporary pop style with syncopated rhythms and easy to remember melodies.

Duration

3 minutes 30 seconds

Style

Contemporary/pop

Level

Beginners to developing choir

Parts

Unison with optional descant

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See the Leaves

Revised

Revised in 2020, ‘See the Leaves’ is a unison accompanied song well suited to a developing treble choir. The song includes an optional second part, adding canonic imitation into the texture and offering an ideal opportunity to introduce two-part singing. With a lyrical, memorable melody and mostly limited pitch range, choristers can focus on developing their intonation and expressive skills.

Duration

2 minutes

Style

Children's Song

Level

Beginner Children's Choir

Parts

Unison

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In the Garden (inc Escargot)

The song cycle ‘In the Garden’ includes five short unison songs with music and lyrics by Heather Percy. Each song is about an insect or bug that is found in the typical backyard garden: caterpillar; ladybird; snail (Escargot); butterfly and dragonfly. ‘Butterfly’ was revised in 2020 and includes an optional second part. Due to their brevity these songs are reasonably easy to commit to memory and are intended to be performed as a complete cycle, with each song connected by key. The melodies offer some musical challenges and the role of the piano accompaniment doubles as harmonic support as well as word painting the text.

Duration

5 minutes in total

Style

Children's Song

Level

Developing treble choir

Parts

Unison

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Little Bird

‘Little Bird’ is for unison treble choir with optional second part and piano accompaniment. Capturing the gentility and beauty of the dove, with a soaring middle melody that explores the higher soprano register. ‘Little Bird’ is published by Mark O’Leary Publishing, Melbourne, with words and music by Heather Percy.

Duration

2 minutes 40 seconds

Style

Ballad

Level

Developing treble choir

Parts

Unison/SS

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Little Mouse

‘Little Mouse’ focuses on the intervals of the perfect 4th and the major and minor 2nd. Easily memorised due to a limited range and repetition, the piano accompaniment is written to harmonically support the melody, allowing choristers to develop greater vocal independence in preparation for more complex repertoire.

Duration

1 minute 15 seconds

Style

Children's Song

Level

Beginner children's choir

Parts

Unison