All the mice go clang! : six songs for young voices
by Richard Charlton (2014)
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Performance by Ascham School Choir, Catriona Turnbull from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 64.
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Instrumentation: Primary school choir, piano.
Duration: 15 min.
Contents note: 1. The Mystery of the Missing Bone -- 2. The First Star -- 3. Kookaburra -- 4. Mermaid -- 5. Keep the Beat -- 6. Jibber Jabber (On the Ning, Nang, Nong).
Dedication note: Dedicated to various people: Maria Louran, Jenny Samild, Jackie O'Connor, Catriona Turnbull
Commission note: All songs composed for Ascham School
First performance: 2014. National Kodaly Conference ('Jibber Jabber' only)
These songs were all written for Ascham School at various times and for certain occasions.
Nos 1, 2 & 4 were originally written for early primary school and the others for years 3 to 6. Nos. 1 and 2 also have some speaking parts and no. 3 needs an imitation of a Kookaburra!
'Keep the Beat' (No 5), also has parts for primary school string ensemble and/or band. This can be mixed and matched – strings 1st, then choir, then all together. The piano should always be used. (Parts for this song are available separately).
Text for 'The Kookaburra' by Frank Halliwell; 'Mermaid' by Walter de la Mare ; for 'Jibber Jabber' by Spike Milligan. Others by the composer.
Composed over a five year period from 2009 to 2014
Performances of this work
2014: National Kodaly Conference ('Jibber Jabber' only)
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