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Choral Arrangements from Australia

Traditional and modern Australian choral and folksongs arranged for harmony voices.

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Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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<span style="color:red;">Australia</span>n Voices : A Cappella Songbook : SATB : 01 Songbook : EP72432

Australian Voices : A Cappella Songbook

A collection of songs by The Australian Voices, this a cappella songbooks incorporates new songs by Australian-based composers with traditional folksongs.

Songlist: Kalkadunga Yurdu, To An Early-Flowering Almond, Other Plans, The Keeper, Initialize, Diana, Stellar Mansions, To The Evening Star, The Facebook Song, Waltzing Matilda

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Voicing: SATB | 4048b | Songbook | $15.95 | A Cappella


Iain Grandage : Three <span style="color:red;">Australia</span>n Bush Songs : SATB : 01 Songbook : MM2061

Iain Grandage : Three Australian Bush Songs

These songs use a musical language which is contemporary yet easily approachable by mixed voices choirs including those at the high school level. Its central "birdsong chorus" includes mixed meters, onomatopoeia, and improvised bird calls. The two outer movements surround this energetic paen with slow evocative harmonies describing respectively sunrise and sunset. The three titles are Dawn, Birds and Sunset. The parts sometimes divide. The musical language is "easy modern" and when sung together these form an effective set. Presented in workshop by Andre Thomas at the Sixth World Symposium on Choral Music in Minneapolis.

Songlist: Dawn, Birds, Sunset

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Voicing: SATB | 7937b | Songbook | $5.50 | A Cappella


Idea of North : A Cappella Arrangements : SATB : Sheet Music : VJ2237

Idea of North : A Cappella Arrangements

Winners of the Harmony Sweepstakes National Finals the Australian quartet The Idea of North is one of the most highly regarded vocal jazz groups performing today. "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" is an old gospel song arranged in a swing, trad jazz style and features each performer with solo sections. It has quasi instrumental parts to sing including trumpet, trombone and even banjos! Originally inspired from the movie sound track, "White Men Can't Jump" this fun arrangement is sure to leave your audience wanting more. "Amazing Grace" and "Sweet Sweet Spirit" retain their gospel meaning and flavor while given the wonderful vocal jazz treatment from the talented arranger Andrew Piper. These arrangements are all highly recommended!

Songlist: When She Loved Me, Amazing Grace, Sweet Sweet Spirit, Just A Closer Walk With Thee

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Voicing: SATB | 7680b | Sheet Music | $12.50 | A Cappella


Stephen Leek : Island Songs : SATB : 01 Songbook : Stephen Leek : MM0409

Stephen Leek : Island Songs

Three songs from the Torres Strait Islands to the north of Australia. The songs have been composed as adaptations of traditional songs and no attempt has been made to translate or interpret the text or language which these songs are traditionally sung but an attempt has been made to capture the essence and joy for singing which is central to the music making from this region. Includes Monkey and Turtle, Trade Winds and Morning Tide. Good for use in a high school choir or as a set of encore pieces for college or community choir.

Songlist: Monkey and Turtle, Trade Winds, Morning Tide

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Voicing: SATB | 7938b | Songbook | $2.95 | A Cappella


Stephen Leek : Songs Of Passage : SATB : Sheet Music : Stephen Leek

Stephen Leek : Songs Of Passage

Stephen Leek's famous work from Songs of Passage. "Ngana" means "shark" and the piece strikingly captures the driving energies, rhythms and vivid colors of the island seascape found around the northeastern tip of Australia. Pronounced "ungahyullyull" meaning "hawk dreaming". The text reflects the thoughts of the sheep farmer herding his sheep, ever aware of the hawk circling overhead. The second of Stephen Leek's Songs of Passage, this is a highly evocative and beautiful composition using easy but effective modern compositional techniques. The music includes "boxes" of material for singers to work through as well as traditionally scored sections. The writing is easy to sing though it contains some chord clusters. Some song texts in an Australian Aboriginal language, some in English. Lots of fun here!

Songlist: Ngana, Ngayulyul, Coraparena, Ceduna, Tabulam

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Voicing: SATB | 7939b | Sheet Music | $11.50 | A Cappella


Stephen Leek : Aussie Songs : SATB : Sheet Music : Stephen Leek

Stephen Leek : Aussie Songs

"Kumbargung" - One of the easiest and most immediately appealing from Stephen Leek's In Construction series. It is suitable for singers of all ages and uses indigenous Australian words that are spoken in rhythm at various pitch levels. "Kumbargung" means "night" and other evocative words include "ungi gungi" (grasshopper) and "goolay yali" (pelican). A delight for all ages! "Tunggare" means "voice" or "to sing" in an Australian dialect. This is a wonderful opening or closing to a concert. There is much repetition and very easy tenor and bass parts, so it is perfect for a high school choir (and other choirs as well!). It may also be used as a choral piece for audience participation. "Riawanna" is an Australian native word for "circles" and the piece is a do-it-yourself round with thousands of possibilities. It includes mixed meters. The final instruction in the accompanying notes says it all: "have fun".

Songlist: Kumbargung, Riawanna, Tunggare

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Voicing: SATB | 7940b | Sheet Music | $6.50 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Aussie Jingle Bells : SATB : Roger Emerson : Sheet Music : 00218322 : 888680668549

Roger Emerson : Aussie Jingle Bells

It's Christmas Day the Aussie way, on a scorching summer afternoon by the barbie! Your singers will love this novelty change-of-pace as they travel down under to experience the holidays a different way! Totally fun!

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Country: Australia

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00218322 | Showtrax CD Available


Aussie Jingle Bells : SAB : Roger Emerson : Sheet Music : 00218324 : 888680668556

Roger Emerson : Aussie Jingle Bellsnew

It's Christmas Day the Aussie way, on a scorching summer afternoon by the barbie! Your singers will love this novelty change-of-pace as they travel down under to experience the holidays a different way! Totally fun!

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Country: Australia

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00218324 | Showtrax CD Available


Aussie Jingle Bells : 2-Part : Roger Emerson : Sheet Music : 00218325 : 888680668563

Roger Emerson : Aussie Jingle Bells

It's Christmas Day the Aussie way, on a scorching summer afternoon by the barbie! Your singers will love this novelty change-of-pace as they travel down under to experience the holidays a different way! Totally fun!

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Country: Australia

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00218325 | Showtrax CD Available


By the Boab Tree : SATB : Ed Lojeski : Sheet Music : 08202421 : 884088349233

Ed Lojeski : By the Boab Tree

From the Baz Luhrmann epic film Australia starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, this tender ballad evokes themes of love and destiny against the grandeur of the Australian landscape. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:40.

Arranger: Ed Lojeski | Country: Australia | TV/Movie: Australia

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202421 | Showtrax CD Available


By the Boab Tree : SAB : Ed Lojeski : Sheet Music : 08202422 : 884088349240

Ed Lojeski : By the Boab Tree

From the Baz Luhrmann epic film Australia starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, this tender ballad evokes themes of love and destiny against the grandeur of the Australian landscape. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:40.

Arranger: Ed Lojeski | Country: Australia | TV/Movie: Australia

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202422 | Showtrax CD Available


By the Boab Tree : SSA : Ed Lojeski : Sheet Music : 08202423 : 884088349264

Ed Lojeski : By the Boab Tree

From the Baz Luhrmann epic film Australia starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, this tender ballad evokes themes of love and destiny against the grandeur of the Australian landscape. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:40.

Arranger: Ed Lojeski | Country: Australia | TV/Movie: Australia

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202423 | Showtrax CD Available


Ceduna : SATB : Sheet Music : mm-0413

: Ceduna

This is the fourth title of Songs of Passage, the work which includes Ngana. "Ceduna" means "waterhole". The music includes "boxes" of material for singers to work through as well as traditionally scored sections.

Country: Australia

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | A Cappella


Coraparena : SATB : Sheet Music : mm-0412

: Coraparena

Also from Songs of Passage, "coraparena" means "flat place". The writing is easy to sing though it contains some chord clusters.

Country: Australia

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | A Cappella


Kungala : SSA : Stephen Leek : Sheet Music : 48004898 : 073999258288

Stephen Leek : Kungala

Arranger: Stephen Leek | Country: Australia

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48004898


Ngana : SATB divisi : Sheet Music : mm-0405

: Ngana

Stephen Leek's famous work from Songs of Passage. "Ngana" means "shark" and the piece strikingly captures the driving energies, rhythms and vivid colors of the island seascape found around the northeastern tip of Australia. Ngana was commissioned by Graeme Morton's St. Peters Chorale.

Country: Australia

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | A Cappella


Ngayulyul : SATB : Sheet Music : mm-0411

: Ngayulyul

Pronounced "ungahyullyull" meaning "hawk dreaming". The text reflects the thoughts of the sheep farmer herding his sheep, ever aware of the hawk circling overhead. The second of Stephen Leek's Songs of Passage, this is a highly evocative and beautiful composition using easy but effective modern compositional techniques. Commissioned by Graeme Morton's St Peters Chorale.

Country: Australia

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | A Cappella


Riawanna : SATB : Sheet Music : mr-0903

: Riawanna

"Riawanna" is an Australian native word for "circles" and the piece is a do-it-yourself round with thousands of possibilities. It includes mixed meters. The final instruction in the accompanying notes says it all: "have fun".

Country: Australia

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.65 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| mr-0903


Tabulam  : SATB : Sheet Music : mm-0414

: Tabulam

Another in the Songs of Passage set, "tabulam" means "my home". This song captures the energy and life of music-making from the north of Australia where part-singing is joyous, spontaneous and often improvised. The writing is lush, rich and repetitive.

Country: Australia

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | A Cappella


Tunggare : SATB : Sheet Music : mr-0408

: Tunggare

"Tunggare" means "voice" or "to sing" in an Australian dialect. This is a wonderful opening or closing to a concert. There is much repetition and very easy tenor and bass parts, so it is perfect for a high school choir (and other choirs as well!). It may also be used as a choral piece for audience participation.

Country: Australia

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| mr-0408