Children’s Voices

Explore new repertoire for children’s voices with Susan Hollingworth and her team.

Oxford University Press

Sarah Quartel

There always something sings

This beautiful setting of a text by Ralph Waldo Emerson celebrates the universal presence of song, which can be found in places of beauty but also darkness. With memorable melodies and a flowing supportive accompaniment, this piece will leave a warm feeling in both the singers and listeners alike. Originally published in The Oxford Book of Flexible Choral Songs for flexible voices and also available separately in a version for SATB and piano.

Alan Bullard

Song to the moon

for unison voices, with optional descant, and piano

This attractive piece for unison voices celebrates the wonder of the ‘bright new moon’. The composer’s own text, based on traditional Hebridean poems, is set to a simple, flowing melody, and the optional descant in the final section soars over the melody and introduces an echo effect. The piano accompaniment supports the vocal lines while providing additional colours and textures.

Choral Connections

Alan Bullard

This is the key

Alan wrote this piece to meet a commission for one of the choirs that make up The Children’s Choirs of Greater Dallas.  It’s humorous and effective, setting an anonymous text which calls for a very dramatic opening but becomes a little like a box within a box.  It’s scored for unison choir and piano, or there is an option to divide.  It is published by OUP.

Celia McDowall


Cecilia wrote this for the Friday Afternoons project, and it is available to download from the Friday Afternoons site.  Its first public outing came as the conclusion to a schools project run in Oxfordshire by Radley College and their precentor, Sam Gladstone, who conducted the performance in the presence of the Kings Singers at the Sheldonian Theatre.  The text was written specially by poet and musicologist Kate Wakeling.

Lindsay Music

Elizabeth Keetley-Smith

Hodie Christus natus est

Eve Laura Shur

The Bells of Christmas Eve


Mark Burrows

Friendship Canon

Robert Louis Stevenson and Michael John Trotta

O Wind

Andy Beck

The Bicycle

Banks Music Publications

Noel Rawsthorne

Advent to Christmas

Christopher Field

The Late Express


Edition Peters

Sandra Milliken


Sandra Milliken



Ēriks Ešenvalds

My Song


Maze Music

Sarah Cattley

Goodnight Soldiers

Janet Wheeler

There are Mazes All Around


Wise Music

Little Voices – Showtunes

Hal Leonard

Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Arranged by Audrey Snyder

The Next Right Thing (from Frozen II)

Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Arranged by Roger Emerson

Into the unknown (from Frozen II)

Music and Lyrics by
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Arranged by Audrey Snyder

You Will Be Found (from Dear Evan Hansen)