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Songs of Imaginings

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Exciting new collection of children's songs with rehearsal CD - inspired by children and their imaginations.

The songs have fun lyrics and singable tunes so are easy to remember. They cover a wide pitch range to naturally extend young voices, and a wide variety of styles - but with a definite musical theatre influence, encouraging brilliantly clear diction as part of developing the skill of storytelling through song.

Also available: photocopiable lyrics and song sheets with melody line and chords only.

Listen to recordings of all 7 songs below - sung by the Finchley Children’s Music Group.

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Composer Jenny Gould
Difficulty level Easy/Moderate
Voice Children
Target age range 6 - 11 years

Each song has its own self-contained story - stories inspired by children and their imaginations.

  1. My Face is Made of Onions. We have all been told,You are what you eat, at one time or another. I love cucumber, and I remember my mum always saying I'd have a cucumber tree growing in my tummy if I didn't stop eating it! This song is a bit of musical fun based on that saying.

  2. If I Sing : A song about singing, and all the different things we have to remember when learning about music and learning how to sing. It's a bit more tricksy and challenging for the children - deliberately so!

  3. The Journey of a Lifetime. I think every kid loves trains at some point or other and this song is all about what it would be like to be a train, steaming through the countryside. When I was little my Grandad took me on a steam train which he called a chugga chugga woo woo. Thanks, Grandad!

  4. Cakes! Inspired by the conductor of Finchley Children's Music Group Intermediate Choir, and her particular penchant for the jam tarts from the tuck shop...mmmm. When you're a grown-up you can eat what you want, when you want, and not be told off!

  5. I Think I'll Be A Sailor. A song about a dream of travel on the high seas.

  6. The Best Excuse. Every teacher, conductor, parent has heard this one before..

  7. One Day Soon... A final summing up of the wonders of the imagination. We can be anything or anyone we choose to be, one day..


Accompanying CD

The CD is designed to help in rehearsals. There are two rehearsal tracks for each song. They both have the accompaniment played on the piano, and the voice part played on a trumpet to help give clarity to the vocal line and give singers confidence to sing out. The first track for each song is recorded at approximately half speed, except where the tempo is already quite slow. The second track for each song is then played at It also contains a track for each song of the piano accompaniments played at tempo which can be used to accompany your singers in performance if you do not have a pianist.

Recordings of all 7 Songs

Click to listen to a recording of 'My Face is Made of Onions' by the Finchley Children's Music Group

Click to listen to a recording of 'If I Sing' by the Finchley Children's Music Group

Click to listen to a recording of 'Journey of a Lifetime' by the Finchley Children's Music Group

Click to listen to a recording of 'Cakes' by the Finchley Children's Music Group

Click to listen to a recording of 'I Think I'll be a Sailor' by the Finchley Children's Music Group

Click to listen to a recording of 'The Best Excuse' by the Finchley Children's Music Group

Click to listen to a recording of 'One Day Soon' by the Finchley Children's Music Group

Reviews

Grade 
11/21/2016

Addiscombe Children's Choir

My choir of 7 to 11 year olds have had great fun with these songs.From my point of view they encourage an ideal balance of quality choral singing and the fun and performance skills of music theatre. The children love the words and all say their favourite is 'My Face sis Made of Onions'. More like this please.

Grade 
06/24/2016

children love the fun descriptive lyrics

I run a theatre school and have taught my pupils songs from this book. The children love the fun descriptive lyrics and feel rather cheeky when singing them, which really helps them to remember the words. The melodies and rhythms are catchy, some of the children have told me how they sang in the playground to their friends ‘my face is made of onions’.

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Songs of Imaginings

Songs of Imaginings

Exciting new collection of children's songs with rehearsal CD - inspired by children and their imaginations.

The songs have fun lyrics and singable tunes so are easy to remember. They cover a wide pitch range to naturally extend young voices, and a wide variety of styles - but with a definite musical theatre influence, encouraging brilliantly clear diction as part of developing the skill of storytelling through song.

Also available: photocopiable lyrics and song sheets with melody line and chords only.

Listen to recordings of all 7 songs below - sung by the Finchley Children’s Music Group.

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