Songbooks

In 2006 as part of our 10th anniversary celebrations, the National Youth Choir of Scotland commissioned ten composers based in Scotland to each write three songs.

The songs were to be suitable for young people to sing and meet certain criteria of range, rhythm and pitch, with one song pentatonic, one diatonic with no accidentals and one diatonic with accidentals. Far from treating it as an academic exercise, the composers responded with a collection that is interesting, varied, stimulating, and above all singable by Scotland's young singers.

 

Singbronze!

Singbronze! songs are pentatonic, with simple rhythms.

Vocal and choral scores available. To download a page of each of the songs and to listen to  sound clips, follow the link below to the NYCoS shop.

Sally Beamish - Little Morag
Martin Dalby - Where the Green Grass Grows
Tommy Fowler - My Teacher Must be an Alien
Ken Johnston - Bonnie Wee Thing
Eddie McGuire - Rainstick
Alasdair Nicolson - The Sleeper
Sheena Phillips - Life of Adventure
Oliver Searle - Catkins
Savourna Stevenson - The Finn Woman
William Sweeny - The Twa Mice


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Singsilver!


Singsilver!
songs are diatonic, with no accidentals.

Vocal and choral score available. To download a page of each of the songs and to listen to sound clips, follow the link below to the NYCoS shop.

Sally Beamish - Nests
Martin Dalby - Skylark
Tommy Fowler - Here I am
Ken Johnston - The Birks of Aberfeldy
Eddie McGuire - Yardstick
Alasdair Nicolson - The Ghost Horseman
Sheena Phillips - Limbo Dancer's Soundsong
Oliver Searle - The Pleasant Scents of Spring
Savourna Stevenson - Waiting for the silver sailed moon


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Singgold!

Singgold! songs are diatonic, with simple accidentals.

Vocal and choral score available. To download a page of each of the songs and to listen to sound clips, follow the link below to the NYCoS shop.

Sally Beamish - Loom Song
Martin Dalby - Mad Song
Tommy Fowler - Sing!
Ken Johnston - Johnnie Cope
Eddie McGuire - Drumstick
Alasdair Nicolson - The Express Train
Sheena Phillips - The Dream Maker
Oliver Searle - Sunglasses
Savourna Stevenson - Bullies
William Sweeny - Far Away in Araby


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