A Child Like Me
A soul enriching piece written by Bonnie Nilsson with Paul, which will inspire your choir and touch the hearts of the audience. This piece examines what life is like for a child in 21st Century. Well suited to junior choirs...
Part one from the Song Cycle 'Island Heroes.' Dedicated to the Nona children of Badu Island, who in 2004 survived for one week in the ocean after their boat capsized. One of the great survival stories of modern times and a fascinating true story for singers and audiences to learn.
Ancient City is one of Paul's most famous pieces, loved by all ages and sung around the world. The perfect piece for the big finale. Ancient City is timeless classic, an anthem, stirring and evocative ,and a crowd pleasure for over a decade. Also available for strings or symphony orchestra.
Anything I Dream
Anything I Dream is a lively, powerful, yet heart-warming piece about what we can all dream and achieve. Very well suited to graduation events and finale concerts this piece will inspire your singers and audience...
A message of hope and inspiration in the style of African folk music, dedicated to Hugh Evans, founder of the Oaktree Foundation, Global Poverty Project, and an ambassador for foriegn aid. This uplifting piece is also a celebration of youth and positive change. We recognise the great people who do great things. Also available with orchestra.
Black and Gold
A quirky, yet philosophical take on being a child coming of age into the changing world of the 21st Century. Has been a surprise hit with upper primary and early high school singers as it also confronts the issues facing the 'i' generation and how we deal with consumerism and greed.
Child of the Goldfield
A rollicking ride through the goldfields of Victoria in the lead up to the Eureka Stockade. A lively piece for upper primary in the style of a celtic hornpipe. Part of the song cycle trilogy 'Eureka'.
Dreaming in the Sky
One of Paul's much loved classics for children. The perfect piece for that 'special moment' in your concert and appropriate for competitions and festivals as well. A delightful melody and lyric about the beauty of childhood, global awareness, acceptance of all cultures and most importantly the joy of being in the moment. Also available with orchestra.
Eye of the Needle
Eye of the Needle, a true Jarman classic from the song cycle 'Beyond the White Sails', loved by singers and audiences alike. A rollicking sea shanty; a joyful and powerful sing, and an engaging piece about the shipwreck coast of Victoria. Great for all ages. Also available with orchestra.
Far Away Our Home
A lively jig in the style of celtic music, well suited to upper primary choir looking for a fun challenge. One of five songs from the song cycle 'Beyond the White Sails'. Tells the story of adventure, the thrill and risk associated with migrating to another land on the far side of the word in the 1800's.
Find the Way Home
Part two from the Song Cycle 'Island Heroes.' Dedicated to the Nona children of Badu Island, who in 2004 survived for one week in the ocean after their boat capsized. One of the great survival stories of modern times and a fascinating true story for singers and audiences to learn. Also available with strings.
Follow Your Dreams
A thrilling journey around the world with solo sailor Jesse Martin. In 1999, Jesse became the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world. He was personally thanked by President Bill Clinton and received recognition from many world leaders. For ten months, Jesse’s adventure brought the world together. From then on he was known as the “Lionheart’. Also available with strings.
Icarus is an exciting piece with a powerful message for upper primary and teenage choirs. Uplifting melodies and contemporary harmonies in the style of romantic music inspire an evocative piece which appeals to all.
The first piece from the Geelong College Sesquicentenary Song Cycle 'Teller of Stories' is evocative, stirring and beautiful to sing. Featuring natural sound effects from the choir, and optional strings. A great opener to a concert with a positive environmental theme.
In Memory of an Unknown
From the Song Cycle for Year of the Outback in 2004. Written in the style of the Australian 'bush ballad', this piece tells the story of the early explorers and pioneers of the Australian outback and features strong melody and moving lyrics, appealing to all ages.
Jetman is a thundering choral work dedicated to the worlds first real Jetman, Yves Rossy. Lively, and spirited, this piece is a hit with all children and features soaring melodies, body percussion, chanting and more...
Lady of the Sky
A moving tribute to Nancy-Bird Walton who was a pioneering Australian aviatrix and was the founder and patron of the Australian Women Pilots' Association.
A thrilling and evocative journey with Moko the bottle-nose dolphin who became an international name when he rescued two pygmy sperm whales in the North Island of New Zealand. This lively piece is perfect for upper primary and is a recent favourite with choirs.
Orange Tree was commissioned by the International Grammar School Sydney, under the direction of Alison Housley, to honour the 30th Anniversary in 2014. It was composed by Bonnie Nilsson and Paul and is part of a moving three part song cycle, 'Love fo...
A funky, upbeat, hip-hop/arabic choral work. Parkour is definitely different. A very exciting and challenging piece for upper primary or high school. A tribute to the global art of displacement. Also available with strings or orchestra.
Written for the 130th Anniversary of St Andrew's Cathedral School, Recognise is a tribute to the Indigenous people of Australia. A piece of soaring melodies, inspiring lyrics and hope...
Jessica Watson's solo voyage around the world in 2009 at the age of 16 inspired this exciting piece, full of rousing melodies and uplifting lyrics. A joy to sing and particularly suited to teenage girls. Well suited to the finale of your concert. Also available with concert band or orchestra.
A stirring and evocative piece dedicated to the Chinese miners from the Australian Gold Rush in the 1800's. Written in the style of Chinese folk music and featuring heart warming lyrics, this piece is very popular with choirs and a moving experience for audiences.
From the acclaimed Song Cycle 'Turn on the Open Sea', Shackleton is arguably one of Paul's most famous and popular works. It is the piece that launched Paul's choral career and has delighted singers and audiences worldwide. The story of Ernest Shackleton's Endurance expedition in 1914 is one of the greatest survival stories in the history of exploration. Paul's classic telling of it is an emotional and stirring piece loved by all. Available with strings.
A delightful and lyrical piece for advanced treble choir about a young girl, rescued by a sailor in the 1800's and was carried ashore to become the first European female at 2 years old to set foot in Western Australia. Suitable for choirs around the world.
Southern Sky is an anthem to inspire the learning of Aboriginal knowledge of the night sky. Very popular with upper primary, this lively piece is both entertaining and educational. Also available with orchestra.
Step Into the Unknown
Step Into the Unknown, about the Aussie adventurer Andrew Hughes is very popular with upper primary and High School choirs. A rollicking ride with key changes, movement, enthusiastic spoken word, sound effects and body percussion. A great opener or finale to a concert.
Take to the Sky
Take to the Sky is a fun filled, uplifting anthem dedicated to the history and romance of flight. With a catchy melody and soaring harmony sections, this piece is a guaranteed winner for the finale of any concert. It is also and educational experience as there is a section that details the history of flight from Icarus to the space race.
A moving dedication to the Anzacs, written for the Centenary of the start of the Great War. A timeless anti-war song that tells and ancient story of love and loss. Lyrics based on the poem by Confucius...
The Sound of Our Home
Commissioned especially for the Kodaly Music Educators Institute of Australia for the 2014 National Conference, this piece is a moving and uplifting dedication to music and music making. A great finale piece that will move the audience to tears.
The Stars of Eureka
The finale of the song cycle 'Eureka' is a powerful, theatrical work that will challenge the singers and audience. With a strong message of liberty, this piece is both entertaining and educational for your singers. “Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties” John Milton, Areopagitica
This Golden Land
A high energy, fun crowd pleasure written with Harley Mead for the 150th Anniversary of Queensland. Suited to all ages...
This is Your Time
This is Your Time was commissioned by Lowther Hall Anglican School for Girls in 2014. Paul worked with the school to create a special new anthem that would sit along side the school hymn, to inspire and excite, and to take the girls into the 21st Century. A terrific work for graduation or end of year finale concerts...
Time Enough to Give
A moving tribute to a young girl with leukaemia, Time Enough to Give is one of Paul's most popular songs and has been sung as tributes at weddings, funerals, and special events. It is very fitting for graduation ceremonies or that special moment in the program.
Time Enough to Give C Version
A moving tribute to a young girl with leukaemia, Time Enough to Give is one of Paul's most popular songs and has been sung as tributes to many, at weddings, funerals and special events. It is very fitting for graduation ceremonies or that special moment in the program.
Towards Infinity is a deeply moving experience for singers and audience. With touching lyrics by Phil Voysey, this powerful dedication to adventurer Andrew McCauley has become one of Paul's most celebrated works.
A dedication to the great Steve Irwin. Written by Andrew DeTeliga, this heart felt piece is suitable for all ages.