A Little Bit Mongolian
A lively piece inspired by the remarkable story of a young Australian boy from Scone who became the first non-Mongolian to race in the Naadam Horse Festival. Angus Paradice's story became the subject of an internationally awarded adventure film, and earned him Young Australian Adventurer of the Year. The piece is inspired by Mongolian Throat Singing and the melodies of the Morin Huur.
A Little Bit Mongolian Cello Flute Score
An opportunity to see and hear the full ensemble for this piece. All information is the same as the choral score.
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.
Drinking Alone Under the Moon
A challenging six part work based on the Tang Dynasty Poet Li Bai's evocative poem. Well suited to adult choirs looking for a different sound, something theatrical and visual.
Freedom From Fear
A dedication to the Karen people of Burma who have suffered under a brutal 60 year civil war. This piece will touch the heart of your singers and audience, and educate them in the plight of real people living in fear who need our help. Singing pieces for those in need is one way to make a difference to this world.
An inspirational and moving tribute to one of the greatest leaders of our time, Aung San Suu Kyi. An epic telling of her story and Burma's struggle for freedom. Highly recommended for high school and adult choirs. An important story to share with the world. Unite and educate each other in what really matters. This is the only choral piece written for Aung San Suu Kyi.
An engaging piece featuring Didgeridoo, percussion & optional angklung, tells of a fascinating and often untold Australian history, the ancient trade link between the Yolngu people of Arnhem Land, Macassan sea-traders and China. A great way to teach singers and audience about this history that shaped Australia. 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.
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...
Journey Home is a stirring and evocative TTBB A cappella piece about the missing M24 Japanese Submarine which attacked Sydney Harbour in 1942 before being struck by allied torpedoes. With it's 2 crewman still inside, it lay on the bottom of the ocean not far from Sydney until 2006 when a team of amateur scuba divers made one of the most important discoveries in modern Australian history.
Let Go the Long White Sails
Let go the Long White Sails is one of Paul's most well known and much loved pieces. Sung by all ages across the world, it tells the well-known story of coming of age, setting sail into a wide open sea and taking a risk to step into the unknown. Perfect for the big finale. Also features symphony orchestra and bagpipes if desired.
Love For the Turning World
A moving dedication to a young man who set out to change the world. This piece written for the 30th Anniversary of International Grammar Sydney is a positive and heart-warming message well suited to teenage choirs....
Paul's inspiring piece for Malala Yousafzai is a powerful and uplifting dedication to one of the most important people in the world today. Sing this piece for those who deserve freedom and respect, and sing this piece for the girls of the world who have the right to an education.
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.
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.
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.
Sea of Berries
From the acclaimed Song Cycle 'Turn on the Open Sea', Sea of Berries is one of Paul's original classics. First recorded by Gondwana Voices in 2002, it has become one of Paul's most popular works. A powerful and haunting journey through the Sargasso Sea, full of evocative lyrics and melodies with romantic harmonies. Also available with strings or symphony orchestra.
Set Me Free
Set Me Free is dedicated to a young Afghan refugee, Salima Haidary, born in Ghazni near Kabul, Afghanistan. This powerful work is inspired by her remarkable story, winner of the National Literary Award 2003. A must have for teenage choirs who want to sing about the events shaping our world today...
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.
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.
The Captain's Tale
Soaked in larrikin-ism and cheeky humour, the Captain's Tale is a rollicking ride for all ages. Written in the style of a Celtic Hornpipe the piece is very popular with primary school, particularly good for boys to sing.
The Hero's Journey
Inspired by Australian adventurer and photographer Frank Hurley, the hand behind the infamous photographs of Shackleton's Endurance and the iconic images of the Somme and Flanders during the Great War. This engaging piece is soaked in the romantisicm of the time, featuring lavish harmonies, canon, rich textures and lyrics based on the mono myth. Well suited to late primary, teenage or adult choirs.
The Man and the Striped Shark
A delicate setting of a Sydney Indigenous story about a brave hero who rescued children from the attack of a bull shark in one of the northern bays. Heart felt, with rich melody and harmonies, The Man and the Striped Shark is very suited to High School and adult choirs but also suites upper primary.
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 Will to Climb
One of Paul's most popular pieces, the Will to Climb was the finale piece to the 2003 Rugby World Cup. An uplifting anthem, well suited to massed choir and the finale, big events and festivals. Also available with symphony orchestra.
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.
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.
Volta do mar Largo
Volta do mar Largo is a timeless Paul Jarman classic. Written in the style of Arabic, Spanish, North Africa and Eastern European music, the piece is wild ride on a Portuguese caravel in the 1400,'s leading up to the voyage of Vasco da Gama. A popular finale for over a decade this piece is always guaranteed to thrill all.