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.
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.
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'.
Devil Run Wild
Come on a wild ride in honour of the largest marsupial carnivore living in the world - The iconic Tasmanian Devil. Paul worked with scientists and conservationists to inspire this unique piece that brought the house down in 2006 at Hobart Choral Fest and has since become the voice of the plight to save the Tassie Devil.
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.
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...
Let Go of My Hand
An exciting piece for male voices, particularly suited to teenage boys, as this piece is about coming of age, the adventure of life and making the leap into the awaiting journey.
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.
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.
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...
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 opening piece to Paul's 'Outback Suite' - A powerful and haunting journey across the Australian wilderness.
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 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
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 Golden Land
A high energy, fun crowd pleasure written with Harley Mead for the 150th Anniversary of Queensland. Suited to all ages...
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.