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.
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.
A journey to the heart of where we belong - home. A moving piece well suited to the XMAS concert finale or special event. Coming Home was commissioned for the finale of the Canberra Carols by Candlelight in 2012 and is available with concert band accompaniment.
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.
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.
A stirring piece suited to massed finale. The finale to the Geelong College Sesquicentenary song cycle 'Teller of Stories'. It calls for a deeper understanding and connection to 'country'. Good for community choirs and festivals. Available with strings.
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.
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.
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....
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 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.
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.
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.
A dedication to the great Steve Irwin. Written by Andrew DeTeliga, this heart felt piece is suitable for all ages.