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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guruwull is an exciting collaboration between Paul and Dharawal Aboriginal Elder, Les Bursill. Commissioned by The Voices of Sydney Choir in 2010, the piece was conceived through weeks of research and practical experience, engaging in country and culture. A valuable Indigenous story.
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.
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 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.
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 powerful acknowledgment of Dharawal culture inspired by Les Bursill, Dharawal Man. Paul and Les worked together walking country and creating a special piece that excites both performer and audience alike. The piece features chant, body percussion and subtle movement.Thanks Les for sharing Dharawal culture and language.
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...
Powerful, rousing and in important message for all, Pemulwuy has become a choral classic. The piece which has inspired it's own festival, been the finale and winning song in many festivals and competitions, and sung by all ages, Pemulwuy is a story that resonates with us all. Also available with strings. Contact Paul for parts.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Warri and Yatungka
One of Australia's most interesting modern stories, the Last of the Nomads, Warri and Yatungka lived in isolation from the world in the far reaches of the Western Australian desert for 3 decades. They returned to civilisation in the 1970's. A powerful work suited to all high school and adult choirs.