At last it’s ready! My new book of workshop material spanning the last few years featuring songs that are easy enough to learn by ear (without too many words!). Some of the songs are just great good fun warm ups or ice breakers but some of them could easily be developed for performance. The book comes with a double CD of all the parts and recordings of the songs put together.Purchase books
Community Voiceworks: the Complete Resource for Community Choirs by Gitika Partington and Alison Burns published by Oxford University Press 2015. A fantastic resource for Community Choirs, workshop leaders and music teachers. It has several of Gitika’s fantastic poppy arrangements and some of my songs alongside some of our favourite songs that have really stood the test of time. Bullet-proof songs and arrangements! Now available at workshops or from OUP’s website.Purchase books
Book of Alison Burns workshop material from 2001 – 2007. The book comes with a double cd of all the songs sung in harmony and with the separate parts.Purchase books
A second book of folk carols to celebrate winter, Christmas and New Year. The book comes with a double cd of all the songs sung in harmony and with separate parts.Purchase books
Arrangements of 18 traditional songs in 2, 3, and 4 part harmony.Purchase books
Respect has songs that explore abstract concepts such as respect, patience, change, friendship and were written for inclusive singing at schools. All songs are crafted in clear simple language and with a one verse one chorus structure. Great for students with English as a second language, circle time and assemblies. The songs are age-appropriate for young people with special needs and address many personal, social development and citizen issues.
Songs for upper primary, many written as a way into harmony singing: with ostinatos, partner songs, rounds. This was commissioned by Dumfries and Galloway Council for use in the schools here and one of the remits was to write songs that would appeal to boys.
Comes with a double cd with: All songs sung to accompaniment with and without vocals in; partner songs and rounds sung separately and together; MP3 versions of the same; words for smartboards; music for piano accompaniments.Purchase books