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I'm John Gleadall - teaching for 40 years and finding that bespoke material that matches and challenges the ability profile of the children is a good way forward. 20 years in 'socially challenged' schools, 10 years in a more leafy area and 10 years in junior school - it's a good mix and has resulted in a wide variety of musical material for children.

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I'm John Gleadall - teaching for 40 years and finding that bespoke material that matches and challenges the ability profile of the children is a good way forward. 20 years in 'socially challenged' schools, 10 years in a more leafy area and 10 years in junior school - it's a good mix and has resulted in a wide variety of musical material for children.
Three Wise Men - REALLY catchy Christmas song in EASY parts!
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Three Wise Men - REALLY catchy Christmas song in EASY parts!

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Irrestible contrapuntal melodies in this song about the 3 wise men travelling to Bethlehem complete with very easy harmonies - two tunes that are easily sung. There’s a middle eastern ethnic element to the ‘street beat’ rhythm. THIS REALLY WORKS AND THE CHILDREN LOVE IT!!! I’ve rescored this with easy guitar chords. The children can practise at home with the You Tube link and the learning aids on my website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qhr87dJr58 http://www.musicals4kidz.com/musicals4kidz.com/Christmas_Songs_for_Choirs.html Get in touch if you need help or more information, or wish to comment about the song. kidzmusicals@icloud.com
Jabberwocky  Song
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Jabberwocky Song

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Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky, set to music. Can be used to augment any drama or performing work, or as an introduction to any work on Alice. I’ve set all of Lewis Carroll’s poems to music, in as bizarre a way as possible - if you need music to any of his other work , let me know. It would be a great Performing Arts project for the pupils to devise their own presentation of the stories using the songs as a framework.
A Christmas Welcome - brilliant song to start your Christmas Concert
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A Christmas Welcome - brilliant song to start your Christmas Concert

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This is simple to sing - yet extremely effective. This works from year 2 up to adult. It's a simple three part song with three melodies that all work together and finishes on a great three part chord - harmony by stealth! It makes a great start to any Christmas Concert - it just works. The Lyrics are: 1 Time is back again welcome back again Though it's been a year Since the music played seasons come and fade Now we're singing here - Christmas 2 Time is near The music's here - Christmas 3 Time is near, it's a year, we've been here Sing our song, it's so long. now we're here - Christmas And that's it! Your singers/class/choir/whole school will learn it in ten minutes. Get them to go to the youtube link and learn it at home. Get in touch if you have any questions or requests. musicals4kidz.com
The Harvest Gospel - infectious Harvest song
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The Harvest Gospel - infectious Harvest song

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A new really good fun song for the Harvest festival written in a Gospel style. This song has proved very popular so I’ve added parts for different year groups. There are now parts for each year group. Check out the audio demo and backing track. If you like this song please comment. Also please check out ‘Harvest Hoe Down’ which is in a country style complete with line dance! kidzmusicals@icloud.com plus! REGGAE REGGAE HARVEST! See the You Tube link to this new song.
Harvest Hoe Down - a new song for Harvest Assembly
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Harvest Hoe Down - a new song for Harvest Assembly

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Here's a KS1/2 Harvest song in a country style. It is written to have a line dance in the middle of it - you could do 'The Funky Cowboy' as demonstrated in the video, or get the children to create a 'Harvesting Line Dance' with digging and reaping actions. If you don't fancy the line dance, simply repeat a verse or write some lyrics of your own. There is a vocal demo, a backing track, a score and a set of lyrics.
Song of the Magi - very simple song for the three wise men
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Song of the Magi - very simple song for the three wise men

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This song has a beautiful, simple melody with lyrics which vary only in the gift - so basically the same (easy to learn) verse sung three times, each verse highlighting the gift brought by that King. There is a short musical interlude to allow the Kings to present the gift before the next verse is sung. This is from 'Nanny's Nativity' John Gleadall kidzmusicals@icloud.com
Christmas Songs for juniors
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Christmas Songs for juniors

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Three great new songs for Christmas singing. A brilliant '3 Wise Men' number with two easily singable (and very earwormy) parts, a great new gospel style song for the choir, 'Everything Changes' and a thoughtful song about children around the world at Christmas - 'The Greatest Gift'
Alice In Wonderland Songs
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Alice In Wonderland Songs

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A collection of songs from the writings of Lewis Carroll - I’ve set all of the ‘Alice’ poems to music in a suitably bizarre way - so let me know if you need one that’s not featured here. These resources would be an excellent part of any work or presentation featuring the "Alice in Wonderland’ or ‘Through The Looking Glass’ stories.
Make a Note Finder! Plus Music Code worksheet
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Make a Note Finder! Plus Music Code worksheet

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A practical project to make a note finder (great Home learning task!). Just follow the instructions on part one (note that you really need to use a craft knife to make this successfully) and then cut out part two and insert into part 1 - slide the notes onto the line or space you want to identify, then just read off the pitches (on treble or bass clef) through the small windows. Part 2 is best on thin card. Once made, use the note finder to solve the musicals code story worksheet. musicals4all.com/contact/ Please leave feedback if you download. John Gleadall
Song For Anzac Day - Families At Peace
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Song For Anzac Day - Families At Peace

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A song sung by the families of three soldiers in the Gallipoli campaign - you'll have to listen to the song and read the full description in the downloadable document if you're interested - it's too complicated to explain in this space! It's 100 years since the Gallipoli landings. If you'd like to perform the song you'll have to get in touch and tell me what key - this is a challenging sing! I've demo'd it in Bm - but the score and backing track here is in Gm. This song is from my musical 'The Canterville Ghost'. There's a version on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE40AGRWPAE kidzmusicals@icloud.com
Humpty Dumpty's recitation  from 'Alice'
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Humpty Dumpty's recitation from 'Alice'

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This is Humpty Dumpty’s recitation set to a rather modern backing style. This would fit in with any module of working involving ‘Alice’ by Lewis Carroll. I’ve set all of the ‘Alice’ poems to music so let me know if there’s anything you are looking for.
Cratchit’s   Christmas   Carol
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Cratchit’s Christmas Carol

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Cratchit’s Christmas Carol is a modern take of the famous CHARLES DICKENS novella. This version is inspired by Dickens and a certain talent show host with high waisted trousers. Please check out the songs and the script via the website link. Written with teenagers in mind. ALL SONGS CAN BE HEARD HERE: https://musicals4all.com/cratchets-christmas-carol/ Password: Bowker Act One – One hour – 13 songs ‘Squeezer’ Scrooge, TV talent guru and showbiz entrepreneur is hassled by the NHS choir who are seeking a Christmas No. 1. He kicks them out whilst resolving to steal their catchy tune. He instructs his intern, the talented but diffident ‘Crotchet’, to rework the song. Squeezer is then accosted by Rob and Squidge hilariously seeking accommodation for the homeless – they get the brush off. Enter Squeezer’s Nephew, I.T. techie Archie and his girlfriend Erin, a social worker. They invite him to Christmas lunch. Scrooge reckons that they are trying to get into his will. Meanwhile Cratchit is spending time reworking the NHS song. Squeezer Scrooge listens to the ‘official’ lyrics to the NHS rip off – loves it and authorises it for release. He calls for the first auditionee to be sent in for his new talent show. Enter his old partner Marley (dead seven years ago) who he supplanted to run the company. Marley warns him that he will meet three ghosts…. Ghosts of Christmas Past arrive. Imagine The Supremes meet Bananarama. They take Squeezer on a tour of his past misdemeanours, his school, his first place of work, his first girlfriend (Ruby), his first love (cash) and his cruel exploitation of no hopers with ‘a dream’. Act One ends with all cast members reviewing his past. Will Squeezer repent? Act 2 – 50 minutes – 10 songs Squeezer reflects on his past– and decides he’s OK. Enter Christmas Present – a lot like Ariana Grande… They visit The Cratchit family, highlighting the plight of Tiny Tina who is being treated by the NHS Doctor – expensive private treatment is out of the question. They then visit Archie and Erin’s Christmas Karaoke Party where they are lampooning Scrooge. Christmas future takes Scrooge to a car boot sale where many of his possessions are on sale. He also sees his old girlfriend who cherishes the memory of what he was Back in the audition room Squeezer resolves to change his ways. He gets a Santa Suit. He meets the NHS choir and bestows the royalties that are rightfully theirs, he gives Cratchit the performing rights to his songs, he creates a Red Nose endowment, pays for Tiny Tina’s treatment and makes his peace with Archie, Erin and Ruby Epilogue – as snow falls he sings an uplifting version of Cratchit’s Christmas Carol with Tiny Tina. This show really works. If you need a Christmas show or a way of getting pupils to consider DICKENS or the Christmas Carol novel please take the time to listen to the songs and read the script.
Cratchit's Christmas Carol - a full length musical
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Cratchit's Christmas Carol - a full length musical

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Dickens novella ‘A Christmas Carol’ has never looked like this before. This is a full length musical featuring ‘Squeezer’ Scrooge, a talent show host/entrepreneur who is ripping off the NHS choir for the Christmas number one slot. There are dozens of speaking parts, only one large part and 22 really catchy and singable songs - please check them out. All songs can be adapted by consulting the composer. I have band parts for most songs - provided on request. I have scores for many of the songs - provided on request. Backing tracks provided - keys can be adjusted. Here’s a synopsis: Act One – One hour – 13 songs Song 1 - ‘A Christmas welcome’ sung by the whole company in ‘Squeezer’ Scrooge, TV talent guru and showbiz entrepreneur is hassled by the NHS choir who are seeking a Christmas No. 1. He kicks them out whilst resolving to steal their catchy tune. He instructs his intern, the talented but diffident ‘Crotchet’, to rework the song. Squeezer is then accosted by Rob and Squidge hilariously seeking accommodation for the homeless – they get the brush off. Enter Squeezer’s Nephew, I.T. techie Archie and his girlfriend Erin, a social worker. They invite him to Christmas lunch. Scrooge reckons that they are trying to get into his will. Meanwhile Cratchit is spending time reworking the NHS song. Squeezer Scrooge listens to the ‘official’ lyrics to the NHS rip off – loves it and authorises it for release. He calls for the first auditionee to be sent in for his new talent show. Enter his old partner Marley (dead seven years ago) who he supplanted to run the company. Marley warns him that he will meet three ghosts…. Ghosts of Christmas Past arrive. Imagine The Supremes meet Bananarama. They take Squeezer on a tour of his past misdemeanours, his school, his first place of work, his first girlfriend (Ruby), his first love (cash) and his cruel exploitation of no hopers with ‘a dream’. Act One ends with all cast members reviewing his past. Will Squeezer repent? Act 2 – 50 minutes – 10 songs Squeezer reflects on his past– and decides he’s OK. Enter Christmas Present – a lot like Ariana Grande… They visit The Cratchit family, highlighting the plight of Tiny Tina who is being treated by the NHS Doctor – expensive private treatment is out of the question. They then visit Archie and Erin’s Christmas Karaoke Party where they are lampooning Scrooge. Christmas future takes Scrooge to a car boot sale where many of his possessions are on sale. He also sees his old girlfriend who cherishes the memory of what he was Back in the audition room Squeezer resolves to change his ways. He gets a Santa Suit. He meets the NHS choir and bestows the royalties that are rightfully theirs, he gives Cratchit the performing rights to his songs, he creates a Red Nose endowment, pays for Tiny Tina’s treatment and makes his peace with Archie, Erin and Ruby Epilogue – as snow falls he sings an uplifting version of Cratchit’s Christmas Carol with Tiny Tina.
Nanny's Nativity -  Christmas Nativity Play for KS2 works from Yr 2 - Yr 5
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Nanny's Nativity - Christmas Nativity Play for KS2 works from Yr 2 - Yr 5

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Featuring ‘The Button Box’ family. From the same author and composer of ‘The Button Box’ this is Complete Nativity Play with songs suitable for year 2 up to year 5. The parts range from VERY easy parts to more challenging parts, catering for the full ability range. The show comes complete with script, backing tracks and demo tracks. If you want to hack it about to suit your children, please do - the children are more important than the script. Go to the You Tube link for a vocal demo of all the songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_8CBVWJf74 If you would like any key changes or extra bits - just get in touch, everything is possible. If you would like a school visit please ask . Lots of speaking parts (literally dozens) so you can do this with a whole phase or a whole year group. The ‘Stable Song’ can also be accompanied by ukulele. Exciting eastern style dancing plus a variety of choral singing - written by a teacher to suit the demands of busy teachers. Six brand new songs with an optional Megamix at the end. Please feedback your views - I’m thinking of putting a completely new finale song in instead of the megamix - would this be too much to learn? I don’t think so… The price includes performance royalties - and you can make a DVD or CD if you want to - just let me know please. John Gleadall kidzmusicals@icloud.com
Assembly song in Gospel style  Standing in The Need  of Prayer
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Assembly song in Gospel style Standing in The Need of Prayer

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A ‘Gospelled Up’ version of this song with a new four part bridge section which is totally mesmerising when you get the four year groups singing a part each. Totally doable and totally good fun - plus you get the whole school doing contrapuntal part singing!!!! The sound on the chorus is amazing when you get the handclaps going……: John Gleadall kidzmusicals@icloud.com
Mary I'm telling You Now! - VERY catchy new Christmas song
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Mary I'm telling You Now! - VERY catchy new Christmas song

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The Annunciation was never like this! What a dilemma, engaged to be married to Joseph - then you are told that you're gong to bear the son of God! This singable song puts a human angle on this part of the Christmas story. Please check the vocal demo - you will be singing the chorus by the end of it! Send the children to this page on my website so they can practice at home - vital to get the words out clearly. http://www.musicals4kidz.com/musicals4kidz.com/Christmas_Songs_for_Choirs.html They can also access the song on You Tube I've done it in G and C: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpC0O3yViL4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-vcwsGugdk Get in touch if you want any changes to key or tempo.
Anti Bullying Song - Hurting Never Helps
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Anti Bullying Song - Hurting Never Helps

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A song written as a songwriting project with year 5 children. Every child in year five wrote a couple of lines using a vocabulary and ideas bank we created through discussion. Then every child sang their own (or somebody else’s ) short phrase. I edited and glued it all together with accompaniment. You could add your own lyrics - if you would like to change the structure by adding another verse or middle 8 let me know and I will change the music for you. This is now an assembly song at my school - I think it’s lovely! The demo is sung by the children who wrote it. Get in touch with me, John Gleadall, if you have any queries: kidzmusicals@icloud.com
The Mock Turtle's Song - The Lobster Quadrille
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The Mock Turtle's Song - The Lobster Quadrille

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The Mock Turtle’s Song from Alice In Wonderland, set to an unexpected tune - not a quadrille at all - but then the turtle was a mock turtle, so nothing is as expected! It’s a very infectious melody and this piece would fit in with any study or presentation of Lewis Carroll’s work. I’ve set all of his ‘Alice’ poems to music, so if you need anything just ask!
It's A New Day!  A song for the start of the day, the week, the term, the year.
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It's A New Day! A song for the start of the day, the week, the term, the year.

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This is a new song to start off the year, the term, the week or the day. It tells us that every day is a new beginning and offers a chance to help children reflect on the fact that they have an important choice to make every single day - how will they behave today? Will they make to most of the chances offered to them. It's a 'seize the day' song! The chorus of this song should be sung in three parts. I would have year 6 on the first part, year 5 on the send part and years 3 and four on the third part. It's very simple and ends on a three part chord. There is a vocal demo, an accompaniment track, lyrics and a score. It's in a really good fun western style complete with 'yee haa' at the end!