Latest publications

Two new song books launched at the 2019 Music & Drama Education Expo London – A Star is Born, the 17th title in the Junior Song Book series, and Build a Bridge, our 15th adult song book – are now available in our online shop. SfP Members can claim a 10% discount on these titles.

A Star is Born features 10 new two-part Christmas songs for equal voices, some of which are new compositions, alongside arrangements of old favourites. All these songs have been road-tested and represent a variety of styles to encourage singers to develop different aspects of vocal technique; the full set of  songs would work well as a basis for a Christmas concert or carol service, in the order presented. It contains the following pieces:  Adam lay yboundenThere is a starA star is bornSussex carolAngels from the realms of gloryIn a stable bareDing dong merrily on highThree kingsJingle bellsWe wish you a Merry Christmas.

Copies available to buy here in our online shop.

Build a Bridge is a collection of pieces composed by SfP tutor Stuart Overington and inspired by various musical traditions including spirituals, gospel and folk music. They are a celebration of music and its ability to bring people together, and are designed to be enjoyed by choirs of all abilities. The pieces are intended to be introduced and taught by rote; the use of music, however, may help reinforce the learning and speed up the process.

Whilst all the songs are written for SATB choir, many of the arrangements are flexible and can work for upper voice choirs or SAB ensembles. Also, in keeping with the aural traditions of gospel and spirituals, they may be rearranged in their structure without too much difficulty. It contains the following pieces: Sing a song of joyWe will singI believeWe shall overcomeBuild a bridgePeace in my soulIn memoriamAmen.

Copies available to buy here in our online shop.