There is a desire among children from all countries and all walks of life to be aware and listen carefully to those around us and who are different than us. This song, commissioned by the International
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Written to honor the loss of the children in the Sandy Hook school shooting tragedy, this piece offers comfort through lyrics that express how our lost loved ones will always be with us, like angels. A
Emphasizing our need to stop and listen to one another, this original selection was written by the composer doing just that - listening to his singers. Created by Jim Papoulis in his songwriting workshops,
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Here is a work with a Spanish flair but also in the style we have come to expect from Jim Papoulis. Positive, with a message that speaks to young people around the world. "We can make a difference" rings
In My Heart is a gentle look at the importance of knowing that the inside of a child's heart and mind is a safe and nurturing place. This is a sweet, innocent piece suitable for any age.
Written in a songwriting workshop, here is a song of multifaceted hopes. "I wanna believe in beauty, I wanna be seen in darkness, I wanna be heard in chaos." Composed in the world music style that has
Young people often know how to speak to the heart of matters more clearly than adults. Here, in the words of seventh graders, we hear that we all have voices singing to us, inspiring us and leading us to
With a powerful pop/gospel feel, this work captures the hopes and wishes of young people's thoughts on how to improve the world. Written in a youth song writing workshop, the idea of "rising as a people" is
Great melodic interest, rhythmic drive, and a worthy message work together to create something extra special. The slow pace of the opening sets up an energetic and uplifting portrayal of the text. Not to be
Today’s society often seems to require children to perform tasks earlier and better, over-schedule life sooner, and grow up faster. Be With Me embraces the years of a child’s life
New Beginnings was inspired by an exciting yet bittersweet time for students - the closing of one chapter in life and beginning another. Although many of us look forward to a next chapter in life
Celebrating the inner strength that is unique to each of us, this work identifies the choral music room and the friends we make there as a safe place. We are reminded of the power of music making and the
In a creative blend of styles, this original concert piece for young choirs has elements of pop, gospel, funk, and blues. With its positive message that speaks to innovation, justice, and truth, this
Written in a Foundation for Small Voices song-writing workshop hosted by the Cincinnati Children's Choir, the students' message is loud and clear: "Whatever your journey, whatever your beliefs, whatever
Young people are almost always full of hope and energy; this work takes those traits and focuses them on the importance of young people cherishing our planet in a socially responsive way. With pop, rock,
For SA voices with divisi, this inspiring selection uses percussion to simulate a heartbeat and from that bringing forth a simple idea - that reaching even just one heart can be a very powerful gesture.
Composed in a Foundation for Small Voices songwriting workshop during the 2020 pandemic, the young participants settled on a text that calls for hope and light at the end of the tunnel. Their positive
Translated, the lyrics mean "Give Beauty, Give Joy, Give Hope". This is a song celebrating beauty; beauty in our hearts, beauty in music, and beauty in moments using both English and Spanish lyrics.
Music has the power to enhance many aspects of young people's lives. It can teach us about discipline and working together toward a common goal, and it can stimulate the humanity in us all.
Tyler Clementi put a face on the consequences of cruelty. Through the Tyler Clementi Foundation, tens of thousands of youth and adults have been inspired to speak out and stand up in the face of bullying,