Session from Celebrate Reception Conference:
Days of the Week song: Here are lots of songs that you can sing to nursery rhymes and Adams Family for days of the week, months of the year etc.

Music for Movement/use for writing/themes/packing up music:

In the Hall of the Mountain King (Peer Gynt Suite) by Edvard Grieg
Flight of the Bumblebee by Rimsky-Korsakov
Kitten on the Keys
Oh Fortuna, Carmina Burana by Carl Orff (CUB Big Beer Ad)
The Planets Suite by Gustav Holst
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Nutcracker Suite) by Tchaikovsky
Waltz of the Flowers (Nutcracker Suite) by Tchaikovsky
1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky
Ride of the Valkyries by Wagner
Bolero by Ravel (from the Opera "Carmen").

"Chillout Champs Music" - music for quiet times (or Dead fish music).
Debussy: Girl with the Flaxen Hair
Debussy: Reverie
Debussy: Clair De Lune
Debussy: Arabesque No.1

Ennio Morricone: Gabriel's Oboe from "The Mission".

Eric Satie: Gymnopedie No.1
Gabriel Faure: Pavane
Giacomo Puccini: Madame Butterfly (Opera)- Humming Chorus
James Horner: Theme from Braveheart
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
Respighi: Pines of Rome: Janiculum
Thomas Newman: Finding Nemo (Nemo Egg- Main Title)
Camille Saint Saens: Carnival of the Animals (The Swan)
Pachelbel: Canon in D
Charles Gonoud: Ave Maria
Massenet: Thais: Meditation (Andante Religioso)
J.S. Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Faure: In Paradisum (From the Requiem)
Delibes: The Flower Duet (from the opera "Lakme").

Boomwhackers: Australian Dealers for Boomwhackers (Best place to order them from).

C Diatonic Treble Set: $39.95
C Diatonic Bass Set: $74.95
Octovator Caps (drops the boomwhackers- down an octave) $14.95
There are also packages available as well.

Do-Re-Mi Resource:
This is a good unit to tie in with Auslan (as in signing songs). Get students to hold balloons so they can feel vibrations from the song.
Here is the YouTube Video (original movie version).
You can sign the song in Solfege Hand signs (see below) or use the actions. Song Lyrics Lyrics + Midi File (i.e. backing track).

Hand signs for Song.


Songs used in Workshop:

Counting Songs:
Dr Knickerbocker Number 9
Highway Number One : Shenanigans Album (also has some great bush dance music).
Alice the Camel:

Movement Songs:
The Black Cat (Play School) Great for stretching.

When doing circle dances:
16 beats clock wise (walking) holding hands. Then turn around, walk for 16 beats the other way. Music will change (and count eight beats in- take a little bow) and walk backwards out of the circle. Repeat this again- eight beats in, take a bow and walk backwards out of circle. The back to 16 beats clockwise, 16 beats anti-clockwise, 8 beats walk into circle, 8 beats walk out of circle (repeat), repeat these patterns until song is finished.
Gallopede Melody:

Koori Song Resources/Indigenous Songs

Aunty Wendy's Resources and CD's

Indigenous Resources