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Cheryl Camm

Composer, Performer

Small cheryl outside the hepworth
Born: 1964 Website  External link

Biography

I’m a composer currently living in Northumberland with strong links to New Zealand where lots of my music is performed, and Yorkshire, where lots of my workshops take place these days. I compose music inspired by landscapes, historical and geographical events and phenomena, road signs, letters of the alphabet, bananas, umbrellas, art works, and an eclectic assortment of other fixations. I compose music in a variety of styles according to conditions, but always try to challenge the ears and musical abilities of the performers a little with rhythmic intricacies, melodic quirks or timbral idiosyncrasies. I compose music for a wide range of musical ensembles with a wide range of musical confidence and abilities. It is my particular delight to tailor the music I compose to the specific peculiarities of those asking me for something new and distinctive. I am the musical director of a choir, The Bridge Singers, who like to sing my music and other people’s music with energy and gusto and a cheery spirit. I sing in choirs too, and play a selection of different instruments, and have an expressive face!!

Whether you need a short single-line song to help your children’s choir learn about flowering plants, or perhaps a short lullaby with simple harmonies to sing your pigeon to sleep, or maybe a 12-part vocal soundscape evoking the dark and intimidating environment of a deep coal mine, my choral music can provide what you require and desire. Always rhythmically vital, and emotionally stimulating, my music for choirs is quirky and distinctive. There are songs targeted at the full range of abilities and levels of musical confidence from young primary school choirs through enthusiastic community choirs to professional choirs requiring something more musically and vocally demanding. These songs are performed around the world – there’s something there for your choir, I’m sure!


Composed (135)

A Red, Red Rose

for SSA choir, 2m


A Red, Red Rose

for TBB choir


Address to the Toothache

for bass voice and chamber ensemble


Alison's K6 Telephone Box (SSAA)

A lively, amusing song extolling the virtues of the most common type of British red telephone box, the K6 designed by Giles Gilbert Scott., 4m 30s


Alison's K6 Telephone Box (TTBB)

A lively, amusing song extolling the virtues of the most common type of British red telephone box, the K6 designed by Giles Gilbert Scott., 4m


Alleluia! Into The Light (SATB)

A lively secular carol for the Christmas season., 3m 30s


Alleluia! Into The Light (SSAA)

Lively secular carol for the Christmas season, 3m 30s


Alleluia! Into The Light (TTBB)

Lively secular carol for the Christmas season, 3m 30s


Antidote to a Requiem

for large chamber ensemble, 11m


Ave Maria

A energetic choral fanfare with tambourine accompaniment., 3m 30s


Aves Beati Cuthberti

for SAATTB choir with tenor solo, tuned percussion and organ


Aves Beati Cuthberti

for SAATTB choir with tenor solo, untuned percussion and piano


Banana Boy

for SATB choir, vocal percussion and piano


Banana Fanfare

for SSA choir, 3m


Bede, Moon, Ocean, Tide

for SSAATTBB choir, mezzo-soprano solo, and melody instrument, 4m


But pleasures are...

for SSSA choir, 4m


Calon Lan

for TBB choir


Cantate Domino

for SSAATTBB choir


Cellular Melody

for oboe, 1m


Chalky Chivvers' Challenge

for voice and piano (one performer), 1m


Chalky Chivvers' Challenge

for voice and piano (2 performers), 1m


Chantry Chapel Carol

Carol inspired by the Cahntry Chapel in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, which is paired with the Yorkshire version of The Holly And The Ivy as a partner song., 4m 30s


Chibbawokki Rain

for voices, piano and percussion


Cinderella

story, music and songs for classroom use


Cosmic Dreams

songs and music for primary school production, 30m


Dancing Stream

for SATB choir with SSA soloists


David Of The White Rock

for flute, baritone and piano


Destination 6574

for brass band, 10m


Dies Sanctificatus

for SSAATTBB


Dream Variations

for mezzo-soprano, flute and bongos, 4m


Elements

for tape with dancers, 15m


Exulta, Filia, Zion

for SSAATTBB choir


Five Short Pieces

for tape, 5m


Four Banana Songs

for children's choir or classroom use


Four Pence A Day

for SAATB choir with any solo voice


Four Pieces for Brass Quintet

for brass quintet


From a Railway Carriage

for SSAA choir, 3m


Golden Rain Baby

for soprano solo, SSAA choir and melody instrument, 5m


Hey Diddle Diddle

for SAB choir, 2m


Hilda's Whimsy

for flute and piano, 3m


Hinemoa

for SSAA Choir


Hodie Christus Natus Est

for TTBB choir, 5m


Hodie Christus Natus Est

for SSAA choir, 5m


Hodie Christus Natus Est

for SATB chorus, 5m


In The Bleak Midwinter

for SAA choir


In the Bleak Midwinter

for SATB choir, 1m


In the Bleak Midwinter

for TBB choir, 3m


In the Teeth of It

for marimba and string orchestra, 25m


Indando Timbila

for marimba and tape


Jack in a Box

for string orchestra, 8m


January 1841

for SAATB choir, 3m


Laetentur Caeli

for SSAATBB choir


Little Bo-Peep

for SATB choir, 5m


Little Red Riding Hood

an entertainment for children, 10m


Maggie's Rant

for SATB choir


Maggie's Rant

for TBB choir and piano


Magical Glass

for SATB or ATBB choir, 4m


Magical Glass

for SSAA or TTBB choir, 4m


Manukau

for SATB choir, 4m


Manukau

for unison voices, melody instrument, percussion and piano, 3m


Manukau

for soprano, two flutes, guitar and cello


March of the Heavy Ginghams

for TBB choir and side drum, 3m


March/April

for wind band, 7m


Marching Song

for SSAA choir, 3m


Marchish

for piano, 20s


Motu Puketutu

for SATB choir with soprano soloist


Motu Puketutu

for unison choir (some divisi) with bass instrument and percussion, 3m


My Bed is a Boat

for SSAA choir with soprano soloist, 3m


Nae Stream Sae Lovely

for SATB choir and piano


No-Umbrella Blues

for SATB choir, 4m


North Wind and Sun

for voices, piano and percussion


Omnes de Saba

for SATB choir, 3m


Omnes de Saba

for SSAA choir, 3m


Omnes de Saba

for TTBB choir, 3m


Ooh Ladyfinger

for SATB Choir


Ooh Ladyfinger

for TTBB choir


Ooh Ladyfinger

for SSAA choir


Pentad

for oboe and piano, 5m


Percy, Percy!

for double choir, oboe, piano and bass drum


Perilous Land

for double SATB choir


Pierced Hemisphere

An ethereal, unravelling song inspired by Barbara Hepworth’s sculpture of the same name., 6m


Prickly Oboe

for oboe


Puketutu

for soprano, two flutes, guitar and cello


Push The Boats Out (SAA)

A mostly jovial (but poignant at times) shanty inspired by Christopher Woods’ painting The Fisherman’s Farewell., 4m


Push The Boats Out (TBB)

Jovial sea shanty inspired by Christopher Woods’ painting The Fisherman’s Farewell., 4m


Quiet Window

soprano solo, SSATB choir, glass orchestra played by choir members (tuned wine glasses, tuned blown bottles, marbles in glass dishes), 9m


Rain Music

for voices, piano and percussion, 3m


Requiem

for soloists, double choir and large orchestra, 40m


Sanctus

for bass voice and two treble recorders, 4m


Sea Pie Parcel

for young choirs and classes


Seven Children's Songs

for voices and classroom percussion


Seven-Up

for recorders, keyboards and percussion, 3m


Seven-Up

for orchestra, 4m


Spider Band

for piano - six hands and two percussionists (optional), 1m 30s


Spring Moon

for various voices and instruments, 2m


Tam O'Shanter

for baritone, SATB chorus and instruments, 55m


That First Christmas Night

for SATB choir, 3m


The Christmas Mice

for voices and percussion, 10m


The Dinosaurs' Fancy Dress Party

an enacted story and song with movement for children, 5m


The Duke of Northumberland's Ale

for double choir, oboe and piano


The Felton Sycamores

for SSATTB choir, 8m


The Giant's Song

a song for children with keyboard accompaniment, 2m


The Giant's Song

for voices, piano and percussion


The Lamb

for choir and brass band


The Lamb

for SSAATB choir


The Lambton Worm

for SATB choir and melody instrument


The Laughing Song

for SSA choir, 5m


The Log On The Beach

for SATB choir


The Moon

for SSAA choir, 2m


The North Wind

for 2-part choir and piano, 2m


The North Wind

for voices, piano and percussion


The Reluctant Pitman

for SATB choir, oboe and piano


The Song the Singing Tortoise Sang

a song for children with actions, 2m


The Swing

for SA choir, 2m


The Two Sisters

chamber opera, 14m


Three Burns Songs

for soprano, clarinet and cello


Three Northumberland Folksongs

for SATB choir with caelidh instruments


Three Songs and Two Rounds

for classroom singing


Three Songs Of Robert Burns

for soprano, clarinet and cello


Train Song

for SATB choir, 5m


Train Song

for SSSAA choir, 5m


Trombone Concerto

for tenor trombone and orchestra, 25m


Trombone Sonata

for tenor trombone, flute, harp, double bass and percussion (marimba, glockenspiel and bass drum), 15m


Two A. A. Milne Songs

songs for children


Vasilisa the beautiful

chamber opera, 45m


War Dances

for tape


Who Killed Cock Robin?

for SSAA choir


Wild Iron

for voices, piano and percussion


Windy Nights

for unison choir and piano, 2m


Windy Nights

for voices, piano and percussion


Windy Nights...

for 3-part female choir, flute and clarinet, 8m


Winter Wear

musical production


Zebras Galore

story and songs with activities for classroom use



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