These pieces are all released under a Creative Commons licence or similar arrangement. Click here for music available to purchase.
New! “Let Them Not Say” (SSAATTBB choir, quite tricky, high ranges needed). Words by Jane Hirshfield can be found here. Download the choir-only score or a score with a piano reduction. A sample recording is available on request – email Chris Hutchings for queries.
New! Send Lazarus (SATB or ATBarB choir, easy, no divisi, low ranges). Words by David Ervin, music by Chris Hutchings. Download SATB music (Creative Commons license). Free for fundraising or other non-commercial use. Also available for ATBarB or melody with chords (piano/organ only, these chords are not guitar-friendly). Virtual choir recording below!
Climate Change Songs by Sheena Phillips – four protest songs all set to well known tunes. Includes Down By The Roadside, Going Green, There Is A Place Called Planet Earth (version for orchestra and choir available to buy here) and The Truth Is Marching On. Suitable for any type of choir.
Andrew Downes’ piece “World Anthem” (words by his daughter Paula) is available for free here (flexible 3-part, a cappella). Paula has also created educational resources around many of Andrew’s climate-change-related pieces, all available here.
Karen MacAulay – Extinction Calypso – contact the composer for copies. For SATB choir and piano.
Justice Choir – many pieces from the Justice Choir Songbook (available free but donations are encouraged) are suitable for climate action. Recommended: Another World Is Possible, Be The Change, The Water Song (coming soon – hear on YouTube). Also includes Sheena Phillips’ There Is A Place Called Planet Earth. Justice Choir have also produced a playlist of 15 SONGS YOU CAN SING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE on YouTube (all can be learned by ear from the videos).
Thanks to Climate Choir Melbourne for posting the next 5:
Extinction Rebellion Songs – Crowd songs, chants and XR choir resources
Jane Coker’s songs and chants for climate protests
Carbon Canaries – a song resource enabling people everywhere to sing out for climate action (35 songs)
Crisis Carols – a Facebook group which shares witty Christmas Carol re-writes, many eco-themed
Extinction Rebellion Song Folder – more free pieces
Coming soon from Chris Hutchings: Heartwood (lyrics by Robert MacFarlane), SATB choir. Contact the composer for preview copies.