Music – free to download

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, 2020). Watch the virtual choir recording! Words by Jane Hirshfield can be found here. Download the choir-only score or a score with a piano reduction. A MIDI sample recording is available on request – email Chris Hutchings for queries.

“Fallen Feathers” (flexible 3-part choir, easy, 2020). Words and music by Ben See, in collaboration with a group of 10 year old nature lovers. Download versions for 3-part children’s choir or 3-part adult choir (high/middle/low voices). If you are using this piece, please make a donation to Black2Nature if you can; you can also support the composer directly. Watch the video below to see how the piece can be developed.

Send Lazarus (SATB or ATBarB choir, easy, no divisi, no high ranges, 2020). Words by David Ervin, music by Chris Hutchings. Free for fundraising or other non-commercial use. Click here for the available scores. Follow the score below:

Climate Change Songs by Sheena Phillips – four protest songs all set to well known tunes. Includes Down By The RoadsideGoing GreenThere 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 PossibleBe The ChangeThe 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 five entries here:

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