4 parts or more

These songs have 4 or more parts – most are SATB, some are SSAA, and some may have additional divisi. Music reading required for conductor/director and recommended for choir. Easiest songs are listed first. * indicates a piece which is free to download.

*Leave The Oil In The Ground (SATB choir, easy), by Jane Lewis of Edinburgh-based choir Protest In Harmony, set to a 17th-century tune. Practice tracks available for all parts.

*Another World Is Possible (flexible 5-part choir, fairly easy). Lyrics based on a quote by Arundhati Roy, music by Jane Lewis.

There Is A Place Called Planet Earth – SATB with piano or optional band (Sheena Phillips)

*A free arrangement of Louis Armstrong’s classic What A Wonderful World from Mark DeLisser (who arranged “Stand By Me” for Meghan and Harry’s wedding) is available through #SingTheChange from Music Declares Emergency. Download the music and find out how to share your performance. The choral arrangements available include SATB choir (with piano).

*Send Lazarus (SATB or ATBarB choir, easy, no divisi, low ranges, 2020). Words by David Ervin, music by Chris Hutchings. Free for fundraising or other non-commercial use. Virtual choir recording and score follower video on YouTube.

Finding Our Way: Songs for the Anthropocene by Anne-Marie Sanderson: four pieces for upper voices, including “No one is too small” for SSAA. You can see a virtual choir version of all 4 pieces here – contact Anne-Marie for scores.

*Karen MacAulay – Extinction Calypso. Download the SATB and piano score.

*Klimachor – Sing Against The Climate Crisis. SATB pieces: “World On Our Shoulders” (SATB + soli, as recorded by the Real Group); “Earth” (large choir + soli, as recorded by Imogen Heap); and “One Planet For All” (SATB).

*Songs For A Better Planet by Dave Camlin – “A Better Planet”, “Do It Now”, “Fellowship of Hill and Wind and Sunshine” and “Inversnaid” (all SATB) are ideal for climate-related purposes. Many other pieces also available.

*Enough is Enough by Oi Musica, Karine Polwart and Heather MacLeod, a song for COP26 available in many flexible arrangements. Watch a video and download scores (Creative Commons licensed).

As Ice Was Melting, Oceans Rose – SATB with brief SSAATTBB divisi (Anders Paulson)

*Seawall (SSAATTBB) – lyrics and music by Jamie Klenetsky Fay, about the need to build seawalls to protect our cities. Contact Jamie via the form on her website to receive a free score.

Our Burning World – SATB and organ (Rhiannon Randle)

They Can’t Put It Back, three pieces for SSAA (Mary Simmons)

to tell it like it is – SATB with divisi (Lisa Robertson)

Hurt Not The Trees (Richard Barnard) – Commissioned by City of Bristol Choir, this piece is a setting of words by Charlotte Mew and is scored for SATB, SSSABar soloists and Cello. With themes of nature, ecology and climate change it has a duration of 6 minutes and is suitable for a large amateur or professional choir. Order from White Light Publishing (£3.50 per copy).

*Let Them Not Say (SSAATTBB choir, quite tricky, high ranges needed). Click here for a virtual choir recording. Words by Jane Hirshfield can be found here. Download the choir-only score or a score with a piano reduction.