MARCH 2020 Update
Hi everyone. I hope you're coping in these challenging times. I'm in the process of developing the new website and am having a few teething issues. Please bear with me whilst I get this sorted! A lot has happened since I last filed anything in this space.
Commissions have been written and performed as follows:-
Carey Baptist Grammar - The Dreamers ; Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar - Each Day ; Balcombe Grammar - Horizons (not the Brighton Grammar song!); Ruyton Girls' School - Music Set Me Free ; Sacré Cœur - One Heart ; South Melbourne Park Primary School - Curious Minds ; Wesley College Elsternwick - Star.
Also to be performed in 2020 are pieces for the Western Australian Primary Schools Massed Choir Festival - (Against The Odds} and The Yarra Valley Singers - (Yarra Valley Christmas). A combined choir piece commissioned by Ruyton Girls' School, called Water's Taught By Thirst, was to be performed at the Melbourne International Singers' Festival in June this year, but has been postponed till next year.
There have also been arrangements for whole school performances (often orchestra and choir) of pieces as diverse as I Am Australian, This Is Me, Horses, You Will Be Found, A Million Dreams and I'll Be There, with performances involving Daryl Braithwaite, Lucy Durack and The Chantoozies, amongst others.
New pieces are available on my website and are listed below. If you click on the title you can go directly to the piece and see a section of it and hear a little of it.
All's Wool That Ends Wool (The Sheep Medley) by Mark Puddy. 3 songs for young children about one's search for identity.
Rainbows, music by Mark Puddy and lyrics by Dinny O'Brien. A lyrical, poetic song.
Two "Word" Songs - Lizzy Likes Her Words to be Tizzy and EmPHARsis on the Wrong SylLARble by Mark Puddy. 2 short songs for young children about using words.
Two Pirate Songs by Mark Puddy. The Piccolo Pirate Party and A Pirate's Tum. Fun songs for very young singers.
Where The Sky Meets The Sea by Mark Puddy. A short song about expanding one's horizons as one grows older.
2 Unicorns, Lyrics by Dinny O'Brien , Music by Mark Puddy. A lovely story explaining magical ways of dealing with your troubles in a light-hearted way.
The Elves and the Shoemaker, by Mark Puddy. My take on this age-old story. It's a mini-medley.
Roll the Old Chariot Along ,Traditional, arranged Mark Puddy. A great introduction to some simple 2 part work, also available for TB voicing.
Roll The Old Chariot Along , Traditional arranged Mark Puddy. Simple 2 part work for changing voice. Also available in SA voicing.
One Note Samba, A challenging arrangement of the Jobim/Mendonca classic complete with English and Portuguese lyrics and interesting scat sections. First performed by the Australian Girls Choir in 2012, now available for your top level treble choirs.