Music for Schools and Choirs

One Small Bird: The Ballad of the Red-Necked Phalarope – commissioned by Haringay Music Service 2015-6
A song cycle for 2000 young singers and instrumentalists for performance June 27th Royal Albert Hall. Subsequently performed at Sands Centre, Carlisle, Kendal Leisure Centre and Shetland.

RIVERSONG – song cycle

Riversong – a Cantata for Schools by Kate Stilitz and Jilly Jarman

Riversong – published by Golden Apple, Chester Music Limited. Teachers Book GA11110
‘Riversong is an exciting musical, ideal for upper KS2 and lower KS3 children, describing the journey of a river in song, chant, poetry and percussion.’


A popular site amongst teachers and community music leaders offering free, non-copyright vocal music for community and educational settings. Created by Jilly for the Vocal Union programme at the Sage Gateshead 2010 and now managed for BlueJam Arts.

The site is organised by alphabet into traditional songs and new compositions.

New compositions are donated by musicians and vocal leaders with a section from young composers.

Get in touch with Jilly via if you have music to share.

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