This songbook is a must-have for anyone who enjoys singing, whether you’re a leader of singing groups, or a participant.
The 65 songs are original compositions by members of the Natural Voice Network. The layout is lovely and clear and the book is accompanied by sound files of each of the parts in every song.
I keep finding more delights. My current favourites are ’This is home’ – Sophia Efthimiou, ‘Canto ergo sum’ – Bill Henderson, ‘We are the song’ – Trixi Field, and ‘Mosquito song’ – Penny Stone. Oh, and ‘Light’ – Anni Tracy, and ‘We shall go singing’ – Kate Thomas, and ‘United’ – Sue Harris.
There are songs that will make you laugh and songs that will make you cry, songs to change the world, peace songs, love songs, lullabies and earth songs, and songs about the joys of singing. Some are quite challenging, others are very quick to learn. They are all accessible because they’ve been written by practitioners with their singers in mind. And they will definitely light up the room!
At roughly 50 pence a song this resource is an absolute bargain and I recommend it wholeheartedly! It’s also a fund-raiser for the NVN, so by buying it you’re supporting the Network.
Thank you to all those practitioners for sharing your songs so generously, and especially to Ali and Gitika for having the vision and perseverance to bring all these songs together in one beautiful collection.
– Hanna Lawrence, October 2018