ALEX PAXTON

Composer



Music for Concerts
Music for Operas (also music-theatre & vocal)
Music for Jazz
Music for Films
Music for Theatres
Music for Children

TROMBONE & Improvisation
Orchestrations & Arrangements
Music Leader


PUDDING TUMMY
for children’s chorus and piano



“This is the tummy where I put my pudding when the main course tummy is full” 
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DON’T LICK CLOTHES! (even if they smell nice)
for children’s chorus and piano

“Leave those clothes alone what have they done to you?
T-shirts don’t belong upon the menu!
Though the conditioner is soft
and smells like grandma’s house,
they’ll leave you feeling fluffy in the mouth”


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GIMME GOOD PRESENTS!
for large KS2 orchestra.


“Next year I will be good,
I will be good, I promise.”


RAINY RAIN RAIN
for large children’s orchestra (ages 4-11) and thunderstorm.
excerpt
“For the rain it raineth every day”
                        - Shakespeare init

SAPPHO WISDOM
for junior String Orhcestra ages 4-9


“If you are squeamish,
Do not prod the beach rubble.”
Sappho 570 BCE
translation Mary Bernhard

SAPPHO WISDOM  (3 mins)
for Youth Orchestra


LIGHT SONG
“Music as my guide” songs for Ks2  (ages 7-11)

We are walkin’ together
We are wonderin’ on and on.
Through the good life and weather
We will follow towards the light of our song!

We are wanderin’ together,
What is goin’ on,
Whether others will follow us
Walking towards the light of our song!

Just follow me!
Walk with us through our wandering tune.
Just follow me!
Walk with us to our wonderful truth.
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WHAT CAN YOU SING US?!
for junior open score instrumental ensemble
The Sound of Magic
for large children’s (ages 4-11) orchestra. And a singing. audience.
“I will be the next one that magic stuff happens to. Next time (you’ll see!) it will happen to be me.”

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NOGGIN and the WHALE (30mins) children’s opera based on the T.V show and book by Oliver PostgateCommissioned by Pelican Music Service.
                   400 instrumentalists(ages 4-18), Large children’s chorus, Tenor, Narrator and soloists.  
MUFFIN
for large children’s (ages 4-11) orchestra and a larger number of muffins.



“...Melty triple-chocolate-muffin dribbles in the fluff.
Icky fluff
Stickystuff
Yumyumyum....”


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THE SMELLING TEST
for large children’s (ages 4-11) orchestra. “Twenty plastic bags of smell to learn for monday morning.
Ready, Steady,
Go Smell it.
Oh I smelt it.
Now learn it.
Go Tell it.”

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GRAVYART
Children’s chorus and piano

‘Don’t bother wearing white ‘cos its no good for you,
If they see you in that light then say: “no, no, no”
Don’t let them get your art replaced by plain exquisite taste (boring!)
Fight the faceless form of blank conformity!’


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SALAMANDA ONESIE
for children’s chorus

“Once in the woods, I am safe there,
because nobody cares what I’m wearing there.
They would not dare start staring
at my salamander onsie and the way I eat flies.”


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CRISP FARM
for children’s chorus
“Thats where we will go and our crisps will grow, in our underground crisp farm.”

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The VERY SMELLY STABLE
Alternative nativity play songs for children aged 3-5


The cows smelt a lot like cows
Just like a lot of cows do
And when they'd stopped smelling like cows
They sang a lot like cows too.

Moo moo moo moo moo moo
Moo moo moo moo moo
Moo moo moo moo moo moo
Moo moo moo moo moo

The chickens smelt a lot…
Chicken Lickin’…

The T.Rex smelt a lot…
Rarrw  rarrw rarrw rarrw rarrw rarrw

The mother smelt a lot like chocolate…
Love love love love love love


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PAPER-MACHE BALLOONFACE
for large (ages 7-11) orchestra


“Paper-Mâché Balloonface, oooooh yeah.”

SQUEAKY BICYCLEaleatoric music game song for Early Years. 

GRUMBLETROT and GROVALSNOT
(The Merry-Go-Round Monsters)Children’s Orchestra and Choir

“I love the way you pick your nose with your tiny slimey toes! Stay the way you are!”

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CONGREGATIONAL MASS

for choir of young people ages 12-15


SNAILS ON MY SHOULDERSSolfège songs for Early years & Ks1 (ages 5-7)


MY MOM’s a REAL BIG FISH
Educational songs for Early years & Ks1 (ages 5-7)

excerpt

GO So FAH!
songs for Ks1 & Ks2  (ages 5-11)

1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
I’m still alive
And this I know
Because the music tells me so!

DOH, RAY, ME, FAH, SOH,
And this I know
When others here me
Lah as I go to school...
...So What!?

C, D, E, F, G
Its great for me
To know what I want to DOH
Where I want to go,
Why I want to show ME DOH
What I want to know
Where I want to go
Because the music tells me SOH FAH
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AT ROUND



I LIKE CHOCOLATE IN MY TEA
Songs for Early years & Ks1 (ages 3-7)




a TIME to TALK of TALK and TIME and SEA

for large secondary school concert orchestra.









This is original composed music for children. Please also see orchestrations & arrangments for various ilks of decompositon.


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