Health and Safety

Health and Safety (2015)  Duration 5 minutes

This suite of three songs is available in three versions:
(1) Cambiata 1, Cambiata 2, Baritone, and piano.
(2) SSA and piano
(3) SATB and piano

Commissioned by the Cornwall International Male Voice Choir Choral Festival and first performed in Truro by the Warwickshire County Male Voices (director Garry Jones), and also performed by the National Youth Choir of Scotland and many other choirs, this original suite sets anonymous safety instructions and warning announcements, providing amusing and theatrical highlights. The three contrasting movements are contemporary yet accessible in style, with catchy melodies and jazz-inspired harmonies.
The movements are:
1. Prelude: Caution!
2. Interlude: Safety Notices
3. Finale: Shocks!
The movements can be performed separately.

Published by Oxford University Press in three versions:
Cambiata Choir details
SSA Choir details
SATB Choir details 

Health and Safety scrolling score – see and hear the music

Health and Safety (SATB) – printed extracts

Audio of complete Cambiata version on YouTube

Audio of 1st movement, ‘Caution!’ in SATB version on Spotify

Audio and video of 2nd movement, ‘Safety Notices’ in the SATB version, by the young people of Wellington College, New Zealand

Audio and video (with choreography) of the last movement, ‘Shocks!’ in the SSA version on YouTube

Blog about the piece here