Space Race - a song cycle celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing

SPACE RACE

A song cycle celebrating the human journey into space.
words by Phil Cummings, music by Glyn Lehmann

For SATB, SSA, and SAB.
SA/unison
version available from the SongLibrary.
Total duration approximately 18 minutes.
July 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.
To commemorate this event, this song cycle highlights some of the big moments in the early years of space exploration.

  1. Gagarin (Beyond Blue Sky) - in 1961 the Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person to leave Earth's atmosphere and orbit the planet.
  2. Space Race (To Every Question) - in 1962 President Kennedy announced the goal to land a man on the moon by the end of the decade.
  3. The Children of the World (July 1969) - the moon landing and its profound effect on the imaginations of children around the world.
  4. Apollo 11 (Homecoming) - the goal had been achieved, now for the tense drama of returning the three astronauts home safely.
  • More information
  • How to purchase
  • Free downloads
Tab 1
  • The SPACE RACE song cycle is available for SATB, SAB and SSA. SA/unison version available from the SongLibrary.
  • The songs cover a range of styles including 60s pop influences like The Byrds, The 5th Dimension and Burt Bacharach; also gospel, folk and neo-classical.
  • A 'newsreader' script is provided for use in performance to introduce each song in its historical context. Available from the 'Free downloads' tab. This is optional.
  • Lyric sheets can also be downloaded for free.
  • Fully orchestrated backing tracks and piano only tracks are available to purchase and download. (see below)
Prices are in Australian dollars. Use this currency converter to estimate the price in your currency for the amounts below. Although calculated on real-time exchange rates, it is provided here as a guide only.
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Tab 2
Digital download (PDF) - no shipping required.

1. Choose the voicing - SATB, SAB, SSA or SA/unison

2. Using the drop-down list, select the number of copies required for your choir. Each member should have their own copy.

3. Once you’ve made your selection from the drop-down list, click the ‘add to cart’ button.

When your purchase is complete you can download the PDF immediately and print the number of copies purchased. If you require more than 50 copies please add the combined total needed to the cart e.g. 70 copies = 30 + 40.

The PDF will be stamped with the name you provided during purchase.
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View and download the following PDF files.

Lyrics
Newsreader script
MUSIC VIDEOS
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1. Gagarin (Beyond Blue Sky)

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2. Space Race (To Every Question)

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3. The Children of the World (July 1969)

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4. Apollo 11 (Homecoming)

Score Previews
  • SATB
  • SAB
  • SSA
Tab 1
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1. Gagarin (Beyond Blue Sky)

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2. Space Race (To Every Question)

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3. The Children of the World (July 1969)

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4. Apollo 11 (Homecoming)

Tab 2
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1. Gagarin (Beyond Blue Sky)

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2. Space Race (To Every Question)

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3. The Children of the World (July 1969)

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4. Apollo 11 (Homecoming)

Tab 3
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1. Gagarin (Beyond Blue Sky)

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2. Space Race (To Every Question)

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3. The Children of the World (July 1969)

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4. Apollo 11 (Homecoming)

SATB

Select the number required from the drop-down menu then press the 'add to cart' button.
Minimum of 10.
For more than 50, add combinations to the cart e.g. 50+15=65
SONG CYCLE - all 4 songs

add to cart
Song 1: Gagarin (Beyond Blue Sky)

add to cart
Song 2: Space Race (To Every Question)

add to cart
Song 3: The Children of the World (July 1969)

add to cart
Song 4: Apollo 11 (Homecoming)

add to cart

SAB

Select the number required from the drop-down menu then press the 'add to cart' button.
Minimum of 10.
For more than 50, add combinations to the cart e.g. 50+15=65
SONG CYCLE - all 4 songs

add to cart
Song 1: Gagarin (Beyond Blue Sky)

add to cart
Song 2: Space Race (To Every Question)

add to cart
Song 3: The Children of the World (July 1969)

add to cart
Song 4: Apollo 11 (Homecoming)

add to cart

SSA

Select the number required from the drop-down menu then press the 'add to cart' button.
Minimum of 10.
For more than 50, add combinations to the cart e.g. 50+15=65
SONG CYCLE - all 4 songs

add to cart
Song 1: Gagarin (Beyond Blue Sky)

add to cart
Song 2: Space Race (To Every Question)

add to cart
Song 3: The Children of the World (July 1969)

add to cart
Song 4: Apollo 11 (Homecoming)

add to cart

backing tracks

Includes: fully orchestrated instrumental recordings
and piano only recordings
SONG CYCLE - all 4 songs
$A19.95
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Song 1: Gagarin (Beyond Blue Sky)
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Song 2: Space Race (To Every Question)
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$A5.95
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Song 3: The Children of the World (July 1969)
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$A5.95
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Song 4: Apollo 11 (Homecoming)
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$A5.95
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MUSIC VIDEOS
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1. Gagarin (Beyond Blue Sky)

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2. Space Race (To Every Question)

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3. The Children of the World (July 1969)

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4. Apollo 11 (Homecoming)

Score Previews
  • SATB
  • SAB
  • SSA
Tab 1
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1. Gagarin (Beyond Blue Sky)

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2. Space Race (To Every Question)

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3. The Children of the World (July 1969)

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4. Apollo 11 (Homecoming)

Tab 2
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1. Gagarin (Beyond Blue Sky)

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2. Space Race (To Every Question)

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3. The Children of the World (July 1969)

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4. Apollo 11 (Homecoming)

Tab 3
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1. Gagarin (Beyond Blue Sky)

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2. Space Race (To Every Question)

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3. The Children of the World (July 1969)

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4. Apollo 11 (Homecoming)

The Writers
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Phil Cummings is an award winning author of over seventy books for children.
His career has spanned thirty years and his work has been published in Australia, New Zealand, U.S, Japan, China, Korea, Canada, U.K. and throughout Europe.
His most recent titles include:
  • BOY illustrated by Shane Devries, Scholastic Press, short listed for the 2018 CBCA Book Of The Year: Early Childhood. Winner of the 2017 Children’s Peace Award.
  • FEATHERS illustrated by Phil Lesnie, Scholastic Press. 2017
  • Wilbur, Grace and Joe illustrated by Amanda Graham, Little Book Press. 2017
  • ANZAC Biscuits illustrated by Owen Swan, Scholastic Press. CBCA (Children’s Book Council of Australia) Notable Book 2014
  • Ride, Ricardo, Ride! Illustrated by Shane Devries, Omnibus Scholastic CBCA Honour Book 2016
  • Bridie’s Boots illustrated by Sara Acton, Working Title Press CBCA Notable Book 2015
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Glyn Lehmann's diverse career as a professional musician has involved performance, composition, songwriting, arranging and production.

Composing credits include:
Glyn's song I Am The Earth has over 2 million views on YouTube and has been performed worldwide.

In 2012 Glyn launched the SongLibrary - an online collection of songs for children’s choirs.

glynlehmann.com

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Bridgewater
South Australia 5155
Australia

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