In 2006 as part of their 10th anniversary celebrations, the National Youth Choir of Scotland commissioned ten composers based in Scotland to each write three songs.
The songs were to be suitable for young people to sing and meet certain criteria of range, rhythm and pitch, with one song pentatonic, one diatonic with no accidentals and one diatonic with accidentals. Far from treating it as an academic exercise, the composers responded with a collection that is interesting, varied, stimulating, and above all singable by Scotland's young singers.
Singsilver! songs are diatonic, with no accidentals. Choral scores contain Voice parts only. Vocal scores contain Voice parts and Piano accompaniment.