At last, another new Harvest musical from Sheila Wilson, composer of ‘Hooray for Harvest!’ and ‘Easy Peasy Harvest!’ ‘Harvest Rock!’ has five songs plus a reprise, for key stages 1 and 2, encompassing Autumn, nutrition, and harvest themes.
It’s ideal for ages 5-12, and can be used either as a ready-made harvest festival, or for autumn term assemblies. The title song and reprise (Harvest Rock and Roll!), is – as you’d expect – a fun song, with optional line-dancing style actions and kazoos. It’s bound to become an annual favourite! Songs 3 & 5 (Simple Song of Gratitude; & Change the World) are poignant and inspiring, whilst song 2 (In the Autumn) is catchy, and song 4 (Eat a Rainbow Every Day) is a toe-tapping encouragement to eat a good variety of foods. The five/six songs are quick to learn and enjoyable to sing (with optional two-part vocals, and instrumentals).
When combined with the readings in the wordbook (or with class material), they create a complete, easy and impressive harvest festival service. The CD provides lovely backing tracks, as well as the songs sung by children.