Six settings of Innuit texts for mixed voices and optional percussion. If percussion is not available then singers should clap the rhythms indicated, four to each part, depending on the acoustics of the building. Magic Words was commissioned for the Little Missenden Festival. It received its first performance there on 13 October 2000 by the Joyful Company of Singers conducted by Peter Broadbent. Duration c. 15 minutes. A piano part is included for rehearsal purpose.