The Little Girl of Rain

This highly atmospheric piece imagines that the rain lashing down outside is actually a little girl, full of secrets and mystery, tapping on the window pane and asking to come in.

Vocal difficulty: 1 of 5
Accompaniment difficulty: 3 of 5


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Lesson Plans

This playlist offers an alternative style of song for this age group, offering many opportunities to extend learning across other areas of the curriculum using song as the starting point.

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Advice from Friday Afternoons Ambassadors Emily Barden and Charles MacDougall on how to count and keep a steady pulse.

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Friday Afternoons Ambassadors Dominic Ellis-Peckham and Emily Barden share their top tips on how to include dynamics into your singing.

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Friday Afternoons Ambassador Charlotte Brosnan shares some performance skills tips.

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Friday Afternoons Ambassador Charles MacDougall shows us some techniques on how to encourage your singers to sing more smoothly, with legato.

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Advice on breathing and airflow technique from Friday Afternoons Ambassadors Charles MacDougall and Tom Appleton.


A resource to help you creating your own songs, by using elements from the 2016 Friday Afternoons songs. This document, created by David Ashworth, focusses on two of Jonathan Dove's songs, 'Fast Car' and 'The Little Girl of Rain'.

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Song Credits

Music by
Jonathan Dove

Words by
Alasdair Middleton

Performance track:
Singers: National Youth Choir of Great Britan Boys' Youth Choir
Conductor: Greg Hallam
Accompanist: Ruairi Edwards
Backing track:
Pianist: Nathan Williamson

Music by Jonathan Dove
Lyrics by Alasdair Middleton
Published by Peters Edition Limited, London