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“On a recent trip I had the inspiring and soothing company of your powerful music.  The lyrics to your songs have profound messages of universal wisdom, and these words rest perfectly on the most incredibly beautiful melodies.”

– Carole Bigler, piano pedagogue, lecturer and writer, More Than Music, Corning, New York

“I am so thrilled to receive your lovely songs, especially the beautiful one [A Magic Place] dedicated to Carole and me and the workshop.  It is so warm and magical itself, beautifully played, as always, by you and so tenderly and wonderfully sung by your students.”

– Valery Lloyd-Watts, pianist and recording artist, lecturer and writer, More Than Music, Kingston, Ontario

“Indeed the Festival [Young Singers Choral Festival 2004, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia] was a great success and saw participation from over 250 young singers from all over the country and they all loved the song! [Our Hearts Can Soar]…The song is really powerful and I think it speaks volumes about the message of unity, friendship and the brotherhood of mankind.”

– Chi Hoe Mak, choral conductor, voice teacher,  Panang, Malaysia


James Jillson Selway, Composer

The music of James Jillson Selway flows with a sense of wonder and exaltation. Songs for treble voices, sacred choral pieces for mixed chorus, art songs and solo piano pieces, are filled with soaring melodies supported by warm, rich harmonies.

The songs of love, hope, and inspiration written specifically for the beautifully angelic voices of the World Children’s Choir have been sung in many parts of the world – Canada, Bermuda, Ireland, Scotland, Romania, Malaysia, and the United States.  And the songs have been requested and sung by other youth and children’s choirs world-wide.

Many of theses songs for treble voice and soprano can be heard on the CD “We Must Dream” (WCCWMD5555) which is available through the World Children’s Choir website  www.worldchildrenschoir.org

Two more recent songs of Mr. Selway are included in the CD “Let Us Be United,” which has just been released by the World Children’s Choir. The two new songs are “A Gift of Love,” a powerful song of peace, and “La revedere,” written in Romania in summer of 2005 to celebrate the Voices for Children Arts and Peace Camp held in Timisoara, Romania, under the sponsorship of Friendship Ambassadors Foundation and the World Children’s Choir.

Mr. Selway’s anthem, “Wake to the Light,” based upon Psalm 139, was performed and recorded in January of 2006 by the Trinity Cathedral Choir in Phoenix, Arizona.  A demo copy of the CD, “Wake to the Light,” can be obtained from the composer by contacting Harnes Selway Arts at harnesselway@aol.com

Solo pieces written by Mr. Selway for the piano are also available by contacting Harnes Selway Arts at harnesselway@aol.com

Music Clips

Piano pieces for advanced players:

Angel Wings
Waves of Love
Morning Light
(recorded on the CD “We Must Dream,” available from the World Children’s Choir)
Wake to the Light

Piano pieces for children:
Galloping Cats
Molly’s Song

Sacred music for SATB chorus:
Wake to the Light
Blessed Are Those Who Trust In The Lord
God Be With Me

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