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Voces8

Voces8

Mixed Choral Ensemble from UK, England.

VOCES8's career has developed both in the classical choral scene and the world of a cappella. In 2009, the group's first commercial album, EVENSONG, was nominated for a CARA. The group's most recent release, ACES HIGH, is a scintillating collection of VOCES8's unique interpretations of jazz and pop favourites and theme tunes from the legendary James Bond movies and is on general release on the Signum Classics label. The group's latest release on the Signum label is a collection of motets by J. S. Bach.

Notable London appearances include the Royal Festival Hall, the Wigmore Hall, Alexandra Palace, Kings Place, and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. VOCES8 broadcasts regularly on international television and radio, including live recordings for Deutschlandradio Kultur and Radio France Musique.

Directed by Barney Smith.

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Voces8 : A Cappella Songbook 2 : SATB : Songbook : EP72527

Voces8 : A Cappella Songbook 2new

"The singing of VOCES8 is impeccable in its quality of tone and balance. They bring a new dimension to the word 'ensemble' with meticulous timing and tuning" - Gramophone Magazine

The internationally-renowned British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is proud to inspire people through music and share the joy of singing. The celebration of diverse musical expression is central to the ensemble's ethos, and this is shown in their versatile concert programmes and innovative educational work. This collection features eight of the ensemble's favourite and most requested arrangements for SATB choir, written by members of the group and its resident arranger, Jim Clements.

Songlist: Danny Boy, Edo Lullaby, Gladiator, O My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose, Pie Jesu, Price Tag, Strong, Twist and Shout

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by Voces8 | 7735b | Songbook | $17.95 | A Cappella


Voces8 : Enchanted Isle : 00  1 CD : 028948346707 : DCAB002960102.2

Voces8 : Enchanted Islenew

Voces8 releases Enchanted Isle, an album of music reminiscent of rolling hills, green valleys, rugged mountainsides, and sleepy villages. Enchanted Isle features reimagined pieces originally written for film or television (such as Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones), new arrangements of Scottish and Irish melodies, and compositions set to texts by great English poets.

Songlist: Arcadiana, No 6, O Albion, Agnus Dei, Theme from 'Harry's Game', Game of Thrones - The Rains of Castamere, The Lord of the Rings - May it be, The sun never says, She walks in beauty, Caledonia, Pyramid Song, Let my love be heard, Song for Athene, Carrickfergus, Danny Boy, O My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose, The Parting Glass, Soay, I was born for this

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4030c | 1 CD | $13.95


Voces8 : The Voces8 Method : 01 Book : EP72486

Voces8 : The Voces8 Method

The VOCES8 Method is an innovative new system which enhances neurological development, helping to deliver improved academic results. Based on research by the Institute of Education, it contains group activities based on rhythm and melody which are designed to develop key learning skills and improve students' academic learning processes for all subjects. Suitable for small groups or whole-school participation. Requires no musical expertise or expensive equipment. Supported by free online training videos and backed up by CPD training sessions led by members of VOCES8. An interactive app enables students to explore the activities for themselves.

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Performed by Voces8 | 2704b | Book | $49.95


Voces8 : A Cappella Songbook : SSAATTBB : 01 Songbook : EP72443

Voces8 : A Cappella Songbook

Eight songs for eight-part vocal groups. The VOCES8 A Cappella Songbook includes many of the group's favorite songs - ranging from folk and classical through spiritual and pop.

Songlist: Feeling Good, Nobody Does It Better, Folksong Medley, Erlkoenig, Shenandoah, Opera Medley , Wade in the Water, The Luckiest

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Performed by Voces8 | 6916b | Songbook | $16.95 | A Cappella


Voces8 : A Choral Tapestry : 00  1 CD : 283

Voces8 : A Choral Tapestry

'A Choral Tapestry' explores the rich timbres of sacred vocal music spanning five centuries. Interweaving genres create an ethereal sonic tapestry that centers around masterpieces from Europe's rich choral history.

Songlist: Os Justi, Vigilate, Kyrie from Mass for Four Voices, Cantate Domino, O Magnum Mysterium, Magnificat Primi Toni, Warum ist das Licht gegeben?, Go Down Moses, O Clap Your Hands, Das Agnus Dei, Wir glauben an einen Gott, Fest - und Gedenkspruche, Unsere Vater hoffen auf dich, Wenn ein starker Gewappneter, Wo ist ein so herrlich Volk, Steal Away, Abendied, The Lamb, Agnes Dei from Mass for Four Voices

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2080c | 1 CD | $16.95 | A Cappella


Voces8 : Aces High : 00  1 CD

Voces8 : Aces High

With a dash of danger, a hint of high society and mixture of three parts suave English gentlemen to one part beautiful femme fatale, this is the new album by vocal ensemble VOCES8. Aces High is a thrilling blend of James Bond themes and classic Jazz and Pop tunes. VOCES8 has established itself as the foremost young British a cappella group performing repertoire ranging from early polyphony to unique jazz and popular arrangements. VOCES8 has entertained audiences across Europe, and has been praised for its stunning performance, exquisite singing and a sound that spans the entire range of vocal color.

Songlist: Goldeneye, Slap That Bass, What A Difference A Day Makes, Good Vibrations, Dream A Little Dream of Me, Feeling Good, Anything Goes, From Russia With Love, Cloudy, Losing My Mind, Mack the Knife, Love of My Life, For Your Eyes Only/You Only Live Twice, Thunderball, Smooth Criminal, Nobody Does It Better

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4262c | 1 CD | $17.95 | A Cappella


Voces8 : Bach Motets : 00  1 CD : 213

Voces8 : Bach Motets

Voces8 return to disc with this new recording of J.S.Bach's Motets, BWV 225-230. Joined by the Senesino Players, this young group prove their versatility and skill in performing some of Bach's most challenging and engaging compositions. This disc follows their a cappella debut disc with Signum earlier this year, Aces High (SIGCD187) - themed around some stunning jazz arrangements and songs from the James Bond films: "The slickest of the lot ... two parts King's Singers, three parts Swingle Singers, a dash of Bobby McFerrin and California sunshine ... fans of a cappella ought to hear this, not just for the singing but the production values and Jim Clements audacious arrangements" Andrew McGreggor, CD Review, BBC Radio 3

Songlist: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, Fuchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir, Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, Jesu, meine Freude, Komm, Jesu, komm, Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf

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2395c | 1 CD | $15.95 | A Cappella


Voces8 : Christmas : 00  1 CD : 291

Voces8 : Christmas

The international award-winning octet VOCES8 has established itself as the foremost young British a cappella group. Performing repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony to unique jazz & pop arrangements, the group has been praised for stunning performance, exquisite singing and creating a sound that spans the entire range of vocal color.cv

Songlist: Once in Royal David's City, Gabriel's Message, Magnificat Quinti Toni, O Magnum Mysterium, Away in a Manger, Ding Dong Merrily on High, I Wonder as I Wander, Totus Tuus, Coventry Carol, Jesu, Swete Sone Dear, At the Manger Mary Sings, Videntes Stellam, In Dulci Jubilo, Bethlehem Down, There is no Rose, Nesciens Mater, The Three Kings, What Cheer?

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2919c | 1 CD | $16.95 | A Cappella


Voces8 : Equinox : 00  1 CD : 5060140210160 : IMT4021016.2

Voces8 : Equinox

The British vocal ensemble Voces8 is proud to inspire people through music and share the joy of singing. Touring extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia, the group performs repertoire from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements; versatility and a celebration of diverse musical expression is central to the ensemble's performance ethos. Voces8 has performed at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Bridgewater Hall - Manchester, Elbphilharmonie - Hamburg, Cite de la Musique - Paris, Vienna Konzerthaus, Tokyo Opera City, National Centre for the Performing Arts - Beijing, Shanghai Concert Hall and Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall. Artistic collaborators have included the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, period ensembles Florilegium, L'Arpeggiata and La Folia Barockorchester, and violinist/artistic director Hugo Ticciati.

Songlist: In Paradisum (Processional), Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen, A Hymn to the Virgin, Maria Durch Ein Dornwald Ging, Joseph, Lieber Joseph Mein, Angelus ad Virginem, This Ember Night, The Passing of the Year, Magnificat, Ave Maris Stella, God Grant with Grace, In Beauty May I Walk, Requiem Aeternam, Pie Jesu, They Are at Rest, In Paradisum (Recessional)

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63164c | 1 CD | $18.95


Voces8 : Evensong : 00  1 CD

Voces8 : Evensong

Voces8 has established itself as the foremost young British a cappella group, performing a varied repertoire, from popular and jazz arrangements to early polyphony. The 6-men, 2-women octet performs extensively in the UK, Europe and the US, and has been drawing reviews such as "stunning performance," "exquisite singing" and "a sound that spans the entire range of vocal color." We can only agree with this assessment in every way, and point out that after the octet's recent performance at the ACDA Convention in Oklahoma City, over a hundred people lined up at the PAC booths to buy "Evensong," and only 75 were lucky enough to get one, but we have now managed to get our hands on a bunch more from the group! 12 songs, every one an exquisite gem, so we will simply list them: British composers Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley's title tune, Al Jolson's "Me and My Shadow," Otis Blackwell's jazzy "Fever," "Gabriel's Message" (pop mix), Palestrina's soaring "Magnificat Primi Toni," Nat King Cole's "Straighten Up and Fly Right," Jerry Lieber/Mike Stoller's "Jailhouse Rock," "Good King Wenceslas," Orlando Gibbons' "O Clap Your Hands," Ben Folds' "The Luckiest," Gustav Holst's "Nunc Dimittis" and Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley's "Feeling Good." Be it Choral, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Classical Spiritual or whatever genre you'd care to put them in, Voces8 is one of the best a cappella groups we've ever heard. Buy "Evensong," turn the volume up or put on some fine headphones, and enjoy!

Songlist: Evensong, Me and My Shadow, Fever, Gabriel's Message, Magnificat Primi Toni, Straighten Up and Fly Right, Jailhouse Rock, Good King Wenceslas, O Clap Your Hands, The Luckiest, Nunc Dimittis, Feeling Good, Magnificat, Hallelujah, Gabriel's Message (Cathedral Mix)

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3096c | 1 CD | $15.95 | A Cappella


Voces8 : Eventide : 00  1 CD : 028947857037 : DCAB002074002.2

Voces8 : Eventide

Voces8 make an extraordinary debut on Decca with Eventide. Eight young singers forming one perfect sound add a contemporary edge in stunning original arrangements from plainchant to Paul Mealor and from Saving Private Ryan to Emeli Sande. The album evokes the magical space between day and night, a time for unwinding, for finding the calm and solace we all seek. Eight perfectly-blended voices interwoven with haunting melodies for solo cello, harp and saxophone provide an immersive sonic experience which will soothe, beguile and inspire.

Songlist: Te Lucis Ante Terminum, Festal, Hymn To The Fallen, Reflexionem, Where I Sleep, The Seal Lullaby, Second Eve, Quanta Qualia, Underneath The Stars, Locus Iste, Corpus Christi Carol, Benedictus, Os Iusti, Steal Away, Ave Maria, O Magnum Mysterium, Te Lucis Terminum, Pentecostal Tone

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22194c | 1 CD | $13.95 | A Cappella


Voces8 : Lux : 00 SACD : 028947880530 : UCLB002260102.2

Voces8 : Lux

This recording features a selection of pieces spanning over 400 years: from Thomas Tallis and Gregorio Allegri to Massive Attack (Teardrop) and Ben Folds (The Luckiest - which appeared on the soundtrack for Richard Curtis's film About Time). The album title 'Lux' refers to the Latin word 'light,' which has inspired composers throughout history with the meaning of hope, banishing darkness, and nurturing both the body and the spirit. Voces8's celestial performances on the album prove how few can better evoke the power of light in all its physical, spiritual and mystical guises than the timeless sound of a choir.

Songlist: Ubi Caritas , O Nata Lux , Lux Aeterna (Nimrod), Teardrop , Mother of God, Here I Stand, Miserere, Stars, Ave Maria 1, Prayer to a Guardian Angel, Bogoroditse Devo, O Nata Lux (from Lux aeterna), The Luckiest, Corde Natus Ex Parentis, My Lord Has Come, Ubi Caritas

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22246c | SACD | $13.95 | A Cappella


Voces8 : Winter : 00  1 CD : Painting a powe : DCAB002573602.2

Voces8 : Winter

Painting a powerful aural portrait of winter through an evocative choral soundscape. Winter captures the pristine stillness of the season with a meditative, inspiring feeling of solitude and union. Eight exceptional voices are joined by Mari and Hakon Samuelson (violin and cello) performing works by composers from Latvia, Estonia, Iceland and elsewhere.

Songlist: For Now I Am Winter , Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen , Winter, Balulalow Voces, Nunc Dimittis Voces, Plainscape I, Plainscape II, Plainscape III, Come Wander with Me, In the Bleak Midwinter, The Fruits of Silence , Nyne Otpushchayeshi, The Darkness Is No Darkness , The Snow It Melts the Soonest

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43116c | 1 CD | $15.95


Individual Folios

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A Blessing : SATB : Jim Clements : Jim Clements : Voces8 :  1 CD : EP72484

Jim Clements : A Blessing

May the God of steadfastness and love grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus,
so that together, with one voice, we may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost remain with you evermore. Amen.

Composer: Jim Clements Performed By: Voces8

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
EP72484


Awake, Glad Heart! : SATB : Jim Clements : Jim Clements : Voces8 : Sheet Music : EP72608

Jim Clements : Awake, Glad Heart!

This piece was written for the choir of Worcester Cathedral during the time that Jim sang there as a lay clerk, and was first performed during the annual Advent Carol service in December, 2007.

Composer: Jim Clements Performed By: Voces8

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $5.95 |
EP72608


Erlkonig : SSAATTBB : Jim Clements : Voces8 : Sheet Music : EP73265

Jim Clements : Erlkonig

This vocal arrangement of the classic Schubert song by Jim Clements for VOCES8 tells the terrifying tale of a young boy and his father being chased by the Erl King. Each voice has a chance to inhabit the characters from the story, while Schubert's original piano part is brought to life by the other voices.

Arranger: Jim Clements Performed By: Voces8

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $4.50 | A Cappella |
EP73265


Folk Song Medley : SSAATTBB : Emily Dickens : Voces8 : Sheet Music : EP73264

Emily Dickens : Folk Song Medley

This 5 minute arrangement by Emily Dickens for VOCES8 draws together a pair of stunningly emotive melodic lines from the Scottish and Irish folk traditions: My Lagan Love and She Moved Through the Fair. The lower voices create a drone on which the tenor and upper voices explore the beautifully simple and instantly recognisable harmonies of these folk songs.

Arranger: Emily Dickens Performed By: Voces8

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $3.50 | A Cappella |
EP73264


Gabriel's Message : SSAATTBB : Jim Clements : Voces8 : Sheet Music : EP72225

Jim Clements : Gabriel's Message

This arrangement of the well-known Basque carol was among the first to be written for us by our Arranger-in-Residence, Jim Clements. Mixing sonorous choral chords with soft accompanying lines, this setting finds both the glory and humility of the Angel's appearance to the Virgin. Such is the popularity of the arrangement that it has always formed an important part of the group's seasonal programming and is recorded on ouralbum, 'Christmas'.

Arranger: Jim Clements Performed By: Voces8

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $3.50 | A Cappella |
EP72225


He wishes for the cloths of heaven : SSAATTBB : Jim Clements : Voces8 : Sheet Music : EP72616

Jim Clements : He wishes for the cloths of heaven

For their wedding ceremony, Jim's wife requested that he set this beautiful text by W.B. Yeats, to be performed by a choir of their friends.

Arranger: Jim Clements | Poetry By: William Butler Yeats Performed By: Voces8

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $4.00 | A Cappella |
EP72616


O My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose : SATB : Jim Clements : Voces8 : Sheet Music : EP73137

Jim Clements : O My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose

An SATB arrangement with no divisi of the famous Scottish folksong, My love is like a red, red rose, with text by Robert Burns, arranged for VOCES8 by Jim Clements.

Arranger: Jim Clements | Poetry By: Robert Burns Performed By: Voces8

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
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O Tannenbaum : SATB : Jim Clements : Voces8 : Sheet Music : EP72774

Jim Clements : O Tannenbaum

Arranger: Jim Clements Performed By: Voces8

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.50 | A Cappella | video
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One Equal Music : AATTBB : Jim Clements : Voces8 : Sheet Music : EP72298

Jim Clements : One Equal Music

Arranger: Jim Clements Performed By: Voces8

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Voicing: AATTBB | Sheet Music | $6.00 | A Cappella |
EP72298


Opera Medley : SSAATTBB : Jim Clements : Voces8 : Sheet Music : EP73266

Jim Clements : Opera Medley

This is one of VOCES8's earliest arrangements by Jim Clements and was first performed at London's Royal Opera House. Many well-loved tunes from famous operas appear in this 4-minute piece and there is plenty of opportunity to bring them to life on stage, unleashing the singer's inner diva!

Arranger: Jim Clements Performed By: Voces8

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $4.00 | A Cappella |
EP73266


Shenandoah : SSAATTBB : Thomas Hewitt-Jones : Voces8 : Sheet Music : EP72238

Thomas Hewitt-Jones : Shenandoah

This beautiful folk song was commissioned as part of our fifth anniversary celebrations in 2012, and was included in our EP 'In the Beginning' and on our US concert tour. It has always been a fun challenge to perform, with gorgeous flowing lines and a great opening solo for the bass. Our annual visit to sing for friends in the Shenandoah Valley is never complete without a rendition of this arrangement; performing it at Abbey Road Studios was also an unforgettable experience.

Arranger: Thomas Hewitt-Jones Performed By: Voces8

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $4.75 | A Cappella | video
EP72238


This Ember Night : SSAATTBB : Graham Lack : Voces8 : Sheet Music : EP11519

Graham Lack : This Ember Night

The composer's poem is based on the early 15th Century Middle English carol 'This Endris Night', that is cast as a discourse between Mary and the infant Jesus, where her lament alternates with his responses on what the future holds. In the arrangement the sacred meaning is combined with the secular tradition of Ember Days, so that it is not clear whether the poem is religious or secular, nor if the poet is expressing personal belief or musing on the passing of the year. The composition worked so wonderfully with the themes of the VOCES8 album, 'Equinox'.

Arranger: Graham Lack Performed By: Voces8

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $4.75 | A Cappella |
EP11519


Underneath the Stars : SSAATTBB : Jim Clements : Voces8 : Sheet Music : EP73139

Jim Clements : Underneath the Stars

Underneath the Stars, in this beautiful arrangement for SATB choir by Jim Clements, is one of the most requested songs performed by the group. It is featured on the VOCES8 Album 'Eventide' on the Decca Classics Label.

Arranger: Jim Clements Performed By: Voces8

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $4.00 | A Cappella | video
EP73139


Wade In The Water : SSAATTBB : Jim Clements : Voces8 : Sheet Music : EP73267

Jim Clements : Wade In The Water

Arranged by Jim Clements for Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir and adapted for VOCES8, this is a beautiful song of faith and hope which is as enjoyable to listen to as to sing.

Arranger: Jim Clements Performed By: Voces8

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $4.00 | A Cappella |
EP73267