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Amabile Youth Singers
Live & Kicking!

Song NameAs Performed By
Oolichan300 Voices
Ahe Lau MakaniAll Trebles
O Yo YoAmibile Young Men's Ensemble
Two Minutes Before SleepDa Capo
Foggy Birthday ShuffleDa Capo
SetJunior Amabile Singers
No RockJunior Amabile Singers
Ka Hia ManuChamber Choir
Three- part ConniptionTreble Concert Choir
Ain't That NewsAll Trebles
Acceptance SpeechAll Trebles
All for Me Grog300 Voices
Living in a Holy City300 Voices
Hard ShoulderChamber Choir
Heaven SomewhereAmibile Young Men's Ensemble
Dubula300 Voices

Directed by Stephen Hatfield

Composer's Notes: The title for this CD refers to the fact that it opens and closes with all 300 members of the Amabile family singing and dancing in killer versions of "Oolichan" and "Dubula". These live performances, which I conducted, show all the Amabile choirs at their most fiery and confident, and include several massed choir selections that give an extra richness to the sound. The massed Amabile trebles give stunning performances of "Ahe Lau Makani", "Ain't That News" and "Acceptance Speech". The Amabile men are at their Olympian peak with "Heaven Somewhere" and "O Yo Yo". "Living In A Holy City" and "All For Me Grog" are sung as only 300 voices can sing them, while the younger choirs in the Amabile family give stand-out versions of "Two Minutes Before Sleep", "Foggy Birthday Shuffle", "Set" and the previously unavailable "Three-Part Conniption". In addition to the fourteen live performances that capture the singers at their high-flying best, the CD includes three treasures from the studio: the Amabile men tear up the speakers with their show-stopping TTBB version of "Nukapianguaq" ; the Chamber Choir gives their definitive performance of "Hard Shoulder", one of my best pieces ; and the Junior Amabile Singers serve up one of the rarest of Hatfield recordings, the reggae-soaked "No Rock". Fans of Amabile and Hatfield will not be disappointed in this collection of treasures from the archives.

Item code: 8924C | 1 CD | $15.95 add item to cart
Choral | Mixed | Canada

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