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National Youth Choir of Great Britain
British Choral Music

Song NameComposer
RequiemPriaulx Rainier
Part IPriaulx Rainier
Part IIPriaulx Rainier
Part IIIPriaulx Rainier
On a Deserted ShoreFrancis Roth
AndantaFrancis Roth
AllegroFrancis Roth
VivaceFrancis Roth
Passacaglia, Andante maestosoFrancis Roth
Three PartsongsAlan Rawsthorne
A Rose for Lidice (1956)Alan Rawsthorne
The Oxen (1965)Alan Rawsthorne
Canzonet (1953)Alan Rawsthorne

Directed by Mike Brewer

The British choral music featured on this CD is dynamic. The opening Requiem by Priaulx Rainier is for tenor solo and unaccompanied choir. This very demanding piece was first performed by Peter Pears and the Purcell Singers. Based on the poem by David Gascoyne, the piece was written for the future victims of World War II. On A Deserted Shore, by Francis Routh, for soprano solo, double choir, semi-chorus, two pianos and percussion is a lament on the death of a loved one. The Three Partsongs by Alan Rawsthorne are also incredibly gorgeous. These incredibly difficult pieces are superbly performed by the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, conducted by Michael Brewer. The featured soloists are Eileen Hulse, soprano and Mark Wilde, tenor

Item code: 7178C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | England

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