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The Farnham Youth Choir has achieved two remarkable goals in its short history: it has brought young voices to the highest level of technical performance and applied the style and expertise to an extremely wide range of choral material.
The Choirs unique sound derives from the age-range of the children from 11 to 16 and from the blending of girls and boys voices. Add to this musicianship and discipline, together with the interest created by its diverse repertoire, and you have the ingredients that have made the Choir so successful.
Its quality was recognized at national level when, in November 1992, it won the biennial Sainsburys Youth Choir of the Year Competition. The songs selected for the recording have been in the repertoire for about two years.
The 1992 Sainsburys Choir of the Year Competition demanded three individual, finely-timed, musically-balanced programmes, each of which had to demonstrate a range of choral skills. All the songs performed in the competition are included on this recording, together with nine others that have been kept to performance standard.
|2||02:50||The Water of Tyne||Folk Song|
|3||03:19||A la rurru niño||Spanish Folk Song|
|5||02:40||Gloria (Missa Brevis)||Benjamin Britten|
|6||02:31||Agnus Dei (Missa Brevis)||Benjamin Britten|
|7||02:40||The Salley Gardens||Folk Song|
|8||01:11||The Ride of the Witch||Charles Wood|
|9||04:13||Stabat mater||Giovanni Pergolesi|
|10||01:11||Adam lay i-bounden (A Ceremony of Carols)||Benjamin Britten|
|11||02:53||Sanctus (Messe à trois voix)||Andre Caplet|
|12||01:49||O salutaris (Messe à trois voix)||Andre Caplet|
|13||01:25||This little babe (A Ceremony of Carols)||Benjamin Britten|
|14||05:25||Cantique de Jean Racine||Gabriel Faure|
|15||03:37||White Feathers||Imant Raminsh|
|16||01:56||To Agni (Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda)||Gustav Holst|
|17||03:03||The Ascot Gavotte (My Fair Lady)||Frederick Loewe|
|18||04:36||Memory||Andrew Lloyd Webber|
|19||03:01||Can’t help lovin’ dat man||Jerome Kern|
|20||02:43||The way we were||Marvin Hamlisch|
|21||03:13||The rhythm of life||Cy Coleman|