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This is the first CD recording of the close harmony octet originally set up at Eton College to provide after-dinner entertainment. The group soon began to perform in College concerts and to make appearances on the Chapel Choir tours, as well as singing in the College Dining Hall with tasty left-overs for reward.
The octet is run and organised by a Music Scholar in his last year and all members are Music Scholars who also sing in the College Chapel Choir. Eton College Chapel Choir today is formed mainly from boys of the school, most of whom have been choristers at cathedrals of chapels before they come to Eton for their secondary education.
The choral tradition is maintained by the regular singing of Even songs and school services throughout the term time. Music Scholarships are offered to enable talented boys to continue their education at Eton and many Music Scholars are members of the choir.
|1||03:17||The Continental||Herb Magidson/ Con Conrad/ David Blackwell|
|2||02:07||Blue Moon||Richard Rodgers/ Lorenz Hart/ Adrian Lucas|
|3||03:08||Summer time||George Gershwin/ Dubose and Dorothy Heyward/ Ira Gershwin/ Roderick Williams|
|4||03:57||Is you is or is you ain’t||Louis Jordon/ James Oxley|
|5||02:32||Over the rainbow||E. Y. Harburg/ Harold Arlen/ Martin Pickard|
|6||01:42||Once upon a dream||Kirby Shaw|
|7||02:12||What are you doing||Michel Jean Legrand/ Alan and Marilyn Bergman/ Ben Parry|
|8||02:00||Dream when you’re feeling blue||John Mercer/ Brian Jesson|
|9||02:56||The Eton Boating Song||William Cory/ A. H. Drummond/ Peter Smith|
|10||02:24||Theme from Love Story||Sigmund/Lai/ Adrian Lucas|
|11||03:46||A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square||Sherwin/ Maschwitz/ Adrian Lucas|
|12||02:36||Lullaby of Birdland||George Weiss/ George Shearing/ Andrew Carter|
|13||02:37||Money, money, money||Benny Anderson/ Bjorn Ulvaeus/ Adrian Lucas|
|14||02:37||Blue Eyes||Gary Osbourne/ Elton John/ Adrian Lucas|
|15||02:31||Miss Otis regrets||Cole Porter/ Martin Pickard|
|16||01:50||Shoshaloza||Traditional South African|
|17||01:38||Goodnight, it’s time to go||Carter/ Hudson/ Kirby Shaw|