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Pigs Could Fly - Twentieth-Century Music for Children's Choir

Wells , Skempton , Britten , Bliss , Tavener , Rutter , Corp , New London Children's Choir Audio CD

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1. Pigs could fly, for chorus
2. Alice is one, for chorus
3. Corpus Christi Carol, for voice or unison chorus & organ
4. Give to My Eyes Lord, for chorus
5. Aviary, for voice & piano: The Bird's Lament
6. Aviary, for voice & piano: The Owl
7. Aviary, for voice & piano: The Early Nightingale
8. Aviary, for voice & piano: The Widow Bird
9. Aviary, for voice & piano: The Lark
10. Dirge for Fidele, song for 2 mezzo-sopranos & piano
11. Shepherds of Hoy, carol for young children's voices & piano, J. 263
12. The lily and the rose, for chorus
13. May, song for unison chorus & piano
14. Flower Songs (5), for children's chorus: To Daffodils
15. Flower Songs (5), for children's chorus: To Violets
16. Flower Songs (5), for children's chorus: The Primrose
17. Flower Songs (5), for children's chorus: To Daisies
18. Flower Songs (5), for children's chorus: To a Bed of Tulips
19. Three Songs for Girls' or Boys' Voices, for children's chorus, F. 56: A widow bird sate mourning
20. Oven in the underworld, for children's chorus
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While children' voices have been heard in church music for centuries, music specifically composed for young choristers is a relatively recent, and most welcome, development. As the attractive and diverse music by the fourteen composers represented on


A CD with a catchy title, "Pigs Could Fly," offers songs by Skempton, Britten, Bliss, Tavener and Rutter sung by the New London Children's Choir. It's conducted by Ronald Corp with Alexander Wells, piano. The first work, "Pigs can fly given half a chance" is funny and cute. Overall the focus for this CD shows young choristers presenting more serious pieces, including works by Ralph Vaughn Williams, Benjamin Britten and conductor Corp. -- The Morning Journal, Laura Kennelly, December 7, 2008

Here's an essential recording for fans of music for treble choir--and for listeners who may never have experienced the highest standard of children's choir singing and repertoire. The excellent program is varied and very sophisticated while offering the exuberance and spirit we expect from young singers in music perfectly suited to their voices and to the child's particular love of all things funny, frightful, and fanciful, conveyed by beautiful tunes and engaging rhythms. --, David Vernier, November 19,2008

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