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Music to listen to before you emigrate to a desert island

For any singer or instrumentalist listening to music is an essential aid to performance interpretation and style. Music also enriches our lives, particularly in difficult times.

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William James

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Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen - Mahler

Dame Janet Baker. Sublime!

Added by Steve B (Admin) on 13/10/2020 (ID: 104)


Petite messe solennelle - Kyrie - Rossini

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Requiem - Faure

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Symphony No. 2 'Lobgesang' - Mendelssohn

Halle Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder, listen from 24m 30s

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A Sea Symphony - Vaughan Williams

Symphony No. 1 for soprano, baritone, chorus & orchestra ("A Sea Symphony"), written in 1903-1909. 00:00 - 1: A Song for All Seas, All Ships (baritone, soprano, and chorus) 20:58 - 2: on the Beach at Night, Alone (baritone and chorus) 33:02 - 3: Scherzo: The Waves (chorus) 40:00 - 4: The Explorers (baritone, soprano, semi-chorus, and chorus)

Added by Steve B (Admin) on 13/10/2020 (ID: 102)


Ching a ring chaw - Copland

A fun sing

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Christmas Oratorio BWV 248, part 1/2 - Bach

Monteverdi Choir/John Eliot Gardiner - conductor

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O Thou that tellest good tidings - Handel

Kathleen Ferrier/Boult - of it's time. A great 'true' contralto.

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The trumpet shall sound - Handel

The wonderful Philippe Sly - Bass-Baritone. Great tone, timbre and diction.

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Tom and Jerry Live

Sheer brilliance. Great timing and a lot of hard work went into this.

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