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This 2-CD set contains an extremely wide range of music for boys' choirs, from the early polyphony of Allegri's Miserere to the present-day popular songs of Prince and Enya. Also included are some interesting works by some great 20th-century composers such as Copland, Britten and Ned Rorem.

The featured choirs are some of the world's most notable boys' choirs, from the Vienna Boys' Choir and the American Boychoir to, perhaps the best-known of them all, the Choir of King's College, Cambridge. The most recent of the choirs here is Libera, formed by their conductor, Robert Prizeman, from school boys from around south London.

So, for those who already find the freshness and youthfulness of boys' voices uniquely appealing here is the perfect compilation. For those who have yet to make the discovery this set should prove a delightful musical journey.


with Simon Channing & James Lancelot, with Edward Saklatvala, with Timothy Beasley-Murray & Gerald Finley, with James Clark & Julian Godlee

with The Boys of King's College Choir, Cambridge, Choir of King's College, Cambridge & City of London Sinfonia, with The American Boychoir, The American Boychoir, with Southend Boys' Choir & Philharmonia Orchestra, Stephen Cleobury, Sir David Willcocks, Matthew Schwinghammer, James Litton, Riccardo Muti

Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus
Bach, J S: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')
Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30
Caccini, G: Ave Maria
Copland: Old American Songs: excerpts
Dvorak: Four Duets, Op. 38
Dvorak: Goin' Home
Fauré: Ave Maria, Op. 67 No. 2
Fauré: Requiem: Pie Jesu
Franck, C: Alleluia! (from Choeur de Pâques)
Franck, C: Panis Angelicus
Greene, M: The Lord is my shepherd
Hadley, P: I sing of a maiden
Ireland: Ex ore innocentium (It is a Thing Most Wonderful)
Mendelssohn: I Waited for the Lord
Mendelssohn: Lift Thine Eyes to the Mountains from Elijah
Newton, E: Amazing Grace
Prince: Nothing Compares to you
Rorem: What is Pink? - Cycle of 6 songs
Rutter: Pie Jesu (from Requiem)
Schubert: Psalm 23 'Gott ist mein Hirt', D706
Sibelius: Be Still my Soul
Tavener: Hymn to the Mother of God
Verdi: Quattro Pezzi Sacri: Laudi alla Vergine Maria

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