QuaranTUNE!

QuaranTUNE is a daily music post from NYCGB in which we shared with you some joyful music recorded by the outstanding young voices of members of NYCGB choirs from across the years. 

We know singing has a life-changing impact for our young people, and can also have a powerful effect in bringing people together. Our intention is to brighten your day with a regular daily piece of choral music during these testing times, and while people are more isolated than they have ever been.

We invited our staff, members, supporters and friends to nominate a favourite track and to tell us why it holds a special place in their heart. We shared these daily via our twitter and facebook pages. It ran from 19 March - 21 April 2020.

A full listing of all the chosen tracks and a link to each one is below, and a wider range of NYCGB music is available on our YouTube and Spotify channels.

Thank you very much to all of our QuaranTUNE contributors!

Enjoy! And stay well.

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QuaranTUNE Music

1.Sergei Rachmaninov - Bogoroditse Devo, selected by Ben Parry, NYCGB Artistic Director & Principal Conductor
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2. ฤ’riks Ešenvalds - Salutation NYCGB (commission 2017), selected by John Rutter, NYCGB President
3. Imogen Heap arranged by Christopher Gabbitas - Hide and Seek, selected by Anne Besford, NYCGB Chief Executive
4. John Casken - Uncertain Sea, selected by Eric Whitacre, composer, conductor and speaker
5. Kerry Andrew - who we are, selected by Esther Jones, Associate Principal Conductor and Robert Colbert, NYCGB Director of Development
6. Robert De Pearsall and Charles Wood - Lay a Garland, selected by Mark Anyan, NYCGB General Manager and Charlotte Mobbs & Naomi L'Estrange, NYCGB Alums
7. Joanna Forbes L'Estrange - A woman (wearing bloomers) on a wheel, selected by Elizabeth Curwen, NYCGB Choirs Administrator and Alum
8. Jonathan Dove - Fast Car, selected by Felix Leach, Head of the National Youth Boys' Choir Courses and NYCGB Alum
9. Benjamin Britten - Hymn to St. Cecilia, selected by Joanna Tomlinson, Principal Conductor of NYCGB Girls' Choir
10. Dominic Ellis-Peckham & Clare Wheeler - Star Spangled, selected by Dominic Ellis-Peckham, Associate Principal Conductor and NYCGB Alum
11. Hubert Parry - Blest Pair of Sirens, selected by James Slimings, conductor, singing teacher, workshop facilitator and NYCGB Alum
12. Benjamin Britten - A Hymn to the Virgin, selected by Rachel Staunton, London Youth Choir Director and NYCGB Alum
13. Hubert Parry, Thomas Campion - Never Weather-Beaten Sail, selected by Nicki Kennedy, singing teacher 
14. Arr. Esther Jones & Rachel Staunton - The Blooming Heather (Wild Mountain Thyme), selected by Lucy Joy Morris, National Youth Boys' Choir Principal Conductor
15. Bheka Dlamini - Umsindisi, selected by Robert Hollingworth, Guest Conductor and I Fagiolini Director 
16. Muse arr. Greg Beardsell - Supermassive Black Hole, selected by Nina Byrne, NYCGB Head of Communications & Audience Development
17. Vikki Stone -The Thing That Matters, selected byWill Matthews, NYCGB Head of Pastoral Care
18. Manning Sherwin/Eric Maschwitz arr. Lizzy Humphries - A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square, selected by Julian Forbes, NYCGB former Marketing Manager and Alum
19. Jonathan Dove - Three Birds, selected by Greg Hallam, former Boys' Choir conductor and Alum
20. Olivier Messiaen - O Sacrum Convivium, selected by Linda Merrick, Principal of the Royal Northern College of Music
21. A.R.Rahman, arr. Ethan Sperry - Balleilakka, selected by Robbie Jacobs, NYCGB Associate Conductor and Margaret O'Shea, Trustee 
22. Hubert Parry - There is an Old Belief, selected by Freya Parry, NYCGB Training Choir, Head of Social
23. William Henry Harris - Bring Us O Lord God, selected by James Olley, NYCGB Trustee
24. Shlomo - She Lost My Crossed Heart, selected by EJ Wood, NYCGB Head of Pastoral Care
25. Benjamin Britten - Rejoice in the Lamb, selected by Roger Wright, Chief Executive of Snape Maltings

26. Alberto Grau - Kasar Mie La Gaji, selected by Sheena Phillips, composer 

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27. Jonathan Dove – Summer, selected byGeorge and Mark, National Youth Boys’ Choir members

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28. Charles Villiers Stanford - The Blue Bird, selected by Christopher Hann, Guest Conductor and Alum

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29. The Spice Girls - Spice Up Your Life, selected by Katie Lodge, Learning & Engagement Manager (Maternity leave)

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30. Patrick Hawes – Dies Irae (The Great War Symphony), selected by Orla, National Youth Training Choir and London Youth Choir member

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31. Mia Makaroff – Butterfly, selected by Ruth Evans, NYCGB Head of Artistic Planning and Participation, and Claire Gordon-Brown

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32. Traditional arr. Ben Parry – Star of the County Down, selected by Kathryn Parry, former NYCGB course staff member 

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33. Ralph Vaughan Williams – Toward the Unknown Region, selected by Antony Kearns, Managing Director, Stainer & Bell – NYCGB Young Composers Scheme ‘Publishing Partner & Innovation Grant Sponsor’

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34. George Frideric Handel - Halleluja, selected by National Youth Training Choir Member, James

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35. Traditional arr. Ward Swingle - Agincourt Song, selected by NYCGB Fellow David Woods

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