Barbie has made a list of the songs we are likely to perform in the 2 July concert. Here it is, with links to further information, rehearsal files, etc. This is, as the saying goes, a living document, i.e. I haven’t finished it yet. Suggestions for other information we could link to are welcome.
Zadok The Priest, composed by George Frideric Handel for the coronation of King George II in 1727. It has been sung prior to the anointing of the sovereign at the coronation of every British monarch since its composition . Rehearsal files are available on Choralia.
Maggie and Milly and Molly and May, a setting by Eric Whitacre (2011) of a poem by E. E. Cummings. There’s a post about this piece on the composer’s blog, with a recording, and a more recent, more polished performance on Youtube.
Bänkelsänger Willie, a German translation of Rattlin’, Roarin’ Willie (a song by Robert Louis Stevenson) set to a different tune by Robert Schumann. one of his “Romanzen und Balladen, Volume 4” (op. 146, 1849). Barbie has made study recordings.
Barbara Ann – Beach Boys
Cantique de Jean Racine, by Gabriel Faure. See the post on the Capital choir blog on 20 March.