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Ben Parry

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Ben Parry

Ben Parry is an established conductor, composer, arranger, singer and producer in both classical and light music fields. He has made over sixty CD recordings and his compositions and arrangements are published by Peters Edition and Faber Music, including the popular Faber Carol Book and Music for Special Occasions. He collaborates regularly with the writer Garth Bardsley, and their choral piece, "Flame" was performed by a choir of 300 singers at the Royal Albert Hall in the 2012 BBC Proms. Major commissions include the Cathedral Choral Society of Washington DC, BBC Singers and the Aldeburgh Fesitval.

He is Director of Junior Academy at the Royal Academy of Music, and works extensively with young musicians as a director of the Eton Choral Courses and as former Director of Music at St Paul's School in London. As co-Director of the professional choir London Voices, he has worked closely with Sir Paul McCartney on his classical choral work, Ecce Cor Meum, as well as conducting on the soundtracks of major films such as The Golden Compass, Kung Fu Panda, Inkheart, Iron Man 2 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. London Voices performed Stockhausen's Mittwoch for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad in Birmingham Festival and Berio's Sinfonia with the National Youth Orchestra in 2009. Ben is the new Director of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, and will direct the choirs in Monteverdi's Vespers in the Royal Albert Hall in April, 2013.

Ben studied at Cambridge University, where he was a member of King's College Choir. Later he was musical director and singer with The Swingle Singers, with whom he toured the world and performed with some of the greatest musicians, including Pierre Boulez, Stephane Grapelli and Dizzy Gillespie. He composed and arranged over fifty pieces for the group and co-produced their albums for Virgin Classics and EMI.

For eight years he lived in Scotland, where he co-founded the distinguished vocal ensemble Dunedin Consort, and was also Director of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus and Director of Choral Music at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. As an orchestral conductor he was worked with the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville, The Scottish Ensemble and the Vancouver Youth Symphony. He conducted five productions from 1999 as Music Director of Haddo House Opera. He has sung with the Gabrieli Consort, Taverner Consort and Tenebrae, as well as on many film and TV soundtracks.

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Ben Parry : The Essential Carol Singer

Review: The Essential Carol Singer provides the solution to the endless problem of too many books and not enough hands. It includes thirty of the most popular carols in one book, all SATB, unaccompanied, with no divisi. This pocket-sized, lightweight volume is easy to read and the short score layout allows for optional accompaniment if required. All the carols are arranged in alphabetical order for ease of use, with one carol per page. Offering simple arrangements in practical keys, The Essential Carol Singer is every singer's companion for Christmas. Selected and edited by former long-time Swingle Singer Ben Parry.

Songlist: Angels From The Realms Of Glory, Away In A Manger, Boar's Head Carol, Deck The Hall With Boughs Of Holly, Ding! Dong! Merrily On High, The First Nowell, God Rest You Merry Gentlemen, Good Christian Men, Rejoice!, Good King Wenceslas, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Here We Come A-Wassiling, The Holly And The Ivy, I Saw Three Ships, In The Bleak Midwinter, Infant Holy, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Jingle Bells, Joy The World, Now The Holly Bears A Berry, O Christmas Tree, O Come, All Ye Faithful, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, On Christmas Night All Christians Sing, Once In Royal David's City, Sans Day Carol, See, Amid The Winter's Snow, Silent Night, Sussex Carol, Unto Us Is Born A Child, We Three Kings Of Orient Point Are, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

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9127b | Songbook $5.95 | SATB add item to cart Christmas Caroling

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Song NameArrangerComposerArtistRecording TitleFormat
'C Major Praeludium' Ben ParryVivaldi / BachSwingle SingersKeyboard Classics 1 CDMORE DETAILS
A Nightinsgale Sang In Berkeley SquareBen ParryCabinet ShuffleIn Cambridge... Again! 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Air On The G String (Bach)Ben ParrySwingle SingersLive In Japan 1 CDMORE DETAILS
And is it True?Ben ParrySwingle SingersStory of Christmas Vol. 4Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS
And Is It True? (Betjeman, Parry)Ben ParrySwingle SingersStory Of Christmas 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Angels From The Realms Of GloryBen ParryBen ParryThe Essential Carol SingerSongbookMORE DETAILS
Away In A MangerBen ParryBen ParryThe Essential Carol SingerSongbookMORE DETAILS
Bella CaiouBen ParryCabinet ShuffleIn Cambridge... Again! 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Boars Head CarolBen ParrySwingle SingersStory of Christmas Vol. 4Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS
Bring Him HomeBen ParryCabinet ShuffleIn Cambridge... Again! 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Chansom d'AmourBen ParryCabinet ShuffleIn Cambridge... Again! 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Ciao, Bella, CiaoBen ParrySwingle SingersAround The World Folk Songs Vol. 2Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS
Come FLy With Me Ben ParryCabinet ShuffleIn Cambridge... Again! 1 CDMORE DETAILS
David of the White RockBen ParrySwingle SingersAround The World Folk Songs Vol. 2Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS
Deck The Hall With Boughs Of HollyBen ParryBen ParryThe Essential Carol SingerSongbookMORE DETAILS
Golliwog's Cake Walk Ben ParryDebussySwingle SingersKeyboard Classics 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Hark! The Herald Angels SingBen ParryBen ParryThe Essential Carol SingerSongbookMORE DETAILS
Here We Come A-WassilingBen ParryBen ParryThe Essential Carol SingerSongbookMORE DETAILS
I Could Have Danced All NightBen ParryCabinet ShuffleIn Cambridge... Again! 1 CDMORE DETAILS
I Dreamed A DreamBen ParryCabinet ShuffleIn Cambridge... Again! 1 CDMORE DETAILS
I Saw Three ShipsBen ParryBen ParryThe Essential Carol SingerSongbookMORE DETAILS
If You Leave Me NowBen ParryCabinet ShuffleIn Cambridge... Again! 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Infant HolyBen ParryBen ParryThe Essential Carol SingerSongbookMORE DETAILS
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)Ben ParryVox ConcordiaMaking Notes 1 CDMORE DETAILS
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)Ben ParryDuke EllingtonSwingle SingersMood Swings 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Jingle BellsBen ParrySwingle SingersStory of Christmas Vol. 4Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS
Jingle BellsBen ParryBen ParryThe Essential Carol SingerSongbookMORE DETAILS
Jingle Bells Ben ParryTenebraeWhat Sweeter Music 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Jingle Bells (Traditional)Ben ParrySwingle SingersStory Of Christmas 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Joy The WorldBen ParryBen ParryThe Essential Carol SingerSongbookMORE DETAILS
New York Ben ParryCabinet ShuffleIn Cambridge... Again! 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Now let us sing (Worcester IntroitBen ParrySimon HalseyA New HeavenSongbookMORE DETAILS
Now The Holly Bears A BerryBen ParryBen ParryThe Essential Carol SingerSongbookMORE DETAILS
O Christmas TreeBen ParryBen ParryThe Essential Carol SingerSongbookMORE DETAILS
Overture "Marriage of Figaro"Ben ParryFive LiveTake Two 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Perhaps LoveBen ParryCabinet ShuffleIn Cambridge... Again! 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Sans Day CarolBen ParryBen ParryThe Essential Carol SingerSongbookMORE DETAILS
Silent NightBen ParryBen ParryThe Essential Carol SingerSongbookMORE DETAILS
Sir DukeBen ParryFive LiveTake Two 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Somewhere Over The RainbowBen ParryCabinet ShuffleIn Cambridge... Again! 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Sussex CarolBen ParryBen ParryThe Essential Carol SingerSongbookMORE DETAILS
Take it from Figure 'O' Ben ParryVarious ArrangersEncores For Choirs 2SongbookMORE DETAILS
The Boars Head Carol (Traditional)Ben ParrySwingle SingersStory Of Christmas 1 CDMORE DETAILS
The Holly And The IvyBen ParryBen ParryThe Essential Carol SingerSongbookMORE DETAILS
Unto Us Is Born A ChildBen ParryBen ParryThe Essential Carol SingerSongbookMORE DETAILS
Uptown GirlBen ParryBilly JoelFive LiveTake Two 1 CDMORE DETAILS
We Three Kings Of Orient Point AreBen ParryBen ParryThe Essential Carol SingerSongbookMORE DETAILS
We Wish You A Merry ChristmasBen ParryBen ParryThe Essential Carol SingerSongbookMORE DETAILS
While Shepherds Watched Their FlocksBen ParryBen ParryThe Essential Carol SingerSongbookMORE DETAILS
YesterdayBen ParryFive LiveTake Two 1 CDMORE DETAILS
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