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Howard Goodall

Howard Goodall

Howard Goodall is an EMMY, BRIT, Gramophone and BAFTA -winning composer of choral music, stage musicals, film and TV scores, is well known as a TV and Radio broadcaster and is a leading spokesperson for music education in the UK. His best-known themes & scores include Into the Storm, The Gathering Storm, The Borrowers, Red Dwarf, The Catherine Tate Show, Q.I., Mr Bean, Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie, Mr Bean's Holiday, Blackadder, and The Vicar of Dibley.

In the theatre his many musicals, from The Hired Man with Melvyn Bragg in 1984 to Love Story in 2010, have been performed throughout the English-speaking world from the West End to Off-Broadway, winning many international awards, including Ivor Novello and TMA Awards for Best Musical.

His music has been commissioned to mark numerous national ceremonies and memorials, most recently, A Song of Hope for the National Holocaust Memorial Event in London's Guildhall in January 2010. Autumn 2008 saw the debut UK tour of his Eternal Light: A Requiem by the Rambert Dance Company, a choral-orchestral ballet & concert work commissioned by London Musici, simultaneously released on an EMI Classics CD which earned Howard a Classical BRIT award for Composer of the Year. His settings of Psalm 23 and Love divine are amongst the most performed of all sacred music in the UK and have featured on numerous platinum-selling CDs. In the Top-selling 100 Specialist Classical CDs of 2009, Goodall occupied the 1st, 4th and 9th positions. His 2009 Enchanted Voices, a setting of the Beatitudes, was no.1 of the Specialist Classical CD chart for 6 months. May 2010 saw the release of two new CDs: The Seasons on EMI Classics, with the Tippett Quartet, and Enchanted Voices' Pelican in the wilderness: Songs from the Psalms.

He is recipient of the Sir Charles Grove/Making Music Prize for Outstanding Contribution to British Music, the Naomi Sargant Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education in Broadcasting, the MIA/Classic fm Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music Education and in January 2007 he was appointed as England's first ever National Ambassador for Singing, leading a programme (Sing Up) to improve the provision of group singing for all primary-age children.

For the past 15 years Howard has written and presented his own TV documentary series on the theory and history of music. For these he has been honoured with a BAFTA, an RTS Judges' Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Education in Broadcasting and over a dozen other international broadcast awards. He hosts his own weekly show on Classic fm, for whom he is also currently Composer-in-residence. In December 2010 Love Story, his musical with Stephen Clark, based on Erich Segal's 1969 novella & film, opens at the Duchess Theatre in London's West End. Howard is married to classical music agent Val Fancourt.

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Howard Goodall's Choral Works : Choirs Perform : DVD : Howard Goodall : D4440

Howard Goodall's Choral Works : Choirs Perform

Review: Driven by the infectious enthusiasm of zany writer and presenter Howard Goodall, we travel to locations around the world to focus on people, their lives, individual traditions, customs and histories. The four programs set out to show how singing in groups is fundamental to the way communities express themselves. From the joyous sounds of South Africa, thro Nashville, USA, and Bulgaria, to the traditional cathedral choirs of England, the series gives a refreshing overview of some of the vastly different choral traditions of the world today. This performance special showcases seven of the world's leading choirs and their contrasting choral traditions. The rich and haunting harmonies of South African Iscathimiya - a call and response style - are performed here by Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Christ Church Cathedral Choir in Oxford and Salisbury Cathedral Girls Choir, both stalwarts of English church music, perform works by Byrd, Stanford and Bruckner. The keening, yearning tone of Bulgaria's throaty Cosmic Voices is contrasted with the joyous and heartfelt gospel of Just Us and The Temple Church Choirs in Nashville, and the clarity and purity of The Academic Female Choir of Tartu University's nationalistic folk songs in Estonia. The variety in each choir's repertory is complemented by their striking costumes.


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Howard Goodall : Enchanted Carols : SSA. : 01 Songbook : Howard Goodall :               : 12-0571535615

Howard Goodall : Enchanted Carols

Review: Howard Goodall's beautiful Enchanted Carols is an exciting collection of six original Christmas carols, as well as interpretations of traditional carols, arranged for upper voices. Enchanted Carols is the second dedicated album from the Classic FM composer in residence, and follows the chart-topping CD, Enchanted Voices. This product contains the full collection of 17 carols, arranged for upper voices with piano/organ accompaniment. Howard Goodall is an EMMY, BRIT and BAFTA award-winning composer of choral music stage, musicals, film and TV scores and a highly respected broadcaster. He is currently Composer-in-Residence for the British radio station, Classic FM, and is also England's National Ambassador for Singing.

Songlist: The First Nowell, Angels From The Realms of Glory, Gaudette, O Little Town of Bethlehem, In Dulci Jubilo, Sussex Carol, The Angel Gabriel, O Come, O Come Emmanuel, Silent Night, The Wise Men and The Star, The Angel and the Virgin, From Lands That See The Sun Arise, The World Was Made of Flesh, Lullaby of Winter, A Child There Is Y-Born, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Puer Nobis

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