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Amabile Youth Singers: Early Classics & Late Greats

Song NameComposer
Heaven Bound TrainStephen Hatfield
African CelebrationStephen Hatfield
Amazing GraceStephen Hatfield
NukapianguaqStephen Hatfield
La LluviaStephen Hatfield
GeordieStephen Hatfield
The Sparks Fly UpwardStephen Hatfield
Apple Tree WassailStephen Hatfield
TJAK!Stephen Hatfield
Missa Brevis-KyrieStephen Hatfield
Missa Brevis-GloriaStephen Hatfield
Missa Brevis-SanctusStephen Hatfield
Missa Brevis-Agnus DeiStephen Hatfield
Carol of the LadderStephen Hatfield
J'ai vu le loupStephen Hatfield
Three Ways to Vaccuum Your House (II)Stephen Hatfield
Go Where I Send TheeStephen Hatfield
Once I Had a SweetheartStephen Hatfield
The Virgin Mary had a Baby BoyStephen Hatfield

Composer's Notes: The first pieces I wrote for the Amabile Youth Singers, beautifully conducted by John Barron, were the cornerstone of my career. People often ask why they can't get those early classics on one CD. Now you can. Here in one collection are the legendary performances of "Nukapianguaq", "African Celebration", "Heaven Bound Train", "Missa Brevis", "The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy", and more from those astonishing early sessions in 1991-95. Spanning fifteen years of recordings, the CD also features the choir under my direction in superb live performances of new material such as "Geordie" and "The Sparks Fly Upward", plus gorgeous concert versions of "Once I Had A Sweetheart" and the 2nd movement of "Three Ways To Vaccum Your House". I am especially delighted that the CD includes several beloved performances that have never been commercially available before, such as the ferocious live version of "TJAK!", the first, unreleased recording of "La Lluvia" which remains my favourite version of the piece, and a radiant, mystical "Amazing Grace", performed here with oboe instead of bagpipes.

Item code: 8925C | 1 CD | $15.95 |add item to cart
Choral | Mixed | Canada
Related: Canadian Choral Recordings