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       Agnus Dei from requiem (Fauré) featuring ChoirVoices

1    The tenor entry in Agnus Dei from requiem

       All We Like Sheep, from the Messiah (Handel) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Main tune

       Alleluia featuring ChoirVoices

1    Alleluia

       Anvil Chorus (Coro di Zingari) from Il Trovatore (Verdi) featuring ChoirVoices

1    main tune, chorus with anvils.

       Aragonaise, from Carmen Suite (Bizet) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Main tune

       As I was going to Strawberry Fair featuring ChoirVoices

1    As I was going to Strawberry Fair

       Ave Maria (Josquin-des-Prez) featuring ChoirVoices

1    First entry by the treble soloist

       Ave Verum Corpus (Byrd) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Main theme

       Ave Verum Corpus K618 (Mozart) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Ave Verum Corpus K618

       Beautiful Dreamer (Foster) featuring ChoirVoices

1    main tune

       Bind the Raven Hair, from Mikado (Sullivan) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Main tune sung by the soprano, after a contemplative orchestral opening to Act II.

       Cantique de Jean Racine (Fauré) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Cantique de Jean Racine

       Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco (Verdi) featuring ChoirVoices

1    This is the entrance of the chorus, Verdi's immortal tune, probably his greatest hit!

       Dance a Cachucha Fandango Bolero, from the Gondoliers. (Sullivan) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Main tune

       Danse Bohemienne, from Carmen Suite (Bizet) featuring ChoirVoices

1    A lively tune introduced by the flutes.

       Ding Dong Merrily on High featuring ChoirVoices

1    Verse


2    Chorus

       Ecce Sacerdos magnus (Bruckner) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Main theme starts with open fifths by the choir.

       Entrance and March of the Peers, from Iolanthe (Sullivan) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Opening fanfare theme


2    Grandiose and fortissimo march tune as the peers come in.


3    The peers sing ' Loudly let the trumpet bray - Tan tan tara.


4    Bow, bow, ye lower middle classes.


5    We are the peers

       Fate Motif from Carmen (Bizet) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Fate Motif from Carmen

       From the Sunny Spanish Shore, from the Gondoliers (Sullivan) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Quartet -Duke of Plaza Toro and family.

       Gloria in excelsis Deo from Gloria in D RV 589 (Vivaldi) featuring ChoirVoices

1    The lengthy introduction by the orchestra


2    Entrance of choir

       God Defend New Zealand featuring ChoirVoices

1    God Defend New Zealand

       Habanera -L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Si Je t'Aime) - from Carmen (Bizet) featuring ChoirVoices

1    This dramatic descending chromatic passage on the violins, against a habanera rhythmic figure on the cellos, really expresses Carmen's fiery nature well.


2    This new tune now adopts the characteristic habanera rhythm from the cello part, but appears in a major key, at once sounding happier for a while.

       Hallelujah Chorus from the Messiah (Handel) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Hallelujah Chorus from the Messiah

       He's gone and married Yum Yum, and finale, from Mikado (Sullivan) featuring ChoirVoices

1    For he's gone and married Yum-Yum.

       Hodie Beata Virgo (Palestrina) featuring ChoirVoices

1    A cappella choir.

       Humming Chorus from Madame Butterfly (Puccini) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Orchestral backdrop to chorus


2    Chorus humming theme "A boca chiusa".

       I am the Captain of the Pinafore (Sullivan) featuring ChoirVoices

1    I am the captain of the Pinafore, and a right good captain too.


2    Then give three cheers and one cheer more for the hardy captain of the Pinafore.

       I know a Youth, from Ruddigore (Sullivan) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Main tune

       I know that my Redeemer Liveth from Messiah (Handel) featuring ChoirVoices

1    I know that my Redeemer Liveth from Messiah

       If you go in, you're sure to win, from Iolanthe (Sullivan) featuring ChoirVoices

1    A very bouncy orchestral introduction


2    The main tune, a trio sung by three lords.

       Intermezzo, from Carmen Suite (Bizet) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Main theme

       Jerusalem (Parry) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Jerusalem

       Jesu Joy of Man's desiring (Bach) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Jesu Joy of Man's desiring


2    This is the choral theme, played by a trumpet. It fits contrapuntally with the initial triplet theme, played on the oboes.

       La fleur que tu m'avais jetée, from Carmen (Bizet) featuring ChoirVoices

1    A beautiful tenor aria from Carmen

       Laudamus Te (Vivaldi) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Laudamus Te

       Like to the Damask Rose (Elgar) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Like to the Damask Rose

       List and learn, from the Gondoliers (Sullivan) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Main tune

       Mikado Overture (Sullivan) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Opening tune, featuring exotic but empty-sounding open fifths, and lots of timpani


2    Second theme, using the pentatonic scale to mimic the mystery of Japan.


3    A theme quoting the song 'The Sun, whose rays'. This tune is followed by several others from the operetta.

       Miserere - have Mercy upon me - Psalm 51 (Allegri) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Miserere - have Mercy upon me - Psalm 51

       Motet - Sicut Cervus (Palestrina) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Motet - Sicut Cervus

       Nessun Dorma from Turandot (Puccini) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Nessun Dorma from Turandot


2    This is the best-known bit of this aria, made especially famous recently by Lucciano Pavarotti.

       Nocturne, from Carmen Suite (Bizet) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Main theme introduced by the horn, then taken up by a solo violin.

       None shall part us, from Iolanthe (Sullivan) featuring ChoirVoices

1    main tune sung by Phyllis

       Now is the Month of Maying (Morley) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Now is the Month of Maying

       Oh Jesu so Meek (Bach) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Main tune

       One Fine Day -(Un bel di ci vedremo) from Madame Butterfly (Puccini) featuring ChoirVoices

1    One Fine Day - from Madame Butterfly

       Overture to HMS Pinafore (Sullivan) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Opening theme

       Overture to Iolanthe (Sullivan) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Sombre introductory passage


2    First main tune.

       Overture to the Gondoliers. (Sullivan) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Opening tune


2    First main theme

       Overture to the Pirates of Penzance. (Sullivan) featuring ChoirVoices

1    First theme

       Poor wand'ring one (Sullivan) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Main tune

       Prelude to Act I - March., from Carmen Suite (Bizet) featuring ChoirVoices

1    A vigorous march tune played by the orchestral tutti.

       Rejoice Greatly, from the Messiah (Handel) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Main tune

       Rule Britannia (Arne) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Rule! Britannia!


2    Chorus of Rule! Britannia!

       Sancte Deus (Tallis) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Opens with bass, counter-tenor, tenor then trebles, highly contrapuntal.

       Sequidilla, "Pres des Ramparts de Seville" from Carmen Suite (Bizet) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Main tune as sung by Carmen

       Spem in Alium - Motet in 40 parts (Tallis) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Spem in Alium - Motet in 40 parts

       Such Beauty, My Beloved (Ogni Belta). (Palestrina) featuring ChoirVoices

1    soprano entrance

       Summer is a-coming in featuring ChoirVoices

1    Summer is a-coming in

       Symphony No.9 in D minor Op 125 'Choral' 1st movement (Beethoven) featuring ChoirVoices

1    This is an incredibly dramatic opening theme, firmly establishing the D minor tonality.


2    Second theme


3    Third theme


4    Fourth theme

       Symphony No.9 in D minor Op 125 'Choral' 2nd movement (Beethoven) featuring ChoirVoices

1    First theme


2    Second theme


3    Third theme, on horns.


4    Fourth theme, on violins in counterpoint with horns theme 3.

       Symphony No.9 in D minor Op 125 'Choral' 3rd movement (Beethoven) featuring ChoirVoices

1    theme 1


2    Theme 2 is a flowing tune on the violins.

       Symphony No.9 in D minor Op 125 'Choral' 4th movement (Beethoven) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Dramatic introduction to the 4th movement.


2     'Ode to Joy' theme, introduced pianissimo by the double basses.


3    The men's voices introduce this third theme.


4    Fourth theme, a vocal quartet.


5    Fifth theme, the orchestra starts its build-up for the climax of the work.


6    Ode to Joy theme, by violins, in mid phrase, where the first note is repeated as a syncopated tie over a bar-line.


7    Ode to Joy theme, as introduced by the bass solo, with minims replaced by 2 crotchets in two places to fit the words..

       Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes, from the Gondoliers (Sullivan) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes

       The Battle's Roar is Over, from Ruddigore (Sullivan) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Main tune

       The Flowers that bloom in the Spring (Sullivan) featuring ChoirVoices

1    The Flowers that bloom in the Spring

       Then one of us will be a Queen, from the Gondoliers (Sullivan) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Giannetta starts this amusing song.

       Though perhaps I may Incur your Blame, from Iolanthe (Sullivan) featuring ChoirVoices

1    A quartet, with a solo entry by Lord Tolloller.

       Three Little Maids from School, from Mikado (Sullivan) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Three little maids from school are we, pert as a schoolgirl well can be


2    Three little maids who all unwary, come from a ladies' seminary

       Tit-Willow from The Mikado (Sullivan) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Tit-Willow from The Mikado

       Toreador's Song "Votre Toast" (Sung version) from Carmen. (Bizet) featuring ChoirVoices

1    One of the most well-known tunes from Carmen.

       Toreador's Song from Carmen (3rd theme of prelude to Act I) "Votre Toast" (Bizet) featuring ChoirVoices

1    This extremely well known march tune is introduced on the trumpet.

       Wandering Minstrel I, from the Mikado (Sullivan) featuring ChoirVoices

1    A Wandering Minstrel I, from the Mikado


2    Are You in Sentimental Mood - Mikado


3    But if Patriotic Sentiment is wanted - Mikado

       Weep O Mine Eyes (Bennet) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Tenor part - Weep O Mine Eyes

       With cat-like tread (Sullivan) featuring ChoirVoices

1    This tune is also used at the start of the overture.

       Worthy is the Lamb, from the Messiah (Handel) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Opening tune

       Zadok the Priest (Handel) featuring ChoirVoices

1    Zadok the Priest

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