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In this centenary year of the end of the First World War, experience Ken Johnston and Jim Maxwell’s powerful cantata All Those Men Who Marched Away.
The suite of six songs tells the tales of the troops from their early optimism and hopes of being home for Christmas to the remembrance of the fallen soldiers.
This recording features: NYCOS National Boys Choir, Christopher Bell (conductor), Stuart Hope (piano) & Jamie MacDougall (narrator).
Tracklist (includes versions of each track with and without narration)
A selection of new and traditional Scots songs from the National Youth Choir of Scotland featuring arrangements by Stephen Doughty, Tommy Fowler and Ken Johnston. There’s Lilt in the Song is a selection of choral items and solos (performed by choir members) that will alternately tug at your heart strings and set your toes tapping. There's even a surprise honorary 'Scots' song to finish with!
The Go for Bronze level of NYCoS musicianship training introduces the notes of the pentatonic scale, with simple rhythms and expression marks.
NYCoS celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2006 by commissioning new songs for young people that reflected a structured progressive musicianship programme. Having learnt basic concepts, ideally young singers could use what they know to read these songs themselves, identifying what is on the page using the knowledge they have.
The NYCoS musicianship training programme is based on the work of Hungarian composer and music educationalist Zoltan Kodály, who identified a process of learning by three stages: subconscious, conscious and reinforcement. Simply put, musical concepts are introduced subconsciously through games, then consciously by a teacher or choir leader. Our wish with these books is to provide material for the third part of this process - to help reinforce the concepts.
Ten composers, either Scottish or working in Scotland were asked to write three songs, one each for SingBronze, SingSilver and SingGold.
Vocal parts included. Piano part not included.
Part of the Singbronze, Singsilver, Singgold series.
Vocal and piano parts included.
The Go for Silver level of NYCoS musicianship training programme introduces the notes of the diatonic scale with further rhythms and expression marks. Ten composers, either Scottish or working in Scotland were asked to write three songs, one each for SingBronze, SingSilver and SingGold
Following the success of our 2006 10th anniversary commissions, SingBronze, SingSilver and SingGold, we, for a second time, commissioned ten composers, each with a strong Scottish connection, to write three songs.
The songs are suitable for young people to sing and meet certain criteria of range, rhythm and pitch. Once again, the composers have responded with fascinating songs in a variety of interesting styles, with suitable and stimulating texts.
SingBronze 2 songs are pentatonic, with simple rhythms.
SingSilver 2 songs are diatonic, with no accidentals.
SingGold 2 songs are diatonic, with simple accidentals.