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DD sang in a concert last night - what 'classical' music should I find for her to listen to?

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Katymac · 15/10/2009 14:15

As she loved singing "Zadok the Priest"

Obviously I mean 'classical' in it's broadest sense


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TheBatterflyEffect · 15/10/2009 14:28

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Katymac · 15/10/2009 14:33

That's a good idea - I will do that, Thanks

But I was thinking (initially) about choral music

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Tommy · 15/10/2009 14:39

my DSs love the Carnival of the Animals - not choral obviously but they like imagining the animals that go with the music

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TheDevilEatsBabies · 15/10/2009 15:48

aww, my favourite one to sing was Zadok the Priest!

agree with Juhn rutter, but it can be a bit "childish".
try Charles Wood (O thou the central orb is briiiillliiiaaannnntttt) and Charles Villiers Stanford.

Handel's Messiah is a must as well.

TheDevilEatsBabies · 15/10/2009 15:49

have a look on because they have a choral section.

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Lilymaid · 15/10/2009 16:00

I loved the Tchaikowsky ballet music when I was young - dancing about the living room pretending I was a famous dancer! Lovely melodic music and easy on the ears.

tvaerialmagpiebin · 15/10/2009 16:03

Haydn's Creation is good too. Lots of funny bits and all about animals. Do you get performance channel or one of the Arts ones, they often have progs with explanations of the works inthem that she might like.

How old is she? there are children's choirs attached to cathedrals, not the choirboy type but more youth choirs, they do the church music style thing and often get to singin cathedrals etc.

Glad she enjoyed Zadok the Priest. And nathan the Prophet.

franch · 15/10/2009 19:21

Mozart Mass in C Minor

Katymac · 15/10/2009 22:14

She is nearly 12 & sang the Zadok thingie along with youtube this afternoon (which was quite bizarre)

I think I will have a look at the library to see what we can borrow

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choosyfloosy · 23/10/2009 03:02

You can get great 'highlights of the Messiah' CDs.

Britten's Ceremony of Carols - a must.

Faure's Requiem?

Purcell's Funeral Sentences and perhaps Hear My Prayer - she might or might not like them.

TBH I feel quite differently about the music I have sung from the music I haven't - you know it so much more intimately. she might feel the same.

choosyfloosy · 23/10/2009 03:07

Verdi Requiem - the big guns?

Katisha · 24/10/2009 22:33

Bits of Carmina Burana are very well known

luciemule · 24/10/2009 22:44

Faure's requiem - beautiful, popular, moving and memorable and fairly easy to learn.

CaptainNancy · 28/10/2009 11:09

Mozart's Requiem.

Young Person's guide to the Orchestra?

Katymac · 31/10/2009 20:14

Thanks for these

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stakethroughtheheartofgold · 31/10/2009 20:18

if she likes choral then thomas tallis, esp. spem in alium it's amazing.

Katymac · 31/10/2009 20:21

Fickle child that she is after weeks of adok we now have 'Beautiful Rain' a la Ladysmith Black Mombazo

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Jux · 31/10/2009 22:07

Tallis, Victoria, Palestrina, Mendelssohn, Monteverdi.

Zadok is one of four anthems, so she could listen to the others as well (My Heart is Inditing is fantabuloso.)

Faure, oh boy there are SO MANY!

BACH!!!!!!! Cantata no. 11 (Lobet Gott), Mass in B Minor, Magnificat,

I could go on

TipsyFairydifferentID · 01/01/2010 18:06

although not choral,this is amazing. Bobby McFerrin and a solo cello with Bach/ Gounod Ave Maria.

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