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SSCC: And I'll Sing Once More

The Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir celebrates its 10th anniversary with the launch of its first CD. Taking inspiration from Rodger and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music, which embodies the spirit at the heart of every choir, And I’ll Sing Once More is a compilation of some of the SSCC’s favourites, ranging in style from the renaissance to the contemporary, reflecting the varied repertoire of the SSCC.

Gems of the standard choral repertoire are represented by Lassus, Mozart, Saint-Saëns and Casals. Lively contrasts come in the form of Aguiar’s pulsating setting of Psalm 150, imitating the strumming of guitars, Fine’s spirited Father William, and Chilcott’s highly effective marrying of the Latin mass text with the jazz idiom. The work of local composers is showcased in two songs that were commissioned to commemorate the SSCC’s first major milestone. Similar to the contemporary ballads of Hisaishi’s Kimi-o—no-sete  and Schwartz’s For Good, Lee Chin Sin’s A Child’s Voice celebrates the wonderful voices that make up the choir, which encompass the whole spectrum of the aspirations and imaginative richness of our next generation; voices that are delicate yet determined, varied yet united, bold yet nuanced. Water by Chen Zhangyi takes on a contemporary musical language, inspired by the unblemished quality of the poem.

With the SSCC celebrating its 10th birthday in the same year as Shakespeare’s 400th, it seems only appropriate to include Rutter’s It Was a Lover and His Lass, with text from the Bard’s As You Like It.  

Composers
Ernani Aguiar
Camille Saint-Saëns
Orlande di Lassus
Pablo Casals
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Irving Fine
Bob Chilcott
Lee Chin Sin
Joe Hisaishi
Richard Rodgers
Chen Zhangyi
John Rutter
Stephen Schwartz
Conductor
Wong Lai Foon
Performers
Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir
  1. 01 Salmo 150
  2. 02 Ave Maria
  3. 03 The Echo Song
  4. 04 Nigra Sum
  5. 05 Ave verum corpus, K. 618
  6. 06 Father William
  7. 07 A Little Jazz Mass: I. Kyrie
  8. 08 A Little Jazz Mass: II. Gloria
  9. 09 A Little Jazz Mass: III. Sanctus
  10. 10 A Little Jazz Mass: IV. Benedictus
  11. 11 A Little Jazz Mass: V. Agnus Dei
  12. 12 A Child's Voice
  13. 13 Kimi Wo Nosete
  14. 14 The Sound of Music
  15. 15 Water
  16. 16 It Was a Lover and His Lass
  17. 17 For Good
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