WINDSOR SUITE

A Musical Tribute Dedicated On behalf of the children of The Commonwealth To Her Majesty The Queen And His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh To mark and celebrate the Occasion of the Seventieth Anniversary of Their Marriage. 20 November 2017


Tracks 1 – 9: Windsor Suite – Nine Fantasias for Piano. Composed by Paul Carroll. Pianist - Ricard Rovirosa
1. Windsor Suite – Fantasy 1
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2. Windsor Suite – Fantasy 2
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3. Windsor Suite – Fantasy 3
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4. Windsor Suite – Fantasy 4
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5. Windsor Suite – Fantasy 5
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6. Windsor Suite – Fantasy 6
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7. Windsor Suite – Fantasy 7
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8. Windsor Suite – Fantasy 8
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9. Windsor Suite – Fantasy 9
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Track 10: Commonwealth Anthem by Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Children’s Choir. Conductor - Paul Carroll
10. Commonwealth Anthem
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Paul Carroll has been working with the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir, and its Commonwealth Music Partners, as Artistic Director and Composer-in-Residence since 2007. Over the last decade Paul has conducted, coached and directed a huge array of Commonwealth musicians of all ages. He has composed an enormous repertoire of Commonwealth classical music to be performed and recorded by the young musicians of all levels of expertise. Working closely with musicians from across all the Nations of the Commonwealth and providing them with life-changing musical experiences, has been an exceptional and unique achievement.

Paul Carroll’s Windsor Suite - Nine Fantasias for Piano, is dedicated, on behalf of the children of The Commonwealth, to Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh to mark and celebrate, on 20 November 2017, the Seventieth Anniversary of Their Marriage.

Ricard Rovirosa has been working with the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir, and its Commonwealth Music Partners, as pianist, répétiteur and choral coach for five years. Currently studying for his PhD at the Guildhall School of Music in London, Ricard brings an outstanding musicianship and mentoring qualities to greatly enhance many of the experiences of the young Commonwealth musicians.


THE COMMONWEALTH ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR

“Using music as a means of international dialogue, knowing no boundaries” Her Majesty The Queen Head of The Commonwealth

The mission of the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir is to bring together young musicians of the 52 Nations of The Commonwealth, uniting them in musical excellence, whilst transcending all cultural, political, social and economic boundaries. Promoting by example and engagement, values of excellence for the benefit of all people throughout the Commonwealth.

The Choir

Sanbavi Nimalarajan
Mahi Charela
Ridita Chowdury
Peter Mwanghi
Amani Dyer
Marcolino Santus awes Pereira
Laurel Anandaraj
Behruz Garboni
Jal Shah
Hasba Ali
Chloe Gropasi
Abisha Ravindrain
Jannati Hossain
Shriya Bhudia
Khadijah Patel
Naidan Salvador
Muskaan Shafique
Asmin Khan
Alyaa Ojeah
Selin Celik
Jennifer Morais
Maha Muhammad
Drusilla Duke
Fawziya Chowdury
Ssurthy Sivendran
Zainab Hussain
Amina Ahmed
Iqra Tahir
Iqra Ahmed
Sara Tinta
Safah Khan
Paris Johnson
Chloe McKenzie
Jasmine Whomes
Kelsey Gamon
Hermela Tecleab
EnyaVintula
Nayimah Ullah
Rhianna Chapman
Chanel Collins
Femi Hassan
Emma Baker
Humaira Jannat
Haajrah Patel
Maarij Abdul
Karen Pinto
Mujahedul Haque
Samira Khan
Justina Ulcinaite
Karima Begum
Malaika Nasir
Raveena Tora
Akifah Asghar
Sifica Sriharan
Jennifer Rose
Ifeoma Ifeneziuche
Eloise Cunha
Filipa Antunes
Kinder Erhabor
Ashley Mukisa
Deborah Ogunsola
Nehendra Jonas
Amelia Grech
Robert Grech
Emma Wasirwa
Selina Ocloo
Karen Fernando
Emmanuel Idowu
Adam Szymczyk
Arshika Ahmed
Marley Francis
Sageev Rajas
Juanita Brimpomaah
Dorcas Mbala
Jordan Singh
Aaliyah Faruk Patel
Fatima Kuzi
Hannah Rahman
Habibah Malik
Joe Jasper
Kamile Elvikyte
Mushtaq Nabi
Vania Gomes
Curtis Steeds
Romaine Allen
Vithusa Suthan
Nadia Akther
Laibah Abubakr
Annija Rubina
Natalia Odzelashvili
Junia Sutherland
Jalwa Zakie

With thanks to Headteachers and Music Coordinators Hafise Nazif, Joanne Bezer, Rosie Cowan, lan Wilson, Sara Morgan, Paul Underwood, Andrea Choppy, Rani Karim,, Paula David, Chantal Stein, Rafaela Hatziefstratiou, Olu Sodeinde, Nichola Besley, Alice Mason Laura Kimberley, and David Worth.


COMMONWEALTH YOUTH ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR
DIAMOND JUBILEE PATRON 2012
Her Majesty The Queen
Head of the Commonwealth

MUSIC PATRON
Maestro Zubin Mehta

PATRONS
Commonwealth Secretary-General The Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, QC (2016 - )
His Excellency Kamalesh Sharma, GCVO - Commonwealth Secretary-General (2008 - 2016)
The Rt. Hon. Sir Don McKinnon, GCVO, ONZ - Commonwealth Secretary-General (2000 - 2008)
Chief Emeka Anyaoku, GCVO, CON - Commonwealth Secretary-General (1990 - 2000)
Sir Shridath Ramphal, GCMG, ONZ, QC - Commonwealth Secretary-General (1975 - 1990)
Dr Joseph Muscat, KUOM, Prime Minister of Malta - Commonwealth Chair-in-Office (2015 - )

EMERITUS PRESIDENT
The Rt. Hon. the Lord Luce, KG, GCVO

PRESIDENT
His Highness Prince Albert Esiri

With special thanks to Vice Admiral Sir Donald Gosling KCVO and The Gosling Foundation for the kind donation and support towards the production costs of this CD.

Executive Producer: Sally Shebe
Producer: Simon Kiln
Engineer: Arne Akselberg

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios