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
2. Windsor Suite – Fantasy 2
3. Windsor Suite – Fantasy 3
4. Windsor Suite – Fantasy 4
5. Windsor Suite – Fantasy 5
6. Windsor Suite – Fantasy 6
7. Windsor Suite – Fantasy 7
8. Windsor Suite – Fantasy 8
9. Windsor Suite – Fantasy 9
Track 10: Commonwealth Anthem by Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Children’s Choir. Conductor - Paul Carroll
10. Commonwealth Anthem
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.
“Using music as a means of international dialogue, knowing no boundaries”
The mission of the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir is to bring together young musicians of the 54 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.
Commonwealth Children’s Choir
Marcolino Santus awes Pereira
Aaliyah Faruk Patel
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.
Executive Producer: Sally Shebe
Producer: Simon Kiln
Engineer: Arne Akselberg
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios