GO THE DISTANCE
Alan Menken (arr. Aaron Dale)
Find out if the other Song Cyclists can help Ollie to achieve his goal in this favourite from the Disney film Hercules.
Thanks to Eve Morris and the AV team at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for recording and to Jonty Dawson for filming and editing.
HEAR THE VOICE AND PRAYER
This beautiful motet, composed around 1547, is thought to be one of the earliest sacred pieces in English rather than Latin. Setting King Solomon's words at the dedication of the temple in Jerusalem, the plea for mercy and protection may have been particularly resonant for Henry VIII's newly-reformed church.
COME FLY WITH ME
James van Heusen (arr. Kevin Keller)
Here's hoping we're still this energetic after 1000 miles in the saddle and not ruing the bitter irony of 'Baby, let's fly!'
A Selection From:
Anon. - Sumer Is Icumen In
Thomas Tallis - If Ye Love Me, Hear The Voice and Prayer
Robert White - Regina Caeli
Felix Mendelssohn - Beati Mortui, Periti Autem
Robert Schumann - Die Lotosblume
Maurice Duruflé - Ubi Caritas
Robert Pearsall - Oh Who Will O'er The Downs So Free
Alice Parker (arr.) - What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor?
Ralph Vaughan-Williams (arr.) - Loch Lomond
William Searle (arr.) - Sosban Fach
Red Molly (arr.) - Foreign Lander
Philip Le Bas (arr.) - Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho
Albert L. Peace (arr. Phelps) - O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
Leonard Bernstein (arr. Giallombardo) - Tonight
Jimmy Van Heusen - Come Fly With Me
S Club 7 (arr. Searle) - Reach
Freddie Mercury (arr. Searle) - Bicycle Race
Alan Menken (arr. Dale) - Go The Distance