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Duarte Lobo

Duarte Lobo (1565? in Alcáçovas?-September 24, 1646 in Lisbon) was a Portuguese composer of sacred music. He was among the most prominent figures of the "golden age" of Portuguese polyphony, along with such names as Manuel Cardoso and Filipe de Magalhães. Lobo, also known under his latinized name Eduardus Lupus, began his musical career studying under the famous Manuel Mendes. He thence worked his way up to the position of mestre de capela at the Lisbon cathedral, one of the most prestigious musical appointments in Portugal.

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Krzysztof Penderecki

Krzysztof Penderecki (born November 23, 1933 in D?bica) is a Polish composer and conductor. His 1960 avant-garde Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima for string orchestra brought him to international attention, and this success was followed by acclaim for his choral St. Luke Passion. Both these works exhibit novel compositional techniques. Since the 1970s Penderecki's style has changed to encompass a post-Romantic idiom.

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London Oriana Choir

The London Oriana Choir is one of Britain's leading choral groups and one of the most exciting in London. Since 1996 it has been under the directorship of David Drummond, who has further developed the choir with his vision, innovative teaching ideas and new repertoire. The choir has performed in all of London's major concert halls, including the Southbank Centre, the Barbican and the Royal Albert Hall, as well as the major church and cathedral buildings including St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James's Piccadilly and St Paul's and Southwark Cathedrals.

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Tomás Luis de Victoria

Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548 – August 20, 1611) was a Spanish composer of the late Renaissance. He was the most famous composer of the 16th century in Spain, and is considered by many to be second only to Palestrina as a composer of sacred polyphony at the time. He was born in Ávila, likely studying with Escobedo at Segovia early in his life. He is known to have gone to Rome around 1564, where he joined the monastery founded by St. Ignatius Loyola as part of the fight against Lutheranism.

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Michael Tippett

Sir Michael Kemp Tippett, O.M. (2 January 1905 – 8 January 1998) was one of the foremost English composers of the 20th century. Tippett was regarded by many as an outsider in British music, a view that may have been related to his early conscientious objection and his homosexuality. His pacifist beliefs led to a prison sentence in World War II, and for many years his music was considered ungratefully written for voices and instruments, and therefore difficult to perform.

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Choirboys

NB This artist page is for the Australian Rock band "Choirboys".
http://www.thechoirboys.co.uk/ is the website of the popular UK choir boyband "The Choirboys".
Please fix your tags if you are a fan of the UK choral trio. Shortly after Cold Chisel both defined and popularized the sound of Australian pub rock, the Choirboys formed in Sydney's Northern Beaches. Singer Mark Gable, guitarist Brad Carr, and drummer Lindsay Tebbutt performed around Sydney's pub scene for several years through the early '80s before one of their demos fell into the hands of George Young of the Easybeats.

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Choir of King's College, Cambridge

The world-famous choir from the esteemed Cambridge University college.
from Official Site: The Choir owes its existence to King Henry VI, who envisaged the daily singing of services in his magnificent chapel. This remains the Choir's raison d'être, and is an important part of the lives of its 16 choristers, who are educated on generous scholarships at King's College School, and the 14 choral scholars and two organ scholars, who study a variety of subjects in the College.

Choir of King's College, Cambridge on Last.fm.

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