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The Hilliard Ensemble

The Hilliard Ensemble is a British male vocal quartet devoted to the authentic performance of early music. Founded in 1974, the group is named after the Elizabethan miniaturist painter Nicholas Hilliard. Although most of its work focuses on music of the Medieval and Renaissance periods, the Hilliard Ensemble also performs contemporary music, working frequently with the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt and including in its concerts works by John Cage, Gavin Bryars, Giya Kancheli, and Heinz Holliger.

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van Canto

Van Canto is an a cappella metal band from Germany formed in 2006. It is comprised of five singers and a drummer.
In 2006, the band released its debut album, A Storm to Come, through General Schallplatten. It features seven original tracks, as well as cover versions of Metallica's Battery and Stora Rövardansen from the movie Ronja Rövardotter. Current members:
Philip Dennis Schunke - lead male vocal
Inga Scharf - lead female vocal

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The Other Guys

There are at least four groups known as The Other Guys. 1.) The Other Guys is an alternative hip-hop duo consisting of Mighty Joe & Isaiah Insanate Mensah, from the DC area. 2.) The Other Guys is an all-male a cappella group from the University of Illinois, and was founded in the 1968-69 school year. 3.) The Other Guys also refers to an all-male a capella band from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. They have an album called 'Well Sung' and have found recent hit success with their youtube video 'Royal Romance'

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London Bulgarian Choir

Although based in London. the London Bulgarian Choir performs Bulgarian folk songs. Dessislava Stefanova, formerly of the Philip Koutev Ensemble, has led the choir since its formation in 2000. The London Bulgarian Choir have released one album, Alyana Galyana, and have contributed to film and television soundtracks including Troy and The Virgin Queen. The choir are BBC Radio 3's Open Choir of the Year, 2006-7.

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Anonymous 4

Anonymous 4 is a female quartet, based in New York City. Their main performance genre is music, although they have also premiered works by living composers such as John Tavener and Steve Reich. Anonymous 4 has performed in cities throughout North America, and have been regulars at major international festivals. They decided to make the 2003-2004 season their last as a full-time recording and touring ensemble, although special projects (such as their Gloryland CD and their "Long Time Traveling" Tour) continue to bring them together on occasion.

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Anno Domini

There’s something happening in Australia. In the past 12 months there has been an insurgence of metal acts that adhere to a standard far beyond that of your typical unsigned Australian band. Bands like Dred (now Oroborus), Templestowe and Aeon of Horus place great value on high quality production, recordings and exceptional artwork. Anno Domini are the next band to join the ranks of those striving for metal perfection.

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Perunika Trio

Singing beautiful and haunting acoustic harmonies, Perunika Trio’s sound is rooted in the forests and plains of southern Bulgaria. With songs traditional and nostalgic, they invoke an earlier age where singing and vocal harmony were held in the greatest esteem. 'Rustic, without being overly romantic, the album's mood is warm and reassuring, the best songs combining a madrigal-like delicacy' The Daily Telegraph www.myspace.com/perunika Bulgarian Living Traditions: Haunting Acoustic Harmonies

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