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Paul Spicer

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Paul Spicer (born 1952) is an English composer, conductor, and organist. He taught choral conducting at the Royal College of Music and conducted the RCM Chamber Choir between 1995 and 2008. He currently teaches conducting at the Birmingham Conservatoire and ...

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Paul Spicer (born 1952) is an English composer, conductor, and organist. He taught choral conducting at the Royal College of Music and conducted the RCM Chamber Choir between 1995 and 2008. He currently teaches conducting at the Birmingham Conservatoire and conducts their chamber choir which records for Somm Records. He also teaches at Oxford and Durham universities. Since 2004 he has been the conductor of the Petersfield Festival. He was Senior Producer for BBC Radio 3 for the Midlands Region based in Birmingham between 1984 and 1990 after which he moved to be Artistic Director of the Lichfield Festival. He also produced for various record companies over many years. He founded the Finzi Singers in 1984 making many recordings for Chandos Records. He conducts the Birmingham Bach Choir and the Whitehall Choir in London. His compositions include two oratorios for Easter and for Advent with libretti by the Dr Tom Wright and a choral symphony 'Unfinished Remembering' (2014) to a libretto by Euan Tait commemorating the outbreak of World War 1. He runs a series of choral courses under the banner of The English Choral Experience based mainly at Abbey Dore in Herefordshire.

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3 Partsongs Op.18
A Child of Our Time: Deep River
A Child of Our Time: Deep River
Choir
Finzi Singers
Conductor
2 Carol-anthems
2 Carol-anthems
Performer
Herbert Howells
Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir
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A Cornish Christmas carol for chorus a 8
A Cornish Christmas carol for chorus a 8
Performer
Peter Warlock
Finzi Singers
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The House of the Mind
The House of the Mind
Choir
Finzi Singers
Conductor
Jubilate Deo for chorus and organ
Jubilate Deo for chorus and organ
Performer
Finzi Singers
Andrew Lumsden
O mortal man
O mortal man
Choir
Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir
Conductor
Performer
Jonathan Stamp
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Sweetest of Sweets
Sweetest of Sweets
Singer
Nicola-Jane Kemp
Andrew Carwood
Choir
Finzi Singers
Conductor
To music for chorus
To music for chorus
Performer
Sir George Dyson
Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir
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2 Choral songs Op.73
The Springtime of the Year (feat. The Finzi Singers & Paul Spicer)
The Springtime of the Year (feat. The Finzi Singers & Paul Spicer)
Featured Artist
Songs of springtime for chorus
Songs of springtime for chorus
Performer
Finzi Singers, E.J. Moeran & Paul Spicer
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A Wedding anthem (Amo ergo sum) Op.46
A Wedding anthem (Amo ergo sum) Op.46
Performer
Mark Millhofer, Benjamin Britten, Carys Lane, Lichfield Cathedral Choir, The Finzi Singers & Paul Spicer
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Requiem for chorus [SATB] - I heard a voice from heaven
Requiem for chorus [SATB] - I heard a voice from heaven
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The Evening Watch (feat. The Finzi Singers & Paul Spicer)
The Evening Watch (feat. The Finzi Singers & Paul Spicer)
Featured Artist
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4 Part-songs for chorus [1894-6], no.1; O lady, leave that silken thread (feat. The Finzi Singers & Paul Spicer)
4 Part-songs for chorus [1894-6], no.1; O lady, leave that silken thread (feat. The Finzi Singers & Paul Spicer)
Featured Artist
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Just as the Tide was Flowing
Just as the Tide was Flowing
Performer
Finzi Singers, Ralph Vaughan Williams & Paul Spicer
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The Springtime of the Year
The Springtime of the Year
Performer
Finzi Singers, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Paul Spicer & Mark Milhofer
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Songs of Springtime: Sigh no more ladies & To Daffodils
Songs of Springtime: Sigh no more ladies & To Daffodils
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Songs of Springtime: Under the Greenwood Tree
Songs of Springtime: Under the Greenwood Tree
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Songs of springtime for chorus: Good wine
Songs of springtime for chorus: Good wine
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E.J. Moeran, The Finzi Singers & Paul Spicer
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O taste and see - motet for chorus and organ
O taste and see - motet for chorus and organ
Choir
Finzi Singers
Conductor
Valiant for truth for chorus with organ or piano ad lib.
Valiant for truth for chorus with organ or piano ad lib.
Choir
Finzi Singers
Conductor
Glory be to God for Dappled Things (Pied Beauty)
Glory be to God for Dappled Things (Pied Beauty)
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Easter Oratorio No.1 On the Seventh Day
Easter Oratorio No.1 On the Seventh Day
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