*'IF' op.506 (March 1999)

A setting of the poem by Kipling, a commission for children's chorus and orchestra
Published by: Highbridge Music Ltd
Commissioned by: Thomas' Day Schools to celebrate their 25th anniversary
Instrumentation: Children's voices,2222 44221 2pc timp organ strings plus military band (optional) 3,1,3,2asax,tsax,bsn,4hn,3tr,3trb,tba.
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Note on Lyrics: Text: Rudyard Kipling
Duration: 10 mins
First Performance: March 23rd 1999 The Royal Albert Hall, chorus of 2000 children from the Thomas' London Schools, The English Chamber Orchestra and The Band of the Brigade of the Ghurkas conducted by Howard Blake
Sheet Music Available
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7th May 2013 Howard's setting of the great Kipling poem 'IF' is to be performed by massed choirs of Thomas's Day Schools, organ and orchestra,
23rd March 1999 Massed choir of Thomas's Day Schools, Band of the Brigade of the Ghurkas, English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Howard Blake, Royal Albert Hall

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