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by Pete Avendano

Listen to this unique multi-track recording of Pete Avendaño's all time favorite King's Singers arrangements.
Genre: Easy Listening: Vocal Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I'll Follow the Sun
Pete Avendaño
2:16 $0.99
2. I'm Yours
Pete Avendaño
3:36 $0.99
3. Down to the River to Pray
Pete Avendaño
2:36 $0.99
4. I'm a Train
Pete Avendaño
1:51 $0.99
5. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
Pete Avendaño
4:00 $0.99
6. Penny Lane
Pete Avendaño
2:34 $0.99
7. And so It Goes
Pete Avendaño
3:10 $0.99
8. Blackbird
Pete Avendaño
2:41 $0.99
9. Eleanor Rigby
Pete Avendaño
3:06 $0.99
10. Seaside Rendezvous
Pete Avendaño
2:27 $0.99
11. Yesterday
Pete Avendaño
2:34 $0.99
12. Angel
Pete Avendaño
5:23 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Choral music has always been my passion.

I have been a singer my whole life and I know that I will be singing more
melodies for as long as I live.

This new recording speaks of my love for choral music.
I started singing in a church choir when I was in the 2nd grade. At the age
of 10, I was part of a 50-member WEA children’s choir selected for an LP
recording to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the 1986 Philippine EDSA
People Power revolution. During that time, I was amazed at how music was
being recorded in studios -- the complexities of the process involved in
producing music. I remember staying for long hours in recording studios
waiting for the final product to come out. That was something that I will
treasure in years to come.

I also loved listening to my dad’s LP collection. And a particular favorite was
Ryan Cayabyab’s “ONE”, a multi-track recording he produced in the 80’s. I
can still recall how I would sing along with all the tracks in One, singing the
many different parts I could hear. Without question, that was my very first
taste of choral music.

I had my first formal music lessons when I joined the oldest boys choir in
the Philippines -- the Tiples De Santo Domingo, under Engracio

As a boy soprano, I learned a wide variety of classic choral repertoire. My
very first and subsequent concerts were held at some of the Philippines
most beautiful music and cultural centers.

My experiences with the Tiples gave me the rare opportunity to perform for
presidents and leaders of different countries. I knew then that someday I
will become a musician myself. I have never stopped singing, whether as a
soloist or in a choir.

In 1995 I enrolled at the University of Santo Tomas conservatory of music,
where I joined two of UST’s most prestigious choral groups -- The Coro
Tomasino and The UST Singers under Ricardo Mazo and Fidel Calalang Jr.

That was also the time I was introduced and started listening to different
groups like the King’s Singers, the Swingle Singers and the Comedian
Harmonist and a local vocal group, Tux and the Company.

I traveled with the UST Singers for several concert tours and competitions
in Europe and here in the US. That was when I witnessed the power of
music and how it can affect other people’s lives. Truly, It was an amazing
and unforgettable experience I will forever treasure in my heart.

Years of singing in the choir had encouraged me to study and learn the
different facets and aspects of choral music -- how to use my voice in
singing the different parts of an arrangement. And I have also realized that
our voice can be limitless in creating sound.

I then dreamt of recording my own multi-track like what Ryan Cayabyab did
in his 80’s recording of “ONE”. What better way to do it than with the help of
modern technology? Anyone can set up a “studio” without having to use a
big and fancy recording studio.

So I set up my own studio, and started learning all the parts of my all-time
favorite King Singers arrangements and recorded them one by one, sang
them repeatedly and committed myself to finishing this project.

After countless hours of studying and learning the different parts, after
countless hours of singing and recording the arrangements, I finally have
my own multi-track recording entitled “BLENDING”.

I offer this recording to my family, my wife Venice, our 3 boys; Christian
Xavier, Christof Yzekiel and Christer Zachary and most of all I give back all
the Glory and Honor to our God who gave me this talent to share with all of
you. I hope you enjoy this recording and let us all keep on singing.

Pete Avendaño



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