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Once Were Christmas Angels - The Pure Sound Of Boy Trebles


Release Date: 09/26/2006 
Label:  Griffin   Catalog #: 4057   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  TraditionalHenry John GauntlettMichael HeadHenry Walford Davies,   ... 
Performer:  Ian [boy treble] CooperPeter [boy treble] WhiteChristopher HarveyMichael Criswell,   ... 
Conductor:  Alan WicksDavid LumsdenDonald HuntJohn Birch,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canterbury Cathedral ChoirOxford New College ChoirLeeds Parish Church Boys' Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Performer:  Ian [boy treble] Cooper (Treble), Peter [boy treble] White (Treble), Christopher Harvey (Treble)
Conductor:  Alan Wicks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canterbury Cathedral Choir
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 
2. Little Jesus sweetly sleep by Traditional
Performer:  Michael Criswell (Treble)
Conductor:  David Lumsden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. 
3. Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Performer:  Paul Dutton (Treble)
Conductor:  Donald Hunt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leeds Parish Church Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
4. Little Road To Bethlehem by Michael Head
Performer:  Paul Dutton (Treble)
Conductor:  Donald Hunt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leeds Parish Church Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
5. Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Performer:  Andrew Wicks (Treble)
Conductor:  John Birch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chichester Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is based on the tune "Branle l'officiel" from Thoinot Arbeau's "Orchésographie."
Arranger: Malcolm Williamson.
This selection is based on the tune "Branle l'officiel" from Thoinot
Arbeau's "Orchésographie". 
6. Quem pastores laudavere by Traditional
Performer:  Andrew Wicks (Treble)
Conductor:  John Birch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chichester Cathedral Choir
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranger: John Rutter. 
7. O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Performer:  Paul Dutton (Treble)
Conductor:  Donald Hunt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leeds Parish Church Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: English 
8. Christmas Is Coming by Traditional
Performer:  Andrew Wicks (Treble)
Conductor:  John Birch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chichester Cathedral Choir
Written: England 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Henry Walford Davies. 
9. Away in a manger by William J. Kirkpatrick
Performer:  Michael Criswell (Treble)
Conductor:  David Lumsden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
10. Il est né, le divin enfant by Traditional
Performer:  Andrew Wicks (Treble)
Conductor:  John Birch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chichester Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Donald Cashmore. 
11. Carols (3), Op. 25: no 2, Lully, lulla thou little tiny child by Kenneth Leighton
Performer:  Andrew Wicks (Treble)
Conductor:  John Birch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chichester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
12. I saw three ships by Traditional
Performer:  Andrew Wicks (Treble)
Conductor:  John Birch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chichester Cathedral Choir
Written: England 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Peter Hurford. 
13. The Blessed Virgin Mary's Cradle Song by Edward Bairstow
Performer:  Robin Walker (Treble)
Conductor:  Francis Jackson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  York Minster Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1900; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
14. The Snowman: Walking In the Air by Howard Blake
Performer:  Daniel Ludford-Thomas (Treble)
Conductor:  Daniel Shenton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northampton St. Matthew's Church Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: English 
15. Candlelight Carol by John Rutter
Performer:  Daniel Ludford-Thomas (Treble)
Conductor:  Daniel Shenton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northampton St. Matthew's Church Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 
16. Tomorrow shall be my dancing day by Traditional
Performer:  David [boy treble] Elias (Treble)
Conductor:  Michael Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Llandaff Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. 
17. See amid the winter's snow by John Goss
Performer:  Owen [boy treble] Pugh (Treble)
Conductor:  David Lumsden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: English 
18. King Jesus hath a garden by Traditional
Performer:  David Rees-Williams (Treble)
Conductor:  David Lumsden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Written: Netherlands (Holland 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
19. Rejoice, the Lord is King, HWV 286 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Jeremy Bowyer (Treble)
Conductor:  Harry Bramma
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwark Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1747; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 
20. Wither's rocking Hymn by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Ian [boy treble] Cooper (Treble)
Conductor:  Alan Wicks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canterbury Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
21. All God's chillun got wings by Traditional
Performer:  Andrew Wicks (Treble)
Conductor:  John Birch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chichester Cathedral Choir
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "I got a robe."
Arranger: Sir Malcolm Sargent. 
22. I got a robe by Traditional
Performer:  Andrew Wicks (Treble)
Conductor:  John Birch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chichester Cathedral Choir
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "All God's chillun got wings."
Arranger: Sir Malcolm Sargent. 
23. I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Performer:  Paul Dutton (Treble)
Conductor:  Donald Hunt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leeds Parish Church Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
24. Friday Afternoons, Op. 7: no 5, New Year Carol by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Peter Davey (Treble)
Conductor:  Alan Thurlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chichester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933-1935; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
25. Myn lyking by Richard Runciman Terry
Performer:  Michael [boy treble] Mace (Treble)
Conductor:  Donald Hunt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leeds Parish Church Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: English 
26. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Andrew Wicks (Treble)
Conductor:  John Birch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chichester Cathedral Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir Malcolm Sargent. 

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