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Twice Were Angels - The Tradition Of Boy Trebles

Schubert / Purcell / Mendelssohn / Handel / Adams
Release Date: 11/25/2008 
Label:  Griffin   Catalog #: 4065   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  AnonymousFranz SchubertHenry PurcellFelix Mendelssohn,   ... 
Performer:  Mark RobsonDavid PickeringEdward HigginbottomChristopher Smith,   ... 
Conductor:  Donald Hunt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lichfield Cathedral ChoirLeeds Parish Church Boys' Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Here, at last, the Boy Trebles collection long awaited to follow the worldwide bestseller "Once were Angels" GCCD 4040, from the 25-years of the Abbey & Alpha labels. This is the essential document of British Choirboy performance style & those unforgettable pure voices captured over the length & breadth of the land. Here, at last, the Boy Trebles collection long awaited to follow the worldwide bestseller "Once were Angels" GCCD 4040, from the 25-years of the Abbey & Alpha labels. This is the essential document of British Choirboy performance style & those unforgettable pure voices captured over the length & breadth of the land. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Morning Has Broken, song (Tune: Bunessan) by Anonymous
Performer:  Mark Robson (Treble)
Written: 1931 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
2.
Die Forelle, D 550 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  David Pickering (Treble)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
3.
King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628: Shepherd leave by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Edward Higginbottom (Organ), Christopher Smith (Treble), Andrew Brough (Treble),
Edward Higginbottom (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1691; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 14 Secs. 
4.
Songs (6), Op. 34: no 2, Auf Flügeln des Gesanges by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Andrew Shenton (Organ), Daniel Ludford-Thomas (Treble)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
5.
Theodora, HWV 68: Angels ever bright and fair by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Jeremy Bowyer (Treble)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1749-1750; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
6.
Will Ye No' Come Back Again?, folk song by Traditional
Performer:  Dara Carroll (Treble), David Lumsden (Organ), Murray Forbes Somerville (Organ)
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
7.
The Immortal Hour, opera: Faery Song by Rutland Boughton
Performer:  Dara Carroll (Treble), Murray Forbes Somerville (Organ), David Lumsden (Organ)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1914 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
8.
Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Dara Carroll (Treble), David Lumsden (Organ), Murray Forbes Somerville (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
9.
Road To The Isles by Marjory Kennedy-Fraser
Performer:  Dara Carroll (Treble), David Lumsden (Organ), Murray Forbes Somerville (Organ)
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
10.
There is a green hill far away by William Horsley
Performer:  Michael Criswell (Treble), David Lumsden (Harpsichord), David Lumsden (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
11.
Quem pastores laudavere by Traditional
Performer:  David Lumsden (Harpsichord), Michael Criswell (Treble), David Lumsden (Organ)
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 0 Secs. 
12.
They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace by Harold Fraser-Simson
Performer:  Andrew Wicks (Treble), John Birch (Piano)
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
13.
Halfway down by Harold Fraser-Simson
Performer:  Andrew Wicks (Treble), John Birch (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
14.
Politeness by Harold Fraser-Simson
Performer:  Andrew Wicks (Treble), John Birch (Piano)
Length: 0 Minutes 52 Secs. 
15.
Lines and Squares by Harold Fraser-Simson
Performer:  Andrew Wicks (Treble), John Birch (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
16.
Christopher Robin is Saying his Prayers "Vespers" by Harold Fraser-Simson
Performer:  Andrew Wicks (Treble), John Birch (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1924; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
17.
No! John, No! by Anonymous
Performer:  Andrew Wicks (Treble), John Birch (Piano)
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
18.
Blow Away the Morning Dew, folk song by Traditional
Performer:  Andrew Wicks (Treble), John Birch (Piano)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
19.
Elijah, Op. 70: I waited for the Lord by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Peter King (Organ), Daniel Norman (Treble), Justyn Christer (Treble)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lichfield Cathedral Choir
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
20.
Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63: Oh lovely peace by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Christopher Betts (Treble), Daniel Norman (Treble), Peter King (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
21.
Clavierbüchlein no 2 for Anna Magdalena Bach: Bist du bei mir, BWV 508 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daniel Norman (Treble), Peter King (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
22.
Requiem, Op. 9: Excerpt(s) by Maurice Duruflé
Performer:  Peter King (Organ), Daniel Norman (Treble)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Paris, France 
23.
The Holy Boy, version for voice & piano (or strings) by John Ireland
Performer:  Paul Dutton (Treble)
Conductor:  Donald Hunt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leeds Parish Church Boys' Choir
Period: Modern 
Written: 1938 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
24.
The Holy City by Stephen Adams
Performer:  Paul Dutton (Treble)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1892; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 
25.
Bless This House, for chorus & keyboard by May H. Brahe (a.k.a. Stan
Performer:  Paul Dutton (Treble)
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
26.
Shakespeare Songs (5), Op. 23: no 5, Hey, ho, the wind and the rain by Roger Quilter
Performer:  Paul Dutton (Treble)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
27.
Mystical Songs (5): no 4, The call by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Stephen Lomas (Piano), Stephen Lomas (Organ), Robin Blaze (Treble)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
28.
Abide with me by William Henry Monk
Performer:  Robin Blaze (Treble), Stephen Lomas (Piano), Stephen Lomas (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 

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