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Once were Christmas Angels - The Pure Sound of Boy Trebles

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  1. Once Were Christmas Angels — The Holly and the Ivy $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Once Were Christmas Angels — Little Jesus Sweetly Sleep (We will Rock You) $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Once Were Christmas Angels — The Little Road to Bethlehem $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Once Were Christmas Angels — Ding Dong Merrily $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Once Were Christmas Angels — Quem Pastores Laudavere $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Once Were Christmas Angels — O Little Town of Bethlehem $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Once Were Christmas Angels — Christmas is Coming $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Once Were Christmas Angels — Away in a Manger $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Once Were Christmas Angels — Born Today is a Holy Child $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Once Were Christmas Angels — Lullay Lulla $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Once Were Christmas Angels — Sunny Bank (I saw Three Ships) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Once Were Christmas Angels — Walking in the Air $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Once Were Christmas Angels — The Candlelight Carol $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Once Were Christmas Angels — Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Once Were Christmas Angels — See Amid the Winter Snow $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Once Were Christmas Angels — King Jesus Hath a Garden $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Once Were Christmas Angels — Rejoice the Lord is King $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Once Were Christmas Angels — Sweet Baby Sleep $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Once Were Christmas Angels — I Wonder as I Wander $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Once Were Christmas Angels — New Year Carol $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Once Were Christmas Angels — Myn Lyking $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Once Were Christmas Angels — Silent Night $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : Little Jesus Sweetly Sleep
>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
>Head, Michael : The Little Road to Bethlehem
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Quem pastores laudavere (Hohenfurth Manuscript, 1410)
>Traditional, Christmas : O Little Town of Bethlehem
>Traditional, Christmas : Christmas is coming
>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger
>Traditional, Christmas : A Child This Day is Born (English)
>Leighton, Kenneth : Carols (3), Op. 25
>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw Three Ships, carol
>Bairstow, Edward : The Blessed Virgin Mary's Cradle Song
>Blake, Howard : The Snowman
>Rutter, John : Candlelight Carol
>Rutter, John : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, carol for female chorus & harp (or piano) (from Dancing Day cycle)
>Goss, John : See Amid the Winter's Snow, for chorus
>Traditional, Christmas : King Jesus Hath A Garden (Dutch)
>Handel, George Frideric : Rejoice, the Lord is King, HWV 286
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Wither's Rocking Hymn ("Sweet baby, sleep! What ails my dear?"), carol for chorus
>Traditional Spiritual : All God's Children Got a Robe
>Traditional, Christmas : I Wonder As I Wander (American)
>Britten, Benjamin : A New Year Carol
>Terry, Richard Runciman : Myn Lyking
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
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Notes & Reviews:

Something different & wonderfully enjoyable! The new Boy Trebles compilation awaited by collectors from the 25-year period covered by Abbey Label. It is much more intimate than a normal carols record and focuses on the purity of sound of the best boy trebles and will serve the thousands also in the USA who bought "The Better Land". This is an essential document of British Choir-boy performance style and those unforgettable pure voices captured over the length and breadth of the land by Harry Mudd, MBE.

"The boys heard here are, of course, among the vocal creme de la creme but is it any wonder that they all sing with such commitment and confidence?... This is probably not a disc to play through at one sitting. However, it will give a great deal of pleasure, I'm sure, and not just to aficionados of the treble voice." John Quinn - MusicWeb International, 13/07/2007



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>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
  • Performers: Christopher Harvey (Voice); James Lyle (Voice); Peter White (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1710

>Traditional, Christmas : Little Jesus Sweetly Sleep
  • Performer: Michael Criswell (Treble)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
  • Performer: Paul Dutton (Treble)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1850

>Head, Michael : The Little Road to Bethlehem
  • Performer: Paul Dutton (Treble)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Performer: Andrew Wicks (Treble)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588

>Traditional, Christmas : Quem pastores laudavere (Hohenfurth Manuscript, 1410)
  • Performer: Andrew Wicks (Treble)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Performer: Paul Dutton (Treble)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1868

>Traditional, Christmas : Christmas is coming
  • Performer: Andrew Wicks (Treble)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger :: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)
  • Performer: Michael Criswell (Treble)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1885

>Traditional, Christmas : A Child This Day is Born (English)
  • Performer: Andrew Wicks (Treble)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Leighton, Kenneth : Carols (3), Op. 25
  • Performer: Andrew Wicks (Treble)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw Three Ships, carol
  • Performer: Andrew Wicks (Treble)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1666

>Bairstow, Edward : The Blessed Virgin Mary's Cradle Song
  • Performer: Robin Walker (Treble)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1892

>Blake, Howard : The Snowman
  • Performer: Daniel Ludford-Thomas (Treble)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1981

>Rutter, John : Candlelight Carol
  • Performer: Daniel Ludford-Thomas (Treble)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1984

>Rutter, John : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, carol for female chorus & harp (or piano) (from Dancing Day cycle)
  • Performer: David Elias (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1974

>Goss, John : See Amid the Winter's Snow, for chorus
  • Performer: Owen Pugh (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : King Jesus Hath A Garden (Dutch)
  • Performer: David Rees-Williams (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Handel, George Frideric : Rejoice, the Lord is King, HWV 286
  • Performer: Jeremy Bowyer (Treble)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1747

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Wither's Rocking Hymn ("Sweet baby, sleep! What ails my dear?"), carol for chorus
  • Performer: Ian Cooper (Voice)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1928

>Traditional Spiritual : All God's Children Got a Robe
  • Performer: Andrew Wicks (Treble)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : I Wonder As I Wander (American)
  • Performer: Paul Dutton (Treble)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1933

>Britten, Benjamin : A New Year Carol :: 5. New Year Carol
  • Performer: Peter Davey (Treble)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1935

>Terry, Richard Runciman : Myn Lyking
  • Performer: Michael Mace (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performer: Andrew Wicks (Treble)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1818