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Twice Were Angels: The Tradition of Boy Trebles

Audio Samples

>Anonymous, English : Morning Has Broken, song (Tune
>     Bunessan)
>Schubert, Franz : Der Jüngling an der Quelle, D 300
>Purcell, Henry : Shepherd, leave decoying (from "King Arthur"), symphony & duet for 2 sopranos, Z. 628/16
>Mendelssohn, Felix : On Wings of Song
>Handel, George Frideric : Theodora
>     Angels ever bright & fair
>Traditional, Scottish : Will Ye No' Come Back Again?, folk song
>Boughton, Rutland : The Immortal Hour, opera
>     Faery Song
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49
>     Wiegenlied, Op. 49/4
>Kennedy-Fraser, Marjory : Road To The Isles
>Horsley, William : There is a green hill far away
>     Horsley)
>Traditional, Christmas : Quem pastores laudavere (Hohenfurth Manuscript, 1410)
>Fraser-Simson, Harold : They're Changing Guard at Buckingham Palace, song
>Fraser-Simson, Harold : Halfway Down
>Fraser-Simson, Harold : Politeness, for voice & piano
>Fraser-Simson, Harold : Lines and Squares
>Fraser-Simson, Harold : Vespers ("Christopher Robin Is Saying His Prayers"), for voice (or chorus) & piano
>Anonymous : No! John, No!
>Traditional, English : Blow Away the Morning Dew, folk song
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Elijah, Op. 70
>     I waited for the Lord
>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63
>     O Lovely Peace
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Bist du bei mir, aria arranged for voice & continuo (after Gottfried Stölzel), BWV 508
>Duruflé, Maurice : Requiem
>Ireland, John [Composer] : The Holy Boy, version for voice & piano (or strings)
>Adams, Stephen (I) : The Holy City
>Stan, May H. Brahe (a.k.a. : Bless This House, for chorus & keyboard
>Quilter, Roger [Composer] : Hey ho! The wind and the rain, for voice & piano, Op. 23/5
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Call ("Come, my way"), song for baritone, chorus (ad lib.) orchestra (or organ) (Mystical Songs
>Monk, William Henry : Abide with me
>     Eventide)

Album Summary

>Anonymous, English : Morning Has Broken, song (Tune
>Schubert, Franz : Der Jüngling an der Quelle, D 300
>Purcell, Henry : Shepherd, leave decoying (from "King Arthur"), symphony & duet for 2 sopranos, Z. 628/16
>Mendelssohn, Felix : On Wings of Song
>Handel, George Frideric : Theodora
>Traditional, Scottish : Will Ye No' Come Back Again?, folk song
>Boughton, Rutland : The Immortal Hour, opera
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49
>Kennedy-Fraser, Marjory : Road To The Isles
>Horsley, William : There is a green hill far away
>Traditional, Christmas : Quem pastores laudavere (Hohenfurth Manuscript, 1410)
>Fraser-Simson, Harold : They're Changing Guard at Buckingham Palace, song
>Fraser-Simson, Harold : Halfway Down
>Fraser-Simson, Harold : Politeness, for voice & piano
>Fraser-Simson, Harold : Lines and Squares
>Fraser-Simson, Harold : Vespers ("Christopher Robin Is Saying His Prayers"), for voice (or chorus) & piano
>Anonymous : No! John, No!
>Traditional, English : Blow Away the Morning Dew, folk song
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Elijah, Op. 70
>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Bist du bei mir, aria arranged for voice & continuo (after Gottfried Stölzel), BWV 508
>Duruflé, Maurice : Requiem
>Ireland, John [Composer] : The Holy Boy, version for voice & piano (or strings)
>Adams, Stephen (I) : The Holy City
>Stan, May H. Brahe (a.k.a. : Bless This House, for chorus & keyboard
>Quilter, Roger [Composer] : Hey ho! The wind and the rain, for voice & piano, Op. 23/5
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Call ("Come, my way"), song for baritone, chorus (ad lib.) orchestra (or organ) (Mystical Songs
>Monk, William Henry : Abide with me
Performers Composers

Notes & 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.



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Works Details

>Anonymous, English : Morning Has Broken, song (Tune :: Bunessan)
  • Performer: Mark Robson (Treble)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1931

>Schubert, Franz : Der Jüngling an der Quelle, D 300
  • Performer: David Pickering (Treble)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1817

>Purcell, Henry : Shepherd, leave decoying (from "King Arthur"), symphony & duet for 2 sopranos, Z. 628/16
  • Performers: Andrew Brough (Treble); Christopher Smith (Treble); Edward Higginbottom (Piano); Edward Higginbottom (Organ)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1691

>Mendelssohn, Felix : On Wings of Song
  • Performers: Daniel Ludford-Thomas (Treble); Andrew Shenton (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 10/01/1835

>Handel, George Frideric : Theodora :: Angels ever bright & fair
  • Performer: Jeremy Bowyer (Treble)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1749

>Traditional, Scottish : Will Ye No' Come Back Again?, folk song
  • Performers: Dara Carroll (Treble); David Lumsden (Organ); Murray Somerville (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.

>Boughton, Rutland : The Immortal Hour, opera :: Faery Song
  • Performers: Dara Carroll (Treble); David Lumsden (Organ); Murray Somerville (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1914

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49 :: Wiegenlied, Op. 49/4
  • Performers: Dara Carroll (Treble); David Lumsden (Organ); Murray Somerville (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1868

>Kennedy-Fraser, Marjory : Road To The Isles
  • Performers: Dara Carroll (Treble); David Lumsden (Organ); Murray Somerville (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.

>Horsley, William : There is a green hill far away :: Horsley)
  • Performers: David Lumsden (Organ); David Lumsden (Harpsichord); Michael Criswell (Treble)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Traditional, Christmas : Quem pastores laudavere (Hohenfurth Manuscript, 1410)
  • Performers: David Lumsden (Harpsichord); David Lumsden (Organ); Michael Criswell (Treble)
  • Running Time: 1 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas

>Fraser-Simson, Harold : They're Changing Guard at Buckingham Palace, song
  • Performers: Andrew Wicks (Treble); John Birch (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Fraser-Simson, Harold : Halfway Down
  • Performers: Andrew Wicks (Treble); John Birch (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Fraser-Simson, Harold : Politeness, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Andrew Wicks (Treble); John Birch (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern

>Fraser-Simson, Harold : Lines and Squares
  • Performers: Andrew Wicks (Treble); John Birch (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Fraser-Simson, Harold : Vespers ("Christopher Robin Is Saying His Prayers"), for voice (or chorus) & piano
  • Performers: Andrew Wicks (Treble); John Birch (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Anonymous : No! John, No!
  • Performers: Andrew Wicks (Treble); John Birch (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.

>Traditional, English : Blow Away the Morning Dew, folk song
  • Performers: Andrew Wicks (Treble); John Birch (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Elijah, Op. 70 :: I waited for the Lord
  • Performers: Justyn Christer (Treble); Daniel Norman (Treble); Peter King (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 08/11/1846

>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63 :: O Lovely Peace
  • Performers: Christopher Betts (Treble); Daniel Norman (Treble); Peter King (Organ)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1746.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1746

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Bist du bei mir, aria arranged for voice & continuo (after Gottfried Stölzel), BWV 508
  • Performers: Daniel Norman (Treble); Peter King (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1722-1725

>Maurice Duruflé (Composer/Organ) (1902 - 1986) : Requiem
  • Performers: Daniel Norman (Treble); Peter King (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1947

>Ireland, John [Composer] : The Holy Boy, version for voice & piano (or strings)
  • Performer: Paul Dutton (Treble)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1938

>Adams, Stephen (I) : The Holy City
  • Performer: Paul Dutton (Treble)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Stan, May H. Brahe (a.k.a. : Bless This House, for chorus & keyboard
  • Performer: Paul Dutton (Treble)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral

>Quilter, Roger [Composer] : Hey ho! The wind and the rain, for voice & piano, Op. 23/5
  • Performer: Paul Dutton (Treble)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Call ("Come, my way"), song for baritone, chorus (ad lib.) orchestra (or organ) (Mystical Songs
  • Performers: Stephen Lomas (Organ); Stephen Lomas (Piano); Robin Blaze (Treble)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1911

>Monk, William Henry : Abide with me :: Eventide)
  • Performers: Stephen Lomas (Piano); Stephen Lomas (Organ); Robin Blaze (Treble)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1861