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Britten: A Ceremony Of Carols
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Price:£98.74+ £1.26 shipping

on 6 January 2012
As an ex boy chorister myself my allegiance is more often than not with the unique sound that a good treble choir bring to this music which was of course written specifically for boys voices. However, the Trinity girl sopranos have an unmatched beauty and accuracy in these Christmas gems. In the Ceremony of Carols listen to their purity of tone and intonation in "There is no rose" or the whiplash precision of "This little babe". "Wolcum Yole" is properly joyous and i could go on...
They're voices are vibrato-less and boy-like whilst also being warmer and easier on the ear. Trinity choir built an enviable reputation under Richard Marlowe's inspired direction and are currently enjoying a new era of recording excellence with the equally inspired Stephen Layton.
Rejoice in the Lamb is given an equally marvellous performance making this budget cd a real bargain. Unless you are determined to have boys voices only in this repertoire then this disc should be on your shelf.
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on 29 December 2013
I bought this to learn the music for a concert I was to perform in. The recording is so atmospheric & clear..it really got me in the mood for Christmas. I shall get many years of pleasure from it & would recommend it even to people who may think they don't like Britten's music. 'There is no rose' is just sublime!
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on 9 December 2012
A wonderful sound as the Choir performs evocative Christmas music as part of this cd. Winter, Spring, mystery and the excitement of Christian praise are all here.praise
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on 31 January 2014
My wife is singing this with a small local choir so got this just to let her hear it with a full choir and for practice.
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on 11 April 2014
Delighted to hear this work again, since my long gone days in the choir of the local girls' Grammar School. Even remembered the words! CD arrived within given timescale and in good condition.
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