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It can be hard to get younger boys to sing but when a boyschoir or chorus record a CD the results can be amazing. The boy choir CD recording we offer are from around the world and we consider that they are some of the finest recordings of the genre currently available.

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All-American Boys Chorus : A Little Christmas Magic

Review: "A Little Christmas Magic" is just yuletide carols being sung by a choir, but not just any choir! For decades now, Costa Mesa, CA-based All-American Boys Chorus has prepared for months in pointed preparation for its busy Christmas concert season of more than 30 performances. The 9 to 15-year-old boys add their youthful vitality and energy to marvelous arrangements and understated orchestral accompaniment to produce a full, beautiful, yes indeed - magical sound! 10 standards, from "We Need A Little Christmas" medley to "O Holy Night." Orchestrally accompanied

Songlist: We Need A Little Christmas , Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, The Christmas Waltz, Silent Night, I'll Be Home For Christmas, Sleigh Ride, Winter Wonderland, Do You Hear What I Hear?, White Christmas, O Holy Night

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6411c | 1 CD | $14.98 || Childrens Choir Christmas


All-American Boys Chorus : On The Sunny Side of The Street

Review: One of the most widely-traveled choirs in the world, the Costa Mesa, CA-based AABC has appeared with such stars as Tony Bennett, Paul Anka, Steve Allen and Victor Borge, and in tv commercials for Mazda, TWA and KFC. This is a feel-good collection of 11 songs, but actually much more because five of them are medleys. "Salute To America's Colleges," for instance, has the fight songs for Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan, Wisconsin and USC; and "Marches of John Phillip Sousa" includes four of Sousa's classics. Orchestrally accompanied.

Songlist: This Could Be the Start of Something Big, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Satin Doll and Take the "A" Train, Marches of John Philip Sousa, America the Beautiful, On the Sunny Side fo the Street, 75 Trombones, Lida Rose, Salute to America's Colleges, Dixieland Medley

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6636c | 1 CD | $15.98 |


All-American Boys Chorus : On Tour

Review: The nonprofit AABC, based in Costa Mesa, CA, serves boys ages 8 to 15 of all races, faiths, nationalities and ethnic origins, and is one of the most widely-traveled choirs in the world. Delighted audiences from Moscow, Vienna and Rome to Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul and Beijing, to Canada and all over the US have heard them sing. Collaborations with Disney, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and the LA Philharmonic have added to the group's professional stature. 13 songs, the powerful medley "Salute to the United States Armed Forces," "This is My Country," "Stouthearted Men," "Waiting for the Robert E. Lee," "Rivers," a medley of "Shenandoah" and "Red River Valley," "Cielito Lindo," "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," Ghost Riders in the Sky," "A Medley of Walzes," "Panis Angelicus," "The Lord's Prayer," "Al Shlosha D'varim" and "God Bless America." All songs are orchestra, organ or piano accompanied. The sweet, angelic voices of the boys are beautifully presented on these patriotic, religious, folk and pop classics. Very nice full color foldout liner notes.

Songlist: Salute to the United States Armed Forces, This is My Country, Stouthearted Men, Waiting for the Robert E. Lee, Rivers, Cielito Lindo, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Ghost Riders in the Sky, A Medley of Waltzes, Panis Angelicus, The Lord's Prayer, Al Shlosha D'varim, God Bless America

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6956c | 1 CD | $15.98 |


All-American Boys Chorus : The Best Gift Of All

Review: The joy and excitement of the holidays come to life as the boys tell the story of Christmas. Beginning with the season's earliest hearkenings of candy canes, Santa Claus, and toys, the narrative continues with the warmth and glow of home and hearth, and concludes with the spellbinding tale of the magic night itself.

Songlist: It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, Silver Bells, Here Comes Santa Claus/ Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Jingle Bells, The Best Gift Of All, Angels We Have Heard On High, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, What Child Is This?, The First Noel, Ave Maria, A Medley Of Carols/ Joy To The World/ Hark! Herald Angels Sing/ O Come, All Ye Faithful

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6409c | 1 CD | $14.98 || Childrens Choir Christmas


American Boychoir : American Songfest

Review: A musical overview of the landmark achievements of American composers throughout the 20th century: Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin, Ives and more.

Songlist: Opening Hymn: To the Poem, Hymn, Peaks, The Light that is Felt, God Bless and Keep Thee, Flute prelude, Steal Away (from A Child of Our Time), Flute interlude, Nobody Knows (from A Child of Our Time), Flute and recorder interlude, Deep River (from A Child of Our Time), Flute postlude, Sure on This Shining Night, Pas de Deux, Under the Willow Tree (from Vanessa), Medley from Porgy and Bess, Vocalise, Long Time Ago (from Old American Songs, Piano Blues #4, The Promise of Living (from The Tender Land), Eldorado, Make Our Garden Grow (from Candide)

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8735c | 1 CD | $15.95 |


American Boychoir : Carol

Review: During the past 6 decades of its existence, the AB has performed in more than 2,500 North American cities and towns, and in Europe, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and South America. More than 80 boys, ages 10 to 14, all students at the American Boychoir School in Princeton, NJ, are the nucleus from which the two concert Boychoirs are selected. They have performed and recorded with many major orchestras and conductors, and recently joined Chanticleer for a series of concerts. Over the years, the Boychoir has gathered a large repertoire of carols and other holiday music during their many December tours and annual Holiday Festival concerts. This CD represents a popular sampling of music from the past 500 years and from many nations. 13 carols, all standards, from "Carol of the Bells," "The Coventry Carol," "This Christmastide" and "Christmas Day," to "O Holy Night," "What Child Is This," "Away In A Manger" and "We Wish You A Merry Christmas," all sweetly sung by the angelic voices of the Boychoir. What a gift!

Songlist: Carol Of The Bells, Joy To The World, The Coventry Carol, This Christmastide, Christmas Day, Deck The Hall, Silent Night! Holy Night!, O Holy Night, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, What Child Is This, Away In A Manger, O Come, All Ye Faithful, We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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6668c | 1 CD | $15.98 || Childrens Choir Christmas


American Boychoir : Litton Live! The Farewell Concert

Review: The American Boychoir, joined by the Resident Training Choir and a 106-voice alumni choir, pay a moving tribute to retiring Litton-Lodal Music Director James Litton.

Songlist: Introit - Requiem aeternam, Hosanna to the Son of David, Locus iste, Ave Maria, Hear my words, ye people, Weep no more, Songs eternity:, Melodys of Earth and Sky, Mighty Songs, Sing Creations Music On, Prayer of the Children, Brothers Sing On, Three African American Spirituals:, Wade in the Water, Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord, Praise His Holy Name, The Singing Heart

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8733c | 1 CD | $15.95 |


American Boychoir : Messe Basse

Review: This album brings together some of the most beautiful sacred music from Paris written for treble voices over the past century. It is complemented by some wonderful and virtually unknown organ music by Gabriel Faure and Erik Satie. Conducted by James Litton.

Songlist: Introit (Processional): Immense coeli, Kyrie, Gloria, Ave Maria, Gradual: Immense coeli, Offertory: Fugue in e minor Op. 84 No. 6, Sanctus, Benedictus, Litany: Rorate coeli, Agnus Dei, Consecration: Immense coeli, Fugue in a minor, Op. 84 No. 3, Ite missa, Recessional: Immense coeli, Messe des Pauvres, Introit, Kyrie, Interlude, Gloria, Offertory , Sanctus, Interlude, Benedictus , Interlude, Agnus Dei I, Interlude, Agnus Dei II, Ite missa

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8730c | 1 CD | $15.95 |


American Boychoir : Sing

Review: The American Boychoir showcases its vocal versatility with world music, Americana and rare classical works.

Songlist: Dixit Dominus (Vespers), Kyrie Eleison (Missa St. Leopoldi), Gloria in Excelsis Deo (Missa St. Leopoldi), When Children Sing , O Sing Joyfully (Psalm 81 vv. 1-4), Oh, Had I Jubal's Lyre (Joshua), Hosanna to the Son of David, Hej, Igazitsad!, Fyer, Fyer!, The Willow Song, Still Wie Die Nacht (Calm as the Night), Niska Banja, Alister Mcalpine's Lament, The Paint Box, Four African Songs: Tshotsholoza / Siyahamba / Sivela / Farewell Song, Orange Colored Sky, George Gershwin Medley, Wade in the Water, Elijah Rock, When the Saints Go Marching In, America the Beautiful

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8734c | 1 CD | $15.95 |


American Boychoir : Voices of Angels

Review: A sparkling collection of beloved Christmas carols no longer available on American Boychoir recordings plus previously unreleased holiday favorites. Conducted by Litton-Lodal Music Director, Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, and Music Director Emeritus, James Litton.

Songlist: O come, all ye faithful, In the bleak midwinter, Ding dong! merrily on high (instrumental), Up! good Christian folk, I Sing of a maiden, Watts's Cradle Hymn, While shepherds watched their flocks, Sir Christemas, Shepherd's Pipe Carol, Ding dong! merrily on high, Oi Betleem, Ed Alavo, The Holly and the Ivy, Joy to the World, Candlelight Carol, Joseph, lieber, Joseph mein, Stille nacht, heilige nacht, Mary had a baby, Christians, awake! Salute the happy morn

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8732c | 1 CD | $15.95 |


American Boychoir and The St Olaf Choir : Harmony - American Songs of Faith

Review: The newest release from The American Boychoir, directed by Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, is a wonderfully eclectic collection that reflects the faith that has been expressed consistently across different backgrounds, religions and races since the founding of this country. This fine recording includes familiar camp songs, Sunday School melodies such as "This Little Light of Mine", praise songs and beloved hymns that sprang from American soil such as "Happy Land" and "Amazing Grace". Also featured are three tracks sung with the renowned St. Olaf Choir conducted by Anton Armstrong. The Alumni Chorus of the American Boychoir School, conducted by Music Director James Litton, makes a special guest appearance on the album as well.

Songlist: Kubaya, This Little Light of Mine, Jesus Loves Me, Here I Am, Lord, Precious Lord, Take My Hand, Walk in the Light, Give Me Jesus, How Can I Keep from Singing?, Little Innocent Lamb, The Gift of Love, Softly and Tenderly, Earth and All Stars, Ose Shalom, Shall We Gather at the River, Happy Land, How Can I Keep From Singing, Abide With Me, America the Beautiful, Amazing Grace, When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

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8701c | 1 CD | $15.95 |


Aurelius Boys' Choir : German Folk Songs

Review: Aurelius Sangerknaben Calw (ASKC) (Aurelius Boys' Choir, Calw), was founded in 1983 by Hans-Jorg Kalmbach, who continues to direct and decisively shape its activities to the present day (2001). From simple beginnings the choir has become a much-requested bod of singers capable of both choral and solo duties. Work with famous conductors and orchestras became increasingly important during the 1990s, as the group appeared with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphony and even the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Delighting their audiences in radio, tv and CD appearances, the ASKC brings us here a lovely collection of traditional and classical music, some accompanied, and all sung in German. We particularly enjoyed the title tune, the sweet a cappella "Heimlich Liebe," "Es klappert die Muhle," "Kein schoner Land," "Wurttemberger Hymne," the rich a cappella tune "Untreue," "All mein Gedanken," "Der Lindenbaum"- we could go on and on. A beautifully-sung collection of classic tunes from one of Germany's finest boy choirs.

Songlist: Hoch auf dem gelben Wagen, Kein schoner Land, Wurttemberger hymne, Heidenroslein, Heimliche Liebe, Es klappert die Muhle, Im schonsten Wiesengrunde, Untrue, Jenseits des Tales, Annchen von Tharau, Die Gedanken sind frei, Horch, was kommt von draussen rein, Es steht eine Muhle im Schwarzwaldertal, Auf de schwab'sche Eisebahne, Mein eigen soll sie sein, All mein Gedanken, Guter Mond, du geshst so stille, Der Lindenbaum, Nehmt Abschied Bruder Muss I den, Nehmt Abschied Bruder Muss I denn

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7547c | 1 CD | $15.98 || German Choral Music


Boys Choir Of Harlem : Precious Lord....Take My Hand

Review: Harlem's finest, and one of America's finest boys' choirs, brings us a powerful collection of 14 authentic spirituals. The arrangements are by some of the best in the world. "Everytime I Feel the Spirit," "Go Down Moses," "Little David Play On Your Harp," "Ride On King Jesus" and "I Can Tell the World," all arranged by Moses Hogan, "Ezekiel Saw De Wheel," arranged by William Dawson, "If I Got My Ticket, Can I Ride," arranged by Robert Shaw, and a pair arranged by Howard Roberts, "Kumbaya My Lord" and "Oh Freedom," are a few of many favorites. Some light piano accompaniment, like on the lovely Don Sebesky-arranged "Amazing Grace," but mostly sweet, spirited a cappella. "Precious Lord" is inspirational and moving on many levels, given the accomplishments of Executive Producer J. Walter Turnbull and many others, molding and teaching the talented children of Harlem.

Songlist: Everytime I Feel The Spirit, Go Down Moses, Children, Go Where I send Thee, Little David Play On Your Harp, Ride On, King Jesus, Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, I've Been Buked, If I Got My Ticket, Can I Ride, Mary Was the Queen of Galilee, Amazing Grace, I Can Tell The World, Precious World, Kumbaya My Lord, Oh Freedom

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7811c | 1 CD | $15.98 |


Cincinnati Boychoir : 40 Years

Review: 40 Years" is the 4th CD by the present incarnation of the 32-strong Boychoir, which has a yearly six-concert subscription series in Cincinnati, plus many outreach performances that include appearances with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Boys Choir, Honolulu Symphony and many others. 17 songs, all accompanied by organ and piano. Some favorites are Johann Strauss' "On the Beautiful Blue Danube," Johann Roman's "Jubilate Deo," Simon Lindley's "Ave Maria," the lively Argentinian song "Escondido," the lovely "Hamabe No Uta" by Narita and Kitamura, the spiritual "Go Where I Send Thee," the Irish air "Danny Boy," Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria," "The King of Love," a traditional Irish hymn, "Amazing Grace," and a beautiful "Best of Walt Disney" medley. All accompanied of course, but wonderful arrangements and the sweet, clear voices of the boys make each cover seem new.

Songlist: On The Beautiful Blue Danube, Jubilate Deo, Ave Maria, Alleluia, The Lord Has A Child, Escondido, Hamabe No Uta, Go Where I Send Thee, No Rocks a-Cryin', Danny Boy, O Perfect Love, Panis Angelicus, Ave Maria, The King Of Love, Amazing Grace, Deep River, Best Of Walt Disneys

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7961c | 1 CD | $15.98 |


Cincinnati Boychoir : Gift Vol 2

Review: Founded in 1965, the Cincinnati Boychoir is divided into three groups; the Training Choir, Resident Choir, and the elite Touring Choir. Their Christmas CD, "Gift," is exactly that! Beginning with Josef Rheinburger's "Messe in A, Op. 125 and Benjamin Britten's 12-part "Ceremony of Carols," we proceed to 5 Christmas Carols, including "Joy to the World," the Sicilian hymn "O Sanctissima," and "Hark the Herald Angels Sing." Then we have 4 "Holiday Songs with the Resident Choir," "Riu, Riu, Chiu," "Children's Song of the Nativity," "Nino Querido" and "Ding, Dong, Merrily on High; followed by 6 "Holiday Favorites," which include the German tune "Kling, Clockchen," "The Little Drummer Boy," "Toyland" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." All songs are accompanied by piano, harp and other instruments. As Christmas is about one special child, we particularly love beautiful Christmas music sung by a fine, well-directed children's choir like the Cincinnati Boychoir - it's a Gift!

Songlist: Messe in A, Op. 125, Gloria, A Ceremony of Carols , Processional, Wolcum, Yule!, There Is No Rose, That Yonge Child, Balulalow, As Dew in Aprille, The Little Babe, Interlude, Spring Carol, Deo Gracias, Recessional, Christmas Carols:, Joy the the World , O Sanctissima , Hark, the Herald Angels Sing , O come, All Ye Faithful, Silent Night, Holiday Songs with the Resident Choir, Riu, Riu, Chiu, Children's Song of the Nativity , Nino Querido , Ding, Dong, Merrily On High , Holiday Favorites, Kling, Glockchen, The Little Drummer Boy , Toyland , We Need a Little Christmas , and more

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7738c | 1 CD | $15.98 |


Cincinnati Boychoir : Music From Seven Continents Vol 1

Review: Randall Wolfe directs the popular Cincinnati (Ohio) Boychoir, who recently had two members accepted to tour Japan and the US with the prestigious Vienna Boys Choir's Haydnchor. "Seven Continents" is a lively collection of tunes from Africa (the African folksong "Siyahamba"), South America ("Tinga Layo," West Indies folksong), Asia ("A Crying Bird," Taiwanese folksong), Europe (Johann Strauss, Jr.'s "Tritsch Tratsch Polka"), Australia (the well-known folksong "Kookaburra"), and North America (Mary Earl's "Beautiful Ohio" and "When My Baby Smiles at Me"). 14 songs in all, all lightly piano accompanied. A fun, spirited collection from the Cincinnati Boychoir!

Songlist: Antarctica:, Antarctica, Africa:, Siyahamba, South America:, Tinga Layo, Voce Gosta, Asia:, Study Is Good, A Crying Bird, The Toke, Suliram, Europe:, Tritsch Tratsch Polka, Australia:, Kookaburra, North America, Song of Ohio, Beautiful Ohio, When My Baby Smiles at Me, Is Everybody Happy Now?

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7736c | 1 CD | $15.98 |


Cincinnati Boychoir : Music From Seven Continents Vol 2

Review: This is part 2 of a well-selected, sweetly-performed collection of 18 tunes from all over the world by the well-traveled and beloved Boychoir, who have toured throughout the US and in Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic and Canada. Some favorites are, the Zulu song "Mangwani Mpulele," from Africa, "Haera Ra" from Australia, "Eu e Voce" from Brazil, John Sanders' "A Canticle of Joy" from Europe, Carlton Young's "Penguins" from Antarctica, "Hitori" from Japan, and from North America, Libby Larsen's "Ring the Bells" and Queen Lili'uokalani's "Nani Na Pua Ko'olau." Light piano accompaniment on all songs. A well-selected and nicely-sung program by the pride of Cincinnati!

Songlist: Mangwani Mpulele , Haera Ra , South America:, Eu e Voce , Escondido , Europe:, Gloria, A Canticle of Joy , Antarctica:, Antarctica, Penguins, Exploring , Memories , North America:, Ring the Bells , O praise Him , Aloha 'Oe , Nani na Pua Ko'olau , America, the Beautiful

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Copenhagen Boys' Choir : Garland Of The Year - Danish Hymns

Review: rets Krans, meaning garland of the year, is a compilation of Danish hymns for fellowship. Beginning with the church's birthday or Whitsunstide, traditional hymns are woven together, celebrating the major feasts of the liturgical year. These beautiful melodies are superbly sung by the internationally acclaimed Copenhagen Boys' Choir under the direction of former member Ebbe Munk.

Songlist: Du, som gar ud fra den levende Gud, Nu bede vi den Helligand, I al sin glans nu straler solen, I osten stiger solen op, Gakud min sjael, Vi plojed og vi sa de, Min Jesus, lad mit hjerte fa , Blomstre som en rosengard, Velkommen igen, Guds engle sma, Fra Himlen hojt kom budskabber, Hkerte, loft din glaedes vinger, Vaer velkommen, Herrens ar, Frydeligt med jubelkor, Hil dig, fresler og forsoner, Som for arssolen morgenrod, Opstanden er den Herre Krist, Paskeblomst! hvad vil du her?, Nu blomstertiden kommer, Sommersalme

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7181c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella || Danish Choral Music | de Pearsall, RobertWood, Charles


Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir : Danish Choral Music in the 20th Century

Review: Founded as the Copenhagen Boys' Choir in 1924, the Choir was permanently connected with the Christiansborg Slotskirke (Chapel of Christiansborg Castle) in 1959. With a repertoire ranging from commissioned works by the leading composers of our time to the earliest polyphony, the choir has earned a reputation over the years of being one of the finest of its type, giving concerts all over the world. Here are 14 sacred songs and hymns, favorites are Carl Nielsen's "Benedictus," Lewkowitch's "Salve Regina" and "Alma redemptoris," Norgard's "Agnus Dei II," and Ruders' "I sne star urt." Sublime, soaring, magnificent music from one of Denmark's oldest and most respected boy's choirs.

Songlist: Afflictus sum, Dominus regit me, Benedictus, Ave regina, Salve regina, Alma redemptoris, Regina caeli, Agnus dei I, Agnus dei II, Agnus dei III, Preghiera semplice, I sne star urt, Den skonne jorden, Fred hviler over land

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7763c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella || Danish Choral Music | Carl NielsenRudersNorgardLa Cour


Czech Boys' Choir : Boni Pueri (Good Boys)

Review: Founded in 1982, the Boni pueri Czech Boys' Choir has come to rank alongside the Czech Republic's leading music ensembles. The 350-strong choir has to its credit over 1,500 independent concert appearances all over Europe and in the US and Japan. There are 17 songs in this finely-crafted collection, with some light organ accompaniment. Some favorites: Orlando di Lasso's "O la o che bon echo," Cesar Franck's "Panis angelicus," Handel's "Hallelujah," from the "Messiah," Dvorak's "Goin' Home," the traditional Argentinian tune "Buenos Aires no fuera asi," the Zulu spiritual "Siyahamba," and the final cut, "Broadway Medley," which features "Chatanooga Choo-Choo," "Hello Dolly," "Over the Rainbow," "I Got Rhythm" and "Somewhere, America." The Czech Boys' Choir has a beautiful, full sound, and their youthful spirit and love of singing makes "Boni Pueri" special in many ways. Enjoy!

Songlist: Pueri hebraeorum, O la o che bon eccho, Personent hodie, Panis angelicus, Hallelujah, Kyrie, Gloria, Confitebor, Vos Oriens adoret, Goin' Home, Proc bychom se netesili, O, lasko, lasko, Mikulecka dedina, Waltzing Matilda, Buenos Aires no fuera asi, Sakura, Siyahamba, Broadway Medley

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Dresden Boys' Choir : Romantic Choral Music

Review: With a tradition going back to the 13th century this highly regarded boyschoir, with its full compliment of 120 voices is ideally suited to large scale compositions. The accoustics of the Kreuzirche contribute to a romantic sound even when the emphasis is on transparency, subtly shading of expression and clarity of articulation. Apart from sacred composistions by Johannes Bach, Asnton Buckner and Max Reger, all masterpieces of romantic choral music, this program also includes some lesser-known composers. Among them are Heinrich Kaminski, director of the Berlin Choir, whose works were banned by the Nazis.

Songlist: Unser lieben Frauen Traum (Und unser lieben Frauen), Locus iste in C major, Ave Maria for Chorus, Wie liegt die Stadt so wust, Psalm 130, Gib dich zufrieden und sei stille, Erquicke mich mit deinem Licht, Motets (2), Op. 74: no 1, Warum ist das Licht gegeben, Denn er hat seinen Engeln befohlen uber dir, O Vos Omnes, Herr Christ, der einig Gottes sohn, Erquicke mich mit deinem Licht, Schonster Herr Jesu / Darum sage ich euch, Nachtlied (Die Nacht ist kommen)

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7819c | 1 CD | $15.98 || German Choral Music


Dresden Boys' Choir : Sacred Music

Review: The church's four most recent directors of music are united in this collection, in which great sacred choral music illustrates the development of the boys' choir from the beginning of the stereo era to the present day.

Songlist: Kyrie, Jauchzet dem Herrn, alle Welt SWV 36 aus Psalmen Davids: 100. Psalm, Ein Kind ist uns geboren SWV 302 aus Kleine geistliche Konzerte, Kryri, Gloria, Cum Sancto Spiritu, Jauchzet, frohlocket, Locus iste, WAB 23 (1869), Ave Maria, WAB 6 (1861), Wie liegt die Stadt so wust (1945), Warum ist das Licht gegeben, Motette op. 74 Nr.1

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Dresden Boys' Choir : Schutz, Psalms of David

Review: Psalm recitals played a large role in Schutz's composing life, and the reason the Psalms of David play such a significant part in the repertoire of the boys' choir of the Dresden Kreuzkirche is the spiritual and stylistic wealth of works, which can be plumbed for so many solemn or joyful occasions. To imagine the Dresden Kreuzchor without the music of Heinrich Schutz is all but impossible in this day and age. Though Schutz was himself never a choirboy there, his oeuvre represents the most significant and long-lasting contribution to the repertoire of this boys' choir, which looks back on a musical tradition of more than 700 years.

Songlist: Ich freu mich des, das mir geredt ist, An den Wassern zu Babel saban wir und weineten, Wohl dem, der den Herren furchtet, Alleluja, lobet den Herren in seinem Heiligtum, Jauchzet dem Herren, alle Welt, singt, ruhmet, lobet, Der Herr sprach zu meinem Herren, Herr unser Herrscher, wie herrlich ist dein Name, Danket dem Herren, denn er ist freundlich, Zion Spricht, der Herr hat mich verlassen, Love den Herren, meine Seele, Danket dem Herren, den er ist freundlich

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4260c | 1 CD | $14.95 || German Choral Music


Dresden Boys' Choir : Sings Folksongs

Review: The songs on this recording rangs from simple numbers like " Gluck auf!" (the miners call of good luck) and " Der Mond ist aufgegangen" (the moon has risen) to variant forms with astringent harmonies, like Max Reger's " Bald gras ich am Neckar". The artful polyphony of " Es geht ein dunkle Wolk" in the setting by Hugo Distler and in Ludwig Senff's "Entlaubet ist der Walde" also shows how fruitfully composers of various periods have engaged themselves with folk songs. Beautifully sung, well recorded, all a cappella.

Songlist: Hoch auf dem gelben Wagen, Die wilden Schwane, Feinsliebchen, Tritt zu! (Wenn alle Brunnlein flieben), Ach Elslein, liebes Elselein, Es waren zwei Konigskinder, Ich hort ein Sichelein rauschen, Bruderlein fein, Es fuhrt uber den Main, Gluck auf, Gluck auf!, Aus grauer Stadte Mauern, Aus grauer Stadte Mauern, An der Saale hellem Strande, Das Ringlein (Bald gras ich am Neckar), Lieb Heimatland, ade, Es geht ein dunkle Wolk, Nr. 3: Es fiel ein Reif in der Fruhlingsnacht, Im Mai op. 47 Nr. 1, Fruhlingsgrub, Nr. 2: Die Primel, Im schonsten Wiesengrunde, Entlaubet ist der Walde, Sandmannchen (Die Blumelein, sie schlafen), Verstohlen geht der Mond auf, Der Mond ist aufgegangen

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7821c | 1 CD | $15.98 || German Choral Music


Dresden Boys' Choir : Singt Die Schonsten Weihnachtslieder (Singing the Christmas Carols)

Review: The top-notch children's choir sings traditional Christmas carols including works by Brahms, Max Reger, Anton Bruckner, Handel and Mendelssohn.

Songlist: O Heiland Reif Die Himmel Auf, Nun Komm Der Heiden Heiland, Es Kommt Ein Schiff Geladen, Tauben Weif, Ave Maria, Ubers Gebrig Maria Geht, Maria Durch Ein Dornwald Ging, Tochter Zion Freu Dich, Warum toben Die Heiden, Maria Auf Dem Berge, Joseph Lieber Joseph, Schlaf Mein Kindelein, Laft Uns Lauschen, Ihr Kinderlein Kommet, Angelus Ad Pastores Ait, In Dulci Jubilo, Es Ist Ein Ros Entprungen, Leise Riesel Der Schnee, Lieb Nachtigall Wach Auf, Frohlich Soll Mein Herze Springen, Stille Nacht Heilige Nacht

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Dresden Boys' Choir : Unto Us A Child Is Born

Review: Dresden's famous Kreuzchor, one of the most traditional boys' choirs in the world, embarks on a new project! This recording marks the launch of a spectacular CD series oriented towards the great Ecclesiastical festivals and high days, capturing the mood and religious background of the church calendar in musical form. The selected works are all taken from the choir's popular repertoire, with special emphasis on composers of Saxony.

Songlist: Machet die Tore weit, Es begab sich aber zu der Zeit, Freut euch un jubiliert, Uns ist ein Kind geboren, Das Wort ward Fleisch, Verbum caro factum est, Wie schon singt uns der Engel Schar, Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, Virga Jesse floruit, Joseph, lieber Joseph mein, Sei wilkommen, Jesulein, Jerusalem gaude gaudio magno, Dies sanctificatus illuxit nobis, Singet und klinget, ihr Kinderlein, Das neugeborne Kindlein, Ach, mein herzliebes Jesulein

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Estonian National Opera Boys' Choir : Rahvusooper

Review: Founded in 1971, the Estonian National Opera Boys' Choir was adopted by the Estonian National Opera in 1997. The Choir functions as a choral studio with three different levels, so that about 140 young singers study vocal music there. The Choir has received acclaim (and a number of Gold Medals in competitions) in many European countries, Canada, the US, Australia and Japan. This 35th Anniversary (of the group's founding) live concert has 11 cuts, several that feature Estonian composers, such as Simon Brix' wonderful 17 -minute long "Magnificat," Rene Eespere's "Two Jubilations" and "The Time of Awakening," Juri Ruut Kangur's "In Paradisum," Ester Magi's powerful, a cappella "Beloved Homeland" and "Meditation of the Viru Poet," Velgo Tormis' "Step Up," and Kadri Hunt's "We Must Hold Each Other Dear." Also included, and lovely, are Handel's "Lascia Ch'io Pianga" and Bob Chilcott's 15-minute "Jubilate." Many of these cuts are accompanied. A beautiful collection from this talented ensemble!

Songlist: Magnificat, Lascia Ch'io Pianga, Jubilate, Kaks Jubilatsiooni, In Paradisum, Siin Mu Roomumaa, Viru Lauliku Motted, Astuge Ette, Arkamise Aeg, Ta Lendab Mesipuu Poole, Uksteist Peab Hoidma

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Knabenchor Capella Vocalis : Cantate Domino

Review: Musical and artistic success depends to a great degree on the ability of all those involved to work together harmoniously, in every sense of the word. At the same time, the diversity and individuality of each member of an ensemble needs to be taken into account and nurtured. These are the guidelines which the founder of the boys' choir and present choir director of capella vocalis, Eckhard Weyand, has adopted. The success of his concept is demonstrated by numerous concerts both at home and abroad and the way in which the choir has rapidly built up a reputation since it was founded. Following on the success of the ensemble's debut "Kein schoner Land" here is their latest release featuring this top-notch boys' choir singing sacred choral works

Songlist: Jauchzet Dem Hern , Gehet Hin In Allle Welt, Es Ist Das Heil Uns Kommen Her , Herr, Ich Habe Lieb , Psalm 130 , Ad Dominium, Rex Gloriose , Nunc Dimittis, Salve Regina, Ubi Caritas, Ave Maria Stella , Locus Iste , Laudes de Saint Antoine de Padoue, Cantate Domino, Hugo Distler , Wer Nur Den Lieben Gott Lasst Walten, Alta Trinita Baeta

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Knabenchor Capella Vocalis : Christ ist Geboren

Review: Founded in 1992 and not associated with any religion or institution, Holzgerlingen, Germany-based Capella Vocalis performs religious and secular music in churches as well as in other venues. "Christ ist Geboren" (Christ is born) is a nice collection of 25 Christmas songs (sung all in German, and by mostly German composers, with some light accompaniment) that feature the angelic voices of this talented boys' choir. J. Heinrich Lutzel's "Machet die Tore weit," Michael Praetorius' "Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen," W. Herrmann's "O schlafe, schlafe, gottlinger Knabe" and Franz Gruber's "Stille Nacht, heilage Nacht" give us a sweet taste of what the spirited young voices of Capella Vocalis can do.

Songlist: Three angels sang a sweet hymn, Machet die Tore weit, Mary went through thorny wood, O Saviour, tear open the skies, Now come the heathens' Saviour, There comes a ship, laden, The morning star has risen, Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming, Komm, du Heiland aller Welt, O Schlafe, Schlafe, Gottliche Knabe, Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht, Kolenden, Polnische Weihnachtslieder , Christus est geboren, Triumphe, Gestern abend, Bruder, Shepherds travelled with, Solitude is all around, Lulaley, sweet Jesus, Let us all go, In the manger, Shepherds, rest a while, In Bethleh, Jesus, boy child, On the day, The New Year is a-coming

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Land of Lakes Choirboys : All Ye Who Music Love

Review: Pride of Elk River, MN, the Choirboys are nationally and internationally known as one of the best boys' choirs in the world. Ably led by Director and pianist Francis Stockwell, The 20 cuts begin with the title tune by Donato, and include some fine classical works, "Gloria in Excelsis Deo," "Laudemus Te," Bach's "Gloria sei Dir gesungen," Schubert's "Ave Maria" and "Die Nacht," and many others. The spiritual "Little David, Play on Your Harp," "An Irish Blessing," "Auld Lang Syne," "The Last Rose of Summer" and "Danny Boy" are other favorites. Some piano accompaniment. A beautifully-sung collection from beginning to end!

Songlist: All Ye Who Music Love, Gloria in Excelsis Deo, Laudamus Te, Gratias Agimus Tibi, Propter Magnam Gloriam, Gloria sei Dir gesungen, Little David Play on Your Harp, Agnus Dei, Ave Maria, Alta Trinita Beata, An Irish Blessing, Horch was kommt von drauben rein, Beim Kronenwirt, Die Nacht, Caro mio ben, Auld Lang Syne, The Last Rose of Summer, Eriskay Lovelilt, The Wild Colonial Boy, Danny Boy

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Land of Lakes Choirboys : Home For Christmas

Review: "Minnesota's Singing Boys" had humble beginnings in 1976 when 18 Elk River, MN boys gathered for their first choir practice under director Craig Carmody Anderson. Today the Choir has grown to an organization of 120 boys making up 6 different choirs of varying levels, ranging in age from 5 to 18 years, that draws boys from all over the Twin Cities. The Choirboys have a rich history of travel and concert appearances, especially the Viking Choir, which is featured on this recording. The group has an international reputation for its pure and hauntingly-beautiful sound. "Home for Christmas" is a lovely Christmas collection of 18 songs, of which "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming," "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "In Dulci Jubilo," "Angels from the Realms of Glory," "Leise rieselt der Schnee," "O Salutaris Hostia," and the Caribbean spiritual "De Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy," all a cappella cuts that emphasize the beautiful voices of these talented boys! This is a wonderful album for yourself and your family, or as a gift that will sure to be treasured.

Songlist: Lo, How a Rose e'er Blooming, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, O Holy Night, What Child is This / Greensleeves, In the Bleak Midwinter, Hark, Now O Shepherds, In Dulci Jubilo, Heilige Nacht, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Silent Night, Angels from the Relms of Glory, Leise rieselt der Schnee, O Slutaris Hostia, Panis Angelicus, De Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy, I am so Glad Each Christmas Eve, White Christmas, Hallelujah Chorus (live)

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Land of Lakes Choirboys : Let Us All Be Grateful

Review: "Let Us All Be Grateful" is another stellar collection from Elk River, MN's famous Land of Lakes Choirboys Viking Choir. One of the best boys' choirs in the world, the Choirboys are known nationally and internationally for their perfect intonation and pure, clear sound. "Let Us" is a mix of patriotic tunes, "The Star Spangled Banner," "America the Beautiful" and "God Bless America;" traditional folk songs like "Der Almsee is trueab," "Der Dui-Dui," Australia's "The Wild Colonial Boy" and the Serbian Gypsy Dance "Niska Banja;" spiritual tunes (Purcell's "Rejoice in the Lord Always," Maierhofer's "Mater Dei" and Bestor's "The Prayer of the Children); and other favorites such as Rossini's "The Carnovale" and the Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun." There is some piano accompaniment. Beautiful!

Songlist: The Star Spangled Banner, Rejoice in the Lord Alway, Mater Dei, Willow, Show me the Wind, Prayer of the Children, Caro mio ben, Der "Dui-Dui", Der Almsee is trueab, Tally-Ho, The Carnovale, The Mighty Monarch, Niska Banja, The Wild Colonial Boy, Here Comes The Sun, America the Beautiful, God Bless America

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Land of Lakes Choirboys : Steal Away

Review: "Steal Away" is wonderful collection of sacred and spiritual tunes, from the Viking Choir, the national and international touring choir and one of 6 choirs of different levels that form the renowned Land of Lakes Choirboys. Favorites are a cappella tunes "Phos Hilaron," the haunting spiritual and title tune, "Steal Away," "Dixit Dominus," "O Hear the Joyful Music," "Der Dui-Dui," Brahms' "In stiller Nacht," the traditional Austrian song "Fein sein" and Haydn's "Die Landlust." But all the other tunes, piano and organ accompanied, are equally lovely. A beautiful collection!

Songlist: Phos Hilaron, Wir eilen mit schwachen doch emsigen Schritten, Kyrie, Sanctus, Steal Away, Dixit Dominus, How Can I keep from Singing?, The Holy City, O Hear the Joyful Music, Far from My Love, Der Dui-Dui, Standchen, In Stiller Nacht, Fein sein, Die Landlust, Au clair de la lune, Minnesota Morning, Pal sine Honer

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Les Choristes : Les Choristes Soundtrack

Review: This is from the soundtrack of "The Chorus" (Les Choristes) starring Jacques Perrin and Gerard Jugnot. The movie uses a "Dead Poets Society" formula, where a teacher, Clement Mathieu (played by Jugnot) goes to a poverty-stricken French boarding school in 1949, where troubled boys don't like him, but he ends up, through music, winning their hearts and teaching them about life. The music they perform is excellent (actually dubbed by "Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Marc," a professional chorus directed by Nicolas Porte), ranging from the kids' songs mocking the teachers, to original songs Mathieu wrote (like the Oscar-nominated "Look To Your Path" ("Vois Sur Ton Chemin") to well-known songs by famous authors. There are 21 songs, most accompanied, and some cuts are all dramatically instrumental, like "Pepinot" and "Les Partitions." The a cappella "La Nuit," "Caresse sur l'Ocean," "Lueur d'Ete," "Cerf-Volant," "La Desillusion," "Action Reaction," and "In Memoriam A Cappella." "Nous sommes de Fond de l'Etang" is an a cappella scene from the movie about Mathieu's initial efforts to teach the boys. The colorful liner notes have wonderful movie stills, and translate the songs line for line. This is fun stuff that makes us want to see the film!

Songlist: Les Choristes, In memoriam, L'Arrivee a l'Ecole, Pepinot, Vois sur ton Chemin, Les Partitions, Caresse sur l'Ocean, Lueur d'Ete, Cerf-Volant, Sous la Pluie, Compere Guilleri, La Desillusion, La Nuit, L'Incendie, L'Evocation, Les Avions en Papier, Action Reaction, Seuls, Morhange, In Memoriam A cappella, Nous sommes de Fond de l'Etang

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Libera : Angel Voices

Review: The beautiful full-color liner notes of "Angel Voices" fold out to show us a panoramic portrait of white-clad boy singers, ages 7 to 14, members of renowned 23-voice, South London-based boy's choir, Libera. Libera's repertoire is wide, from classical and cathedral pieces to works for pop and media productions. The backlit photo makes the boys appear to be angels, and that impression is not at all diminished by the sweetly soaring music. "Far Away," "Sanctus" (based on Pachelbel's "Canon"), "Ave Maria," the touching "Going Home" (based on Dvorak's "From the New World"), the lovely hymn "Be Still My Soul," the stunning "Salva Me," "I Vow to Thee, My Country," "Voca Me," the poignant, "Always with You," "We Are the Lost," the marvelous "I Am the Day" and "Recordare" are favorites, but all 15 light-to-heavily-accompanied tunes are very fine. Pure soprano leads and harmonies, a touching, well-chosen song selection - "Voices" is a choral treat that lifts us up from the earthbound mundane to the bright, clear, rarified air of angels.

Songlist: Far Away, Sanctus, Ave Maria, Going Home, Be Still My Soul, Salva Me, I Vow To Thee My Country, Voca Me, Always With You, We Are The Lost, I Am The Day, Recordare, Abide With Me, Silent Night, Going Home

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Libera : Christmas in Ireland

Review: This Christmas, boy choir super-group Libera bring their angelic voices and inspiring music to the holiday season with a new CD and DVD: Angels Sing - Christmas in Ireland. The program features beloved carols old and new, sacred and secular, joyful and tender - all recorded live in the radiant ambiance of St Patrick's Cathedral in Armagh, Ireland. This inspiring concert features favorites such as 'Carol of the Bells,' 'Joy to the World,' 'Silent Night,' 'Danny Boy' and more, and the DVD also contains behind-the-scenes documentary extras. Six of the tracks are previously unreleased, and the remaining songs all feature brand-new arrangements made especially for this recording. The distinctive music of Libera has traveled the world, with chart-topping albums and sold-out performances across the globe. The group has performed in front of the Pope during a visit to Yankee Stadium and at the Kennedy Center during a ceremony honoring Beach Boy Brian Wilson. Their signature sound shimmering, mystical chords and harmonies atop traditional and electronic instruments has captured the hearts of music lovers everywhere, and their passionate, dedicated fan base (including over 5 million YouTube views) attest to the enduring power and appeal of this unique group.

Songlist: Joy to the World, God Rest You Merry Gentlemen, The Wexford Carol, In Dulci Jubilo, Angels We Have Heard on High, Sanctus, Music Based on 'canon' by Pachelbel, Danny Boy, Carol of the Bells, Holy Night, Still, Still, Still Gaudete, Away in a Manger, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Silent Night, What Child Is This

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Libera : Free

Review: Libera's latest chart-topping album 'Free' has an alluring atmosphere of its own, with Libera sublimely blending traditional hymns, plainsong and modern compositions that instill an incredible tranquility and freedom that awakens the soul. Soaring high notes, entrancing voices, blissful harmonies, ethereal sounds and striking chords are the essence of Libera Robert Prizeman composed the songs unearthing and developing the natural vocal characteristics of each of the boys, both as part of the ensemble and as soloists. Along with its predecessors, 'Free' has a global appeal that transcends all others.

Songlist: I am the day, Stay with me, Voca me, A song of enchantment, Ave verum, Do not stand at my gate, When a knight, A new heaven, I vow to thee my country, Lament, Twilight, Be still my soul, Adoramus

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Libera : In Concert

Review: Libera, the South London choral group of boys aged 9 to 15, brings a uniquely mystical and transcendent sound to their first live concert recording. Robert Prizeman, founder, arranger and director of Libera, has taken the simple purity of boys' voices and, with great care and respect for classical vocal tradition, has created a new sound. To hear them do it live is a real treat as Prizeman knows exactly what to feature about a boy's voice and how to blend textures, creating an etheral sound that envelops you. Excellent musicality, and the choir has such confidence.

Songlist: Adoramus, Going Home, Far Away, Prayer, Libera, Sanctus, Salva Me, Lacrymosa, Abide With Me, I Vow to Thee My Country, Stay With Me, Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep, I Am The Day

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Libera : Libera

Review: This recording, combines sacred texts, familiar tunes and a choir and fuses it with new age and techno styles. The Sanctus is arranged from Pachelbel's Canon and Te Lucis uses the Canon by Tallis. The texts were adapted from the Latin Mass, Requiem, Stabat Mater, Compline and the Psalms. The pure and perfectly blended sound of Libera adds depth to this music. Composer Robert Prizeman, who is also Libera's director, has created a whirlpool of sound, which attempts to create a freedom of the mind.

Songlist: Salva Me, Sanctus, Agnus Dei , Libera, Mysterium, Jubilate, Beata lux, Dies Irae, Te Lucis , Sancta, Angelis, Lux Aeterna

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Libera : Luminosa

Review: A beautiful swan extends its wing against a pastel blue background on the cover of "Luminosa," and it sets the mood for the first cut, "Vespera," which begins with a Gregorian-type chant, picks up soaring synthesizer and sweet soprano harmonies, and returns to one of the loveliest solos we've heard. This is sacred choral music crossing over into New Age, the Leslie Garrett Show is big in England, and so is Libera who has had several highly successful songs in the British charts. There is a picture of the group in the center of the liner notes, 13 young boys, probably 6 to 8 years old, dressed casually, hanging out with each other. There are 12 songs here, occaisionally accompanied, but the focus is on the amazing, perfect voices of the boys. On "Ave Maria" (based on Ave Maria by Caccini), "Lacrymosa" (based on Carnival of the Animals by Saint Saens), "Sacris Solemnis" (based on Symphony No. 7: Allegretto by Beethoven) and "Semele" (from Semele by Handel), we hear these classical pieces in a new light. The title tune, based on "Clair de Lune" by Debussy, is a haunting, dreamy masterpiece, "Stabat" beautifully continues the mood, as does "Veni Sancte" and the final cut, "Sanctus II," based on Pachelbel's "Canon." Highly recommended and simply lovely throughout.

Songlist: Vespera, Lacrymosa, Sacris Solemnis, Attendite, Gaudete, Silencium, Semele, Luminosa, Stabat, Veni Sancte, Sanctus II, Ave Maria

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Libera : New Dawn

Review: Enya's Orinoco Flow and Bach's Air on a G string; the disc also includes a track penned by Brian Wilson called 'Love and Mercy'. This is the song Libera performed to a star-studded audience in Washington DC before Christmas at the Kennedy Centre Honours, an audience which included President Bush, Robert De Niro, Cameron Diaz and Brian Wilson himself. The talented singers of Libera come from a variety of different schools and backgrounds in London and join together at a church in South London where they rehearse and perform for many hours each week. The youngest is seven and the oldest members are fourteen. Alongside their unique Libera music, the boy singers enjoy a wide repertoire from classical and cathedral pieces to works for pop and media productions. In recent years they have sung on films like 'Romeo & Juliet' and 'Hannibal' and with singers like Bjork, Elton John & Pavarotti. Libera is directed by Robert Prizeman, the well respected musical advisor to the BBC religious TV programme Songs of Praise. Robert arranges, if not writes all of the music that Libera perform. Sales of Libera's albums worldwide are now over 300,000 and the boys have a strong following of fans.

Songlist: Ornoco Flow, Ave Maria, Secret, Air, Gloria, Sancte, Rest in Peace, Love and Mercy, May the Road Rise Up, Never Be Alone, Jerusalem, Tallis's Canon, The Lamb, In Paradisum

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Libera : The Christmas Album

Review: Libera is as close as a boyschoir could ever be to be called a pop sensation but in a way that's exactly what this group is. With millions of CDs sold and touring world wide this ensemble has taken choral music to whole new audiences to great success. The singers of Libera who are aged seven to sixteen attend many different local schools in South London and come from a variety of backgrounds. Although they are boys and they sing, they do not think of themselves as choirboys, but rather as an alternative kind of boy band. This Christmas release, their first holiday album, is superb and you will listen to this recording season after season.

Songlist: Joy to the World, Still, still, still, Carol of the Bells, Veni, Veni Emmanuel, Once in Royal David's City, O Holy Night, White Christmas, Corpus Christi Carol, In Dulci Jubilo, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Sing the Story, Coventry Carol, The First Nowell, Jubilate Deo, While Shepherds watched their Flocks, Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)

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Libera : Visions

Review: The twenty-four boys aged seven to sixteen who make up the vocal band Libera, and who meet several hours each week at a church in South London to rehearse and perform, have been described as "normal" and "ordinary". However, as their new EMI CD amply demonstrates, the music the produce is truly extraordinary. With shimmering, mystical chords and ecstatic harmonies, they are unlike any other group you have ever heard. Of the twelve tracks on Visions, Libera's second album for EMI Classics, a few will sound familiar, including Locus Iste, which is based on the well-known Pachelbel Canon, the hymn Abide with me, and Ave Maria. The remaining tracks are entirely original, with titles like New Day, Sing for ever and Something sings. The singers of Libera attend local primary schools and come from a variety of backgrounds. Although they are boys and they sing, they do not think of themselves as choirboys, but rather as an alternative kind of boy band. While the unique sound of Libera may be impossible to pigeonhole, its universal appeal has endeared the group to fans all over the world, particularly in the US, the UK, Korea and Japan, where their previous CDs have topped the mainstream and classical charts.

Songlist: Locus Iste (Sanctus), Always With You, Ave Maria, Libera, Sempiterna, Prayer, Recordare, Wings Of A Dove, Something Sings, New Day, We Are The Lost, Sing Forever, Abide With Me

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Madison Boy Choir : Five Fragments of Jade

Review: Established in 1994 The Madison Boy Choir has earned an excellent reputation and should be considered one of the top boychoir in the country. An earlier recording of theirs "Yonnondio" hit the top 10 on the national Billboard charts where it remained for an amazing 37 consecutive weeks. Director Dan Krunnfusz does a great job with the voices and arrangements on this fine recording.

Songlist: Bound From The Promised Land, Adoramus te, Strike It Up, Tabor, Domine Fili Unigenite from Missa Prima Toni, Wir Eilen Mit Schwachen Doch Emsigen Schritten, Magnificat, Messe Breve, Maria Mater Gratiae, Tantum Ergo, Five Fragments of Jade, Sound Of The Sea, Five Haiku on Rain, Ocean from Gift from the Sea, River in Judea, Niska Banja

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Memphis Boychoir : Our Dancing Day

Review: Founded in 1988 and 89, Memphis' Boychoir and Chamber Choir have recorded a number of CDs that have earned them international acclaim. "Dancing Day" is a Christmas CD, about half accompanied by strings, drum, tambourine, flute and brass. Familiar tunes like John Rutter's "Shepherd's Pipe Carol," Britten's "A Shepherd's Carol," Praetorius' "Psallite Unigenito," "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night," and the traditional French carol "Ding Dong! Merrily On High!"; and lesser known ones like Mathias' "Sir Christemas," Belcher's "Lutebook Lullabye," and Waters' "I Sing of a Maiden" create an impressive mix. This is a generous, beautifully performed Christmas CD!

Songlist: Psallite Unigenito , Once in royal David's city (Irby) , A Carol of Adoration , Shepherd's Pipe Carol , A Shepherd's Carol, While Shepherd's Watched Their Flocks by Night (Winchester Old) , Ding Dong! Merrily on High! , Cradle Song of the Infant Jesus , Christmas Cantata (Sinfonia Sacra) Movement III , Sleep, Holy Child, I Sing of a Maiden That is Mateless, Nova! nova! , Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child Opus 25b , Sir Christemas , Adam lay ybounden , A Child is Born in Bethlehem , There is no Rose of such Virtue , O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles) , In the Bleak Midwinter , Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, Op 75, No 2

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Minnesota Boychoir : 35th Anniversary onsale

Review: The 35th Anniversary Concert of the Minnesota Boychoir was recorded in Benson Great Hall in St. Paul and includes a wide variety of music sung by the Concert Choir, Training Choir and Alumni Choir. The songs range from world folk songs to pieces by Brahms, Britten and even Billy Joel. The twenty six tracks display a breadth of repertoire, interesting arrangements and performed by one of the nation's top boychoirs.

Songlist: Musiken Klang, Ave Maria, Le Sommeil De L'Enfant Jesus, Agnus Dei (from Missa Brevis), Let the Nations Sing, Innoria, Land of the Silver Birch, Nodle Kangbyon, Al Shlosha D'Varim, Gloria Tibi (from Mass), Go Where I Send Thee!, Lone Dog, There Was a Man of Newington, Some One, Bumblebee, Summer Song, Blustery Day, The Longest Time, We Shall Not Give Up the Fight, Old King Cole, Pala Pala, A-Tisket, A-Tasket, I Give You Thanks, Never Tell Thy Love, He Never Failed Me Yet, Blessing

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Minnesota Boychoir : Forty and Fine

Review: Composed of four ensembles and including members of diverse faiths, races, social and economic backgrounds, the Minnesota Boychoir boasts over 100 members, representing the Twin Cities and over 25 suburbs. "Forty & Fine" refers to the year of the group's founding, 1962, to the date of this recording, 2002. Included are 19 of the MB's favorite and most-requested songs. Plenty of (piano-accompanied) religious and spiritual songs are here, "Festival Sanctus," "The Storm is Passing Over," the lovely "Quando Corpus Morietur & Amen," "Rise Up, O Men of God," "Steal Away," "Zion's Walls," "Freedom Come," "The Lord Bless You and Keep You" and many others. Secular tunes like "Loch Lomond," Michael McGlynn's "Dulaman," John David's wonderful a cappella "You are the New Day" and Ysaye M. Barnwell's haunting "Wanting Memories" are other favorites. In fact, every one of these songs touches and moves us-a truly beautiful collection!

Songlist: Festival Sanctus, Pie Jesu, The Strom Is Passing Over, The Gift To Be Simple, Rise Up, O Men Of God, Steal Away, Yo Le Canto Todo El Dia, Quando Corpus Morietur & Amen, Wind, You Are The New Day, Wanting Memories, Zion's Walls, Freedom Come, Lux Aeterna, The Lord Bless You And Keep You, Loch Lomond, Dulaman, Worthy To Be Praised, If Music Be The Food Of Love

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Minnesota Boychoir : How Can I Keep From Singing

Review: How Can I Keep From Singing features the Allegro Choir of the Minnesota Boychoir. This group of tenors and basses was formed in 1997 as a graduate program of the Boychoir. They sing sacred and folk song arrangements as well as some lighter pieces with arrangements by Kirby Shaw, Andrea Klause, John C. Philips and others. Lanell Lightfoot is the featured soloist for "I Love the Lord."

Songlist: Exultate justi in Domino, Blagoslovi, dushe moya, Ghospoda , Goin' Up to Glory , I Love the Lord , Media Vita , Listen to the Sounds in Heaven , Song of Peace , Prayer of the Children , Jingle Bells, Exultate Justi in Domino , Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel), La Carolina , Fergus an' Molly , Two Folk Songs for Male Voices , Down by the Sally Gardens, The Miller of Dee, What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor , How Can I Keep from Singing

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Minnesota Boychoir : Impart

Review: The oldest boychoir in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area (founded in 1962), The Minnesota Boychoir's reputation for excellence has led to invitations local and national music conventions, touring Broadway companies, orchestras, operas and symphonies. They have toured in 10 states and on five continents. "Impart" is a piano-accompanied collection of 16 sacred and religious songs, beginning with Jeffrey LaValley's "Holy, Holy, Holy" and Vivaldi's "Et Exultavit" and "Esurientes" from "Vivaldi for Treble Voices." Rollo Dilworth's "Jordan's Angels," "Sherri Porterfield's "Laudate Dominum," Antonio Lotti's short-but-lovely a cappella "Cum Sancto Spiritu," Gabriel Faure's "Sanctus" and "Cantique de Jean Racine," Julie Knowles' "Let the Nations Sing," Bach's "Der Herr Segne Euch," Keith Hampton's "True Light" and the title song by Stephen Paulus are some favorites, but in fact every cut is beautifully chosen and performed. A deep, confident, impressive recording by one of our favorite boychoirs.

Songlist: Holy Holy Holy, Et Exultavit, Esurientes , Esurientes , Jordan's Angels, Cum Sancto Spiritu, Laudate Dominum , City Called Heaven , Sanctus , O Sifuni Mungu , Cantique De Jean Racine , Ozi VeZimrat Yah, Let The NAtions Sing, Der Herr Segne Euch , One By One , True Light , Impart

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Minnesota Boychoir : Look To This Day

Review: The first and oldest choir in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, the Minnesota Boychoir brings us a spirited, exuberant collection of 17 songs, beginning with the inspirational title tune by Bob Chilcott and three selections from Karl Jenkins' "Songs of Sanctuary," "Adiemus," "Kayama" and "Hymn." The Serbian Gypsy Dance "Niska Banja," the Canadian Indian folk song "Land of the Silver Birch," Susan Brumfield's "The Wind," Eleanor Daley's "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," the Spanish folk song "Vive la Quince Brigada," and Allister MacGillivray's "Away from the Roll of the Sea" are particularly fine. But although there's some light accompaniment, there are no weak cuts here. Another winner from one of our favorite ensembles, the talented Minnesota Boychoir!

Songlist: Look To This Day, Adiemus, Hymn From Songs Of Sanctuary , Niska Banja , O Colored Earth, Land Of The Silver Birch , Reel a'Bouche , The Wind - Susan Brumfield, J'entend Le Moulin , The Lake Of The Isle Of Innisfree , Mi Yitneni Of Who Will Give Me Wings, Vive La Quince Brigada, Away From The Roll Of The Sea , I Cannot Count The Stars, The Violet, Come Travel With Me

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