Sunday, December 20, 2015

Blogmass 2016 Day 08

The choir of the Church of St. Trinian with organ and orchestral accompaniment. Not the best recording and/or pressing, and being in mono doesn't help with the sonics. I can't determine a date, but I'd estimate early 1950s.

Here's what The back cover says about the Abbey Choir:

About fifty years ago, in the early 1900's the small Church of St. Trinian England formed a Choral Group which in the past half century has reached the heights of fame beyond even the fondest dreams of the original group. Composed of members and children of members, it possessed the quality of church music which is seldom achieved, but often attempted. They became so popular that requests for their performances came from all over the world. They responded willingly and as a result traveled far and wide, even performing on Radio and Television in AMerica.
Since they were formed over fifty years ago, some have passed on, others have been retired, but the quality of their beauty seems to have been retained. It is interesting to note that many of the children of the first group are carrying on in the places vacated by their parents which has helped perpetuate the engaging, youthful voices that give sensitiveness to their renditions.
The Abbey Choir sings your favorite Christmas melodies in this long-playing album, recorded in high fidelity for you to play and enjoy during the Yuletide season or whenever the mood posesses you.
Here indeed, is a collector's recording that will provide pleasurable listening for years to come.

The Abbey Choir - Christmas With The Abbey Choir

Promenade/Parade Records 2071

Silent Night
The Wassail Song
Christians Awake
Once in Royal David's City
As with Gladness Men of Old
Angels from the REalms of Glory
Oh Come All Ye Faithful
The 12 Days of Christmas
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
The Holly and the Ivy
Ave Maria


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