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Track(s) taken from CDH55070

The Holy Boy

composer
arranger

London Brass Virtuosi
Recording details: September 1987
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Charles Hilz
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: August 1988
Total duration: 2 minutes 21 seconds
 
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Reviews

'The London Brass Virtuosi are an accomplished group, and the sound is first class' (Gramophone)

'The playing itself, as you would imagine is first-rate and enjoyable' (Cathedral Music)

'Timeless and tuneful, the refreshing music on this medium priced reissue of a 1988 Hyperion recording is played with immense authority and affection by an ace ensemble' (The Inverness Courier)
John Ireland was born in Cheshire in 1879 and died in Sussex in 1962. He wrote over eighty songs, many of real distinction such as The Holy Boy here recorded in the transcription by David Cameron. It epitomizes Ireland’s craft in using small-scale but memorable musical ideas to great effect. Particularly attractive aspects of Ireland’s personal style are the lucid economy of his writing and his well-respected abilities as an orchestrator.

from notes by Peter Lamb 1988

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