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Angels' Carol

First line:
Have you heard the sound of the angel voices
author of text

Angels’ Carol, of 1980s vintage, was written, Rutter recalls, as a ‘… lap of honour’ to be jointly sung by the winners of a now defunct choirboy and choirgirl of the year competition in London. He later arranged it for mixed-voice choir.

from notes by Andrew Green © 2001

Datant des années 1980, Angels’ Carol fut conçu, selon le témoignage de Rutter, comme un «… tour d’honneur» à chanter par les vainqueurs du défunt Concours des chœurs d’enfant qui se tenait annuellement à Londres. Il l’arrangea ultérieurement pour chœur mixte.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Green © 2001

Angels’ Carol aus den 1980er Jahren wurde, wie Rutter sich erinnert, als eine Art „Ehrenrunde“ komponiert, um gemeinsam von allen Siegern im inzwischen nicht mehr stattfindenden Wettbewerb „Chorknabe/Chormädchen des Jahres“ in London gesungen zu werden. Später hat Rutter es für gemischten Chor bearbeitet.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Green © 2001


A Christmas Celebration
Studio Master: CDHLL7545Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Rutter: Music for Christmas
Rutter: The John Rutter Christmas Album
CSCD510Download only


Track 19 on CDA67245 [3'12]
Track 6 on CSCD510 [3'14] Download only
Track 8 on CDHLL7545 [3'17] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDHLL7545 track 8

Recording date
21 December 2014
Recording venue
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Steve Portnoi
Recording engineer
Steve Portnoi & Niall Gault
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  1. A Christmas Celebration (CDHLL7545)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: September 2016
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