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God Be in My Head: Sacred and Secular Treble Solos ()

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composed by Antonio Caldara, Benjamin Britten, Carl Orff, Charles Gounod, English Traditional, Evelyn Sharpe, Felix Mendelssohn, Gabriel Fauré, Henry Walford Davies, Jean-François Lallouette, Jeremiah Clarke, Pelham Humfrey, Peter Hurford, Peter Warlock

This collection of solos by English treble Freddy de Rivaz features both sacred and secular solos from the Renaissance through the twentieth century. De Rivaz avoids the mannerisms and affects that can make boy trebles less than ideal soloists. His voice doesn't have the pallid white tone of so many trebles -- his vibrato is subtle, but it gives his voice color and expressiveness. He sings with unforced musicality, shaping each phrase with naturalness, his pronunciation is beyond reproach, and his tone is unfailingly pure ...

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  1. God Be in My Head
  2. Aviary, for voice & piano: 1. The Birds Lament
  3. O Mysterium Ineffabile, motet
  4. Let Him Who Seeks, anthem for voice & keyboard
  5. A Hymn to God the Father (Harmonia Sacra, Book 1, 1688)
  6. Balulalow, for voice & piano
  7. Alma del core, for voice & keyboard
  8. Evening Hymn
  9. Ave Maria, for voice & piano, CG 89e (after Bach's Prelude No. 1 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
  10. Litany of the Holy Spirit, hymn
  11. A Ceremony of Carols, for treble voices (or chorus) & harp, Op. 28: That Yonge Child
  12. Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48: Pie Jesu
  13. Skye Boat Song, ballad for voice & keyboard
  14. Hear My Prayer ("O for the wings of a dove"), hymn for soprano, chorus & organ or orchestra in G major, MWV B49
  15. The Salley Gardens (or Maids of Mourne Shore), traditional melody
  16. Carmina Burana, scenic cantata for soloists, choruses & orchestra: In Trutina
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