Treblesome was originally inspired by the versatility of the younger choristers’ voices and showcases a range of styles rarely found at more traditional services.
The album includes Britten’s well-known Missa Brevis, as well as popular songs such as Brahms’ Wie Melodien sieht es and Schubert’s Du bist die Ruh. Other folk songs include Britten’s Salley Gardens and O Waly, Waly, and new arrangements of Loch Lomond and Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner by Temple Church Choir’s own Jonathan Darbourne.
The CD also features the first recording of a new setting of Nunc dimittis by John Ashton Thomas for boys choir, organ and saxophone. Treblesome concludes with perhaps the greatest piece ever written for boys’ voices: Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten.
Missa Brevis in D, Op. 63:
Sanctus & Benedictus
The Insect World
Brahms arr. Clements Wie Melodien sieht es, Op. 105 No. 1
Schubert arr. Clements Du bist die Ruh, D776
The Salley Gardens
O Waly, Waly
Trad arr. Darbourne Loch Lomond
Gregg arr. Darbourne Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner
Fauré Ave verum corpus, Op. 65 No. 1
John Ashton Thomas Nunc dimittis
Britten Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28:
There is no Rose
That yongë child
As dew in Aprille
This little Babe
In freezing winter night