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Christmas Truce Kerstbestand

Coope Boyes & Simpson, Wereldkoor Wak Maar Proper: Christmas Truce Kerstbestand (No Masters NMCD14)

Christmas Truce Kerstbestand
Coope Boyes & Simpson, Wereldkoor Wak Maar Proper

No Masters/ Vredesconcerten Passendale NMCD14 (CD, UK, 1999)

[2-5, 7-9, 11-12, 17-18, 20] recorded at Sint-Andreasinstituut Oostende, September 25&26, 1999 by Ray Williams and Chris Lazenby,
[1, 6, 10, 14, 16] recorded at Fritchley Church Hall on October 5, 1999 by Ray Williams,
[13] recorded at St-Maartenskerk, Ieper on Decemner 18, 1998 by Patrick Gyselinck,
[15, 19] recorded at CC Kruispunt, Diskmuide on November 28&29, 1998 by Signum Records;
Mixed by Dean Jordan and Alan Cockayne at Sight and Sound, Bolton on Dearne, South Yorkshire
and by Oliver Knight at Panda Sound, Robin Hood's Bay;
Digital editing and mastering by Ray Williams;
Cover photo by Koen Blomme;
Design: B.AD, Roeselare

Musicians

Coope Boyes & Simpson
    Barry Coope, Jim Boyes, Lester Simpson, vocals

Wereldkoor Wak Maar Proper
    Annemie Ponseele, choirmaster;
    Jan Hindryckx, guitar, mandolin;
    Mieke Latré, guitar;
    Katherine Merlevede, flute;
    Daan Vanoutryve, double bass;
    Michel Vereecke, mandolin;
    Michel Verstraeten, guitar;
    Philip Hoessen, accordion

Tracks

  1. The Rhyme of No Mans Land (2.35)
  2. Nu Zijt Wellekome (2.20)
  3. Hush My Babe (The Dunstan Lullaby) (Roud 8885) (1.24)
  4. While Shepherds Watched (Pentonville) (Roud 936) (2.33)
  5. The Boar's Head Carol (Roud 22229) (2.04)
  6. Onward Christmas Soldiers (3.56)
  7. The Coventry Carol (Roud 19028) (2.40)
  8. The Christmas Truce (3.27)
  9. O Kerstnacht Schooner dan de Daegen (2.43)
  10. Living It Up (4.33)
  11. Allah o Akhbar (2.10)
  12. When the Blasted War Is Over (2.44)
  13. Minuit Chrétien (1.33)
  14. Peace on Earth (3.21)
  15. Blood & Gold (3.05)
  16. The Meadowhall Carol (4.31)
  17. Senzenina (3.12)
  18. The Wiltshire Carol (2.00)
  19. Jerusalem of Gold (4.29)
  20. Reconciliation (4.22)

Tracks 1, 10 Lester Simpson;
Track 2, 17 trad. arr. Wak Maar Proper;
Tracks 3, 5, 7, 11 trad.;
Track 4 text Nahum Tate, tune Thomas Jarman;
Tracks 6, 8, 14, 16 Jim Boyes;
Track 9 text Joost van der Vondel, from Geysbrecht van Aemstel, arr. Wak Maar Proper;
Track 12 trad. arr. Michel Verstraeten;
Track 13 A.C. Adams, R.P. de Cappeau;
Track 15 text trad., music Andy Irvine, Jane Cassidy;
Track 18 trad., extra verse Lester Simpson;
Track 19 N. Shemer;
Track 20 Ron Kavana