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  The Choir of Paisley Abbey Classical Choir of Men and Boys 
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The Choir of Paisley Abbey The Abbey is unique in many respects. It was the cradle of the Stewart Dynasty. Robert, the second grandson of Robert the Bruce, was born on the premises. His mother, Princess Marjorie fell off her horse when coming to the Abbey to pray for the safe delivery of the child. She was brought to the Abbey and found to be dead. By a posthumous operation, the child was delivered and lived to be the first of the Stewart Kings.

In 1807 a musician and composer well known in Scotland, R.A. Smith was in charge of the music at the Abbey. Thorough his talents, the Abbey Band and choir became famous throughout the country. A feature of the Abbey choir has been the Boy's Choir. Joining the Paisley Abbey Choir is Kenneth McKeller who has been called "Scotland's greatest tenor".

The Boys' Choir was reformed at the beginning of the 20th century, robed in the red cassocks and white surplices which the choir still wears. In the mid 1990s, a girls' choir was formed and, in 2000, the girls' choir and boys' choir were amalgamated to form 'the choristers'. At the present time, there are some 20 choristers comprising 14 boys and 6 girls.
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Featured Recordings Compact | Full
The Choir of Paisley Abbey - Christmas Carol Concert
Christmas Carol Concert (Rel RECD500, CD) November 1997
Featuring The Choir of Paisley Abbey  
Available at   Amazon UK
The Choir of Paisley Abbey - All Things Bright and Beautiful
All Things Bright and Beautiful (London , CD) October 1995
Featuring The Choir of Paisley Abbey  
4-CD set containing mostly reissused hymns from several choirs.
Available at   GrahamWright.ca
The Choir of Paisley Abbey - Carols for Culzean Castle
Carols for Culzean Castle (Alpha APS356, LP) 1985
Featuring The Choir of Paisley Abbey  
Directed by George McPhee
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In Quires and Places...No. 24 (Abbey LPB 789, LP) 1977
Featuring In Quires and Places...   The Choir of Paisley Abbey  
Paisley Abbey Choir
The Choir of Paisley Abbey - All Things Bright and Beautiful
All Things Bright and Beautiful ( , LP)
Featuring The Choir of Paisley Abbey  
Conducted by George McPhee. 14 Tracks.
  1.   trad. O come, all ye faithful *  
  2.   Piae Cantiones 1582 Unto us a boy is born  
  3.   trad. adapted Sullivan It came upon the midnight clear  
  4.   John Ireland The Holy boy  
  5.   English trad. arr. Herrick Bunney The Seven joys of Mary  
  6.   French trad. Whence is that goodly fragrance flowing  
  7.   Peter Warlock Benedicamus Domino  
  8.   H.J.Gauntlett Once in royal David's city  
  9.   Walford Davies O little town of Bethlehem  
10.   Irish trad. In Bethlehem city  
11.   Peter Cornelius arr. Ivor Atkins The Three kings  
12.   Gustav Holst In the bleak mid-winter  
The Choir of Paisley Abbey - Sing Along Carols
Sing Along Carols ( , CD)
Featuring The Choir of Paisley Abbey  
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The Choir of Paisley Abbey - Sing Along Carols
Sing Along Carols (Rel Records RELV027, VHS) 1995
Featuring The Choir of Paisley Abbey  
Fifty minutes of all your favourite carols including: 'Hark The Herald Angels', 'The First Noel', 'Ding! Dong! Merrily On High', 'Away In A Manger' and more.
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