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  Ben Crawley    (b. 7 September 1987) Boy Soprano Soloist 
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Ben Crawley Ben Crawley has done a feast of things as part of Libera that demonstrate the hard work and commitment maintained whilst being a Libera choirboy. Ben joined Libera at an exciting time when the new public face of the choir was starting to emerge. Over the next few years Ben was largely involved in an array of television appearances (see the main page of Libera / Angel Voices for more details). For the later part of this era, Ben still had the time to be Libera's main soloist and appeared notably on the most recent two of Libera's albums - Luminosa (2001) and Free (2004). Succeeding such greats as Adam Harris and Liam O'Kane, Ben shared the role of principle soloist with Steven Geraghty and together they created vocal wizardry, both individually and as a pair, on the CD Luminosa. In the space of a couple of years after Luminosa's birth, Ben's musicality matured even further from the enchantment of his first recorded solos to produce the likes of such jewels as "I am the Day", "Twilight" and "Do Not Stand at My Grave", all tracks on the Free CD. Ben has also featured with Aled Jones on two of Aled's adult albums, one of which included a beautiful rendition of "Nunc Dimittis". As well as a multitude of soundtrack recordings as part of the chorus, Ben has followed in the footsteps of past Libera members by recording a solo track for a movie - The Merchant of Venice. In addition to his work with Libera, Ben sang the lead part of Kay on Paul K Joyce's CD The Snow Queen which was released in 2004. Most recently Ben returned home from Libera's first overseas tour to Asia in March-April where he was a very popular figure amongst the fans. It seems that, after his success as a treble, Ben will continue to create something special as a tenor/bass.
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Ben Crawley - The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen (BMG catalyst 82876642872, CD) Oktober 2004
Featuring Ben Crawley  
This is a CD of Paul Joyce's musical show. Ben has solos on tracks 2 and 8. Track 8 [ Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep ] has the same words as the track of the same name on Libera's CD FREE, but with a very different arrangement by Paul K Joyce. He also has duets with Sydney White on tracks 6, 12, 16 and 18.
  1.   Sonnet XXV  
  2.   Snow Queen Overture   Treble solo: Ben Crawley
  3.   Hear Next Winter  
  4.   Mirror and its Fragments  
  5.   She Walks in Beauty  
  6.   Little Boy and a Little Girl   Duet: Ben Crawley (treble) and Sydney White
  7.   Cold Earth Slept Below  
  8.   Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep   Treble solo: Ben Crawley
  9.   Remember  
10.   Enchanted Flower Garden  
11.   Lullaby  
12.   Prince and the Princess   Duet: Ben Crawley (treble) and Sydney White
13.   In the Bleak Mid-Winter  
14.   Little Robber Maiden  
15.   How Calm How Beautiful Comes On  
16.   Lapland Woman and the Finland Woman   Duet: Ben Crawley (treble) and Sydney White
17.   Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep  
18.   Snow Queen's Palace   Duet: Ben Crawley (treble) and Sydney White
19.   Snow Queen Suite  
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Ben Crawley - Free
Free (EMI Classics 557823-2, CD) September 2004
Featuring Ben Crawley   Libera / Angel Voices   Joseph Platt   Anthony Chadney   Raoul Neumann   Christopher Robson  
The Japanese release of Free has an extra track - "Sing the Story" (track 14) with soloist Michael Horncastle. The Korean version, released in August 2005, is a 2-disc set containing the CD (16 tracks) and VCD (5 videos).
  1.   I am the Day (L)   Soloist: Ben Crawley
  2.   Stay With Me (L)   Soloist: Joseph Platt
  3.   Voca Me (L)   Soloists: Christopher Robson, Joseph Platt and Anthony Chadney
  4.   A Song of Enchantment (L)   Soloist: Ben Crawley
  5.   Ave Verum (L)  
  6.   Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep (L)   Soloists: Ben Crawley with Joseph Platt
  7.   When a Knight (L)   Soloist: Joseph Platt
  8.   A New Heaven (L)   Soloist: Anthony Chadney
  9.   I Vow To Thee My Country (L)   Soloist: Ben Crawley
10.   Lament (L)  
11.   Twilight (L)   Soloists: Ben Crawley with Christopher Robson
12.   Be Still My Soul (L)  
13.   Adoramus (L)   Soloists: Raoul Neumann and Joseph Platt
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Available at   YesAsia For Korean version
Review at   Boychoirs.org
Review at   choirbase.com
Ben Crawley - Luminosa
Luminosa (WarnerClassics 40117, CD) September 2001
Featuring Ben Crawley   Steven Geraghty   Libera / Angel Voices   Sam Coates  
  1.   Vespera (L)   Soloist: Steven Geraghty
  2.   Ave Maria (based on Ave Maria by Caccini) (L)   Soloist: Steven Geraghty
  3.   Lacrymosa (based on the Aquarium by Saint-Saens) (L)   Soloist: Ben Crawley
  4.   Sacris Solemnis (based on Symphony no.7 by Beethoven) (L)  
  5.   Attendite (L)   Soloist: Ben Crawley
  6.   Gaudete (L)   Soloist: Sam Coates
  7.   Silencium (L)  
  8.   Semele (Where E'er You Walk by Handel) (L)   Soloist: Ben Crawley
  9.   Luminosa (based on Clair de Lune by Debussy) (L)   Soloists: Ben Crawley and Steven Geraghty
10.   Stabat (L)   Soloist: Steven Geraghty
11.   Veni Sancte (L)   Soloists: Steven Geraghty, Ben Crawley and Simon Beston
12.   Sanctus II (L)   Remix of Sanctus - track 2 on Libera CD.
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Ben Crawley - Eternal - The Best of Libera
Eternal - The Best of Libera (EMI Classics 5099924269629, CD) Dezember 2008
Featuring Tom Cully   Libera / Angel Voices   Joshua Madine   Anthony Chadney   Liam Connery   Ben Crawley   Ed Day   Michael Horncastle   Conor O'Donnell   Callum Payne   Joseph Platt   Christopher Robson   Joseph Sanders-Wilde  
A double CD featuring 32 tracks. It contains 26 tracks from earlier releases, as well as four brand new tracks: Mother of God (Tavener), Gaudete (trad, Prizeman), You Were There (Muramatsu, arr. Prizeman), and How can I keep from singing?. It also features two remixed songs previously only available as digital downloads: Sempiterna (Remix) and Heaven (Remix).
  1.   You Were There (L)   Disc 1. New song for the Japanese Film "Nobody will watch over me". Solo Tom Cully
  2.   Sanctus (L)   From Angel Voices Solo: Ed Day
  3.   Mother of God (L)   New track
  4.   Salva Me (L)   From Angel Voices Solo: Tom Cully
  5.   Love and Mercy (L)   From New Dawn Solo: Tom Cully & Joshua Madine
  6.   Sancte (L)   From New Dawn Solo: Liam Connery
  7.   Secret (L)   From New Dawn Solo: Joshua Madine
  8.   Do not Stand at My Grave and Weep (L)   From Free Solo: Ben Crawley with Joseph Platt
  9.   Always With You (L)   From Angel Voices Solo: Tom Cully
10.   Libera (L)   From Visions Solo: Michael Horncastle & Joseph Sanders-Wilde
11.   Ave Maria   From New Dawn Solo: Tom Cully
12.   Gaudete (L)   Newly recorded version Solo: Liam Connery
13.   Air on a G string   From New Dawn Solo: Tom Cully, Ed Day, Joshua Madine, & Liam Connery
14.   I Am the Day (L)   From Free Solo: Ben Crawley
15.   We Are The Lost (L)   From Angel Voices Solo: Michael Horncastle & Tom Cully
16.   Sempiterna - remix (L)   new Solo: Joseph Sanders-Wilde and Tom Cully
17.   Orinoco flow (L)   Disc 2 From New Dawn
18.   Far Away (L)   From Angel Voices Solo: Michael Horncastle
19.   Gloria (L)   From New Dawn
20.   Voca Me (L)   From Angel Voices Solo: Joseph Platt, Christopher Robson & Anthony Chadney
21.   Sing for ever (L)   From Visions Solo: Michael Horncastle
22.   Rest in peace (L)   From New Dawn Solo: Tom Cully
23.   Adoramus (L)   From Free Solo: Raoul Neumann and Joseph Platt
24.   May the road rise up (L)   From New Dawn Solo: Tom Cully
25.   Ave Maria (L)   From Angel Voices Solo: Conor O'Donnell
26.   Prayer (L)   From Visions Solo: Michael Horncastle and Callum Payne
27.   How can I keep from singing? (L)   New Solo: Joshua Madine
28.   Be still my soul (L)   From Angel Voices
29.   Stay With Me (L)   From Free Solo: Joseph Platt
30.   Recordare (L)   From Angel Voices Solo: Conor O'Donnell and Joseph Sanders-Wilde
31.   Going Home (L)   From Angel Voices Solo: Michael Horncastle and Tom Cully
32.   Heaven ( remix ) (L)   New Solo: Joshua Madine and Liam Connery
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Ben Crawley - Prayer - You Were There
Prayer - You Were There (EMI Japan TOCP-70673, CD) Dezember 2008
Featuring Libera / Angel Voices   Anthony Chadney   Liam Connery   Ben Crawley   Tom Cully   Ed Day   Michael Horncastle   Joshua Madine   Conor O'Donnell   Joseph Platt   Christopher Robson   Joseph Sanders-Wilde  
An album released in Japan only to coincide with the upcoming film 'No Body To Watch Over Me'which features the track You Were There. This is the only new track.All the other tracks are from Free, Visions, Angel Voices and New Dawn. There is an extra which is the video for You Were There.
  1.   You Were There (L)   Solo Tom Cully
  2.   Sanctus (L)  
  3.   Ave Maria [ Caccini ]   From New Dawn Solo Tom Cully
  4.   Air on a G string   From New Dawn Solo Tom Cully, Edward Day, Joshua Madine and Liam Connery
  5.   Do not stand at my grave and weep (L)   From Free Solo Ben Crawley and Joseph Platt
  6.   Far Away (L)   From Angel Voices Solo Michael Horncastle
  7.   I am The Day (L)   From Free Solo Ben Crawley
  8.   Sempiterna (L)   From Visions Solo Joseph Sanders-Wilde and Tom Cully
  9.   Secret (L)   From New Dawn Solo Joshua Madine
10.   Voca Me (L)   From Free Solo Joseph Platt, Christopher Robson, Anthony Chadney
11.   I vow to Thee my Country (L)   From Free Solo Ben Crawley
12.   Ave Maria (L)   From Visions Solo Conor O'Donnell
13.   Salva Me (L)   From Angel Voices Solo Tom Cully
14.   Gaudete (L)   From Eternal Solo Liam Connery
Available at   Amazon Japan
Available at   CD Japan
Ben Crawley - Welcome to Libera's World
Welcome to Libera's World (EMI TOCP-67886, CD) Februar 2006
Featuring Libera / Angel Voices   Ben Crawley   Michael Horncastle   Liam O'Kane   Joseph Platt   Joseph Sanders-Wilde  
NB:- This CD , released in Japan only, contains only 1 new song: Far Away which is used in the Japanese TV drama series 'Ice Wall'. All the other tracks are picked out of the previous Libera CDs [ Libera, Luminosa, Free and Visions ]. This CD should be regarded as a selection of the favourite tracks by Libera, rather than a completely new album. This CD also contains photos of 20 profile cards and 3 videos - Far Away being recorded in studio, the promo video for Visions and the promo video for Free.
  1.   Far Away (L)   Theme song for Japanese TV drama Ice Wall - soloist Michael Horncastle.
  2.   Stay with me (L)   from Free - soloist Joseph Platt
  3.   I vow to thee my country (L)   from Free - soloist Ben Crawley
  4.   Salva Me (L)   from Libera - soloist Liam O'Kane
  5.   Libera (L)   from Visions - soloists Michael Horncastle and Joseph Sanders-Wilde
  6.   Sanctus II (L)   from Luminosa
  7.   Wings of a Dove (L)   from Visions
  8.   Far Away (L)   Full version - soloist Michael Horncastle
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Available at   CD Japan
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Ben Crawley - Merchant of Venice, The - Le Marchand de Venise (Fr)
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Merchant of Venice, The - Le Marchand de Venise (Fr) (Decca 4756367, CD) Januar 2005
Featuring Ben Crawley   Libera / Angel Voices  
Libera feature on track 4 "Blessing of the Boat" and Ben Crawley sings the solo for track 8 "Song for Bassanio".
  1.   With Wand'ring Steps - Andreas Scholl  
  2.   Her Gentle Spirit  
  3.   Ghetto  
  4.   Blessing Of The Boat   Libera Choir
  5.   Synagogue Cantors  
  6.   Portia  
  7.   How Sweet The Moonlight - Andreas Scholl (L)  
  8.   Song For Bassanio (L)   Ben Crawley solo
  9.   The Feast (Propinan De Melyor)  
10.   Bassanio's Palazzo (Tarantella)  
11.   The Ring Returned  
12.   A Subdued Wedding  
13.   Courtroom Drama  
14.   Jessica Escapes  
15.   Bridal Ballad - Hayley Westenra  
16.   Banquet For Shylock (Tourdion)  
17.   Unsuitable Suitors (Folias)  
18.   Song In Brothel ('Paseabase El Rey Moro')  
19.   A Spectacular Procession  
20.   Fie Fie Gratiano  
21.   Bassanio Opens The Casket  
22.   Shylock Broken  
23.   Last Words  
24.   The Floor Of Heaven  
25.   You Drop Manna  
26.   With Wand'ring Steps (Recorder Version) - Andreas Scholl (L)  
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Ben Crawley - The Christmas Album
The Christmas Album (UCJ 9868649, CD) November 2004
Featuring Ben Crawley   Libera / Angel Voices   Christopher Robson   Aled Jones (non-treble)  
Libera sing on all tracks except 7, 10, 13. Ben Crawley is a soloist on track 6. Track 16: treble solo by Christopher Robson.
  1.   O Come, O Come Emmanuel (L)  
  2.   Away in a Manger (L)  
  3.   Silent Night (L)   Also featuring Hayley Westenra
  4.   Candlelight Carol (L)  
  5.   O Come All Ye Faithful (L)  
  6.   Coventry Carol (L)   Additional vocals: Howard Thomas, Simon Beston and Ben Crawley
  7.   The Little Road to Bethlehem (L)  
  8.   God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (L)  
  9.   In the Bleak Mid-Winter (L)  
10.   Still, Still, Still (L)  
11.   O Little Town of Bethlehem (L)  
12.   The Angel Gabriel (L)  
13.   Whence is that Goodly Fragrance? (L)  
14.   O Holy Night (L)  
15.   Hark the Herald Angels Sing (L)  
16.   Do You Hear What I Hear? (L)   Treble soloist: Christopher Robson
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Ben Crawley - Aled
Aled (UCJ 0644792, CD) Oktober 2002
Featuring Ben Crawley   Steven Geraghty   Libera / Angel Voices   Joseph Platt   Christopher Robson   Aled Jones (non-treble)  
Libera accompanies Aled Jones on tracks 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 14. Aled sings a duet with Ben Crawley in "Nunc Dimittis" and with his younger self on "O Holy Night".
  1.   I Believe (L)  
  2.   My Life Flows On (L)  
  3.   Vespera (L)   Treble soloists: Steven Geraghty and Joseph Platt
  4.   Pie Jesu (L)  
  5.   Suo-Gan (L)  
  6.   Did You Not Hear My Lady? (L)  
  7.   Ave Maria (L)  
  8.   How Great Thou Art (L)  
  9.   Do You Hear What I Hear? (L)   Treble soloists: Christopher Robson and Alasdair Gordon
10.   All Through the Night (Ar Hyd Y Nos) (L)  
11.   Panis Angelicus (L)  
12.   Nunc Dimittis (L)   Treble soloist: Ben Crawley
13.   Lead Kindly Light (L)  
14.   O Holy Night (L)  
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