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  Paul Dutton    (b. 21 Oktober 1956) Boy Soprano Soloist 
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Paul Dutton Paul Dutton was 14 when making 'Paul Sings Vol 2' and at that time was Head Chorister of Leeds Parish Church Choir. A Leeds boy and a pupil of Leeds Grammar School, he has been a member of Leeds Parish Church Choir for six years, where he has contributed many hundreds of solos; by his recordings and recital tours with the choir he has achieved national recognition.

Paul's solo recitals have taken him to many parts of the country and he has also been engaged as a soloist in oratorio performances, most notable being Handel's "Messiah" at the Tivoli Gardens Hall, Copenhagen. He has appeared on television, being the youngest artist ever to be seen onthe international programme, "The Good Old Days" and has also broadcast. His outstanding talents have prompted composers to write works for him, but it is in the recording field that he has particularly excelled, his recordings on the Abbey label roving extremely popular.

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Paul continues to work with Opera North and is a member of the Britten Singers. Recent solo performances include the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 and Britten's St. Nicolas, with CD recordings of Stainer's Crucifixion and Mozart's Mass in D. Future engagements include Bach's Mass in B minor and St John Passion, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle and Mozart's Requiem Mass.

Paul is now Director of Music at Gateways School, Harewood, the choirmaster at St Mark's Church, Harrogate, and he continues to sing as a semi-professional. His son, William, was named BBC Chorister of the Year in 2006.
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BCSD: Leeds Parish Church Choir
BCSD: William Dutton
Paul's son, named Young Chorister of the Year in 2006 and became a member of The Choirboys in 2007.
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St Mark's Church, Harrogate

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Featured Recordings Compact | Full
Paul Dutton - English and Italian Duets
English and Italian Duets (Abbey LPB 715, LP) 1972
Featuring Paul Dutton   Thomas Hunt   Leeds Parish Church Choir  
  1.   Laudamus Te (Vivaldi)  
  2.   O Bone Jesu (Dering)  
  3.   Gaudent in Coelis (Dering)  
  4.   Hodie Simon Petrus (Carissimi)  
  5.   Blessed are those (Greene)  
  6.   Salmo Quarantesimo-Primo (Marcello)  
  7.   The Souls of the Righteous (Nares)  
Paul Dutton - Paul Sings, Vol. 2
Paul Sings, Vol. 2 (Abbey LPB 728, LP) 1972
Featuring Paul Dutton   Leeds Parish Church Choir  
Leeds Parish Church, dir Donald Hunt
  1.   Cantata: Venite, exultemus Domino (Morin)  
  2.   Come unto him (Handel)  
  3.   How beautiful are the feet (Handel)  
  4.   He was cut off: But thou didst not leave (Handel)  
  5.   I know that my redeemer liveth (Handel)  
  6.   Aubade (Ridout)  
  7.   The Holy Boy (Ireland)  
  8.   Twelfth Night (Copley)  
  9.   The Christ Child (Cornelius)  
10.   Bless This House (Brahe)  
11.   The Holy City (Adams)  
Paul Dutton - Paul Sings
Paul Sings (Abbey XMS 701, LP) 1970
Featuring Paul Dutton  
Organ and Piano-Donald Hunt
Harpsichord-Frank Mumby
  1.   With Verdure Clad (Haydn)  
  2.   Who Can Express (Wesley)  
  3.   O Mysterium Iniffable  
  4.   Pie Jesu (Faure)  
  5.   O Turn Away Mine Eyes (Boyce)  
  6.   O Praise the Lord (Greene)  
  7.   Hear ye, Israel (Mendelssohn)  
  8.   The Silver Swan (Gibbons)  
  9.   Weep you no More (Dowland)  
10.   Fine Knacks for Ladies (Dowland)  
11.   I Will Give My Love an Apple (Trad.)  
12.   Orpheus with his Lute (Sullivan)  
13.   The Shepherd's Song (Elgar)  
14.   The Little Road to Bethlehem (Trad.)  
15.   Fear no more the Heat of the Sun (Quilter)  
16.   Hey, Ha, The Wind and the Rain (Quilter)  
Singles Compact | Full
Paul Dutton - Paul Dutton sings
Paul Dutton sings (Abbey PDS711, 45rpm Single)
Featuring Paul Dutton  
Recorded Leeds Parish Church 1971
Organists Donald Hunt
  1.   Bless this House  
  2.   The Holy City  
Other Recordings Compact | Full
Paul Dutton - Twice Were Angels
Twice Were Angels (Griffin GCCD 4065, CD) November 2008
Featuring Christopher Betts   Robin Blaze   Jeremy Bowyer   Andrew Brough   Dara Carroll   Justyn Christer   Michael Criswell   Paul Dutton   Daniel Ludford-Thomas   Daniel Norman   David Pickering   Mark Robson   Christopher Smith   Andrew Wicks  
  1.   Morning has broken (trad gaelic, words Farjean)   Treble soloist: Mark Robson
  2.   The Trout (Schubert)   Treble soloist: David Pickering
  3.   Shepherd, Shepherd, Leave Decoying (Purcell)   Treble soloists: Andrew Brough & Christopher Smith
  4.   On Wings of song (Mendelssohn)   Treble soloist: Daniel Ludford-Thomas with Andrew Shenton (organ)
  5.   Angels ever bright & fair (Handel: Theodora)   Treble soloist: Jeremy Bowyer
  6.   Will ye no come back again? (trad)   Treble soloist: Dara Carroll
  7.   Faery Song (Boughton: Immortal Hour)   Treble soloist: Dara Carroll
  8.   Lullaby (Brahms)   Treble soloist: Dara Carroll
  9.   Road to the Isles (trad.)   Treble soloist: Dara Carroll
10.   There is a Green Hill Far Away (Horsley, Alexander)   Treble soloist: Michael Criswell
11.   Quem Pastores Laudavere (anon C14, Rutter)   Treble soloist: Michael Criswell
12.   Buckingham Palace   Treble soloist: Andrew Wicks
13.   Halfway Down the Stairs   Treble soloist: Andrew Wicks
14.   Polite   Treble soloist: Andrew Wicks
15.   Lines & Squares   Treble soloist: Andrew Wicks
16.   Vespers   Treble soloist: Andrew Wicks
17.   No John, No   Treble soloist: Andrew Wicks
18.   Blow away   Treble soloist: Andrew Wicks
19.   I waited for the Lord (Mendelssohn)   Treble soloists: Daniel Norman and Justyn Christer
20.   O Lovely Peace (Handel: Judas Maccabeus)   Treble soloists: Daniel Norman and Christopher Betts
21.   Bist du bei mir (J S Bach: Anna Magdalena)   Treble soloist: Daniel Norman
22.   Pie Jesu (Durufle Requiem)   Treble soloist: Daniel Norman
23.   The Holy Boy (Ireland) (words H.Brown)   Treble soloist: Paul Dutton
24.   The Holy City (Adams)   Treble soloist: Paul Dutton
25.   Bless this house (Brahe)   Treble soloist: Paul Dutton
26.   Hey, Ho, the Wind & the Rain (Quilter)   Treble soloist: Paul Dutton
27.   The Call (Vaughan Williams: 5 Mystical SongsĚ)   Treble soloist: Robin Blaze
28.   Abide with me ("Eventide") (Monk, words: Lyte)   Treble soloist: Robin Blaze
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Paul Dutton - Once Were Christmas Angels
Once Were Christmas Angels (Griffin GCCD4057, CD) Oktober 2006
Featuring Jeremy Bowyer   Ian Cooper   Michael Criswell   Peter Davey   Paul Dutton   David Elias   Christopher Harvey   Daniel Ludford-Thomas   James Lyle   Michael Mace   Owen Pugh   David Rees-Williams   Robin Walker   Peter White   Andrew Wicks  
The follow-up CD to "Once Were Angels".
  1.   Ding Dong, Merrily  
  2.   Silent Night  
  3.   Holly & the Ivy  
  4.   O Little Town of Bethlehem  
  5.   Walking in the Air  
  6.   See Amid the Winter Snow  
  7.   Little Jesus, Sweetly Sleep  
  8.   Once in Royal Davidís City  
  9.   Quem Pastores Laudavere  
10.   Born Today is a Holy Child  
11.   Sunny Bank (I Saw 3 Ships)  
12.   The Candlelight Carol  
13.   Away in a Manger  
14.   Lullay Lulow  
15.   Little Road to Bethlehem  
16.   King Jesus Hath a Garden  
17.   Christmas is Coming  
18.   All Godís Chilluní (I got a Robe)  
19.   I Wonder as I Wander  
20.   Blessed Virginís Cradle Song  
21.   Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing day  
22.   Myn Lyking  
23.   Sweet Baby Sleep  
24.   Rejoice, The Lord is King  
25.   A New Year Carol  
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Paul Dutton - Once Were Angels: The Tradition of Boy Trebles
Once Were Angels: The Tradition of Boy Trebles (Griffin GCCD 4040, CD) April 2003
Featuring Robin Blaze   Jeremy Bowyer   Andrew Brough   Dara Carroll   Michael Criswell   Peter Davey   James Davis   Paul Dutton   Michael Ginn   Thomas Hunt   Daniel Ludford-Thomas   Christopher Smith   Andrew Wicks  
Compiled by Stephen Beet, Donald Hunt, Roger Fisher and Andrew Johnson for the record label Griffin. Includes a 16 page booklet with full biographical notes & pictures.

Harry Mudd, executive producer of Abbey Records and the associated Alpha Label, made an enourmous impact with his standalone recordings of choirs and boy soprano soloists in particular. This recording includes highlights from some of these soloists on CD for the first time.
  1.   Linden Lea (Vaughan Williams)   Soloist: Andrew Wicks
  2.   I will give my love an apple   Soloist: Paul Dutton
  3.   Alleluya (Mozart)   Soloist: Andrew Wicks
  4.   O for the wings of a dove (Mendelssohn)   Soloist: Michael Ginn with the Choir of the Temple Church, London
  5.   Lark in the clear air (Trad)   Soloist: Dara Carroll
  6.    Der Musensohn (Schubert)   Soloist: Andrew Wicks
  7.    Orpheus with his lute (Sullivan)   Soloist: Paul Dutton
  8.   Laudamus te (Vivaldi)   Soloists: Thomas Hunt and Paul Dutton
  9.   Happy, Iphis, shalt thou live (Handel) (L)   Soloist: Jeremy Bowyer
10.   Shepherd's Song (Elgar)   Soloist: Paul Dutton
11.   Pie Jesu (Faure)   Soloist: Dara Carroll
12.   Skye Boat Song (Trad)   Soloist: Dara Carroll
13.   Let us wander not unseen (Purcell)   Soloists: Andrew Brough and Christopher Smith
14.   Fear no more the heat o' the sun (Quilter)   Soloist: Paul Dutton
15.   A grateful heart (Plumstead)   Soloist: Daniel Ludford-Thomas
16.   A song of wisdom (Stanford)   Soloist: Daniel Ludford-Thomas
17.   Be not afraid (Schutz)   Soloist: Michael Criswell
18.   Harke, harke, the Lark (Trad.)   Soloist: Michael Criswell
19.   Agnus Dei (Mozart)   Soloist: James Davis
20.   En Priere (Faure)   Soloist: Peter Davey
21.   Evening Hymn (Purcell)   Soloist: Peter Davey
22.   Drop, drop slow tears (Gibbons)   Soloist: Robin Blaze
23.   I got me flowers (Vaughan Williams)   Soloist: Robin Blaze
24.   I know that my redeemer liveth (Handel)   Soloist: Paul Dutton
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Paul Dutton - Christmas at Leeds Parish Church
Christmas at Leeds Parish Church (Abbey MVP 756, LP) 1977
Featuring Leeds Parish Church Choir   Paul Dutton   Thomas Hunt  
Recordings made in Leeds Parish Church from 1970 to 1972. Most likely a compilation/reissue of earlier recordings
  1.   Christians Awake (Wainwright)  
  2.   Shepherd's Pipe Carol (Rutter)  
  3.   The little road to Bethlehem   Soloist: Paul Dutton
  4.   In the Bleak mid-winter (Holst)  
  5.   Rise up, Shepherd  
  6.   Mary had a baby  
  7.   Wassail Song   Soloists: Dutton and Hunt
  8.   While Shepherds watched their flocks  
  9.   Ding, dong merrily on high  
10.   It came upon a midnight clear  
11.   Coventry Carol  
12.   The holly and the ivy  
13.   I sing of a maiden   Soloists: Dutton and Hunt
14.   We three kings  
15.   Away in a manger  
16.   Silent night   Soloist: Paul Dutton
Paul Dutton - Popular Christmas Carols, Vol 2
Popular Christmas Carols, Vol 2 (Abbey XMS 727, LP) 1972
Featuring Leeds Parish Church Choir   Paul Dutton   Thomas Hunt  
  1.   Ding, dong merrily on high (French Trad.)  
  2.   Christmas Bells (Donald Hunt)   Treble soloists: Paul Dutton and Thomas Hunt
  3.   Christians, awake (John Wainwright)  
  4.   I wonder as I wander (Appalachian carol)   Treble Solo: Paul Dutton
  5.   Rise up, shepherd Spiritual   arr. Sebastian Brown
Tenor Solo: Brian Wilson
  6.   Mary had a baby (Spiritual)   arr. Sir Malcolm Sargent
  7.   Deck the hall (Welsh)   arr. Donald Hunt
  8.   Wassail Song (Yorkshire Trad.)   Treble soloists: Paul Dutton and Thomas Hunt
  9.   While shepherds watched their flocks (Yorkshire Trad.)  
10.   We three Kings of Orient are (Hopkins)   Soloists: Brian Wilson (tenor), Donald Holmes and John Wilson (basses)
11.   It came upon the midnight clear (Malcolm Williamson)  
12.   I sing of a maiden (Patrick Hadley)  
13.   The holly and the ivy (John Gardner)  
14.   In the bleak midwinter (Gustav Holst)  
15.   Dormi Jesu and Bululalow (Richard Rodney Bennett)  
16.   O come, all ye faithful (J. Wade)   arr. David Willcocks
17.   Silent Night (Franz Gruber)   arr. Donald Hunt
Treble Solo: Paul Dutton
Paul Dutton - Choral and Orchestral Music From Leeds
Choral and Orchestral Music From Leeds (Abbey PHB 710, LP) 1971
Featuring Paul Dutton  
Paul sings on one track
  1.   Blest Pair of Sirens (Parry)  
  2.   Academic Festival Overture (Brahms)  
  3.   Concerto in D (Albinoni)  
  4.   Te Deum (Donald Hunt)  
Paul Dutton - Music Of S.S. Wesley
Music Of S.S. Wesley (Abbey PHB 700, LP) 1971
Featuring Leeds Parish Church Choir   Paul Dutton   Stuart Wilson  
Directed by Donald Hunt with Anthony Langford (Organ).
  1.   Jubillate In E Major   Soloist Donald Holmes (Bass)
  2.   Thou Wilt Keep Him  
  3.   Cast Me Not Away  
  4.   Choral Song   Organ Solo played by Donald Hunt
  5.   O Thou, Who Camest From Above  
  6.   Praise The Lord   Soloists Paul Dutton and Stuart Wilson (Trebles);Michael Sykes (Alto);Brian Wilson (Tenor) and John Wheeler (Bass)
  7.   The Wilderness   Soloists Paul Dutton (Treble); Derek Fisher and Michael Sykes (Altos);Bill Seddon and Brian Wilson (Tenors);Donald Holmes and John Wheeler (Basses)
Paul Dutton - In Quires And Places... No. 2
In Quires And Places... No. 2 (Abbey LPB 686, LP) 1970
Featuring In Quires and Places...   Leeds Parish Church Choir   Paul Dutton   Stuart Wilson  
directed by Donald Hunt with Anthony Langford Sub-Organist.
  1.   I Was Glad (Parry)  
  2.   Set Me As A Seal (Walton)   Soloists Stuart Wilson (Treble) and Brian Wilson (Tenor)
  3.   Sanctus And Benedictus (Hunt)  
  4.   O Lovely Peace (Handel)  
  5.   Blessed Be The God And Father (Wesley)   Soloist Paul Dutton (Treble)
  6.   Save Us O Lord (Bairstow)  
  7.   O Vos Omnes (Victoria)  
  8.   Tu Es Petrus (Palestrina)  
  9.   Hear My Prayer and O For The Wings Of A Dove (Mendelssohn)   Soloist Paul Dutton (Treble)
Paul Dutton - Popular Christmas Carols
Popular Christmas Carols (Abbey XMS 697, LP) 1970
Featuring Leeds Parish Church Choir   Richard Brown   Paul Dutton   Michael Mace  
  1.   Once in Royal David's City (Gauntlett / Mann)   Treble Solo: Paul Dutton
  2.   O Little Town of Bethlehem (Walford Davies)   Treble Solo: Paul Dutton
  3.   Puer Nobis   arr. David Willcocks
  4.   Lully, Lullay   arr. Thurston Dart
  5.   As I Outrode this Endris Night   arr. Thurston Dart
  6.   Out of the Orient Crystal Skies (William Byrd)   Treble Solo: Paul Dutton
Alto Solo: Michael Sykes
  7.   Myn Lyking (Richard Terry)   Treble Solo: Michael Mace
  8.   Angels from the Realms of Glory   arr. Martin Shaw
  9.   Shepherd's Pipe Carol (John Rutter)  
10.   Hilariter   arr. Donald Webster
11.   The Little Road to Bethlehem (Michael Head)   Treble Solo: Paul Dutton
12.   Away in a Manger   arr. Donald Hunt
13.   The Sycamore Tree (Benjamin Britten)  
14.   O Little Town of Bethlehem (Trad.)  
15.   I Saw Three Ships   arr. Simon Preston
Treble Solo: Richard Brown
16.   Coventry Carol (John McCabe)   Treble Solo: Paul Dutton
17.   Hark the Herald Angels Sing (Mendelssohn)  
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The Choir of Leeds Parish Church (Morgan MR113P, LP) 1968
Featuring Leeds Parish Church Choir   Robert Denton   Paul Dutton  
Feat: Paul Dutton and Robert Denton
  1.   Blessed City (Sir Edward Bairstow)   Treble Solo: Robert Denton
  2.   Ex Ore Innocentium (John Ireland)   Treble Solo: Paul Dutton
  3.   Alleluyas (Simon preston)   Organ Solo: Donald Hunt
  4.   Give us the wings of faith (Sir Ernest Bullock)  
  5.   God is gone up (Gerald Finzi)  
  6.   Elegy (Herbert Sumsion)   Organ Solo: Donald Hunt
  7.   Lo, the full final sacrifice (Gerald Finzi)   Treble Solo: Robert Denton
Tenor Solo: Brian Wilson
Bass Solo: Donald Holmes
Recordings after Voice Change / Recordings as an Adult Compact | Full
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Arthur Sullivan - The Light of the World (NFMS WRW202-2, CD) 2000
Featuring Paul Dutton (non-treble)  
Paul Dutton - Rejoice In The Lord
Rejoice In The Lord (Foxglove Records FOX052CD, CD) 1995
Featuring Leeds Parish Church Choir   Lee Giles   Alister Smith   Paul Dutton (non-treble)  
Director Simon Lindley. Organ Carleton Etherington. With St Peter's Singers and English Northern Philharmonia
  1.   Rejoice In The Lord Alway-The Bell Anthem (Purcell)   Verse Simon Barton(alto);Barnaby Watson(Tenor);Timothy Parker(Bass)
  2.   There Is A Green Hill Far Away (Sunsion)  
  3.   Riu, Riu Chiu (Flecha)   Soloist Quentin Brown (Baritone)
  4.   And I Saw A New Heaven (Bainton)  
  5.   Pueri Concinite (Cantus Pastoralis)   Soloist Paul Dutton (Tenor)
  6.   Epistle Sonata IN C K336 (Mozart)  
  7.   If The Lord Had Not Helped Me (Bairstow)   Soloist Quentin Brown (Baritone)
  8.   Gaudete (Piae Cantiones)   Soloist Barnaby Watson (Tenor)
  9.   Cantique De Jean Racine (Faure)  
10.   Sing Ye To The Lord (Bairstow)  
11.   Missa Brevis In D Major (Mozart)   Soloists Lee Giles,Alister Smith (Trebles), Paul Dutton (Tenor) with Anita Wiencelewski and Quentin Brown (Baritone)
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John Stainer: The Crucifixion (Alpha CDCA 953, CD) 1993
Featuring Paul Dutton (non-treble)  
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