The cherubim and the seraphim on my foundation course. Yes, it is an angel.

Brass Banding Goes Pop: EM60’s 2020 Advent Calendar: 4. Angels

What is Christmas like without one at the top of the tree?

  • Piece: Angels;
  • Composer: Robbie Williams/Guy Chambers;
  • Arranger: Steve Sykes.

Here’s another tune that has established itself as a karaoke classic: Robbie Williams’ breakthrough solo hit Angels. After a cover version of George Michael’s Freedom ’90, it was a Williams/Chambers work that put the former Take That star on the map as a leading solo artiste. It missed out on the top spot, peaking at Number 4. Nevertheless, it became the 38th best selling single in 1997 and the 26th best selling single in 1998 in the UK singles charts. To this day, it is Robbie Williams’ best-selling single.

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