The King's Singers

Gold

Price: € 22.95
Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212050026
Catnr: SIGCD 500
Release date: 03 November 2017
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Label
Signum Classics
UPC
0635212050026
Catalogue number
SIGCD 500
Release date
03 November 2017
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About the album

The King’s Singers celebrate their 50th anniversary with a celebratory 3-CD set, combining three complete programmes of Close Harmony, Spiritual and Secular pieces.

De King's Singers op een muzikale reis

Het maakt niet uit waar het vandaan komt, door wie het gecomponeerd is en wanneer. Tijdens de viering van hun 50ste jubileum nemen de King's Singers hun luisteraars mee op een nieuwe muzikale reis: een die hulde brengt aan het erfgoed, maar tegelijkertijd de diversiteit van muziek toont. Van oud tot modern, serieus tot luchthartig, verwacht tot onverwacht.

In 1968 kwamen de zes originele King's Singers samen door hun gezamenlijke liefde voor zingen. Nu, vijftig jaar later, vieren de King's Singers hun jubileum met het album Gold. Dit album brengt de muzikale reis van de King's Singers in kaart met muziek die hun carrière de afgelopen 50 jaar heeft gedefinieerd.

Artist(s)

Patrick Dunachie countertenor
Timothy Wayne-Wright countertenor
Julian Gregory tenor
Christopher Bruerton baritone
Christopher Gabbitas baritone
Jonathan Howard bass


The King’s Singers were officially born on May 1st 1968, formed by six recently-graduated choral scholars from King’s College, Cambridge. Their vocal line-up was (by chance) two countertenors, a tenor, two baritones and a bass, and the group has never wavered from this formation since.
What really distinguished the group in its early years was its musical diversity. The King’s Singers were a weekly fixture on prime-time television, celebrating popular music never usually touched by choral ensembles, and their unique British charm, combined with their musical craft, captured audiences’ hearts the world over. The group has consistently been welcomed on the world’s great stages throughout its history – from London’s Royal Albert Hall to the Opera House in Sydney or New York’s Carnegie Hall as well as being ambassadors for musical excellence at numerous significant global events. Two Grammy® Awards, an Emmy® Award, and a place in Gramophone magazine’s inaugural Hall of Fame sit among the numerous accolades bestowed upon the group.
This love of diversity has always fuelled The King’s Singers’ commitment to creating new music. A panoply of commissioned works by many of the supreme composers of our times – including Sir John Tavener, György Ligeti, Toru Takemitsu, John Rutter, Luciano Berio, Nico Muhly and Eric Whitacre – sits alongside countless bespoke arrangements in the group’s extensive repertoire. The group is determined to spread the joy of ensemble singing, and leads workshops and residential courses all over the world each season.
The world may have changed a lot in the fifty years since the original King’s Singers came together, but today’s group is still charged by the same lifeblood – one that wants to radiate the joy singing brings every day, and to give life to audiences with their virtuosity and vision for an exciting musical future.

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Disc #1
01.
We Are
02:52
02.
And I Love Her
03:06
03.
Don't Worry About Me
03:40
04.
Kelele
03:10
05.
And So It Goes
03:46
06.
Down with Love
02:56
07.
All of Me
05:44
08.
Shenandoah
03:13
09.
Lamorna
01:52
10.
Some Folks? Lives Roll Easy
03:27
11.
See You Again
02:41
12.
Alice in Wonderland
02:41
13.
Black Horse and The Cherry Tree
03:26
14.
Danny Boy
03:17
15.
I'll Follow The Sun
02:29
16.
Bobby Shaftoe
01:13
17.
Love Is Here To Stay
02:38
18.
Scarborough Fair
03:17
19.
That Lonesome Road
02:48
20.
Loch Lomond
03:06
21.
Down by the Riverside
03:59
22.
MLK
02:19

Disc #2
01.
The Prayer of King Henry VI
01:51
02.
Sing Joyfully
02:26
03.
Thou, My Love, Art Fair
03:39
04.
Sicut cervus
02:55
05.
In manus tuas
02:04
06.
Master of Music
05:53
07.
Musica Dei donum
04:14
08.
Abendlied
02:54
09.
The Bell Both Toll
03:13
10.
Quatre petites prieres de Saint Francois d?Assise
06:26
11.
Das ist je gewißlich wahr
04:35
12.
Morgengesang
02:23
13.
This Marriage
02:23
14.
Psalm 124
02:33
15.
Versa est in luctum
04:28
16.
Rest
03:28
17.
Tutivillus
02:08
18.
The Bluebird
03:40

Disc #3
01.
Be Not Afeard
02:49
02.
Le papillon et la fleur
02:47
03.
Dessus le marche d? Arras
01:31
04.
Though Amaryllis Dance in Green
01:11
05.
Lagrimas de mi consuelo
04:09
06.
Handmade Proverbs
05:29
07.
Les Marins de Kermor
07:51
08.
Con amores, la mi madre
02:46
09.
All meine Herzgedanken
02:54
10.
Die Nacht
02:49
11.
Revecy venir du Printans
02:47
12.
Romance du soir
02:43
13.
Horizons
07:04
14.
Plaisir d?amour
02:58
15.
Come, Blessed Bird
02:27
16.
The Little Green Lane
02:19
17.
Das G?laut zu Speyer
01:05
18.
Basiez moi!
02:04
19.
Gentil senora mia
04:17
20.
Quand tu dors pres de moi
03:34
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