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Love Songs
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The King's Singers

Love Songs

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212056523
Catnr: SIGCD 565
Release date: 08 February 2019
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Label
Signum Classics
UPC
0635212056523
Catalogue number
SIGCD 565
Release date
08 February 2019
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Across the ages, Love has provided a constant theme to composers and songwriters. From choruses in Greek tradgey to the oral traditions of folksongs from all over the world, from opera to musical theatre, from parlour music to cabaret; and from the recital stage all the way to the Top 40, love is everywhere and we can't escape it.

It's no surprise that The King's Singers have recorded a huge number of love songs on all kinds of albums over the last fifty years. This selection has been curated especially to celebrate some of their favourite recent albums, and to show how rich and varied the tapestry of love songs we have today is.
Meer dan elk ander is 'liefde' een eeuwigdurend thema voor componisten en songwriters. Van refreinen in Griekse tragedies tot de mondelinge tradities van volksliedjes over de hele wereld, van opera tot musical, van salonmuziek tot cabaret en van het artiestenpodium tot de Top 40, we kunnen er niet aan ontkomen liefde is overal.

Het is dus niet verrassend dat The King's Singers de afgelopen vijftig jaar een groot aantal liefdesliedjes hebben opgenomen. Speciaal voor dit nieuwe album Love Songs hebben ze hun favoriete liedjes uitgezocht van albums die ze de afgelopen jaren hebben uitgebracht. De zangers laten zien hoe rijk en gevarieerd het aanbod aan liefdesliedjes is waaruit we heden ten dage kunnen kiezen.


The King's Singers

The King's Singers is een Engelse a capellagroep, opgericht op 1 mei 1968, door zes pas afgestudeerde koorstudenten van King's College, Cambridge. De bezetting bestond toen toevallig uit twee countertenoren, een tenor, twee baritons en een bas. Sindsdien is de groep nooit meer afgeweken van deze formatie. Het repertoire loopt van middeleeuwen, Renaissance, Bach tot Bacharach en pop. Vaak zingen ze eigen arrangementen. Het is één van de populairste vocale groepen ter wereld. De stijl van de zangers kenmerkt zich door een academisch geschoolde uitvoering, met een harmonische vermenging en balans van de verschillende stemmen, zuivere toonvorming, perfect uitgevoerde ritmes en vaak geestige teksten.

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The King's Singers (vocals)

THE KING’S SINGERS have set the gold standard in a cappella singing on the world’s greatest stages for over fifty years. They are renowned for their unrivalled technique, musicianship and versatility, which stem from both the group’s rich heritage and its drive to bring an extraordinary range of new and unique works, collaborations and recordings to life. The King’s Singers’ extensive discography has led to numerous awards, including two Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and a place in Gramophone magazine’s inaugural Hall of Fame. Over the course of 2023, the group has released three diverse, collaborative albums that showcase the breadth of their repertoire. One marks 400 years since the deaths of two great Renaissance composers, Thomas Weelkes and William Byrd. Another celebrates their body of commissioned music, including...
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THE KING’S SINGERS have set the gold standard in a cappella singing on the world’s greatest stages for over fifty years. They are renowned for their unrivalled technique, musicianship and versatility, which stem from both the group’s rich heritage and its drive to bring an extraordinary range of new and unique works, collaborations and recordings to life.
The King’s Singers’ extensive discography has led to numerous awards, including two Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and a place in Gramophone magazine’s inaugural Hall of Fame.
Over the course of 2023, the group has released three diverse, collaborative albums that showcase the breadth of their repertoire. One marks 400 years since the deaths of two great Renaissance composers, Thomas Weelkes and William Byrd. Another celebrates their body of commissioned music, including the six Nonsense Madrigals written for the group by György Ligeti (who would have turned 100 in 2023). And the third honours 100 years of Disney, with almost thirty brand-new arrangements of songs from its iconic films.
Growing the global canon of choral music has always been one of the group’s key aims, and The King’s Singers have now commissioned more than 200 works by many of the most prominent composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. These composers include John Tavener, Joe Hisaishi, Judith Bingham, Eric Whitacre, György Ligeti, Luciano Berio, Krzysztof Penderecki and Toru Takemitsu. All of this new music joins their unique body of close-harmony and a cappella arrangements, including those by individual King’s Singers past and present.
The King’s Singers were officially formed in 1968 when six recent choral scholars from King’s College, Cambridge gave a concert at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. By chance, the group was made up of two countertenors, a tenor, two baritones and a bass, and the group has stuck to this singular formation ever since that debut.
Alongside their demanding performing and recording schedule – with over 100 concerts worldwide every season – the group also leads educational workshops and residential courses across the globe, working with both ensembles and individuals on their approaches to group singing. To mark their 50th anniversary in 2018, they founded The King’s Singers Global Foundation in the USA to provide a platform to support the creation of new music across multiple disciplines, to coach a new generation of performers, and to provide musical opportunities to people of all backgrounds.

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