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Christmas Carols with The King's Singers
Various composers

The King's Singers

Christmas Carols with The King's Singers

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212068328
Catnr: SIGCD 683
Release date: 24 September 2021
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Signum Classics
UPC
0635212068328
Catalogue number
SIGCD 683
Release date
24 September 2021
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About the album

This brand new Christmas album from The King’s Singers features 25 tracks covering everything from contemporary choral gems and folk songs through to well-loved carols. Dotted throughout the album are several of the most famous English church carols, which take The King’s Singers right back to their earliest singing days, and which also reflect the group’s heritage at King’s College, Cambridge. In Christmas Carols with The King’s Singers, the group bottle that frosty, moonlit, fireside Christmas wonder and pour it into their sound.

Wat valt er nog te zeggen over de roemruchte King’s Singers? Sinds 1968 verovert deze a-capellagroep, die voortkomt uit het even beroemde Choir of King’s College, de wereld met zijn spatzuivere harmonieën en meeslepende melodieën. Ook de Engelse kersttraditie bezongen ze al vaak. Voor iedereen voor wie deze vocale Parnassus nieuw is en voor iedereen die er niet genoeg van kan krijgen vatten de King’s Singers op dit Christmas Album de magie van kerst nog een keer samen. ‘Het enige dat je hoeft te doen is naar de King’s Singers luisteren’, schreef een criticus al eens over het ideale kerstgevoel.

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The King's Singers

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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01.
Balulalow
02:28
(James Burton) The King's Singers
02.
Gaudete
01:39
(Traditional) The King's Singers
03.
O Little Town of Bethlehem
02:36
(Traditional) The King's Singers
04.
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
01:48
(David Willcocks) The King's Singers
05.
The Shepherd’s Carol
03:09
(Bob Chilcott) The King's Singers
06.
La Filadora
03:18
(Traditional) The King's Singers
07.
The Quiet Heart
02:36
(June Collin) The King's Singers
08.
Hodie Christus natus est
01:38
(Traditional) The King's Singers
09.
Ding! Dong! Merrily on High
01:43
(Thoinot Arbeau) The King's Singers
10.
O, Do Not Move
01:55
(John Tavener) The King's Singers
11.
O Magnum Mysterium
03:33
(Tomás Luis de Victoria) The King's Singers
12.
Once in Royal David’s City
03:09
(Henry John Gauntlett, Arthur Henry Mann, Arthur Henry Mann) The King's Singers
13.
Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248: Part II: XII: Choral,
01:20
(Johann Sebastian Bach) The King's Singers
14.
Julebudet til dem, der bygge
02:15
(Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann) The King's Singers
15.
Gabriel’s Message
02:20
(Traditional) The King's Singers
16.
Hymne à la Vièrge
03:49
(Pierre Villette) The King's Singers
17.
The Little Road to Bethlehem
03:03
(Michael Head) The King's Singers
18.
Dormi, Dormi
03:01
(Traditional) The King's Singers
19.
Nit de vetlla
02:50
(Traditional) The King's Singers
20.
Wither’s Rocking Hymn
03:26
(Ralph Vaughan Williams) The King's Singers
21.
Jul, jul, strålande jul
02:45
(Gustaf Nordqvist) The King's Singers
22.
The Lute-Book Lullaby
03:45
(Traditional) The King's Singers
23.
Qui creavit caelum (Song of the Nuns of Chester)
03:18
(Traditional) The King's Singers
24.
L'Enfance du Christ, Op. 25, H 130: Part II: L’adieu des Bergers
03:27
(Hector Berlioz) The King's Singers
25.
Fröhliche Weihnacht u?berall
03:17
(Traditional) The King's Singers
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