The Sound of The King’s Singers

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The Sound of The King’s Singers

Catalogue No:

9029576401

Discs:

3

Release date:

8th Sept 2017

Barcode:

0190295764012

Length:

2 hours 49 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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The Sound of The King’s Singers


CD 1: The King’s Singers’ Madrigal History Tour

The Consort of Musicke. Anthony Rooley

CD 2: A Tribute to the Comedian Harmonists

Emil Gerhardt (piano)

CD 3: America

English Chamber Orchestra. Carl Davis


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With an unmistakable sound and repertoire that ranges from classical to pop, Renaissance to the Beatles, and from folksongs to pop songs through to the avant-garde, the fantastic vocal sextet the King’s Singers have enjoyed a unique global career. Formed in 1968, this exceptional group of English vocalists will be celebrating its 50th birthday in the coming year. The Sound of The King’s Singers combines three of the group’s most famous albums.

Whatever music finds its way to the Singers’ six stands, the product is always fresh and sung with a bright and full yet transparent vocal sound. This includes the lively madrigals from Italy, France, England, and Germany that they recorded in 1984 during their Madrigal History Tour, which, due to the collaboration with the instrumental ensemble Consort of Musicke led by Anthony Rooley, is considered a gem of early music. This is in contrast to a further great achievement of the sextet - the King’s Singers’ 1985 interpretations of the cheeky musical and film hits of the Comedian Harmonists, which stand as a tribute to the legendary German vocal sextet from the 1930s. In further contrast, the 1989 album America is a homage to the great US pop songs by Paul Simon, Randy Newman and Jimmy Web, with refined arrangements by David Cullen which were specially written for the King’s Singers and the English Chamber Orchestra under Carl Davis.

Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi: Amor vittorioso

Amor vittorioso

Rossino Mantovano: Lirum bililirum

Lirum bililirum

Jacques Arcadelt: Il bianco e dolce cigno

Il bianco e dolce cigno

Anonymous: La Bella Franceschina

La Bella Franceschina

Philippe Verdelot: Ultimi mei sospiri

Ultimi mei sospiri

Anonymous: Alla cazza

Alla cazza

Giaches de Wert: Or si rallegri il cielo

Or si rallegri il cielo

John Dowland: Fine Knacks for Ladies

Fine Knacks for Ladies

William Byrd: Who Made Thee, Hob, Forsake the Plough?

Who Made Thee, Hob, Forsake the Plough?

John Bartlet: Of all the Birds that I do Know

Of all the Birds that I do Know

Thomas Tomkins: Too Much I Once Lamented

Too Much I Once Lamented

John Farmer: Fair Phyllis I Saw Sitting All Alone

Fair Phyllis I Saw Sitting All Alone

Orlando Gibbons: The Silver Swan

The Silver Swan

Thomas Morley: Now is The Month of Maying

Now is The Month of Maying

Clément Janequin: La Guerre

La Guerre

Pierre Certon: La, la, la, je ne I'ose dire

La, la, la, je ne I'ose dire

Orlande de Lassus: Bon jour et puis quelles nouvelles

Bon jour et puis quelles nouvelles

Anonymous: Mignonne, allons voir si la rose

Mignonne, allons voir si la rose

Pierre Passereau: Il est bel et bon

Il est bel et bon

Jacques Arcadelt: Margot labourez les vignes

Margot labourez les vignes

Claude Le Jeune: Un gentil amoureux

Un gentil amoureux

Adrian Willaert: Faulte d'argent

Faulte d'argent

Anonymous: Tres morillas m'enamoran

Tres morillas m'enamoran

Alonso de Mudarra: La tricotea Samartin la vea

La tricotea Samartin la vea

Alonso de Mudarra: Triste estaba el rey David

Triste estaba el rey David

Juan del Encina: Cucú, Cucú

Cucú, Cucú

Juan del Encina: Fatal la parte

Fatal la parte

Mateo Flecha: La Bomba

La Bomba

Hans Leo Hassler: Tanzen und Springen

Tanzen und Springen

Anonymous: Vitrum nostrum gloriosum

Vitrum nostrum gloriosum

Ludwig Senfl: Ach Elslein, liebes Elselein

Ach Elslein, liebes Elselein

Hans Leo Hassler: Senfl: Ach, weh des Leiden

Senfl: Ach, weh des Leiden

Ludwig Senfl: Das Glaut zu Speyer

Das Glaut zu Speyer

Bill Ives: Herzliebstes Bild

Herzliebstes Bild

Walter Jurmann, Walter Jürmann: Veronika, der Lenz ist da

Veronika, der Lenz ist da

Werner Richard Heymann: Liebling, mein Herz läßt dich grüßen

Liebling, mein Herz läßt dich grüßen

Cole Porter: Night and Day

Night and Day

Bert Reisfeld: Mein kleiner grüner Kaktus

Mein kleiner grüner Kaktus

Duke Ellington: Creole Love Call

Creole Love Call

Paul Abraham: Eins, zwei, drei, vier

Eins, zwei, drei, vier

Harold Arlen: Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather

Werner Richard Heymann: Das ist die Liebe der Matrosen

Das ist die Liebe der Matrosen

Gioachino Rossini: The Barber of Seville, Overture

The Barber of Seville, Overture

Werner Richard Heymann: Wenn der Wind weht über das Meer

Wenn der Wind weht über das Meer

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Hummelflug (from Das Märchen vom Zar Saltan)

Hummelflug (from Das Märchen vom Zar Saltan)

Herbert Stothart, Rudolph Friml: The Donkey Serenade

The Donkey Serenade

Ludwig Schmidseder: Gitarren spielt auf

Gitarren spielt auf

Vincent Youmans: No, No, Nanette: Tea for two

No, No, Nanette: Tea for two

N. Doughaby: Du armes girl vom Chor

Du armes girl vom Chor

Milton Ager: Wochenend und Sonnenschein

Wochenend und Sonnenschein

Paul Simon: Simon / Arr Cullen

Bridge Over Troubled Water

The Sound of Silence

David Cullen, Paul Simon: Simon / Arr Cullen

America

Homeward Bound

Peter Cetera: Cetera / Arr Cullen: If You Leave Me Now

Cetera / Arr Cullen: If You Leave Me Now

Randy Newman: Newman / Arr Cullen: Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear

Newman / Arr Cullen: Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear

Jimmy Webb: Webb/ Arr Cullen: Scissors Cut

Webb/ Arr Cullen: Scissors Cut

Randy Newman: Newman / Arr Cullen: It's Lonely at the Top

Newman / Arr Cullen: It's Lonely at the Top

Don McLean: Simon / Arr Cullen: Vincent

Simon / Arr Cullen: Vincent

Jimmy Webb: Webb / Arr Cullen: Wichita Lineman

Webb / Arr Cullen: Wichita Lineman

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