In the run up to their 40th Anniversay on May 1st the Kings Singers present the first of two albums on Signum Classics. Portugese, Spanish and Mexican music imbued with religious sensuousness from the 16th Century - the Siglo de Oro - performed by the world's most prestigious a cappella ensemble.
This release mixes Hispanic music from both sides of the Atlantic with composers including Lobo, Vivanco, Morales, Victoria and Melgas.
“Despite many changes of personnel over the past 40 years, the King's Singers maintain their unmistakable cool timbre, faultless intonation and smooth blend - almost too smooth at times in these examples of passionate, sensuous 16th-century Spanish, Portuguese and Mexican polyphony, the first release marking their anniversary...The Golden Age represents the Singers' bedrock repertoire - great examples of unaccompanied choral music sung with precision and insight by masters of their art.” The Observer, 27th April 2008
“Lamentations can be glorious when delivered by these wonderful singers.” Gramophone Magazine, May 2008
“In these performances the colours pulse with the glow of fire controlled, tended and kept ready rather than with the bright radiance of the heavens. The King's Singers perform with their customary clarity of line, rhythmic grace and attention to texture.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2008 *****