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Kids' Stuff / King's Singers, Judi Dench


Release Date: 04/24/2007 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 47870   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  James B. KennedyTraditionalJean SchwartzDaryl Runswick,   ... 
Performer:  Jeremy JackmanAlastair HumeRobert ChilcottAnthony Holt,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 50 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The performances by the King's Singers are preceded by narration and recitation by Judi Dench. She reads children's poems by A.A. Milne, Spike Milligan and Roger McGough. The timings reflect the combination of song and speech. The performances by the King's Singers are preceded by narration and recitation by Judi Dench. She reads children's poems by A.A. Milne, Spike Milligan and Roger McGough. The timings reflect the combination of song and speech. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Teddy Bear's Picnic by James B. Kennedy
Performer:  Jeremy Jackman (Countertenor), Alastair Hume (Countertenor), Robert Chilcott (Tenor),
Anthony Holt (Baritone), Colin Mason (Bass), Simon Carrington (Baritone),
Paul Hart (Synthesizer), Judi Dench (Spoken Vocals)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Gordon Langford
This selection was composed in collaboration with J. Bratton. 
2.
Humpty-Dumpty by Traditional
Performer:  Jeremy Jackman (Countertenor), Alastair Hume (Countertenor), Robert Chilcott (Tenor),
Anthony Holt (Baritone), Simon Carrington (Baritone), Judi Dench (Spoken Vocals),
Colin Mason (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Paul Hart
This selection shares a timing with "Old King Cole" and "The Grand Old Duke of York." 
3.
Old King Cole by Traditional
Performer:  Alastair Hume (Countertenor), Jeremy Jackman (Countertenor), Judi Dench (Spoken Vocals),
Colin Mason (Bass), Simon Carrington (Baritone), Anthony Holt (Baritone),
Robert Chilcott (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Paul Hart
This selection shares a timing with "Humpty-Dumpty" and "The Grand Old Duke of York." 
4.
Grand Old Duke of York by Traditional
Performer:  Judi Dench (Spoken Vocals), Alastair Hume (Countertenor), Jeremy Jackman (Countertenor),
Robert Chilcott (Tenor), Anthony Holt (Baritone), Simon Carrington (Baritone),
Colin Mason (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Paul Hart
This selection shares a timing with "Humpty-Dumpty" and "Old King Cole." 
5.
This Old Man by Traditional
Performer:  Judi Dench (Spoken Vocals), Alastair Hume (Countertenor), Jeremy Jackman (Countertenor),
Robert Chilcott (Tenor), Anthony Holt (Baritone), Colin Mason (Bass),
Tristan Fry (Drums), Simon Carrington (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Robert Chilcott 
6.
Over the Hills and Far Away by Jean Schwartz
Performer:  Anthony Holt (Baritone), Robert Chilcott (Tenor), Alastair Hume (Countertenor),
Jeremy Jackman (Countertenor), Judi Dench (Spoken Vocals), Susan Milan (Flute),
Simon Carrington (Baritone), Colin Mason (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Robert Chilcott 
7.
King John's Christmas by Daryl Runswick
Performer:  Judi Dench (Spoken Vocals), Jeremy Jackman (Countertenor), Alastair Hume (Countertenor),
Robert Chilcott (Tenor), Anthony Holt (Baritone), Simon Carrington (Baritone),
Colin Mason (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: English 
8.
The riddle song by Traditional
Performer:  Alastair Hume (Countertenor), Anthony Holt (Baritone), Simon Carrington (Baritone),
Colin Mason (Bass), Judi Dench (Spoken Vocals), Robert Chilcott (Tenor),
Jeremy Jackman (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Written: USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Howard Goodall 
9.
The Snowman: Walking In the Air by Howard Blake
Performer:  Alastair Hume (Countertenor), Colin Mason (Bass), Simon Carrington (Baritone),
Judi Dench (Spoken Vocals), Jeremy Jackman (Countertenor), Robert Chilcott (Tenor),
Anthony Holt (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
Yellow Submarine by Paul McCartney
Performer:  Anthony Holt (Baritone), Tristan Fry (Drums), Judi Dench (Spoken Vocals),
Jeremy Jackman (Countertenor), Alastair Hume (Countertenor), Robert Chilcott (Tenor),
Simon Carrington (Baritone), Colin Mason (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1966; England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Daryl Runswick
This song was written in collaboration with John Lennon. 
11.
Owl and the Pussycat by Victor Hely-Hutchinson
Performer:  Alastair Hume (Countertenor), Anthony Holt (Baritone), Simon Carrington (Baritone),
Colin Mason (Bass), Jeremy Jackman (Countertenor), Judi Dench (Spoken Vocals),
Robert Chilcott (Tenor), Paul Hart (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
Here we go down the line by David Overton
Performer:  Judi Dench (Spoken Vocals), Robert Chilcott (Tenor), Alastair Hume (Countertenor),
Anthony Holt (Baritone), Simon Carrington (Baritone), Colin Mason (Bass),
Jeremy Jackman (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is in story format and incorporates a variety of arranged children's nursery songs. 
13.
Lavender Blue by Traditional
Performer:  Colin Mason (Bass), Robert Chilcott (Tenor), Alastair Hume (Countertenor),
Anthony Holt (Baritone), Simon Carrington (Baritone), Susan Milan (Flute),
Chris Laurence (Double Bass), Judi Dench (Spoken Vocals), Paul Hart (Synthesizer),
Jeremy Jackman (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Gordon Langford 
14.
Wendell the Worm by Jim Parker
Performer:  Judi Dench (Spoken Vocals), Alastair Hume (Countertenor), Robert Chilcott (Tenor),
Anthony Holt (Baritone), Simon Carrington (Baritone), Colin Mason (Bass),
Jeremy Jackman (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
15.
I Know an Old Woman by Traditional
Performer:  Colin Mason (Bass), Judi Dench (Spoken Vocals), Jeremy Jackman (Countertenor),
Alastair Hume (Countertenor), Robert Chilcott (Tenor), Anthony Holt (Baritone),
Simon Carrington (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Daryl Runswick 
16.
Frog went a'courtin by Traditional
Performer:  Judi Dench (Spoken Vocals), Jeremy Jackman (Countertenor), Alastair Hume (Countertenor),
Andrew Jackman (Synthesizer), Colin Mason (Bass), Simon Carrington (Baritone),
Anthony Holt (Baritone), Robert Chilcott (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Andrew Pye Jackman
This selection shares a timing with "We all stand together." 
17.
We All Stand Together by Paul McCartney
Performer:  Robert Chilcott (Tenor), Anthony Holt (Baritone), Simon Carrington (Baritone),
Colin Mason (Bass), Andrew Jackman (Synthesizer), Judi Dench (Spoken Vocals),
Alastair Hume (Countertenor), Jeremy Jackman (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Andrew Pye Jackman
This selection shares a timing with "Frog went a'courtin." 

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