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Deck the Hall - Songs for Christmas / King's Singers


Release Date: 09/24/2007 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 64133   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  AnonymousRichard PygottTomás Luis de VictoriaFrancisco Guerrero,   ... 
Performer:  Nigel PerrinAlastair ThompsonAlastair HumeAnthony Holt,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 40 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Available once again through ArkivMusic, here is The King's Singers' original release from 1973, Deck the Hall - Songs for Christmas.

The King's Singers are nothing if not various. In saying this in a record review, a distinguished critic hit on the one charcteristic of the King's Singers which surely has endeared them to their audiences more than any other. On this record of Christmas music, they present a collection which, in many ways, reflects their entire output, containing as it does a wide variety of styles. The Singers' repertoire ranges from simple 14th century music through the rich male-voice repertoire of the 16th century up to the widest possible limits of contemporary music. It will appeal not only to the
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Works on This Recording

1.
Ovet mundus laetabundus by Anonymous
Performer:  Nigel Perrin (Countertenor), Alastair Thompson (Tenor), Alastair Hume (Countertenor),
Anthony Holt (Baritone), Simon Carrington (Baritone), Brian Kay (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1973 
Venue:  St John's, Hyde Park Crescent, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Edited: David Hiley 
2.
Virgo Maria patrem parit filia by Anonymous
Performer:  Alastair Hume (Countertenor), Simon Carrington (Baritone), Anthony Holt (Baritone),
Alastair Thompson (Tenor), Nigel Perrin (Countertenor), Brian Kay (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1973 
Venue:  St John's, Hyde Park Crescent, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Edited: David Hiley 
3.
Quid petis, o fili? by Richard Pygott
Performer:  Simon Carrington (Baritone), Anthony Holt (Baritone), Alastair Thompson (Tenor),
Alastair Hume (Countertenor), Nigel Perrin (Countertenor), Brian Kay (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1973 
Venue:  St John's, Hyde Park Crescent, London 
Length: 7 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Edited: C.F. Simkins 
4.
O regem coeli: Natus est nobis by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Performer:  Alastair Thompson (Tenor), Anthony Holt (Baritone), Simon Carrington (Baritone),
Nigel Perrin (Countertenor), Alastair Hume (Countertenor), Brian Kay (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 02/1973 
Venue:  St John's, Hyde Park Crescent, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
5.
Pastores loquebantur by Francisco Guerrero
Performer:  Brian Kay (Bass), Alastair Thompson (Tenor), Anthony Holt (Baritone),
Alastair Hume (Countertenor), Simon Carrington (Baritone), Nigel Perrin (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 2/1973 
Venue:  St John's, Hyde Park Crescent, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
6.
Deck the Halls by Traditional
Performer:  Brian Kay (Bass), Alastair Thompson (Tenor), Anthony Holt (Baritone),
Alastair Hume (Countertenor), Simon Carrington (Baritone), Nigel Perrin (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 2/1973 
Venue:  St John's, Hyde Park Crescent, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
7.
Crown of Roses by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Brian Kay (Bass), Alastair Thompson (Tenor), Anthony Holt (Baritone),
Alastair Hume (Countertenor), Simon Carrington (Baritone), Nigel Perrin (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 2/1973 
Venue:  St John's, Hyde Park Crescent, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
8.
Rise up, shepherd, and follow by Traditional
Performer:  Brian Kay (Bass), Alastair Thompson (Tenor), Anthony Holt (Baritone),
Alastair Hume (Countertenor), Simon Carrington (Baritone), Nigel Perrin (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 2/1973 
Venue:  St John's, Hyde Park Crescent, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
9.
Morning-Song for the Christ Child by Peter Sculthorpe
Performer:  Brian Kay (Bass), Alastair Thompson (Tenor), Anthony Holt (Baritone),
Alastair Hume (Countertenor), Simon Carrington (Baritone), Nigel Perrin (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; Australia 
Date of Recording: 2/1973 
Venue:  St John's, Hyde Park Crescent, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
10.
Illuminare Jerusalem by Traditional
Performer:  Brian Kay (Bass), Alastair Thompson (Tenor), Anthony Holt (Baritone),
Alastair Hume (Countertenor), Simon Carrington (Baritone), Nigel Perrin (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 14th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 2/1973 
Venue:  St John's, Hyde Park Crescent, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
11.
The Lord at first did Adam make by Traditional
Performer:  Brian Kay (Bass), Alastair Thompson (Tenor), Anthony Holt (Baritone),
Alastair Hume (Countertenor), Simon Carrington (Baritone), Nigel Perrin (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2/1973 
Venue:  St John's, Hyde Park Crescent, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
12.
Patapan by Traditional
Performer:  Brian Kay (Bass), Alastair Thompson (Tenor), Anthony Holt (Baritone),
Alastair Hume (Countertenor), Simon Carrington (Baritone), Nigel Perrin (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Burgundy, France 
Date of Recording: 2/1973 
Venue:  St John's, Hyde Park Crescent, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
13.
Mary had a baby by Traditional
Performer:  Brian Kay (Bass), Alastair Thompson (Tenor), Anthony Holt (Baritone),
Alastair Hume (Countertenor), Simon Carrington (Baritone), Nigel Perrin (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Date of Recording: 2/1973 
Venue:  St John's, Hyde Park Crescent, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
14.
Gradualia, Volume 2: Hodie Christus natus est by William Byrd
Performer:  Nigel Perrin (Countertenor), Alastair Thompson (Tenor), Alastair Hume (Countertenor),
Anthony Holt (Baritone), Simon Carrington (Baritone), Brian Kay (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1607; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1973 
Venue:  St John's, Hyde Park Crescent, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Edited: E. H. Fellowes 
15.
Ríu, ríu, chíu "El lobo rabioso" by Mateo Flecha
Performer:  Brian Kay (Bass), Simon Carrington (Baritone), Anthony Holt (Baritone),
Alastair Thompson (Tenor), Alastair Hume (Countertenor), Nigel Perrin (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Medieval 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 02/1973 
Venue:  St John's, Hyde Park Crescent, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: Edited: F. Ll. Harrison



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Featured Sound Samples

Hodie Christus Natus Est (Byrd)
Deck the Hall (Welsh Traditional)
Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow (Spiritual)

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