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Royal Rhymes And Rounds / The King's Singers

King's Singers
Release Date: 06/19/2012 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 307  
Composer:  King VIII HenryWilliam CornyshAnonymousEllis Gibbons,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

On a new disc to celebrate the 2012 Diamond Jubilee, The King's Singers present a selection of works from the past 500 years written in honour of the great Monarchs of Britain.

Starting with works for (and in some cases by) Henry VIII, the programme covers the Elizabethan 'Triumphs of Oriana' by composers such as Gibbons, Mundy and Dowland; a very Victorian selection of dedicatory works by Elgar, Parry and Parratt; choral arrangements from the opera 'Glorianna' by Benjamin Britten; and a new piece by Paul Drayton that comically pens 'A Rough Guide to the Royal Succession'. Drayton is perhaps best known to fans of The King's Singers as the composer of their much-loved encore work Masterpiece.

Singers: David Hurley
Read more (countertenor), Timothy Wayne-Wright (countertenor), Paul Phoenix (tenor), Philip Lawson (baritone), Christopher Bruerton (baritone tracks 7 and 23), Christopher Gabbitas (baritone), Jonathan Howard (bass).
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Works on This Recording

1. Pastyme with good companye by King VIII Henry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
2. Ah Robyn, gentle Robyn by William Cornysh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
3. Blow thi horne hunter by William Cornysh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
4. It is to me a ryght gret joy by King VIII Henry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
5. Hey trolly loly lo by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
6. Long live fair Oriana by Ellis Gibbons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
7. First Set of Madrigals and Mottets: The silver swanne by Orlando Gibbons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
8. Fair Oriana by John I Hilton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
9. Lightly she whipped by John Mundy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
10. Second Booke of Songes or Ayres: no 2, Flow, my teares by John Dowland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1600; England 
11. Weep, o mine eyes by John Bennet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1599; England 
12. As Vesta was, from Latmos hill descending by Thomas Weelkes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1601; England 
13. The Triumph of Victoria by Walter Parratt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
14. Who can dwell with greatness by Charles Hubert Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
15. To her Beneath whose Steadfast Star by Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; England 
16. Gloriana, Op. 53: Choral Dances by Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; England 
17. A Rough Guide to the Royal Succession by Paul Drayton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers

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