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High Flight - Choral Music By Whitacre, Laurdisen, Chilcott / King's Singers

King's Singers / Concordia Choir / Clausen
Release Date: 11/15/2011 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 262  
Composer:  Robert ChilcottMorten LauridsenEric Whitacre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's SingersConcordia Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A must-have for choral-aficionados everywhere that sees perhaps the world’s finest a cappella ensemble The King’s Singers join forces with The Concordia Choir – one of the USA’s best collegiate groups – to perform works by choral composers Eric Whitacre, Bob Chilcott and Morten Lauridsen.

One of the world’s most celebrated ensembles, The King’s Singers have a packed schedule of concerts, recordings, media and education work that spans the globe. Championing the work of young and established composers, they remain consummate entertainers; a class-act with a delightfully British wit. From Gesualdo and György Ligeti to Michael Bublé, The King’s Singers are instantly recognisable for their spot-on intonation, their
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The Concordia Choir of Moorhead, Minnesota is one of America’s finest a cappella choirs. Since 1920, the 72-voice choir has performed in nearly every major hall including Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center and has taken numerous international tours. The Choir is broadcast throughout the United States on public radio stations and on television via its Emmy-award winning Concordia Christmas Concert.

"it's an intriguing pleasure to hear this anthology of modern works by talented modern choral composers" -- The Independent

"Each track is an ethereal epic that is deeply affecting and undeniably beautiful." -- Choral Music 2012 Guide
*****

" ... fragile, intimate settings highlighting the King's Singers' consummate skill as close-harmony singers … An interesting, well-planned collection, well worth investigating." -- BBC Music Magazine, January 2012
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Works on This Recording

1.
Oculi Omnium by Robert Chilcott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
2.
Lux aeterna: O nata lux by Morten Lauridsen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
3.
Lux aurumque by Eric Whitacre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; USA 
4.
Even such is time by Robert Chilcott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
5.
Cloudburst by Eric Whitacre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concordia Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992/1995; USA 
6.
High Flight by Robert Chilcott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers,  Concordia Choir
7.
This Marriage by Eric Whitacre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2004; USA 
8.
O magnum mysterium by Morten Lauridsen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concordia Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; USA 
9.
Alone by Eric Whitacre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
10.
The Stolen Child by Eric Whitacre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers,  Concordia Choir
11.
A Thanksgiving by Robert Chilcott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers,  Concordia Choir

Customer Reviews

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 Amazing! December 4, 2012 By J Robert Brookens (Marion, KS) See All My Reviews "The flier has it right. Magnificent. No better than the King's Singers. No choir better than the Concordia Choir! Great singing." Report Abuse
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