Christmas Presence / The King's Singers

Release Date: 9/15/2017
Catalog Number: SIGCD497
Number of Discs: 1

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Works on This Recording
1. Hodie Christus natus est by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: Medieval
2. Resonet in laudibus, motet for 5 voices, M. vii (S. iii/148) by Orlando de Lassus
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1569 ; Munich, Germany
3. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: Baroque
4. Beata viscera Mariae Virginis by William Byrd
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: Renaissance
5. Hodie Christus natus est by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: Renaissance
6. Motets (4) pour le temps de Noël: no 1, O magnum mysterium by Francis Poulenc
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1951-1952 ; France
7. Motets (4) pour le temps de Noël: no 2, Quem vidistis pastores by Francis Poulenc
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1951 ; France
8. Motets (4) pour le temps de Noël: no 4, Hodie Christus natus est by Francis Poulenc
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1952 ; France
9. A spotless rose by Herbert Howells
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1918-1920 ; England
10. Here is the little door by Herbert Howells
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1918-1920 ; England
11. Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus: no 3, Sing lullaby by Herbert Howells
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1918-1920 ; England
12. I Saw Three Ships by Clive Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
13. God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
14. La Peregrinación by Ariel Ramirez
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: Modern
15. The Christmas Song by Mel Torme
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1946 ;
16. Still, weil's Kindlein Schlafen will by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
17. Jingle Bells by James Pierpont
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857 ; USA
18. A Thanksgiving by Robert Chilcott
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Expanded Edition: This album contains new tracks that were not available on the original, limited release version, released on-demand in 2015

The essence of The King’s Singers has always been live performance. On Christmas Presence, the beloved acapella group gives the listener the experience of being at a live King’s Singers concert in one of the world’s most beautiful buildings, from the comfort of their own home. The program for this special holiday concert takes the listener through various ages and styles of music, from the Renaissance to the present day. A sublime accompaniment to the holiday season, the King's Singers open with sacred music, move through modern carols, and end with festive musical favorites.

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REVIEWS:

This live performance catches The King’s Singers in particularly fresh, spontaneous fettle, as their 50th anniversary approaches.

– BBC Music Magazine

Recorded live at King’s College, Cambridge in 2015, the King’s Singers are as alluring as ever. All is given with that familiar, deliciously fragile refinement.

– The Sunday Times (UK)
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