The Best of The King's Singers

Release Date: 10/30/2012
Catalog Number: 297
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
As part of Signum's 15th anniversary year we are delighted to announce this celebratory collection - The Best of The King's Singers - a 2-CD collection drawn from their now extensive catalogue on Signum. The first CD includes titles from Christmas (the groups debut album with Signum, released in 2004), along with music from Landscape and Time, Treason and Dischord, Gesualdo's Tenebrae Responsories, Sacred Bridges, Siglio d'Oro, Romance du soir, From the heart, High Flight and the 2012 release Royal Rhymes and Rounds. The second CD presents songs from four albums: Six, From the heart, our most recent light album Swimming over London and the Grammy® Award winning Simple Gifts.
Works on This Recording
1. Taaveti laulud: Onnis on inimene by Cyrillus Kreek
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: Modern
Written: 1923 ;
2. Mass for 4 Voices: Gloria by William Byrd
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: Renaissance
3. Responsories (9), Feria 5: no 1, In monte Oliveti by Carlo Gesualdo
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: Renaissance
Written: 1611 ; Italy
4. Bogoroditse Devo by Arvo Pärt
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1990 ; Estonia
5. The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?" by John Tavener
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1982 ; England
6. Mon Dieu, j'ay en toy esperance by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: Renaissance
7. My Heart is a Holy Place, for vocal ensemble by Patricia Van Ness
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
8. Versa est in Luctum by Juan Gutierrez de Padilla
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: Baroque
9. In Ieiunio et Fletu by Diogo Dias Melgaz
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: Baroque
10. Shir Hamaalos (Song of degrees) by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
11. Rakastava, Op. 14 by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: Romantic
12. Choruses (2), Op. 68: 1. Calme des Nuits by Camille Saint-Saëns
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: Romantic
Written: 1882 ;
13. Music, when soft voices die by Edward Bairstow
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: 20th Century
14. Lightly she whipped by John Mundy
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: Renaissance
15. The silver swanne, madrigal for 5 voices by Orlando Gibbons
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: Renaissance
16. Even such is time: Days by Robert Chilcott
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: Contemporary
17. Lux aurumque by Eric Whitacre
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 2000 ; USA
18. A Lover's Journey: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day? by Libby Larsen
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
19. Lullabye "Goodnight, my angel" by Billy Joel
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
20. You Are The New Day by John David
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1978 ; Wales, UK
21. She's Always a Woman, song by Billy Joel
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
22. Greensleeves by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; England
23. Valparaiso, song by Sting
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
24. Hide and Seek, song by Imogen Heap
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: Contemporary
25. Straighten Up and Fly Right by Irving Mills
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
26. Blue Skies by Irving Berlin
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1927 ; USA
27. Recipe for Love by Harry Connick
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
28. Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1984 ;
29. Swing low, sweet chariot by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
30. Silent love, for vocal ensemble by Mia Makaroff
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
31. Blackbird by John Lennon
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: 20th Century
32. After The Gold Rush by Neil Young
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: 20th Century
33. Out of the Woods, song by Nickel Creek
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
34. Swimming over London, for vocal ensemble by Charles Bennett
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: Modern
35. Steal Away to Jesus, spiritual by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: Romantic
36. Home, song by Amy Foster-Gillies
37. I Will Bow and Be Simple, Shaker hymn (a.k.a. Simple Gifts) by Traditional
38. Civitas sancti tui by William Byrd
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1589 ; London, England
39. Esti dal by Zoltán Kodály
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938 ; Hungary
40. I'm Yours by Jason Mraz
Period: Contemporary
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