The Library, Vol. 2 / The King's Singers

Release Date: 10/2/2020
Catalog Number: SIGCD635
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This is the second volume in the EP series ‘The Library’. The idea behind this series is to explore both the history, and the new horizons, of The King’s Singers close-harmony repertoire. Close-harmony is the part of their work for which they are best known, and their library of thousands of arrangements is one they’re determined to explore, maintain and develop. The track -listing is designed to celebrate some old favorites from the library alongside brand new arrangements and adaptations, created especially for these recordings, which may perhaps become ‘old favorites’ of the future. Volume 2 was recorded in the beautiful surroundings of Snape Maltings, Suffolk (UK) - a place most famous for its association with Benjamin Britten - and it proved to be a relaxing and inspiring place to work for two beautiful wintry days. The King’s Singers were founded on 1 May 1968 by six choral scholars who had recently graduated from King’s College Cambridge. Their vocal line-up was (by chance) two countertenors, a tenor, two baritones and a bass, and the group has never wavered from this formation since.
Works on This Recording
1. Cinderella: A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes by Jerry Livingston
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
2. Slow Train by Donald Swann
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: Contemporary
3. Scots Song, for voice & piano by James MacMillan
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: Contemporary
4. 9:15 Revue: Get Happy by Harold Arlen
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1930 ; USA
5. Penny Lane by John Lennon
Orchestra/Ensemble: King's Singers
Period: Modern
Written: 1966 ; England
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