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King's Singers: Swimming Over London

Song NameComposerArranger
Swimming over LondonBob Chilcott & Charles Bennett
I'm YoursJason MrazPhilip Lawson
AngelSarah McLachlanRoger Treece
By the TimeMikaPhilip Lawson
September 15th / Keeper of the SeasonsPat MethenyRoger Treece
It's a New WorldRichard Rodney BennettHarold Arlen & Ira Gershwin
Don't Let GoYsaye Barnwell
Hide & SeekImogen HeapChristopher Gabbitas
Lazy Bones / Up a Lazy RiverHoagy Carmichael, Johnny MercerDaryl Runswick
AndromedaMia Makaroff
Recipe for LoveHarry Connick, Jr.Berty Rice
Silent Love Mia Makaroff
Straighten Up and Fly RightNat King ColeAlexander L'Estrange
HomeMichael BubleAlexander L'Estrange

After the 2009 Grammy Award-winning Simple Gifts and a world premiere recording of Pachelbel Vespers in March 2010, internationally-acclaimed vocal group The King's Singers return to the studio to record Swimming Over London. Featuring a diverse array of songs, this latest release captures jazz classics, current hits, and more, all arranged, performed, and recorded with the meticulous attention to detail and artistry that has established The King's Singers as one of the finest vocal ensembles throughout their history. Swimming Over London includes five original songs, commissioned specifically for the disc and written by Mia Makaroff, composer and arranger for Finnish vocal ensemble Rajaton; Ysaye M. Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock; Roger Treece, arranger and performer in Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra ensemble; Alexander L'Estrange, composer and arranger for the Swingle Singers; and Bob Chilcott, a former King's Singer. Chilcott, a respected composer of vocal music, wrote the title track for the album, an evocative tale of a woman stretching her way over London to the coast based on a poem by Charles Bennett. Roger Treece, renowned arranger for groups including Manhattan Transfer and New York Voices, composed an original song ("Keeper of the Seasons") and arranged two contrasting songs: Sarah McLachlan's beautiful "Angel" and Pat Metheny's "September 15th."

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2318C | 1 CD | $17.95 |add item to cart| A Cappella | Choral | Male | 5 x 8 | England
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