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King's Singers : King's Singers Christmas : 00  1 CD :  : 502

King's Singers : King's Singers Christmas

Review: Started in 1968 by six Choral Scholars from King's College in Cambridge, the group quickly became a musical force in the UK, and the rest of the world soon followed. Since then they have been delighting audiences with incomparable musicianship, from mediaeval to renaissance, romantic to contemporary, folk and pop. The Singers looked into the music that most touched them to hear and sing in their own childhoods, and "Christmas" is the result-the quintessential classical Christmas CD. 25 perfectly performed songs, some favorites: the traditional Veni, veni Emmanuel" and "This is the truth sent from above," Praetorius' "Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen," Bo Holten's "Nowell sing we now," Phillip Lawson's "Lullay my liking," Tchaikovsky' "The Crown of Roses," John Rutter's "There is a flower," Ramirez' "La Peregrinacion," and Gruber's "Stille Nacht." Extensive, multilingual liner notes with all lyrics. Incomparable, trademark King's Singers and soaring vocals throughout.

Songlist: Veni, veni Emmanuel , Angelus ad Virginem , This is the truth sent from above , Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern , Es ist ein Ros' ensprungen , There is no rose , Coventry Carol, Nowell sing we now , Remember, O thou man , In dulci jubilo , Lullay my liking, Bogoroditsye Dyevo , The Lamb , Maria durch ein Dornwald ging , O little one sweet , Bethlehem Down, The Crown of Roses, To us in Bethlem City, Szezo to za prediwo , There is a flower , La Peregrinacion , Away in a manger , Noel nouvelet , Stille Nacht , Born on a New Day

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6941c | 00 1 CD | $16.98 | Primarily a cappella Men's Choir Christmas


King's Singers : European Renaissance : 01 Songbook :  : 073999432374 : 063404625X : 08743237

King's Singers : European Renaissance

Review: Here are 12 of the King's Singers favorite works of the European Renaissance in their own performing editions. Includes performance notes and translations for each work. Spanish: Otro tal misacantano (Anonymous), Dindirin, dindirin (Anonymous); French: Triste depart (Nicolas Gombert), La, la, la, je ne l'ose dire (Pierre Certon), Au joli jeu du pousse avant (Clement Janequin); German: Tanzen und Springen (Hans Leo Hassler), Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen (Heinrich Isaac); Italian: Parmi di star (Severin Cornet), Il bianco e dolce cigno (Jacques Arcadelt), Chi chilichi (Orlande de Lassus); English: Hark All Ye Lovely Saints (Thomas Weelkes), I Love, Alas, I Love Thee (Thomas Morley).

Songlist: Au Joli Jeu du pousse avant, Chi Chilichi, Dindirin, Dindirin, Hark All Ye Lovely Saints, I Love Alas I Love Thee, Il Bianco E Dolce Cigno, Innsbruck, I Now Must Leave Thee, La, la, la, Je Le Vous Dirai, Otro Tal Misacantano, Parmi Di Star, Tanzen Und Springen, Triste Depart

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6141b | 01 Songbook | $6.95 | Mixed 5-8 Parts | A Cappella Early Music Vocal Arrangements


King's Singers : Book Of Rounds, Canons and Partsongs : 01 Songbook :  : 073999432596 : 0634046306 : 08743259

King's Singers : Book Of Rounds, Canons and Partsongs

Review: This delightful collection of 99 rounds, canons and partsongs makes a delightful introduction to part-singing to kids from 6 to 106! The selections are arranged by categories including English Pre-1700 (Secular), Pre-1700 (Sacred), Post 1700, From Around the World and Wordless Rounds. There's also a surprise or two! Includes: Alleluia (Boyce), Christmas Is Coming, Coffee Canon, Come Follow, Come Let Us All A-Maying Go, Dona Nobis Pacem, Hava Na Shira, If Turn'd Topsy Turvy, Jubilate Deo, Mi Gallo, My Dame Hath a Lame Tame Crane, Non Nobis Domine, Oaken Leaves, Shalom Chaverim, The Silver Swan, Summer Is A-Coming In, Tallis' Canon, Viva la Musica, When Jesus Wept and 80 more.

Songlist: Alleluia (Boyce), Chistmas Is Coming, Coffee Canon, Come Follow, Come Let Us All A-Maying Go, Dona Nobis Pacem, Hava Na Shira, If Turn'd Topsy Turvy, Jubilate Deo, Mi Gallo, My Dame Hath a Lame, Tame Crane, Non Nobis Domine, Oaken Leaves, Shalom Chaverim, The Silver Swan, Summer Is A-Coming In, Tallis' Canon, Viva la Musica, When Jesus Wept, and 80 more selections...

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6128b | 01 Songbook | $8.95 | Rounds | A Cappella Rounds for Singing


King's Singers : Irish Songbook : 01 Songbook :  : 073999416527 : 0634001868 : 08741652

King's Singers : Irish Songbook

Review: England's King's Singers are known for their impeccable musicality. Coupled with the enthralling traditional melodies of Ireland, this intermediate to advanced level collection of ten arrangements will be challenging as well as rewarding and are some of King's Singers favorite and most requested concert selections. This songbook is not only an excellent value, but will become an invaluable addition to your choral library as well.

Songlist: Danny Boy, Eriskay Love Lift, Irish Lullaby, Mairi's Wedding, Molly Malone, Phil the Fluter's Ball, She Moved Through the Fair, The Star of the County Down, 'tis The Last Rose of Summer, Wexford Carol

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6120b | 01 Songbook | $6.95 | Mixed 5-8 Parts | A Cappella Irish Vocal Harmony


King's Singers : Triumph Of Oriana

Review: The Triumphs of Oriana is an extravagant musical compliment paid to England's Elizabeth I by Thomas Morley, published in 1601. It consists of 25 madrigals by 23 different composers, each madrigal concluding with the refrain, "Then sang the shepherds and nymphs of Diana: Long live fair Oriana." Oriana was a character in a chivalric romance long equated with Elizabeth, and Diana, goddess of chastity, would certainly attend the Virgin Queen. However idealized their pastoral setting, many of the madrigals are excellent, those by Bennet, Weelkes, Cavendish and Morley are well known. As a whole they captured the musical imagination of the time and they continue to intrigue-for instance, who is the mysterious "Bonny-boots" who appears in two of the songs? The soaring tenor and falsetto voices of King's Singers, England's brilliant, prolific male sextet, were made to perform this difficult, eclectic collection. Picking favorites, beside the four previously mentioned, is not easy: Tomkins' "The fauns and satyrs tripping" is lovely, as is "With wreaths of rose and laurel" by Cobbold and "Fair nymphs I heard one telling" by Farmer. "Triumphs" is a choral joy, an ode to a beautiful fantasy from long ago-sung by six men whose voices and talent are fortunately very real. Extensive, interesting liner notes.

Songlist: Hence stars! too dim of light , With angel's face and brightness, Lightly she whipp o'er the dales, Long live fair Orianakings.html, All creatures now are merry-minded, Fair Oriana, beauty's queen, The nymphs and shepherds danced, Calm was the air and clear the sky, Thus Bonny-boots the birthday celebreated, Sing, shepherds all, and in your roundelays, The fauns and satyrs tripping, Come, gentle swains, With wreaths of rose and laurel, Arise, awake, awake, Fair nymphs I heard one telling, The lady Oriana, Hark! did ye ever hear so sweet a singing?, As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending, Fair Orian, in the morn , Round about her charret, Bright Phoebus greets most clearly, Fair Oriana, seeming to wink at folly, Fair Cytherea presents her doves, Hard by a crystal fountain, Come, blessed Byrd

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6971c | 00 1 CD | $16.98 | A Cappella Early Music CDs


King's Singers : English Renaissance : 01 Songbook :  : 073999423563 : 063401563X : 08742356

King's Singers : English Renaissance

Review: A variety of music from the great flowering of the English choral art in the king'singers' own editions. Includes a general introduction to the era and background on each work. A must for every high school and college choral library! Includes pieces by: William Byrd (Sing Joyfully, Haec Dies), Orlando Gibbons (Drop Drop Slow Tears, The Silver Swan), John Bennett (All Creatures Now, Weep O Mine Eyes), Thomas Weelkes (As Vesta Was), Thomas Morley (Fire Fire), Edward Pierce (Hunting the Hare), Thomas Ravenscroft (A Round of Three Country Dances, The Three Ravens), Thomas Tallis (If Ye Love Me).

Songlist: All Creatures Now, As Vest Was from Latmos Hill Descending, Drop Drop Slow Tears, Fire Fire, Haec Dies, Hunting the Hare, If Ye Love Me, Round of Three Country Dances in One, The Silver Swan, Sing Joyfully, The Three Ravens, Weep, O Mine Eyes

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6123b | 01 Songbook | $6.95 | Mixed 5-8 Parts | A Cappella Early Music Vocal Arrangements


King's Singers : Fire-Water : 00  1 CD :  : 09026635192-3 : 09026635192

King's Singers : Fire-Water

Review: Subtitled "the spirit of Renaissance Spain," this recording has our manly British sextet exploring, with aplomb and panache, the marriage of music and drama that was popularized by Catalan musician Mateo Flecha the Elder. The salubrious accompaniment of the Harp Consort, under the direction of Andrew Lawrence King ("consort" is a period term for an ensemble), sets the stage, as it were, for the unfolding of either courtly and elegant polyphony, or a display of rustic and passionate bravura. The latter, typified by the fiery dance rhythms of the villancicos, and the slow sensual breaths of "Zarambeques" (and bass Stephen Connolly's earthy timbre), are in contrast to the "Benedictus (from Mass for the Dead)" and "Por las Sierras de Madrid," (combining no less than four separate tunes with an improvised treble part, using a form known as qoudlibet). This mixture, blended with both scholarly acumen and a generous dose of unmannered showmanship, makes "Fire-water" a new King's Singers favorite.

Songlist: Vuestros Son Mis Ojos, Enemiga le Soy, Madre, Aquel Pastorcico, Madre, Por las Sierras de Madrid, Benedictus, Otro Tal Misacanto, La Bomba, Dindirin, Dindirin, Rodrigo Martinez, Antes Que Comais a Dios, El Fuego, Diferencias Sobre "Las Vacas", Aleph, Quomodo Sedet Sola Civitas, La Viuda, Oh, Que Bien que Baila Gil!, Zarambeques, Hoy, Gil, en Concejo Abierto

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6457c | 00 1 CD | $16.98 | Some a cappella Early Music CDs


King's Singers : Circle Of Life

Review: With the subtitle of "close-harmony arrangements of timeless songs from famous movies," "Circle Of Life" contains orchestrated versions of well-known themes, such as "Wind Beneath My Wings," "Everything I Do, I Do For You" and "I Will Always Love You." Recorded in Holland in 1996 (with the exception of "Kokomo," the Beach Boys song that appeared on "Spirit Voices"), and therefore available only on import, some of the arrangements are innocuous, while others, such as "Live And Let Die" and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" are merely unlikely. An a cappella version of "The Rose," from the film of the same name, is the CD's winner by a landslide.

Songlist: Circle of Life, Kiss From a Rose, Kokomo, Wind Beneath My WIngs, It Had to Be You, Live and Let Die, The Time of My Life, I Heard IT Through the Grapevine, Everything I Do, I Do It for You, The Rose, I Will Always Love You, Groovy Kind of Love

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6126c | 00 1 CD | $9.95 | Primarily a cappella Men's Choirs CDs


King's Singers : Lennon & McCartney Connection : 01 Songbook :  : 073999404371 : 1423444663 : 08740437

King's Singers : Lennon & McCartney Connection

Review: The King's Singers do the Beatles. The songs are interesting, with classic Beatles tunes arranged by members of the King's Singers. Some of the songs are done in different periods and styles, all are accesible and fun to sing. SATB Octavo.

Songlist: Back In The U.S.S.R., Blackbird, Can't Buy Me Love, Eleanor Rigby, Honey Pie, I Feel Fine, I'll Follow The Sun, If I Fell, Michelle, Yesterday, You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

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6116b | 01 Songbook | $5.95 | Mixed 5-8 Parts | A Cappella Choral Arrangements of Beatles Music


King's Singers : Ensemble Singing Collection : 01 Songbook :  : 073999404241 : 1423444655 : 08740424

King's Singers : Ensemble Singing Collection

Review: This collection is a diverse array of songs and styles. Most are arranged by members of the King's Singers, with background notes from the arranger. The neat thing about this collection is the notes from the Singers on how to sing the different parts, what to watch out for and suggestions on interpretations. SATB Octavo.

Songlist: If Ye Love Me, Dindirin, Dindirin, Plaisir d'amour, Quick! We Have But A Second, S'vivon, Takeda Lullaby, Humpty Dumpty Medley, Blackbird, I Bought Me A Cat, Back In The U.S.S.R., Seaside Rendezvous, Sing We Chant It

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6115b | 01 Songbook | $6.95 | Mixed 5-8 Parts | A Cappella English Choral Arrangements


King's Singers : Choral Library Vol 1 : 01 Songbook :  : 073999403077 : 08740307

King's Singers : Choral Library Vol 1

Review: This collection brings together some of the more popular pieces sung by The King's Singers over the past years. With the possible exception of "This Old Man" and "Mariri's Wedding", all the pieces have a gentle and rather wistful quality that perhaps reflects more reserved side of the British character in both the arrangers and the singers.

Songlist: This Old Man , The Gift To Be Simple, Irish Lullaby , The Three Ravens, Time After Time, Mairi's Wedding, Lavender's Blue , The Long Day Closes, Phillis is My Only Joy, Charm Me Asleep

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6497b | 01 Songbook | $6.95 | Mixed 5-8 Parts | A Cappella English Choral Arrangements


King's Singers : Choral Library Vol 2 : 01 Songbook :  : 073999403084 : 149501844X : 08740308

King's Singers : Choral Library Vol 2

Review: This second collection brings together some of the more popular pieces sung by The King's Singers over the past years.

Songlist: Con Amores, La Mi Madre , Who Is Sylvia, Golden Slumbers, Joshua, Frog Went A-Courtin', Swing Low, Sweet Chariot , Hush Little Baby, Il Est Bel Et Bon , Sweet Nightingale, Four Vocalises

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6498b | 01 Songbook | $5.95 | Mixed 5-8 Parts | Accompanied English Choral Arrangements


King's Singers : Christmas Collection : 01 Songbook :  : 073999403060 : 1423444647 : 08740306

King's Singers : Christmas Collection

Review: What a wonderful way to enjoy singing by the fire during the holidays! This book of arrangements is done just the way you'd expect the King's Singers to do it: with grace, class, and just a touch of humor.

Songlist: The Gift, Boar's Head Carol, Joy to The World, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, The Twelve Days Of Christmas, Gaudete, Noel! Sus Troupe Chanteresse

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6117b | 01 Songbook | $5.95 | Mixed 5-8 Parts | A Cappella Choral Christmas Arrangements


King's Singers : English Renaissance : 00  1 CD : William ByrdTallis, Thomas  : 09026680042-1 : 09026680042

King's Singers : English Renaissance

Review: Thomas Tallis (1505-1585) was the most influential English composer in his day. He lived at Court from 1543 until his death. He survived the coming into dominance of Protestantism during Edward VI's reign, the restoration of Catholicism under Mary in 1553 and the tumultous tussle leading to the Elizabethan Settlement which devised a new church establishment then dominant for nearly a hundred years. Throughout these changes Tallis continued to write choral liturgical music in both the older Latin motet style and the newer English anthem style. His greatest student was William Byrd (1543-1623) who pushed the authorities with his staunch Catholicism but was such a brilliant composer that he never received more than a heavy fine. Elizabeth awarded them the exclusive rights to publish music in her realm, effectively creating a monopoly. The King's Singers bring us a sampling of the huge output from these two most influential composers, including both motets and anthems. These are performed for the joy of those who love renaissance music, with the musical perfection expected of the best.

Songlist: Haec Dies, Te Lucis Ante Terminum, Beata Viscera Mariae Virginis, Ave Verum Corpus, Vigilate, Viri Galilaei, Te Lucis Ante Terminum, Lamentations Of Jeremiah, First Set, Lamentations Of Jeremiah, Second Set, If Ye Love Me, O Lord, Make Thy Servant Elizabeth, Our Queen, Sing Joyfully, Laudibus In Sanctis

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6125c | 00 1 CD | $16.98 Early Music CDs


King's Singers : Here's A Howdy Do : 01 Songbook :  : 073999585056 : 08758505

King's Singers : Here's A Howdy Do

Review: These inventive settings of eight Gilbert & Sullivan favorites offer a multitude of musical rewards. Brilliant farce, understated spoof and delicate nuance are all present in abundance.

Songlist: A British Tar, Ah Leave Me Not, Brightly Dawns Our Wedding Day, Here's A Howdy Do, Take A Pair of Sparkling Eyes, The Pirate King, The Sun, Whose Rays Are All Ablaze, Tilt Window

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6122b | 01 Songbook | $5.95 | SATB English Choral Arrangements


King's Singers : Annie Laurie:  Folksongs of the British Isles : 00  1 CD :  : 54904A.2

King's Singers : Annie Laurie: Folksongs of the British Isles

Review: Sparingly accompanied by Renaissance flute, piccolo and a guitar, these traditionals, and the descriptions that accompany them, are a charming introduction to the musical history of Britain. The famous "Danny Boy," (a cappella) somehow manages to summarize the grace and suffering of the Irish experience in its earnest melody; likewise, "Loch Lomond," (Scottish, also a cappella) brings the rough yet delicate beauty of Scotland to life. Several nineteenth century parlor songs are also included, such as "Home Sweet Home" and "Golden Slumbers." Also, the familiar "Scarborough Fair," "Greensleeves" and "What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor?"

Songlist: Scarborough Fair , Skye Boat Song, What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor? , Annie Laurie, Greensleeves, Danny Boy, The Lincolnshire Poacher, Loch Lomond , The Lass of Richmond Hill , Sally Gardens, The Ash Grove, Aiken Drum , Golden Slumbers , Ar Hyd Y Nos (All Through the Night) , Going to Town , Home Sweet Home, Eriskay Love Lilt, Mairi's Wedding

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6112c | 00 1 CD | $16.98 English Choral CDs


King's Singers : Chanson D'Amour

Review: Popular virtuosity exists! Right here on this recording of love songs. Love songs are written from every different point of view and you'll find them all here. True love and false, lost love and found, mother and lover love, fantasy love and down with love are some of the issues, presented in a huge variety of styles and periods. There are others, of course, but in this one album you'll find samples of nearly the entire repertoire of the King's Singers. This is more fun than you can imagine. The arrangements are truly inspired. From vocal acrobatics to vocal instrumentation and back again via some of the most dynamically challenging choral music, you will be delighted, no matter if your normal listening habits are in the classical realm or popular. Some of the composers whose works have been cleverly arranged for this extraordinary recording are Jacques Brel, Franz Schubert, Hoagy Charmichael, Johannes Brahms, Richard Rogers, Henry Purcell and Harold Arlen. We love this recording!

Songlist: Chanson D'Amour, Now Those Days Are Gone, La Valse Mille Temps, Con Amores, La Mia Madre, Who Is Sylvia?, Chitarra D'Amor, I Get Along Without You Very Well, All I Ask Of You, Dein Herzlein Mild, My Romance, She's Like the Swallow, Quand Tu Dors Pres De Moi, Love's Philosophy, Alice in Wonderland, Plaisir D'Amour, If Music Be the Food of Love, Le Papillon et la Fleur, Lydia, Phyllis Is My Only Joy, Wenn Ice In Deinen Augen Seh', Down With Love

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6121c | 00 1 CD | $16.98 Men's Choirs CDs


King's Singers : Good Vibrations

Review: The arranging of the King's Singers is applied to a wide variety of music from the world of pop and rock. Shocking! It's fabulous. The Beach Boys, "Good Vibrations" is a natural for a group whose capacity to harmonize puts to shame almost anyone who hasn't also shared a lifetime of musical study, practice and performance, as have the King's Singers. There's vocal percussion, acrobatics worthy of the most avant garde practitioners of extended voice techniques, perfected trills and runs that only endless training achieves; and the harmonies, aah such harmonies. Perhaps one reason for this is the counter-tenor voice at the high register rather than needing to rely on the falsetto. It creates a harmonic purity to the chords that is sweeter. Then, of course you have to listen to the "kazoo" chorus and all the rest of the sound effects in Freddie Mercury's "Seaside Rendezvous to realize that these singers can do it all! Be sure to catch Ray Stevens "Freddie Feel-Good" for a fabulous vocal jazz band. Take that, rock 'n rollers, you'll love it!

Songlist: Good Vibrations, Cecilia, Father to Son , The Boxer , Texas Girl at the Funeral of her Father, Seaside Rendezvous , And So It Goes, American Pie , Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy , Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover , That Lonesome Road, Freddie Feel-Good, M.L.K.

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6122c | 00 1 CD | $16.98 Men's Choirs CDs


King's Singers : Here's a Howdy Do! : 00  1 CD :  : 09026618852-9 : RCA61885.2

King's Singers : Here's a Howdy Do!

Review: The collaboration of W.S.Gilbert (1836-1911) and Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) is one of the legends light opera. Gilbert's writing was known for his piercing, satirical wit which permeated most of his writing. He was a successful journalist, dramatist, poet and even cartoonist. Sullivan, whose father was a band leader, had reached adequate competence on most of the instruments in the band by age eight. He was the composer of popular religious music, operas and an organist of note. Both of these talented men were successful in their own right, but the collaboration of composer and librettist created the most innovative and popular shows in 19th century British musical theater. Both, at different times, were knighted. The perfection of their songs is based on the fact that the two worked closely to match perfectly the lyric with the music, rather than one element being forced to fit the other. The King's Singers are uniquely suited to sing this very British repertoire from H.M.S. Pinafore, The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, Ruddigore and The Gondoliers.

Songlist: A British Tar, The Sun Whose Rays, Take A Pair Of Sparklig Eyes, The Ghosts' High-Noon, Ah, Leave Me Not, A Wand'ring Minstrel, The Pirate King, Tit Willow, With Cat-Like Tread, Brightly Dawns Our Wedding Day, A More Humane Mikado, Rising Early In The Morning, Gilbert & Sulivan Medley, Patter Matter, Here's A Howdy Do

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6133c | 00 1 CD | $7.95 | Some a cappella Men's Choirs CDs


King's Singers : A Little Christmas : 00  1 CD :  : 49909.2

King's Singers : A Little Christmas

Review: Recorded at London's Abbey Road Studios in 1989, this partially-orchestrated recording (The City Of London Sinfonia on about half the tracks, their brass quintet on another handful), is Britain's King's Singers at their delightful best. This classically-educated male sextet is known for their lively performances - never pedantic, always entertaining. They navigate through the most challenging and thrilling of passages, as wave upon wave of countermelody ascend and crescendo from every quadrant, with apparent ease and confidence. The a cappella arrangements, such as "The Little Drummer Boy" and "Stille Nacht" (sung in German), are uncomplicated and soothing, sung with perfect majesty. "A Little Christmas Music (Medley a la Mozart)" with guest soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, is the CD's heroic odyssey, going completely over the top with reckless abandon!

Songlist: Here We Come A-Wassailing, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, The Little Drummer Boy, I Wonder as I Wander, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Es Ist Ein Ros' Entsprugen, Ding Dong! Merrily on High, Stille Nacht, O Little Town of Bethlehem, A Little Christmas Music, The Coventry Carol, The Boar's Head Carol, Gaudete, Joy to the World, Riu, Riu, Chiu, El Nino Querido, Villancico Catalan, Deck the Hall, The Wexford Carol, The Gift (Simple Gifts), Patapan and Farandole

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6118c | 00 1 CD | $16.98 | Some a cappella Men's Choir Christmas


King's Singers : America : 00  1 CD :  : EMC41448B.2

King's Singers : America

Review: A new budget priced reissue of the classic King's Singers title with their tribute to the USA with four selections from one of the country's most acclaimed songwriters of the current era Paul Simon.

Songlist: Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Sound Of Silence, America , Homeward Bound, If You Leave Me Now, Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear , Scissors Cut, It's Lonely at the Top , Vincent , Wichita Lineman

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6419c | 00 1 CD | $7.95 | Some a cappella Men's Choirs CDs


King's Singers : Kid's Stuff : 00  1 CD : 

King's Singers : Kid's Stuff

Review: The King Singer's and Dame Judi Dench tell the tales we all know and love. Embrace the charm of this rare treat made for children of all ages! The Teddy Bear's Picnic and Humpty Dumpty sitting on a wall, The merry soul, Old King Cole and Duke of York, the Grandest of them all. This old man, a dog and a bone. "Over the Hills and Far Away" for days and days alone. Walking on air or submerged in a "Yellow Submarine", or with an owl and a pussycat on a ship of pea green. Boys and girls and blackbirds four and twenty, they all diddle diddle in lavender blue fields of plenty. Wendell, the sunburned worm, an old woman's fate with a fly, the frog he went a-courtin while we all stand together, together you and I.

Songlist: Teddy Bear's Picnicon, Humpty Dumpty - Old King Cole - The Grand Old Duke Of York, This Old Man , Over The Hills And Far Away, King John's Christmas, The Riddle Song, Walking In The Air , Yellow Submarine , The Owl And The Pussycat, Here We Go Down The Line , Lavender's Blue, Wendell The Worm , I Know an Old Woman , Frog Went a-Courtin' - We All Stand Together

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6495c | 00 1 CD | $15.98 | Some a cappella Kids Music


King's Singers : A Tribute To The Comedian Harmonists : 00  1 CD : 

King's Singers : A Tribute To The Comedian Harmonists

Review: How appropriate that the King's Singers would pay tribute to the seminal pre-world War II German group who had such an influence on the development of a cappella. The Harmonists, who were ultimately forced to disband by the Nazi government, were a six-member ensemble (five voices and a pianist) who were at the vanguard of the cabaret vogue of pre-war Berlin. Their set comprised jazz standards, German lied, classical pieces and a hearty portion of silliness ("My Little Green Cactus," "Eins, Zwei, Drei, Vier." ). The British King's Singers have lovingly selected sixteen songs from the Harmonists' repetoire, which they in turn arranged for themselves, resulting in a happy marriage of both. "Overture from 'Il Barbiere Di Siviglia'" is a clue to the inspiration of the Swingle Singers; "Tea for Two" is nothing like the original, but is slowed to ballad tempo, with a host of jazzy chord voicings-a sublime rendition!

Songlist: Veronika, der Lenz its da, Liebling, Mein Herz Lsst Dich Grossen, Night and Day, Mein Kleiner Groner Kaktus, Creole Love Call, Eins, Zwei, Drei, Vier, Stormy Weather, Das ist die Liebe der Matrosen, Ouvet re zu/Overture from the Barber of Seville, Wenn der Wind Weht Uber das Meer, Flight of the Bumblebee, The Donkey Serenade, Gitarren Spielt Auf, Tea for Two, Du armes girl vom Chor, Wochenhund und Sonnenschein

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6113c | 00 1 CD | $16.98 Men's Choirs CDs


King's Singers : Madrigal History Tour : 00  1 CD :  : EMC85714.2

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King's Singers : Madrigal History Tour

Review: The Madrigal form, as it developed throughout Europe, is chronicled with precision and great attention to detail by England's King's Singers. From it's original appearance in Italy in the 1530's, the form-characterized by polyphonic texture, and the secular equivalent of the motet-was popular in England, Germany, Spain and France. Madrigals were the music of the people: they were written in the vernacular, expressed common themes of love and desire, and were often accompanied by dancing. This is a highly recommended tour.

Songlist: Amor Vittorioso, Lirum BililirumRossino Mantovano , Il Bianco e Dolce Cigno, La bella Franceschina, Ultimi Mei Sospiri, Alla Cazza, Or Si Rallegri il Cielo, Fine Knacks for ladies, Who Made Thee, Hob, Forsake the Plough, Of all the Birds The I Do Know, Too Music I Once Lamented, Fair Phyllis, The Silver Swan, Now Is the Month of Maying, La Guerre, La, la, la, la, je ne L'ose Dire, Bon Jour: Et Puis, Quelles Nouvelles?, Mignonne, Allons Voir Si La Rose, Il Est Bel et Bon, Margot Labourez Les Vignes , Un Gentil Amoureux, Faulte D'Argent, La Tricotea, Triste Estaba el Rey David, Cuc, Cuc, Tres Morillas M'Enamoran, Fatal la Parte, La Bomba, Tanzen Und Springen, Vitrum Nostrum Gloriosum, and more

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6105c | 00 1 CD | $9.98 Madrigals CDs


King's Singers : New Day

Review: Leading off with the title track, which is been heard recently all over public television, the King's Singers demonstrate their usual facility with any sort of arrangement or style. "New Day" is a simple tune, essentially contemporary folk in style, with an uncomplicated arrangement that gives the blend of the voices preeminence. "Noveau Poor" is tongue-in-cheek wit at its most profligate ("we're in Burke's Peerage, we're in "Who's Who," we're in the red, and in penury too." ). "What's In A Tune" tosses a salad comprised of various classical melodies, sung a cappella and fully orchestrated-all vocally, of course. "Can't Buy Me Love" is arranged as a sixteenth century madrigal.

Songlist: You Are the New Day, Nouveau Poor , Three Times a Lady , What's in a Tune? , You'd Have to Be a Rosie, Can't Buy Me Love , Singapore Girl , The Rhythm of Life, The Gambler , It Was Almost Like a Song , Here Comes The Sun, Hush, Little Baby, Don't Say A Word , Money, Money, Money / Summer Nights , The Summer Knows , Could it Be Magic

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6101c | 00 1 CD | $16.98 English Choral CDs


King's Singers : Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo

Review: Growing up in the rarified collegiate church music atmosphere at Oxford or Cambridge, the all male sextet The King's Singers, who would go on to re-define a cappella choral perfection, made their debut in London in 1968. In 1970 the acclaimed Viennese-born composer Joseph Horovitz wrote "Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo, a vocal work in 10 parts for chorus and lead singer, piano, bass and drums. Similarly, British arranger/composer Chris Hazell wrote the music and lyrics for "Holy Moses," an accompanied jazz-pop cantata, in 1971, telling the story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt. The King's Singers were invited to make the first recordings of these two new works in 1972, which were issued on either side of an lp issued by Decca/Argo. The group's ability to adapt their vocal approach to new rhythmic frameworks is clear here, and they prove to be the perfect choice to record this spirited, whimsical material. Listen to "The People of Fun City," "It Looks Like Rain," "Forty Days and Nights," "Oh What A Wonderful Scene," "The Bull Rush Song," "The Promise," "The Chase" and "Freedom," all new to us, to see how listeners of all ages continue to love this recording. And we see a whole new facet to one of our all-time choral group favorites, the King's Singers!

Songlist: Introduction, The Lord Looked Down On Earth, The People Of Fun-City, Then Japhet, Shem And Ham, It Looks Like Rain, For The Floodgates Of Heaven, Forty Days And Nights, For The Lord Closed The Floodgates, Father Noah Please Open The Porthole, Then The Lord Looked Down On The Ark, Oh What A Wonderful Scene, Holy Moses, The Bull Rush Song, The Promise, Moses' Magic Box / The Plague On You, Angel Of Death, The Chase, Freedom, Ten Of The Best / Moses' Farewell

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8342c | 00 1 CD | $16.95 | Accompanied Men's Choirs CDs


King's Singers : Original Debut Recording (Cherry Ripe) : 00  1 CD :  : chan 6562

King's Singers : Original Debut Recording (Cherry Ripe)

Review: The prototype for what has developed into a twenty-five year career that continues to grow in popularity, this initial 1971 recording hints at the dominion the King's Singers have over an astonishing variety of material. Four tracks are a cappella, the rest accompanied by the Gordon Langford Trio (Langford also arranged five of the songs). Traditionals, such as "Shenandoah, "Cherry Ripe" and "Scarborough Fair" are side-by-side with Gershwin's "Summertime" and Bacharach's "Wives and Lovers." Stylistically, the King's Singers combine formal classical knowledge with the immaculate blend of a barbershop chorus and the personality of English music hall performers appearing on the "Old Grey Whistle Test." No wonder they've stood the test of time!

Songlist: The Peanut Vendor , Shenandoah, Cherry Ripe , Summertime, Time Was, Scarborough Fair , None But The Lonely Heart , Linstead Market , The Oak And The Ash , Wives And Lovers, Blow Away The Morning Dew, The Green Leaves Of Summer, What Kind Of Things

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6115c | 00 1 CD | $15.98 English Choral CDs


King's Singers : Anniversary Jubilee : 01 Songbook :  : 073999651225 : 1423466624 : 08602134

King's Singers : Anniversary Jubilee

Review: The six Englishmen known as the King'singers enjoy the distinction of consistently being one of the world's most sought-after and highly-acclaimed musical ensembles, due to their imaginative programming, remarkable musicianship, and flawless technique. To mark their Silver Jubilee, the King'singers have brought together a collection of some of the best-loved arrangements written for them over the last 25 years. Of the songs most often requested, here are twelve which adapt most easily for mixed choirs.

Songlist: I'm A Train, You Are The New Day, Can't Buy Me Love, Short People, Le Baylere, Musik Der Nacht, Greensleeves, Loch Lomond, Eriskay Love Lilt, That Lonesome Road, And So It Goes, Shenandoah

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6114b | 01 Songbook | $6.95 | Mixed 5-8 Parts | A Cappella English Choral Arrangements


King's Singers : Live at the BBC Proms

Review: The King's Singers celebrated their 40-year anniversary in 2008 with a live BBC Proms performance from the Royal Albert Hall. This disc demonstrates the skill, flair, versatility and on stage charm you would come to expect from a King's Singers performance, sampling the best from their vast repertoire. The King's Singers have maintained their place at the apex of a cappella singing and are amongst the world's elite classical performers. This disc also includes interviews with the members, a glimpse into the King's Singers' past, and a special audition for the group! Reviewing this concert, The Daily Telegraph said "every edge was bevelled smooth", and the Guardian described it as "flawlessly realized".

Songlist: La bell' si nous etions, La belle se sied au pied de la tour, Clic, clac, dansez sabots, Pilons l'orge, Ah! Mon beau laboureur, Les Tisserands, Scenes in America Deserta, Dessus le marche d'Arras, ll est bel et bon, Toutes les nuitz, La Guerre, Hears not my Phyllis, Phillis is my only joy, The Little Green Lane, The Goslings, Greensleeves, Blow Away the Morning Dew, The Turtle Dove, Widdicombe Fair, The Long Day Closes

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8975c | 00 1 CD | $17.95 | A Cappella English Choral CDs


King's Singers : Sermons and Devotions : 00  1 CD :  : 82876642992-3 : 82876642992

King's Singers : Sermons and Devotions

Review: You are about to hear some of the most demanding music which a choral group can sing. Henryk Mikolaj Gsrecki's "Totus tuus" (trans. "Yours Completely) was composed for eight voice choir in honor of the third visit of Pope John Paul II to his native Poland. It was adapted for the six voices of the King's Singers who were awarded a CARA (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award) in 1997 for Best Classical Song. It is...the best, we mean. But how about the second song of the recording? Velijo Tormis' composition, "Piispa ja pakana" (The Bishop and the Pagan), was drawn from both musical documents and folklore. It tells the story of the death of a British missionary/warrior at the hands of a Finnish peasant farmer. The viewpoints of both sides have descended since that event in 1158. "The Sequence of St. Henry" is a Latin Gregorian Chant which documents the British side and numerous folk songs represent the view of the Finnish farmer. Both have provided elements in the creation of this piece. Drat, we haven't time to describe the other ten pieces, but suffice it to say it is probably the most demanding music you will ever hear.

Songlist: Totus Tuus, Piispa Ja Pakana, Pater Noster, Ave Maria, Wymondham Chants, Wymondham Chants, Wymondham Chants, Wymondham Chants, Funeral Ikos, The Lamb, Sermons And Devotions, Sermons And Devotions, Sermons And Devotions, Sermons And Devotions, Sermons And Devotions

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6114c | 00 1 CD | $15.95 English Choral CDs


King's Singers : Greatest Hits : 00  2 CDs :  : EMC14587.2

King's Singers : Greatest Hits

Review: Considering the longevity of the King's Singers' career (which began in the 1960s with performances of the Schola Cantorum Pro Musica Profana, or, as they were more casually known, the Cam River Boys), it's only natural that a greatest-hits album would require two discs, each crammed full of arrangements of popular songs and vocal pieces from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. Whether performing infectious versions of songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, smooth standards by Cole Porter and Harold Arlen, sublime motets by Adrian Willaert and Orlande de Lassus, or lush fin de siecle classics by Gabriel Faure and Edward Elgar, the King's Singers always deliver entertainment first and foremost, and make their virtuosic repertoire fully accessible to audiences. Of course, their singing varies from classically polished formality to a more relaxed, even humorous glee club delivery. Fans who appreciate their amazing sound and enjoy their lively manner will appreciate this generous retrospective, which brings together recordings made between 1974 and 1990. 48 songs in all.

Songlist: Penny Lane, Help!, Yesterday, Elanor Rigby, Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Sound Of Silence, You Are the New Day, Three Times a Lady, The Rhythm of Life, Here Comes The Sun, Barbara Allen, Early One Morning, She Moved Through the Fair, Bugeilo'r Gwenith Gwyn, Londonderry Air, O My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose, The Little Drummer Boy, Ding Dong! Merrily on High, Stille Nacht, Night and Day, Stormy Weather, The Barber of Seville - Overture, The Donkey Serenade, Walking in the Air, Something's Coming, O Dolce Vita Mia, Vecchie Letrose non Valete Niente, A Little Pretty Bonny Lass, Now Is the Month of Maying, Fine Knacks for Ladies, and more

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8863c | 00 2 CDs | $16.95 | A Cappella English Choral CDs


King's Singers : The King's Singers Collection : 00  5 CDs :  : EMC07063.2

King's Singers : The King's Singers Collection

Review: A collection of five of their EMI releases at a budget price. A great way to add to your collection.

Songlist: Beatles Connection, Tribute To the Comedian Harmonists, Annie Laurie , Madrigal History Tour, Believe In Music

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8937c | 00 5 CDs | $33.95 | A Cappella English Choral CDs


King's Singers : Folk Songs : 01 Songbook :  : 08740128

King's Singers : Folk Songs

Review: In celebration of the King's Singers anniversary, this is a beautiful collection, complete with photos and stories from members of the King's Singers over the years. This makes for enjoyable reading as well a interesting singing. SATB Octavo.

Songlist: Lamorna, Bobby Shaftoe, Dance To Thy Daddy, O My Love is Like A Red, Red Rose, Barbara Allen, Early One Morning, Migildi Magildi, She Moved Through The Fair, The Oak And The Ash, Nae Luck About The House, Londonderry Air, Glossary

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6119b | 01 Songbook | $6.95 | Mixed 5-8 Parts | A Cappella World Music Arrangements


King's Singers : Madrigals Volume 2 : 01 Songbook :  : 50440710

King's Singers : Madrigals Volume 2

Review: This collection of four-part pieces has been drawn from the King's Singers Madrigal History Tour. Included are pieces intended to illustrate the enormous range of styles within the title madrigal. The introduction has performance notes and translations, with a pronunciation guide in the back. This is an excellent way to introduce madrigals to your group.

Songlist: Gentil Senora Mia , So Trinken Wir Alle, Ach, Weh Des Leiden, Tanzen Und Springen, Or Si Rallegri Il Cielo, Valle, Che de'Lamenti Miei Se' Piena , Amor Vittorioso , Contrapunto Bestiale Alla Mente, Zefiro Torna E'l Bel Tempo Rimena (Monteverdi), Triste Depart, Bon Jour: Et Puis, Quelles Nouvelles? , Now Is The Month Of Maying, O Grief ev'n On The Bud , The Silver Swan, Too Much I Once Lamented

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6121b | 01 Songbook | $6.95 | Mixed 5-8 Parts | A Cappella Madrigal Arrangements


King's Singers : Live at the BBC Proms

Review: The King's Singers celebrated their 40-year anniversary in 2008 with a live BBC Proms performance from the Royal Albert Hall. This disc demonstrates the skill, flair, versatility and on stage charm you would come to expect from a King's Singers performance, sampling the best from their vast repertoire. The King's Singers have maintained their place at the apex of a cappella singing and are amongst the world's elite classical performers. This disc also includes interviews with the members, a glimpse into the King's Singers' past, and a special audition for the group! Reviewing this concert, The Daily Telegraph said "every edge was bevelled smooth", and the Guardian described it as "flawlessly realized".

Songlist: La bell' si nous etions, La belle se sied au pied de la tour, Clic, clac, dansez sabots, Pilons l'orge, Ah! Mon beau laboureur, Les Tisserands, Scenes in America Deserta, Dessus le marche d'Arras, ll est bel et bon, Toutes les nuitz, La Guerre, Hears not my Phyllis, Phillis is my only joy, The Little Green Lane, The Goslings, Greensleeves, Blow Away the Morning Dew, The Turtle Dove, Widdicombe Fair, The Long Day Closes

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8975d | DVD | $22.95 | A Cappella Choral Performance DVDs


King's Singers : In Concert : Video :  : pro 10013

King's Singers : In Concert

Review: Presented by James Galway and filmed at Harewood House, this 1987 program features eight mostly classical and traditional pieces, from "There's Nae Luck" to "The Flight Of The Bumblebee." One work, "Sea Rune," was comissioned for the group in 1986, and is a challenging polyphonic composition. "Bumble Bee" is an exciting and dramatic reading, and the video's closer, "Creole Love Call," (a piece that was featured in the repetoire of the legendary Comedian Harmonists), is a marvelous combination of musicianship and theatrics. The King's Singers "big band" rendition requires lip diddling, chin slapping and nose tweaking, all done with a fair bit of glee!

Songlist: O Lusty May, Woe Worth The Time, There's Nae Luck, O Waly Waly, Sea Runes, The Bee, The Flight Of The Bumblebee, Creole Love Call

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6124v | Video | $19.98

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