Singers.com: Distaff Singers: Group Rate Ticket (Ticket)

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Distaff Singers: Group Rate Ticket

This is a group rate ticket for the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival National Finals to be held May 20th, 8pm at the Marin Center in San Rafael. People who purchase this ticket will be seated in the block of seats reserved for friends and chorus members of the Distaff Singers and Tina Harrington. Tickets will be held at will call under the name of the ticket buyer. This ticket price includes all box office and venue fees.

1003 Ticket $30.00   United States
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Singers.com: P.M. Singers: Jubilee (00 1 CD)

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P.M. Singers: Jubilee

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Johnny One Note   Gene Puerling
C'Est Si Bon   Michele Weir
Jubilee   Michele Weir
Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars'   Phil Mattson
Stella By Starlight   Phil Mattson
Waltz For Debbie   Phil Mattson
My Melancholy Baby   Phil Mattson
The Quiet Side   Joe Mannherz   Clare Fischer

Produced by Kelly Kunz / Phil Mattson / The P.M. Singers Directed by Phil Mattson

Intricate arrangements and big and bold orchestrations, featuring saxophonist Richie Cole, characterize this six piece mixed group's sound, a pleasing mix of old and new jazz influences. The sound is suggestive of the Singers Unlimited in terms of complexity, though on "Waltz For Debby" and the tour-de-force (written by Clare Fischer) "The Quiet Side," the richness of the voicings invites comparisons to the Real Group. Speaking of "The Quiet Side," it is a seven minute exploration of form and tonality that begins a cappella, segues into a mid-tempo accompanied section that escalates in intensity using scat as it's medium, through an ascending sequence that descends again to the original introduction. "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars" takes a vocal percussion idea which then evolves into a sultry duet with shimmering backups, "C'est Si Bon" is a throaty and suggestive interplay between voice and flugelhorn, with the horn part equal in importance to the arrangement. "Johnny One Note" is the Gene Puerling arrangement. A highly enjoyable and accomplished collection.

1115 00 1 CD $14.98   Mixed | 6 Members | United States | | Vocal Jazz CDs
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Singers.com: P.M. Singers: Night In The City (00 1 CD)

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P.M. Singers: Night In The City

Song Name   Arranger
New York Afternoon   Phil Mattson
Desafinado   Phil Mattson
Body And Soul   Phil Mattson
I Hear Music   Phil Mattson
Night In The City   Michele Weir
How Long Has This Been Goin' On   Phil Mattson
A Child Is Born   Michele Weir
Jeanine   Phil Mattson
I'll Be Seeing You   Phil Mattson

Directed by Phil Mattson

Formed in 1982 by students of the esteemed director Phil Mattson, members of the P.M. Singers became identified with the Phil Mattson School and many have gone on to great professional and academic success in their own right. (Two examples are Joe Finetti, who now sings with The Bobs, and Michele Weir, a respected educator and arranger.) This mixed group has the talent and range to master the most technical of charts, as well as the warmth and emotion to stir the heart-witness"A Child Is Born," with a facile piano accompaniment by Phil Mattson himself, who plays keyboards throughout. Many of the arrangements allow one voice to solo, adding and subtracting harmonies for interest and variety. "I'll BeSeeing You" is a cappella and allows the melody to shine, gradually opening up the song with a frugal harmony that never interferes, but builds to a subtle crescendo and then resolves to an elegant closing cadence, the lead voice holding the final note while the lower parts complete the subject. A pleasure to listen to and a model of arranging virtuosity.

1116 00 1 CD $14.98   Mixed | 6 Members | United States | | Vocal Jazz CDs
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Singers.com: Fleet Street Singers: Hits & Skits (00 2 CDs)

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Fleet Street Singers: Hits & Skits

Song Name   Composer
CD 1
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Masochism Tango
Country Boy
Rawhide
On the Street Where You Live
Orange Colored Sky
I Want To Be in Chicago Town
Schoolhouse Rock Medley
My Romance   Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart
Minnie the Moocher
KP
I Get the Blues When It Rains
Dat Dere
Opening Theme from Mr. Rogers Neighborhood
Dancing Queen
Ruby Baby
Sons of the Stanford Red
Bad
Psychokiller
Ave Maria
CD 2
The Pharaoh Bop
Is That The Way You Look?
House at Pooh Corner
Coney Island Baby
Prayer to the God of Partial Credit
A Christmas Soup
Pretty Women
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?
Too Young For the Blues
Duran Duran Medley
Full Moon At the Quad
Natural Woman
Poising Pigeons in the Park
Last Night
Istanbul
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Since I Fell For You
John Henry
Hail, Stanford, Hail

A 2 CD collection of some of the best and most memorable music from this top notch collegiate a cappella groups. Spanning 15 years from 1981 - 1996 these recordings are guaranteed to please.

1624 00 2 CDs $19.98   Male | Ensemble | United States | A Cappella | Collegiate A Cappella
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Singers.com: Fleet Street Singers: All The Rage (00 1 CD)

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Fleet Street Singers: All The Rage

Stanford Fleet Street Singers: All the Rage
Come a Little Bit Closer
Greensleeves
The Real Genius
Deep In the Jungle
The Time Warp
How Deep Is Your Love?
All the Rage
Daughter of Darkness
Dancing Queen
Joyful, Joyful

The Fleet Street Singers have been a favorite amongst collegiate A Cappella listeners for years. On this, their new recording, they will certainly add to their legion of fans. The opening cut, "Web Surfin'", complete with So Cal surfer boy background vocals and handclaps, parodies the cybergeek (Fleet Street, who attend Stanford, have no compunction whatsoever at lampooning themselves at every opportunity). Fleet Street's performance is high energy and full of enthusiasm-any group that does an a cappella rendition of The Rocky Horror Picture Show's "Time Warp" (featuring Dr. Frankfurter's signature leering delivery) goes to the head of class, in our opinion. However, Fleet Street is not only about sardonic humor. Their arrangement of "Greensleeves" is restrained and accomplished, allowing the beauty of the song to take center stage. They also treat us to Abba's "Dancing Queen," and while a few of the high notes don't quite clear the bar, we give them kudos for the attempt. We are pleased to offer "All the Rage" as a worthy addition to your collegiate a cappella collection.

1625 00 1 CD $14.98   Male | Ensemble | United States | A Cappella | Collegiate A Cappella
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Singers.com: Fleet Street Singers: Up Toward Mountains Higher (00 1 CD)

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Fleet Street Singers: Up Toward Mountains Higher

Song Name   Arranger
Hail, Stanford, Hail
Come Join the Band
The Dirty Golden Bear
Stanford Mandalay
When Stanford WHips the Golden Bear Again
Stanford Girl
Stanford Fight Song   Wayne M. Grimmer
The Cardinal Is Waving
Full Moon at the Quad
Rush the Ball Along
The Farm
Sons of the Stanford Red
Prayer to the God of Partial Credit
The Cardinal Song
Hail Alma Mater
Stanford Hymn Rap
Stanford Spellout
All Right Now
Hail, Stanford, Hail

A paean to Stanford University, subtitled "a century of Cardinal favorites," romanticizing the Stanford legend, and performed by the fourteen capable and tuneful voices of the Fleet Street Singers, with guests the Junior University Marching Band on two tracks - the "Stanford Spellout," followed by "All Right Now." "Hail Alma Mater" is completely sincere, only to be followed by the "Stanford Hymn Rap," which has a rhythm track and a boisterous rap vocal. Many of the songs are sports oriented, celebrating victories past, present and hoped-for. However, what collegiate career would be complete without love? "Full Moon At The Quad" describes love, Stanford-style: a charming stylistic collage, it could be a parody, or it could be real. We can't quite tell!

1705 00 1 CD $14.98   Male | Ensemble | United States | A Cappella | Collegiate A Cappella
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Singers.com: Varsity Singers: Songs Of Yale (00 1 CD)

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Varsity Singers: Songs Of Yale

We Meet Again To-night
Mavoureen
'Neath The Elms
Eli Yale
Aura Lee
Mother of Men
Daddy Is A Yale Man
Brave Mother Yale
The Battle of the Books
Wake, Freshmen, Wake
College Fight Song Medley
Shall I, Wasting in Despair?
Bright College Years

The New Varsity Quintet was formed in 2000 in Barcelona by 5 slightly inebriated members of the Whiffenpoofs, Yale's celebrated male chorus, who, not wanting to "pass and be forgotten like the rest," decided a new, intimate quartet was needed to celebrate Yale's 300th anniversary in flawless harmony. The five, pictured in the liner notes, holding engraved silver trophies and standing in front of a wall of ancient Yale plaques and photos, have the kind of butter-smooth harmonies and exuberance (and love for heartstring-tugging nostalgia) we usually only find in medal-winning barbershop groups. 13 songs are here: "We Meet Again To-night," "Mavourneen," "'Neath the Elms," "Eli Yale," "Aura Lee," "Mother of Men," the very funny "Daddy is a Yale Man" and "The Battle of the Books," "Brave Mother Yale," "Wake, Freshmen, Wake," "College Fight Song Medley, "Shall I, Wasting In Despair?" and "Bright College Years." Alumni and lovers of Yale, lovers of traditional American collegiate and folk music, and anyone who has ever seriously sung, in harmony, a line like "Bulldog, Bulldog, Bow Wow Wow," will cherish a copy of "Songs!"

1733 00 1 CD $14.98   Male | 5 Members | United States | A Cappella | Collegiate A Cappella
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Singers.com: Fleet Street Singers: Fleet Street (00 1 CD)

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Fleet Street Singers: Fleet Street

The King of Plumland
All Original
Life Sized Barbie
Everyone Pees In The Shower
The Original
Life Sized Barbie
Everyone Pees In The Shower
Love Song
Lawyer
Olympic Recession
Losing Laura
Clear Skies
Teen Angst
Pokey the Penguin
Life
Silver Jacket
Gift of the Gods/The Dawn of Battle
Lords of A Cappella

Stanford University's elite 15-man a cappella ensemble brings us "Fleet Street," a manic, dramatic, surprising, very funny collection of 15 originals, written, arranged and performed by the group. "The King of Plumland," "All Original," "Life Sized Barbie" puts the lie to the contention that there's no dating at Stanford; "Everyone Pees in the Shower" shines the harsh light of truth on humanity's dirty little secret; "Love Song" is a tender tale of kisses, double homicide and bodies under the floor; "Lawyer" is a crazed tale of what we all suspect goes on behind the scenes at "Boston Legal," "Olympic Recession," "Losing Laura," "Clear Skies," "Teen Angst" basically beats the concept to death, "Pokey the Penguin" is pure children's book silliness, "Life" describes your life in such a way that suicide is really the only option, "Gift of the Gods/The Dawn of Battle" and the final cut, "The Lords of A Cappella," with the deathless chorus line: "Although we may seem fearsome, we ain't got Salmonella, and we are the Lords of A Cappella!" This is inspired silliness, written especially by Michael Solomon, Michael Bernstein and others. "Fleet Street" is funny stuff that must either be enjoyed in a live performance with a pitcher of beer, or on this CD! All lyrics are featured on the foldout liner notes, which have a full-bleed closeup of a hunk of swiss cheese (don't ask!)

1751 00 1 CD $14.98   Male | Ensemble | United States | A Cappella | Collegiate A Cappella
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Singers.com: King's Singers: High Flight (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers: High Flight

Song Name   Composer
Oculi Omnium   Bob Chilcott
O Nata Lux   Morten Lauridsen
Lux Aurumque   Eric Whitacre
Even such is time    Bob Chilcott
Anyone lived in a pretty how town   Bob Chilcott
A flower given to my daughter    Bob Chilcott
Days   Bob Chilcott
Even such is time   Bob Chilcott
Cloudburst    Eric Whitacre
High Flight   Bob Chilcott
This Marriage    Eric Whitacre
O Magnum Mysterium   Morten Lauridsen
Alone   Eric Whitacre
The Stolen Child   Eric Whitacre
A Thanksgiving   Bob Chilcott

A must-have for choral-aficionados everywhere! Perhaps the world's finest a cappella ensemble The King's Singers join forces with The Concordia Choir - one of the USA's best collegiate choirs - to perform works by by some of the best composers of the day Eric Whitacre, Bob Chilcott and Morten Lauridsen. One would have high expectations of such a stellar combination and this recordings amply fills those expectations and more. Included here is The King's Singers' more considered interpretation of ""Lux Aurumque", alongside their witty version of Chilcott's settings of poems by cummings, Joyce, Larkin and Raleigh in "Even Such Is Time". A standout is The Concordia Choir's rendition of Whitacre's "Cloudburst" which thrills.

2018 00 1 CD $16.95   Male | Ensemble | England | A Cappella | Men's Choirs CDs
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Singers.com: Meditation Singers: Good News (00 1 CD)

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Meditation Singers: Good News

My Soul Looks Back And Wonders
Ain't That Good News
You Don't Know How Blessed You Are
He's All Right With Me
Remember Me
One River To Cross
Now The Day Is Over
Make A step In The Right Direction
The Day Is Past And Gone
I'm Still Saying Yes
I'm Determined To Run This Race
Do You Know Jesus?
Promise To Meet Me There
Until I Reach My Heavenly Home
He Made It All Right
Jesus Is Always There
Too Close To Heaven
God Is Good To Me
WDIA Radio Station
Make A Step In The Right Direction
You Don't Know How Blessed You Are
Ain't That Good News
My Soul Looks Back And Wonders

A re-release on the Specialty label, which was founded by Art Rupe in 1946. The Meditation Singers, led by Earnestine Rundless, began their performing career in 1947, at the New Liberty Baptist Church in Detroit. This four member group initially started with four women, including Della Reese, who eventually left for a career in pop. Later members included tenor and composer James Cleveland, and soul chanteuse Laura Lee. It's Earnestine's sandpaper and gravel shout, however, that delivers the goods, as heard on 'God Is Good To Me' and most of the tunes on this recording. The Meditation Singers continued touring through the 1980's, and they are the genuine article of the golden era of gospel.

2052 00 1 CD $8.95   Female | 4 Members | United States | | Gospel Group Harmony CDs
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Royal Rhymes and Rounds (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers: Royal Rhymes and Rounds

Song Name   Composer
Pasttime with good companie   Henry VIII
Ah, Robin, gentle Robin   William Cornysh
Blow thy horn, hunter   William Cornysh
It is to me a right great joy   Henry VIII
Hey, trolly lolly lo!   Anon.
Long live fair Oriana   Ellis Gibbons
The Silver Swan   Orlando Gibbons
Fair Oriana, beauty's queen   John Hilton
Lightly she whipped 'er the dales   John Mundy
Flow, O my tears   John Dowland
Weep, O mine eyes   John Bennet
As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending   Thomas Weekles
The Triumph of Victoria   Sir Walter Parratt
Who can dwell with greatness?   Sir Huburt Parry
To her beneath whose steadfast star   Sir Edward Elgar
Choral Dances from Gloriana   Benjamin Britten
Time
Concord
Time and Concord
Country Girl
Rustics and Fishermen
Final Dance of Homage
Paul Drayton

On a new disc to celebrate the 2012 Diamond Jubilee, The King's Singers present a selection of works from the past 500 years written in honor of the great monarchs of Britain. Starting with works for Henry VIII, the program covers the Elizabethan "Triumphs of Oriana" by composers such as Gibbons, Mundy and Dowland; a very Victorian selection of dedicatory works by Elgar, Parry and Parratt; choral arrangements from the opera Glorianna by Benjamin Britten; a new piece by Paul Drayton that comically pens "A Rough GUitde to the Royal Succession."

2125 00 1 CD $15.95   Male | Ensemble | England
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Singers.com: Swingle Singers: Ferris Wheels (00 1 CD)

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Swingle Singers: Ferris Wheels

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Unravel   Bjork Gudmundsdottir   Aaron Jensen
Both Sides Now   Joni Mitchell   Clare Wheeler
On the 4th of July   James Taylor   Clare Wheeler
L'ete 42   Jean Drejac   Ward Swingle
River Man   Nick Drake   Tom Bullard
Until (A Matter of Moments)   Sting   Kevin Fox & Erin Armstrong
Elanor Rigby   John Lennon & Paul McCartney   Kevin Fox
No More "I Love You's"   David Freeman & Joseph Hughs   Joanna Goldsmith
Flying High/ Wake Me Up When September Ends   Jem Griffiths & Paul Herman/Billie Joe Armstrong   Tom Bullard
Summer Soft   Stevie Wonder   Richard Eteson
Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)   Billy Joel   Julie Kench
God Only Knows   Brian Wilson   Clare Wheeler

The Swingles, the mixed-voice world-class, multiple Grammy-winning, legendary a cappella octet from London and one of our favorite Vocal Jazz groups of all time, originally broke into the Jazz scene of 1963 because of Ward Swingle's innovation. He handed his group of session singers charts for an instrumental, Bach's "Well-Tempered Clavier," which led to their double Grammy hit album "Bach's Greatest Hits." There is this kind of innovation and artistry on "Ferris Wheels," which comes from the Joni Mitchell hit "Both Sides Now" ("Moons and Junes and Ferris Wheels, the dizzy, dancing way you feel"), the second of 12 wonderfully crafted songs on the album. The ethereal "Unravel," James Taylor's lazy-day, bluesy "On the 4th of July," the exquisite French adaption of the theme from "Summer of '42," "L'Ete 42," Nick Drake's stunning bluenote "River Man," Sting's powerful, waltzlike "Until," and a symphonic arrangement of Lennon/McCartney's "Eleanor Rigby" by group member Kevin Fox (who also sings lead on it). David Freeman and Joseph Hughs' "No More I Love Yous," Stevie Wonder's "Summer Soft," Billy Joel's "Goodnight My Angel" and Brian Wilson's "God Only Knows" are all beautifully arranged and performed. "Ferris Wheels" is a masterpiece by the Swingles that touches and satisfies on many levels. One of the best Jazz/Pop albums of the year and highly recommended!

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2134 00 1 CD $15.95   Mixed | 8 Members | England | A Cappella | Vocal Jazz CDs
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Singers.com: Swingle Singers: Weather to Fly (00 1 CD)

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Swingle Singers: Weather to Fly

Weather To Fly
Gemiler Giresune
Spain
Nana
Woman in Chains
Swingle Ladies
Shake it Out / Danse Macabre
Hiding Your Smile
The Diva Aria
Fugue For Autumn
Libertango
Lady Madonna
Poor Wayfaring Stranger

Weather To Fly is the Swingle Singers' first full-length album since 2009 and the first of two discs to be released in the group's fiftieth anniversary year. A punchy, electrifying set that holds all the excitement of a live show, Weather To Fly celebrates the best of the group's current a cappella repertoire. All-vocal arrangements of songs from Turkey, Spain, Italy and Argentina sit alongside re-imagined British pop from Elbow, Florence and the Machine and The Beatles. ''This is, quite simply, the album our audiences have asked for after every performance,'' says bass singer Edward Randell. For half a century, The Swingle Singers have pushed the boundaries of what the human voice can achieve. Their vocal agility and blend, combined with captivating showmanship, have thrilled audiences across the globe. Celebrating their 50th anniversary in the 2013-14 season, today's young and gifted Swingle Singers represent the group's evolution from baroque jazz pioneers to contemporary a cappella phenomenon.

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2215 00 1 CD $18.95   Mixed | Ensemble | England | A Cappella | Vocal Jazz CDs
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Great American Songbook (00 2 CDs)

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King's Singers: Great American Songbook

Song Name   Arranger
I've Got the World on a String   Alexander L'Estrange
Begin the Beguine   Alexander L'Estrange
I've Got You Under My Skin   Alexander L'Estrange
It's De-Lovely   Alexander L'Estrange
Night and Day   Alexander L'Estrange
Let's Misbehave   Alexander L'Estrange
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye   Alexander L'Estrange
I Won't Dance   Alexander L'Estrange
Cry Me a River   Alexander L'Estrange
Beyond the Sea   Alexander L'Estrange
When I Fall in Love   Alexander L'Estrange
Cheek to Cheek   Alexander L'Estrange
My Funny Valentine   Alexander L'Estrange
The Lady is a Tramp   Alexander L'Estrange
The Best Is Yet To Come   Alexander L'Estrange
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered   Alexander L'Estrange
At Last   Alexander L'Estrange

Around the time The King's Singers was starting up, one of the most productive periods of songwriting in history was coming to a close in America, starting with composers such as Gershwin, Kern, Berlin and Porter in the early 1920s, and continuing through to the early 1960s. In this new 2-CD studio recording - featuring brand new a cappella arrangements by jazz composer and arranger Alexander L'Estrange, and swing-orchestra performances with the South Jutland Symphony Orchestra - The King's Singers bring their own unique performance style to this wonderful music.

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2216 00 2 CDs $18.95   Male | Ensemble | England | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: A Cappella Singers: This Christmastide (00 1 CD)

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A Cappella Singers: This Christmastide

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Caroling, Caroling   Alfred Burt
Be Born In Me   Jay Rouse
He Just Had To Come Down   Bill Williams
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent   Jay Rouse
Carol Of The Bells   Peter Wilhousky
This Christmastide   Donald Fraser
Rejoice And Sing   Johann Sebastian Bach
Silent Night   Derric Johnson
I Believe This Is Jesus   Undine Smith Moore
Joy To The World   Derric Johnson
My Song In The Night   Paul Christiansen
Winter Wonderland   Derric Johnson
Thee With Tender Care   Johann Sebastian Bach
Peace, Peace   Fred Bock

Directed by Ronald Boender

Following the inspiration of acappella arrangers Derric Johnson and Norman Luboff, Ronald Boender formed this 24 voice, mixed ensemble dedicated to performing the best of folk, sacred, Americana, and Christmas acappella. Since 1994, the Acappella Singers have built a solid repertoire of the finest acappella choral literature (in 8 parts) remaining steadfast to the foundation of the purest form of singing. Choosing Christmas songs arranged by aforementioned Derric Johnson, as well as Alfred Burt and Jay Rouse to name a few. Accentuated with sounds of a cathedral echo you can only love 'Carol Of The Bells', 'Joy To The World', 'Caroling, Caroling', 'Rejoice and Sing', and 'Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence'.

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2218 00 1 CD $14.95   Mixed | Ensemble | United States | A Cappella | Mixed Choir Christmas CDs
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Singers.com: Discovery Singers: Great Is Thy Faithfulness (00 1 CD)

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Discovery Singers: Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Song Name   Arranger
My Faith Looks Up To Thee   Jay Rouse
My Jesus I Love Thee   Jay Rouse
I Am Thine O Lord   Jay Rouse
O Love That Will Not Let Me Go   Jay Rouse
Wonderful Words Of Life   Jay Rouse
Great Is Thy Faithfulness   Jay Rouse
It Is Well With My Soul   Jay Rouse
Christ We Do All Adore Thee   Jay Rouse
Lead Me Lord   Jay Rouse
He Leadeth Me O Blessed Thought   Jay Rouse
Abide With Me   Jay Rouse
Does Jesus Care   Jay Rouse
Day By Day   Jay Rouse
Let Us Break Bread Together   Jay Rouse
Take The NAme Of Jesus With You   Jay Rouse
Nearer Still Nearer   Jay Rouse
God Be With You Till We Meet Again   Jay Rouse

Produced by Randy Vader / Jay Rouse

Veteran Christian ensemble the Discovery Singers hail from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and sing as part of the Discovery House ministry and associated radio programs. "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" is a straightforward collection of 17 favorite hymns performed with the signature choral sound that has been delighting audiences for the 40 years the group has been performing together, with beautiful new a cappella arrangements. Favorites like "Abide With Me," "It is Well With My Soul," "He Leadeth Me, O Blessed Thought," "Day By Day" and the title tune inspire and touch us once again.

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2219 00 1 CD $14.98   Mixed | Ensemble | United States | A Cappella | Contemporary Christian CDs
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Singers.com: Ray Charles Singers: Something Wonderful & Rome Revisited ()

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Ray Charles Singers: Something Wonderful & Rome Revisited

Misty
These Foolish Things
Embraceable You
Goodbye
Vieni, Vieni
Tell Me That You Love Me
Volare
Non Dimenticar
Traveling Down A Lonely Road
Ferryboat Serenade (Funiculi-Funicula)
Nina
East Of The Sun
No Voce, Na Chittara,
Woodpecker Song
Summertime In Venice
Santa Lucia
My Old Flame
Paradise
For All We Know
Soft Lights And Sweet Music
I'm Over Here
Don't Blame Me
My Ideal

Ray Charles (not the more familiar R&B recording star, but longtime arranger and vocalist for Perry Como and his "Perry Como Show"), knew quite a lot about entertainment and how to put together a vocal ensemble and get the most out of them. This re-release is a bright, sweet, sincere collection of pop tunes and Broadway hits, as innocent, upbeat, schmaltzy, silly and entertaining as mainstream variety shows were in the mid-to-late 60's.

2222 $16.95   Mixed | Ensemble | United States
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Postcards (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers: Postcards

Feller from Fortune
Tico Tico no Fuba
Es dunkelt schon in der Heide
Star of the County Down
My love is like a red, red rose
Jeg gik mig ud en sommerdag
Vito
Contigo Aprendi
Zai no yao yuan de di fang
Suo Gan
Egoli
Baylere
Little David play on your harp
Esti Dal
Mein kleiner gruner Kaktus
Arrirang
Pokarekare Ana
Oak and the Ash
Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare)
Tuoll on mun kultani
Botany Bay
Pasional

The King's Singers explore the folk songs and melodies of the world in a new program entitled Postcards. "In our travels we have amassed a wonderful collection of folk songs and popular songs from numerous countries, many of which we use as encores when we visit," said KS, "The influences and sources are extraordinarily far-ranging, and each song has its own local characteristics. To celebrate the diversity of music that we perform and the numerous countries we visit each concert season, we have recorded an album of some of our favorite folk songs from around the world."

2223 00 1 CD $16.95   Male | Ensemble | England
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Let It Snow (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers: Let It Snow

Let It Snow
Adagio
Baby, It's Cold Outside
She Moved Through The County Fair
Aleih Neiri
Winter
Es Ist ein Ros' entsprungen
Jingle Bells
What Child Is This?
Sinfonia
The Wild Wood Carol
Frhlingstraum
Srnade d'hiver

One of Germanys best-loved classical performers joins forces with a legendary close-harmony group for a winter-themed album to bring warmth to the dark months of the year: Albrecht Mayer & The Kings Singers. The pairing of probably the worlds most famous and accomplished oboist, with the UKs celebrated vocal ensemble The Kings Singers is a heavenly musical partnership. The interplay of colors, melodies and harmonies between these performers enchant and delight in Baroque, classical and seasonal favorites. Mayer, the oboist with the magical tone, is renowned for the sublime singing quality of his playing. On Let It Snow the tone of his oboe blends magnificently with the silky sounds of a group that has been entertaining audiences across the globe since 1968. This specially chosen mixed-genre program is woven around the theme of winter: snow, ice, fireplaces, sleigh rides, Christmas, New Years, Chanukah.

2223 00 1 CD $17.95   Male | Ensemble | England | Men's Choir Christmas
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Pater Noster: A Choral Reflection on Lord's Prayer (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers: Pater Noster: A Choral Reflection on Lord's Prayer

Pater noster
Die Himmel erzahlen die Ehre Gottes
Benedicimus Deum Coeli
Holy is the True Light
Masses, Book 2: Missa Papae Marcelli: Sanctus
Vater unser, der du bist im Himmel
Vigilate
Cantate Domino
4 Petites prieres de Saint Francois d'Assise
Domine Dominus noster
Notre Pere, Op. 14
Oculi omnium
Ego sum panis vivus
The Lord's Prayer
Remember not, Lord, our offences
Popule meus
Mass: The Lord's Prayer
Lord, for Thy tender mercy's sake
Ad te levavi animam meam
Pater noster

GRAMMY-Award winners in 2009, The King's Singers are one of the world's most celebrated ensembles. Their programming concept in this disc is unique: built upon the individual clauses of The Lord's Prayer, beginning and ending in plainchant, it ranges over the centuries to explore the spiritually charged text. Chant is at the heart of the programme, and each composer's setting illuminates the others, shedding rich interpretative light on the poetic and devotional aspects of the prayer.

2223 00 1 CD $9.95   Male | Ensemble | England | A Cappella
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Singers.com: Elora Festival Singers: The Wonder Of Christmas (00 1 CD)

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Elora Festival Singers: The Wonder Of Christmas

Once in Royal David's City
My Dancing Day
What Child Is This
A Boy Was Born,
The Holly and the Ivy
Who is He in Yonder Stall
Nesciens Mater Virgo Virum
Away in a Manger
Ding! Dong! Merrily on High
O Holy Night
Adam Lay Y - bounden
Ecce Concipies
Rocking
Gabriel's Message
I Wonder as I Wander
There is a Flower
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
The First Nowell

The Elora Festival Singers, conducted by internationally acclaimed director Noel Edison, is one of the most exciting of contemporary choirs. Their disc of Eric Whitacre's choral music (8.559677) was nominated for a GRAMMY in 2010. Now they turn to the art of the Christmas carol, a genre covering a variety of styles,6305c both popular and refined, each piece expressing religious sentiments and beliefs. The music ranges from much-loved settings to new works, from polyphony to more straightforward melodies, in a recital stretching from the Middle Ages to the music of today.

2224 00 1 CD $9.95   Mixed | Chorus | Canada
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Singers.com: Cambridge Singers: Rutter: The Gift of Life & 7 Sacred Pieces (00 1 CD)

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Cambridge Singers: Rutter: The Gift of Life & 7 Sacred Pieces

O All Ye Works of the Lord
The Tree of Life
Hymn to the Creator of Life
O Lord, How Manifold Are Thee
The Gift of Each Day
Believe In Life
Give the King Thy Judgements, O God
A Flower Remembered
The Quest
Psalm 150
Christ Is the Morning Star
All Bells in Paradise
Rejoice and Sing

Directed by John Rutter

Described as "phenomenal" (The Times) and "devastatingly beautiful" (Gramophone Magazine), the BBC Music Magazine Award award-winning choir Tenebrae, under the direction of Nigel Short, one of the world's finest vocal ensembles renowned for its passion and precision return to disc on Signum with a sumptuous album of Carols, Hymns and other celebratory works for Christmas. Among the composers to feature on this disc are John Gardner, Peter Warlock, Philip Ledger and Arnold Bax, A singer of great acclaim, Nigel Short was a member of the world-renowned vocal ensemble The King's Singers from 1994-2000. Upon leaving the group, he formed Tenebrae, a virtuosic choir that embraced his dedication to passion and precision.

2227 00 1 CD $16.95   Mixed | Chorus | England
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Singers.com: Reconciliation Singers: Voices of Peace (00 1 CD)

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Reconciliation Singers: Voices of Peace

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Heavenly Crystal   Peder Karlsson
Scarborough Fair   English Traditional   Kerry Marsh
All The Pretty Horses   Steve Barnett
All I Ask Of You   Bob Chilcott
Fine   Rhiannon
Shape Of My Heart   Daniel Galessiere
The Coolin'   Samuel Barber
Migilidi Magildi   Grayston Ives
There Were No Mirrors In My Nana's House   Ysaye Barnwell
Children Will Listen   Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Julie Adams

Twenty-strong, mixed-voice RSVP was founded in 2000 by Artistic Director Julie Adams, with the purpose of bringing people together through the arts and giving back to the community. They have presented uplifting and powerful live performances, donating all proceeds to to 15 local charities. RSVP's concerts have supported programs for the elderly, the abused, the neglected, the hungry, the poor, the illiterate and the homeless. Some light accompaniment. We like the chosen purpose of this talented ensemble, and we love their music!

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2247 00 1 CD $2.95   Mixed | Chorus | United States | A Cappella
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Singers.com: Staple Singers: Freedom Highway (00 1 CD)

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Staple Singers: Freedom Highway

Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Move Along Train
Are You Sure
Wade In The Water
If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again
Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!
The Lord's Prayer
Jacob's Ladder
Why? (Am I Treated So Bad)
Praying Time
For What It's Worth
Hammer And Nails
Freedom Highway
What You Gonna Do?
Samson And Delilah
Nobody's Fault But Mine
Be Careful Of Stones That You Throw
This Train

The Staple Singers were an American gospel, soul, and R&B singing group. Roebuck "Pops" Staples (1914-2000), the patriarch of the family, formed the group with his children Cleotha), Pervis, Yvonne, and Mavis. The family began appearing in Chicago-area churches in 1948, and signed their first professional contract in 1952. During their early career they recorded in an acoustic gospel-folk style with various labels: United Records, Vee-Jay Records, Riverside Records, and then Epic Records in 1965. While the family surname is "Staples", the group used the singular form for its name, resulting in the group's name being "The Staple Singers". This is their 1965 release on Columbia Records now available at a budget price. Most tracks are accompanied.

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2259 00 1 CD $6.95   Mixed | United States | Gospel Group Harmony CDs
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Singers.com: Edwin Hawkins Singers: Oh Happy Day: The Best of (00 1 CD)

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Edwin Hawkins Singers: Oh Happy Day: The Best of

Grammy Winner 1969 - Best Soul Gospel Performance

Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord
Pray For Peace
Oh Happy Day
Joy, Joy
Give Me A Star
I Shall Be Free
To My Father's House
Someday
Jesus, Lover Of My Soul
Ooh Child
Precious Memories
Late In The Evening
A Long Way To Go
Blowin' In The Wind
I'm Going Through

Edwin Hawkins (born 18 August 1943, Oakland, California) is a Grammy Award-winning American gospel and R&B musician, pianist, choir leader, composer and arranger. He is one of the originators of the urban contemporary gospel sound. He (and the Edwin Hawkins Singers) are best known for his arrangement of "Oh Happy Day" (1968-69), which was included on the Songs of the Century list. When radio stations of the San Francisco Bay area started playing "Oh Happy Day", it became very popular. Featuring the lead vocal of Dorothy Combs Morrison, the subsequently released single rocketed to sales of over a million copies within two months. It crossed over to the pop charts making U.S. #4 and UK #2 in 1969. It then became an international success, selling more than 7 million copies worldwide, and Hawkins was awarded his first Grammy for it.

2260 00 1 CD $6.95   United States | | Gospel Group Harmony CDs
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Singers.com: Harry Belafonte Singers: My Lord What A Mornin' (00 1 CD)

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Harry Belafonte Singers: My Lord What A Mornin'

Wake Up Jacob
My Lord What A Mornin'
Ezekiel
Buked And Scorned
Stars Shinin'
Oh Freedom
Were You There When They Crusified My Lord?
Oh Let Me Fly
Swing Low
March Down To Jordan
Steal Away

We were thrilled to discover "My Lord What a Mornin', an all-a cappella collection of classic spirituals originally released in 1960 by Harry Belafonte and a wonderful group of backup singers. If we were asked to name our favorite two pure vocal talents from that era, Nat King Cole and Harry Belafonte are at the top of our list, though they usually sang with orchestral or big band accompaniment. To hear Harry's sweet, soulful tenor, accompanied only by his exquisite backup singers is an unexpected treat! "Wake Up Jacob," the foot-tapping title tune, "Ezekiel," the powerful, joyous "Oh Freedom," the poignant, deeply-felt "Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?," the spirited "Oh Let Me Fly," "Swing Low," "March Down to Jordan" and the Underground Railroad song "Steal Away" are all outstanding. Each of these 11 cuts is a revelation, and we could only listen, not believing the voices, the arrangements, and especially Harry, could be as good as this--simply some of the best a cappella spirituals we have ever heard. "My Lord" is a treasure, and a joy from beginning to end!

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2263 00 1 CD $9.95   Mixed | Ensemble | Spirituals CDs
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Swimming Over London (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers: Swimming Over London

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Swimming over London   Bob Chilcott & Charles Bennett
I'm Yours   Jason Mraz   Philip Lawson
Angel   Sarah McLachlan   Roger Treece
By the Time   Mika   Philip Lawson
September 15th / Keeper of the Seasons   Pat Metheny   Roger Treece
It's a New World   Richard Rodney Bennett   Harold Arlen & Ira Gershwin
Don't Let Go   Ysaye Barnwell
Hide & Seek   Imogen Heap   Christopher Gabbitas
Lazy Bones / Up a Lazy River   Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer   Daryl Runswick
Andromeda   Mia Makaroff
Recipe for Love   Harry Connick, Jr.   Berty Rice
Silent Love    Mia Makaroff
Straighten Up and Fly Right   Nat King Cole   Alexander L'Estrange
Home   Michael Buble   Alexander 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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2318 00 1 CD $17.95   5 x 8 | Male | Ensemble | England | A Cappella | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Elora Festival Singers: Eric Whitacre Choral Music (00 1 CD)

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Elora Festival Singers: Eric Whitacre Choral Music

Her Sacred Spirit Soars
A Boy and a Girl
Water Night
This Marriage
Luz Aurumque
Little Tree
When David Heard
Leonardo Dreams of his Flying Machine
I Thank You God for this Amazing Day
Sleep
Little Birds

Directed by Noel Edison

Eric Whitacre's dedication to the beauty of sound, paired with exquisite texts, results in a poetic combination that creates a unique sonic experience. These works are existential choral moments, beautifully crafted, and harmonised to express a compressed moment in time. Such sublime sonorities transcend descriptions such as 'warm', 'glistening' or 'shimmering', although these features of his choral works do suggest affinities with the sound worlds of Arvo Part or John Tavener, for instance. However, Whitacre's fluid lines and blossoming harmonies give his music its own highly personal and irresistible magic.

2319 00 1 CD $9.95   Mixed | Chorus | Canada | A Cappella | Canadian Choral Recordings
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Singers.com: BBC Singers: Purer Than The Purest Pure: Choral Works Of Daniel Asia (00 1 CD)

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BBC Singers: Purer Than The Purest Pure: Choral Works Of Daniel Asia

Song Name   Composer
Purer Than Purest Pure (1997)- i thank You God   Daniel Asia
Purer Than Purest Pure (1997)- who sharpens ever dull
Purer Than Purest Pure (1997)- o the round little man
Purer Than Purest Pure (1997)- goo-dmore-ning
Purer Than Purest Pure (1997)- o the little round man ii
Purer Than Purest Pure (1997)- jake hates
Purer Than Purest Pure (1997)- purer than purest pure
Why? Jacob (1978-9)   Daniel Asia
Summer Is Over (1997)- so many selves   Daniel Asia
Summer Is Over (1997)- this is a rubbish of human rind
Summer Is Over (1997)- in Spring
Summer Is Over (1997)- the of an it
Summer Is Over (1997)- who were so dark
The She Set (1981, 2008)- Isis in Despair    Daniel Asia
The She Set (1981, 2008)- Orpheus
The She Set (1981, 2008)- She
The She Set (1981, 2008)-Prayer Before Drowning
Out Of More (1997)- hush    Daniel Asia
Out Of More (1997)- nine birds
Out Of More (1997)- or who and who
Out Of More (1997)- when serpents bargain
Out Of More (1997)- nine birds ii
Out Of More (1997)- out of more
Sounds Shapes (1973, revised 2008)- quarternote= 60    Daniel Asia
Sounds Shapes (1973, revised 2008)- floating
Sounds Shapes (1973, revised 2008)- quarternote- 60

Daniel Asia recently won the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for composition, and has been the recipient of many competitive grants and fellowships in music including a Meet The Composer/Reader's Digest Consortium Commission, United Kingdom Fulbright Arts Award Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, four NEA Composers Grants, a M. B. Rockefeller Grant, and many more. Britain's foremost professional chamber choir, the BBC Singers, was founded in 1924. As a vital resource in the BBC's music output, the BBC Singers hold a unique position in British musical life. Performing everything from Byrd and Birtwistle to Tallis and Takemitsu, the versatility of this 24-voice ensemble is second to none.

2339 00 1 CD $15.95   Mixed | Chorus | England | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Golden Gospel Singers: A Cappella Praise (00 1 CD)

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Golden Gospel Singers: A Cappella Praise

Ain't Got Time To Die
Go Tell It On The Mountain
Oh Freedom!
Never Turn Back
I've Been Buked
Goin' Up Yonder
Hush!
Old Time Religion
On My Way Home
I Need A Church
Amazing Grace
It's All About You, Lord
Calling You Lord
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Upper Room
It's Gonna Rain
Up To Glory

Produced by Bob Singleton

The Golden Gospel Singers were founded by Bob Singleton in 1991 in a small country church in Northern Germany. Bob had been hoping for an opportunity to take some of his most talented gospel singer friends to Europe. Early on, all members came from Harlem, USA, today, however, touring artists come from all over the USA, auditioning formally or even over the telephone, trying to win the European tour opportunity. The artists on "A Cappella Praise" are Ernest "Von" Vaughan, keyboards/vocals, James Penn, guitar/bass/vocals, Praylonn Prince, drums/vocals, Lauren Moss, Veronica Dawkins, Owen Nixon and Deirdre Valentine, vocals. There are 17 wonderful, authentic Spirituals and Gospel songs here: "Ain't Got Time to Die," "Oh, Freedom!," "I've Been Buked," "Goin' Up Yonder," "Old Time Religion," "I Need A Church," "Calling You Lord," "Upper Room," "It's Gonna Rain," "Up to Glory" and many others. Rich, deep harmonies, soaring leads, heartfelt words-this is inspirational, feel-good stuff from one of the best, The Golden Gospel Singers!

2347 00 1 CD $15.95   Mixed | Ensemble | United States | A Cappella | Gospel Group Harmony CDs
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Singers.com: Cambridge Singers: A Song In Season (00 1 CD)

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Cambridge Singers: A Song In Season

Wells Jubilate
Look to the Day
To Every Thing There is a Season
Carol of the Magi
O Lord, Thou Hast Searched Me Out
Most Gorious Lord of Life
Look at the World
Veni Sancte Spiritus
Lord, Thou Hast Been our Refuge
I Am With You Always
The King of Blis
Winchester Te Deum

Directed by John Rutter

Song In Season is a major collection of new choral music by John Rutter, featuring a host of previously unrecorded works in glittering performances by the Cambridge Singers and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conducted by the composer, John Rutter: A Song in Season ranges across the church's year, incorporating music for Christmas, Epiphany, Pentecost, Easter and Harvest. The first album of new anthems and canticles by Rutter since his landmark 2002 recording of the Mass of the Children, this beautifully-packaged release promises to delight both seasoned Rutter followers and new listeners.

2367 00 1 CD $15.95   Mixed | Chorus | England | | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Eric Whitacre Singers: Light & Gold (00 1 CD)

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Eric Whitacre Singers: Light & Gold

Song Name   Composer
Lux Aurumque (Light and Gold): Five Hebrew Love Songs   Eric Whitacre
i. Temuna (A Picture)    Eric Whitacre
ii. Kala Kalla (Light Bride)   Eric Whitacre
iii. Larov (Mostly)   Eric Whitacre
iv. Eyze Sheleg! (What Snow!)   Eric Whitacre
v. Rakut (Tenderness)   Eric Whitacre
The Seal Lullaby   Eric Whitacre
A Boy and A Girl   Eric Whitacre
Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine   Eric Whitacre
Three Songs of Faith: i. I Will Wade Out   Eric Whitacre
Three Songs of Faith: ii. Hope, Faith, Life, Love   Eric Whitacre
Three Songs of Faith: iii. I Thank You God For This Amazing Day   Eric Whitacre
The Stolen Child   Eric Whitacre
Water Night   Eric Whitacre
Nox Aurumque (Night and Gold)   Eric Whitacre
Sleep   Eric Whitacre

Directed by Eric Whitacre

Eric Whitacre's choral music has become a worldwide musical sensation. This release presents a new collection of works conducted for the first time by the composer himself. Performed by The Eric Whitacre Singers along with guests Laudibus and The King Singers.

2368 00 1 CD $16.95   Mixed | Chorus | United States | A Cappella
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Singers.com: Cambridge Singers: Faure - Sacred Music (00 1 CD)

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Cambridge Singers: Faure - Sacred Music

Song Name   Composer
Requiem: Introit et Kyrie   Gabriel Faure
Offertoire   Gabriel Faure
Sanctus   Gabriel Faure
Pie Jesu   Gabriel Faure
Agnus Dei   Gabriel Faure
Libera me   Gabriel Faure
In paradisum   Gabriel Faure
Ave verum Corpus   Gabriel Faure
Tantum ergo   Gabriel Faure
Ave Maria   Gabriel Faure
Maria, Mater gratiae   Gabriel Faure
Cantique de Jean Racine   Gabriel Faure
Messe Basse: Kyrie eleison   Gabriel Faure
Messe Basse: Sanctus   Gabriel Faure
Messe Basse: Benedictus   Gabriel Faure
Messe Basse: Agnus Dei   Gabriel Faure

Directed by John Rutter

Tis is a re-release at mid-price of John Rutter's Gramophone Award-winning 1984 recording of Faure's Requiem. The first-ever performance on disc of the work in its intimate original version - famously re-discovered by Rutter in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris after a century of neglect - it remains one of the timeless jewels in the crown of the Collegium catologue. Hailed on release as 'the Faure Requiem of the future' (Music Week), Rutter's performance with the Cambridge Singers and members of the City of London Sinfonia has transformed the way in which we view one of the great works of European sacred music, and remains definitive.

2369 00 1 CD $11.95   Mixed | Chorus | England | A Cappella
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Singers.com: Discovery Singers: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (00 1 CD)

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Discovery Singers: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

All Hail the Power
Be Still, My Soul
Come, Thou Fount
I Am His and He Is Mine
I Sing the Mighty Power of God
Saviour, Like a Shepherd Lead Us
I Surrender All
The Lord's My Shepherd
My Jesus, I Love Thee
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
Nearer, Still Nearer
Doxology

Singing as part of Grand Rapids, Michigan's Discovery House ministry and radio programs for over 40 years, this veteran 10-strong, mixed-voice a cappella ensemble brings us this wonderful collection. Inspired by the story "A Blossom in the Desert, Reflections of Faith in the Art and Writings of Lilias Trotter." These are simply an even dozen of some of the most inspirational, most beloved Christian hymns we know of: "All Hail the Power," "Be Still My Soul," "Come, Thou Fount," "I Am His and He Is Mine," "I Sing The Mighty Power of God," "Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us," "I Surrender All," "The Lord's My Shepherd," "My Jesus, I Love Thee," the title tune, "Nearer, Still Nearer" and "Doxology." Lovely, upbeat songs that move us and lift us up!

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2528 00 1 CD $14.95   Mixed | Chorus | United States | A Cappella
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Singers.com: King's Singers: The Best of (00 2 CDs)

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King's Singers: The Best of

Song Name   Composer
Onnis on inimene   Cyrillus Kreek
Gloria    William Byrd
In Monte Oliveti   Carlo Gesualdo
Bogoroditsye Dyevo   Avro Part
Civitas sancti tui   William Byrd
The Lamb   John Tavener
Mon Dieu, j'ai en toi esperance (Psalm 7)   Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
My heart is a holy place   Patricia Van Ness
Versa est in luctum   Juan Gutierrez de Padilla
In ieiunio et fletu   Diogo Dias Melgas
Shir hama'a lot.Ashrei koi yere (Psalm 128)   Salamone Rossi Hebreo
Esti Dal   Zoltan Kodaly
Rakastava   Jean Sibelius
Calme des Nuits   Camille Saint-Saens
Music, When Soft Voices Die   Edward Bairstow
Lightly she whipped o'er the dales   John Mundy
The Silver Swan   Orlando Gibbons
Days, from Even such is time   Bob Chilcott
Lux Aurumque   Eric Whitacre
Shall I Compare Thee...?   Libby Larsen
Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)   Billy Joel
You are the new day   John David
She's Always A Woman   Billy Joel
Greensleeves   Trad. English
Valparaiso   Sting
Hide and seek   Imogen Heap
Home   Michael Buble
Straighten up and fly right   N.K.Cole
The gift to be simple   Trad. American
Blue Skies   Irving Berlin
Recipe for Love   Harry Connick, Jr
Hallelujah   Leonard Cohen
Swing low, sweet chariot   Trad. American
I'm yours   Jason Mraz
Silent Love   Mia Makaroff
Blackbird   Lennon / McCartney
After The Goldrush   Neil Young
Out of the woods   Sinead Lohan
Swimming over London   Bob Chilcott
Steal away   Trad. Spiritual

A fabulous 2-CD collection drawn from their now extensive catalogue on Signum Records. The first CD includes titles from Christmas along with music from Landscape and Time, Treason and Discord, 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 includes many of their wonderful arranged and impeccably sung covers of today's popular music.

2622 00 2 CDs $24.95   Male | Ensemble | England | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Professional Tracks for Serious Singers: Sing the Songs of Harry Warren (Songbook & CD)

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Professional Tracks for Serious Singers: Sing the Songs of Harry Warren

You'll Never Know KEY F- D
The More I See You KEY Db-D
Wish I Knew KEY Eb
This Is Always KEY F
I Had the Craziest Dream KEY Ab
I Only Have Eyes for You KEY G
Jeepers Creepers KEY F
That's Amore KEY A - Bb
Serenade in Blue KEY Eb
You'll Never Know KEY F- D
The More I See You KEY Db-D
I Wish I Knew KEY Eb
This Is Always KEY F
I Had The Craziest Dream KEY Ab
I Only Have Eyes For You KEY G
Jeepers Creepers KEY F
That's Amore KEY A - Bb
Serenade in Blue KEY Eb

Nine timeless songs penned by Harry Warren are presented in this package which is designed to provide the at-home singer with an actual professional setting. The CD features orchestral interludes and instrumental solos typical of a live club performance, retaining the natural performance flow of an actual performance with an accompanying rhythm section or orchestra.

2685 Songbook & CD $24.95   20 Pages | Softcover | 9 x 12 | Solo
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Singers.com: Ray Conniff Singers: It's The Talk of The Town / Young At Heart (00 1 CD)

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Ray Conniff Singers: It's The Talk of The Town / Young At Heart

It's The Talk Of The Town
You're An Old Smoothie
Buttons & Bows
Let's Put Out The Lights
It's Been A Long
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
Deep In The Heart Of Texa
Love Is The Sweetest Thin
They Say It's Wonderful
Hands Across The Table
My Heart Cries For You
Rosalie
Remember
You'll Never Know
Dancing With Tears In My
I'm In The Mood For Love
I'll Be Seeing You
It's Dark On Observatory
These Foolish Things (Rem
He's Making Eyes At Me
Young At Heart
If I Loved You
Harbour Lights
I'll See You In My Dreams

A great twofer featuring two original LPs on this one CD. With such classics as "Buttons & Bow", "Let's Put Out The Lights" and "They Say It's Wonderful" this will be a great addition to your collection.

2688 00 1 CD $11.95   Mixed | Ensemble | United States
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Requiem (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers: Requiem

Song Name   Composer
Musae Jovis a 4   Benedictus Appenzeller
Musae Jovis a 6   Nicolas Gombert
Salve regina   Josquin Desprez
Dum vastos Adriae fluctus   Jacquet of Mantua
O mors inevitabilis   Hieronymus Vinders
Requiem in Memoriam Josquin Desprez   Jean Richafort
Introitus   Jean Richafort
Kyrie   Jean Richafort
Graduale   Jean Richafort
Offertorium   Jean Richafort
Sanctus & Benedictus   Jean Richafort
Agnus Dei   Jean Richafort
Communio   Jean Richafort
Nymphes, nappes   Josquin Desprez

Few composers of any age have enjoyed the widespread admiration and unanimous praise of successive generations as Josquin Desprez. He is considered the greatest creator and innovator of musical composition during the Renaissance, and for some half a millennium his music has stood the test of time. He is remembered as much for his own works as for his lasting influence on those of his contemporaries and students, demonstrated in many of the compositions in tribute of 'the master' featured in this programme. The programme's centrepiece is Jean Richafort's Requiem mass (missa pro defunctis), a tribute that employs several of Josquin's compositional devices. The King's Singers once again demonstrate their versatility and trademark precision in this new programme devised by leading early-music scholar and conductor David Skinner.

2698 00 1 CD $16.95   Male | Ensemble | England | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Bar & Grill Singers: Grilling Me Softly (00 1 CD)

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Bar & Grill Singers: Grilling Me Softly

Court TV
The Jury Sleeps Tonight
I'm Billing Time
That Witness Lied
Contingent Fee
Puff For My Class Action
Three Certifications
Mandatory Pro Bono
Up On the Bench
The Language Of Law
Hourly Billing
Mediation Chorus
Kiss It Goodbye
Bar & Grill

Perhaps you thought their first recording ("License To Grill"), had exploited all avenues of satirical possibility. Fortunately, and just in time for the corporate gift-giving season, this mixed ensemble has returned with another appeal! Frequently accompanied, these parodies are all over the map stylistically - 50's R&B ("Three Certifications"), four-part vertical harmony ("Contingent Fee"), choral ("Meditation Chorus"), and even hippie/flower child folk - "Puff For My Class Action." The group strikes a variety of poses vocally, too, mocking everyone with equal rapaciousness. Genuinely funny and solid enough musically to avoid any charges of contempt.

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2714 00 1 CD $14.98   Mixed | Ensemble | United States | | Mixed Voice Contemporary CDs
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Singers.com: Bemidji Choir and Chamber Singers: Come Close To Me (00 1 CD)

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Bemidji Choir and Chamber Singers: Come Close To Me

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Gloria In Excelcis Deo   Cerwien
O Admirabile Commercium   Handl
Crucifixus   Lotti
Deutsches Magnificat   Schutz
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day   Philip Stopford
I Am Not Yours   Stroope
Winter   Stroope
Sleep   Eric Whitacre
Soneto de la Noche   Morten Lauridsen
Sure on This Shining Night   Morten Lauridsen
Jenny Kiss'd Me   Barnum
Elegy on Water   Heitzeg
Witness   Dandridge
Deep River   Lubhoff
Set Down Servant   Shaw
Three Kyries   Giovanni Palestrina
Come Sing To Me Of Heaven   McDermid
As Long Ago   Gawthrop
As Once We Met   Gawthrop
Summer Days Are Gone   Gawthrop

Directed by P. Bradley Logan

Dr. P. Bradley Logan, Director of Choral Activities at Bemidji State University, Lake Bemidji, MN, conducts the venerable (founded in 1937) Bemidji Choir and Chamber Singers in "Come Close to Me," their eighth excellent, finely-crafted album in our Singers.com catalog. Favorites among the 20 selections are David Cerwien's lovely "Gloria in Excelsis Deo, Jakob Handl's "O Admirabile Commercium," Antonio Lotti's "Crucifixus," a pair by Z. Randall Stroope, "I Am Not Yours" and "Winter," Eric Whitacre's "Sleep," a pair by Morten Lauridsen, "Soneto de la Noche" and "Sure On This Shining Night" (both from "Nocturnes"), Eric Barnum's "Jenny Kiss'd Me," Musikanten's "Three Kyrie's " and Aaron McDermid's "Come Sing Me to Heaven," and three by the Chamber Singers, "As Long Ago, "As Once We Met" and "Summer Days Are Here," all by Daniel Gawthrop." There is some piano accompaniment. All these songs were recorded at live performances by these talented groups. Treat yourself to this beautiful, inspirational music from some of our favorite Collegiate ensembles!

2766 00 1 CD $15.95   Mixed | Chorus | United States |
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Singers.com: Bemidji Choir and Chamber Singers: There's Room For All (00 1 CD)

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Bemidji Choir and Chamber Singers: There's Room For All

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
O Magnum Mysterium   Handl
Alma Redemptoris Mater   Giovanni Palestrina
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis   Orlando Gibbons
Ave Maria: O Auctrix Vitae   Frank Martin
Warum ist das Licht gegeben   Johannes Brahms
Unicornis Captivatur   Olaf Gjeilo
A Spotless Rose   Herbert Howells
Songs from Twelfth Night   Neufeld
No Man Is An Island   Edwin Fissinger
Peace I Leave With You   Nice
By and By   Barnett
Plenty Good Room   Padgett
Remember   Schultz
Du, du liegst mir im Herzen   Shaw/Parker
Ward the Pirate   Williams
Beati Mortui   Felix Mendelssohn
Exultate Deo   Hassler
They Are At Rest   Edward Elgar
This Marriage   Eric Whitacre
Everything I Own   Gates   Philiip Lawson

Directed by P. Bradley Logan

"There's Room For All is another stellar collection of classic Christian inspirational songs, with a handful of nice secular selections, from Dr. P. Bradley Logan's Bemidji Choir, Women's Chorus, Musikanten and Chamber Singers, from Minnesota's Bemidji State University. Favorite religious tunes are Jacob Handl's "O Magnum Mysterium," Palestrina's "Alma Redemptoris Mater," Roland Martin's "Ave Maria: O Auctrix Vitae," Joshua Nice's "Peace I Leave With You," the traditional "By and By," the Chamber Singers' Exultate Deo" and Jesse Padgett's spiritual "Plenty Good Room." Secular favorites are Kenneth Neufeld's 3 selections from "Twelfth Night," "O Mistress Mine," "Come Away Death" and "I Am Gone, Sir;" Women's Chorus's "Remember," by Donna Schultz, Musikanten's "Ward the Pirate" by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and the Chamber Singers' "This Marriage," by Eric Whitacre. There's not a weak cut in "There's Room For All," so enjoy this wonderful collection from the shores of Lake Bemidji with confidence!

2767 00 1 CD $4.95   Mixed | Chorus | United States |
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Pachelbel Vespers (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers: Pachelbel Vespers

Song Name   Composer
Ingressus in C minor    Pachelbel
Magnificat in C major   Pachelbel
Sonata a 5 in A minor   Krieger
Ingressus in E minor   Pachelbel
Ingressus in G major   Pachelbel
Ingressus in G minor   Pachelbel
Sonata a 5 in G minor   Krieger
Magnificat in F major   Pachelbel
Ingressus in B-flat major   Pachelbel

The music contained in this CD represents a selection of Vespers movements written by Johann Pachelbel. The King's Singers are truly remarkable. They continue to be one of the most sought-after and critically acclaimed vocal ensembles in the world, performing a rich and varied repertoire from Gesualdo to Gyorgy Ligeti and Michael Buble. Internationally recognized for their work in the classical field, they retain the sparkle that delights so many fans when they perform much loved numbers from the lighter end of the repertoire. Whatever the music The King's Singers are instantly recognisable for their spot-on intonation, their impeccable vocal blend, the flawless articulation of the text and incisive timing. 'Charivari Agreable is one of the most versatile Early Music groups around at the moment; under its benign director, Kah-Ming Ng, it appears to be infinitely adaptable, finding musicians who can fit into any of its many and varied programmes' (International Record Review). They represent 'a new and very exciting phase of the early music revival, one that enriches the existing repertory and can bring us ever closer to the spirit of the original music' (Gramophone).

2769 00 1 CD $16.95   5 x 8 | Male | Ensemble | England | | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Singers: Singers (00 1 CD)

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Singers: Singers

Song Name   Composer
(If You Love Somebody) Set Them Free
Calling You
Rosanna
Woody And Dutch On The Slow Train To Peking
All Of My life
Perfect Stranger
As
Babylon Sisters
Still Crazy After All These Years   Paul Simon

Every now and then some quality of voice or specific refrain just gets in your head to bounce stereoptically back and forth. That occurred to your reviewer who listened to Helle Henning sing "Calling You," over, and over, and over... She is one of six Danish singers in Singers on the album Singers all of whom are fine lead singers. The jazzy version of "Woody And Dutch On The Slow Train To Peking" (Rickie Lee Jones) and "Perfect Stranger" are positively splendid. After hearing the arrangement of "Babylon Sisters" you'll be wondering why no one else tries to cover it. On second and third listening you'll know why.

2772 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | 6 Members | Denmark | A Cappella | Mixed Voice Contemporary CDs
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Singers.com: Coats Singers: Our Father's Dream (00 1 CD)

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Coats Singers: Our Father's Dream

When Jesus Comes
Home of the Soul
That Rock Still Stands
Oh Mary Don't You Weep
Jesus Is A Balm
Lonesome Valley
On the Wings of a Dove
Where Could I Go
A cappella

The Coats Singers originated in San Francisco, CA, in the backyard of their parents' (Curtis and Gradie Coats Sr.) home. They raised a Christian family of 17 children, all of whom have beautiful, refined voices. The group now consists of 3 generations of the Coats family, who spread the gospel through a cappella music. 9 traditional spirituals: "When Jesus Comes," "Home of the Soul," "That Rock Still Stands," "Oh Mary Don't You Weep," "Jesus Is A Balm," "Lonesome Valley," "On The Wings of A Dove," "Where Could I Go" and "Acappella." This deeply spiritual family sings together with soul and a joyful spirit!

2807 00 1 CD $14.98   Mixed | Ensemble | United States | A Cappella | Gospel Group Harmony CDs
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Singers.com: Fisk Jubilee Singers: In Bright Mansions (00 1 CD)

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Fisk Jubilee Singers: In Bright Mansions

I'm Gonna Sing Till the Spirit Moves
Poor Man Lazrus
Down By the Riverside
Lord, I'm Out Here On Your Word
De Gospel Train
Were You There
Rockin' Jerusalem
Nobody Knows the Trouble I See
I Been in the Storm
Soon-Ah Will Be Done
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
Hold On
There Is A Balm in Gilead
Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord
Wade in the Water
Ride On, Jesus
I'm Got A Home In-A Dat Rock
In Bright Mansions

Directed by Paul T. Kwami

Fisk University, originally the Fisk Free Colored School, was founded in Nashville, TN right after the Civil War, by northern missionaries. The school treasurer, a Gettysburg veteran named George White, loved music, and was moved by the slave hymns he would sometimes overhear in the refugee camps, but it was difficult to get his young students to sing them, as they were associated with slavery and things best forgotten. George began collecting and arranging these "secret songs," with the help of his secretary, Ella Sheppard, who brought him "O Freedom" and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," lullabies her mother had taught her. In time, White and Sheppard collected over a hundred songs. In 1871, Fisk was on the brink of financial collapse, and George White took a group of young singers on the route of the Underground Railroad, hoping to "sing into the hearts" of the people and raise money to save the school. At first enduring racism and indifference, the group finally found some success in Ohio, and then made it to New York, where Henry Ward Beecher, in his Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, was so moved by their singing he commanded his wealthy parishioners to give generously to the Jubilee's cause. Suddenly the churches of metropolitan New York opened their doors to them, and people rushed to hear "the genuine soul music of the slave cabins, before the Lord led his people out of the house of bondage." This began a series of successful tours, to Britain, Europe and all over the United States that finally exhausted the young singers, yet raised enough to erase Fisk's debt and build beautiful new campus buildings. 18 authentic songs, some of our favorites: "Down By The Riverside," "De Gospel Train," "Were You There," "Rockin' Jerusalem," "Nobody Knows the Trouble I See," "He's Got the Whole World In His Hands," "I'm Got A Home In-A Dat Rock," and the title tune. The CD cover and liner notes are actually a small book, with great old photos and the amazing story of the Fisk Singers. And, this is an "Enhanced" CD--if you load it into your computer's CD player, you can see a nicely-done visual presentation of the group's history with many photos, as well as photos and info from the recording session--very cool. Recommended.

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2808 00 1 CD $16.98   Mixed | Ensemble | United States | | Gospel Group Harmony CDs
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Singers.com: Wiregrass Sacred Harp Singers: Desire for Piety (00 1 CD)

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Wiregrass Sacred Harp Singers: Desire for Piety

The Happy Sailor
Blooming Youth
Weeping Pilgrim
There We Our Jesus Shall Adore
Bound for Canaan
Cuba, Firm Foundation
Florida
Desire for Piety
Ragan
Struggle On
Ninety-fifth Psalm
Fallen by the Way
Happy Home
Coronation
The Dying Boy
The Father's Boundless Love
The Christian's Flight
Give Me Just A Little More Time

An invaluable document of a musical tradition stretching back to the Civil War that is on the verge of disappearing forever, Desire for Piety is a rare example of black Sacred Harp singing from rural southeast Alabama. The songs are from the B.F. White Sacred Harp, the hymn book primarily used by the seven million shape-note singers in this country. Liner notes by Henry Willett, an acknowledged authority on shape-note singing.

2836 00 1 CD $14.95   Mixed | Ensemble | United States | A Cappella | Shapenote Music
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Singers.com: Wiregrass Sacred Harp Singers: The Colored Sacred Harp (00 1 CD)

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Wiregrass Sacred Harp Singers: The Colored Sacred Harp

Prayer/Come To Jesus Now
Alone
The Signs of The Judgement
Florida Storm
Shout and Sing
Jesus Lives In My Soul
My Friend
Call Upon The Lord
Welcome Address
My Mother's Gone
Rejoice and Sing
Prosperity
Am I a Soldier of The Cross
It Is Finished

African American Sacred Harp singing conventions in southeastern Alabama began near the last third of the 19th century. While singing, for the most part, the same repertory of Sacred Harp music as their Anglo American counterparts, a vocal stylistic difference is clearly apparent. During a typical convention singing the participants arrange themselves in a square according to voice part, the basses facing the trebles, and the tenors facing the altos. A song leader stands in the middle of the square leading the singers first through the notes to the songs and then through the lyrics, a practice emanating from the traditional singing school classes, where singers are taught to sing the notes and then the words.

2837 00 1 CD $17.95   Mixed | Ensemble | United States | A Cappella | Shapenote Music
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Singers.com: A Cappella Singers: This Is My Father's World (00 1 CD)

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A Cappella Singers: This Is My Father's World

Song Name   Arranger
We Will Glorify   Don Hart
Have Thine own Way   C. Harry Causey
Adoration   Tom Fettke
He Never Sleeps   Derric Johnson
Beautiful Savior   F. Melius Christensen
Children of the Heavenly Father   Robert Scholz
God Be In My Head   John Rutter
This Is My Father's World   Paul J. Christensen
I Love You Lord   Laurie Klein
Go Ye Now In Peace   Joyce Eilers

Directed by Richard Boender

Performing at various venues all over South Florida, the non-denominational Acappella Singers was founded by Ronald Boender in 1994, as a group of semi-professional singers under his direction. The goal of this unique 32 voice ensemble is to perform only the finest a cappella choral literature in all formats including sacred, folk, classical, patriotic, and Christmas favorites. Because the repertoire of the Singers is almost entirely written in 8 parts, and could be considered pop vocal or vocal jazz, the ensemble produces a distinctive sound that is exciting to hear, and rare in the choral field. "My Father's World" features 10 beautifully arranged Christian spiritual sounds: "We Will Glorify," "Have Thine Own Way," "He Never Sleeps," "Beautiful Savior," "Children of the Heavenly Father," John Rutter's "God Be In My Head," the title tune (arranged by Paul Christiansen), "I Love You Lord," and Joyce Eilers' "Go Ye Now In Peace." Soaring harmonies, a couple of lovely solos by Elisa McCord on "He Never Sleeps" and Maryanne Webel on "Beautiful Savior," a bright, clean sound and deeply-felt lyrics are features of this very special CD.

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2878 00 1 CD $14.95   Mixed | Chorus | United States | A Cappella | Contemporary Christian CDs
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Singers.com: Bar & Grill Singers: Licensed To Grill (00 1 CD)

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Bar & Grill Singers: Licensed To Grill

Jury Jive
Make Up Your Mind
Mr. Foreman
Reversed And Rendered
Go On And Lie
Appointed Forever
Custom Tailored Suit
To Litigate
Alimony
Fees
The Longest Time
Frivolous Suit
Three Wise Judges
Operator

Directed by Stephanie Austin Letson

This mischievous group of lawyerly miscreants is irrepressible-they satirize all affairs legal (and otherwise), using as their foundation various popular songs of the fifties and sixties. From " Frivolous Suit" (sung to Runaround Sue) and Mr. Foreman (Mr. Sandman) to our favorite, Appointed Forever (sung to the Turtles classic, Happy Together), this bevy of barristers (thirteen, to be exact) from Austin, Texas is tuneful and engaging. Some of the songs are lightly accompanied by piano and/or guitar, but we recommend leniency and suggest that you purchase this immediately nonetheless!

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2885 00 1 CD $14.98   Mixed | Ensemble | United States | | Mixed Voice Contemporary CDs
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Singers.com: A Cappella Singers: God Bless America (00 1 CD)

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A Cappella Singers: God Bless America

Song Name   Arranger
This Land   Derric Johnson
Give Me Your Tired   Derric Johnson
Set Down Servant   Robert Shaw
We The People   Derric Johnson
God Bless The USA   Derric Johnson
All My Trials   Norman Luboff
Witness   Jack Halloran
God Bless America   Derric Johnson
Benediction   Robert Clatterbuck

Directed by Richard Boender

All Christians, but not affiliated with any denomination, the Singers were founded in 1994 in South Florid a by Ronald Boender and grew from a dozen singers to their current 32 mixed voices. Their trademark 8-part arrangements and close, challenging harmonies are featured on 8 CDs of both sacred and secular music. "God Bless America" includes 5 patriotic and folk songs, Woody Guthrie's "This Land," four arranged by Derric Johnson, "Give Me Your Tired," "We The People" and "God Bless The USA." Also included are the spirituals "Set Down Servant," "Witness," "All My Trials" with a lovely solo by Mary Jane Vanden Birge, and the deeply-felt "Benediction" by Robert C. Clatterbuck. A beautiful, inspirational collection by South Florida's finest!

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2892 00 1 CD $12.95   Mixed | Chorus | United States | A Cappella | Patriotic A Cappella
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Singers.com: Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers: The Best Of Jubilee (00 1 CD)

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Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers: The Best Of Jubilee

Siyahamba'ekukhanyet'kwenkhos
Dry Bones
Glory, Glory Hallelujah
Open The Window Noah
He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
Hallelujah! (Been Down Into The Sea)
Sometimes I feel Like A Motherless Child
Oh Mary Don't You Weep
Jesus Lay Your Head in da Winder
The Word Was God
Oh Make Me Holy
All My Trials
Walk Together Children
John the Revelator
Rocka My Soul

An LA-born native Californian, Albert McNeil earned Bachelors and Masters degrees at UCLA and did his doctorate studies at USC, the Westminster Choir College of Princeton and the Univ. of Lausanne, Switzerland. He has been conducting groups and church choirs for most of his adult life, and has dedicated himself to upholding a tradition of choral excellence as Founder/Director of the McNeil Jubilee Singers in 1968. Since then the Singers have earned international acclaim for their vast repertoire of African-American folk music, focusing on the rich genre known as Negro Spirituals as well as gospel, secular folk songs, calypsos and other African-Caribbean and African vocal forms. Their repertory also consists of concert works by distinguished African-American composers and arrangers along with Classical Opera, Sacred Music and Musical Theater. The 15 selections in "Best of Jubilee" draw on the best performances of one of the most honored choral ensembles. It's understandably hard to pick favorites, but the South African freedom song "Siyahamba'ekukhanuen'kwenkhos" (We are marching in the light of God), "Glory, Glory Hallelujah," "Open the Window, Noah," "Hallelujah! (Been Down Into The Sea)," "Oh, Mary Don't You Weep," "Oh Make Me Holy," "All My Trials," "Walk Together Children" and "Rocka My Soul" are particularly fine. Inspirational and moving songs, every one the best of the best!

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2893 00 1 CD $14.98   Mixed | Ensemble | United States | A Cappella | Gospel Group Harmony CDs
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Singers.com: Allison's Sacred Harp Singers: Heaven's My Home (00 1 CD)

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Allison's Sacred Harp Singers: Heaven's My Home

The Heavenly Port
Bound for Canaan
The Old Ship of Zion
Exhilaration
Antioch
Sweet Rivers
Hallelujah
The Golden Harp
Traveling Pilgrim
Jewett
Pisgan
Sweet Prospect
Weeping Pilgrim
Sweet Canaan
Penick
The Morning Trumpet
Ester
I'm a Long Time Traveling Away from Home
I Belong to This Band
Sweet Morning
Heaven's My Home

The 1927-1928 recordings by J.T. Allison's ensemble are rare instances of the convergence of two important cultural movements of the southeastern U.S.-the emerging country music recording industry and the tradition of singing religious folk music from shape-note tunebooks. The Allisons recorded music directly from "The Sacred Harp," compiled in Georgia in 1844, which used musical notes in 4 shapes, representing degrees of the musical scale, to aid in learning and reading religious music. The emphasis of this music is large public gatherings, where throngs of singers gather for an intense musical and spiritual experience-everyone comes to sing and there is no discernable audience. 21 songs, lightly accompanied, richly harmonic and sincerely sung by non-professional, but certainly competent, singers: "The Heavenly Port," "The Old Ship of Zion," "Sweet Rivers," "The Golden Harp," "Jewett," "Pisgah," "Sweet Prospect," "The Morning Trumpet," "Ester," "I'm A Long Time Traveling Away From Home," "I Belong to this Band," "Sweet Morning" and "Heaven's My Home." Although its use declined over the 19th century, we love "Home" and the other shape-note recordings we've heard. Rich history and photos in the extensive liner notes booklet.

3034 00 1 CD $15.95   Mixed | Ensemble | United States | A Cappella | Shapenote Music
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Singers.com: Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers: Best of Jubilee Vol 2 (00 1 CD)

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Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers: Best of Jubilee Vol 2

Ev'ry Time I Feel The Spirit
Fix Me Jesus
The Word Was God
I Will Arise And Go To Jesus
Lit'le Lamb, Lit'le Lamb
I Know I've Been Changed
Lord, We Give Thanks To Thee
Somebody's Knockin' On Yo' Do'
This Little Light Of Mine
John, The Revelator
My Long White Robe
See Datee Babe
Lit'l Boy
Wonderful Counselor

The 21 mixed-voice singers of Director Albert McNeil sing the powerful, emotion-packed spirituals that have been sung, recorded, rearranged and interpreted, and re-recorded for over 150 years. In these14 songs we have a mixture of the simplicity and complexity of arrangements by Moses Hogan, Jester Hairston, Lena McLinn and Albert McNeil, to the unique settings of young composers and arrangers like Stacey Gibbs, Richard Jackson and Augustus O. Hill. Undine Smith Moore's "Lord We Give Thanks to Thee" was written as a tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the founding of Fisk University's original Jubilee Singers. Hogan's "Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit," Hill's "Fix Me Jesus," McLinn's "Lit'le Lamb, Lit'le Lamb," Gibbs' "Somebody's Knockin' At Yo' Do'" and "See Dat Babe," McNeil's dynamic "John the Revelator" and Hairston's joyous "Wonderful Counselor" are particularly fine. Authentic, timeless music sung with passion and fire by one of the great Gospel ensembles!

3054 00 1 CD $14.98   Mixed | Ensemble | United States | A Cappella | Gospel Group Harmony CDs
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Singers.com: Johnny Mann Singers: Nearer My God to Thee (00 1 CD)

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Johnny Mann Singers: Nearer My God to Thee

Nearer My God To Thee
Faith Of Our Fathers
Fairest Lord Jesus
We Plow The Fields
Shadows Of The Evening
The Church's One Foundation
Hark Hark My Soul
Hosanna
Abide With Me
The Star Spangled Banner
Now The Day is Over

Johnny Mann paid some serious dues, boasting 39 albums arranged and conducted for his Singers, a 3-year stint on national tv on Chevrolet's "Stand Up and Cheer," 5 nominations and two Grammies merely scratch the iceberg of this man's musical resume. "Nearer" is a collection of 10 hymns plus "The Star Spangled Banner," and it lets you know immediately that here is a deep, talented ensemble, trained and directed by a master arranger, and every song touches us, no matter how many times we may have heard it before. Listen to the sweet tenor solo on "Fairest Lord Jesus," the harmonies on "Shadows of the Evening," "The Church is One Foundation," the title tune, "Hark, Hark My Soul," "Hosanna" and "Now the Day is Over." This is how these hymns should be directed and sung, and, forgive us, Johnny was the Mann who could make it happen!

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3063 00 1 CD $14.98   Mixed | Ensemble | United States | A Cappella | Contemporary Christian CDs
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Singers.com: Swingle Singers: Ticket To Ride (00 1 CD)

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Swingle Singers: Ticket To Ride

Song Name   Arranger
Ticket To Ride   Alexander L'Estrange
Penny Lane   Jonathan Rathbone
Revolution   Mark Williams
Day Tripper   Jonathan Rathbone
Norwegian Wood   Mark Williams
Birthday   Alexander L'Estrange
Lady Madonna   C. Canning
Yesterday   Ben Parry
Strawberry Fields Forever   A. Gray
Drive My Car   S. Lesley
Blackbird / I Will   Jonathan Rathbone
When I'm Sixty-Four   Ward Swingle
The Fool On The Hill   Jonathan Rathbone
All My Loving   Jonathan Rathbone
I Am The Walrus   Jonathan Rathbone
Goodnight   Mark Williams

Produced by Alexander L'Estrange / John Milner

While the Swingles first won acclaim for their arrangements of Bach fugues, they have been performing Beatles songs as part of their live concerts for many years. Though Ward is no longer part of the eight-voice mixed ensemble, he acts as musical advisor, and the group continues on, revitalized by fresh new talent. A record of all-Beatles material is surely a natural! The aural landscape designed by the Beatles, with George Martin at the helm, is ably reproduced here, entirely a cappella, of course. Some adaptations swear almost complete allegiance to the originals, but others, such as "Norwegian Wood," embellish with subtle, yet distinct tonal flavors. The tempo of "Lady Madonna" is gently suppressed, with harmonic emphasis on the seventh. "All My Loving" is a sweetly earnest ballad. "Ticket To Ride" shows the Swingle Singers ready to meet the 21st century, with a winning mix of the old and the new.

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3355 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | 8 Members | England | A Cappella | Vocal Jazz CDs
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Singers.com: The Staple Singers: Best of The Staple Singers (Songbook)

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The Staple Singers: Best of The Staple Singers

Be What You Are
City In The Sky
Heavy Makes You Happy
I'll Take You There
If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)
Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)
My Main Man (He's My Main Man)
Oh La De Da
Respect Yourself
This World
Touch A Hand, Make A Friend
You've Got To Earn It

This folio features 12 soulful songs from these Gospel and R&B legends.

4011 Songbook $16.95   58 Pages | Softcover | 9 x 12 | Solo |
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Postcards (01 Songbook)

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King's Singers: Postcards

Song Name   Arranger
Arirang   Bob Chilcott
Pokarekare Ana   Keith Roberts
The Oak and the Ash   Gordan Langford
Botany Bay   Robert Rice
Es dunkelt schon in die Heide   Gordan Langford
O My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose   Simon Carrington
El Vito   Miguel Esteban
Little David, Play on Your Harp   Keith Roberts

In their travels, the King's Singers have amassed a wonderful collection of songs from countries around the world that they regularly visit. Featured on their album, Postcards, here are several of their favorites. Bon voyage! Includes: Arirang (Korea), Pokarekare Ana (New Zealand), The Oak and the Ash (England), Botany Bay (Australia), Es dunkelt schon in der Heide (Germany), O My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose (Scotland), El Vito (Andalusia), Little David, Play on Your Harp (America).

4185 01 Songbook $8.95   90 Pages | Softcover | 7 x 10 | Ensemble | England | SATBBB | A Cappella
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Singers.com: Singers Unlimited: Christmas (00 1 CD)

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Singers Unlimited: Christmas

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Deck The Halls   Gene Puerling
Ah Bleak & Chill The Wintry Wind   Gene Puerling
Bright, Bright The Holly Berries   Alfred Burt   Gene Puerling
Jesu Parvule   Alfred Burt   Gene Puerling
Caroling, Caroling   Alfred Burt   Gene Puerling
What Are The Signs   Alfred Burt   Gene Puerling
Nigh Bethlehem   Alfred Burt   Gene Puerling
While By My Sheep   Gene Puerling
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear   Gene Puerling
Silent Night   Gene Puerling
Joy To The World   Gene Puerling
Wassail Song   Gene Puerling
Carol Of The Russian Children   Gene Puerling
Good King Wenceslas   Gene Puerling
Coventry Carol   Gene Puerling
Oh Come All Ye Faithful   Gene Puerling
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas   Gene Puerling

This 1972 recording continues to set musical precedent almost thirty years later. The combined voices of Don Shelton, Len Dresslar, Bonnie Herman and Gene Puerling are a sound so distinctive and recognizable that they have yet to be improved. From the six Alfred Burt carols to "Deck The Halls," "Good King Wenceslas" and Oh, Come All Ye Faithful," each song is beautifully constructed, a marriage of the traditional with the inimitable personality of Gene Puerling's arrangements. The result is accessible enough for the mainstream listener, and will also satisfy those hungry for heartier fare. Bonnie Herman frequently assumes the lead vocal duties, as on "Carol For Russian Children," her warm tone a sunbeam on a wintry day - listen to the pedal note (uncharacteristically in the treble part) she holds during the coda - amazing color and control. One of our most recommended selections.

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4203 00 1 CD $14.95   Mixed | 4 Members | United States | A Cappella | Vintage Christmas
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Tavener - Requiem for Father Malachy / Canciones Espanolas (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers: Tavener - Requiem for Father Malachy / Canciones Espanolas

Song Name   Composer
Si la noche se hace oscura   John Tavener
Prelude   John Tavener
Pastorcico, non te aduermas   John Tavener
dime a do tienes las mientes   John Tavener
pase el agua ma julieta. Danza.   John Tavener
Canto   John Tavener
Interlude   John Tavener
Rosa das Rosas. Cantiga de Santa Maria   John Tavener
Maravillosos et Piadosos. Cantiga de Santa Maria   John Tavener
Tres morias m'enamoram   John Tavener
Postlude   John Tavener
Haceme vivir penada   John Tavener
Requiem Aeternam   John Tavener
Kyrie Eleison   John Tavener
Dies Irae   John Tavener
Offertorium   John Tavener
Sanctus   John Tavener
Hosanna   John Tavener
Agnus Dei   John Tavener
Libera me   John Tavener

Legendary performances on CD for the first time. Described by Gramophone as possessing an "impeccably manicured vocal blend, enchanting the ear from first to last note," The King's Singers maintain the highest caliber of a cappella performance and continue to be one of the most sought-after and critically acclaimed vocal ensembles in the world. Recognition of that fact was underlined by a prestigious Grammy Award in the 2009 ceremony.

4218 00 1 CD $15.95   5 x 8 | Male | Ensemble | England | A Cappella | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Elora Festival Singers: Morton Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium O Natu Lux (00 1 CD)

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Elora Festival Singers: Morton Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium O Natu Lux

Song Name   Composer
O nata lux   Morten Lauridsen
Ov'e, lass', il bel viso   Morten Lauridsen
Quando son piu lontan   Morten Lauridsen
Amor, lo sento l'alma   Morten Lauridsen
Io piango   Morten Lauridsen
Luci serene e chiare   Morten Lauridsen
Se per havervi, oime   Morten Lauridsen
En une seul fleur   Morten Lauridsen
Contre qui, rose   Morten Lauridsen
De ton reve trop plein   Morten Lauridsen
La rose complete/ Dirait-on   Morten Lauridsen
Lament for Pasiphae   Morten Lauridsen
Like Snow   Morten Lauridsen
She Tells Her Love While Half Asleep   Morten Lauridsen
Mid-Winter Waking   Morten Lauridsen
Intercession in late October   Morten Lauridsen
O magnum mysterium   Morten Lauridsen

Directed by Noel Edison

Morten Lauridsen is America's preeminent composer of choral music. Characterized by long, arching and highly expressive lines, his works are enjoyed by performers and audiences worldwide. O nata lux, perhaps Lauridsen's most popular work, is a serene evocation of heavenly light, while the searingly intense and technically demanding Madrigali inhabit a more feverish and earthy realm. The refined Les Chansons des Roses employ a design reminiscent of the formal gardens, filled with roses, found in the grounds of the great French chateaux. The unforgettable final movement is the now-famous Dirait-on. The Mid-Winter Songs for chorus and piano are a stunning example of compositional virtuosity. O magnum mysterium, for a cappella chorus, is a setting of a Christmas text that has inspired composers from Victoria to Poulenc.

4223 00 1 CD $9.95   Mixed | Chorus | Canada | | Canadian Choral Recordings
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Singers.com: Elora Festival Singers: Arvo Part - Music for Unaccompanied Choir (00 1 CD)

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Elora Festival Singers: Arvo Part - Music for Unaccompanied Choir

Song Name   Composer
O Jesus Son of God, Have Mercy Upon Us   Arvo Part
O Most Holy Birth-giver of God, Save Us   Arvo Part
O Holy Saint Nicholas, Pray to God for Us   Arvo Part
Tribute to Caesar   Arvo Part
Nunc Dimittis   Arvo Part
Ode VII   Arvo Part
I am the True Vine   Arvo Part
The Woman with the Alabaster Box   Arvo Part
Dopo la Vittoria   Arvo Part
Bogoroditse Djevo   Arvo Part

Directed by Noel Edison

During the past 20 years, Arvo Part has consolidated his reputation as one of the most significant contemporary composers with a sequence of magnificent sacred choral works. Dating from between 1990 and 2001, the works on this recording exemplify Part's mature idiom at its most harmonically expressive. If Triodion represents his music at its starkest and most unadorned, Kanon Pokajanen, the composer's largest work after the 1982 St John Passion (Naxos 8.555860), is music of a dark-hued and intensely felt contemplation. Part's emotionally-charged Bogorditse Djvo, is a vibrant tribute to the Virgin Mary.

4226 00 1 CD $9.95   Mixed | Chorus | Canada | A Cappella | Mixed Choirs CDs
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Singers.com: King's Singers: From The Heart (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers: From The Heart

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
My Heart Is A Holy Place   Patricia Van Ness
Conceit   Graham Lack
Pie Jesu   John Brunning   Philiip Lawson
Out of the Woods   Sinead Lohan/Nickel Creek   Philiip Lawson
Hallelujah   Leonard Cohen   Philiip Lawson

An eclectic mix of five modern songs on an EP. "My heart is a holy place" - Patricia Van Ness has rearranged and extended the beautiful 'Cor meum est templum sacrum' for The King's Singers to become 'My heart is a holy place'. "Conceit" - A haunting piece written for The King's Singers in 2009 by Graham Lack with text by writer/poet Mervyn Peake, in which things may not always be as they first appear. "Pie Jesu" - British classical radio presenter and former rock guitarist, John Brunning, wrote a simple setting of 'Pie Jesu' three years ago, and it became an instant hit in the UK. "Out of the Woods" - Bluegrass band Nickel Creek's song. 'Out of the Woods' has great harmonies, a wonderful folksy melody and a mesmeric improvisation section. Arranged by Philip Lawson. "Hallelujah" - One of a huge number of hit songs from the Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, arranged here by Philip Lawson.

4233 00 1 CD $9.95   5 x 8 | Male | Ensemble | England | A Cappella | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: University of Utah Singers: The Cloths of Heaven (00 1 CD)

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University of Utah Singers: The Cloths of Heaven

Song Name   Composer
All That Hath Life and Breath, Praise Ye the Lord!   Rene Clausen
Set Me as a Seal   Rene Clausen
The Cloths of Heaven   Hawley
The Uncertainty of the Poet   Franklin
Io Son La Primavera   Hawley
Harvester's Song   Berger
Os justi meditabiture sapientiam   Anton Bruckner
I Saw a Stranger Yeste'en   Avshalamov
Eli, Eli!   Deak-Bardos
God So Loved the World   Chilcott
Vamuvamba   Mganga
Clementine   Earnest
Dan-u-el   Kirke Mechem
La nit en mer   Badings
La complainte des ames   Badings
Soir d'ete   Eric Whitacre
Temuna   Eric Whitacre
Kala kalla   Eric Whitacre
Larov   Eric Whitacre
Eyze sheleg!   Eric Whitacre
Rakut   Eric Whitacre
Jubilate Deo   Miskinis
Ave Verum Corpus   Imant Raminsh
Witness   Halloran
Soon and Very Soon   Dillworth
Hallelujah!   Sund

Directed by Brady R. Allred

Featuring repertoire from the Singers' 2007-2008 season, "The Cloths of Heaven" is the choir's ninth release. The CD includes Anton Bruckner's classic motet "Os justi meditabitur sapientiam," Eric Whitacre's beautiful "Five Hebrew Love Songs," and the world premiere of William Hawley's "The Cloths of Heaven," which was commissioned by the choir. Choral music fans will also find spirituals, gospel music, and sacred and secular music from all over the world.

4240 00 1 CD $15.95   Mixed | Chorus | United States |
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Singers.com: University of Utah Singers: Carol of Joy (00 1 CD)

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University of Utah Singers: Carol of Joy

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Here We Come A-Caroling   Adams
Ding Dong Merrily on High   Allred
Were You There on That Christmas Night?   Sleeth
Hallelu   Stephen Paulus
El Rorro (The Babe)   Van
Wihnachten   Mndelssohn-Bartholdy
Sing We Now of Christmas   Prentice
Room in the Inn   Watkins   Yorgason
Baby, What You Goin' to Be?   Sleeth
The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy    DeCormier
Love Came Down at Christmas   John Rutter
Mary's Lullaby   John Rutter
What Sweeter Music Can We Bring?   Nestor
In Silent Night   Southall
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming   Michael Praetorius
'Round the Glory Manger   Scott
Go Tell It on the Mountain    Mabry
Silent Night   Polay
Jingle Bells    Langford
Cowboy Carol    Sargent
The Secret of Christmas   Van Heusen   Staheli/Rose
We Need a Little Christmas, from "Mame"   Staheli/Allred
Carol of Joy   Dan Forrest

Directed by Brady R. Allred

"Carol of Joy," is the University of Utah Singers' third Christmas album, recorded in Libby Gardner Concert Hall and featuring the Singers from both the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 seasons. Including arrangements of traditional carols, such as "Silent Night," "Go Tell It on the Mountain," and "We Need a Little Christmas" and pieces by familiar composers Natalie Sleeth and John Rutter, the music will warm your heart and fill your home with the spirit of the holiday.

4241 00 1 CD $15.95   Mixed | Chorus | United States | | Mixed Choir Christmas CDs
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Singers.com: University of Utah Singers: How Can I Keep From Singing? (00 1 CD)

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University of Utah Singers: How Can I Keep From Singing?

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
How Can I Keep From Singing?   Staheli
The Eyes of All Hope in Thee   Felciano
Rejoice in the Lord   Hodkinson
La Rose Complete   Morten Lauridsen
Dirait-on   Morten Lauridsen
When David Heard   Eric Whitacre
Elijah Rock   Moses Hogan
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands   Ray Liebau
I'm Gonna Sing   Hunter
Rocky Top   Traditional
Amazing Grace   Coates Jr.
Down in the Valley   Smith
Old Dan Tucker   Ipson
Where is Love   Puerling
Shout Glory   Smith
Sing a Song of Sixpence   Rutter
Alouette   Sund
Comment ne pas Chanter?   Staheli

Directed by Brady R. Allred

This CD represents a compilation of repertoire from the Singers' 2007 European Tour, including "La Rose Complete" and "Dirait-on" by Morten Lauridsen, "When Daivid Heard" by Eric Whitacre, "Elijah Rock" by Moses Hogan, "Where is Love" arr. by Gene Puerling, "How Can I Keep from Singing?" in both English and French, arr. by Ronald Staheli, as well as Europe folk songs such as "Sing a Song of Sixpence" arr. by John Rutter.

4269 00 1 CD $15.95   Mixed | Chorus | United States | A Cappella
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Singers.com: University of Utah Singers: Alleluia: Sacred Choral Music (00 1 CD)

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University of Utah Singers: Alleluia: Sacred Choral Music

The Singing Heart
Sing a Mighty Song
Set Me as a Seal
Prayer of St. Francis
My Song in the Night
Laudate Nomen
The Eyes of All Hope in Thee
Jesus, Once of Humble Birth
God So Loved the World
E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come
Behold, This Is The Way
Glory to God in the Highest
The Lord's Prayer
Alleluia
Not One Sparrow is Forgotten
All That Hath Life and Vreath Praise Ye the Lord!
The Is and Old Belief
How Can I Keep From Singing
The Road Home
Pilgrim's Hymn
Peace Like a River

Directed by Brady R. Allred

Dr. Brady R. Allred, winner of the coveted Conductor's Prize, conducts the Univ. of Utah Singers, about 45 mixed voices first organized in 2003. Known around the world for "exquisite choral singing," the group has won top honors in major festivals, such as Grand Prizes at the Florilege Vocal de Tours International Choir Competition and the European Grand Prix International Choir Competition. They have also won awards for performances of their commissioned pieces. "Alleluia" has 21 selections, with familiar songs like the traditional "Peace Like a River," "My Song in the Night," Paul Manz' "E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come," and the traditional tunes "How Can I Keep From Singing" and "Jesus, Once of Humble Birth." Less familiar, but equally lovely, are a pair by Rene Clausen, "Set Me as a Seal" and "All Ye That Hath Life and Breath Praise The Lord;" a pair by Bob Chilcott, "The Singing Heart" and "God So Loved The World;" Daniel Gawthrop's "Sing A Mighty Song," Allen Pote's "Prayer of St. Francis," and a pair by Stephen Paulus, "The Road Home" and "Peace Like A River." The Singers have a rich, angelic sound, and the often difficult material is performed with effortless grace and beauty!

4270 00 1 CD $15.95   Mixed | Chorus | United States | A Cappella | Mixed Choirs CDs
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Singers.com: East Carolina University Chamber Singers: Eternal Light (00 1 CD)

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East Carolina University Chamber Singers: Eternal Light

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Hymn to the Creator of Light   John Rutter
O Thou Great Power in Whom I Move   Anthony Maglione
Veni Sancte Spiritus    Mark G. Sirett
Ave Maria    Cary Boyce
Cedit, Hyems (Be Gone, Winter!)   Abbie Betinis
O quam gloriosum   Howard Helvey
De profundis   Ildebrando Pizzetti
Agnus Dei   Egil Hovland
Qui tollis peccata mundi   Egil Hovland
Miserere nobis   Egil Hovland
Dona nobis pacem   Egil Hovland
I've Been in the Storm So Long   Jefferey L. Ames
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen   Gail B. Poch
Eternal Light   Leo Sowerby

Directed by Daniel Bara

The 45-strong, mixed-voice ECUCS, under the baton of multiple-award-winning Daniel Bara, is the most selective of four university choral ensembles at Greenville, NC's East Carolina University. The Singers have been invited to perform at numerous ACDA conventions and toured extensively in the United States. These 14 songs, with some accompaniment by Bassoon, Clarinet and Flute, showcase the marvelous choral tone of one of America's great university choirs. Some favorites are John Rutter's Hymn to the Creator of Light," Mark G. Sirett's "Veni, Sancte Spiritus," Howard Helvey's "O quam gloriosum," Egil Hovland's 4-part "Agnus Dei," the Spirituals "I've Been in the Storm So Long" and "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen;" and Leo Sowerby's title tune. The wonderful vocals of this rich collection are enhanced by the beautiful acoustics of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Greenville.

4271 00 1 CD $16.95   Mixed | Chorus | United States
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Christmas Songbook ()

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King's Singers: Christmas Songbook

Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Arr. Alexander L'Estrange)
In the Bleak Midwinter (Arr. Alexander L'Estrange)
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Still, Still, Still
Carol of the Bells
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Frosty vs Rudolph, the Re-Boot
White Christmas
Ding Dong! Merrily on High
The First Nowell
Sleigh Ride
The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot
Silent Night
Winter Wonderland
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
We Wish You a Merry Christmas

World-renowned a cappella group The King's Singers follow their recent Great American Songbook album with the Christmas equivalent, on a disc that pays homage to the group's roots whilst acknowledging their current passion for swing. Traditional favourites such as ", "In the bleak midwinter," and the beautiful Austrian carol "Still, Still, Still," jockey for position amongst modern-day classics like "Winter Wonderland," "Frosty the Snowman" and "Sleigh Ride." All are presented in new arrangements by some of the group's favourite arrangers: Berty Rice, Keith Roberts and Alexander L'Estrange.

4312 $16.95   Male | Ensemble | England
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Singers.com: Swingle Singers: Keyboard Classics (00 1 CD)

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Swingle Singers: Keyboard Classics

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
'C Major Praeludium'    Vivaldi / Bach   Ben Parry
Prelude in F Minor   Vivaldi / Bach   Ward Swingle
Largo   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Three-Part Invention    Johann Sebastian Bach   Jonathan Rathbone
Fugue in D Minor   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Fugue in E Minor   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
'Harmonious Blacksmith' Variations    George Frideric Handel   Ward Swingle
Fugue (from the Estro Harmonico, op.3, no.11)    Vivaldi   Ward Swingle
Rondo alla Turca   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   Jonathan Rathbone
'Moonlight Sonata'    Beethoven   Joanna Forbes
Prelude (op.28, no.4 in E Minor)   Joanna Forbes
Etude (op.25, no.9)    Chopin   A. Gray
Hungarian Dance No. 5    Johannes Brahms   Mark Williams
Clair de Lune   Debussy   Ward Swingle
Golliwog's Cake Walk    Debussy   Ben Parry
Gymnopedie No.1   Satie   Ward Swingle

A compilation recording featuring the best of Swingles' past and present. The Swingles are a top attraction at concert halls throughout the world, and their purely vocal arrangements of famous works from composers such as J.S. Bach, Handel, Mozart, Vivaldi, Brahms, Beethoven and Satie are a Swingles trademark. They were a sensation when the group first popularized the concept in the 1960's. Half of the arrangements on this CD are by founder Ward Swingle, including "Fugue In D Minor" and "Clair De Lune," with the remainder balanced between Ben Parry, Jonathan Rathbone, Mark Williams, Andrew Gray and current musical director, Joanna Forbes. The four male and four female voices that animate these hallmarks of European classical tradition have a modern grace and elegance, and the sound is spacious, open and fluid. These are new a cappella recorded versions of the classic repertoire.

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4315 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | 8 Members | England | A Cappella | Vocal Jazz CDs
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Singers.com: Swingle Singers: Jazz Sebastian Bach Vol II (00 1 CD)

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Swingle Singers: Jazz Sebastian Bach Vol II

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Vivace   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Prelude and Fugue No. 10 in E minor   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Choral   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Gavotte   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C major   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Fugue in G major   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Adagio   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Prelude and Fugue No. 3 in C sharp major   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Choral   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Fugue No. 21 in B flat major   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle

Produced by Ward Swingle

This CD is a real treat for Swingles fans, as well as those just getting turned on to them, the original French Swingle Singers, featuring Ward himself doing all the arrangements and singing with the group! For those who are new to the Swingles, these are classic Bach pieces performed incredibly, unbelievably by voices only, singing in a seamless "scat-singing" style. Since their first record these 8 singers became, if possible, even more polished and refined in the years that separated the two volumes the Swingles were voted "Best Vocal Group in the World" several times. These are some of their best-known works: from the Fugue in G Major for organ, to the Concerto in D minor for 2 violins, the Choral from the Cantata BMV 147 to the Prelude in C major. Don't be misled by the names, this is all a cappella, with the exception of almost imperceptible drums. In the liner notes we find fascinating little odds and ends about the 10 pieces and such details as an "Ave Maria" being slipped into the score here or there. But know that this is marvelously original and inventive music and that the Swingles have remained true to the spirit that Bach instilled in his works, a profoundly human fervor and a joyously optimistic faith. As we know Johan Sebastian would, enjoy!

4443 00 1 CD $14.98   Mixed | 8 Members | A Cappella | Vocal Jazz CDs
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Singers.com: Swingle Singers: Christmastime (00 1 CD)

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Swingle Singers: Christmastime

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Jingle Bells    J. Pierpont   Ward Swingle
Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant    Ward Swingle
Es Ist Ein Ros' Entsprungen   Michael Praetorius   Ward Swingle
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen   Ward Swingle
The First Nowell    Ward Swingle
Go Tell It On the Mountain   Ward Swingle
Sill Nacht, Heilige Nacht   Mohr, Gruber   Ward Swingle
Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly   Ward Swingle
What Child is This?   Ward Swingle
O Jul Med Din Glede    Ward Swingle
Komt, Verwondert U Hier Mensen    Ward Swingle
Away In A Manger    Ward Swingle
Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes    Ward Swingle
Oh Tannenbaum    Ward Swingle
Bel Astre Que J'Adore    Ward Swingle
El Noi De La Mare    Ward Swingle
Hanej, Nynej, Jezisku   Ward Swingle
Canzone Dei Zampognari    Ward Swingle
We Three Kings of Orient Are    Ward Swingle
The Holly and the Ivy    J. Hopkins   Ward Swingle
La Peregrinacion    A. Ramirez   Ward Swingle
White Christmas    Irving Berlin   Ward Swingle
Stchedrivka    Ward Swingle
Dag Visen    Dag Visen   Ward Swingle
O Sanctissima    Ward Swingle

Produced by Ward Swingle

Well, isn't this a treat! From the beginning of "the French Swingles" 10 years was spent touring. Between tours they recorded 12 albums, moving chronologically from Bach and Handel to Telemann, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and some early 20th Century Spanish composers. In between, there was a Christmas album and one with the Modern Jazz Quartet. They were all done in that traditional jazz-classic mode: scatting to a light rhythmic background. What we have in our hands is a CD release of that Christmas album, "Noels Sans Passeport" which was released in America as "Christmastime" in 1968. This is an international work par excellence which features songs from America, France, Germany, Norway, Holland, Spain, Russia, Italy, and Denmark. As all of the Swingle's work in those early days, the tunes were scatted so no language lessons are required. There isn't much that hasn't been written already about the group, but if you are a Swingle's fan this is a must and if you've never been introduced, now is the time for they were, and are, one of the most important groups in the world of a cappella music. Joyeux Noel!

4455 00 1 CD $11.95   Mixed | 8 Members | A Cappella | Vocal Jazz Christmas CDs
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Singers.com: Swingle Singers: Live In Japan (00 1 CD)

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Swingle Singers: Live In Japan

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
September Song (Weil - Anderson)   Ward Swingle
Alabama Song (Weil - Brecht)   Ward Swingle
Mack The Knife (Weil - Brecht)   Ward Swingle
Largo   Ward Swingle
Badinerie (Bach)   Ward Swingle
Air On The G String (Bach)   Ben Parry
Ticket To Ride   Alexander L'Estrange
A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Procul Harum)   Jonathan Rathbone
Ave Maria (Gounod - Bach)   Ward Swingle
The Fool On The Hill   Jonathan Rathbone
Bohemian Rhapsody (Mercury)   R. Williams
Little Drummer Boy (Davis)   R. Weston
Away In A Manger (Traditional)   W. Nieper
Christmas Medley (Smith - Gillespie)   Ward Swingle
Amazing Grace (Traditional)    Joanna Forbes
White Christmas   Irving Berlin   Jonathan Rathbone
Introduction To 1812 Overture (
1812 Overture (Tchaikovsky)   Jonathan Rathbone
Thank you
Theme From Mission Impossible (Schifrin)   Mark Williams
Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat   Jonathan Rathbone

Produced by Joanna Forbes / John Milner

The Swingle Singers, Ann De Renais, soprano 1, Joanna Forbes, soprano 2, Sarah Simmonds, Alto 1, Wendy Nieper, alto 2, Andrew Gray, Tenor 1, Richard Eteson, Tenor 2, Jeremy Sadler, Bass 1 and Patrick Ardagh-Walter, Bass 2, and this is another of their very popular live albums. We can feel ourselves in the audience in December 2000, the elusive "tingle factor" in the air, as the group takes 21 classic tunes and proceeds to nail them, as only the Swingles can, one by one: "September Song," "Alabama Song," "Mack The Knife," "Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat," "Largo," "Badinerie," "Air on the G String," "Ticket to Ride," Procul Harum's "Whiter Shade Of Pale," "Ave Maria," "The Fool on the Hill," Queen's amazing "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Little Drummer Boy," "Away in a Manger," "Christmas Medley," "Amazing Grace," "White Christmas," "Intro to 1812 Overture," "1812 Overture," "September Song," "Thank You" and "Theme from Mission Impossible." Great music, incomparable singing!

Listen to Bohemian Rhapsody in RealAudio.

4460 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | 8 Members | England | A Cappella | Vocal Jazz CDs
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Singers.com: Swingle Singers: Mood Swings (00 1 CD)

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Swingle Singers: Mood Swings

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
So What    M. Davis   Bertrand Groeger
Surfboard   A. Jobim   Ward Swingle
Insensatez    A. Jobim   Ward Swingle
The Girl From Ipanema    A. Jobim   Joanna Forbes
Milonga del Angel    A. Piazzolla   Ward Swingle
A Time For Love    J. Mandel   Alexander L'Estange
A Timeless Place    J. Rowles   Alexander L'Estange
What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life?    M. Mergman   Ward Swingle
Have You Met Miss Jones?    Rodgers, Hart   Alexander L'Estange
My Funny Valentine    Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart /    Jonathan Rathbone
The Lady is a Tramp   Rodgers / Hart   Tom Bullard
Just One Of Those Things   Cole Porter   Ward Swingle
My Foolish Heart    Washington / Young   Mark Williams
All The Things You Are    Jerome Kern   Ward Swingle
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)   Duke Ellington   Ben Parry
Soul Bossa Nova    Quincy Jones   Alexander L'Estrange

Produced by Alexander L'Estrange

The Swingles' discography boasts a stylistic diversity unmatched by any other a cappella group--from Mozart to madrigals, Bach to the Beatles, folk songs to fugues and film themes, but "Mood" focuses on their forte: jazz. These eight gifted singers have a symbiotic relationship with some of the best arrangers in the world, Ward Swingle, Bertrand Groeger, Alexander L'Estrange, Jonathan Rathbone and others. "Mood" begins with Miles Davis's "So What," which is followed by a brilliant selection of 1960s Latin jazz, "Surfboard," Jobim's "Insensatez" and "The Girl From Ipanema" (The best version we've heard), and "Milonga del Angel." Three moody jazz ballads, "A Time For Love," "The Peacocks" and "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" follow. Then three Richard Rodgers classics, "Have You Met Miss Jones?," "My Funny Valentine" and "The Lady Is A Tramp." Then come four classic 30s and 40s standards: "Just One of those Things," "My Foolish Heart," "All The Things You Are" and "It Don't Mean A Thing," finishing with Quincy Jones' 1966 hit, "Soul Bossa Nova" (from Austin Powers). Our favorite is the stunning 60s Latin Jazz section, which we hope they devote a whole CD to, but every song is a finely-crafted jewel. "Mood Swings" swings us into a jazz mood and never lets us go. Listen to the vocal trumpet solo on "The Lady Is a Tramp"--it's almost unnecessary, because the soprano voices are already doing soaring jazz trumpet riffs throughout the song. This is breathtaking proof of our contention that the Swingles are the best at whatever style they choose to sing - simply perfect! Highly recommended.

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4470 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | 8 Members | England | A Cappella | Vocal Jazz CDs
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Singers.com: Swingle Singers: Going Baroque (00 1 CD)

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Swingle Singers: Going Baroque

Grammy Winner 1964 - Best Performance By A Chorus

Song Name   Arranger
Badinerie - Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Aria And Variations: "The Harmonious Blacksmith" (Handel)   Ward Swingle
Giga- Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Largo (Bach)   Ward Swingle
Prelude No. 19 In A Major (Bach)   Ward Swingle
Praeambulum (Bach)   Ward Swingle
Fugue (Vivaldi)   Ward Swingle
Allegro (Handel)   Ward Swingle
Prelude No. 7 In E Flat Major (Bach)   Ward Swingle
Solfegietto In C Minor (CPE Bach)   Ward Swingle
Der Fruehling (Spring) WF Bach)   Ward Swingle
Prelude No. 24 In B Minor (Bach)   Ward Swingle

Produced by Ward Swingle

Ward Swingle's Swingle Singers were formed in 1962, and stepped into the vocal jazz spotlight bigtime with the success of their first album, which was based entirely on Ward's groundbreaking vocal scat interpretations of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. On this their second album, seven of the 12 tunes are again by Johann - but to the Swingles, their homage could only be complete if they included by works of Johann's family and friends, composers who viewed Bach as their Master. Thus we are treated to the marvelous vocal gymnastics of the Swingles on pieces by Bach's two sons, Carl and Wilhelm, Handel (spelled "Haendel" in the liner notes) and Vivaldi. We are immediately drawn into the surprising power of Bach's "Badinerie" where the voices, accompanied by light, driving jazz snare drum, dance like frantic, harmonic dragonflies over the surface of a pond for a minute and 19 seconds and then are gone. Also fun and fast-moving are Bach's "Praeambulum," and "Solfegietto in C Minor," Handel's "Allegro" and Vivaldi's "Fugue." Particularly sweet and melodic are Bach's "Largo," based on his harpsichord concerto, and Wilhelm F. Bach's "Der Fruehling." It's easy to see why the Swingles created such a sensation with their voices-as-orchestra, push-the-envelope style, which sounds as fresh and revolutionary today. We would like to imagine Bach and friends in a heavenly music room, putting on headphones and grooving on this hip homage to their music!

4481 00 1 CD $13.98   Mixed | 8 Members | A Cappella | Vocal Jazz CDs
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Singers.com: Swingle Singers: Retrospective (00 1 CD)

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Swingle Singers: Retrospective

Fugue in D Minor (from 'The Art of Fugue' BWV 1080 by J.S. Bach)
Air (from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major BWV 1068 by J.S. Bach)
Largo (from Harpsichord Concerto in F minor BWV 1056 by J.S. Bach)
Badinerie (from Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor BWV 1067 by J.S. Bach)
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Op. K.525 by W.A. Mozart:
-Allegro
-Romanze
-Menuetto
-Rondo
En Aranjuez con tu amor (based on mvt. 2 of 'Concierto de Aranjuez' by J. Rodrigo)
Tango in D major (No. 2 from 'Espana' Op. 165 by I. Albeniz)
Romanza Espanola
Just One Of Those Things
Fascinatin' Rhythm (by G. Gershwin / B. Russo / J. Hendricks)
Sinfonia (from Partita No. 2 in C minor BWV 826 by J.S. Bach)
Solfeggietto (Wq. 117/2 by C.P.E. Bach)
Dejeuner sur l'herbe (by Pascal Zavaro)

This recording is a celebration of forty years of arguably the world's most famous and longest-running a cappella group. The current mixed-voice octet has gone back to its roots, teaming up with a world-class jazz rhythm section for this live CD to recreate both the look and sound of the original Swingles as it performs the greatest hits of the 60s and 70s, beginning and ending, of course with the composer on whose music the group was founded, J.S. Bach. The first part of the program includes 4 Bach gems, then 4 from Mozart's "Ein Kleine Nachtmusik and 3 Spanish romantic pieces like J. Rodrigo's "En Aranjuez con tu amor." Marvelous arrangements of Cole Porter's "Just One of Those Things" and Gershwin's "Fascinating Rhythm" delight us and the crowd. We get a glimpse of the Swingle's future, "Dejeuner sur l'herbe" by Parisian composer Pascal Zavaro, who is currently writing an opera with the group. As always, breathtaking, brilliant stuff from the Swingles! Highly recommended.

4530 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | 8 Members | England | A Cappella | Vocal Jazz CDs
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Singers.com: Swingle Singers: Unwrapped (00 1 CD)

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Swingle Singers: Unwrapped

Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 8
In the Bleak Midwinter
Christmas Song
River
Walking in the Air
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
O Tannenbaum
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Santa Baby
Away in a Manger
Carol of the Drum
Amazing Grace
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Last Christmas
Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Hotaru no Hikari

The Swingle Singers are comfortable in many musical genres, particularly jazz and salsa, and "Unwrapped," their second holiday album, showcases this versatility. The free-flowing, almost scattish jazz interpretation of classical music that first made them famous is evident on Corelli's "Christmas Concerto," while Darke's "In the Bleak Midwinter" is more traditional a cappella. Different, but equally powerful interpretations are given to classic Christmas songs and carols: a sexy "Santa Baby," "Let it Snow," a slow, jazzy "Away In A Manger" and John Lennon's "Happy Christmas (War is Over)." Other beloved tunes, "Christmas Song," "River," "Walking in the Air," "Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!" "O Tannenbaum," "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "Carol of the Drum," "Amazing Grace," "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Last Christmas," and "Hotaru no Hikari" are like reaching into our stocking and finding more and more cool presents. A gift to yourself or loved ones should be "Unwrapped!"

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4540 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | 8 Members | England | A Cappella | Vocal Jazz Christmas CDs
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Singers.com: Anita Kerr Singers: From Nashville... The Hits of Anita Kerr (00 1 CD)

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Anita Kerr Singers: From Nashville... The Hits of Anita Kerr

Hey Joe
My Last Date (With You)
Singing The Blues
The Old Master Painter
You Don't Know Me
Near You
Night Train to Memphis
I'll Hold You In My Heart
Bye, Bye Love
Four Walls
Oh Lonesome Me
Half As Much

Sometimes a quartet, sometimes an octet, the former Anita Jean Grilli's groups had possibly even more to do with reshaping country music from the mid-1950s to mid-1960s than Elvis and the Jordanaires. The direction in which she took country music is very clear on "From Nashville:" pop and light classics, not country. Still, these 12 bright, smooth, upbeat hits, accompanied by saxophones and massed violins are powerful and fine. Songs like "Hey, Joe," "My Last Date (With You)," "Singing the Blues," "You Don't Know Me," "The Old Master Painter," "Night Train to Memphis," "Bye, Bye Love" "Four Walls" and "Oh Lonesome Me" opened up the possibility of scoring major pop hits for country singers, and Anita was in on the ground floor of a fast-growing recording industry in Nashville. More than a period piece, "From Nashville" is country and pop music history in the making.

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4578 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Ensemble | United States | | Vocal Jazz CDs
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Singers.com: Sacramento State Vocal Jazz Singers: In The Winelight (00 1 CD)

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Sacramento State Vocal Jazz Singers: In The Winelight

Song Name   Arranger
Sing A Song of Song   Kerry Marsh
Beautiful Love   Matt Falker
Song For The Traveler   Kerry Marsh
A Midnight Voyage   Kerry Marsh
Talking To Myself   Paris Rutherford
That Old Black Magic   Kerry Marsh
In The Winelight   Kerry Marsh
Yesterdays   Paris Rutherford
Walk With Me, Lord   Kerry Marsh
In Your Eyes   Kerry Marsh
Love Is More Thicker Than Forget   Kerry Marsh

Directed by Kerry Marsh

Jazz Singers/C-Sus (Cal State University, Sacramento) is a 13 member, mixed voice jazz ensemble who show us with "In the Winelight" that they are among the elite collegiate jazz ensembles in the world. The scattish "Sing a Song of Song," the bright, clean harmonies of "Beautiful Love," the moody "Midnight Voyage," the Swing Era classic "That Old Black Magic," the soaring title tune, the bluenote "Yesterdays," the funky "Walk With Me Lord" a jazzy arrangement of Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" and a surreal "Love is more thicker than forget"-these songs are all accompanied by a very good jazz group, and all are poised and excellent!

4638 00 1 CD $14.98   Mixed | Ensemble | United States | | Vocal Jazz CDs
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Singers.com: Johnny Mann Singers: Sixties Mann (00 1 CD)

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Johnny Mann Singers: Sixties Mann

Song Name   Composer
Up Up And Away
The Girl From Ipanema
Snow
A Heartful Soul
Call Me
To Sir With Love
She Loves You
Do You Want To Know A Secret
Never My Love
Windy
Cherish
What The World Needs Now   Burt Bacharach
Do ou Know The Way To San Jose
Like to Get To know You
Mrs Robinson
My Colouring Book
The Worst That Could Happen
Day Dream
Something Stupid
Goldfinger
Monday Monday
This Is Dedicated to The One I Love
A Taste Of Honey

One of the giants of easy listening, the trademark smooth voices and gentle melody of the Singers is the sound of the pop 60s as much as the Byrds or Simon & Garfunkel. In contrast to Dr. Timothy Leary's "Turn on, tune in and drop out," the mantra of the Johnny Mann Singers, dressed in white turtlenecks and red v-neck sweaters on their weekly Chevrolet TV show, was "Stand Up and Cheer," a positive attitude that led advertisers to use their sound to sell everything from soap to cereal. Crisp, upbeat covers of top 40 standards "She Loves You," "Never My Love," "Windy," "Mrs. Robinson," "Invisible Tears," "Love Is Blue," "I'll Remember You," "Daydream," "To Sir With Love," "Cherish"-led to millions of record sales, five Grammy nominations and two Grammy winners. Their definitive recording, a superb version of Jimmy Webb's "We Can Fly! Up, Up and Away," reached #6 on the UK singles chart in the summer of 1967. Twenty three accompanied pop tunes, as bright, cheerful, romantic, and familiar as you can imagine! The smooth sound of the sixties!

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4651 00 1 CD $11.95   Mixed | Ensemble | United States |
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Singers.com: Singers Unlimited with Oscar Peterson: In Tune (00 1 CD)

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Singers Unlimited with Oscar Peterson: In Tune

Song Name   Arranger
Sesame Street   Gene Puerling
It Never Entered My Mind   Gene Puerling
Children's Game   Gene Puerling
The Gentle Rain   Gene Puerling
A Child Is Born   Gene Puerling
The Shadow of Your Smile   Gene Puerling
Catherine   Gene Puerling
Once Upon a Summertime   Gene Puerling
Here's That Rainy Day   Gene Puerling

Produced by Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer

A Classic Reissued! Legendary vocal group The Singers Unlimited, for their third album on Germany's MPS label, recorded a collaboration with the Oscar Peterson Trio. Grammy-winning arranger Gene Puerling wrote the charts and the musicians recorded this remarkable session in 1971 at the storied Villingen studios in the Black Forest. The then latest breakthroughs in studio technology, and the masterful engineer and MPS Records owner Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer, allowed the artists to overdub vocals creating the layered vocals the Singers Unlimited are famous for. Using a sixteen-track deck Brunner-Schwer had bought for the occasion, the group layered on chords, melody lines and solos which we often sung in four or eight part pieces that were later assembled almost magically. The CD sleeve includes rare photos from the session plus both the original LP liner notes and extensive new notes, including many new quotes from Puerling, by noted jazz musicologist James Gaven. A gem of a recording!

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4753 00 1 CD $11.95   Mixed | 4 Members | United States | | Vocal Jazz CDs
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Singers.com: Ray Conniff Singers: Here We Come A-Caroling (00 1 CD)

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Ray Conniff Singers: Here We Come A-Caroling

Here We Come A-Caroling
Silent Night
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Away in a Manger
Joy to the World
Adoramus Te
The Real Meaning of Christmas
Go Tell It on the Mountain
What Child Is This?
O Tannenbaum
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
O Little Town of Bethlehem

Previously released as a Columbia LP that was probably pulled out and played to distraction every Christmas thereafter, this reissue captures the joyous innocence and cheer of Christmas in the 50's and 60's like the tiny flakes in a snow globe. Each of these 12, all lightly accompanied songs has "Arr: R. Conniff" under them, and it's physically impossible to feel sad while listening to a Conniff arrangement. The title tune, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "Joy To The World," "Go Tell It On The Mountain," "O Tannenbaum" and "O Little Town Of Bethlehem" are given upbeat, jazzy-pop tempos, while "Silent Night," "Away In A Manger," "Adoremus Te," "The Real Meaning of Christmas," "What Child Is This" and "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear" are slower ballads. The Singers' sound is bright, sweet and sincere-exactly how we like it!

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4758 00 1 CD $9.95   Mixed | Ensemble | United States | | Vintage Christmas
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Singers.com: Ray Conniff Singers: Christmas with Conniff (00 1 CD)

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Ray Conniff Singers: Christmas with Conniff

Song Name   Composer
Jingle Bells
Silver Bells
Frosty the Snowman
White Christmas    Irving Berlin
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
The Christmas Song
Here Comes Santa Claus
Winter Wonderland
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Christmas Bride
Sleigh Ride
Greensleeves (What Child Is This?)

"Ray Conniff," we were thinking as we opened "Christmas With," "elevator music." Then we played the CD, and found ourselves flooded with memories of what Christmas was like for us, growing up in the 50's and 60's. The smell of hot roasted nuts and fresh chocolates at the bustling five and dime as we stepped into the warmth out of a snowstorm, and what was playing in the background was Conniff's "Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer." There are 12 delightful songs here, each lightly (and jazzily) accompanied, and each arranged by Mr. Conniff in his inimitable manner, using the voices as the main focus of the orchestral fabric, and gaining special inspiration from the cheery character that most of the songs have. Of course there are ballads like the classic "Silver Bells," the romantic "Christmas Song," "Greensleeves" and "White Christmas," but most of the songs, "Here Comes Santa Claus," "Winter Wonderland," "Frosty The Snowman," "Sleigh Ride" and "Christmas Bride," are as bright, innocent and jolly as befits a Christmas dancing party. We loved every cut and bet you will too!

4759 00 1 CD $9.95   Mixed | Ensemble | United States | | Vintage Christmas
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Singers.com: Chosen Gospel Singers: The Lifeboat (00 1 CD)

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Chosen Gospel Singers: The Lifeboat

Before This Time Another Year
Ananais
Don't You Know The Man?
Come By Here
Family Prayer
Leaning on the Lord
One-Two-Three
The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow
It's Getting Late in the Evening
No Room in the Hotel
Watche Ye Therefore
I'm Going Back With Him
I've Tried
Ananais
Don't You Know the Man?
The Lifeboat is Coming
What A Wonderful Sight
Don't Worry About Me
When I Get Home
On the Main Line
Stay With Me Jesus
Prayer for the Doomed

One of the great a cappella quartets of Gospel music's Golden Age, The Chosen Gospel Singers has been among the most mysterious. 11 singles by the Chosen were released from 1952 to 1963, four on Specialty Records and seven on Nashboro. Several, including "One-Two-Three" and "Prayer for the Doomed," became hits, making the Chosen one of the busiest touring groups of the period. Every recording was of high quality, but from release to release, new members would appear, and then disappear. It is not even widely known that Lou Rawls was a member, as his official bio doesn't mention the Chosen, implying that he began his career with the more famous Pilgrim Travelers. But Rawls' one-of-a-kind baritone is featured on 8 of the 22 selections in this collection, the first ever to compile every song the group recorded for Specialty between 1952 and 1955. There are 22 wonderful cuts here, most of which we are hearing for the first time. "Before This Time Another Year," "Don't You Know The Man," the passionate "Leaning On The Lord," "It's Getting Late in the Evening," "No Room in the Hotel," "I'm Going Back with Him," the hand-clapping gem "Ananais," "Don't You Know The Man," "The Lifeboat is Coming," "Don't Worry About Me," "On The Main Line" and "Stay With Me Jesus." Every cut here is foot-tapping, joyous revelation, the authentic good old wailing, crying, Gospel stuff. Don't miss this one!

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5218 00 1 CD $12.95   Male | 6 Members | United States | | Gospel Group Harmony CDs
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Singers.com: Discovery Singers: A Cappella Christmas (00 1 CD)

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Discovery Singers: A Cappella Christmas

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
It Came Across A Midnight Clear
While Shepherds Watched Their Flock By Night
What Child Is This
Angels From The Realms Of Glory
Go Tell It On The Mountain
O Come, O Come Ye Faithful
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Joy To The World

The Discovery Singers are a marvelous Christian ensemble from Grand Rapids, Michigan who sing as part of the Discovery House ministry and associated radio programs. The songlist: "Hark The Herald Angels Sing" (which includes "Angels We Have Heard On High,"), "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear," "While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks," "What Child Is This," "Angels From The Realms Of Glory," "Go Tell It On The Mountain," "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel," "O Come All Ye Faithful," "O Little Town Of Bethlehem" and "Joy To The World." This group sings carols the old-fashioned way, like angels. Beautiful traditional Christmas music with innovative arrangements and sweet, mixed-choral singing!

5353 00 1 CD $7.95   Mixed | Ensemble | United States | A Cappella | Gospel Christmas
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Singers.com: Jubilation Singers: Jubilation Christmas (00 1 CD)

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Jubilation Singers: Jubilation Christmas

Song Name   Composer
Joy To the World
The Holly and the Ivy
Silent Night
The Secret of Christmas
Ding Dong! Merrily on High
Sleigh Ride
Angel Medley
Adoramus Te
In the Silence of the Light
Carol of the Bells
Caroling, Caroling   Alfred Burt
O Christmas Tree
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
The 12 Days of Christmas
Winter Wonderland
Christ is Born
Dona Nobis Pacem
O Come, All Ye Faithful
White Christmas   Irving Berlin
Speak Lovingly And Kindly
What Child Is This
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Go Tell It On the Mountain

The Jubilation Singers are a mixed a cappella ensemble formed in 1995 in the Fresno/Clovis, CA area for the purpose of singing Christmas music in Victorian costume. Currently there are 15 members, and judging from the great costumes and smiling faces in the photos in the liner notes, it must be a real Christmas treat to experience them live! Speaking of treats, 23 brightly sweetly and cheerfully sung Christmas favorites are here: "Joy to the World," "The Holly and The Ivy," "Ding Dong! Merrily on High," "Angel Medley," "Adoremus Te," "O Christmas Tree," "Dona Nobis Pacem," "What Child Is This," the list goes on. Invite an authentic Victorian chorus, and make your Christmas party a Jubilation!

5369 00 1 CD $14.98   Mixed | Ensemble | United States | A Cappella | Barbershop Christmas
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Singers.com: Jubilation Singers: Red, White and Blue Christmas (00 1 CD)

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Jubilation Singers: Red, White and Blue Christmas

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Bring A Torch
Silver Bells (soloists: Linda Hubbart & Richard Nielson)
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 9solist: George Western)
Here We Come A-Wassailing
The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Holiday Romance (Les Ms)
Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Merry Madrigal (Les Ms)
Wassail Song
Run To The Manger (Soloist: Mellie Donahoe
Have You Heard? (soloists: Karen Newsom, Mellie Donahoe, and Mac McIntosh)
Coventry Carol (Ladies Ensemble)
The Lord's Prayer (Jubilation Quartet)
Radio Voice Clip
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Mixed Nuts)
America The Beautiful
Uso Voice Clip
All Alone Beneath The Mistletoe (Les Ms)
America
The Star Spangled Banner
Dear Joe Voice Clip
Merry Christmas Darling (Mixed Nuts)
Auld Lang Syne (Men's Ensemble)

Formed in 1995 in the Fresno/Clovis, CA area, mixed a cappella ensemble The Jubilation Singers got together with the purpose of singing Christmas music in Victorian costume. There are currently 18 performers, including 3 husband and wife duos. They have since expanded their repertoire to include patriotic, jazz, spiritual and other popular selections. Impressively costumed and smiling broadly in the full color liner notes, they look like they're having a great time, and we can dig it! 26 songs, standard carols like "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow," "Silver Bells," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "Deck The Halls" and "Coventry Carol" and pop/romantic songs like "Holiday Romance," "All Alone Beneath the Mistletoe" and "Merry Christmas Darling" intersperse with patriotic tunes like "America," "America the Beautiful" and "The Star Spangled Banner." "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and "Auld Lang Syne" are appropriately the last two cuts on this spirited, feel-good CD.

5692 00 1 CD $14.98   Mixed | Chorus | United States | A Cappella | Barbershop Christmas
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Singers.com: Exon Singers: Francis Jackson Sacred Music (00 1 CD)

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Exon Singers: Francis Jackson Sacred Music

Missa Matris Dei Opus 72
Tantum Ergo
A Hymn to God the Father
Three Carols for Advent
Gabriel's Message
I Know a Flower
While the Careless World is Sleeping
Evening Service in B flat
Homage to Thomas Weelkes
Magnificat
Nunc Dimittis
O Most Merciful
The Prayer of Saint Francis
Thanks be to the Lord

Directed by Matthew Owens

As he approaches his 90th birthday Francis Jackson remains one of the finest, bestloved and most versatile church musicians of his age. The eleven works on this disc, none of them previously recorded, have all the colour, emotional depth and attention to structural detail that are consistent hallmarks of his style. Working closely with the composer, the Exon Singers bring their customary blend of virtuosity, intense commitment and subtle responsiveness to this special birthday tribute.

5891 00 1 CD $15.95   Mixed | Chorus | Scotland |
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Singers.com: Fisk Jubilee Singers: Sacred Journey (00 1 CD & 1 DVD)

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Fisk Jubilee Singers: Sacred Journey

I Thank You Jesus
Our Father
Didn't My Lord
Kekeli Tso Kekeli Me
We Shall Walk Through The Valley In Peace
Here Is On
My Souls Been Anchored in the Lord
An' I Cry
Mister Banjo
Sweet Home
Mawu Nye Lolo
Ride the Chariot

Directed by Paul T. Kwami

Nashville, TN's Fisk University's legendary Jubilee Singers, founded by school treasurer and music lover George White, led his group of former slaves on a tour that followed the Civil War's Underground Railroad in an effort to save the school, originally called the Fisk Free Colored School, from financial ruin. The group finally found some success in Ohio, then created a sensation with their spiritual "secret slave songs" in New York City, beginning a tour of Britain and Europe that saved the school and built beautiful new campus buildings. "Sacred Journey" is a 2-disk live CD recorded on the group's 2006-7 trip to Ghana, Africa, where they sang in the courtyard of notorious Elmina Castle, a key link in the slave trade. Robert Swope said of the concert, "This ensemble, through the sheer love of its' performance, brought the glory of His forgiveness to the walls of Elmina Castle and allowed His grace to forgive what, for hundreds of years, was a place torn by human degradation." Twelve powerful songs, recorded live and without overdub or re-record in any way: "I Thank You, Jesus," "Our Father," "Didn't My Lord," "Kekeli Tso Kekili Me," "We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace," "Here is On," "My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord," "An' I Cry," "Mister Banjo," "Sweet Home," "Mawu nye lolo" and "Ride the Chariot." Don't miss this remarkable, profound concert, that brought joy and healing light to the heart of darkness!

5895 00 1 CD & 1 DVD $17.95   Mixed | A Cappella | Gospel DVDs
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Singers.com: Louis Halsey Singers: John Joubert Choral Music (00 1 CD)

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Louis Halsey Singers: John Joubert Choral Music

Song Name   Composer
O Praise God in His Holiness   John Joubert
Libera Plebem   John Joubert
O Tristia Secla Priorum   John Joubert
Solus ad Victimam   John Joubert
Sleep Canticle   John Joubert
Three Hymns to St Oswald   John Joubert
Nowell   John Joubert
How are my Foes Increased, Lord!   John Joubert

Directed by Louis Halsey

Hurray for the British Music Society! I say that with unabashed partisanship. Over many years their promotion and support of British music has been without equal and because of their sterling efforts it is possible to hear and study music of real quality that might otherwise be overlooked. A perfect example of that is this disc of Choral Music by John Joubert. It is my strong belief that Joubert's music is still grossly undervalued. I think he has the dubious honour of being one of the most under-appreciated of living British composers. One of the great delights of the reanimation of the Lyrita label was the discovery of Joubert's 1st Symphony and that combination of melodic flair, tonal beauty and formal control is much in evidence in his choral writing too. The more I listen to this disc the more individual his voice becomes - for any collector interested in British 20th century choral writing this is obligatory listening. This is a reissue of a recording originally made in 1975 - the BMS have labelled it "historic" which it is purely in a documentary sense - the quality of performance and recording is first rate. The value of this disc is much enhanced by the presence of an autobiographical note by the composer (updated in 2006) as well as his own descriptions of the chosen works. The music divides fairly evenly into works for unaccompanied choir and those accompanied with organ. Joubert favours the straight four-part SATB which gives the music a spiritual simplicity and clarity of utterance that I find most powerful.

5989 00 1 CD $15.95   Mixed | Chorus | England | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: King's Singers: J.S. Bach Christmas Oratorio (00 2 CDs)

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King's Singers: J.S. Bach Christmas Oratorio

Song Name   Composer
Erster Teil   Johann Sebastian Bach
Zewiter Teil   Johann Sebastian Bach
Dritter Teil   Johann Sebastian Bach
Vierter Teil   Johann Sebastian Bach
Funffer Teil   Johann Sebastian Bach
Sechster Teil   Johann Sebastian Bach

A stunning new jazz arrangement by Bill Dobbins of J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio, performed by Grammy-award-winning ensembles The King's Singers and the WDR (West German Radio, Cologne) Big Band. Recorded live in concert last year, this performance captures the timeless and versatile nature of Bach's work, retaining the integrity of the original within a wholly new musical setting. Dobbins's aims in creating the arrangement were four-fold: to convey the Christmas story of the original; to illustrate the musical diversityand imagination of the entire work through selected representative numbers from the original six cantatas;to translate the musical content and dramatic character of the original into jazz and latin idioms while retaining the spirit of Bach's music; and to showcase the talents of the ensembles.

6004 00 2 CDs $24.95   Male | Ensemble | England | Men's Choir Christmas
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Singers.com: Swingle Singers: Ticket To Ride (01 Songbook)

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Swingle Singers: Ticket To Ride

Song Name   Arranger
Penny Lane   Jonathan Rathbone
Revolution   Mark Williams
Day Tripper   Jonathan Rathbone
Norwegian Wood   Mark Williams
Birthday   Alexander L'Estrange
Lady Madona   Carol Canning
Yesterday   Ben Parry
Strawberry Fields Forever   Andrew Gray
Drive My Car   Simon Lesley
Blackbird / I Will   Jonathan Rathbone
When I'm Sixty-Four   Ward Swingle
The Fool On The Hill   Jonathan Rathbone
All My Loving   Jonathan Rathbone
I Am The Walrus   Jonathan Rathbone
Goodnight   Mark Williams
Here, There and Everywhere   Jonathan Rathbone
Ticket To Ride   Alexander L'Estrange

Since the release of Ticket to Ride, the Swingle Singers have received many requests from choirs and a cappella groups for their Beatles' arrangements. Finally, they have published a companion songbook to the popular album. The book contains the seventeen songs from the CD arranged for four to eight voices and features a bonus arrangement of "Here, There and Everywhere" for AATTBB. These wonderful arrangements include the original scat syllables used on the recording as well as alternated endings for the songs that fade out. Another great addition to the Swingle publications, this book will have your group creating a new wave of Beatle mania at your next concert.

6017 01 Songbook $19.95   150 Pages | Softcover | 9 x 12 | England | Mixed 5-8 Parts | A Cappella | Choral Arrangements of Beatles Music
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Singers.com: Trapp Family Singers: Journey (00 2 CDs)

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Trapp Family Singers: Journey

Der Gru (The Cricket)
Auf Der Alm
Hatt I'Di'
Spinning Song
Luar Do Sertao
Little Terzetto
Partita Ex Vienna
Ritornello
Sammartini: Sonata in F Major
S'Dirndl Is'Wunderschon
Sur La Route De Dijon
Ein Fureinand
Der Saarstoana
Varmlandvisan
Vocal Yodel
Die Hoch Alma
La-Haut Sur Ces Montagnes
Alt-Niederlandischetanze (A)
Alt-Niederlandischetanze (B)
Trio Sonata
Trio
Dein Herzlein Mild (Opus 62, No.4)
Three Austrian Dances
Tota Pulchra Es Maria
La Volta
Peters Breunnerle
Suite For Three Recorders
The Hawaiian Wedding Song
Le Rossignol En Amour
Aloha Oe
Angelus Ad Pastores
In Nativitate Domini
Pastorale
Senex Puerem Portabet (Simeon Carried the Young Child)
Quem Pastores Laudavere
Ave Maria
I Sing of a Maiden
El Rorro (The Rocking of the Child)
Bethlehem
Quittez Pasteurs (Lay Down Your Staffs O Shepherds)
Deck the Hall
Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head
Hirten Wachet Auf!
Zu Bethlehem Gebohren (A Little Child Is Born)
A La Nanita Nana
La Canzone Di Natale (Song of the Nativity)
Es Hat Sich Haut' Eroffnet (The Pearly Gates of Heaven)
Shepherds Come A-Running
Ihr Kinderlein Kommet (O Come, Little Children)
Silent Night, Holy Night
Schoenster Herr Jesu (Beautiful Lord Jesus)
Feinslieb Du Hast Mich Gefangen; Tanzen Und Springen (My Love You Have Bewitched Me; Dancing and Skipping)
Away In A Manger
Die Martensgans (St. Martin's Goose)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Intrade Sarabande And Gigue
Waldesnacht, Opus 62, No. 3
Lavanthal, Lavanthal Die Auglein Voll Wassen (Valley of Levant- My Eyes Full of Tears)
Two Old Netherland Dances
Come Heavy Sleep
Wohlauf Ihr Lieben Gaste (Now Then, Dear Guests)
Guten Abend Gut' Nacht, Opus 41

Journey' by popular demand, is the second volume of the incredible recordings of the legendary Trapp Family Singers, the inspiration for the musical, 'The Sound of Music'. This set features many of the early sessions recorded shortly after their arrival in the United States along with their final tracks recorded during the mid-1950s and are superbly remastered. Much of their chamber music is also included plus detailed liner notes written by William Anderson who is the noted author of 'The World of the Trapp Family'.

6040 00 2 CDs $27.95   Mixed | Ensemble | Austria
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Singers.com: King’s Singers: The Quiet Heart - Choral Essays Vol 1 (00 1 CD)

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King’s Singers: The Quiet Heart - Choral Essays Vol 1

Spirit Divine
God's Moment
In The Stillness
When We Cannot See Our Way
His Provision
The Quiet Heart
In The Secret Of Thy Presence
Is It Nothing To You?
Even Me
The Christian Mission
All For Thee
Jesus Answers Prayer
Christ's Part
The Greatest Of These
Intercede, O Lord
To The Hills
By His Hand
Grant Us Thy Peace
Home To Thee from Reflections

Recently, there has been a strengthening of the bond between The King's Singers and The Salvation Army, also founded in the UK. The Singers performed at an SA gathering and, as a surprise, prepared some music from The Salvation Army Songbook. They asked for more! The result is a series of discs of beautiful sacred arrangements for personal meditation by Philip Lawson and Christopher Gabbitas. Many of these songs will be of familiar text, but with a fresh new melody and six-part male harmony.

6052 00 1 CD $16.95   Male | Ensemble | England | A Cappella | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Reflections - Choral Essays Vol 2 (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers: Reflections - Choral Essays Vol 2

The Well Is Deep
O Lovely Name
Morning Song
My Spirit Longs
The Heart's Grief
The Candle Of The Lord
Breathe On Me, Breath Of God
The Divine Paradox
Show Me Thy Face
Hear Me When I Pray
Lord, Teach Us How To Pray
In The Love Of Jesus
Introit
Calm Pastures
A City Prayer
Desire For God
Reflections- The Christ Child
Reflections- The Seers
Reflections- Home To Thee

Recently, there has been a strengthening of the bond between The King's Singers and The Salvation Army, also founded in the UK. The Singers performed at an SA gathering and, as a surprise, prepared some music from The Salvation Army Songbook. They asked for more! The result is a series of discs of beautiful sacred arrangements for personal meditation by Philip Lawson and Christopher Gabbitas. Many of these songs will be of familiar text, but with a fresh new melody and six-part male harmony. This is volume 2.

6053 00 1 CD $16.95   Male | Ensemble | England | A Cappella | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Sacramento State Vocal Jazz Singers: It's You (00 1 CD)

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Sacramento State Vocal Jazz Singers: It's You

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Lee's Summit   Kerry Marsh
Scarborough Fair   English Traditional   Kerry Marsh
I've Got Life   Kerry Marsh
Strange New World   Kerry Marsh
Never So In Love   Kerry Marsh
It's You   Kerry Marsh
Seven Steps to Heaven   Kerry Marsh
I Want You Back   Kerry Marsh
Please Come Back (To Stay)   Kerry Marsh
Travels (Travels On By)   Kerry Marsh

Directed by Kerry Marsh

Four different parts of Sacramento (CA) State's dynamic Jazz Studies program, all under the direction of Kerry Marsh, are represented on "It's You," C-Sus, Jazz Singers, Take 6 Repertory Ensemble and a 12-person Rhythm Section, which accompanies most of the 10 tunes. The student personnel of C-Sus changes as the recordings were made in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Favorites here include three written by Kerry Marsh (who also does all the arrangements), the electric "Lee's Summit," moody "Strange New World," and bluenote "So In Love;" the title tune by Kitty Margolis, and two a cappella songs, "Scarborough Fair" and upbeat "I've Got Life." We find ourselves continually impressed by the professionalism, poise and talent of the Sacramento State singers. And we have to credit Director Marsh for the great arrangements and striking original material to be found on these recordings-this is especially true for "It's You!"

6058 00 1 CD $14.95   Mixed | Ensemble | United States | Vocal Jazz CDs
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Singers.com: Sacramento State Vocal Jazz Singers: Pale Blue Dot (00 1 CD)

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Sacramento State Vocal Jazz Singers: Pale Blue Dot

Song Name   Arranger
Little Sunflower   Kerry Marsh
Esperanto   Kerry Marsh
In a Mellotone   Kerry Marsh
Tea for Two   Kerry Marsh
Silent Night   Kerry Marsh
Widow's Walk   Kerry Marsh
But Beautiful   Kerry Marsh
Pale Blue Dot (suite)- Part 1: You Are Here   Kerry Marsh
Pale Blue Dot (suite)- Part 2; Sacred Black   Kerry Marsh
Pale Blue Dot (suite)- Part 3; When the Night is New   Kerry Marsh
Pale Blue Dot (suite)- Part 4; Wanderers   Kerry Marsh

Directed by Kerry Marsh

Sacramento State's renowned, vibrant Collegiate Jazz program is directed by Kerry Marsh, whose presence is large on "Pale Blue Dot," Marsh's four-part suite for Jazz ensemble, and a tribute to Carl Sagan, astronomer, author and advocate of science and reason. The album features several different configurations of student Jazz vocalists from 2007 to 2008, accompanied by a large Jazz Rhythm Section on all cuts. The first seven tunes, all arranged by Marsh, are covers of standards like Duke Ellington's "In a Mellotone," Freddie Hubbard's "Little Sunflower," Irving Caesar's "Tea for Two," and incongruously but beautifully, a soaring, bluenote arrangement of "Silent Night." The final cuts, the four parts of "Pale Blue Dot," are very strong, particularly Part III, "When the Night is New"- spacy, delicate, moody and powerful.

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6059 00 1 CD $14.95   Mixed | Ensemble | United States | Vocal Jazz CDs
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Singers.com: Nashville Singers: The Journey Begins (00 1 CD)

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Nashville Singers: The Journey Begins

Happy Together
Shenandoah
That's Amore
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Over The Rainbow
The Impossible Dream

Directed by Todd Wilson

Todd Wilson earned six International Chorus Championships with The Vocal Majority, and one International Quartet Gold Medal singing with Acoustix. Since then he has conducted six different choral ensembles across the country, leading the 90-voice Houston Tidelanders to two BHS top ten finishes. He is one of the founders of Nashville Singers, and is Director of Music (in addition to wearing several other hats) for the 14-man group. "The Journey Begins" is a six-song debut recording for the NS, featuring The Turtles' "Happy Together," the traditional folk tune "Shenandoah," the Dean Martin trademark hit "That's Amore" (sung by the Amore 4, a Barbershop Quartet within the Singers) Token's Doo-Wop standard "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" and "The Impossible Dream" from "Man of La Mancha." Masterful Mr. Wilson knows what he's doing, and "The Journey Begins" sounds great. We'll be expecting big things from the talented Nashville Singers!

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6060 00 1 CD $3.95   Male | Ensemble | United States | A Cappella | Mens Barbershop Choruses CDs
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Singers.com: BYU Singers: A Celebration of Christmas (00 1 CD)

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BYU Singers: A Celebration of Christmas

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
I Saw Three Ships   Mack Wilberg
Away In A Manger   Mack Wilberg
Make We Merry on This Fest   Andrew Carter
Make We Merry on This Fest   Stephen Paulus
Sing We Now of Christmas   Fred Prentice
Deck the Hall   John Rutter
Wondrous Night   Alun Hoddinott
Carol of the Drum   Katherine K. Davis
Betelehemu   Michael Barbatudi Olatunji   Wendall P. Whalum
Puer Nobis   Richard Rodney Bennett
Nowel   Richard Rodney Bennett
Austrian Yodel Carol   Andrew Carter
The Twelve Days of Christmas   Andrew Carter
We Need A Little Christmas   Ronald Staheli
The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy   Mack Wilberg
Troika, from Lieutenant Kije Suite, op. 60   Serge Prokofiev
The Sycamore Tree   Peter Warlock
He Is the Root and the Offspring of David, from The Redeemer   Robert Cundick
Angels We Have Heard on High   Mack Wilberg

Seen nationally on PBS since it was first broadcast in 1993, A Celebration of Christmas embraces the spiritual, traditional, and international spirit of Christmas. You and your family will enjoy this program for many years to come. Available on CD, video, or on a newly remastered DVD.

6076 00 1 CD $15.95   Mixed | Chorus | United States | A Cappella | Mixed Choir Christmas CDs
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Singers.com: BYU Singers: The Peace of Christ (00 1 CD)

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BYU Singers: The Peace of Christ

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Where Can I Turn For Peace/ Grant Us Thy Peace   Joleen Meredith, Felix Mendelssohn
O Peace Of Christ   David Lantz
Love Divine   Howard Goodall
I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say   traditional
Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me   John Longhurst
O Heart Subdued With Grieving   Johannes Brahms
Nearer My God To Thee   David Zabriskie
My Heavenly Father Loves Me   Ronald Staheli
Ave Verum Corpus   Will Todd
Jesus Christ, The Apple Tree   Malcolm Archer
O Sing A Song Of Bethlehem    David Zabriskie
Lord, Accept Our True Devotion   David Zabriskie
Morning Has Broken
Come, Thou Fount Of Every Blessing   Benjamin Harlan
Abide With Me   Molly Ijames

Directed by Ronald Staheli

The Peace of Christ, envisioned as a follow-up to BYU Singers' first CD, We Sing of Christ, uses a wonderful mixture of new arrangements of hymns and anthems to speak directly to the depths of our hearts and souls. Join Ronald Staheli and the BYU Singers as they use music to express the peace that is offered to all of us by Christ.

6077 00 1 CD $2.95   Mixed | Chorus | United States | A Cappella
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Singers.com: Cuesta College Chamber Singers: Incantations (00 1 CD)

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Cuesta College Chamber Singers: Incantations

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Adam Lay Abounden    Hubert Bird
Go, Lovely Rose   Eric Whitacre
Charm Me Asleep   Henry Leslie
Lobet den Hernn   Johann Sebastian Bach
Musica animam tangens    Joshua Shank
Mata del anima sola   Antonio Estevez
Country Dances   American Folk Song   Ward Swingle
Ave Maria   Morten Lauridsen
Esto les digo   Kinley Lange
Elijah Rock   Moses Hogan
O Shenandoah    American Folk Song   James Erb
Rede, Madchen   Johannes Brahms
Am Gesteine Rauscht die Flut   Johannes Brahms
O Die Frauen   Johannes Brahms
Wie des Abends Schone Rote   Johannes Brahms
Ein Kleiner, Hubscher Vogel   Johannes Brahms
Wohl Schon Bewandt war es   Johannes Brahms
Wenn So Lind Dein Auge Mir    Johannes Brahms
Vogelein Durchrauscht die Luft   Johannes Brahms
Sieh, wie is die Welle klar   Johannes Brahms
Ein Dunkeler Schacht is Liebe   Johannes Brahms
Nicht Wandle, Mein Licht   Johannes Brahms
Es Bebet das Gestrauche   Johannes Brahms
Beati quorum via   C. V. Stanford
Leonardo Dreams    Eric Whitacre

6090 00 1 CD $2.95   Chorus
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Singers.com: Cuesta College Chamber Singers: L'amour de moi (00 1 CD)

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Cuesta College Chamber Singers: L'amour de moi

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
L'amour de moi   Traditional    Ward Swingle
With A Lily in Your Hand   Eric Whitacre
Shenandoah   Traditional
Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord   Traditional   James Erb
In Time of Daffodils   David Dickau
Wade in the Water   Traditional
Water Night   Eric Whitacre
Nelly Bly   Stephen Foster   John Halloran
At the River   Traditional   Aaron Copland
Five Hebrew Love Songs   Eric Whitacre
I've Been In the Storm So Long   Traditional   Jeffery L. Ames
Witness   Traditional   Jack Halloran

6091 00 1 CD $3.95   Chorus
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Singers.com: Manitou Singers of St. Olaf College: Repertoire For Women's Voices Vol 5 (00 1 CD)

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Manitou Singers of St. Olaf College: Repertoire For Women's Voices Vol 5

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Children Blessed Of The Lord   Felix Mendelssohn   Nancy Grundahl
Magnificat   Bradley Ellingboe
Cantate Domino   Ruth Watson Henderson
Mirth   David H. Sargent
He's Gone Away   Ron Nelson
Duerme Negrito   Atahualpa Yupanqui   Emilio Sole
Lilacs and Rain   Neil Pfeifer
Regina Coeli   Josef Rheinberger
Alleluia   Mike Sweeney '05
Lux Aeterna from Missa    Z. Randall Stroope
Sing Me To Heaven   Daniel E. Gawthrop   Paul Carey
Jubilate Deo    David L. Brunner
Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One   Imant Raminsh
Choose Something Like A Star   Randall Thompson
Barter   Rene Clausen
Blessing   Katie Moran Bart
I Will Sing With The Spirit   John Rutter
Jehovah, Hear Our Prayer   Ron Nelson
Set Me As A Seal    Richard Nance

Directed by Sigrid Johnson

The Manitou Singers are 100 first-year students at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN; who have been ably led in renditions of beautiful treble choral literature by Conductor Sigrid Johnson. "Repertoire for Women's Voices: Vol. 5" is part of a series of recordings of new material by the ensemble, in this case 19 songs. Religious material is plentiful here with cuts like Felix Mendelssohn's "Children Blessed of the Lord," Ruth Henderson's "Cantate Domino," Daniel Gawthrop's "Sing Me to Heaven," David L. Brunner's "Jubilate Deo," Katie Moran Bart's "Blessing" and Ron Nelson's "Jehovah, Hear Our Prayer." But the lovely high voices also lend themselves well to secular tunes like David Sargent's "Mirth," Neal Pfeifer's "Lilacs and Rain" and Imant Raminsh's "Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One.

6092 00 1 CD $15.95   Female | Chorus | United States | Girls Choirs CDs
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Singers.com: Manitou Singers of St. Olaf College: Highlights from the St. Olaf Christmas Festival (00 1 CD)

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Manitou Singers of St. Olaf College: Highlights from the St. Olaf Christmas Festival

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
A Christmas Carol   Norman Joio
Susanni   William Mathias
O Little Town Of Bethlehem   Kenneth Jennings
Lullaby Medley   Mary K. Sallee
Mary Speaks   Daniel Gawthrop
What Child Is This   Paul Lohman
A Stable Lamp Is Lighted   David Conte
The Sussex Carol   Corin T. Overland
Sweet Was The Song   Eugene Butler
I Saw Three Ships   Paul Carey
Gloria   Gyorgy Orban
Alpha To Omega   Ian Kellan
Gloria   Olaf Gjeilo
There Is No Rose   Z. Randall Stroope
Gloria   Agneta Skold
Make A Joyful Noise   Rene Clausen
Procession And Balulow (Ceremony of Carols)   Benjamin Britten

Directed by Sigrid Johnson

Northfield, MN's St. Olaf College offers an academically education with a vibrant faith tradition. The Manitou Singers, comprised of 100 first year women students, have a repertoire that ranges from sacred to secular to popular ballads, and their performances have broad appeal on and off campus. This live recording is from the Singers' performance at the popular St. Olaf Christmas Festival, and includes 17 songs. Favorites are standards such as the carols such as "O Little Town of Bethlehem, "What Child is This" and "I Saw Three Ships," as well as lesser known pieces like William Mathais' "Susanni," Daniel Gawthrop's "Mary Speaks," David Conte's "A Stable Lamp is Lighted," Ian Kellam's "Alpha to Omega" and Benjamin Britten's "Procession and Balulalow" (Ceremony of Carols). There are some wonderful songs we are hearing for the first time, and beautifully done standards on this generous Christmas collection!

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6093 00 1 CD $15.95   Female | Chorus | United States | Female Choral Christmas CDs
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Singers.com: Svanholm Singers: Veljo Tormis: Works for Men's Voices (00 1 CD)

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Svanholm Singers: Veljo Tormis: Works for Men's Voices

An Aboriginal Song
I'd Like to Sing a Song
Stars
Crosswind
Our Shadows (Once We Will Reappear)
Forging the Sampo
The Bishop and the Pagan
Incantation for a Stormy Sea
Men's Song
Bundling Song
Betrothal Visit Song
Song of the Turkish War
Serf's Song
Dancing Song
Curse Upon Iron

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Although Veljo Tormis is the second-most-famous modern Estonian composer (the most famous being Arvo Part), his music remains scarcely known in the west. Unlike Part, Tormis' work hasn't undergone a major stylistic shift; he has remained committed to using Estonian folk song as a basis for his music from the beginning of his career. He's not simply an arranger or transcriber, though. The folk influence may be overt, or principles of its structure and distinctive characteristics may be submerged in a thoroughly contemporary soundworld. Even the most clearly modern pieces have a sense of emotional gravity and primal power that set them apart as the work of an individual musical thinker. Choral music has always been Tormis' preferred medium, and he has written over 500 choral works. This small sampling of works for (or arranged for) men's voices demonstrates the power and originality of his imagination. There is a sense in which his work seems a-historical, the product of a real maverick; it's hard to pinpoint any classical tradition or earlier composers from which his sound might have been derived. Composers since have made some of Tormis' qualities sound commonplace, but he has been writing like this throughout his long career. Central to his distinctiveness is his use of texture and rhythm, as elements more prominent than melody or harmony; the melodies may not stay with you, but the power of the driving pulse and eccentric textures is unforgettable. Many of the works include what would technically be considered extended vocal techniques, but in this context sound more primal than modern -- panting, shouting, chanting, whispering, and whistling. Tormis also uses a hugely resonant shamanic drum in several pieces, and it contributes to the ritualistic, primitive atmosphere that some of his work creates. One of the most effective pieces recorded here is also his most famous, Raua needmine (Curse Upon Iron), which has a profound monumentality and a sense that a mysterious rite is being enacted. Svanholm Singers, directed by Sofia Soderberg Eberhard, performs this music as if it had it in its blood. The group shows remarkable assurance in singing not only with obvious discipline, but with the wildness the music requires. The sound is full, present, and immediate. Fans of modern choral music who aren't familiar with Tormis' music owe it to themselves to explore it, and this collection makes a terrific place to start.

6097 00 1 CD $18.95   Male | Chorus | Sweden Estonia | A Cappella | Estonian Choral Music
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Singers.com: King's Singers: New Day (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers: New Day

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
You Are the New Day   John David   Peter Knight
Nouveau Poor    Peter Christie   Gordon Langford
Three Times a Lady    Lionel Richie   Ed Welch
What's in a Tune?    David Overton
You'd Have to Be a Rosie   Bob Barratt / Ed Welch   Ed Welch
Can't Buy Me Love    Lennon / McCartney   Keith Abbs
Singapore Girl    Barratt / Aulton / Alexander   Harry Robinson
The Rhythm of Life    Cy Coleman / Dorothy Fields   Peter Knight
The Gambler    Don Schlitz   Daryl Runswick
It Was Almost Like a Song    Hal David / Archie Jardan   Brian Kay
Here Comes The Sun   George Harrison   Harry Robinson
Hush, Little Baby, Don't Say A Word    Traditional   John Blackwood
Money, Money, Money / Summer Nights    Andesson / Ulvaeus   David Overton
The Summer Knows    Legrand / Bergman   Patrick Gowers
Could it Be Magic   Barry Manilow   Daryl Runswick

Produced by Bob Barratt

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.

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6101 00 1 CD $16.98   Male | Ensemble | England | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Madrigal History Tour (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers: Madrigal History Tour

Song Name   Composer
Amor Vittorioso   Gastoldi
Lirum BililirumRossino Mantovano    Mantovano
Il Bianco e Dolce Cigno   Arcadelt
La bella Franceschina   Anon.
Ultimi Mei Sospiri   Philippe Verdelot
Alla Cazza   Anon.
Or Si Rallegri il Cielo   de Wert
Fine Knacks for ladies   Dowland
Who Made Thee, Hob, Forsake the Plough   William Byrd
Of all the Birds The I Do Know   Bartlet
Too Music I Once Lamented   Thomas Tomkins
Fair Phyllis   Farmer
The Silver Swan   Orlando Gibbons
Now Is the Month of Maying   Thomas Morley
La Guerre   Philippe Verdelot
La, la, la, la, je ne L'ose Dire   Certon
Bon Jour: Et Puis, Quelles Nouvelles?   Orlando Lassus
Mignonne, Allons Voir Si La Rose   Anon.
Il Est Bel et Bon   Passereau
Margot Labourez Les Vignes    Arcadelt
Un Gentil Amoureux   Le Jeune
Faulte D'Argent   Willaert
La Tricotea   Anon.
Triste Estaba el Rey David   Mudarra
Cuc, Cuc   Encina
Tres Morillas M'Enamoran   Fernandez
Fatal la Parte   Encina
La Bomba   Flecha
Tanzen Und Springen   Hassler
Vitrum Nostrum Gloriosum   Anon.
Ach Elsein    Senfl
Ach Weh Des Leiden   Hassler
Senfl Das G'lat Zu Speyer   Hofhaimer
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Produced by Peter Butler / John Fraser

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.

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6105 00 1 CD $9.98   Male | Ensemble | England | Madrigals CDs
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Sweet Songs of Yore (Sheet Music)

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King's Singers: Sweet Songs of Yore

Song Name   Composer   Arranger   Voicing   As Performed By
Haec Dies   William Byrd   King Singers   SATB divisi   King's Singers
I Love My Love   English folksong   Philip Lawson   SATB divisi   King's Singers
She Moved Through The Fair   Irish ballad   Daryl Runswick   SATB divisi   King's Singers
The Star Of The County Down   Irish folksong   Howard Goodall   SATB divisi   King's Singers
The Turtle Dove   Folksong   Philip Lawson   SATB divisi   King's Singers

A magnificent 6-part setting of Psalm 118:24 by William Byrd, 'Haec Dies' offers a glimpse into the splendor of the English Renaissance. The lilting English folksong, 'I Love My Love' is one of a group of great arrangements in the King'singers' repertoire. In 'O Lord, Make Thy Servant Elizabeth Thy Queen,' a choral tribute to Queen Elizabeth I, William Byrd's great compositional artistry is fully evident, with long sustained phrases, bass pedal tones, and striking dissonances. This challenging and substantial work is ideal for madrigal groups and advanced ensembles. 'She Moved Through The Fair' and 'The Star of the County Down' are two of the King's Singers' favorite and most-requested Irish ballad. The evocative setting of 'The Turle Dove,' one of the most treasured folksongs of all time, is new to the King's Singers' repertoire. Sure to become a classic!

6111 Sheet Music $8.95   Softcover | 8 x 11 | England | Mixed 5-8 Parts | A Cappella | English Choral Arrangements
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Annie Laurie: Folksongs of the British Isles (00 1 CD)

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

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Scarborough Fair    English Traditional   Howard Goodall
Skye Boat Song   Scottish Traditional   John Rutter
What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor?    English Traditional   David Overton
Annie Laurie   Scottish Traditional   Jeremy Jackman
Greensleeves   English Traditional   Bob Chilcott
Danny Boy   Irish Traditional   Bob Chilcott
The Lincolnshire Poacher   English Traditional   Andrew Jackman
Loch Lomond    Scottish Traditional   David Overton
The Lass of Richmond Hill    English Traditional   David Overton
Sally Gardens   Irish Traditional   Bob Chilcott
The Ash Grove   Welsh Traditional   Grayston Ives
Aiken Drum    Scottish Traditional   Grayston Ives
Golden Slumbers    English Traditional   Bruce Russell
Ar Hyd Y Nos (All Through the Night)    Welsh Traditional   Grayston Ives
Going to Town    Welsh Traditional   Grayston Ives
Home Sweet Home   English Traditional   Jeremy Jackman
Eriskay Love Lilt   Scottish Traditional   Simon Carrington
Mairi's Wedding    Irish Traditional   Bob Chilcott

Produced by Simon Woods / Motohiko Nakada

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?"

6112 00 1 CD $16.98   Male | Ensemble | England | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: King's Singers: A Tribute To The Comedian Harmonists (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers: A Tribute To The Comedian Harmonists

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Veronika, der Lenz its da   Fred Walter
Liebling, Mein Herz Lsst Dich Grossen   Emil Gerhardt
Night and Day   Cole Porter   Emil Gerhardt
Mein Kleiner Groner Kaktus   Daryl Runswick
Creole Love Call   Duke Ellington   Paul Kuhn
Eins, Zwei, Drei, Vier   Daryl Runswick
Stormy Weather   Harold Arlen   Daryl Runswick
Das ist die Liebe der Matrosen   Emil Gerhardt
Ouvet re zu/Overture from the Barber of Seville   Gioacchino Rossini   Daryl Runswick
Wenn der Wind Weht Uber das Meer   Daryl Runswick
Flight of the Bumblebee   Daryl Runswick
The Donkey Serenade   Emil Gerhardt
Gitarren Spielt Auf   Daryl Runswick
Tea for Two   Daryl Runswick
Du armes girl vom Chor   Daryl Runswick
Wochenhund und Sonnenschein   Daryl Runswick

Produced by Dirk Schortemeir

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!

6113 00 1 CD $16.98   Male | Ensemble | England | Men's Choirs CDs
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Anniversary Jubilee (01 Songbook)

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King's Singers: Anniversary Jubilee

Song Name   Composer   Arranger   Voicing
I'm A Train   Hammond / Hazelwood   Peter Knight   SATB
You Are The New Day   John David   Peter Knight   SATB
Can't Buy Me Love   Lennon / McCartney   Keith Abbs   SATB
Short People   Randy Newman   Simon Carrington   SATB
Le Baylere   Traditional   Goff Richards   SATB
Musik Der Nacht   Johann Strauss   Bob Chilcott   SATB
Greensleeves   Traditional   Bob Chilcott   SATB
Loch Lomond   Traditional   David Overton   SATB
Eriskay Love Lilt   Traditional   Simon Carrington   SATB
That Lonesome Road   James Taylor   Simon Carrington   SATB
And So It Goes   Billy Joel   Bob Chilcott   SATB
Shenandoah   Traditional   Bob Chilcott   SATB

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.

6114 01 Songbook $6.95   80 Pages | Softcover | 7 x 10 | England | Mixed 5-8 Parts | A Cappella | English Choral Arrangements
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Sermons and Devotions (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers: Sermons and Devotions

Song Name   Composer
Totus Tuus   Henryk Gorecki
Piispa Ja Pakana   Veijo Tormis
Pater Noster   Igor Stravinsky
Ave Maria   Igor Stravinsky
Wymondham Chants   Geoffrey Poole
Wymondham Chants   Geoffrey Poole
Wymondham Chants   Geoffrey Poole
Wymondham Chants   Geoffrey Poole
Funeral Ikos   John Tavener
The Lamb   John Tavener
Sermons And Devotions   Richard Rodney Bennet
Sermons And Devotions   Richard Rodney Bennet
Sermons And Devotions   Richard Rodney Bennet
Sermons And Devotions   Richard Rodney Bennet
Sermons And Devotions   Richard Rodney Bennet

Produced by Daryl Runswick

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.

6114 00 1 CD $15.95   Male | Ensemble | England | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Ensemble Singing Collection (01 Songbook)

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King's Singers: Ensemble Singing Collection

Song Name   Composer   Arranger   Voicing
If Ye Love Me   Thomas Tallis   SATB
Dindirin, Dindirin   Anonymous   Philip Lawson   SATB
Plaisir d'amour   Giovanni Martini   Goff Richards   SATB
Quick! We Have But A Second   Traditional   Charles Stanford   SATB
S'vivon   Traditional   Bob Chilcott   SATB
Takeda Lullaby   Traditional   Grayston Ives   SATB
Humpty Dumpty Medley   Traditional   Paul Hart   SATB
Blackbird   Lennon and McCartney   Daryl Runswick   SATB
I Bought Me A Cat   Traditional   Bob Chilcott   SATB
Back In The U.S.S.R.   Lennon / McCartney   Daryl Runswick   SATB
Seaside Rendezvous   Freddie Mercury   Paul Hart   SATB
Sing We Chant It   Thomas Morley   SSATB

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.

6115 01 Songbook $6.95   104 Pages | Softcover | 7 x 10 | England | Mixed 5-8 Parts | A Cappella | English Choral Arrangements
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Original Debut Recording (Cherry Ripe) (00 1 CD)

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

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
The Peanut Vendor    Sunshine / Gilbert / Simmons
Shenandoah   Traditional   Gordon Langford
Cherry Ripe    Traditional   Whitworth
Summertime   Gershwin
Time Was   Prado / Luna / Russell
Scarborough Fair    English Traditional   Simon / Garfunkel
None But The Lonely Heart    Tchaikovsky   Gordon Langford
Linstead Market    Traditional   Gordon Langford
The Oak And The Ash    Traditional   Gordon Langford
Wives And Lovers   Burt Bacharach / David
Blow Away The Morning Dew   Traditional   Gordon Langford
The Green Leaves Of Summer   Tiomkin / Webster
What Kind Of Things    Goodwin

Produced by Brian Couzens

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!

6115 00 1 CD $15.98   Male | Ensemble | England | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Lennon & McCartney Connection (01 Songbook)

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King's Singers: Lennon & McCartney Connection

Song Name   Composer   Arranger   As Performed By
Back In The U.S.S.R.   Lennon / McCartney   Daryl Runswick   King's Singers
Blackbird   Lennon / McCartney   Daryl Runswick   King's Singers
Can't Buy Me Love   Lennon / McCartney   Keith Abbs   King's Singers
Eleanor Rigby   Lennon / McCartney   Paul Hart   King's Singers
Honey Pie   Lennon / McCartney   Paul Hart   King's Singers
I Feel Fine   Lennon / McCartney   Bob Chilcott   King's Singers
I'll Follow The Sun   Lennon / McCartney   Grayston Ives   King's Singers
If I Fell   Lennon / McCartney   Bob Chilcott   King's Singers
Michelle   Lennon / McCartney   Grayston Ives   King's Singers
Yesterday   Lennon / McCartney   Bob Chilcott   King's Singers
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away   Lennon / McCartney   Andrew Jackman   King's Singers

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.

6116 01 Songbook $5.95   88 Pages | Softcover | 7 x 10 | England | Mixed 5-8 Parts | A Cappella | Choral Arrangements of Beatles Music
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Christmas (01 Songbook)

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King's Singers: Christmas

Song Name   Composer   Arranger   As Performed By
The Gift   Traditional Shaker Tune   Bob Chilcott   King's Singers
Boar's Head Carol   Traditional   David Overton   King's Singers
Joy to The World   George Frideric Handel   David Overton   King's Singers
O Little Town Of Bethlehem   Traditional   Grayston Ives   King's Singers
The Twelve Days Of Christmas   Traditional   Geoffrey Keating   King's Singers
Gaudete   Traditional   Brian Kay   King's Singers
Noel! Sus Troupe Chanteresse   Eustache du Caurroy   King Singers   King's Singers

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.

6117 01 Songbook $5.95   58 Pages | Softcover | 7 x 10 | England | Mixed 5-8 Parts | A Cappella | Choral Christmas Arrangements
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Madrigals (01 Songbook)

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King's Singers: Madrigals

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Dindirin, Dindirin   Anonymous   Anonymous
Fatal La Parte   Juan del Encina   Juan del Encina
Cucu, Cucu!   Juan del Encina   Juan del Encina
De Los Alamos Vengo   Juan Vasquez   Juan Vasquez
Ach Elslein, Liebes Elselein   Ludwig Senfi   Ludwig Senfi
Vitrum Nostrum Gloriosum   Anonymous   Anonymous
Wir Zogen In Das Feld   Anonymous   Anonymous
Lirum Bililirum   Rossino Mantovano   Rossino Mantovano
Alla Cazza   Anonymous   Anonymous
Il Bianco E Dolce Cigno   Jacques Arcadelt   Jacques Arcadelt
Matona, Mia Cara   Orlando Lassus   Orlando de Lassus
Au Joli Jeu   Clement Janequin   Clement Janequin
La La La, Je Ne L'ose Dire   Pierre Certon   Pierre Certon
Margot Labourez Les Vignes   Jacques Arcadelt   Jacques Arcadelt
Un Gentil Amoureux   Claude le Jeune   Claude le Jeune
Il Est Bel Et Bon   Pierre Passereau   Pierre Passereau
Fair Phyllis I Saw Sitting   John Farmer   John Farmer
Heigh Ho! 'Chill Go To Plough No More Fine Knacks For Ladies   John Mundy   John Mundy
Of All The Birds That I Do Know   John Dowland   John Dowland
Adieu, Sweet Amaryllis   John Bartlet   John Bartlet

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.

6118 01 Songbook $6.95   70 Pages | Softcover | 5 x 8 | Mixed 5-8 Parts | A Cappella | Madrigal Arrangements
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Singers.com: King's Singers: A Little Christmas (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers: A Little Christmas

Song Name   Arranger
Here We Come A-Wassailing   Bob Chilcott
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear   Bob Chilcott
The Little Drummer Boy   John McCarthy
I Wonder as I Wander   Bob Chilcott
We Wish You a Merry Christmas   John Rutter
Es Ist Ein Ros' Entsprugen   M. Praetorius
Ding Dong! Merrily on High   Bob Chilcott
Stille Nacht   John Rutter
O Little Town of Bethlehem   Grayston Ives
A Little Christmas Music   Daryl Runswick
The Coventry Carol   Daryl Runswick
The Boar's Head Carol   David Overton
Gaudete   David Overton / Brian Kay
Joy to the World   David Overton
Riu, Riu, Chiu   King's Singers
El Nino Querido   Goff Richards
Villancico Catalan   Goff Richards
Deck the Hall   Gordon Langford
The Wexford Carol   Bob Chilcott
The Gift (Simple Gifts)   Bob Chilcott
Patapan and Farandole   Bob Chilcott

Produced by Simon Woods

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!

6118 00 1 CD $16.98   5 x 8 | Male | Ensemble | England | | Men's Choir Christmas
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Folk Songs (01 Songbook)

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King's Singers: Folk Songs

Song Name   Composer   Arranger   Voicing   As Performed By
Lamorna   Traditional   Goff Richards   6 Part
Bobby Shaftoe   Traditional   Gordon Langford   6 Part   King's Singers
Dance To Thy Daddy   Traditional   Goff Richards   6 Part   King's Singers
O My Love is Like A Red, Red Rose   Traditional - Words by Robert Burns   Simon Carrington   SATB   King's Singers
Barbara Allen   Traditional   John Rutter   6 Part   King's Singers
Early One Morning   Traditional   Jeremy Jackman   6 Part   King's Singers
Migildi Magildi   Traditional   Grayston Ives   6 Part   King's Singers
She Moved Through The Fair   Traditional   Daryl Runswick   6 Part   King's Singers
The Oak And The Ash   Traditional   Gordon Langford   6 Part   King's Singers
Nae Luck About The House   Traditional   Gordon Langford   6 Part   King's Singers
Londonderry Air   Traditional   Peter Knight   6 Part   King's Singers
Glossary

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.

6119 01 Songbook $6.95   88 Pages | Softcover | 7 x 10 | England | Mixed 5-8 Parts | A Cappella | World Music Arrangements
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Irish Songbook (01 Songbook)

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King's Singers: Irish Songbook

Song Name   Composer   Arranger   Voicing   As Performed By
Danny Boy   Traditional   Peter Knight   SATB divisi   King's Singers
Eriskay Love Lift   Traditional   Simon Carrington   SATB divisi   King's Singers
Irish Lullaby   Traditional   Keith Abbs   SATTBB   King's Singers
Mairi's Wedding   Traditional   Bob Chilcott   SAB   King's Singers
Molly Malone   Traditional   Philip Lawson   SATBB   King's Singers
Phil the Fluter's Ball   Percy French   Gordan Langford   SATB   King's Singers
She Moved Through the Fair   Traditional   Daryl Runswick   SATBB   King's Singers
The Star of the County Down   Traditional   Howard Goodall   SSATB   King's Singers
'tis The Last Rose of Summer   Thomas Moore   Philip Lawson   SATB   King's Singers
Wexford Carol   Traditional   Bob Chilcott   SATB   King's Singers

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.

6120 01 Songbook $6.95   88 Pages | Softcover | 7 x 10 | Ireland | Mixed 5-8 Parts | A Cappella | Irish Vocal Harmony
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Madrigals Volume 2 (01 Songbook)

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King's Singers: Madrigals Volume 2

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

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.

6121 01 Songbook $6.95   89 Pages | Softcover | 5 x 8 | Mixed 5-8 Parts | A Cappella | Madrigal Arrangements
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Chanson D'Amour (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers: Chanson D'Amour

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Chanson D'Amour   Paul Hart
Now Those Days Are Gone   Grayston Ives
La Valse Mille Temps   Daryl Runswick
Con Amores, La Mia Madre   Bob Chilcott
Who Is Sylvia?   Goff Richards
Chitarra D'Amor   Daryl Runswick
I Get Along Without You Very Well   Daryl Runswick
All I Ask Of You   Bob Chilcott
Dein Herzlein Mild   King's Singers
My Romance   Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart   Neil Richardson
She's Like the Swallow   Bob Chilcott
Quand Tu Dors Pres De Moi   Gordon Langford
Love's Philosophy   Richards
Alice in Wonderland   Gordon Langford
Plaisir D'Amour   Richards
If Music Be the Food of Love   Richards
Le Papillon et la Fleur   Richards
Lydia   Richards
Phyllis Is My Only Joy   J.W. Hobbs
Wenn Ice In Deinen Augen Seh'   Bob Chilcott
Down With Love   Gordon Langford

Produced by Daryl Runswick

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!

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6121 00 1 CD $16.98   6 x 8 | Male | Ensemble | England | Men's Choirs CDs
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Here's A Howdy Do (01 Songbook)

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King's Singers: Here's A Howdy Do

Song Name   Composer   Arranger   As Performed By
A British Tar   Gilbert / Sullivan   Peter Gritton   King's Singers
Ah Leave Me Not   Gilbert / Sullivan   Bob Chilcott   King's Singers
Brightly Dawns Our Wedding Day   Gilbert / Sullivan   Peter Gritton   King's Singers
Here's A Howdy Do   Gilbert / Sullivan   Bob Chilcott   King's Singers
Take A Pair of Sparkling Eyes   Gilbert / Sullivan   Bob Chilcott   King's Singers
The Pirate King   Gilbert / Sullivan   Daryl Runswick   King's Singers
The Sun, Whose Rays Are All Ablaze   Gilbert / Sullivan   Bob Chilcott   King's Singers
Tilt Window   Gilbert / Sullivan   Peter Gritton   King's Singers

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.

6122 01 Songbook $5.95   64 Pages | Softcover | 7 x 10 | England | Mixed 5-8 Parts | English Choral Arrangements
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Good Vibrations (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers: Good Vibrations

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Good Vibrations   Brian Wilson / Mike Love   Bob Chilcott
Cecilia   Paul Simon   Andrew Jackman
Father to Son    Phil Collins   Bob Chilcott
The Boxer    Paul Simon   Andrew Jackman
Texas Girl at the Funeral of her Father   Randy Newman   Bob Chilcott
Seaside Rendezvous    Freddie Mercury   Paul Hart
And So It Goes   Billy Joel   Bob Chilcott
American Pie    Don Maclean   Daryl Runswick
Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy    Paul Simon   Andrew Jackman
Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover    Paul Simon   Andrew Jackman
That Lonesome Road   James Taylor   Simon Carrington
Freddie Feel-Good   Ray Stevens   Paul Hart
M.L.K.    Clayton / Hewson / Evans / Mullen   Bob Chilcott

Produced by Simon Woods

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!

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6122 00 1 CD $16.98   6 x 8 | Male | Ensemble | England | Men's Choirs CDs
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Singers.com: King's Singers: English Renaissance (01 Songbook)

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King's Singers: English Renaissance

Song Name   Composer   Arranger   As Performed By
All Creatures Now   John Bennett   King Singers   King's Singers
As Vest Was from Latmos Hill Descending   Thomas Weelkes   King Singers   King's Singers
Drop Drop Slow Tears   Orlando Gibbons   Phineas Fletcher(1582-1650) King Singers   King's Singers
Fire Fire   Thomas Morley   King Singers   King's Singers
Haec Dies   William Byrd   King Singers   King's Singers
Hunting the Hare   Edward Pearce   John Douglas Williams   King's Singers
If Ye Love Me   Thomas Tallis   King Singers   King's Singers
Round of Three Country Dances in One   Thomas Ravencroft   King Singers   King's Singers
The Silver Swan   Orlando Gibbons   King Singers   King's Singers
Sing Joyfully   William Byrd   King Singers   King's Singers
The Three Ravens   Thomas Ravencroft   JS Jachman   King's Singers
Weep, O Mine Eyes   John Bennett   King Singers   King's Singers

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).

6123 01 Songbook $6.95   72 Pages | Softcover | 7 x 10 | KS - King's | England | Mixed 5-8 Parts | A Cappella | Early Music Vocal Arrangements
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Singers.com: King's Singers: In Concert (Video)

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King's Singers: In Concert

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

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!

6124 Video $19.98   Male | England
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Singers.com: King's Singers: English Renaissance (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers: English Renaissance

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

Produced by Donald Fraser

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.

6125 00 1 CD $16.98   Male | Ensemble | England | Early Music CDs
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Circle Of Life (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers: Circle Of Life

Song Name   Composer
Circle of Life   Elton John / Tim Rice
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

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.

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6126 00 1 CD $9.95   Male | Ensemble | England | | Men's Choirs CDs
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Book Of Rounds, Canons and Partsongs (01 Songbook)

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

Song Name   Composer   Arranger   As Performed By
Alleluia (Boyce)   Traditional   Traditional   King's Singers
Chistmas Is Coming   Traditional   Traditional   King's Singers
Coffee Canon   Anonymous   Anonymous   King's Singers
Come Follow   Traditional   Traditional   King's Singers
Come Let Us All A-Maying Go   John Hilton   John Hilton   King's Singers
Dona Nobis Pacem   Adam Gumpelzhaimer   Adam Gumpelzhaimer   King's Singers
Hava Na Shira   Traditional   Traditional   King's Singers
If Turn'd Topsy Turvy   John Stainer   John Stainer   King's Singers
Jubilate Deo   Michael Praetorius   Michael Praetorius   King's Singers
Mi Gallo   Traditional   Traditional   King's Singers
My Dame Hath a Lame, Tame Crane   Anonymous   Anonymous   King's Singers
Non Nobis Domine   William Byrd   William Byrd   King's Singers
Oaken Leaves   Thomas Ravercroft   Thomas Ravercroft   King's Singers
Shalom Chaverim   Traditional   Traditional   King's Singers
The Silver Swan   Orlando Gibbons   King's Singers
Summer Is A-Coming In   Anonymous   Anonymous   King's Singers
Tallis' Canon   Thomas Tallis   Thomas Tallis   King's Singers
Viva la Musica   Michael Praetorius   Michael Praetorius   King's Singers
When Jesus Wept   William Billing   William Billing   King's Singers
and 80 more selections...   King's Singers

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.

6128 01 Songbook $8.95   80 Pages | Softcover | 6 x 9 | 6 Members | England | Rounds | A Cappella | Rounds for Singing
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Singers.com: King's Singers: A Workshop (DVD)

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King's Singers: A Workshop

Experience the insights, the expertise, the inspiration and the fun of the King's Singers in concert at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Hall in Dallas, Texas, in rehearsal, in informal interviews and in workshops. The group uses various high school choirs, in a workshop setting, to demonstrate their philosophy and approach. The King's Singers, wearing casual apparel, gently and humorously coach their charges on important but subtle details of phrasing, dynamics and most importantly, interpretation, as on Bob Chilcott's arrangement of "Shenandoah." The group, in spite of their daunting technical know-how, make the point that fun while singing is the purpose; the obviously warm rapport they have amongst themselves is ample evidence that this is so!

6130 DVD $24.95   Male | Ensemble | England | Choral Instructional DVDs
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Here's a Howdy Do! (00 1 CD)

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

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

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.

6133 00 1 CD $7.95   Male | Ensemble | England | | Men's Choirs CDs
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Singers.com: King's Singers: European Renaissance (01 Songbook)

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King's Singers: European Renaissance

Song Name   Composer   Arranger   As Performed By
Au Joli Jeu du pousse avant   Clement Janequin   King Singers   King's Singers
Chi Chilichi   Orlando Lassus   King Singers   King's Singers
Dindirin, Dindirin   Anonymous   Philip Lawon   King's Singers
Hark All Ye Lovely Saints   Thomas Weelkes   King's Singers   King's Singers
I Love Alas I Love Thee   Thomas Morley   King's Singers   King's Singers
Il Bianco E Dolce Cigno   Jacques Arcadelt   King's Singers   King's Singers
Innsbruck, I Now Must Leave Thee   Heinrich Isaac   King's Singers   King's Singers
La, la, la, Je Le Vous Dirai   Pierre Certon   King's Singers   King's Singers
Otro Tal Misacantano   Anonymous   King Singers   King's Singers
Parmi Di Star   Severin Cornet   King's Singers   King's Singers
Tanzen Und Springen   Hans Leo Hassler   King's Singers   King's Singers
Triste Depart   Nicolas Gombert   King's Singers   King's Singers

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).

6141 01 Songbook $6.95   60 Pages | Softcover | 6 x 9 | Mixed 5-8 Parts | A Cappella | Early Music Vocal Arrangements
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Spirituals (01 Songbook)

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King's Singers: Spirituals

Song Name   Composer   Arranger   As Performed By
Deep River   Traditional Spiritual   Philip Lawson   King's Singers
Down to the River to Pray   Traditional   Philip Lawson   King's Singers
Joshua   Traditional Spiritual   Robert Sells   King's Singers
Keep in the Middle of the Road   Traditional Spiritual   David Overton   King's Singers
Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow   Traditional Spiritual   Carl Davis   King's Singers
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child   Traditional Spiritual   Carl Davis   King's Singers
Stand Still, Jordan   Traditional Spiritual   AP Jackman   King's Singers
Standing in the Need of Prayer   Traditional Spiritual   Simon Park   King's Singers
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot   Traditional Spiritual   Peter Knight   King's Singers

Here for the first time in one collection are well-known traditional spirituals in the King's Singers own performing editions. This third volume in the Colour of Song series contains works from their past repertoire as well as two brand new arrangements. Also includes performance notes for each song.

6142 01 Songbook $6.95   84 Pages | Softcover | 6 x 9 | Mixed 5-8 Parts | A Cappella | Spirituals Arrangements
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Singers.com: Holst Singers: Ikon II (00 1 CD)

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Holst Singers: Ikon II

Song Name   Composer
Our Father   Golovanov
Salvation is created   Chesnokov
Of thy mystical supper   Alexander Gretchaninov
Let my prayer arise   Chesnokov
Let thy good spirit   Chesnokov
Bless the Lord, O my soul   Chesnokov
The Cherubic Hymn   Shvedov
Come, let us worship   Tchaikovsky
Come, let us worship   Kalinnikov
We hymn thee   Kalinnikov
Rejoice, O Virgin   Kalinnikov
Bless the Lord, O my sold   Tolstiakov
Our Father   Rimsky-Korsakov
Rejoice, O Virgin   Sergey Rachmaninov
We hymn thee   Kalinnikov
Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous   Chesnokov
Let all mortal flesh keep silence   Balakirev
We have no other help   Chesnokov
All of creation rejoices in you   Chesnokov
The Thrice-Holy   Shvedov

Directed by Stephen Layton

In 1997, the Holst Singers and Stephen Layton produced a disc that immediately became a cult classic and a best-seller. 'Ikon', a selection of great Russian choral music from the 19th century, dazzled with its grand, opulent beauty. Now the same forces return with Ikon II. Many of the works recorded here are by composers whose names will not be familiar - but the extraordinary quality of the music is unmistakable and immediately enthralling. This recording centres on music produced by a group of composers linked to the Moscow Synodal School of Church Singing, famous for its choir (comprising men and boys) at the beginning of the twentieth century. These composers made, up to the time of the momentous events of 1917, a significant contribution to the future of Russian choral music, one that, while never forgotten in Russia, is now also coming to be appreciated in the West. That their work did not emerge from a vacuum is made evident here by the inclusion of music by earlier composers: Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908), Mili Balakirev (1837-1910) and Cesar Cui (1835-1918).

6164 00 1 CD $19.95   Mixed | Chorus | England | A Cappella | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Holst Singers: The Evening Watch (00 1 CD)

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Holst Singers: The Evening Watch

Song Name   Composer
Two Psalms   Gustav Holst
Psalm 86   Gustav Holst
Good Friday   Gustav Holst
How Mighty are the Sabbaths   Gustav Holst
Drinking Song   Gustav Holst
The Evening Watch   Gustav Holst
Say Who Is This?   Gustav Holst
Angel Spirits of Sleep   Gustav Holst
Sorrow and Joy   Gustav Holst
Assemble, All Ye Maidens   Gustav Holst

Directed by Stephen Layton

This is a welcome reissue of a fine release, including several gems, performed with spirit and more than mere competence by the Holst Singers and Orchestra under Hilary Davan Wetton. The program starts out with the Two Psalms from 1912, scored for choir, string orchestra and organ, fine but not particularly memorable works. The Six Choruses for male voices and string orchestra op. 53 belong to a different league, but these complex pieces aren't exactly easy listening. The Seven Part Songs op. 44 are very fine works as well - they belong to the period of Egdon Heath and more or less to the same style; and they do indeed exhibit many of the same qualities; they really display Holst's ear for sonorities and delicate but interesting textures. At first listening they might come across as a little austere, but closer attention is rewarded by almost shimmering, subtle beauty. The Evening Watch op. 43 also belongs to the same group, but is in the end a less memorable work. The Nunc Dimittis is lovely.

6165 00 1 CD $11.95   Mixed | Chorus | England | A Cappella | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: BYU Singers: The Pilgrim's Journey Home (00 1 CD)

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BYU Singers: The Pilgrim's Journey Home

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Pilgrim Song   Traditional   Ryan Murphy
Lead, Kindly Light   John B. Dykes   Mack Wilberg
Homeward Bound   Marta Keen   Jay Althouse
Pilgrim's Chorus, from Tannhauser   Richard Wagner
Saints Bound For Heaven   American Folk Hymn   Howard Helvey
The Promised Land   Samuel Stennett/ Daniel McDavitt
Ain't That News   Traditional Spiritual   Hatfield
Have I Done Any Good?   Will L. Thompson
Goin' Home   Antonin Dvorak
Pilgrims on a Journey   Richard Gillard/ Jared Oaks
Whither Goest Thou, Pilgrim Stranger?   Warrenton   Ronald Staheli
Shenandoah   Traditional   Carmen Dragon
Hallelujah   Charles Wesley/ William Walker   Jean Applonie
My Little Mountain Home   W. S. Gwynn Williams   Daniel McDavitt
When Johnny Comes Marching Home   Lena Ford   David Zabriskie
I Feel Like I'm On My Journey Home   American Spiritual   Ronald Staheli
Come, Come Ye Saints   English Folk Song/ William Clayton   Leroy J. Robertson

Each of us has cherished memories of home; as we continue in life, we seek places and situations that bring the same feelings of comfort, strength and reassurance. This CD contains music that reflects our journey towards that sense of home, and the support we give others in their own pilgrimages. In this collection of inspirational folk hymns and songs, the BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Women's Chorus and Men's Chorus join with the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra in beautiful performances of inspiring music. This CD includes several songs not heard on the TV broadcasts.

6171 00 1 CD $15.95   Mixed | Chorus | United States | A Cappella
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Singers.com: Holst Singers: Vespers - Grechaninov (00 1 CD)

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Holst Singers: Vespers - Grechaninov

Song Name   Composer
Now the Powers of Heaven   Alexander Gretchaninov
In Thy Kingdom   Alexander Gretchaninov
Lord, now Lettest Now Thy Servant   Alexander Gretchaninov
All Night Vigil   Alexander Gretchaninov

Directed by Stephen Layton

Grechaninov was initially taught by Anton Arensky in Moscow, and then later, in 1890, he went to St Petersburg to study with Rimsky-Korsakov. It was he who influenced his style and helped him launch his professional career. After the Revolution, Grechaninov became increasingly uneasy in Soviet Russia, and in 1925 left for ever. In 1946 he took American citizenship. An unusually versatile and prolific composer, he wrote operas, symphonies, chamber music, over 250 songs, and a great deal of music for children. He has been described as the most representative composer of his generation writing for the Orthodox service. Vespers is part of the All-Night Vigil service, and Grechaninov's setting was composed, premiered, and published in 1912. This precedes Rachmaninov's setting by three years. It appears to have lain dormant for some eighty years until it was revived in America for its first performance of modern times in 1995.

6174 00 1 CD $11.95   Mixed | Chorus | England | A Cappella
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Singers.com: Holst Singers: Over Hill, Over Dale (00 1 CD)

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Holst Singers: Over Hill, Over Dale

Song Name   Composer
Loch Lomond   Ralph Vaughan Williams
Full Fathom Five   Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Cloud-Capp'd Towers   Ralph Vaughan Williams
Over Hill, Over Dale   Ralph Vaughan Williams
Alister McAlphine's Lament   Ralph Vaughan Williams
An Acre Of Land   Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Seeds Of Love   Ralph Vaughan Williams
Ca' The Yowes   Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Dark-Eyed Sailor   Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Spring Time Of The Year   Ralph Vaughan Williams
Just The Tide Was Flowing   Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Lover's Ghost   Ralph Vaughan Williams
Wassail Song   Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Winter Is Gone   Ralph Vaughan Williams
Mannin Veen   Ralph Vaughan Williams
Bushes And Briars   Ralph Vaughan Williams
Down Among The Dead Men   Ralph Vaughan Williams
Sweet Day   Ralph Vaughan Williams
O Mistress Mine   Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Willow Song   Ralph Vaughan Williams

Vaughan Williams's small-scale choral works are a comparatively lesser-known aspect of his art. The majority of these compositions arose from his folksong-collecting activities at the turn of the century; this recording brings some of his finest folksong arrangements together with other a cappella works. They cover the whole of the composer's long career. The Holst Singers are the foremost amateur choir in London. Under their musical director Stephen Layton they regularly perform on Radio 3 and Classic FM and in the major concert venues. The choir is joined for several songs by the renowned soloists Ian Bostridge and Michael George.

6185 00 1 CD $19.95   Mixed | Chorus | England | A Cappella | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Holst Singers: Pierre Villette (00 1 CD)

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Holst Singers: Pierre Villette

O Sacrum Convivium Op. 27
Hymne A La Vierge Op. 24
Attende, Domine Op. 45
Notre Pere D'Aix Op. 75
Inviolata Op. 66
Tu Es Petrus Op. 29
O Quam Suavis Est Op. 76
Strophes Polyphoniques Pour Le Veni Creator Op. 28
Panis Angelicus Op. 80
O Salutaris Hostia Op. 21
Ave Verum Op. 3
Salve Regina Op. 5
O Quam Amabilis Es Op. 71
Jesu, Dulcis Memoria Op. 78
Adoro Te Op. 31
O Magnum Misterium Op. 53

Directed by Stephen Layton

This pioneering new recording - a showcase for the virtuoso talents of the Holst Singers - presents all fifteen of Villette's unaccompanied choral works and his two motets for choir and organ. Pierre Villette might best be regarded as a stylistic bridge between Debussy and Faure on the one hand and Poulenc and Messiaen on the other. A world rich in the familiarities of Gregorian chant infuses much of his choral output, while ambitious chromaticisms and textural gestures create effects which are at once spiritual and sensuous. This is the music of private prayer set in the context of an incense-filled Gothic Uber-Cathedral. Under their long-standing director of music Stephen Layton, the Holst Singers have established themselves firmly at the top of the country's league of chamber choirs. This new programme can only enhance their justly deserved reputation.

6186 00 1 CD $19.95   Mixed | Chorus | England | A Cappella | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Elmer Iseler Singers: Spirituals (00 1 CD)

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Elmer Iseler Singers: Spirituals

Ain'a that Good News
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Ol' Time Religion
Mary Had A Baby
Git On Board
Go Down Moses
Listen to de Lambs
Aint' Got Time To Die
Go Tell It On The Mountain
Deep River
Poor Man Lazrus
Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
Same Train
Lit'le David
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
Let Me Fly

Internationally renowned for their expressive phrasing and luxurious tone, The Elmer Iseler Singers present sixteen traditional spirituals, including Go Down Moses, Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen, and Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.

6202 00 1 CD $16.95   Mixed | Chorus | Canada | Spirituals CDs
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Singers.com: Swingle Singers: Jazz Sebastien Bach (00 1 CD)

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Swingle Singers: Jazz Sebastien Bach

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Fugue En Re Minuer   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Prelude Pour Choral D'Orgue No. 1   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Aria   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Prelude En Fa Majeur   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Bourree   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Fugue En Do Minuer Fugue En Re Majeur   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Prelude No. 9   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Sinfonia   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Prelude En Do Majeur   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Canon   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Invention en Do Majeur   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Fugue En Re Majeur   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Vivace   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Prelude Et Fugue En Mi Mineur   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Choral De La Cantate   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Gavotte   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Prelude Et Fugue En Do Majeur   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Fugue En Sol Majeur   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Adagio   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Prelude Et Fugue En Do Diese Majeu   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Prelude Du Choral D'Orgue   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle
Fugue No.21 Du Prelude Et Fugue En Si Bemol Majeur BWV 866   Johann Sebastian Bach   Ward Swingle

Produced by Ward Swingle

This is it! The original Les Swingle Singers, arranged and conducted by Ward Swingle. Half of this rerelease was from the l963 recording which won a Grammy for "Best Performance by a Chorus." The first Jazz Sebastian Bach was a 1968 album called Bach's Greatest Hits here in the US where Les Swingles won a Grammy in the category "Best New Artist." You'll find over sixty-five minutes of jazz/Bach sung with only the bass and drum (mostly snare) to accentuate rhythm. They became world renown because scat is an understandable language everywhere in it. None of Bach's work has been changed, not a note added or taken away! This is not improvisation (though two pieces were transposed to accommodate vocal range).

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Singers.com: Swingle Singers: Around the World Folk Songs (00 1 CD)

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Swingle Singers: Around the World Folk Songs

Cachapaya (Peru)
Star of the County Down (Ireland)
El paisanito (Argentina)
De punta y taco (Chile)
The Ash Grove (Wales)
David of the White Rock (Wales)
The Drunken Sailor (England)
Ciao bella ciao (Italy)
L'Amour de moi (France)
Country Dances (USA)
Waltzing Matilda (Austrailia)
Danny boy (Ireland)
Charlie is My Darling (Scotland)
Loch Lomond (Scotland)
The Salley Gardens (England)
Joshua fought the battle of Jericho Spiritual
Viel Freuden mit sich bringet (Germany)
Bushes and Briers (England)
Sakkijarven Polka( Finland)
Vem kan segla (Sweden)

Simply put, the early success of Ward Swingle's Singers in the world of jazz is a result of their applying scat singing (a vocal technique using nonsense syllables started by Louis Armstrong in 1926 when his songsheet with the words fell on the floor while recording) to incongruous well-known music, such as the orchestral and organ music of J.S. Bach. In "Around The World" the Swingles apply scat to folk songs from around the world with a result as fresh and surprising as their first hit, "Bach Hits Back." The instruments they scat in this generous, sumptious CD (over an hour, 20 songs) include flutes of the Andes on the lovely opening cut, "Cachapaya," the banjo in the American medley "Country Dances" and the didgeridoo in a lilting "Waltzing Matilda." The combination of words and vocal "instruments" create another winning, unique sound for the Swingles. Some other favorites: "Star of the County Down" from Ireland, Scotland's "Loch Lomond," "The Ash Grove" from Wales, "Joshua fought the battle of Jericho," England's haunting "Bushes and Briars"... actually, there's not a weak track here!

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Singers.com: Swingle Singers: Anyone For Mozart, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi? (00 1 CD)

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Swingle Singers: Anyone For Mozart, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi?

Grammy Winner 1965 - Best Performance By A Chorus

Sonata No. 15 (Mozart)
Ah! Vous Dirais-Je Maman (Mozart)
Allegro (Sonata No.14, Mozart)
Fugue (Sonata No. 37, Mozart)
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart)
Badinerie (Bach)
Air (Harpsichord Suite In E, Handel)
Gigue (Cello Suite In C, Bach)
Largo (Harpsichord Concerto In F, Bach)
Prelude No. 19 (Well Tempered Clavier, Bach)
Preambule (Partitia No. 5 in G, Bach)
Fugue (Estro Harmonico, Op.3, No.11, Vivaldi)
Prelude No. 7 (Well Tempered Clavier, Bach)
Solfeggietto (Bach)
Der Fruhling (Bach)
Prelude No. 24 (Well Tempered Clavier, Bach)

This is the second CD which, along with Jazz Sebastian Bach, are the rereleases of the early Les Swingle Singers who were a world renown phenomena. Ward Swingle's original intent had been to sing exact vocal versions of big band classics. All of the original octet had been classically trained musicians, most with perfect pitch. They sang Bach merely for practice to improve their sight reading and musicianship.The idea of 'swinging it' (jazzing it up) came later after the bass and drums were added. This fortuitous evolution leaves us with a wonderful compilation of "Swingleized" works by Mozart, Handel, Vivaldi and Bach, mostly Mozart's and Bach's work.

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Singers.com: Swingle Singers: Pretty Ring Time (00 1 CD)

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Swingle Singers: Pretty Ring Time

Song Name   Arranger
Pretty Ring Time (Warlock)   Jonathan Rathbone
Rest, Sweet Nymphs (Warlock)   Jonathan Rathbone
Fair And True (Warlock)   Jonathan Rathbone
The First Mercy (Warlock)   Jonathan Rathbone
Twelve Oxen (Warlock)   Jonathan Rathbone
Cradle Song (Warlock)   Jonathan Rathbone
The Salley Gardens (Gurney)   Mark Williams
I Will Go With My Father A-Ploughing (Gurney)   Mark Williams
Sleep (Gurney)   Mark Williams
Love Went A-Riding (Bridge)   Jonathan Rathbone
O That It Were So (Bridge)   Mark Williams
The Lads In Their Hundreds (Butterworth)   Jonathan Rathbone
Look Not In My Eyes (Butterworth)   Morgan Ames
Sally In Our Valley    Jonathan Rathbone
Sea Fever (Ireland)   Jonathan Rathbone
If There Were Dreams To Sell (Ireland)   Mark Williams
The Heart's Desire (Ireland)   Jonathan Rathbone
Rollicum-Rorum (Finzi)   Jonathan Rathbone
Fair House Of Joy (Quilter)   Mark Williams
Now Sleeps The Crimson Petal (Quilter)   Mark Williams
Love's Philosophy (Quilter)   Mark Williams
Come Away Death (Quilter)   Mark Williams
O Mistress Mine (Quilter)   Mark Williams
Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind (Quilter)   Mark Williams

Produced by Jonathan Rathbone / Mark Williams / John Milner

Pretty Ring Time is a repertoire chosen from many of the songs that the Swingle Singers knew and loved growing up. All the composers are English from the early 20th century with the exception of one song, "Sally In Our Alley," written by the group's director and second tenor, Jonathan Rathbone. Most of this music was meant to be performed by piano and voice but lends itself wonderfully well to the group's capacities. The composers are Peter Warlock, Ivor Gurney, George Butterworth, Gerald Finzi, Frank Bridge and John Ireland. The lyrics are from Shakespeare, Tennyson, Shelley, Masefield, A.E. Houseman, Thomas Hardy and other notables of English letters whom the composers had set to music.

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Singers.com: Swingle Singers: In Concert (Video)

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Swingle Singers: In Concert

Bach: Organ Fugue in g minor
Henry VIII: Pastime with Good Company
Lennon/ McCartney: I Will/ Blackbird and Cachapaya
Debussy: clair de lune
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture

Recorded at Harewood House in 1989, the Swingle Singers performance for Yorkshire Television includes Bach's "Organ Fugue in G Minor," Henry the VIII's "Pastime In Good Company," and the Swingles go-for-broke closer, "1812." Since the octet's founding by Ward Swingle, originally in France, and then as a later, English version, the group has astounded audiences with their "voice orchestra" renditions of classical works. Though Ward has since retired, Jonathan Rathbone, Ben Parry and their fellow singers carry the banner with aplomb and daredevil musicality.

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Singers.com: Robert Shaw Festival Singers: Amazing Grace (00 1 CD)

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Robert Shaw Festival Singers: Amazing Grace

Song Name   Arranger
To God Our Strength   Shaw / Parker
Come Away To The Skies   Shaw / Parker
Wondrous Love   Shaw / Parker
God Is Seen    Shaw / Parker
Hark, I Hear The Harps Eternal   Shaw / Parker
Bright Canaan   Shaw / Parker
Amazing Grace   Shaw / Parker
His Voice As The Sound   Shaw / Parker
I Will Arise   Shaw / Parker
Saints Bound For Heaven   Shaw / Parker
Ride On, King Jesus   Shaw / Parker
Poor Mourner   Shaw / Parker
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot   Shaw / Parker
Dere's No Hidin' Place   Shaw / Parker
My God Is A Rock   Shaw / Parker
Sometimes I Feel Like A Moanin' Dove   Shaw / Parker
I Got Shoes   Shaw / Parker
Soon One Morinin'   Gail Kubik
Same Train   Shaw / Parker
Lord, If I Got My Ticket   Shaw / Parker

Directed by Robert Shaw

The great choral arranging team of Robert Shaw and Alice Parker has given us some great music through the years. They have long been involved with the sacred hymns and spirituals of America, from the southern shape-note hymns to the African American spiritual. Amazing Grace is a compilation of these sacred songs. Selections include, "Wondrous Love," "Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal" and "Sometimes I Feel Like a Moanin' Dove." Originally heard on previous recordings by the Robert Shaw Chorale, these up dated versions by the Festival Singers are just as wonderful and uplifting.

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Singers.com: Robert Shaw Chamber Singers: Schubert, Songs For Male Chorus (00 1 CD)

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Robert Shaw Chamber Singers: Schubert, Songs For Male Chorus

Song Name   Composer
Die Nacht   Franz Schubert
Die Nachtigall   Franz Schubert
Wehmuth   Franz Schubert
Der Gondelfahrer   Franz Schubert
Mondenschein   Franz Schubert
Nachthelle   Franz Schubert
Das Dorfchen   Franz Schubert
Die Einsiedelei   Franz Schubert
Sehnsucht   Franz Schubert
Grab Und Mond   Franz Schubert
Fruhlingsgesang   Franz Schubert
Liebe   Franz Schubert
Widerspruch   Franz Schubert
An Den Fruhling   Franz Schubert
La Pastorella   Franz Schubert
Standchen   Franz Schubert
Der Entfernten   Franz Schubert

Directed by Robert Shaw

In addition to his many solo songs, Franz Schubert wrote about one hundred male quartets and choruses. These part songs, like their solo counterparts, use texts by the great poets, like Goethe and Schiller, and have equally beautiful melodies. The popularity of these pieces was due to the development of music making by the middle class. Small public concerts, given in taverns or peoples homes, were places that the songs would be performed. Schubert was often requested to compose these part-songs for the occasions. Among the all male songs is the gem "Standchen" which is scored for alto and male chorus with piano accompaniment. The men of the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers perform these rarely heard pieces with great beauty and lyricism. The songs on this CD are a cappella, with a few having guitar or piano accompaniment.

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Singers.com: Robert Shaw Chamber Singers: Songs Of Angels (00 1 CD)

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Robert Shaw Chamber Singers: Songs Of Angels

Song Name   Arranger
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen   Shaw / Parker
Angels We Have Heard on High    Shaw / Parker
O Come, O Come Emmanuel   Shaw / Parker
How Unto Bethlehem?   Shaw / Parker
The Boar's Head Carol   Shaw / Parker
O Tannenbaum   Shaw / Parker
Masters in This Hall   Shaw / Parker
My Dancing Day   Shaw / Parker
Away in a Manger   Shaw / Parker
Good Christian Men, Rejoice   Shaw / Parker
The Holly and the Ivy   Shaw / Parker
Good King Wenceslas   Shaw / Parker
Wassail Song   Shaw / Parker
Bring a Torch, Jeannete, Isabella   Shaw / Parker
Fum, Fum, Fum   Shaw / Parker
Mary Had a Baby   Shaw / Parker
Hacia Belen va un borrico   Shaw / Parker
Christ Was Born on Christmas Day   Shaw / Parker
March of the Kings   Shaw / Parker
Coventry Carol   Robert Shaw
Deck the Halls   Shaw / Parker
The Cherry Tree Carol   Shaw / Parker
We Three Kings of Orient Are   Shaw / Parker
Touro-louro-louro!   Shaw / Parker
So Blest a Sight   Shaw / Parker
I Saw Three Ships   Shaw / Parker
What Child Is This?   Shaw / Parker
Susanni   Shaw / Parker
In the Bleak Midwinter   Alice Parker

Directed by Robert Shaw

Twenty-nine carols arranged by Robert Shaw and Alice Parker, and sung by the forty-nine member Robert Shaw Chamber Singers. Many English, but some French, Spanish, Italian, German and the occasional American carol are included. In broad terms, carols were popular songs, and the original definition referred to a type of dance; remember, too, that Christmas was an adaptation of various pagan celebrations, an influence that can certainly be discerned in carols such as "Masters In This Hall," the sprightly rhythms of which are not meant to be listened to sitting down. Robert Shaw's various classical vocal ensembles are considered to be some of the finest in the world, and under his direction, earned many Grammy's and international acclaim.

6227 00 1 CD $9.95   Mixed | Chorus | United States | Mixed Choir Christmas CDs
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Singers.com: Robert Shaw Festival Singers: Rachmaninoff Vespers (00 1 CD)

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Robert Shaw Festival Singers: Rachmaninoff Vespers

Priidite, Poklonimsya-Come, Let Us Worship
Blagoslovi, Dushe Moya-Bless The Lord, O My soul
Blazhen Muzh-Blessed Be The Man
Svete Tikhyi-O Serene Light
Nyne Otpushchayeshi-Now Let Thy Servant Depart
Bogoroditsye Devo, Raduisya-Rejoice O Virgin
Slava V Vyshnikh Bogu-Glory To God In The Highest
Khvalite Imya Gospondene-Praise The Name Of The Lord
Blagosloven Yesi, Gospodi-Blessed Art Thou, O Lord
Voskreseniye Khristove Videvshe-Having Seen the Resurrection Of The Lord
Velichit Dusha Moya Gospoda-My Soul Magnifies The Lord
Slava V Vyshnikh Bogu-Glory To God In The Highest
Dnes Spaseniye Miru Byst-Troparia Of The Day Of Salvation
Voskres Iz Groba-Christ Is Risen From The Grave-Troparia Of The Resurrection
Vzbrannoy Voyevode-Thanksgiving To The Mother Of God

Directed by Robert Shaw

Vespers is a musical setting for a night-long service celebrated in Russian monasteries and Russian orthodox churches. Written at the height of Rachmaninoff's compositional powers, the Vespers setting is considered to be the finest of his sacred works. This lush and beautiful composition for unaccompanied voices, in an eloquent performance by Robert Shaw and his talented festival chorus, is captured dramatically by Telarc in the spacious acoustic of the Church of St. Pierre, Gramat, France. This recording won a Grammy award in 1990.

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Singers.com: Robert Shaw Festival Singers: Evocation of the Spirit (00 1 CD)

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Robert Shaw Festival Singers: Evocation of the Spirit

Song Name   Composer
Totus Tuus, Op. 60   Henryk Gorecki
Magnificat   Arvo Part
I. Kyrie   Frank Martin
II. Gloria   Frank Martin
III. Credo   Frank Martin
IV. Sanctus   Frank Martin
Agnus Dei    Frank Martin
Agnus Dei    Samuel Barber
Friede Auf Erden   Arnold Schoenberg

Directed by Robert Shaw

This CD is a newly recorded collection of the most accessible, spiritually enlightening, and uplifting music of our time -- brilliantly interpreted by Robert Shaw and the Robert Shaw Festival Singers. It features Barber's Agnus Dei, a vocal arrangement by the composer of the hauntingly beautiful Adagio For Strings.

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Singers.com: Robert Shaw Chamber Singers: Angels On High (00 1 CD)

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Robert Shaw Chamber Singers: Angels On High

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
O Come, Emmanuel   Alice Parker
Alleluia   Randall Thompson
The First Nowell   Alice Parker / Robert Shaw
The Carol Of The Birds   Alice Parker / Robert Shaw
Allon, Gay Bergeres   Guillaume Costeley   Alice Parker / Robert Shaw
A Hymn To The Virgin   Benjamin Britten
O Magnum Mysterium   Morten Lauridsen
Rejoice and Sing, from "Christmas Oratorio"   Johann Sebastian Bach   Robert Shaw
Ave Maria   Franz Biebl
What Is This Lovely Fragrance?   Healy Willan
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming   Michael Praetorius   Alice Parker / Robert Shaw
Sing Lullaby   Herbert Howells
While By My Sheep   Hugo Jengst
Break Forth, O Wondrous Heavenly Light, from "Christmas Oratorio"   Johann Sebastian Bach   Alice Parker / Robert Shaw
Heavenly Light   Alexander Kopylov   Peter J. Wilhousky
Adeste Fideles   Alice Parker
Ceremony Of Carols   Benjamin Britten

Directed by Robert Shaw

The more modern and esoteric of Shaw's Christmas recordings, featuring the "Ceremony Of Carols," a modern suite by Benjamin Britten, comprising 11 tracks, and highlighting two soloists and harp. The contemporary composer, Morten Lauridsen's "O Magnum Mysterium" is also included; its simple and graceful melody floats ethereally by. Biebl's "Ave Maria," with its distinctive major/minor tension, Praetorius' "Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming," and Howell's "Sing Lullaby" are other gems, most of which are arranged by Shaw and Alice Parker. The sprightly "Allon, Gay Bergeres" and "While By My Sheep" suggest caroling from door-to-door, the crisp crunch of snow underfoot and rosy-cheeked smiles for all!

6233 00 1 CD $9.95   Mixed | Chorus | United States | Mixed Choir Christmas CDs
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Singers.com: Swingle Singers: Story Of Christmas (00 1 CD)

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Swingle Singers: Story Of Christmas

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Hodie Christus Natus Est (Traditional)   Traditional
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Traditional)   Jonathan Rathbone
Hymn To The Virgin (Britten)   Jonathan Rathbone
Gabriel's Message (Traditional)   Jonathan Rathbone
Mary's Boy Child (Rathbone)   Mark Williams
And Is It True? (Betjeman, Parry)   Ben Parry
Un Flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle (Traditional)   Mark Williams
Quem Pastores (Traditional)   Jonathan Rathbone
Shepherds' Farewell (Berlioz)   Rathbone / Williams
We Three Kings (Hopkins)   Jonathan Rathbone
Coventry Carol (Traditional)   Jonathan Rathbone
Carol Medley (Traditional)   Jonathan Rathbone
The Oxen (Rathbone)   Jonathan Rathbone
The Boars Head Carol (Traditional)   Ben Parry
Christmas Song (Torme, Wells)   Mark Williams
Jingle Bells (Traditional)   Ben Parry
I Believe In Father Christmas (Sinfeld, Lake)   Jonathan Rathbone
White Christmas   Irving Berlin   Morgan Ames
The Twelve Days Of Christmas (Traditional)   Jonathan Rathbone
Silent Night (Gruber)   Jonathan Rathbone

Produced by Jonathan Rathbone / Mark Williams / John Milner

Primarily A Cappella is proud to be re-releasing the ever-popular Swingle Singers recording of "The Story Of Christmas". Formerly out of print, the continued demand for this recording is extraordinary, and a tribute to thjis English group about which the Los Angeles Times extolled "Everything about the Swingles is flawless". They take a collection of traditional carols and hymns ("The Boar's Head Carol, And Is It True?") and mix it with some modern songs (Jester Hairston's "Mary's Boy Child") to tell the story of Christmas. This is a well thought out arrangement of songs to tell the tale that we know so well with interesting and varied songs.

Listen to Carol Medley in RealAudio.

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Singers.com: Robert Shaw Festival Singers: Appear & Inspire (00 1 CD)

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Robert Shaw Festival Singers: Appear & Inspire

Song Name   Composer
Hymn To St. Cecilia, Op. 27   Benjamin Britten
Hymn To St. Cecilia, Op. 27   Benjamin Britten
Hymn To St. Cecilia, Op. 27   Benjamin Britten
Dieu! Qu'il La Fait Bon Regarder!   Claude Debussy
Quant J'ai Ouy Le Tabourin   Claude Debussy
Yver, Vous N'estes Qu'un Villain   Claude Debussy
Nicolette   Maurice Ravel
Trois Beaux Oiseaux Du Paradis   Maurice Ravel
Ronde   Maurice Ravel
Un Soir De Neige   Francis Poulenc
La Nuit En Mer   Henk Badings
La Complainte Des Ames   Henk Badings
Soir D'ete   Henk Badings
I Hate And I Love   Dominick Argento

Directed by Robert Shaw

The great contribution of Robert Shaw to choral music has brought the listener to expect that nearly any recording or live performance under Shaw's direction will be thoroughly stunning, refreshing and performed with remarkable musical insight. On Appear and Inspire, Robert Shaw and the Robert Shaw Festival Singers give exactly this kind of performance of Argento's "I Hate and I Love", Debussy's "Trois Chansons", Poulenc's "Un Soir de Neige", Badings "Trois Chansons Bretonnes", Britten's "Hymn to St. Cecilia" and Ravel's "Trois Chansons."

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Singers.com: Dale Warland Singers: Cathedral Classics (00 1 CD)

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Dale Warland Singers: Cathedral Classics

Song Name   Composer
Kyrie   Frank Martin
Gloria1   Frank Martin
Credo   Frank Martin
Sanctus   Frank Martin
Agnus Dei    Frank Martin
Agnus Dei    Samuel Barber
Miserere Mei, Deus    Gregorio Allegri
Salvator mundi   Herbert Howells
Psalm 23   Herbert Howells
Requiem aeternam (I)   Herbert Howells
Psalm 121    Herbert Howells
Requiem Aeternam (II)   Herbert Howells
I Heard A Voice From Heaven   Herbert Howells

Directed by Dale Warland

This critically acclaimed recording includes Frank Martin's Mass, Herbert Howell's Requiem, Allegri's Miserere, and Barber's Agnus Dei

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Singers.com: Dale Warland Singers: December Stillness (00 1 CD)

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Dale Warland Singers: December Stillness

Song Name   Composer
Long, Long Ago   Herbert Howells
Izhe xeruvimy   Krzysztof Penderecki
The Rune of Hospitality   Alf Houkom
Corpus Christi Carol   Trond Kverno
Magnificat   Arvo Part
Khvalitye imya Gospoknye   Sergey Rachmaninov
The Oxen   Marjorie Hess
Ave Maria (I. Stravinsky)   Igor Stravinsky
Ave Maria (F. Busto)   Javier Busto
Quem Vidistis Pastores Dicite   Francis Poulenc
Evensong   Stephen Paulus
Little Tree   Steven Heitzeg

Directed by Dale Warland

A forty-voice chorus devoted to the performance of works by twentieth-century composers, this 1995 recording by the Dale Warland Singers is modern classical choral music at its most inspiring and proficient. Sometimes oblique, emphasizing texture over adherence to an immediately recognizable form, works such as the second track, "Izhe Xeruvimy," seem to unfold in a series of layers. The charming and delicate "The Rune Of Hospitality," with the voices gently and broadly undulating against a repetitive acoustic guitar, suggests the enigma of the universe, the expanse of the night sky.

6402 00 1 CD $14.98   Mixed | Chorus | United States | Mixed Choir Christmas CDs
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Singers.com: Dale Warland Singers: Blue Wheat (00 1 CD)

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Dale Warland Singers: Blue Wheat

Song Name   Arranger
Oh, Shenandoah   Alf S. Houkom
He's Goin' Away   Gail Kubik
Skip to My Lou   Edwin Fissinger
Steal Away   Carol Barnett
Wayfarin' Stranger   Gilbert M. Martin
Soldier, Soldier Won't You Marry Me?   Robert De Cormier
Pretty Saro   Mark Keller
Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier   Robert De Cormier
Black is the Color   Norman Luboff
Red River Valley   Carol Barnett
Nelly Bly   Roger Wagner
My Lord, What a Mornin'   Harry T. Burleigh
Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair   Gail Kubik
Hard Times Come Again No More   Mark Keller
Single Girl   Stephen Paulus
Deep River   Carol Barnett
Buffalo Gals   Alice Parker
The Water is Wide   Stephen Paulus
Black Sheep   John Rutter

Directed by Dale Warland

The 49-strong Dale Warland Singers, directed by the renowned Dale Warland, bring us 19 beautiful traditional American songs and spirituals, recorded at the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Paul, Minnesota. There is some light accompaniment on a few songs, with harp, oboe and bass. The liner notes are extensive, with histories and words for each song. All the songs are wonderful, but some of our favorites are: "Oh, Shenandoah," "Skip to my Lou," "Soldier, Soldier Won't You Marry Me?," "Red River Valley," "Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair," "Single Girl," "Buffalo Gals," "The Water Is Wide" and "Black Sheep." Another classic collection from Dale Warland!

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Singers.com: Dale Warland Singers: Bernstein & Britten (00 1 CD)

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Dale Warland Singers: Bernstein & Britten

Song Name   Composer
Rejoyce in the Lamb   Benjamin Britten
Antiphon for God the Father   Nancy Wertsch
Pilgrims' Hymn   Stephen Paulus
Bat Yiftach (Jephthah's Daughter)   Aharon Harlap
Fragments from the Mass
Kyrie   William Albright
Gloria   Egil Hovland
Credo   Einojuhani Rautavaara
Agnus Dei    William Albright
Chichester Psalms   Leonard Bernstein

Directed by Dale Warland

The forty-voice choir, directed by Dale Warland, are known for their advancement of modern choral literature. This CD bookends works by Bejamin Britten and Leonard Bernstein, with several other composers - Stephen Paulus, Nancy Wertsch and Aharon Harlap among them - contributing. Britten's "Rejoice In The Lamb" (Op.30), is an exercise in contrast, with eerie chromatic dissonances and diminutive solo passages in marked relief to the organ-accompanied, florid crescendos of the chorus. Harlap's "Bat Yiftach" features a distinctive solo French horn motif, rebuked by an agitated chorus; the music from Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms" were actually exerpted from work the celebrated conductor had written for an unproduced Thornton Wilder play! With organ, percussion and harp, the result has several movements and is sung in Hebrew; moments of stark beauty are shattered by portentous discord, only to be relieved by a dreamlike peace.

6406 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | United States
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Singers.com: King's Singers: America (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers: America

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Bridge Over Troubled Water   Paul Simon   David Cullen
The Sound Of Silence   Paul Simon   David Cullen
America    Paul Simon   David Cullen
Homeward Bound   Paul Simon   David Cullen
If You Leave Me Now   Peter Cetera   David Cullen
Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear    Randy Newman   David Cullen
Scissors Cut   Jimmy Webb   David Cullen
It's Lonely at the Top    Randy Newmann   David Cullen
Vincent    Don Maclean   David Cullen
Wichita Lineman   Jimmy Maclean   David Cullen

Produced by David Groves / David Cullen

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.

6419 00 1 CD $7.95   Male | Ensemble | England | | Men's Choirs CDs
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Singers.com: Trapp Family Singers: Christmas with the Trapp Family Singers (00 1 CD)

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Trapp Family Singers: Christmas with the Trapp Family Singers

Deck the Halls
Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen
Hirten, Wachet Auf!
Zu Bethlehem Geboren
A La Nanita Nana
El Est Ne, Le Divin Enfant
La Canzone Di Natale
Es Hat Sich Heut Eroffnet
Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head
Shepherds Come A-Running
Lobt Gott Ihr Christen All Gleich
Es Wird Scho Glei Dumpa
Nu Ar Det Jul Igen
Ihr Kinderlein Kommet
Der Scheibendudler
Carol of the Drum
Deine Wangelen
Weihnachtslied (Silent Night)

Who doesn't know the dramatic and true story of the Von Trapp Family, who escaped from their Austrian homeland under the Nazi occupation? This singing family relocated to America, where they performed and recorded for many years. No novelty act, the ensemble, under the direction of conductor Dr. F. Wasner, sings first-rate a cappella arrangements (with the exception of "Ihr Kinderlein Kommet") of European carols, such as the Italian "La Canzone Di Natale," the Tyrolean "Es Hat Sich Heut Eroffnet" and the Polish "Shepherds Come A-Running." Some of these melodies will be familiar to American audiences, but some will not, which is part of their charm. This 1950's era mono recording is clean, present, and immediate; the vocal blend of the group is so natural and perfectly pitched, it requires nothing to complete it.

6427 00 1 CD $12.97   Mixed | Ensemble | Austria | A Cappella | Childrens Choir Christmas
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Fire-Water (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers: Fire-Water

Song Name   Composer
Vuestros Son Mis Ojos   Anon.
Enemiga le Soy, Madre   Anon.
Aquel Pastorcico, Madre   Gabriel de Texerna
Por las Sierras de Madrid   Francisco Penalosa
Benedictus   Cristobal de Moreles
Otro Tal Misacanto   Anon.
La Bomba   Mateo Flecha
Dindirin, Dindirin   Anon.
Rodrigo Martinez   Anon.
Antes Que Comais a Dios   Francisco Guerrero
El Fuego   Mateo Flecha
Diferencias Sobre "Las Vacas"   Antonio de Cabezon
Aleph, Quomodo Sedet Sola Civitas   Juan de Padilla
La Viuda   Mateo Flecha
Oh, Que Bien que Baila Gil!   Anon.
Zarambeques   Santiago de Murcia
Hoy, Gil, en Concejo Abierto   Anon.

Produced by Stephen Schmidt

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.

6457 00 1 CD $16.98   Male | Ensemble | England | | Early Music CDs
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Singers.com: Finzi Singers: Britten: Choral Edition Vol 3 (00 1 CD)

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Finzi Singers: Britten: Choral Edition Vol 3

Song Name   Composer
To Daffodils   Benjamin Britten
The Succession Of The Four Sweet Months   Benjamin Britten
Marsh Flowers   Benjamin Britten
The Evening Primrose   Benjamin Britten
Ballad Of Green Broom   Benjamin Britten
St. Godric's Hymn   Benjamin Britten
I Mon Waxe Wod   Benjamin Britten
Lenten Is Come   Benjamin Britten
The Long Night   Benjamin Britten
Yif Ic Of Luve Can   Benjamin Britten
Carol   Benjamin Britten
Ye That Passen By   Benjamin Britten
A Death   Benjamin Britten
Theme: A Boy Was Born   Benjamin Britten
Variation I: Lullaby, Jesu   Benjamin Britten
Variation II: Herod-   Benjamin Britten
Variation III: Jesu, As Thou Art Our Saviour   Benjamin Britten
Variation IV: The Three Kings   Benjamin Britten
Variation V: In The Bleak Mid-Winter-   Benjamin Britten
Variation VI: (Finale): Noel   Benjamin Britten

Directed by Paul Spicer

Britain's Finzi Singers, under the direction of Paul Spicer, specialize in twentieth-century British choral music. This CD, the third in a series featuring an all-Britten program, includes one of his earliest works, written while he was at the Royal College of Music and experimenting with serial procedures: "A Boy Was Born." One of his last compositions, "Sacred and Profane," written the year before his death in 1976, is a cyclic setting of verse from the 12th and 14th centuries. Also included are "Five Flower Songs" (1942) and "Advanced Democracy" (1938, reflecting the political unrest in Europe). As is typical of contemporary classical, the sound can be tonally ambigious, stylistically discordant and disturbing, though expertly realized.

6471 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Ensemble | England | | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Finzi Singers: Holst / Vaughan Williams Choral (00 1 CD)

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Finzi Singers: Holst / Vaughan Williams Choral

Song Name   Composer
The Dark-Eyed Sailor   Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Springtime Of The Year   Ralph Vaughan Williams
Just As The Tide Was Flowing   Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Lover's Ghost    Ralph Vaughan Williams
Wassail Song   Ralph Vaughan Williams
Ave Maria, Op. 9b   Gustav Holst
Valiant For Truth   Ralph Vaughan Williams
O Vos Omnes   Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Evening-Watch, Op.43, No 1   Gustav Holst
O Taste And See   Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Souls Of Righteous   Ralph Vaughan Williams
This Have I Done For My True Love, Op. 34, No. 2   Gustav Holst
Nunc Dimittis    Gustav Holst
Sing Me The Men, Op. 43, No. 2   Gustav Holst
Full Fathom Five   Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Cloud-Capp'd Towers   Ralph Vaughan Williams
Over Hill, Over Dale   Ralph Vaughan Williams
O Lady, Leave That Silken Thread   Gustav Holst
Soft And Gently   Gustav Holst
The Autumn Is Old   Gustav Holst
Winter And The Birds   Gustav Holst
The Turtle Dove   Ralph Vaughan Williams

Directed by Paul Spicer

As directed by Paul Spicer, this English mixed ensemble has devoted themselves to the promulgation of British choral works. The relatively obscure Gustav Holst composed during the turn of the century, whereas Vaughan Williams began his career slightly later, by collecting English folk songs, ultimately accumulating over eight hundred! Later, Williams wrote various pieces for royal occasions and the like, such as "The Souls Of The Righteous" to dedicate the Battle Of Britain chapel. Sometimes dark and mournful ("Valiant For Truth"), hearty and powerful ("Sing Me The Men"), eerie and captivating ("Full Fathom Five") or gentle and pure ("O Lady, Leave That Silken Thread"), this collection is always uncompromised in excellence.

6472 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Ensemble | England | | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Robert Shaw Festival Singers: O Magnum Mysterium (00 1 CD)

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Robert Shaw Festival Singers: O Magnum Mysterium

Song Name   Composer
If Ye Love Me   Thomas Tallis
A New Commandment   Thomas Tallis
O Vos Omnes   Tomas Luis de Victoria
O Magnum Mysterium   Tomas Luis de Victoria
O Magnum Mysterium   Morten Lauridsen
O Magnum Mysterium   Francis Poulenc
Praise The Name of The Lord   Sergey Rachmaninov
Der Entfernten   Franz Schubert
American Hymns and Spirituals : Wondrous Love   Traditional
Amazing Grace   Traditional
Sometimes I feel Like a Moanin' Dove   Traditional
Totus Tuus, OP. 60   Henryk Gorecki

Directed by Robert Shaw

The final years of Robert Shaw's life saw a return to his devotion to unaccompanied vocal music. Many will remember the Robert Shaw Chorale which was so popular in the 1950s and into the '60s. For two decades ending with his official retirement in 1989, Robert Shaw was the conductor and music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. During that period most of his choral work was for orchestra and chorus. Yet even before his retirement he had established the Robert Shaw Choral Institute which devoted it's efforts to furthering choral arts through conductor training, workshops and performances. Through the establishment of its summer festivals beginning in 1989, participants who were selected by audition came to the Quercy district of south-central France for two weeks of instruction and intensive rehearsal, culminating in a week of performances in the wonderful medieval churches of the region. Many of the recordings on this release were obtained by Telarc during the momentary summer existence of the Robert Shaw Festival Singers. In the winters Robert Shaw created the Chamber Singers to further the practice of choral music. From both these groups has been assembled a group of recordings which reflect the deeply spiritual nature of the founder. Several of them have never been released before. You will find classical works by Tallis, Poulenc, Rachmaninoff, Schubert, and others in addition to several gospels sung by some of the most beautiful voices of the time. This is glorious full choral splendor!

6492 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | United States | A Cappella
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Singers.com: Cambridge Singers: Sing, Ye Heavens (00 1 CD)

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Cambridge Singers: Sing, Ye Heavens

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
O God, Our Help In Ages Past   John Rutter
The King Of Love My Shepherd Is   John Rutter
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God   John Rutter
Veni, Creator Spiritus   Gregorian Chant
Lo! He Comes With Clouds Descending   John Rutter
Love Divie, All Loves Excelling   John Rutter
Pange Lingua   Gregorian Chant
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence   John Rutter
Vexilla Regis   Gregorian Chant
Drop, Drop, Slow Tears   Orlando Gibbons
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross   John Rutter
Christ the Lord is Risen Today   John Rutter
Be Thou My Vision   John Rutter
All Things Bright and Beautiful   John Rutter
Morning Has Broken   John Rutter
Amazing Grace   John Rutter
We Plough the Fields and Scatter   John Rutter
Glory to Thee, My God, This Night   Thomas Tallis
The Day Though Gavest, Lord, Is Ended   John Rutter
Eternal God   John Rutter
Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation   Henry Purcell   John Rutter

Directed by John Rutter

Directed by John Rutter, this recording takes as its grand objective a collection of "hymns for all time." Drawn from the Anglican tradition without apology, many of these 21 compositions are accompanied, by anything from a single harp to the London Sinfonia Brass, though there are some a cappella chants. There is nothing stiff or abstract about these arrangements, however. The Cambridge mixed ensemble breathes a vitality into each note, and folk hymns such as "Be Thou My Vision" couldn't be lovelier. Those listeners who grew up singing these hymns in church will be especially fond of "Sing, Ye Heavens," but anyone can enjoy the purity of the sound of the Cambridge Singers.

6493 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | England | | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Kid's Stuff (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers: Kid's Stuff

Song Name   Composer
Teddy Bear's Picnicon   Kennedy / Bratt
Humpty Dumpty - Old King Cole - The Grand Old Duke Of York   A.A. Milne
This Old Man    Traditional
Over The Hills And Far Away   Traditional
King John's Christmas   A.A. Milne / Runswick
The Riddle Song   A.A. Milne
Walking In The Air    Blake
Yellow Submarine    Lennon / McCartney
The Owl And The Pussycat   Edward Leer / Hely-Hutchinson
Here We Go Down The Line    Traditional
Lavender's Blue   Traditional
Wendell The Worm    A.A. Milne
I Know an Old Woman    Boone / Mills
Frog Went a-Courtin' - We All Stand Together   Hilaire Belloc

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.

6495 00 1 CD $15.98   Male | Ensemble | England | | Kids Music
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Choral Library Vol 1 (01 Songbook)

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King's Singers: Choral Library Vol 1

Song Name   Composer   Arranger   Voicing   As Performed By
This Old Man    Traditional English   Bob Chilcott   SSAA   King's Singers
The Gift To Be Simple   Traditional Shaker Tune   Bob Chilcott   SATB   King's Singers
Irish Lullaby    Traditional Folksong   Keith Abbs   SATTBB   King's Singers
The Three Ravens   Thomas Ravencroft   J.S. Jackman   SATB   King's Singers
Time After Time   Grayston Ives   Robert Birge   SATB   King's Singers
Mairi's Wedding   Prter A MacLeod   Hugh s Roberton   SAB   King's Singers
Lavender's Blue    Traditional   Gordon Langford   SATB   King's Singers
The Long Day Closes   Arthur Sullivan   King Singers   TTBB   King's Singers
Phillis is My Only Joy   JW Hobbs   King Singers   SATTBB   King's Singers
Charm Me Asleep   Henry Leslie   King Singers   SSATBB   King's Singers

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.

6497 01 Songbook $6.95   70 Pages | Softcover | 7 x 10 | England | Mixed 5-8 Parts | A Cappella | English Choral Arrangements
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Choral Library Vol 2 (01 Songbook)

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King's Singers: Choral Library Vol 2

Song Name   Composer   Arranger   Voicing   As Performed By
Con Amores, La Mi Madre    16th Century Spanish Melody   Bob Chilcott   SATB   King's Singers
Who Is Sylvia   Franz Schubert   Goff Ricards   SATB   King's Singers
Golden Slumbers   17th Century English   Bruce Russel   SATB   King's Singers
Joshua   Traditonal Spiritual   Robert Sells   TTBB   King's Singers
Frog Went A-Courtin'   Traditonal   AP Jackman   SATB   King's Singers
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot    Traditonal Spiritual   Peter Knight   SATTBB   King's Singers
Hush Little Baby   Traditonal   John Blackwood   SATTBB   King's Singers
Il Est Bel Et Bon    Pierre Passereau   JS Jackman   SATB   King's Singers
Sweet Nightingale   Cornish Folksong   Goff Ricards   SATTBB   King's Singers
Four Vocalises

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

6498 01 Songbook $5.95   80 Pages | Softcover | 7 x 10 | England | Mixed 5-8 Parts | | English Choral Arrangements
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Singers.com: Trapp Family Singers: Original Trapp Family Singers (00 1 CD)

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Trapp Family Singers: Original Trapp Family Singers

Innsburck, Ich Muss Dich Lassen
Wohlauf ihr Lieben Gaste
Landsknechtstandchen
Feinslieb, Du Hast Mich gefangen/ tanzen und springen
Away In A Manger
Main Einigs A
Der Spate Abend
Two Old Netherland Dances
Il Bianco e Dolce Cigno
Zu Bethlehem Geboren
Die Martinsgans/ Ein Hennlein Weiss
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentelmen
Wach Auf, Wach Auf
Intrade, Sarabande & Gigue
Waldensnacht, Du Wunderkuhle
Eriskay Love Lilt
Come, Heavy Sleep
Lavanthal, Lavanthal/ Die Auglein Voll Wasser
In Einem Kuhlen Grunde
Vom Himmel Hoch
O Haupt Voll Blut und Wunden, Chorale
Guten Abend, Gut' Nacht, op. 41

Everyone has heard the story of the Trapp Family, as dramatized in the beloved musical, "The Sound of Music." After their discovery by German opera singer Lotte Lehmann in 1936, they became a sensation in their native Austria. Hitler's invasion in 1938 caused them to accept the offer of an American tour, and they became exiles from their native land. The recordings preserved on this CD were made upon their arrival in New York, continuing into 1941. The Trapp family repetoire consisted of folk songs, madrigals, motets and classical chorales. Later, they began a tradition of annual Christmas concerts, and several of those carols are included in this collection. The recorder is a featured instrument on "Intrade, Sarabande and Gigue," a series of lively dances from the baroque era, and "Two Old Netherland Dances." The remaining twenty selections are a cappella and show that the Trapp Family was no novelty act. With the aid of their conductor and arranger Dr. Franz Wasner, their technique became consummately professional, their intonation and blend first-rate, and their performances confident and assured. Incomparable.

6503 00 1 CD $7.95   Mixed | Ensemble | Austria | A Cappella | Mixed Childrens Choirs
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Singers.com: Joyful Company Of Singers: Francis Poulenc (00 1 CD)

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Joyful Company Of Singers: Francis Poulenc

Song Name   Composer
La Blanche Neige   Francis Poulenc
A Peine Defiguree   Francis Poulenc
Par Une Nuit Nouvelle   Francis Poulenc
Tous Les Droits   Francis Poulenc
Belle Et Ressemblante   Francis Poulenc
Marie   Francis Poulenc
Lurie   Francis Poulenc
Ave Verum Corpus   Francis Poulenc
Salve Regina   Francis Poulenc
Exultate Deo   Francis Poulenc
De Tous Les Printemps Du Monde   Francis Poulenc
En Chantant Les Servants S'elancent   Francis Poulenc
Aussie Bas Que Le Silence   Francis Poulenc
Toi Ma Patiente   Francis Poulenc
Riante Du Ciel Et Des Planetes   Francis Poulenc
Le Jour M'etonne Et La Nuit Me Fait Peur   Francis Poulenc
La Menace Sous Le Ciel Rouge   Francis Poulenc
Liberte   Francis Poulenc
Salut, Dame Sainte   Francis Poulenc
Tout Puissant Dieu   Francis Poulenc
Seigneur, Je Vous En Prie   Francis Poulenc
O Mes Tres Chers Freres   Francis Poulenc
La Blanche Neige (De Grandes Cuillers De Neige)   Francis Poulenc
La Bonne Neige   Francis Poulenc
Bois Meurtri   Francis Poulenc
La Nuit, Le Froid, La Solitude   Francis Poulenc
O Magnum Mysterium   Francis Poulenc
Quem Vidistis Pastores   Francis Poulenc
Videntes Stellam   Francis Poulenc
Hodie Christus Natus Est   Francis Poulenc

Directed by Peter Broadbent

A gloriously beautiful choral offering for the Poulenc Centenary year; the perfect introduction to his music and one that truly celebrates the human voice. While no other CD duplicates the programme exactly, all the music is justly familiar. The earliest works are the Sept Chansons of 1936, hailed as comparable to the finest madrigals of Monteverdi. His masterpiece is perhaps the wartime Figure Humaine, written in preparation of when liberation could be celebrated with the majestic climax of the final Liberte. Contemporary with this is the chamber cantata Un Soir de Neige, contrasting the bleak coldness with the peace of Christmas. Among the many delights of this beautiful programme are Poulenc's most popular choral pieces, the four Christmas Motets, tranquil and joyful by turn, and the Four Little Prayers of St. Francis of Assisi, written for monks to sing. His last motet, for female voices, was the exquisite Ave verum corpus of 1952.

6538 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | England | A Cappella
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Singers.com: Joyful Company Of Singers: A Garland For Linda (00 1 CD)

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Joyful Company Of Singers: A Garland For Linda

Song Name   Composer
Silence & Music   Ralph Vaughan Williams
Prayer For the Healing Of the Sick   John Tavener
Water lilies   Judith Bingham
Musica Dei Donum   John Rutter
The Doorway of the Dawn   David Matthews
Nova   Sir Paul McCartney
I Dream'd   Roxanna Panufnik
Farewell   Michael Berkeley
The Filght Of the Swan   Giles Swayne
A Good-Night   Richard Rodney Bennett

Directed by Peter Broadbent

In every way imaginable, this is an extraordinarily moving recording. A Garland for Linda arose from Paul McCartney's desire to help find a cure for cancer while creating that support by composition of life enhancing music. His goal found precedent in "a Garland for the Queen" from 1953 when ten leading British composers, including Vaughan Williams, contributed new works as a musical celebration of the coronation. This celebration is of the life of Linda McCartney. The recording opens with one piece from the earlier "Garland," "Silence and Music" by Ralph Vaughan Williams. This remarkable recording then has new works by John Tavener, Judith Bingham, John Rutter, David Matthews, Paul McCartney, Roxanna Panufnik, Michael Berkeley, Giles Swayne, and Sir Richard Rodney Bennett. It is a glorious 'Who's Who' of contemporary British composers.

6539 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | England | A Cappella | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Joyful Company Of Singers: Samuel Barber / William Schuman (00 1 CD)

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Joyful Company Of Singers: Samuel Barber / William Schuman

Song Name   Composer
Twelfth Night   Samuel Barber
To Be Sung On the Water   Samuel Barber
Reincarnations:   Samuel Barber
i) Mary Hynes   Samuel Barber
ii) Anthony O'Daly   Samuel Barber
iii) The Coolin'   Samuel Barber
Agnus Dei    Samuel Barber
Heaven-Haven   Samuel Barber
Sure On This Shining Night   Samuel Barber
The Monk and His Cat   Samuel Barber
The Virgin Martyrs   Samuel Barber
Let Down the Bars, O Death   Samuel Barber
God's Grandeur   Samuel Barber
Perceptions:   William Schuman
i) Thought   William Schuman
ii) Beautiful Women   William Schuman
iii) To Old Age   William Schuman
iv) Each Of Us   William Schuman
v) To the States   William Schuman
vi) A Farm Picture   William Schuman
vii) Whoever You Are   William Schuman
viii) To You   William Schuman
Mail Order Madrigals:   William Schuman
i) Attention, Ladies!   William Schuman
ii) Superfluous Hair   William Schuman
iii) Sweet Refreshing Sleep   William Schuman
iv) Dr Worden's Pills   William Schuman

Directed by Peter Broadbent

A unique all-American program from the amazing Joyful Company of Singers that contains some of that country's most beautiful choral works of our time, including Barber's own choral version of his Adagio. The dozen choral pieces chosen by Peter Broadbent superbly demonstrate Barber's melodic genius. They include the only recording available of his radiantly intense God's Grandeur. Offering stimulating contrast are contemporary William Schuman's Perceptions and the hilariously entertaining Mail-Order Madrigals, the words taken straight out of an 1897 catalogue.

6541 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | England | A Cappella | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Manitou Singers of St. Olaf College: Repertoire For Women's Voices Vol 1 (00 1 CD)

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Manitou Singers of St. Olaf College: Repertoire For Women's Voices Vol 1

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Lift Thine Eyes   Felix Mendelssohn
Kyrie   Lana Walter
Gloria in excelsis Deo   Lana Walter
Sanctus   Lana Walter
Agnus Dei    Lana Walter
Study War No More   J. David Moore
Wings of Morning   Michael K. Runyon
Vestigia   Imant Raminsh
Claire de Lune   Claude Debussy
The Shepherd   Robert Wetzler
The Echoing Green   Robert Wetzler
The Lamb   John Tavener   Robert Wetzler
Flow Gently, Sween Afton   Lana Walter
O Pastorelle, Addio   Umberto Giordano
May There Always Be Sunshine   Robert De Cormier
He's Gone Away   Ron Nelson
Away from the Roll of the Sea   Allister MacGillivray
Go Where I Send Thee   Caldwell / Ivory

Directed by Sigrid Johnson

The Manitou Singers are a choir comprised of 95 first-year women at St. Olaf College located in Northfield, Minn. They are one of the unique manifestations of vocal traditions fostered at that school which is reknown for it's choirs. Conductor Sigrid Johnsof leads this massive choir of sopranos in an marvelous repertoire of religious and secular music alike. Hymns, gospel tunes, and elements of the Mass find expression next to such works as Debussy's "Claire de Lune," "Three Songs of Innocence" by Robert Wetzler, or Allister MacGillivray's "Away From the Roll of the Sea." While a bit more than half of the songs are enhanced by spare instrumental accompaniment, mostly solo piano, the expression of a mass of angelic voices is the substance of this beautiful recording.

6563 00 1 CD $15.98   Female | Chorus | United States | Female Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Manitou Singers of St. Olaf College: Repertoire For Women's Voices Vol 2 (00 1 CD)

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Manitou Singers of St. Olaf College: Repertoire For Women's Voices Vol 2

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Kyrie   Andrew Carter
Gloria   Andrew Carter
Santus   Andrew Carter
Benedictus   Andrew Carter
Agnus Dei    Andrew Carter
The Lord Is My Shepherd   Randall Thompson
The Ships of Arcady   Michael Head
Fly, Singing Bird / Three Folk Songs   Edward Elgar
Dao Inang Sarge   Mark O'Leary
Shalom Chaverin   Mark O'Leary
Sakura   Mark O'Leary
In the Beginning   Imant Raminsh
I Will Sing with the Spirit   John Rutter
Ave Maria   Johannes Brahms
I Am My Brother's Keeper   Knut Nystedt
Cantique de Jean Racine   Gabriel Faure
Cantate Domino   Rupert Lang
Jehovah, Hear Our Prayer   Ron Nelson
Ride On, King Jesus   Moses Hogan

Directed by Sigrid Johnson

6564 00 1 CD $15.98   Female | Chorus | United States | Female Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Moses Hogan Singers: Deep River (00 1 CD)

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Moses Hogan Singers: Deep River

Song Name   Arranger
Deep River   Moses Hogan
Hear My Prayer   Moses Hogan
He Never Said A Mumblin' Word    Moses Hogan
Ride The Chariot   Moses Hogan
My Good Lord's Done Been Here   Moses Hogan
Were You There?   Moses Hogan
I Want To Be Ready   Moses Hogan
He's Got the Whole World In His Hands   Moses Hogan
You Better Min' How You Talk   Moses Hogan
A Spiritual Reflection   Moses Hogan
Give Me Jesus   Moses Hogan
Good News, The Chariot's Coming   Moses Hogan
Somebody's Knockin' At Yo Door   Moses Hogan
We Shall Walk Through The Valley In Peace   Moses Hogan
Let Us Break Bread Together   Moses Hogan
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child   Moses Hogan
Walk Together Children   Moses Hogan
Who Built The Ark?   Moses Hogan

Directed by Moses Hogan

From the library of Moses Hogan is Deep River, featuring 18 songs: 10 Songs are solo arrangements and 8 songs are never before recorded choral arrangements. The Solos are available in the corresponding Deep River Songbook for both High and Low voice, and charts are available for the choral pieces. Soloists are Henrietta Davis/Soprano, Robert Sims/Baritone, and Alfred Walker/Bass with Moses Hogan accompanying on piano. Deep River comes highly recommended!

6569 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | United States
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Singers.com: King's Singers with Cincinnati Pops: Perform Music of the Beatles (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers with Cincinnati Pops: Perform Music of the Beatles

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Eleanor Rigby   John Lennon / Paul McCartney   Steven Reineke
All You Need Is Love   John Lennon / Paul McCartney   George Martin
When I'm Sixty-Four   John Lennon / Paul McCartney   Paul Hart
Michelle   John Lennon / Paul McCartney   Steven Reineke
Octopus's Garden   Ringo Starr   Paul Hart
Across the Universe   John Lennon / Paul McCartney   George Martin
Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da   John Lennon / Paul McCartney   Steven Reineke
Penny Lane   John Lennon / Paul McCartney   Steven Reineke
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band   John Lennon / Paul McCartney   Steven Reineke
Eleanor Rigby   John Lennon / Paul McCartney   Paul Hart
Because   John Lennon / Paul McCartney   George Martin
Yesterday   John Lennon / Paul McCartney   Steven Reineke
Here, There, Everywhere   John Lennon / Paul McCartney   Paul Hart
The Long and Winding Road   John Lennon / Paul McCartney   Steven Reineke
Hey Jude   John Lennon / Paul McCartney   Andrew Pryce Jackman
Let It Be   John Lennon / Paul McCartney   Andrew Pryce Jackman

Directed by Erich Kunzel

If you are a fan of either the King'singers or the Beatles music this is a wonderful recording. While they are performing with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, under the direction of Erich Kunzel, which provides the instrumental backing for the vocals on several of the sixteen songs. Most of the tunes are either the King'singers creating their own vocal instrumentation within their arrangements or the orchestra itself, unaccompanied by the singers. The mix of vocal and orchestral is a fascinating and wonderful tribute to the four men of whom the Queen of England spoke when she remarked on her golden wedding anniversary, "Think what we would have missed if we had never heard the Beatles."

6604 00 1 CD $15.98   Male | Ensemble | England | | Men's Choirs CDs
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Singers.com: Cambridge Singers: Feel The Spirit (00 1 CD)

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Cambridge Singers: Feel The Spirit

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho   John Rutter
Steel Away   John Rutter
I Got A Robe   John Rutter
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child   John Rutter
Ev'ry Time I Feel The Spirit   John Rutter
Deep River   John Rutter
When The Saints Go Marching In   John Rutter
Live With Me And Be My Love   George Shearing
When The Daffodils Begen To Peer   George Shearing
It Was A Lover And His Lass   George Shearing
Spring   George Shearing
Who Is Silvia   George Shearing
Fie On Sinful Fantasy   George Shearing
Hey, Ho, The Wind And The Rain   George Shearing
The Heavenly Aeroplane   George Shearing
Lord Of The Dance   George Shearing
It Was A Lover And His Lass   John Rutter
Draw On Sweet Night   John Rutter
Come Live With Me    John Rutter
My True Love Hath My Heart   John Rutter
When Daisies Pied   John Rutter
Skylark   John Rutter

Directed by John Rutter

Strong, stirring spirituals and tuneful, jazz-flavored settings of Shakespeare's timeless lyrics are the mouth-watering ingredients of the Cambridge Singers' eagerly-awaited new album Feel the Spirit. John Rutter has written vivid new arrangements of seven well-loved American spirituals for choir, with soloist Melanie and the BBC Concert Orchestra joining with the Cambridge Singers for this world premiere recording. Another notable 'first' is jazz legend George Shearing's captivating new cycle of Shakespeare settings, Songs and Sonnets. Those who associate George Shearing with instrumental jazz (and of course with his immortal Lullaby of Birdland) will be astonished and delighted at the youthful charm and skillful word-setting of this 81-year old master's choral writing. The final touch of sparkle is added by Proms favorite Wayne Marshall's piano, with Malcolm Creese on bass. To complete the album, John Rutter's own Birthday Madrigals - written in 1995 to celebrate George Shearing's 75th birthday - also receives their premiere recording.

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6651 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | England | | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Cambridge Singers: Christmas Night, Carols of the Nativity (00 1 CD)

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Cambridge Singers: Christmas Night, Carols of the Nativity

Song Name   Composer
In Dulci Jubilo   Traditional
Adam Lay Ybounden   Boris Ord
Christmas Night   Traditional
Once, As I Remember   Traditional
A Spotless Rose   Herbert Howells
In The Bleak Mid-Winter   Harold Darke
There Is A Flower   John Rutter
The Cherry Tree Carol   Traditional
I Wonder As I Wander   Traditional
Candlelight Carol   John Rutter
O Tannenbaum   Traditional
Tommorow Shall Be My Dancing Day   Traditional
A Virgin Most Pure   Traditional
I Sing Of A Maiden   Patrick Hadley
Lute-Book Lullaby   William Ballet
The Three Kings   Peter Cornelius
Myn Lyking   R. R. Terry
O Little One Sweet    Samuel Scheidt
All My Heart This Night Rejoices   J. G. Ebeling
I Saw A Madian   Basque Noel
Away In A Manger   W. J. Kirkpatrick
Nativity Carol   John Rutter

Directed by John Rutter

The incomparable Cambridge Singers bring us 22 carols, old and new: In dulci jubilo, Adam lay ybounden, Christmas Night, Once, as I Remember, A spotless Rose, In the Bleak Mid-winter, There is a Flower, The Cherry Tree Carol, I Wonder as I Wander, Candlelight Carol, O Tannenbaum, Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, A Virgin Most Pure, I Sing of a Maiden, Lute-Book Lullaby, Ballet, The Three Kings, Myn Lyking, O Little One Sweet, etc.

6654 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | England | | Mixed Choir Christmas CDs
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Singers.com: King's Singers / Cambridge Singers: Three Musical Fables (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers / Cambridge Singers: Three Musical Fables

The Reluctant Dragon
Brother Heinrich's Christmas
The Wind In The Willow

This is a delightful CD for children (and eavesdropping adults), gathering together three "musical fables" that John Rutter wrote for Christmas concerts given by the King's Singers and the COL Sinfonia; "The Reluctant Dragon" and "The Wind in the Willows" based on Kenneth Grahame stories, adapted by David Grant. "Brother Heinrich's Christmas" was written for a Christmas TV special from Salisbury Cathedral, with Rutter writing the story as well as the music. This is like the sound track to a musical, with Richard Baker narrating "Dragon" and "Willows," and Brian Kay narrating "Brother," and Anthony Holt, for instance, playing St. George in "Dragon" and Toad in "Willows." The King'Singers and the Cambridge Singers give sweet and entertaining performances, and we can only say that we would have loved to have seen the concerts and the TV special!

6657 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Ensemble | England | | Kids Music
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Singers.com: Cambridge Singers: Faire Is The Heaven (00 1 CD)

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Cambridge Singers: Faire Is The Heaven

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
1) Music Of The Latin Rite
Ave Maria   Robert Parsons
Loquebantur Variis Linguis   Thomas Tallis
Miserere Mei   William Byrd
Haec Dies   William Byrd
Ave Verum Corpus   William Byrd
2) Music Of The Reformatiion
If Ye Love Me   Thomas Tallis
Hide Not Lhou Thy Face   Richard Farrant
Lord, For Thy Tender Mercy's Sake   Richard Farrant
O Clap Your Hands   Orlando Gibbons
Bow Thine Ear   William Byrd
Hosanna To The Son Of David   Orlando Gibbons
3) Music Of The Restoration
Lord, How Long Will Thou Be Angry   Henry Purcell
Thou Knowest, Lord   William Byrd
Hear My Prayer, O Lord   William Byrd
4) The Anglican Revival And The Twentieth Century
Beati Quorum Via   Thomas Tallis
This Joyful Eastertide   Charles Wood
Sing Lullaby   Herbert Howells
A Spotless Rose   Herbert Howells
What Cheer?   William Walton
O Taste And See   Ralph Vaughan Williams
A Hym To The Virgin   Benjamin Britten
Jesus Christ The Apple Tree   Elizabeth Poston
Faire Is The Heaven   William H. Harris

Directed by John Rutter

The 28 mixed young voices of the Cambridge Singers bring us a remastered recording (originally recorded in 1982) of unaccompanied English church music from the 16th to 20th centuries, designed to be sung in a building with acoustics that allow its characteristic sonority to be heard in its full splendor-in this case the Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral, built in 1350. There are 23 motets and anthems here, from 4 periods in history, "Music of the Latin Rite," "Music of the Reformation," "Music of the Restoration" and "The Anglican Revival and the 20th century." Extensive, complete liner notes. Acclaimed director John Rutter was not sure if the marvelous sound of the Singers in the Chapel could be reproduced, but was gratified to find that it could. Marvelous soaring, angelic sacred music from an unequaled, ancient acoustic!

6671 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | England | A Cappella | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Cambridge Singers: The Lark in the Clear Air (00 1 CD)

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Cambridge Singers: The Lark in the Clear Air

Directed by John Rutter

The Cambridge Singers, directed by John Rutter, bring us English choral music (all a cappella), folk-songs, airs and ballads, from the composers Elgar, Stanford, Delius, Grainger, Vaughan Williams, Holst and Britten. These lovely songs, with names like Delius' "To be sung of a summer night on the water," Williams' "The cloud-capped towers," and Britten's "The succession of the four sweet months," tells us all we need to know about these songs. Soaring, sweet and delightful!

6672 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | England | A Cappella | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Cambridge Singers: Hail Queen Of Heaven (00 1 CD)

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Cambridge Singers: Hail Queen Of Heaven

Song Name   Composer
Part 1: Advent To Christmas   John Rutter
Alma Redemptoris Candlemas   John Rutter
Ave Virgo Sanctissima   John Rutter
There Is No Rose Of Such Virtue   John Rutter
Ave Maria   John Rutter
Ave Virgo Gloriosa   John Rutter
Part 2: Candlemas To Holy Week   John Rutter
Ave Regina Caelorum   John Rutter
Stabat Mater   John Rutter
Ave Maria   John Rutter
Laudi Alla Vergine Maria   John Rutter
Ave Maria   John Rutter
Dostoino Yest   John Rutter
Part 3: Easter To The Sunday After Pentecost   John Rutter
Regina Caeli Laetare   John Rutter
Regina Caeli   John Rutter
Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary   John Rutter
Hymne A La Vierge   John Rutter
Magnificat   John Rutter
Part 4: Trinity To Advent   John Rutter
Salve Regina    John Rutter
Alleluia. Ave Maria   John Rutter
Vidi Seciosam   John Rutter
Ave Maria   John Rutter
Ave Maria   John Rutter

Directed by John Rutter

This CD of sacred music dedicated to the Virgin Mary was appropriately recorded in the unique acoustic of the Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral(built in 1350) in 1991 by the 28-strong mixed Cambridge Singers. Mary was the object of particularly intense devotion in the early Christian church from 1291 to the 20th century, as these 21 beautiful motets and songs will attest. The liner notes are fine, detailed and extensive. They are divided into 4 parts, "Advent to Candlemas," "Candlemas to Holy Week," "Easter to the Sunday after Pentecost" and Trinity to Advent." The amazing sound of the Singers soars up into the timeless acoustic of the Lady Chapel, and we can only close our eyes and be amazed.

6701 00 1 CD $11.98   Mixed | Chorus | England | A Cappella | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Moses Hogan Singers: Lift Every Voice for Freedom (00 1 CD)

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Moses Hogan Singers: Lift Every Voice for Freedom

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Lift Every Voice For Freedom   Moses Hogan
Shenandoah   Traditional   Moses Hogan
Like a Mighty Stream   John Jacobson / Moses Hogan   Moses Hogan
I Dream A World   Langston Hughes
America, The Beautiful   Bates / Ward   Jack Halloran
The Star-Spangled Banner   Francis Scott Key
Amazing Grace   John Newton   John Barnard
Common Dust   Johnson
Precious Lord, Take My Hand   Thomas Dorsey   Moses Hogan
Keep Your Lamps!   Traditional   Andre Thomas
All My Trials   Traditional Bahamian   Norman Luboff
If You Come Softly   Audre Lords
We Shall Overcome   Traditional   Moses Hogan
This Is My Country   Raye / Jacobs   Moses Hogan
Grass Roots   Bogas / Cummins   Moses Hogan
Let America Be America Again   Bogas / Hughes   Moses Hogan

Directed by Moses Hogan

Moses Hogan is of course a pianist, conductor and arranger of international renown, and this is a CD for lovers of America. Moses plays piano with the Singers, which is the only accompaniment, except for Kelvin Harrison's saxophone on the final cut, "Let America Be America Again," for the '95 PBS documentary "The American Promise." The strong composing hand of Moses is evident on all 16 songs, from the title tune, "Shenandoah," "Like A Mighty Stream," "America The Beautiful" and "The Star-Spangled Banner" to "Amazing Grace," "Common Dust," the spirituals "Keep Your Lamps," "All My Trials," "If You Come Softly," "Grass Roots" and "This Is My Country." Interspersed are inspiring words and poems. A work of rare beauty and power!

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6702 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | United States | | Spirituals CDs
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Singers.com: Moses Hogan Singers: Choral Series 2002 (00 2 CDs)

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Moses Hogan Singers: Choral Series 2002

Song Name   Arranger
Ezekiel Saw De Wheel   Moses Hogan
Plenty Good Room   Moses Hogan
Oh Mary Don't You Weep   Moses Hogan
Don't You Mourn   Moses Hogan
Do, Lord, Remember Me   Moses Hogan
No Hidin' Place   Moses Hogan
Surely He Died On Calvary   Moses Hogan
Walk Together Children   Moses Hogan
My Lord, What A Morning   Moses Hogan
Go Tell It On The Mountain   Moses Hogan
The Lilly Of The Valley   Moses Hogan
Any How   Moses Hogan
Fix Me, Jesus   Moses Hogan
My Good Lord's Done Been Here   Moses Hogan
The Battle Of Jericho   Moses Hogan
I'm Gonna Sing Till The Spirit Moves In My Heart   Moses Hogan
Wade In The Water   Moses Hogan
I Got A Home In-A Dat Rock   Moses Hogan
I Got A Robe   Moses Hogan
I Can Tell The World   Moses Hogan
Good News, The Charoit's Commin   Moses Hogan
Great day   Moses Hogan
Abide With Me   Moses Hogan
Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel   Moses Hogan
Hear My Prayer   Moses Hogan
Elijah Rock   Moses Hogan
De Blin' Man Stood On De Road n' Cried   Moses Hogan
Glory, Glory, Glory To The New Born King   Moses Hogan
Ride On King Jesus   Moses Hogan
We Shall Walk Thru The Valley In Peace   Moses Hogan
Who Built The Ark?   Moses Hogan
Swing Low Sweet Chariot   Moses Hogan
Ride The Chariot   Moses Hogan
There's A Man Goin Around   Moses Hogan
My God Is So High   Moses Hogan
Jesus Lay Your Head In The Window   Moses Hogan
A Spiritual Reflection   Moses Hogan
My Soul's Been Anchored In The Lord   Moses Hogan
Go Down Moses   Moses Hogan
His Light Still Shines   Moses Hogan

Directed by Moses Hogan

This is a double CD featuring 39 stirring arrangements of traditional African-American spirituals by renowned pianist, conductor and arranger Moses Hogan, a leading force in preserving and promoting this incredible music. Picking our favorites is no easy task-all the cuts are beautifully and uniquely arranged, and performed with spirit and style: "Plenty Good Room," "Oh, Mary Don't You Weep, Don't You Mourn," "No Hidin' Place," "Walk Together Children," "The Lily of the Valley," "Any How," "The Battle of Jericho," "Wade In The Water," "The Chariot's Comin'," "Great Day," "Elijah Rock," "Who Built The Ark," "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "Jesus Lay Your Head In the Window," "Go Down Moses" and "His Light Still Shines." A brilliant, moving collection!

Listen to Oh, Mary Don't You Weep Don't You Mourn in RealAudio.

6706 00 2 CDs $22.98   Mixed | Chorus | United States | | Spirituals CDs
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Singers.com: A Cappella Singers: Be Still My Soul (00 1 CD)

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A Cappella Singers: Be Still My Soul

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Uyai Mose   Roger Wesby
Give Me Jesus   Larry Fleming
Jesus Loves Me   Harry Causey
Ain't Got Time to Die   Hall Johnson
Lift Thine Eyes   Felix Mendelssohn
Be Born in Me   Jay Rouse
Rise Up O Men of God   Kenneth Jennings
Cast Thy Burden Upon the Lord   Felix Mendelssohn
O Love That Will Not Let Me Go   Jay Rouse
I Am Thine O Lord   Jay Rouse
Pie Jesu   Andrew Lloyd Weber
Praise His Holy Name   Keith Hampton
Be Still My Soul   Ken Berg
The Lord Bless You and Keep You   Peter C. Lutkin

Celebrating their 15th year of performing in South Florida, and their "Be Still My Soul," their 8th album, The mixed-voice (20 women, 16 men) Acappella Singers are all Christians, and drawn from a hundred-mile radius, but are not affiliated with any particular denomination. Concerts are performed in churches, special and corporate events, and the group are the "resident singers" at Butterfly World, a local attraction. They sing both sacred and secular music, but always "To God's Glory." There are 14 spirited tunes here, a few with non-vocal percussion and piano. Favorites are "Uyai Mose," "Give Me Jesus," the rousing spiritual "Ain't Got Time to Die," the richly harmonic "Rise Up O Men of God," Felix Mendelssohn's "Cast Thy Burden Upon The Lord," "O Love That Will Not Let Me Go," Andrew Lloyd Webber's soaring "Pie Jesu," the powerful hymn "Be Still My Soul" and the traditional "The Lord Bless You and Keep You." The Singers are wonderfully led by Conductor Boender, their arrangements are excellent, and their sound is effortlessly clean, fresh and beautifully blended. This is a veteran choir with tremendous talent and spirit, and every song is perfect!

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6707 00 1 CD $14.95   Mixed | Ensemble | United States | A Cappella | Contemporary Christian CDs
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Singers.com: Moses Hogan Singers: This Little Light Of Mine (00 1 CD)

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Moses Hogan Singers: This Little Light Of Mine

Song Name   Arranger
This Little Light of Mine   Moses Hogan
Hold On!   Moses Hogan
Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord   Undine Moore
Little Innocent Lamb   Marshal Bartholomew
Here's One   William Grant Still
Let Us Break Bread Together   William Lawrence
I Want God's Heaven To Be Mine   Betty Jackson King
Were You There?   Norman Luboff
Cert'nly Lawd   Moses Hogan
Lily of the Valley   Moses Hogan
I Surrender All   Moses Hogan
Amen   Jester Hairston
Witness   Moses Hogan
Only What You Do for Christ Will Last   Moses Hogan
I'll Make the Difference   Moses Hogan

Directed by Moses Hogan

Moses Hogan is probably the most well-known name in the Gospel/Choral genre, and rightfully so. A gifted arranger of African-American traditional spirituals, and the leader of acclaimed singing groups like the Moses Hogan Chorale, and here, the Moses Hogan Singers. "This Little Light" features eight new Hogan arrangements that are sure to become staples in the repertoires of choirs the world over. In addition, there are 7 more excerpts from the Oxford Book of Spirituals, edition by Moses Hogan. There are 15 wonderful (mostly piano accompanied) tunes here: "This Little Light of Mine," "Hold On!," "Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord," "Little Innocent Lamb," "Here's One," "Let Us Break Bread Together," "I Want God's Heaven To Be Mine," "Were You There?," "Cert'nly Lawd," "Lily of the Valley," "I Surrender All," "Amen," "Witness" and "Only What You Do for Christ Will Last." Another long-awaited winner from Mr. Hogan!

6741 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | United States | A Cappella | Spirituals CDs
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Singers.com: Gregg Smith Singers: Jove's Nectar - Music of Edwin London (00 1 CD)

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Gregg Smith Singers: Jove's Nectar - Music of Edwin London

Estampie
Celia's Hiccups
Canon for Dizzy
Dr. Lassus
Strangers from the East
Fanfaronnada
Dirge with Bells
Moon Sound Zone
Psalm of these Days I
Psalm of these Days V
Bach (again)

Directed by Gregg Smith

Founded in 1955 by Gregg Smith, The Gregg Smith Singers have made over 35 US and a dozen European tours, and their recordings have won 3 Grammys and two Montreux Awards. Here the Singers perform the eclectic work of American composer Edwin London. Belonging to no particular school, Edwin's music is alternatively experimental and traditional, it is invariably deeply musical and beautiful. Often theatrical, sometimes literary, occasionally humorous (for instance the composed-out hiccups in the second movement of Jove's Nectar), London's music follows his own path. The surrealistic song titles give us a taste of the composer's unconventional mindset: "Celia's Hiccups," "Canon for Dizzy," "Dr. Lassus," "Fanfaronnada" and "Bach (Again)." There is some orchestra accompaniment on "Dirge with Bells," strings on "Moon Sound Zone," and kazoo and strings on "Psalm of These Days I." All in all, "Jove's Nectar" is some of the most out-there, and interesting, choral music we've heard!

6762 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Ensemble | United States
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Singers.com: Cambridge Singers: The John Rutter Christmas Album (00 1 CD)

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Cambridge Singers: The John Rutter Christmas Album

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Wexford Carol   John Rutter
The Christmas story - Jesus child    John Rutter
There is a Flower   John Rutter
Donkey Carol   John Rutter
Wild Wood Carol   John Rutter
Angels' Carol   John Rutter
Nativity Carol   John Rutter
Mary's lullaby    John Rutter
Star Carol   John Rutter
Candlelight Carol   John Rutter
Shepherd's Pipe Carol   John Rutter
Christmas lullaby    John Rutter
Dormi, Jesu    John Rutter
Love Came Down at Christmas    John Rutter
Sans Day Carol    John Rutter
I Wonder as I Wander    John Rutter
What Sweeter Music    John Rutter
Joy to the World    John Rutter
I Saw Three Ships   John Rutter
Deck the Hall    John Rutter
The Very Best Time of Year    John Rutter
We Wish You a Merry Christmas    John Rutter
Silent Night    John Rutter

Directed by John Rutter

The Renowned, 31-strong Cambridge Singers have a present for us: 23 songs of Christmas, many of them written, composed and/or arranged by contemporary composer John Rutter, a giant in the Choral world. "Jesus Child," "There Is A Flower," "Donkey Carol," "Wildwood Carol," "Angels' Carol," "Mary's Lullaby" - Rutter's original music is lovely, and the CS are the group to do it justice. Also fine are all the traditional carols like "I Saw Three Ships" and "Joy to the World." The songs are divided into six sections: Prologue, The Christmas Story, Christmas Night, Christmas Reflections, Christmas Joy and Epilog. Most of the songs are accompanied by the London Sinfonia. The liner notes are extensive and beautiful. A monumental achievement for the Cambridge Singers, a generous, spirited and brilliant Christmas CD!

6766 00 1 CD $11.98   Mixed | Chorus | England | | Mixed Choir Christmas CDs
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Singers.com: Dale Warland Singers: Dale Warland Singers Christmas (00 1 CD)

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Dale Warland Singers: Dale Warland Singers Christmas

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Il est ne, le divin enfant (he is born) (French (Schultz))   Donna Gartman Schultz
The Virgin's Cradle Hymn (Dormi, Jesu!) (Edmund Rubbra)   Edmund Rubbra
Susanni (German (Parker/Shaw))   Parker / Shaw
Prepare the Way (Swedish (Jalkeus)   Margareta Jalkeus
Fum, fum, fum! (Spanish (Mechem)   Kirke Mechem
Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sang (Alf Houkom)   Alf Houkom
Hark! The Herald Angel Sing (Mendelssohn (Barnett)   Carol Barnett
Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine (German (Luboff)   Norman Luboff
Three Nativity Carols: (Stephen Paulus)   Stephen Paulus
O Little Town of Bethlehem (English (Warland))   Dale Warland
Al, nama mamina from Three Latvian Carols (Latvian (Jansons))   Andrejs Jansons
The Friendly Beasts (Medieval Carol (Van)   Jeffrey Van
Carol of the Bells (Leontovich (Wilhousky)   Peter J. Wilhousky
Est ist ein Ros estsprungen (Lo, How a Rose) (Praetorious (Sandstrom))   Jan Sandstrom
Huron Carol ('Twas In the Moon of Wintertime) (Canadian (Warland))   Dale Warland
Patapan from Seven Joys of Christmas (Bergundian (Mechem))   Kirke Mechem
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day (John Gardner)   John Gardner
Gabriel's Message (Basque (Paulus))   Stephen Paulus
Silent Night (Gruber (Sargent))   Malcolm Sargent

Directed by Dale Warland

The Dale Warland Singers make their debut on Gothic with a beautiful new Christmas CD, featuring imaginative>arrangements of carols from around the world. The sound is incomparable. 21 songs, from "Il est ne, le divin enfant," "The Virgin's Cradle Hymn," "Susanni" and the Swedish carol "Prepare the Way," to the Latvian carol "Ai, nama mamina," the Medieval carol "The Friendly Beasts," the Canadian "Huron Carol" and the Basque "Gabriel's Message." A special, rare Christmas gift of beautiful music from around the world.

6771 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | United States | | Mixed Choir Christmas CDs
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Singers.com: UCLA Madrigal Singers: Hark, How The Bells (00 1 CD)

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UCLA Madrigal Singers: Hark, How The Bells

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Angels We Have Heard on High   Torstein Kvamme
Deck the Hall   John Rutter
Christ Child Carol   Catherine Bennett
A Boy Was Born   Benjamin Britten
Baloo Lammy   Donn Weiss
Flemish Carol   John Rutter
A Spotless Rose   Herbert Howells
Joy to the World   George Frideric Handel   Lowell Mason
In the Bleak Midwinter   Richard Kent
Carol of the Birds   Donn Weiss
Come, Love We God   Daniel Pinkham
Still, Still, Still   Norman Luboff
Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella   Dan Wells
Carol of the Bells   Peter Wilhousky
De Tierra Lejana Venimos   Donn Weiss
O Holy Night   Adolphe Adam
Love Came Down at Christmas   David Willcocks
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence   Donn Weiss
Pat-a-pan   Katherine K. Davis
A Christmas   Zoltan Kodaly
Estampie Natalis   Vaclav Nelhybel
Stille Nacht   Franz Gruber

Directed by Donn Weiss

The UCLA Madrigal Singers, the 22 member mixed-voice premiere chamber choir led by director/arranger Donn Weiss, brings us this "best-of" holiday album, which represents nearly 25 years of audience favorites, the best-loved Christmas songs heard at Royce Hall and at their traditional Twelfth Night concerts. We of course enjoy standards like "Angels We Have Heard on High," "Deck the Hall," "O Holy Night" and "Stille Nacht," but we particularly like more obscure music like Catherine Bennett's "Christ Child Carol," Benjamin Britten's "Christ Child Carol," the Scottish Carol "Balloo Lammy," Herbert Howells' "A Spotless Rose," the Spanish "Carol of the Birds," Daniel Pinkham's "Come Love We God," the Austrian carol "Still, Still, Still," and the Puerto Rican folksong "De Tierra Legana Venimos." The full, rich sound of the Singers makes "Bells" ring out as a very special and varied Christmas collection. Occasional light accompaniment.

6774 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Ensemble | United States | Mixed Choir Christmas CDs
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Singers.com: Dale Warland Singers: Christmas Echoes Vol 2 (00 1 CD)

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Dale Warland Singers: Christmas Echoes Vol 2

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
The Holly and the Ivy    John Rutter
A Savior from on High    Stephen Paulus
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree    Elizabeth Poston
On Christmas Night    David Wilcocks
Wexford Carol    Dale Warland
Lullay, My Liking    Gustav Holst
Sing We Now of Christmas    Fred Prentice
Christmas Lullaby    Jeffrey Van
The Kings and the Shepherds    Daniel Pinkham
Lullaby, Dear Jesus    Cary John Franklin
How Far Is It to Bethlehem    Stephen Paulus
Hark the Herald Angels Sing    Stephen Paulus
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear    Cary John Franklin
A Boy Was Born   Benjamin Britten
Lo! How a Rose E'er Blooming    Hugo Distler
Manger Dance   Jeffrey Van
Snow Had Fallen; Christ Was Born    Stephen Paulus
What Cheer   William Walton
Evergreen    Daniel Pinkham
Birthday Carol    David Wilcocks
Tyrley, Tyrlow   Peter Warlock
Away in a Manger   Jeffrey Van
Ding Dong! Merrily on High    Stephen Paulus
Cradle Song    John Rutter
The Ship Carol    Stephen Paulus
A New Year Carol   Benjamin Britten

Directed by Dale Warland

Volume II of the reissue, by popular demand, of a classic pair of Christmas CDs, long out of print, by the renowned Dale Warland Singers. 29 songs: "The Holly and the Ivy," "A Savior from on High," "Jesus Christ the Apple Tree," "On Christmas Night," "Wexford Carol," "Lullay, My Liking," "Sing We Now of Christmas," "Christmas Lullaby," "The Kings and the Shepherds," "There Is No Rose of Such Virtue," "Lullaby, Dear Jesus," "How Far Is It to Bethlehem," "Hark the Herald Angels Sing," "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear," "A Boy Was Born," "Lo! How a Rose E'er Blooming," "Manger Dance" and many more. A classic!

6777 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | United States | A Cappella | Mixed Choir Christmas CDs
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Singers.com: Motet Singers: Sing Noel (00 1 CD)

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Motet Singers: Sing Noel

Song Name   Composer
Sactus
O My Dear Heart
Three Spanish Carols
Ya Viene La Vieja
A La Puerta del Cielo
Riu, riu, chiu
Deck the Hall
White Christmas   Irving Berlin
Ave Maria
Lullay my liking
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
O Magnum Mysterium
Maria durch ein' Dornwald ging
Over the Hill Maria Went
A La Nanita Nana
Good King Wenceslas
The Christmas Song
The Holly and the Ivy
The Three Kings
Some Children See Him   Alfred Burt
Salve Regina

The Motet Singers are ten female vocalists who began in 1982 as a vocal sight-reading group under the direction of Hannelore Good. They sing a cappella music from classical, folk and popular genres, ranging from medieval to contemporary, and are known for their pure sound, seamless blending of voices and the eclectic variety of their music. There are 20 tracks here, from a fine "Salve Regina" by Javier Busto and several other contemporary and 20th century pieces, to short sacred works by Renaissance composers Morales and Palestrina, to some very nice 19th and 20th century arrangements of Spanish carols from various periods. Some of our favorites: "A la Puerta del Cielo," "Jesus Christ the Apple Tree" and "Ave Maria." There are drums on at least one cut. Everything relates to the Nativity theme, and there is a nice mix of unfamiliar winners with familiar favorites. An exceptional, beautifully sung CD!

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6781 00 1 CD $15.98   Female | Chorus | United States | A Cappella | Female Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Gregg Smith Singers: William Duckworth - Southern Harmony (00 1 CD)

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Gregg Smith Singers: William Duckworth - Southern Harmony

Song Name   Composer
Consolation   William Duckworth
Wondrous Love   William Duckworth
Hebrew Children   William Duckworth
Solemn Thought   William Duckworth
Rock of Ages   William Duckworth
Cheerful   William Duckworth
War Department   William Duckworth
Condescension   William Duckworth
Holy Manna   William Duckworth
Bozrah   William Duckworth
The Mouldering Vine   William Duckworth
Mear   William Duckworth
Leander   William Duckworth
Sardina   William Duckworth
Windham   William Duckworth
Distress   William Duckworth
Nashville   William Duckworth
Turtle Dove   William Duckworth
Primrose   William Duckworth
Social Band   William Duckworth

Directed by Gregg Smith

The 17 men and women of the Gregg Smith Singers, directed by Gregg, perform a piece written by New York City composer Wm. Duckworth, who was affected by "shaped note" (helping the congregation learn the tune by making the notes square, round, triangular and diamond-shaped) singing in rural churches. "Southern" is based on an 1854 hymn collection of the same name, and it is a parody in the ancient sense, not humorous, but a rewriting, paraphrase and commentary on the material. There are 20 songs here, divided into four books: "Consolation," "Wondrous Love," "Hebrew Children," "Solemn Thought," "Rock of Ages," "Cheerful," "War Department," Condescension," "Holy Manna," "Bozrah," "The Mouldering Vine," "Mear," "Leander," "Sardina," "Windham," "Distress," "Nashville, "Turtle Dove," "Primrose" and "Social Band." An intriguing choral piece, with orchestral use of voices, that goes off into surprising, theatrical melodic directions.

6783 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | United States | | Shapenote Music
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Singers.com: Cambridge Singers: Old English Madrigals & Folk Songs (00 1 CD)

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Cambridge Singers: Old English Madrigals & Folk Songs

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Come Away, Sweet Love    Thomas Greaves
Weep, O Mine Eyes    John Bennett
Fair Phyllis I Saw    John Farmer
Now Is the Month of Maying    Thomas Morley
Fairwell, Dear Love    Robert Jones
April Is In My Mistress' Face    Thomas Morley
Draw On, Sweet Night    John Wilbye
Sing We At Pleasure    Thomas Weelkes
My Bonny Lass She Smileth    Thomas Morley
The Silver Swan    Orlando Gibbons
Mother, I Will Have A Husband    Thomas Vautor
Dainty Fine Bird    Orlando Gibbons
As Vesta Was from Latmos Hill Descending    Thomas Weelkes
I Love My Love    G. Holst
My Sweetheart's Like Venus    G. Holst
Bushes and Briars   D. James
The Turtle Dove    Vaughan Williams
The Three Ravens   Edward T. Chapman
Dashing Away with the Smoothing Iron   English Folk Song    John Rutter
O Waly, Waly   John Rutter
Greensleeves    Vaughan Williams

Directed by John Rutter

Fa la la, a cornucopia of your favorite Madrigals! John Rutter and the Cambridge Singers sing English madrigals and folk songs. As entertainment for public occasions and a relief from boredom, the English madrigal comes in a wide variety of styles from dramatic to silly. This recording includes lighter pieces such as "Now is the Month of Maying" and "My Bonnie Lass She Smileth" by Thomas Morley, the somber "Silver Swan" by Orlando Gibbons and the comical "Fair Phyllis" by John Farmer. In addition, the program includes folk song arrangements by Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughn Williams. A classic recording.

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6803 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | England | A Cappella | Madrigals CDs
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Singers.com: Manitou Singers of St. Olaf College: Repertoire For Women's Voices Vol 3 (00 1 CD)

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Manitou Singers of St. Olaf College: Repertoire For Women's Voices Vol 3

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Awake and Sing    Charles Forsberg
A Maid Peerless    Herbert Howells
God Be In My Head    Jackson Berkey
How Excellent Thy Name    Howard Hanson
Songs of Innocence    Karl Korte
-A Cradle Song
-Spring
-Piping down the valleys
Linden Lea    Ralph Vaughan Williams
Ah! Si mon moine voulait danser    Donald Patriquin
Missa Brevis in c minor    Imant Raminsh
-Kyrie
-Gloria
-Sanctus
Agnus Dei
Come, All Musicians, Come    Hans Leo Hassler
Ave Maria    Gustav Holst
Go Down Moses    Mark Hayes
Blessing    Katie Moran Bart

Directed by Sigrid Johnson

6807 00 1 CD $15.98   Female | Chorus | United States | A Cappella | Female Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Manitou Singers of St. Olaf College: Repertoire For Women's Voices Vol 4 (00 1 CD)

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Manitou Singers of St. Olaf College: Repertoire For Women's Voices Vol 4

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Tantum Ergo    Gabriel Faure
E'en So Lord Jesus   Paul Manz
Now Is the Summer Springing    John Hilton
Lenten Litany    Martin How
Gloria   Jackson Berkey
Ubi Caritas    John Leavitt
Exaltation    Thomas More Scott
O Sacrum Convivium   Tomas Luis de Victoria
Little Fire    Jackson Berkey
The Lone, Wild Bird    Nancy Grundahl
Chansom et choeur de Fees    Felix Mendelssohn
Heart We Will Forget Him    James Mulholland

Directed by Sigrid Johnson

Sigrid Johnson conducts the Manitou Singers, comprised of 95 first-year female students at Northfield, Minnesota's St. Olaf College. The Singers have delighted audiences over the years with their beautiful and striking interpretations of treble choral literature. Included are Faure's "Tantum Ergo," Manz' "E'en So Lord Jesus," John Hilton's "Now Is The Summer Springing," How's "Lenten Litany," Jackson Berkey's "Gloria" and "Little Fire," "Leavitt's "Ubi Caritas," Scott's "Exaltation," de Victoria's "O Sacrum Convivium," "The Lone, Wild Bird," Mendelssohn's "Chanson et choeur de Fees" and Mulholland's "Heart We Will Forget Him." Piano accompaniment on most songs, but the beautiful voices of the young women are on center stage. Lovely and intricate music!

6808 00 1 CD $15.98   Female | Chorus | United States | A Cappella | Female Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Manitou Singers of St. Olaf College: Christmas (00 1 CD)

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Manitou Singers of St. Olaf College: Christmas

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Make A Joyful Noise   Rene Clausen
Candlelight Carol   John Rutter
The Road Ahead   Ian Kellam
Gloria   Jackson Berkey
There Is No Rose of Such Virtue   Christopher Brown
All My Heart This Night Rejoices   Ralph Johnson
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day   John Rutter
I Sing of a Maiden   Patrick Hadley
Sleep, O Lovely One   Jeffrey Van
Sanctus (from Missa Hosanna)   Noel Goemanne
Make We Joy   Harold W. Friedell
The Journey of Mary   Jeffrey Van
Sing a New Noel   E. Harold Geer
How Far is it to Bethlehem?   John Ferguson
A la nanita nana   Norman Luboff
Lullaby (from Hodie)   Ralph Vaughan Williams
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day   John Gardner

Directed by Sigrid Johnson

Sigrid Johnson conducts the Manitou Singers, comprised of 95 first-year female students at Northfield, Minnesota's St. Olaf College. The Singers have delighted audiences over the years with their beautiful and striking interpretations of treble choral literature. Included are Clausen's "Make a Joyful Noise," Rutter's "Candlelight Carol" and "Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day," "There Is No Rose of Such Virtue," Jackson Berkey's "Gloria," "Sanctus," "Make We Joy," "Sing A New Noel;" 17 songs in total. Orchestral accompaniment on most songs, but the beautiful voices of the young women are on center stage. Lovely and intricate music for Christmas!

6809 00 1 CD $4.95   Female | Chorus | United States | A Cappella | Female Choral Christmas CDs
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Singers.com: Atlanta Singers: Chantez Noel (00 1 CD)

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Atlanta Singers: Chantez Noel

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Psallite/Singt Und Klingt   Michael Praetorius
Swete Was the Song the Virgine Soong   Thomas Hamond
O Magnum Mysterium   Tomas Luis de Victoria
Verbum Caro Factum Est: Y la Virgen le Dezia
Es Ist ein Ros' entsprungen   Praetorius / Donald Cashmore
Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine   Mack Wilberg
Wexford Carol   John Rutter
Quem Pastores   Rosemary Heffley
Three Christmas Motets:   Dan Locklair
-Quem Vidistis, Patores?   Dan Locklair
O Magnum Mysterium   Dan Locklair
-HodieChristus Natus Est   Dan Locklair
Lullay Lord Jesus   George Thalben-Ball
Rise, Up, Shepherd, and Follow   John Rutter
Il est ne   Alice Parker
Wassail Song   Stephen Paulus
Two Spanish Carols:   Andrew Carter
-Spanish Lullaby "A la nanita nana"   Andrew Carter
-Spanish Carol "Esta Noche nace un Nino"   Andrew Carter
Three French Carols:   Peter Mathews
-Dans les Ombres de la nuit   Peter Mathews
-Entre le boeuf et l'ane gris   Peter Mathews
-Chantex Noel   Peter Mathews
Silent Night   Franz Gruber   Gene Puerling
Go Tell It on the Mountain   Bruce Saylor
Rockin' for the World   Bruce Saylor
Jingle Bells   James Pierpont   William Llewellyn
Deck the Hall   David Willcocks

Directed by David Brensinger

Thanks to the legacy of Robert Shaw, Atlanta is rich in choral groups, including several which have gained national distinction. Some of these groups were founded by members of Shaw's Atlanta Symphony Chorus and have survived over the decades to make their own name. The Atlanta Singers, begun 24 years ago, is among the most notable. David Brensinger conducts the Singers, whose repertoire on "Chantez" includes sacred Renaissance masterworks (Praetorius' "Psallite," "Swete Was The Song the Virgine Soong," Victoria's "O Magnum Mysterium," and "Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen"), traditional carols ("Il est ne," "Wassail Song," "Silent Night," "Jingle Bells" and "Deck The Hall"), traditional Spanish carols ("A la nanita nana" and "Esta noche nace un Nino"), and traditional French carols ("Dans les hombres de la nuit," the title tune, and "Entre le boeuf et l'ane gris"). Intricate, classical harmonies perfectly sung by this talented ensemble.

6822 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | United States | A Cappella | Mixed Choir Christmas CDs
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Singers.com: San Francisco Chamber Singers: Freed From Words (00 1 CD)

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San Francisco Chamber Singers: Freed From Words

Magic Strings
Haiku Settings - Three Sets
Freed From Words
The Moon - Welcome
Wishes Night
The Oh of Moon and Piano

Directed by Robert Geary

San Francisco-based composer Mark Winges writes music that is both familiar and strange; speaking to our oldest human qualities, beyond words... It embraces the versatility of the human voice: screams, whispers, whistling, muffled garbles, throat singing, speaking, and lyrical singing are all bound together into a tapestry of living, liquid a cappella sound. Think of the mind-blowing choral works of Penderecki, Messiaen, Takemitsu, or Ligeti's brooding score to 2001: A Space Odyssey. Winges' latest CD, Freed from Words expresses the abstract and the specific: Magic Strings places the listener in the swarthy world of a witch's sabbath; The Oh of Moon and Piano illustrates the moon and piano caught up in celestial dance; Haiku Settings unfold pithy sonic snapshots; Freed from Words uses phonemes and other pre-lingual vocal sounds. Composer in residence for the virtuosic San Francisco chamber singers, (three- time winners of ASCAP's "Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music") Winges seamlessly blends a wide variety of influences into an evocative choral world. Conductor Robert Geary (recently given the "Outstanding Conductorial Achievement" award at the International Children's and Youth Choir Festival) insures that all the singers involved, from children to adult, make the vocal gymnastics sound effortless. This recording will transport anyone with a love of choral music and an open ear.

6827 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | United States | A Cappella
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Singers.com: BYU Singers: Eric Whitacre - Complete A Cappella Works (00 1 CD)

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BYU Singers: Eric Whitacre - Complete A Cappella Works

Song Name   Composer
Water Night   Eric Whitacre
Three Songs of Faith:   Eric Whitacre
I Will Wade Out   Eric Whitacre
Hope, Faith, Life, Love   Eric Whitacre
I Thank You God For Most This Amazing Day   Eric Whitacre
Cloudburst   Eric Whitacre
Sleep   Eric Whitacre
Three Flower Songs:   Eric Whitacre
I Hide Myself   Eric Whitacre
With A Lily In Your Hand   Eric Whitacre
Go, Lovely Rose   Eric Whitacre
When David Heard   Eric Whitacre
Lux Aurumque   Eric Whitacre
Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machines   Eric Whitacre

Directed by Ronald Staheli

A big seller at the recent ACDA Convention in New York City, "Eric Whitacre" is a stunning collection of songs composed in the classical style of Monteverdi, Debussy and Prokofiev, but with inspiration from such groups as the Beatles, Sting, Queen, Madonna and Peter Gabriel. His choice of texts also reflects a broad range of poets - Octavio Paz, Ogden Nash, James Joyce, e.e. cummings and Emily Dickenson, religious poets being conspicuous in their absence, although "three songs of faith" are included here. The mixed-voice Brigham Young U. Singers do justice to Whitacre's difficult, eclectic, wonderful, soaring compositions. 12 songs, "Water Night," the three songs of faith: "I Will Wade Out," "Hope, Faith, Life, Love," "I Thank You God for most this Amazing Day," "Cloudburst", "Sleep," "I Hide Myself," "With a Lily in Your Hand," "Go Lovely Rose," "When David Heard," "Lux aurumque" and "Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine." "Beautiful" is an inadequate word to describe Whitacre's work and the BYU Singers' interpretation of it. "Amazing" works much better! Recommended.

6844 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | United States | A Cappella
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Singers.com: William Appling Singers: Shall We Gather (00 1 CD)

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William Appling Singers: Shall We Gather

Liberty Hall
Rise, Shine, for Thy Light Is A-Coming
Welwyn
Pisgah
Poor Rosy
I've Just Come from the Fountain
Let Us Cheer the Weary Traveler
Nettleton
Wondrous Love
Gospel Train
Shining Shore
More Love
In Mercy, Lord
Beautiful River
Some of These Days
The Old Ship of Zion
St Peter
Missionary Chant
Inching Along
Watchman
Hurry On, My Weary Soul
Morning Trumpet
He's a Mighty Good Leader
Hold On
Resignation
We Shall Walk Through the Valley

Most of the hymns on this recording were written in the 19th century or before, when Americans in general thought more about God than they do today. The hymns and spirituals on this recording are among the great discoveries faith has made about itself, through words and music that now belong to us all. For a period of about 250 years, from the arrival of the Puritans to nearly the end of the 19th century, the most pervasive musical form in America was the hymn. While Protestant hymns and Negro spirituals were certainly the predominant hymnody in America throughout this time, other denominational hymns were written and sung as well. The first hymnal for the Jewish congregation in Charleston, South Carolina was compiled in 1843 and the Shakers have given us some of the most beautiful and interesting religious songs that have been written in America. This recording was made at a live concert at Christ & St. Stephen's Church in New York City. Beautifully sung by the William Appling Singers, this recording will satisfy both the Americana scholar, the music lover and those of faith.

6853 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | United States | A Cappella
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Singers.com: Finzi Singers: Moeran / Warlock (00 1 CD)

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Finzi Singers: Moeran / Warlock

Song Name   Composer
Songs of Springtime:   E.J. Moeran
Under the Greenwood Tree   E.J. Moeran
The River-God's Song   E.J. Moeran
Sping, the Sweet Spring   E.J. Moeran
Love is a Sickness   E.J. Moeran
Sigh no more, Ladies   E.J. Moeran
Good Wine   E.J. Moeran
To Daffodils   E.J. Moeran
Phyllida and Corydon:   E.J. Moeran
Madrigal - Phyllida and Corydon   E.J. Moeran
Madrigal - Beauty sat bathing by a spring   E.J. Moeran
Pastoral - On a hill there grows a flower   E.J. Moeran
Air - Phyllis inamorata   E.J. Moeran
Ballet - Said I that Amaryllis   E.J. Moeran
Canzonet - The treasure of my heart   E.J. Moeran
Air - While she lies sleeping   E.J. Moeran
Pastoral - Corydon, arise   E.J. Moeran
Madrigal - To meadows   E.J. Moeran
A Cornish Carol   Peter Warlock
I saw a fair maiden   Peter Warlock
Benadicamus Domino   Peter Warlock
The Full Heart   Peter Warlock
The Rich Cavalcade   Peter Warlock
Corpus Christi   Peter Warlock
All the Flowers of the Spring   Peter Warlock
As Dew in Aprylle   Peter Warlock
Bethlehem Down   Peter Warlock
A Cornish Christmal Carol   Peter Warlock

Directed by Paul Spicer

Given performances as openly sincere and sensitive as these, few could remain unmoved. Bethlehem Down with its haunting, desolate air is the best-known work here but it only hints at the emotional intensity of such wonderful carols as The full heart with its exotic harmonies and complex part-writing and the ravishingly beautiful Corpus Christi. The relationship between Warlock and Moeran can be overworked: musically the connections seem largely superficial. Not for Moeran the pained utterances of a twisted soul, but in these two matchless madrigal suites there is an indefinable Englishness-the result of a deep awareness of tradition and love of the countryside. Again the innate musicality of the Finzi Singers pays handsome dividends; these warm-toned, richly expressive voices (not least Andrea Gray and Andrew Carwood, magnificent soloists in Warlock's Corpus Christi) seem to capture the very essence of this uniquely lovely music.

6873 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Ensemble | England | A Cappella
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Singers.com: Finzi Singers: Howells / Stevens (00 1 CD)

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Finzi Singers: Howells / Stevens

Song Name   Composer
Mass in the Doriam Mode:   Herbert Howells
I Kyrie   Herbert Howells
II Gloria in Excelsis   Herbert Howells
III Credo   Herbert Howells
IV Sanctus   Herbert Howells
V Benedictus   Herbert Howells
VI Osanna   Herbert Howells
VII Agnus Dei I   Herbert Howells
VIII Agnus Dei II   Herbert Howells
Salve Regina   Herbert Howells
O salutaris Hostia   Herbert Howells
Sweeest of sweets   Herbert Howells
Come, my soul   Herbert Howells
Antiphon   Herbert Howells
Nunc dimittis   Herbert Howells
Regina caeli   Herbert Howells
Mass for Double Choir:   Bernard Sevens
I Kyrie eleison   Bernard Sevens
II Gloria   Bernard Sevens
III Sanctus   Bernard Sevens
IV Benedictus   Bernard Sevens
V Agnus Dei   Bernard Sevens

Directed by Paul Spicer

In a series focusing on sacred 20th century choral works of British composers, the 20-strong mixed choral group The Finzi Singers, founded and directed by Paul Spicer, have presented some brilliant works by relatively unknown composers. Herbert Howells, described as "the central composer for the 20th century Anglican liturgy," is hardly unknown, but here are early works for the church that were believed lost up until very recently. Included are 15 of Howells' songs, including the 8 soaring movements of "Mass in the Dorian Mode, "Salve Regina," "O salutaris Hostia," "Sweetest of Sweets," "Come My Soul," "Antiphon," Nunc dimittis" and Regina caili," Following are works by Bernard Stevens, like Howells, closely associated with the Royal College of Music. The 5 movements of his 1939 "Mass for Double Choir," "Kyrie eleison," "Gloria," "Sanctus," "Benedictus" and "Agnus Dei" are striking works by a brilliant composer whose works are under-performed and under-recognized today. The Finzi Singers are one of the best church choirs we've heard, and they have recorded a very special CD. The extensive liner notes have all lyrics and information about the composers.

6875 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Ensemble | England |
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Singers.com: Finzi Singers: Britten: Choral Edition Vol 1 (00 1 CD)

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Finzi Singers: Britten: Choral Edition Vol 1

Song Name   Composer
Hymn to St Peter, Op. 56a   Benjamin Britten
A Hymn of St. Columba   Benjamin Britten
A Hymn to the Virgin   Benjamin Britten
Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27   Benjamin Britten
Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30   Benjamin Britten
Choral Dances from Gloriana   Benjamin Britten
A.M.D.G.   Benjamin Britten

Directed by Paul Spicer

This is the first volume of the Britten Choral Edition series. The recital opens with four masterful hymns that exhibit Britten's creativity, including the Hymn of St Columba (1962) and the Hymn to the Virgin (1930), which serve as testaments to the skill he possessed at age 16. The recording continues on to the frequently-recorded Rejoice in the Lamb (1943), the delightful Choral Dances from "Gloriana" and concludes with A.M.D.G. The Finzi Singers' Britten Choral Edition cannot escape comparrison to (if not competition with) the three-disc Britten set previously released by The Sixteen. In regard to the two series, as weighed in a review by Gramophone (August, 1998), "there is no clear-cut decision. Balance differs somewhat in the two recordings, The Sixteen having a fuller, more sonorous presence, the Finzis giving more prominence to the organ in accompanied items. Andrew Lumsden's contribution may indeed help to tip the balance further in the Finzis' favour for he is constantly bringing out something in colour or rhythm that adds flavour and distinction."

6876 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Ensemble | England | | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Finzi Singers: Britten: Choral Edition Vol 2 (00 1 CD)

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Finzi Singers: Britten: Choral Edition Vol 2

Song Name   Composer
Jubilate Deo   Benjamin Britten
Te Deum   Benjamin Britten
Antiphon, Op. 56b   Benjamin Britten
Missa Brevis, Op. 63   Benjamin Britten
A Wedding anthem, Op. 46   Benjamin Britten
Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sung   Benjamin Britten
A ceremony of carols, Op. 28   Benjamin Britten
Festival Te Deum, Op. 32   Benjamin Britten
Jubilate Deo   Benjamin Britten

Directed by Paul Spicer

The second installment of the Britten Choral Edition opens with the spirited and little-known Jubilate in E flat (1934), and gives great pleasure throughout. The opening of the Te Deum, for instance, is energetic in its precision. The opening of the Sanctus in the Missa brevis similarly bears an extra splendour of tone and movement. Sweet was the Song the Virgin sang (1931 and second term at the RCM) has an uncanny sureness of touch, and "Thou art the King of glory" erupts with color vitality in rhythm. The Missa brevis too gains with each listen, although Gramophone (Augsut, 1998) reminds of us to question of the use of women's voices instead of boys'. "Something is lost, even here, and going back to Britten's own recording of the Ceremony of Carols with the Copenhagen Boys' Choir (odd as they often sound to our ears) one again misses something distinctive on return to the ladies - whether of the Finzi Singers or The Sixteen."

6891 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Ensemble | England | | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Finzi Singers: Leighton Choral Music (00 1 CD)

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Finzi Singers: Leighton Choral Music

Song Name   Composer
God's Grandeur   Kenneth Leighton
What Love if This of Thine?   Kenneth Leighton
Give Me the Wings of Faith   Kenneth Leighton
Crucifixus pro obis, Op. 38   Kenneth Leighton
Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child, Op. 25b   Kenneth Leighton
Mass, Op. 44   Kenneth Leighton
Laudate pueri, Op. 68   Kenneth Leighton

Directed by Paul Spicer

The Finzi Singers are a 20-strong, mixed British choral group, founded by Paul Spicer in 1987 for a Festival of British Music given under the auspices of the Finzi Trust. They are now regarded as the major exponents of British 20th-century choral music, in which they specialize. For the Chandos label, the Finzis are recording a wide variety of British music, much of which has never been heard before. This is the music of Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988) all eclectic, powerful Christian choral music, 8 songs in five groups: "God's Grandeur," "What Love Is This Of Thine?," "Give Me the Wings of Faith," "Crucifixus pro nobis, Op. 38," which has four parts, "Christ in the Cradle," "Christ in the Garden," "Christ in His Passion," and "Hymn," and "Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child" first composed when Leighton was only 18. Difficult, dissonant, soaring passages are easily handled by the Singers, who treat us to some amazing music by an fine, relatively unknown composer. Some organ accompaniment. Extensive, detailed liner notes.

6892 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Ensemble | England | | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Finzi Singers: Elgar - Part Songs (00 1 CD)

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Finzi Singers: Elgar - Part Songs

Song Name   Composer
O Happy Eyes   Edward Elgar
Love   Edward Elgar
My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land   Edward Elgar
Yea, Cast me from Heights of the Mountains   Edward Elgar
Whether I Find Thee   Edward Elgar
Aver Many a Dusty Mile   Edward Elgar
It's Oh! to be a Wild Wind   Edward Elgar
Feasting I Watch   Edward Elgar
There is Sweet Music   Edward Elgar
Deep in My Soul   Edward Elgar
O Wild West Wind!   Edward Elgar
Owls (An Epitaph)   Edward Elgar
The Shower   Edward Elgar
The Fountain   Edward Elgar
Death on the Hills Op. 72   Edward Elgar
Love's Tempest   Edward Elgar
Serenade   Edward Elgar
How Calmly the Evening   Edward Elgar
Weary Wind of the West   Edward Elgar
Wvening Scene   Edward Elgar
The Prince of Sleep   Edward Elgar
Go, Song of Mine Op. 57   Edward Elgar

Directed by Paul Spicer

The Finzi Singers seem to know just what is required of them, bringing their imaginative style to some of the best partsongs. The programme is arranged chronologically until the last five pieces, which form a kind of encore-group or coda to the recital. From Op. 18 to Op. 73 is quite a journey. In years, it goes from 1890 (the date of My love dwelt in a Northern land, from Op. 18) to 1914: most of Elgar's creative life lies between. The imaginative freedom and technical assurance of the 1914 settings are attributes hard won in the period that divides these compositions from the easier charm and geniality of the early sets. Yet, returning to those, one finds a very characteristic strength, whether of melody, harmony or phrasing.

6893 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Ensemble | England | | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Finzi Singers: Howells Choral Music (00 1 CD)

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Finzi Singers: Howells Choral Music

Song Name   Composer
Behold, O God our Defender
Here is the Little Door
Sing Lullaby   Herbert Howells
A Spotless Rose   Herbert Howells
Te Deum
The Scribe
Thee will I Love
Blessed are the Dead
Even Such is Time
Inheritance
Heac Dies
God is Gone Up

Directed by Paul Spicer

This is another exemplary addition to the Finzi Singers' ever-expanding discography. The earliest offerings here include "Even Such Is Time," an unpublished effort from 1913, and spans all the way to 1970, with "and Thee I Will Love," a heartfelt setting from 1970 with words by Robert Bridges, "commemorating the massacre of the monks of the Abbey of Medehamstede - now Peterborough Cathedral - in AD 870". As we have now come to expect from this partnership on record, these are splendidly fervent, finely disciplined performances (one readily forgives the occasional raw sonority from the sopranos). Excellent Chandos engineering, too. A hearty recommendation.

6894 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Ensemble | England | | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Finzi Singers: Howells / Williams - English Romantic Choral Music (00 1 CD)

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Finzi Singers: Howells / Williams - English Romantic Choral Music

Prayer to the Father of Heaven
A Sequence for St Michael
A Vision of Aeroplanes
The House of the Mind
Lord, Thou hast been our Refuge
Requiem:
I Salvator mundi
II Psalm 23
III Requiem aeternam (1)
IV Psalm 121
V Requiem aeternam (2)
VI I heard a voice from heaven

Directed by Paul Spicer

Here is another excellent record by the Finzi Singers in a series which is proving as valuable as anything in the current lists. They have standards in their choice of music as in their manner of performance, and everything they have undertaken in their recordings has been in a tradition of good workmanship and good taste. This present programme, with its alternation of works by Howells and Vaughan Williams, illustrates the individuality of both composers as well as the shared possession of a culture deeply loved and richly imbued. All are finely caught in these performances, not least the aeroplanes in Harry Bickett's imaginative registration and skilful playing. Choral tone, the work of soloists drawn from the choir, recorded sound, written presentation, all are admirable features of a highly recommendable disc.

6895 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Ensemble | England | | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Alfred Burt and Jimmy Joyce Singers: This Is Christmas Songbook (01 Songbook)

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Alfred Burt and Jimmy Joyce Singers: This Is Christmas Songbook

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
This Is Christmas   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
Christmas Cometh Caroling   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
Ah, Bleak And Chill The Wintry Wind   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
Come, Dear Children   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
Some Children See Him   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
Sleep, Baby Mine   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
All On A Christmas Morning   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
Caroling, Caroling   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
The Star Carol   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
We'll Dress The House   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
Christ In The Stranger's Guise   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
Nigh Bethlehem   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
What Are The Signs   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
Jesu Parvule   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
O Hearken Ye   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel

Produced by Anne S. Burt / James Conkl;ing

Considered by some to be the finest recording of Christmas carols ever, these original compositions were written by Alfred and primary lyricists Wihla Hutson and Bates G. Burt (Alfred's father). In fact, the carols were initially sent as Christmas messages to Burt family members and friends! Alfred died in 1954 at the age of thirty three, but his legacy has brought joy to untold myriads of listeners ever since. Artists from Nat "King" Cole to the Boston Pops Orchestra and Chorus have popularized what conductor John Williams described as "mini-masterpieces." The sixteen voice a cappella choir directed by arranger Jimmy Joyce (who had worked with Alfred in the Alvino Rey Orchestra) is sprightly and surefooted in their performance, which was recorded in 1963. A sentimental and popular favorite.

6896 01 Songbook $7.95   56 Pages | Softcover | 7 x 10 | Chorus | United States | SSAATTBB | A Cappella | Mixed Choir Christmas CDs
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Singers.com: Alfred Burt and Jimmy Joyce Singers: This Is Christmas (00 1 CD)

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Alfred Burt and Jimmy Joyce Singers: This Is Christmas

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
This Is Christmas   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
Christmas Cometh Caroling   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
Ah, Bleak And Chill The Wintry Wind   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
Come, Dear Children   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
Some Children See Him   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
Sleep, Baby Mine   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
All On A Christmas Morning   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
Caroling, Caroling   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
The Star Carol   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
We'll Dress The House   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
Christ In The Stranger's Guise   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
Nigh Bethlehem   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
What Are The Signs   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
Jesu Parvule   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel
O Hearken Ye   Alfred Burt   Jimmy Joyce / Brinley Bethel

Produced by Anne S. Burt / James Conkling

Considered by some to be the finest recording of Christmas carols ever, these original compositions were written by Alfred and primary lyricists Wihla Hutson and Bates G. Burt (Alfred's father). In fact, the carols were initially sent as Christmas messages to Burt family members and friends! Alfred died in 1954 at the age of thirty three, but his legacy has brought joy to untold myriads of listeners ever since. Artists from Nat "King" Cole to the Boston Pops Orchestra and Chorus have popularized what conductor John Williams described as "mini-masterpieces." The sixteen voice a cappella choir directed by arranger Jimmy Joyce (who had worked with Alfred in the Alvino Rey Orchestra) is sprightly and surefooted in their performance, which was recorded in 1963. A sentimental and popular favorite.

6896 00 1 CD $15.95   Mixed | Chorus | United States | A Cappella | Mixed Choir Christmas CDs
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Singers.com: King's Singers: King's Singers Christmas (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers: King's Singers Christmas

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Veni, veni Emmanuel    Traditional   Philip Lawson
Angelus ad Virginem    ed. The King's Singers
This is the truth sent from above    Traditional   Ralph Vaughan Williams
Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern    Praetorious
Es ist ein Ros' ensprungen    Praetorious
There is no rose    ed. Stevens
Coventry Carol
Nowell sing we now    Bo Holten   ed. The King's Singers
Remember, O thou man    Ravenscroft
In dulci jubilo    Johann Sebastian Bach
Lullay my liking   Philip Lawson
Bogoroditsye Dyevo    Arvo Part
The Lamb    John Tavener
Maria durch ein Dornwald ging    Traditional   Philip Lawson
O little one sweet    Johann Sebastian Bach
Bethlehem Down   Peter Warlock   Peter Warlock
The Crown of Roses   Tchaikovsky   Lubbock
To us in Bethlem City   John McCabe
Szezo to za prediwo    Traditional   Barwinski
There is a flower    John Rutter   John Rutter
La Peregrinacion    Ramirez    Peter Knight
Away in a manger    Melody W.J. Kirkpatrick   Philip Lawson
Noel nouvelet    Philip Lawson
Stille Nacht    Gruber    John Rutter
Born on a New Day    Peter Knight / Philip Lawson

Produced by Adrian Peacock

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.

6941 00 1 CD $16.98   Male | Ensemble | England | | Men's Choir Christmas
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Singers.com: Dale Warland Singers: Walden Pond (00 1 CD)

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Dale Warland Singers: Walden Pond

Song Name   Composer
I Hate and I Love (Odi et Amo) (1981)   Dominick Argento
I Hate and I love   Dominick Argento
Let us live, my Clodia, and let us love   Dominick Argento
Greetings, miss, with nose not small   Dominick Argento
My woman says she will be no one's   Dominick Argento
Was it a lioness from the mountains of Libya   Dominick Argento
You promise me, my dearest life   Dominick Argento
Wrethced Catullus, put an end to this madness   Dominick Argento
I hate and I love   Dominick Argento
A Toccata of Galuppi's (1989)   Dominick Argento
Walden Pond (1996):   Dominick Argento
The Pond   Dominick Argento
Angling   Dominick Argento
Observing   Dominick Argento
Extolling   Dominick Argento
Walden's Revisited   Dominick Argento

Directed by Dale Warland

1975 Pulitzer Prize in Music winner and winner of Fulbright and Guggenheim awards , Minnesota composer Dominick Argento marked his diamond jubilee in 2003 with performances of his works by the numerous musical organizations, including the Dale Warland Singers, who have commissioned him across the decades. First we have the first piece written for the group by Argento in 1981, "I Hate and I Love (Odi et Amo)," which includes percussion. Then "A Toccata of Galuppi's, a rhapsody for chamber choir, harpsichord and string quartet, with poetry by Robert Browning. The final piece, "Walden Pond," puts to music the outdoor musings of 19th century author and naturalist, Henry David Thoreau, including "The Pond," "Angling," "Observing," "Extolling" and "Walden Revisited." All songs are lightly accompanied. Extensive liner notes tell us all about the composer, the music and the group. Complex harmonies, dramatic phrasing--very few groups would attempt to perform this music; the DWS do it justice with professional elegance. Excellent!

6944 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | United States |
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Singers.com: Bemidji Choir and Chamber Singers: Beneath The Moon (00 1 CD)

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Bemidji Choir and Chamber Singers: Beneath The Moon

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Surgens Jesus   Peter Philips
Sei, lieber Tag, willkommen   Johann Michael Bach
Ave Verum Corpus   Robert Lau
The Lamb    John Tavener   Eric Barnum
The Tyger    Eric Barnum
The Spendor Falls on Castle Walls   Edwin Fissinger
Sing We and Chant It   Thomas Morley
Hence, Care, Thou Are Too Cruel    Thomas Weelkes
Consture My Meaning   Giles Farnaby
Come Away, Sweet Love    Thomas Greaves
Quel augellin che canta    Claudio Monteverdi
Come, Love We God (16th Century English)
Hark! Hark What News the Angels Bring (Smith 1732)   Edwin Fissinger
This Endris Night
Past Life Melodies    Sarah Hopkins
Pilgrim's Hymn    Stephen Paulus
Nelly Bly   Edwin Fissinger
Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair    Edwin Fissinger
The Gift To Be Simple    Bob Chilcott
Lock Lomond    Jonathan Quick
Sleep   Eric Whitacre

Directed by P. Bradley Logan

Founded in Minnesota in 1937, the 39-strong mixed-voice Bemidji Choir has been directed since 1998 by the renowned Dr. P. Bradley Logan, who also directs the BSU Chamber Singers, a 14-voice ensemble chosen by audition from the Choir. On "Beneath" we hear 6 songs by the full choir, 8 by the Chamber Singers and then 7 more by the choir. Sacred music like Peter Phillips' "Surgens Jesus," Johann Michael Bach's "Sei, lieber Tag, wilkommen," "The Lamb" and "The Tiger" by Eric Barnum, "Come, Love We God," and "Hark, Hark What News the Angels Bring" coexist nicely with traditional and folk music like Edwin Fissinger's "Nelly Bly," "This Endris Night" and "Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair," Bob Chilcott's "The Gift to be Simple" and Jonathan Quick's "Loch Lomond." Sweet, beautiful music that touches the heart, sung with feeling by the wonderfully-led Bemidji Choir!

6948 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | United States |
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Triumph Of Oriana (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers: Triumph Of Oriana

Song Name   Composer
Hence stars! too dim of light    Michael East
With angel's face and brightness   Daniel Norcombe
Lightly she whipp o'er the dales   John Mundy
Long live fair Orianakings.html   Orlando Gibbons
All creatures now are merry-minded   John Bennet
Fair Oriana, beauty's queen   John Hilton
The nymphs and shepherds danced   George Marson
Calm was the air and clear the sky   Richard Carlton
Thus Bonny-boots the birthday celebreated   John Holmes
Sing, shepherds all, and in your roundelays   Richard Nicolson
The fauns and satyrs tripping   Thomas Tomkins
Come, gentle swains   Michael Cavendish
With wreaths of rose and laurel   William Cobbold
Arise, awake, awake   Thomas Morley
Fair nymphs I heard one telling   John Farmer
The lady Oriana   John Wilbye
Hark! did ye ever hear so sweet a singing?   Thomas Hunt
As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending   Thomas Weelkes
Fair Orian, in the morn    John Milton
Round about her charret   Orlando Gibbons
Bright Phoebus greets most clearly   George Kirbye
Fair Oriana, seeming to wink at folly   Robert Jones
Fair Cytherea presents her doves   John Lisley
Hard by a crystal fountain   Thomas Morley
Come, blessed Byrd   Edward Johnson

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.

Listen to The fauns and satyrs tripping in RealAudio.

6971 00 1 CD $16.98   Male | Ensemble | England | A Cappella | Early Music CDs
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Singers.com: Cambridge Singers: Mass Of The Children (00 1 CD)

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Cambridge Singers: Mass Of The Children

Song Name   Composer
Mass of the Children:   John Rutter
-Kyrie   John Rutter
-Gloria   John Rutter
-Sanctus and Bendictus   John Rutter
Agnus Dei    John Rutter
-Finale   John Rutter
Look at the world   John Rutter
To every thing there is a season   John Rutter
Wings of the morning   John Rutter
A Clare Benediction   John Rutter
I will sing with the spirit   John Rutter
Music Dei donum   John Rutter
I my Best-Beloved's am   John Rutter
Come down, O Love Divine   John Rutter

Directed by John Rutter

Written in late 2002, in time for a Carnegie Hall performance, performed here by the renowned Cambridge Singers, Cantate Youth Choir and London Sinfonia, and conducted by the composer, the five movements of Rutter's "Mass," are a delight. Following are the lovely "Look at the World," "To every thing there is a season," the joyous "Wings of the Morning" and "A Clare Benediction." Then we have the uplifting "I will sing with the spirit," the flute-accompanied Musica Dei donum," "I my Best-Beloved's am," and finally "Come down, O Love divine." This is beautifully-performed music that fills us with joy and hope, the hope of the children.

6972 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | England | | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Cambridge Singers: Flora Gave Me Fairest Flowers (00 1 CD)

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Cambridge Singers: Flora Gave Me Fairest Flowers

Song Name   Composer
Hark, all ye lovely saints above    Thomas Weelkes
Though Amaryllis dance in green   William Byrd
Round about in a fair ring    John Bennet
Adieu, ye city-prisoning towers    Thomas Tomkins
Flora gave me fairest flowers    John Wilbye
Sweet Suffolk owl    Thomas Vautor
As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending    Thomas Weelkes
Lullabye    William Byrd
This sweet and merry month of May    William Byrd
Now is the month of maying    Thomas Morley
A little pretty bonny lass    John Farmer
Fyer, fyer!    Thomas Morley
Too much I once lamented    Thomas Tomkins
My bonny lass she smileth    Thomas Morley
Ha ha! This world doth pass    Thomas Weelkes
Quick, quick, away, dispatch!    Michael East
Dainty fine bird    Orlando Gibbons
Come again! Sweet love doth now invite    John Dowland
Mother, I Will have a husband    Thomas Vautor
Draw on, sweet night    John Wilbye
Sleep, fleshly birth   Robert Ramsey
Weep, weep, mine eyes    John Wilbye
Death hath deprived me    Thomas Weelkes
The silver swan    Orlando Gibbons
Adieu, sweet Amaryllis    John Wilbye

Directed by John Rutter

The sixteenth-century madrigal was an Italian form. The term 'madrigal' was loosely applied to a wide variety of music, but generally denoted a polyphonic setting for four or more voices of an amorous or pastoral text which was closely depicted in the music. Thomas Morely transplanted the form into England in the 1590s; this marked the beginning of the brief but brilliant flowering of the English madrigal. Between the 1590s and the early 1620s, twenty composers published a total of 36 books of madrigals, after which the form virtually disappeared. Some of these composers, such as Morely and Weelkes, followed the Italian model closely; others, such as Byrd and Gibbons, mostly stayed with the simpler English form of the consort song, where the tune remains in one voice, word-painting is not used, and strophic form is preferred to the continuous structure of the madrigal proper. Among the twenty-one items selected for this recording there are examples of several types of piece, ranging from true Italianate madrigals such as Too much I once lamented, via more popular 'balletts' such as Fyer, fyer!, to the simple part-songs like A little pretty bonny lass. The variety, imagination, and inspired blending of poetry and music characteristic of the best of the 'English Madrigal School' afford a particular kind of delight in performance, shared equally by singer and listener.

6976 00 1 CD $4.95   Mixed | Chorus | England | A Cappella | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Cambridge Singers: Poulenc Sacred Music (00 1 CD)

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Cambridge Singers: Poulenc Sacred Music

Song Name   Composer
Gloria:   Francis Poulenc
Gloria   Francis Poulenc
Laudamus Te   Francis Poulenc
Domine Deus   Francis Poulenc
-Domine Fili unigenite   Francis Poulenc
Domine Deus, Agnus Dei   Francis Poulenc
Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris   Francis Poulenc
Salve Regina   Francis Poulenc
Ave Verum Corpus   Francis Poulenc
Exultate Deo   Francis Poulenc
Litanies a la Vierge Noire   Francis Poulenc
Quatre Motets Pour Un Temps de Penitence:   Francis Poulenc
Timor et tremor   Francis Poulenc
Vinea mea electa   Francis Poulenc
Tenebrae factae sunt   Francis Poulenc
Tristis est anima mea   Francis Poulenc
Quatre Motets Pour le Temps de Noel:   Francis Poulenc
O Magnum Mysterium   Francis Poulenc
Quem vidistis pastores dicite   Francis Poulenc
Videntes stellam   Francis Poulenc
Hodie Christus natus est   Francis Poulenc

Directed by John Rutter

Francis Poulenc's interest in choral music began in the early 1920's. During his study with the composer Koechlin, he harmonized Bach chorale melodies. This work had a distinct influence on him. It was not until the 1930's that he began to write for the choral medium more seriously. Poulenc wrote many pieces for accompanied and unaccompanied choir. His astonishing music has very twentieth century sounds but is heavily influenced by earlier styles. The "Quatre motets pour un temps de penitence" have a very dark and dramatic intensity much like the pieces of Victoria, who Poulenc often thought about while writing them. The Cambridge Singers have recorded many of his great choral works. This album includes the "Gloria" for soprano solo, mixed choir and orchestra, "Litanies a la Vierge Noire" for female voices, strings and timpani and many of his unaccompanied motets.

6998 00 1 CD $11.98   Mixed | Chorus | England | A Cappella
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Singers.com: Cambridge Singers: Byrd: Motets and Anthems (00 1 CD)

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Cambridge Singers: Byrd: Motets and Anthems

Song Name   Composer
Sing Joyfully   William Byrd
Turn our captivity    William Byrd
Praise our Lord, all ye Gentiles   William Byrd
Emendemus in Melius   William Byrd
Siderum Rector    William Byrd
Plorans plorabit    William Byrd
Visita, quaesumus Domine   William Byrd
Attollite portas   William Byrd
Laudibus in Sanctis   William Byrd
Gaudeamus omnes    William Byrd
Ave Verum Corpus   William Byrd
Veni, Sancte Spiritus   William Byrd
Christus resurgens    William Byrd
Solve iubente Deo   William Byrd
O Magnum Mysterium   William Byrd
Non vos relinquam   William Byrd
O quam suavis   William Byrd
Justorum animae   William Byrd

Directed by John Rutter

This recording presents a selection of fifteen of the 150 or so Latin motets and three of the dozens of English anthems that, between them, form the greater part of the life's work of William Byrd (1543-1623), the greatest English composer of his era. The chosen motets and anthems represent just some of the many facets of Byrd's sacred music, now recognized after three centuries of neglect as among the most glorious every written for choir.

6999 00 1 CD $11.98   Mixed | Chorus | England | A Cappella | Early Music CDs
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Singers.com: Cambridge Singers: The Cambridge Singers Christmas Album (00 1 CD)

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Cambridge Singers: The Cambridge Singers Christmas Album

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
The Holly and the Ivy    H. Walford Davies
Blessed be that maid mary    David Wililcocks
Somerset Wassail    John Rutter
Shepherds, in the fields abiding    David Willcocks
The infant king    David Willcocks
What is this lovely fragrance    Healey Willan
Gabriel's message    David Willcocks
Still, still, still    John Rutter
Quittez, pasteurs    John Rutter
Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle    John Rutter
Personent hodie    John Rutter
The shepherds' farewell    Hector Berlioz
O holy night    Adolphe Adam
O Magnum Mysterium   Tomas Luis de Victoria
Hodie Christus natus est   Jan Sweelinck
For unto us a child is born    George Frideric Handel
In dulci jubilo    Samuel Scheidt
Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child    Kenneth Leighton
A New Year Carol    Benjamin Britten
Balulalow    Peter Warlock
I saw a fair maiden   Peter Warlock
The Lamb    John Tavener
Fantasia on Christmas Carols    R. Vaughan Williams

Directed by John Rutter

For more than a decade, John Rutter and the Cambridge Singers have shared the Joy of Christmas with the world. The ethereal sound of perfectly blended voices, singing the most beautiful seasonal music ever composed, never fails to touch the heart and lift the spirit. This year, John Rutter and the Cambridge Singers have assembled a new collection - compiled from the archives, including four never before released tracks! Tracks include English Traditional Carols, European Traditional Carols, Choruses and Motets and Composer's Carols.

7003 00 1 CD $11.98   Mixed | Chorus | England | A Cappella | Mixed Choir Christmas CDs
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Singers.com: Cambridge Singers: Te Deum (00 1 CD)

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Cambridge Singers: Te Deum

Song Name   Composer
Te Deum   John Rutter
Be thou my vision   John Rutter
I believe in springtime   John Rutter
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace   John Rutter
O be joyful in the Lord   John Rutter
All creatures of our God and King   John Rutter
A choral fanfare   John Rutter
As the bridegroom to his chosen   John Rutter
Christ the Lord is risen again   John Rutter
Thy perfect love   John Rutter
The Lord is my light and my salvation   John Rutter
Go forth into the world in peace   John Rutter
Now thank we all our God   John Rutter

Directed by John Rutter

Ever since my musical life began, church music has played a significant and cherished part in it: first as a boy soprano in my school chapel choir, then as a teenage organist, much later as director of the chapel choir at Clare College, Cambridge, and most recently as conductor of the Cambridge Singers, whose recordings and recitals often include sacred music. Given this background, it is almost inevitable that among my compositions there should be a fair amount of church music, most of which has been written in response to commissions and invitations. All of the pieces heard on this recording were primarily intended for use in the context of a church service or festival, originally accompanied (with the exception of the two hymn arrangements with brass fanfares) just by organ or piano. However, I also scored the accompaniments for orchestra, and hope they may find use in this more colorful form. John Rutter

7021 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | England | A Cappella | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Cambridge Singers: Magnificat / Requiem (00 1 CD)

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Cambridge Singers: Magnificat / Requiem

Song Name   Composer
Requiem   John Rutter
- Requiem aeternam   John Rutter
- Pie Jesu   John Rutter
- Sanctus   John Rutter
Agnus Dei    John Rutter
- The Lord is my shepherd   John Rutter
- Lux aeterna   John Rutter
Magnificat   John Rutter
- Magnificat anima mea   John Rutter
- Of a Rose, a lovely Rose   John Rutter
- Quia fecit mihi magna   John Rutter
- Et misericordia   John Rutter
- Fecit potentiam   John Rutter
- Esurientes   John Rutter
- Gloria   John Rutter

Directed by John Rutter

This specially-priced CD includes John Rutter's two most often-performed, larger choral works, previously on two separate recordings. The recording represents two sides of Rutter's choral style - the gentle and introspective Requiem, the bright and joyful Magnificat. Requiem was written in 1985, when Rutter was moved by a personal bereavement.  Rutter describes it as "a meditation on themes of life and death using a personal compilation of texts.' Magnificat, written in 1990, premiered in Carnegie Hall. "In countries such as Spain, Mexico and Puerto Rico," writes Rutter, "feast days of the Virgin are joyous opportunities for people to take to the streets and celebrate with singing, dancing and processions. These images of outdoor celebration were, I think, somewhere in my mind as I wrote...." - John Rutter

7022 00 1 CD $11.98   Mixed | Chorus | England | A Cappella | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Cambridge Singers: Fancies (00 1 CD)

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Cambridge Singers: Fancies

Song Name   Composer
Fancies   John Rutter
Tell me where is fancy bred   John Rutter
There is a garen in her face   John Rutter
The urchins' dance   John Rutter
Riddle song   John Rutter
Midnight's bell   John Rutter
The bellman's song   John Rutter
Suite Antique   John Rutter
Prelude   John Rutter
Ostinato   John Rutter
Aria   John Rutter
Waltz   John Rutter
Chanson   John Rutter
Rondeau   John Rutter
Five Childhood Lyrics   John Rutter
Monday's child   John Rutter
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat   John Rutter
Windy nights   John Rutter
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John   John Rutter
Sing a song of sixpence   John Rutter
When Icicles Hang    John Rutter
Icicles   John Rutter
Winter nights   John Rutter
Good ale   John Rutter
Blow, blow, thou winter wind   John Rutter
Winter wakeneth all my care   John Rutter
Hay, ay   John Rutter

Directed by John Rutter

The 'fancies' that give this album its title are the fleeting ideas, dreams and whims that flit like Will-o'-the-wisps through the imagination of every artist. I have always thought that they were captured to perfection by the Elizabethan poets and by their collaborators, the madrigal composers such as Weelkes, Wilbye and Morely; and, looking back now on the music heard on this recording, I realize how much of it was inspired by the madrigalian spirit. Fancies was written in 1971 for the Richard Hickox Singers and Orchestra (the orchestra was later renamed the City of London Sinfonia, who play on this recording). The first performance was given in London, repeated shortly afterwards at an open-air concert one lovely summer's evening by the River Thames in rural Berkshire, a perfect setting for it. The Suite Antique, dating from 1979, also has a Berkshire association: I was asked to write it for the Cookham Festival, to be peformed by Duke Dobing and the London Baroque Soloists at a concert in Cookham Parish Church. Bach's Fifth Brandenburg Concerto was on the programme, so I decided to write for the same combination of instruments, and to pay musical homage to the forms and styles of Bach's day. - John Rutter

7023 00 1 CD $11.98   Mixed | Chorus | England | A Cappella | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Cambridge Singers: Stanford and Howells Sacred Music (00 1 CD)

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Cambridge Singers: Stanford and Howells Sacred Music

Song Name   Composer
Magnificat in G   Stanford
Magnificat   Herbert Howells
Magnificat in B flat   Stanford
Nunc Dimittis in B flat   Stanford
O for a closer walk   Stanford
Like as the Hart   Herbert Howells
The fear of the Lord   Herbert Howells
Requiem   Stanford
Salvator mundi   Herbert Howells
Psalm 2   Herbert Howells
Requiem aeternam   Herbert Howells
Psalm 121   Herbert Howells
I Heard A Voice From Heaven   Herbert Howells
When Mary thro' the garden went   Stanford
Long, long ago   Herbert Howells
Te Deum in C   Stanford
All My Hope on God is founded   Herbert Howells

Directed by John Rutter

This recording is a choral tribute to the sacred music of two visionary composers who, among their other achievements, made distinctive, lasting and much-cherished contributions to the musical repertory of the English Church. There are many links between Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) and Herbert Howells (1892-1983), the most obvious being that from 1912 to 1916 Howells was one of Stanford's many composition students at the Royal College of Music in London, where Howells was himself later to teach composition for over fifty years. Both men were outstanding teachers, Stanford in particular being virtually father to a whole generation of British composers, including Vaughn Williams, Holst, Bridge, Butterworth, Bliss, Ireland and Gurney. With the exception of the Howells Requiem and the two sacred part-songs, the music heard on this recording was intended for use in the church, in the context of the Anglican liturgy. As such, much of it is familiar and well-loved within Anglican circles but all too little-known elsewhere. It deserves to be more widely appreciated on its own considerable merits.- John Rutter

7024 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | England | A Cappella | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Cambridge Singers: Collection (00 1 CD)

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Cambridge Singers: Collection

Trois Chansons de Charles d'Orleans (Claude Debussy):

Directed by John Rutter

The programme of music on this album is chosen from eight Collegium recordings, illustrating something of the range and scope of the choir's work, which is deliberately not restricted to any one period or style. Sacred and secular, historic and contemporary, a cappella and accompanied music have all found a place in the Cambridge Singers' growing discography, and several recordings feature music by John Rutter. Guest artists the King's Singers join forces with narrator Richard Baker and the City of London Sinfonia under the baton of Richard Hickox for an extract from John Rutter's musical fable based on The Wind in the Willows, which has been performed at many King's Singers concerts; and the City of London Sinfonia are heard on their own in the Waltz movement from another Rutter piece, the Suite Antique for flute, harpsichord and strings.

7026 00 1 CD $11.98   Mixed | Chorus | A Cappella
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Singers.com: Pro Arte Singers - Paul Hillier: Traditional & Modern Carols (00 1 CD)

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Pro Arte Singers - Paul Hillier: Traditional & Modern Carols

This Is Jesus' Birthday
Give good gifts to one another
Remember, O thou man
Ecce, quod natura
As I out rode this enderes night (Coventry Shepherds' Carol)
Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child (Coventry Carol)
Nowell, nowell: Dieu vous garde
Swete was the song the Virgine soong
Arise, arise ye mortals all
Hail happy morn
I wonder as I wander
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
The darkest midnight
To Bethlehem did they go
Shiloh
Joys Seven
I sing of a maiden
The Babe of Bethlehem
Hail the memorable morn
Sweetest music softly stealing
The Kentucky Wassail Song
To all the good children, a happy New Year

Directed by Paul Hillier

This CD is an assortment of Christmas songs from England and America from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries. Many of the songs are American shape-note and Shaker hymns as well as Appalachian folk songs. Some of the more familiar tunes include the "Coventry Carol: Lully, lulla, thow little tyne child," "I wonder as I wander" by John Jacob Niles and Emily Poston's sweet version of "Jesus Christ the Apple Tree." These songs are all beautifully sung by the Pro Arte Singers with the University of Indiana Children's Chamber Choir, led by Paul Hillier. This is a wonderful recording of rarely heard gems.

7071 00 1 CD $11.98   Mixed | Chorus | United States | A Cappella | Mixed Choir Christmas CDs
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Singers.com: Dale Warland Singers: Rachmaninoff Vespers (00 1 CD)

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Dale Warland Singers: Rachmaninoff Vespers

Song Name   Composer
Vespers:   Sergey Rachmaninov
Come, Let Us Worship   Sergey Rachmaninov
Bless the Lord, O My Soul   Sergey Rachmaninov
Blessed is the Man   Sergey Rachmaninov
Gladsome Light   Sergey Rachmaninov
Lord, Now Lettest Thou   Sergey Rachmaninov
Rejoice, O Virgin   Sergey Rachmaninov
Matins:   Sergey Rachmaninov
The Lesser Doxology   Sergey Rachmaninov
Praise the Name of the Lord   Sergey Rachmaninov
Blessed Art Thou, O Lord   Sergey Rachmaninov
Having Beheld the Resurrection of Christ   Sergey Rachmaninov
My Soul Magnifies the Lord   Sergey Rachmaninov
The Great Doxology   Sergey Rachmaninov
The Troparion "Today Salvation Has Come"   Sergey Rachmaninov
The Troparion "Thou Didst Rise from the Tomb"   Sergey Rachmaninov
To Thee, the Victorios Leader   Sergey Rachmaninov

Directed by Dale Warland

Some of the most beautiful music in the world can be heard in a performance of Rachmaninoff's Vespers. Better to be described as an All-night vigil, Rachmaninoff uses Russian melodies dating from the Byzantine era. In the Eastern Church, the All-night vigil is observed before religious feasts. This piece is difficult for any non-Russian choir due to the language. The Dale Warland Singers sing with great energy and beautiful dark tones as befits the Russian style.

7077 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | United States | A Cappella
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Singers.com: Robert Shaw Festival Singers: Liebeslieder Waltzes (00 1 CD)

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Robert Shaw Festival Singers: Liebeslieder Waltzes

Song Name   Composer
Liebeslieder-Walzer, Op. 52   Johannes Brahmns
Neue Liebeslieder-Walzer, Op. 65   Johannes Brahmns
Sieben Abendlieder   Johannes Brahmns

Directed by Robert Shaw

Led by master conductor and composer Robert Shaw, the RS Festival Singers perform 40 of Brahm's songs, lightly piano-accompanied and under three headings: "Lebeslieder-Walzer, Op. 52, Neue Liebeslieder-Walzer, Op. 65, and Sieben Abendlieder. The large, extensive liner notes have all the lyrics. We particularly liked "Liebeslieder-Walzer" cuts 1, 5, 6, 11, and 14, "Neue Liebeslieder-Walzer Op. 65, cuts19, 21, 23, 26, 30 and 31, and "Sieben Abendlieder" cuts 34, 37, 38 and 40. As with all Robert Shaw CDs, this one is elegantly arranged, beautifully sung and perfectly directed-great material, wonderfully performed!

7081 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | United States |
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Singers.com: Robert Shaw Festival Singers: Poulenc (00 1 CD)

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Robert Shaw Festival Singers: Poulenc

Song Name   Composer
Mass In G Major   Francis Poulenc
Quatre Motets Pour le Temps de Noel:   Francis Poulenc
Quatre Motets Pour Un Temps de Penitence:   Francis Poulenc
Quatre Petites De St. Francois d'Assise   Francis Poulenc

Directed by Robert Shaw

One of the members of Les Six, a group of avante garde French composers, Francis Poulenc was one of the twentieth century's most notable composers of sacred choral music. Much of this dynamic music is gentle with a mystic sense of simplicity. There are often passages with a rocking alternation of chords with false harmonic relations. Selections from this wonderful recording by then Robert Shaw Festival Singers include the Mass in G major, Four Short Prayers of Saint Francis as well as motets for Christmas and Penitence. The music of Poulenc is must for any collection.

7102 00 1 CD $12.98   Mixed | Chorus | United States | A Cappella
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Singers.com: Cambridge Singers: Brother Sun, Sister Moon (00 1 CD)

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Cambridge Singers: Brother Sun, Sister Moon

Song Name   Composer
Alleluia, Haec Dies   William Byrd
Easter Sequence
Dum Transisset Sabbatum   John Taverner
Sanctus   Giovanni Palestrina
Exsultate Deo   Giovanni Palestrina
Easter Acclamations, Surrexit Cristus Hodie
Before The Ending Of The Day   Samuel Scheidt
In Pace   John Sheppard
Into Thy Hands, O Lord
Ubi Caritas   Maurice Durufle
Keep Me As The Apple Of An Eye And Nunc Dimittis
O Christ, Who Art The Light And Day   Robert Whyte
We Will Lay Us Down In Peace/ Libera Nos, Salva Nos   John Sheppard

Directed by John Rutter

A ruined English abbey silhouetted against a setting sun and a rising full moon graces the cover of "Brother Sun, Sister Moon." The extensive liner notes point out how much more in touch with the natural rhythms of day and night were the builders of the abbey, and the writers of the sacred Christian music of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, in comparison to life in the 21st century. John Rutter directs the 30-member Cambridge Singers in Gregorian chants and polyphonic sacred music by such composers as William Byrd, John Taverner, Palestrina, Scheidt, Sheppard, Durufle and Robert Whyte, divided into two groups: "Music of the Morning Rite" and "Music of the Evening Rite." Meditative and uplifting!

7103 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | England | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: King's Singers: Gesualdo (00 1 CD)

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King's Singers: Gesualdo

Song Name   Composer
Lectio 1
Responsories from 1st Nocturn:   Carlo Gesualdo
- In Monte Oliveti   Carlo Gesualdo
- Tristis est anima mea   Carlo Gesualdo
- Ecce vidimus eum   Carlo Gesualdo
Lectio 2
Responsories from 2nd Nocturn:   Carlo Gesualdo
- Amicus meus osculi   Carlo Gesualdo
- Judas mercator pessimus   Carlo Gesualdo
- Unus ex discipulis meis   Carlo Gesualdo
Lectio 3
Responsories from 3rd Nocturn:   Carlo Gesualdo
- Eram quasi agnus innocens   Carlo Gesualdo
- Une hora non potuistis   Carlo Gesualdo
- Seniores populi consilium   Carlo Gesualdo
Benedictus   Carlo Gesualdo
Christus factus est   Carlo Gesualdo

If you like The King's Singers, you'll love this CD! Gesualdo: Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday offers a small slice from the liturgy used for Holy Week. All tracks are superbly performed. The voices weave together to form a solid fabric of stunning polyphony. The responsories, here, are divided into three sets beginning with lessons from the Lamentations of Jeremiah. Gesualdo, an eccentric Italian prince and one of the Renaissance's more innovative composers, is best remembered for killing his wife and her lover while they were in bed together. His guilt over this shocking and passionate act is said to be mirrored in his music with its chromatic and often indulgent lines. The music is liturgical in nature, but this recording can be appreciated inside and out of the sanctuary.

7104 00 1 CD $16.98   Male | Ensemble | England | A Cappella | Early Music CDs
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Singers.com: Cambridge Singers: There is Sweet Music (00 1 CD)

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Cambridge Singers: There is Sweet Music

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
The Bluebird   C. V. Stanford
To Be Sung A Summer Night On The Water I   Frederick Delius
To Be Sung A Summer Night On The Water II   Frederick Delius
There Is Sweet Music   Edward Elgar
My Love Dwelt In A Northern Land   Edward Elgar
Full Fathom Five   Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Cloud-Capp'd Towers   Ralph Vaughan Williams
Over Hill, Over Dale   Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Sailor And Young Nancy   E. J. Moeran
Brigg Fair   Percy Grainger
Londonderry Air   Percy Grainger
The Three Ravens   Edward T. Chapman
My Sweetheart's Like Venus   Gustav Holst
The Oak And The Ash   Edward Bairstow
Quick! We Have But A Second   C. V. Stanford
To Daffodils   Benjamin Britten
The Succession Of The Four Sweet Months   Benjamin Britten
Marsh Flowers   Benjamin Britten
The Evening Primrose   Benjamin Britten
Ballad Of Green Broom   Benjamin Britten

Directed by John Rutter

The Cambridge Singers, directed by John Rutter, bring us English choral music (all a cappella), folk-songs, airs and ballads, from the composers Elgar, Stanford, Delius, Grainger, Vaughan Williams, Holst and Britten. These lovely songs, with names like Delius' "To be sung of a summer night on the water," Williams' "The cloud-capped towers," and Britten's "The succession of the four sweet months," tells us all we need to know about these songs. Soaring, sweet and delightful!

7106 00 1 CD $12.98   Mixed | Chorus | England | English Choral CDs
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Singers.com: Cambridge Singers: Hail, Gladdening Light (00 1 CD)

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Cambridge Singers: Hail, Gladdening Light

Song Name   Composer
Rejoice In The Lord   16th Century
Remember Not, Lord, Our Offences   Henry Purcell
Come, Let's Rejoice   John Amner
When David Heard   Thomas Tomkins
I Sat Down Under His Shadow   Sir Edward Bairstow
These Are They That Follow The Lamb   John Goss
Christe Jesu, Pastor Bone   John Taverner
O Beatum Et Sacrosanctum Diem   Peter Philips
Nunc Dimittis   Herbert Howells
O Vos Omnes   R. Vaughn Williams
Factum Est Silentium    Richard Dering
Justorum Animae   C.V. Stanford
Hail, Gladdening Light   Charles Wood
A Hymn To The Mother Of God   John Taverner
Hymn For The Dormition Of The Mother Of God   John Taverner
They Are At Rest   Edward Elgar
A Litany   William Walton
Nolo Mortem Peccatoris   Thomas Morely
O Nata Lux   Thomas Tallis
Loving Sheperd Of Thy Sheep   John Rutter
The Lord's Prayer   Robert Shaw
In Manus Tuas   John Sheppard
Bring Us, O Lord God   William Harris

Directed by John Rutter

John Rutter directs the 28-strong Cambridge Singers in the inspiring setting of the Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral, gathering together 23 examples of English sacred a cappella choral music drawn from several centuries. Some pieces, such as the Taverner "Christe Jesu, pastor bone," or the Howells' "Nunc dimittis," were written for the Catholic liturgy; most of the English anthems were for the Anglican rite; but such pieces as Tomkins' "When David heard," Morley's "Nolo mortem peccatoris" and Amner's "Come, let's rejoice" were probably intended for domestic performance. In all cases, the beauty of the music transcends ancient politics and the years themselves, as it always must!