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King's Singers: A Little Christmas

Song NameArranger
Here We Come A-WassailingBob Chilcott
It Came Upon a Midnight ClearBob Chilcott
The Little Drummer BoyJohn McCarthy
I Wonder as I WanderBob Chilcott
We Wish You a Merry ChristmasJohn Rutter
Es Ist Ein Ros' EntsprugenM. Praetorius
Ding Dong! Merrily on HighBob Chilcott
Stille NachtJohn Rutter
O Little Town of BethlehemGrayston Ives
A Little Christmas MusicDaryl Runswick
The Coventry CarolDaryl Runswick
The Boar's Head CarolDavid Overton
GaudeteDavid Overton / Brian Kay
Joy to the WorldDavid Overton
Riu, Riu, ChiuKing's Singers
El Nino QueridoGoff Richards
Villancico CatalanGoff Richards
Deck the HallGordon Langford
The Wexford CarolBob Chilcott
The Gift (Simple Gifts)Bob Chilcott
Patapan and FarandoleBob 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!

Item code: 6118C | 1 CD | $16.98 |add item to cart
Choral | Some a cappella | Male | 5 x 8 | England
49909.2

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