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King's Singers: A Tribute To The Comedian Harmonists

Song NameComposerArranger
Veronika, der Lenz its daFred Walter
Liebling, Mein Herz Lsst Dich GrossenEmil Gerhardt
Night and DayCole PorterEmil Gerhardt
Mein Kleiner Groner KaktusDaryl Runswick
Creole Love CallDuke EllingtonPaul Kuhn
Eins, Zwei, Drei, VierDaryl Runswick
Stormy WeatherHarold ArlenDaryl Runswick
Das ist die Liebe der MatrosenEmil Gerhardt
Ouvet re zu/Overture from the Barber of SevilleGioacchino RossiniDaryl Runswick
Wenn der Wind Weht Uber das MeerDaryl Runswick
Flight of the BumblebeeDaryl Runswick
The Donkey SerenadeEmil Gerhardt
Gitarren Spielt AufDaryl Runswick
Tea for TwoDaryl Runswick
Du armes girl vom ChorDaryl Runswick
Wochenhund und SonnenscheinDaryl 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!

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Choral | Male | England
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