Joy to the World The King's Singers

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Label: Signum Classics

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Choral

Interpret: The King's Singers

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  • Carl Davis (1936), Traditional:
  • 1Rise up, Shepherd, and Follow (arr. C. Davis)02:40
  • Edgar Pettman (1866-1943), Traditional:
  • 2Gabriel's Message (arr. E. Pettman)02:43
  • Philip Lawson (1957), Traditional:
  • 3Noel nouvelet (arr. P. Lawson)02:25
  • Traditional, Bob Chilcott (1955):
  • 4What Child Is This? (arr. B. Chilcott)03:17
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893):
  • 5The Crown of Roses, Op. 54, No. 5, "Legend" (arr. J. Lubbock)03:06
  • Traditional:
  • 6O Little One Sweet (after J.S. Bach's O Jesulein suss, o Jesulein mild, BWV 493)02:12
  • Philip Lawson (1957):
  • 7Lullay my liking04:25
  • John Rutter (1945), Franz Xaver Gruber (1787-1863):
  • 8Stille Nacht (arr. J. Rutter)03:22
  • June Collin (?):
  • 9The Quiet Heart02:29
  • John Rutter (1945):
  • 10There Is a Flower03:43
  • Philip Lawson (1957), Lowell Mason (1792-1872):
  • 11Joy to the World (arr. P. Lawson)02:32
  • Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921):
  • 12Serenade d'hiver05:17
  • Traditional, Geoffrey Keating (1570-1644):
  • 13The 12 Days of Christmas (arr. G. Keating)09:02
  • Anonymous, Brian Kay (1944):
  • 14Gaudete (arr. B. Kay)01:37
  • Traditional, Geoffrey Keating (1570-1644):
  • 15God Rest You Merry Gentlemen (arr. G. Keating)02:57
  • Katherine Davis (1892-1980), John McCarthy (1927-2011):
  • 16Little Drummer Boy (arr. J. McCarthy)02:45
  • Gordon Langford (1930):
  • 17Jingle Bells (arr. G. Langford)01:30
  • Gordon Langford (1930), Traditional:
  • 18Deck the Hall (arr. G. Langford)02:29
  • Total Runtime58:31

Info zu Joy to the World

One of two releases in time for the Christmas period from the UKs' best-loved a cappella group The King’s Singers: 'Joy to the World' was recorded last year at one of their ever-popular Christmas shows in London’s Cadogan Hall.

The King’s Singers bring together a programme of popular hymns and carols alongside modern works and arrangements – all performed with their characteristic warmth and precision.

“The familiar polish and sweet vocal blend of the King’s Singers are applied to a nicely varied programme. There are new slants on traditional favourites such as The 12 Days of Christmas, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen and Jingle Bells, together with rarities including a jolly Sérénade d’hiver by Saint-Saëns.” (The Telegraph)

“an eclectic collection, with accomplished versions of pieces by Bach, Tchaikovsky and Saint-Saens interspersed with folksier material such as "Noël Nouvelet", featuring an exquisite interplay of quiet clarity between the countertenors and lower registers.” (The Independent)

“The ensemble is excellent, as one might expect - as is intonation and communication.” (MusicWeb International)

“We expect virtuosity from the BBC Singers, but this performance leaves one gaping in admiration, as, indeed, do they all. It is impossible to imagine a more favourable way of experiencing this enthralling music than by listening to this superbly engineering and presented release.” (International Record Review)

The King's Singers

The King's Singers
Acclaimed worldwide for their virtuosity, life-affirming energy and charm, The King’s Singers are in global demand. Their work, synonymous with the very best in vocal ensemble performance, appeals to a vast international audience. Performing to hundreds of thousands of people each season, the group tours regularly to Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australasia. Instantly recognisable for their immaculate intonation, vocal blend, diction and incisive timing, The King’s Singers are consummate entertainers.

The group’s repertoire has evolved to become one of the most diverse and compelling imaginable. The King’s Singers have commissioned over 200 works, including landmark pieces from leading contemporary composers including Luciano Berio, György Ligeti, Sir James MacMillan, Krzysztof Penderecki, Toru Takemitsu, Sir John Tavener, Gabriela Lena Frank and Eric Whitacre. They have also commissioned arrangements of everything from jazz standards to pop chart hits, explored medieval motets and Renaissance madrigals, and encouraged young composers to write new scores.

In addition to performing to capacity audiences and creating highly regarded and much-loved recordings, The King’s Singers share their artistry through numerous workshops and masterclasses around the world. In June 2017, the group will host their inaugural U.S. Summer School at DePauw University, Indiana and in July 2017 will return for their 3rd U.K. Summer School at Royal Holloway (part of the University of London) where they are also Ensemble in Residence. Among the work supported by The King’s Singers Foundation, A Carol for Christmas is a composition competition that seeks to encourage young and up-coming composers, giving the winners the chance for their piece to be performed in King’s College Chapel (Cambridge, UK).

Double Grammy® award-winning artists, the group were honoured in 2009 for their Signum Classics release, Simple Gifts, and again in 2012 for their contribution to Eric Whitacre’s Light and Gold album on Universal/Decca. Recently voted into Gramophone Hall of Fame, rave reviews and repeated sell-out concerts confirm that The King’s Singers remain one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles.

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