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Love Songs

The King's Singers

Love Songs

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212056523
Catnr: SIGCD 565
Release date: 08 February 2019
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Signum Classics
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0635212056523
Catalogue number
SIGCD 565
Release date
08 February 2019
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Across the ages, Love has provided a constant theme to composers and songwriters. From choruses in Greek tradgey to the oral traditions of folksongs from all over the world, from opera to musical theatre, from parlour music to cabaret; and from the recital stage all the way to the Top 40, love is everywhere and we can't escape it.

It's no surprise that The King's Singers have recorded a huge number of love songs on all kinds of albums over the last fifty years. This selection has been curated especially to celebrate some of their favourite recent albums, and to show how rich and varied the tapestry of love songs we have today is.
Meer dan elk ander is 'liefde' een eeuwigdurend thema voor componisten en songwriters. Van refreinen in Griekse tragedies tot de mondelinge tradities van volksliedjes over de hele wereld, van opera tot musical, van salonmuziek tot cabaret en van het artiestenpodium tot de Top 40, we kunnen er niet aan ontkomen liefde is overal.

Het is dus niet verrassend dat The King's Singers de afgelopen vijftig jaar een groot aantal liefdesliedjes hebben opgenomen. Speciaal voor dit nieuwe album Love Songs hebben ze hun favoriete liedjes uitgezocht van albums die ze de afgelopen jaren hebben uitgebracht. De zangers laten zien hoe rijk en gevarieerd het aanbod aan liefdesliedjes is waaruit we heden ten dage kunnen kiezen.


The King's Singers

The King's Singers is een Engelse a capellagroep, opgericht op 1 mei 1968, door zes pas afgestudeerde koorstudenten van King's College, Cambridge. De bezetting bestond toen toevallig uit twee countertenoren, een tenor, twee baritons en een bas. Sindsdien is de groep nooit meer afgeweken van deze formatie. Het repertoire loopt van middeleeuwen, Renaissance, Bach tot Bacharach en pop. Vaak zingen ze eigen arrangementen. Het is één van de populairste vocale groepen ter wereld. De stijl van de zangers kenmerkt zich door een academisch geschoolde uitvoering, met een harmonische vermenging en balans van de verschillende stemmen, zuivere toonvorming, perfect uitgevoerde ritmes en vaak geestige teksten.

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The King's Singers

The King’s Singers have represented the gold standard in a cappella singing on the world’s greatest stages for over fifty years. They are renowned for their unrivalled technique, versatility and skill in performance, and for their consummate musicianship, drawing both on the group’s rich heritage and its pioneering spirit to create an extraordinary wealth of original works and unique collaborations. What has always distinguished the group is their comfort in an unprecedented range of styles and genres, pushing the boundaries of their repertoire, while at the same time honouring their origins in the British choral tradition. They are known and loved around the world, and appear regularly in major cities, festivals and venues across Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia, including Carnegie Hall, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Mozarteum Salzburg, Tonhalle Zurich, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Edinburgh International Festival, Helsinki Music Centre, Sydney Opera...
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The King’s Singers have represented the gold standard in a cappella singing on the world’s greatest stages for over fifty years. They are renowned for their unrivalled technique, versatility and skill in performance, and for their consummate musicianship, drawing both on the group’s rich heritage and its pioneering spirit to create an extraordinary wealth of original works and unique collaborations.
What has always distinguished the group is their comfort in an unprecedented range of styles and genres, pushing the boundaries of their repertoire, while at the same time honouring their origins in the British choral tradition. They are known and loved around the world, and appear regularly in major cities, festivals and venues across Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia, including Carnegie Hall, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Mozarteum Salzburg, Tonhalle Zurich, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Edinburgh International Festival, Helsinki Music Centre, Sydney Opera House, Tokyo Opera City and the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing. They also work with orchestras, recently including the NDR Radiophilharmonie and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, with whom they performed a specially commissioned work by Sir James MacMillan.
9 The King’s Singers’ extensive discography has led to numerous awards including two Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and a place in Gramophone magazine’s inaugural Hall of Fame. As part of their 50th anniversary celebrations in 2018, the group undertook a series of major tours worldwide, supporting the release of a special anniversary album GOLD (also nominated for a Grammy Award), which featured important works in the group’s history and new commissions by Bob Chilcott, John Rutter and Nico Muhly.
This commitment to creating a new repertoire has always been central to the group, with over 200 commissioned works by many leading composers of the 20th and 21st Centuries, including John Tavener, Judith Bingham, Eric Whitacre, György Ligeti, Luciano Berio, Krzysztof Penderecki and Toru Takemitsu. These join a unique body of close-harmony and a cappella arrangements, including those by individual King’s Singers past and present. Many of their early collaborators’ own experience with brass bands helped to inform the distinct ‘King’s Singers sound’ and a large number of their commissioned works and arrangements are available in their own signature series with Hal Leonard, selling over two million copies worldwide. A key to the group’s success has been their ability to evolve and innovate over many years – and through 28 individual members – while always retaining this special sound and musical integrity.
They also lead educational workshops and residential courses across the world, working with groups and individuals on their techniques and approaches to ensemble singing. In 2018 they founded The King’s Singers Global Foundation to provide a platform for the creation of new music across multiple disciplines, coach a new generation of performers and provide musical opportunities to people of all backgrounds.
The King’s Singers were formed in 1968, when six recent choral scholars from King’s College, Cambridge gave a concert at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. By chance, the group was made up of two countertenors, a tenor, two baritones and a bass, and the group has maintained this formation ever since that debut.
Patrick Dunachie countertenor Edward Button countertenor Julian Gregory tenor Christopher Bruerton baritone Nick Ashby baritone Jonathan Howard bass
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