Christmas Presence

Label: Signum Classics (SIGCD497) | Year: 2017

Singers: David Hurley (countertenor), Timothy Wayne-Wright (countertenor), Julian Gregory (tenor), Christopher Bruerton (baritone), Christopher Gabbitas (baritone), Jonathan Howard (bass)

Expanded Edition: This album contains new tracks that were not available on the original, limited release version, released on-demand in 2015.

The essence of The King’s Singers has always been live performance. On Christmas Presence, the beloved acapella group gives the listener the experience of being at a live King’s Singers concert in one of the world’s most beautiful buildings, from the comfort of their own home. The program for this special holiday concert takes the listener through various ages and styles of music, from the Renaissance to the present day. A sublime accompaniment to the holiday season, the King’s Singers open with sacred music, move through modern carols, and end with festive musical favorites.

Track Listing

  1. Hodie Christus natus est Plainchant 2.19
  2. Resonet in laudibus Orlande de Lassus 3.43
  3. Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen Michael Praetorius 2.35
  4. Beata Viscera Maria virginis William Byrd 2.08
  5. Hodie Christus natus est Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck 3.39
  6. O magnum mysterium Francis Poulenc 3.10
  7. Quem vidistis pastores dicite Francis Poulenc 2.48
  8. Hodie Christus natus est Francis Poulenc 2.16
  9. A Spotless Rose Herbert Howells 3.00
  10. Here is the Little Door Herbert Howells 3.21
  11. Sing Lullaby Herbert Howells 3.08
  12. I Saw Three Ships Clive Smith 3.15
  13. God Rest You Merry Gentlemen Trad. (arr. Geoffrey Keating) 2.53
  14. La Peregrinaçion Ariel Ramirez (arr. Peter Knight) 3.14
  15. Christmas Song Mel Tormé & Robert Wells (arr. Peter Knight) 3.24
  16. Still, Still, Still Trad. (arr. Alexander L’Estrange) 3.23
  17. Jingle Bells James Lord Pierpoint (arr. Gordon Langford) 1.39
  18. A Thanksgiving (The King's Singers & National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain) Bob Chilcott 2.54

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