The King’s Singers GOLD: Special Edition Premium Box Set

Label: Signum Classics (SIGPP500) | Year: 2017

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

It doesn’t matter where it’s from, who it’s by, or when it was written. As we celebrate our 50th birthday, we’d like to take you on a new musical journey – one that pays tribute to our heritage, but at the same time showcases the diversity of music in our world today and harnesses the maverick spirit that guided the original King’s Singers. It also renews our commitment to be dynamic players both now and in the future of music.  Unleashing all the joy we find in song and crowning half a century of dedication to music, the result is GOLD.

The premium box set features:

– A newly-recorded triple-disc GOLD album, taking you on a new musical journey through the diversity of styles that have become synonymous with the group and including new commissions by celebrated composers such as John Rutter and Bob Chilcott

– A copy of the brand new book chronicling The King’s Singers’ extraordinary journey over the past 50 years

GOLD branded USB (memory stick) containing High Definition audio files (higher quality than CD) of all GOLD tracks on the 3 discs, clips of audio interviews with KS past and present, videos of the making of GOLD and rarely seen historic images

– A facsimile of an original handwritten score of one of the earliest and most treasured folksongs to enter The King’s Singers’ library: the late Gordon Langford’s “Bobby Shaftoe.” Never before has one of his original manuscripts been shared publicly

– A signed letter from the current members of the group

Our price is shown in Sterling, British pounds, but for our Friends purchasing internationally, the cost price currently converts to approximately 96 USD or 85 EUR.

Take a sneak peek at what’s inside…

Track Listing

CD 1

  1. We Are Bob Chilcott
  2. And I love her John Lennon and Paul McCartney (arr. Bob Chilcott)
  3. Don't worry about me Frances (arr . Christopher Bruerton)
  4. Kelele Angélique Kidjo (arr . Toby Young)
  5. And so it goes Billy Joel (arr . Bob Chilcott)
  6. Down with love Harold Arlen (arr . Gordon Langford)
  7. All of me John Legend (arr. Alexander L’Estrange)
  8. Shenandoah Trad. (arr . Bob Chilcott)
  9. Lamorna Trad. (arr . Goff Richards)
  10. Some folks' lives roll easy Paul Simon (arr . Andrew Jackman)
  11. See you again Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth (arr. Christopher Gabbitas)
  12. Alice in Wonderland Spike Milligan (arr. Gordon Langford)
  13. Black horse and the cherry tree KT Tunstall (arr. Alexander L’Estrange)
  14. Danny Boy Trad. (arr. Peter Knight)
  15. I'll follow the sun John Lennon and Paul McCartney (arr. Bill Ives)
  16. Bobby Shaftoe Trad. (arr. Gordon Langford)
  17. Love is here to stay George Gershwin (arr. Richard Rodney Bennett)
  18. Scarborough Fair Trad. (arr . Christopher Gabbitas)
  19. That lonesome road James Taylor (arr . Simon Carrington)
  20. Loch Lomond Trad. (arr. David Overton)
  21. Down by the riverside Trad. (arr .Robert Rice)
  22. M.L.K. U2 (arr .Bob Chilcott)

CD 2

  1. The Prayer of King Henry VI Dr Henry Ley
  2. Sing Joyfully William Byrd
  3. Thou, my love, art fair Bob Chilcott
  4. Sicut cervus Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
  5. In manus tuas Thomas Tallis
  6. Master of Music Toby Hession
  7. Musica Dei donum Orlandus Lassus
  8. Abendlied Josef Rheinberger
  9. The bell doth toll Richard Rodney Bennett
  10. Quatre petites prières de Saint François d’Assise Francis Poulenc
  11. Das ist je gewißlich wahr Heinrich Schütz
  12. Morgengesang Max Reger
  13. This marriage Eric Whitacre
  14. Psalm 124 Salamone Rossi Hebreo
  15. Versa est in luctum Alonso Lobo
  16. Rest Ralph Vaughan Williams
  17. Tutivillus Geoffrey Poole
  18. The bluebird Charles Villiers Stanford

CD 3

  1. Be not afeard John Rutter
  2. Le papillon et la fleur Gabriel Fauré (arr. Goff Richards)
  3. Dessus le marché d’ Arras Orlandus Lassus
  4. Though Amaryllis dance in green William Byrd
  5. Lagrimas de mi consuelo Juan Vásquez
  6. Handmade Proverbs Toru Takemitsu
  7. Les Marins de Kermor Camille Saint-Saëns
  8. Con amores, la mi madre Juan de Anchieta (arr . Bob Chilcott)
  9. All meine Herzgedanken Johannes Brahms
  10. Die Nacht Franz Schubert
  11. Revecy venir du Printans Claude le Jeune
  12. Romance du soir Camille Saint-Saëns
  13. Horizons Peter Louis van Dijk
  14. Plaisir d’amour Jean-Paul-Égide Martini (arr. Goff Richards)
  15. Come, blessed bird Edward Johnson
  16. The little green lane Sydney Lovatt
  17. Das G’läut zu Speyer Ludwig Senfl
  18. Basiez moi! Josquin des Prez
  19. Gentil señora mia Juan Vásquez
  20. Quand tu dors près de moi Georges Auric (arr. Gordon Langford)

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