Royal Rhymes & Rounds

1 CD - Signum Classics SIGCD307
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The King's Singers
original title: Royal Rhymes & Rounds

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  • HENRY VIII Pastime with good companie, It is to me a right great joy; CORNYSH Ah, Robin, gentle Robin,
    Blow thy horn, hunter; ANON Hey, trolly lolly lo! Ellis GIBBONS Long live, fair Oriana;
    Orlando GIBBONS The Silver Swan (Round), The Silver Swan; HILTON Fair Oriana, beauty’s Queen;
    MUNDY Lightly she whipped o’er the dales; DOWLAND Flow, O my tears; BENNET Weep O mine eyes;
    WEELKES As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending; PARRATT The Triumph of Victoria; PARRY Who can dwell with greatness? ELGAR To her beneath whose steadfast star; BRITTEN Choral Dances from 'Gloriana';
    Paul DRAYTON A Rough Guide to the Royal Succession (It’s just one damn King after another…)

    On a new disc to celebrate the 2012 Diamond Jubilee, The King's Singers present a selection of works from the past 500 years written in honour of the great Monarchs of Britain.
    Starting with works for (and in some cases by) Henry VIII, the programme covers the Elizabethan 'Triumphs of Oriana' by composers such as Gibbons, Mundy and Dowland; a very Victorian selection of dedicatory works by Elgar, Parry and Parrat; choral arrangements from the opera 'Glorianna' by Benjamin Britten; and a new piece by Paul Drayton that comically pens 'A Rough Guide to the Royal Succession'. (Drayton is perhaps best known to fans of The King's Singers as the composer of their much-loved encore work Masterpiece.)

    Recent reviews for the King's Singers previous disc 'High Flight' (SIGCD262)
    "Each track is an ethereal epic that is deeply affecting and undeniably beautiful." Choral Music Guide, January 2012

  • The King's Singers

    The King's Singers
  • 1 CD
    upc/ean. 635212030721
    ref. SIGCD307
    release date. 2012-06-04

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