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KING'S SINGERS (THE): From Byrd to the Beatles (PAL)


Royal Rounds: David Hurley of The King’s Singers talks to Jeremy Siepmann

KING'S SINGERS (THE): From Byrd to the Beatles (PAL)

DVD Clip


Concert recorded at the Cadogan Hall, Chelsea in 2004

Sound Format: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Picture Format: 16:9
Menu Languages: D, F, GB, SP
Subtitle Languages: GB, D, F, SP
Region Code: 2, 5
Running Time: 92 mins + Encore (Paul Drayton¡¦s Masterpiece)

Cat. No: 101 248

Unfortunately only available in Europe and South Africa

  • This programme features the six Englishmen known as the King¡¦s Singers performing some of their favourite works in a 2004 concert recorded in London. As a special encore, the King¡¦s Singers give a superb performance of Paul Drayton¡¦s Masterpiece, a musical satire on four hundred years of Western music in nine minutes, with sections ranging from a fugue on the name ¡§Johann Sebastian Bach¡¨ to an impressionistic rendering of ¡§Debussy¡¨ in fanatically over-pronounced French.
  • The King¡¦s Singers enjoy a reputation as one of the world¡¦s most sought after a capella vocal ensembles, as well as a long and distinguished history.
  • As a special feature, this DVD includes a remarkable performance of Tallis¡¦ famous forty-part motet, Spem in alium. How does a six-member ensemble perform this piece? All is revealed in sequences interspersed between the concert performances that show the singers at work solving this problem.
Programme: BYRD: Haec Dies; O Lord make thy servant Elizabeth our Queen; WEELKES: As Vesta was from Latmos Hill descending; LASSO (arr. Mason): Dessus le Marche d¡¦Arras; PASSEREAU: Il est bel et bon; GESUALDO: Luci serene e chiare; KODALY: Esti dal; KREEK: Onnis on inimene; REGER: Agnus Dei; KREEK: Psalm 121; Traditional (arr. Lawson): Down to the River to Pray; THE BEATLES (arr. Hart): Honey Pie; (arr. Runswick): Blackbird; ELLINGTON (arr. Kuhn): Creole Love Call; MERCURY (arr. Hart): Seaside Rendezvous; JOEL (arr. Lawson): Lullabye (Goodnight my Angel); ROSSINI (arr. Runswick): Overture to Barber of Seville; WEATHERLEY: Danny Boy; TALLIS: Spem in Alium

Byrd, William; Ellington, Duke; Gesualdo, Carlo; Joel, Billy; Kreek, Cyrillus; Lasso, Orlando di; Lennon, John; McCartney, Paul; Mercury, Freddie; Passereau, Pierre; Reger, Max; Rossini, Gioachino; Tallis, Thomas; Traditional; Weelkes, Thomas

Arlotti, Ridolfo; Joel, Billy; Lennon, John; McCartney, Paul; Mercury, Freddie; Weatherly, Frederick Edward

Hart, Paul; Kodály, Zoltán; Kuhn, Paul; Lawson, Philip; Mason, Colin; Runswick, Daryl

King's Singers, The

Label: Arthaus Musik

Genre: Classical Concert

Period: 20th Century; Baroque; Contemporary; Renaissance; Romantic

Catalogue No: 101248

Barcode: 4006680112480

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Physical Release: 09/2005

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