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The King Singers Collection Box set

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  • Audio CD (7 April 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Signum Classics
  • ASIN: B0014YKRHW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 100,616 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  1. The King's Singers Collection (48 Tracks On 5 Discs) - Various Composers

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After 40 years The Kings Singers show no sign of slowing down. The five albums in this set were made in the space of three years and display the diversity and flexibility of the worlds premiere a cappella ensemble.Gesualdo Tenebrae Responsories forMaundy Thursday: Powerful and harmonically daring music, the dark texts for Holy Week resonated with the Italian prince Carlo Gesualdos own life, which was mired in murder, guilt and obsession. His music sounds as fresh as the day he composedit.1605 Treason & Discord, William Byrd and the Gunpowder Plot: Follow the story of how a group of young religious zealots tried to change the faith of a nation by force. With music fromCatholics and Protestants, this fascinating programme ends witha commission from Francis Pott which finds grim resonances with todays religious intolerances.Thomas Tallis Spem in alium (CD single): Historians may not know exactly why Tallis wrote Spem in alium, but nobody disagrees that this majestic 40-partmotet is one of the glories of renaissance art.Landscape & Time: We are all shaped by the surroundings and age in which we live. Listen to music, including five commissions, which give us different perspectives from England, Scotland, America, Japan,Hungary, Finland and Estonia.Six (CD single): Classic jazz and pop arrangements plus a commission from Joby Talbot, displaying the groups famous blended sound, perfect intonation and customary style.

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Having always admired the King's Singers, I was keen to have an example of their performances. This collection seemed a good option covering all sorts of different music.

However, I have been very disappointed, and have now given the CDs away ! Most of the discs are of 'popular' music, and to a large extent miss out the excellent performances of classical music of all periods. In addition, alot of the tracks have a backing accompaniment. I was looking for the unaccompanied sound.

I should probably have looked mroe carefully at the CD track lists, and if they are your sort of music, this may be a good buy.
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A fine selection of 5 early albums by the 'classic' king's singers, showcasing their ever remarkable versatility in repertoire. Titles are: 1. The Beatles Connection, 2. A tribute to the Comedian Harmonists, 3. Folk songs of the British Isles, 4. Madrigal History Tour and 5. Believe in Music. Sadly, no original cover artwork has been included. The package is a strangely anonymous 'brown paper' affair throughout. No prizes for design here - but the music shines.
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The King's Singers music is absolutely fantastic. I was not in to classical music until I heard their performance here in Finland. As Finnish local news paper stated, They Are Almost Perfect!

The shipping took much less time than it was estimated. Thanks Amazon!
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I have always been a fan of the Kings Singers so it was great to get such a wide ranging selection at such a bargain price
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4.0 out of 5 stars Don't Get Confused 9 July 2008
By J. Miller - Published on Amazon.com
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There are currently two 5-disc sets from the King's Singers titled "King's Singers Collection." I ordered this one thinking I was getting the set of new material, but this collection is actually five of their old albums: "Beatles Connection, Tribute to the Comedian Harmonists, Folk Songs of the British Isles, Madrigal History Tour, and Believe in Music." These were good albums, and if you don't have them this is a super deal. But if like me you already own most of these and you were looking for the 5-disc set of NEW material then don't order this. That "King's Singers Collection" is under the Signum label.
5.0 out of 5 stars CD Library Must 17 Dec. 2013
By C. Jay - Published on Amazon.com
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For anyone who marvels at the harmony of barbershop quartet, choral ensembles, or acappella singing, the collection is a must. Most amazing is how they duplicate musical instruments in many of the numbers. The sound is so real, you think that they are being accompanied by an orchestra rather than imitating one.
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the money! 3 Jan. 2014
By Ron Titus - Published on Amazon.com
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Four of the five of the CDs that make up this collection are great. The Beatles collection is listenable (I just am not a fan of the Fab Four). I have these on my iPad and my wife rotates through these on a regular basis. Great place to start.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice selection of songs 21 Jun. 2013
By Vocal Lover - Published on Amazon.com
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Has a little something for every King's Singers fan. This is a great "headphones on" collection, the very best way to hear all the subtle nuances in tone and appreciate the beautiful voices.
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5.0 out of 5 stars music 9 Aug. 2012
By Dennis - Published on Amazon.com
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I really enjoy all of their work..started out with the christmas stuff and just added on with mutple albums.. don't have them all..yet.!.
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