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Royal Rhymes and Rounds - works by Cornysh, Gibbons, Mundy, Dowland, Parry, Elgar, Britten / The King's Singers

Audio Samples

>Henry VIII, King of England : Pastyme with Good Companye for 3 voices
>Cornysh, William : Ah Robyn, gentle Robyn
>Cornysh, William : Blow thi horne hunter
>Henry VIII, King of England : It Is to Me a Ryght Gret Joy for 3 voices
>Anonymous, English : Hey trolly lolly lo (16th century)
>Gibbons, Ellis : Long live fair Oriana, madrigal
>Gibbons, Orlando : First Set of Madrigals and Mottets
>Hilton, John (I) : Fair Oriana
>Mundy, John : Lightly she whipped o'er the dales
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Flow, my tears, fall from your springs, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
>Bennet, John : Weep, O mine eyes (from Madrigals to four voyces)
>Weelkes, Thomas : As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending, madrigal for 6 voices
>Parrat, Walter : The Triumph of Victoria, for chorus
>Parry, Charles Hubert : Who can dwell with greatness, for 5 voices
>Elgar, Edward : To her, beneath whose steadfast star, for chorus
>Britten, Benjamin : Choral Dances (6) from Gloriana, for chorus (or tenor, chorus & harpsichord), Op. 53
>Drayton, Paul : A Rough Guide to Royal Succession, for men's vocal ensemble

Album Summary

>Henry VIII, King of England : Pastyme with Good Companye for 3 voices
>Cornysh, William : Ah Robyn, gentle Robyn
>Cornysh, William : Blow thi horne hunter
>Henry VIII, King of England : It Is to Me a Ryght Gret Joy for 3 voices
>Anonymous, English : Hey trolly lolly lo (16th century)
>Gibbons, Ellis : Long live fair Oriana, madrigal
>Gibbons, Orlando : First Set of Madrigals and Mottets
>Hilton, John (I) : Fair Oriana
>Mundy, John : Lightly she whipped o'er the dales
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Flow, my tears, fall from your springs, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
>Bennet, John : Weep, O mine eyes (from Madrigals to four voyces)
>Weelkes, Thomas : As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending, madrigal for 6 voices
>Parrat, Walter : The Triumph of Victoria, for chorus
>Parry, Charles Hubert : Who can dwell with greatness, for 5 voices
>Elgar, Edward : To her, beneath whose steadfast star, for chorus
>Britten, Benjamin : Choral Dances (6) from Gloriana, for chorus (or tenor, chorus & harpsichord), Op. 53
>Drayton, Paul : A Rough Guide to Royal Succession, for men's vocal ensemble
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

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 honor of the great monarchs of Britain.

Starting with works for Henry VIII, the program 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 Parratt; choral arrangements from the opera Glorianna by Benjamin Britten; a new piece by Paul Drayton that comically pens "A Rough GUitde to the Royal Succession."

Choral Music Guide
Each track is an ethereal epic that is deeply affecting and undeniably beautiful.

American Record Guide, January/February 2013
The six members of The King's Singers are monarchs of this repertory. They sing with beauty, balance, close-knit harmonies, and superior diction. The English texts for all selections are included, but scarcely necessary thanks to the clarity of diction.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St Mary's Church, Harrow, UK (07/04/2011-07/06/2011).



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Works Details

>Henry VIII, King of England : Pastyme with Good Companye for 3 voices
  • Ensemble: King's Singers
  • Notes: St Mary's Church, Harrow, UK (07/04/2011-07/06/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1600

>Cornysh, William : Ah Robyn, gentle Robyn
  • Notes: St Mary's Church, Harrow, UK (07/04/2011-07/06/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Cornysh, William : Blow thi horne hunter
  • Notes: St Mary's Church, Harrow, UK (07/04/2011-07/06/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Henry VIII, King of England : It Is to Me a Ryght Gret Joy for 3 voices
  • Notes: St Mary's Church, Harrow, UK (07/04/2011-07/06/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Anonymous, English : Hey trolly lolly lo (16th century)
  • Notes: St Mary's Church, Harrow, UK (07/04/2011-07/06/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Written: 15th Century

>Gibbons, Ellis : Long live fair Oriana, madrigal
  • Notes: St Mary's Church, Harrow, UK (07/04/2011-07/06/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gibbons, Orlando : First Set of Madrigals and Mottets
  • Notes: St Mary's Church, Harrow, UK (07/04/2011-07/06/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Hilton, John (I) : Fair Oriana
  • Notes: St Mary's Church, Harrow, UK (07/04/2011-07/06/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Mundy, John : Lightly she whipped o'er the dales
  • Notes: St Mary's Church, Harrow, UK (07/04/2011-07/06/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Flow, my tears, fall from your springs, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
  • Notes: St Mary's Church, Harrow, UK (07/04/2011-07/06/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1600

>Bennet, John : Weep, O mine eyes (from Madrigals to four voyces)
  • Notes: St Mary's Church, Harrow, UK (07/04/2011-07/06/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1599

>Weelkes, Thomas : As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending, madrigal for 6 voices
  • Notes: St Mary's Church, Harrow, UK (07/04/2011-07/06/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Parrat, Walter : The Triumph of Victoria, for chorus
  • Notes: St Mary's Church, Harrow, UK (07/04/2011-07/06/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Parry, Charles Hubert : Who can dwell with greatness, for 5 voices
  • Notes: St Mary's Church, Harrow, UK (07/04/2011-07/06/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Elgar, Edward : To her, beneath whose steadfast star, for chorus
  • Notes: St Mary's Church, Harrow, UK (07/04/2011-07/06/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1899

>Britten, Benjamin : Choral Dances (6) from Gloriana, for chorus (or tenor, chorus & harpsichord), Op. 53
  • Notes: St Mary's Church, Harrow, UK (07/04/2011-07/06/2011)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Drayton, Paul : A Rough Guide to Royal Succession, for men's vocal ensemble
  • Notes: St Mary's Church, Harrow, UK (07/04/2011-07/06/2011)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary