Choir of King's College Cambridge - 5 Classic Albums

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Choir of King's College Cambridge - 5 Classic Albums
Choir of King's College, Cambridge / Academy of Ancient Music, Stephen Cleobury, with Susan Gritton, Robin Blaze & Jonathan Lemalu

[ Warner Classics 5 Classic Albums / 5 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Thursday 1 May 2014

A leading exponent of the British church music tradition, the Choir of King's College, Cambridge has captivated audiences all over the world with its beautiful and uplifting performances. This set brings together acclaimed recordings by the choir under the baton of eminent musical directors Sir David Willcocks and Stephen Cleobury, and features a wealth of sacred choral masterpieces, including Allegri's haunting Miserere, Bach's expressive Magnificat, Handel's rousing Coronation Anthems and Rachmaninov's powerful Vespers.

1001 Classical recordings to hear before you die (1700-1760) on the Coronation Anthems

"King's College Choir sing with great style and virtuosity, and bridge the gap between authenticity and excitement in a way that makes this a fine recommendation for these imaginative works."
Gramophone Magazine (Awards Issue 2001 Coronation Anthems)

Tracks:

CD1 RACHMANINOV Vespers 60.49
Margaret Cameron contralto • James Gilchrist, Richard Eteson tenor • Jan Lochmann bass
City of London Sinfonia / Stephen Cleobury

CD2 VIVALDI Gloria • Dixit Dominus • Magnificat 68.15
Sarah Fox, Deborah Norman soprano • Michael Chance countertenor • James Gilchrist tenor
Jonathan Lemalu bass-baritone • Academy of Ancient Music / Stephen Cleobury

CD3 HANDEL Coronation Anthems 61.17
Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne
Susan Gritton soprano • Robin Blaze countertenor • Michael George bass
Academy of Ancient Music / Stephen Cleobury

CD4 ALLEGRI Miserere 76.41
Sacred music by NANINO, MARENZIO, FRESCOBALDI, UGOLINI & GABRIELI
Timothy Beasley-Murray treble • Gerald Finley baritone • Stephen Cleobury, Sir David Willcocks directors

CD5 J.S. BACH Magnificat • Wachet auf • Air (Suite No.3) 73.29
Susan Gritton, Lisa Milne soprano • Michael Chance countertenor
Ian Bostridge tenor • Michael George bass
Academy of Ancient Music / Stephen Cleobury