These choral works are drawn from 600 years of musical history, particularly the Renaissance, 19th & 20th Centuries. Track listing:
1-2 Magnificat Antiphons
3 Canite Tuba
4 Hodie Christus Natus Est
5 Away in a Manger
6 Videntes Stellam
7 Vidente Stellam Magi
8 When to the temple
9 Nunc Dimittis
11 Agnus dei
12 Surgens Jesus
13 'Tis the day of resurrection
14 Ascendens Christus in Altum
15 Coelos Ascendit Hodie
16 Spem in Alium
A Year at King's (2010) is a musical tour of the ecclesiastical year as sung in the Chapel. The ancient and modern settings on the album showcase the vast range of music that the Choir performs. The music reflects Christ’s birth, death and resurrection through the festivals of Advent, Christmas, Candlemas, Lent, Easter and Ascension.
The recording includes such favourites as Allegri’s Miserere and Barber’s Agnus Dei, as well as the first recording of Tavener’s Away in a Manger, written for the Christmas Eve service, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, in 2004.
The rest of the CD includes works drawn from 600 years of musical history, works by Palestrina, Pärt and Poulenc, Lassus, Holst and Peter Philips. The disc is rounded off with a spectacular performance of Tallis’s Spem in alium. The Choir is conducted by the Director of Music at King's, Stephen Cleobury.
Listen to an extract from the CD: Miserere by Allegri.
"This album...reveals an ensemble on fine form" - ClassicFM
"Firmly recommendable" - BBC Music Magazine
"..the performances...are highly proficient, taking easily in their stride the most elaborate polyphony" - Gramophone