The King's Singers have released a new CD, "Romance du Soir," featuring pieces from their concert repertoire that they just hadn't gotten around to recording... before now. The selections alternate between the Romantic era (Saint-Saens, Brahms, Schumann, Richard Strauss, Elgar, Arthur Sullivan) and earlier masters like Wilbye, Lassus, and Ludwig Senfl. A special treat is the "new" (well, written in 2001!) work composed for the King's Singers by American composer Libby Larsen as a "valentine" to the group: it's called "A Lover's Journey."
1) SAINT-SAËNS: Calmes des Nuits
2) ELGAR: O Happy Eyes, op.18 no.1
3) BRAHMS: Waldesnacht, op.62 no.3
4) ORLANDE DE LASSUS (1532-1594): Toutes les Nuitz
5) SAINT-SAËNS: Sérénade d'Hiver
6) LUDWIG SENFL (1486-ca.1543): Ach Elslein
7) SCHUMANN: Ritornelle, op.65 no.1
8) JOHN WILBYE (1574-1638): Weep, Weep Mine Eyes
9) R.STRAUSS: Traumlicht, op.123 no.2
10) LIBBY LARSEN (b.1950): A Lover's Journey:
i. In the Still Garden
ii. St. Valentine's Day
iii. Will you, nill you
iv. Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?
11) SAINT-SAËNS: Romance du Soir, op.118
12) ARTHUR SULLIVAN (1842-1900): The Long Day Closes
The King's Singers
From the CD "Romance du Soir"
Signum Classics SIGCD-147