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After nearly 40 years, The King's Singers remain one of the world's most celebrated vocal ensembles. Aled Jones talks to members of the group past and present about their extraordinary career, their trademark sound, and their unswerving dedication to popular as well as classical repertoire – embracing everything from Madrigals to Motown.

1 hour 35 minutes


Finzi: My Spirit Sang All Day

The King's Singers
EMI CDC7497652, track 1

Anon: Chichilichi
The King's Singers
EMI CDEMX2129 (English & Italian Madrigals), track 18

Byrd: Haec Dies
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conducted by Sir David Willcocks
HMV ASD641, Side 1 Band 1 (rec 1965)


Byrd: Mass for 4 voices (Gloria)
The King's Singers, Concordia
Signum, SIGCD061, track 4

Duke Ellington: It don't mean a thing (arr. Daryl Runswick)
The King's Singers
EMI CC230, track 13

Paul Patterson: Time Piece (12.13)
The King's Singers
EMI EMD 5521, Side2 Band 1

Trad. Humpty Dumpty (arr. Paul Hart)
The King's Singers
EMI CDC7478702, track 2

Tallis: Spem in Alium
The King's Singers
Signum Classics SIGCD071, track 1

Reger: Nachtlied
The King's Singers
RCA 09026 686462 track 7


Wayne Shanklin: Chanson d'amour
The King's Singers
RCA 09026 614272, track 1

Selection from 'Sacred Bridges'
Sweelink: Psalm 2; Ali Ufkî, Claude Goudimel: Psalm 5; Salamone Rossi Hebreo: Psalm 128.
The King's Singers, Sarband (solo voice: Mustafa Dogan Kikman)
Signum SIGCD065, tracks 10, 11 & 12

Trad: Widdicombe Fair
The King's Singers
EMI CC230, track 6