A Cappella Collection

£5.00

2012 marks the 15th anniversary of the first release from the leading independent classical label Signum Records. Beginning life as an early music specialist (with a landmark release of the Complete Works of Thomas Tallis with Chapelle du Roi), Signum has grown since 1997 to a catalogue of over 300 releases across a wide range of genres.  

In this A Cappella collection, you can hear a wide rage of works by The King’s Singers, The Swingle Singers, BBC Singers, Tenebrae, Voces8 and many more all on one disc – all selected from titles across the Signum catalogue.

SKU: SIGCD299

What people are saying

"Typical of the delightful bran-tub eclecticism to be found on all of these compendium discs is the A Cappella Collection. Boasting contributions from venerable vocal ensembles such as the BBC, King’s and Swingle Singers alongside relative newcomers Les Sirenes and Voces8 among others, the repertoire stretches from Monteverdi to Michael Jackson and is dispatched with consummate ease by all involved." Choir & Organ, May 2013

Various Artists

Release date:24th Sep 2012
Order code:SIGCD299
Barcode: 635212029923

  1. A Fifth of Beethoven – Beethoven – The Swingle Singers – 3.12
  2. Hide and Seek – Imogen Heap – The King’s Singers – 5.13
  3. Weather Report – Bob Chilcott – BBC Singers – 4.35
  4. Apr?s un R?ve – Faur? – Tenebrae – 3.25
  5. Slap that Bass – Gershwin – VOCES8 – 3.07
  6. Helplessly Hoping – Stills – The King’s Singers – 2.34
  7. Steal Away – Trad – VOCES8 – 4.12
  8. It’s Sand, Man! – Lewis – The Swingle Singers – 2.36
  9. Oblivion – Monteverdi – Cantabile/The London Quartet – 3.32
  10. En Aranjuez con tu amor – Rodridgo – Coro Cervantes – 6.21
  11. This Marriage – Whitacre – The King’s Singers – 2.44
  12. From Russia with Love – Bart – VOCES8 – 2.34
  13. When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease – Harper – Cantabile/The London Quartet – 6.53
  14. After the Goldrush – Young – The King’s Singers – 3.10
  15. Bachbeat – Bach – The Swingle Singers – 2.39
  16. Andromeda – Mia Makaroff – The King’s SIngers – 4.21
  17. The Dying Soldier – Traditional – Tenebrae – 4.33
  18. Conceit – Lack – The King’s Singers – 3.46
  19. Swansongs 1 – Chilcott – The Sirens – 2.04
  20. Smooth Criminal – Jackson – VOCES8 – 2.55

May 2013

Since launching in 1997, Signum Classics has established itself as one of the UK’s leading and most reliable independent labels, its output ranging freely across genres and through the ages to create a catalogue of more than 300 recordings that can surely claim to be one of the most open-minded and catholic currently available. Issued to celebrate the label’s first 15 years is a six-volume set (each separately themed disc also available individually) that cherry-picks from the back catalogue to provide a value-for-money introduction both to Signum and to the genre under consideration itself.

Typical of the delightful bran-tub eclecticism to be found on all of these compendium discs is the A Cappella Collection. Boasting contributions from venerable vocal ensembles such as the BBC, King’s and Swingle Singers alongside relative newcomers Les Sirenes and Voces8 among others, the repertoire stretches from Monteverdi to Michael Jackson and is dispatched with consummate ease by all involved.

Choir and Organ, Michael Quinn