The King’s Singers return with a new early-music recording that features 12 of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina’s beautiful polyphonic choral settings of the ‘Canticum Canticorum’ – better known as ‘The Song of Songs’ or Canticles, a collection of poetry in the Hebrew Bible on the theme of the joy and ecstasy of human love. These settings are framed by four of Palestrina’s Marian motets, works in honour of the Virgin Mary which he composed throughout his life.
This recording is the first to feature performances from the group’s new tenor Julian Gregory.
An admirably cool approach – The Observer
At it’s best – The King’s Singers’ sweetness of tone seems perfectly to match the sense of the text – Gramophone
Wonderful music beautifully delivered – The Northern Echo
They sing in a beautifully blended style with individual voices often subsumed into the overall sound image. These performances have a significant amount of surface polish, poise and style, technically they are very impressive – Planet Hugill
Admirers of The King’s Singers will certainly not be disappointed –MusicWeb International