World-renowned a cappella group The King’s Singers follow their recent Great American Songbook album with the Christmas equivalent, on a disc that pays homage to the group’s roots whilst acknowledging their current passion for swing.

Traditional favourites such as “The holly and the ivy,” “In the bleak midwinter,” and the beautiful Austrian carol “Still, Still, Still,” jockey for position amongst modern-day classics like “Winter Wonderland,” “Frosty the Snowman” and “Sleigh Ride.” All are presented in new arrangements by some of the group’s favourite arrangers: Berty Rice, Keith Roberts and Alexander L’Estrange.

The King’s Singers

Release date:14th Oct 2016
Order code:SIGCD459
Barcode: 635212045923

Choir and Organ

There’s an infectious sense of glee… To say it’s what you would expect from this dexterous ensemble is recommendation enough.

  1. Santa Claus is Coming to Town – John F. Coots arr. Alexander L’Estrange – 2.48
  2. In the Bleak Midwinter – Gustav Holst arr. Alexander L’Estrange – 4.55
  3. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Meredith Wilson arr. Alexander L’Estrange – 2.58
  4. Still, Still, Still – Traditional arr. Alexander L’Estrange – 3.35
  5. Carol of the Bells – Peter J Wilhousky arr. Keith Roberts – 2.40
  6. It Came Upon the Midnight Clear – Richard Storrs Willis arr. Robert Rice – 4.12
  7. Frosty vs. Rudolph: the Re-boot – Walter Rollins; Steve Nelson; Johnny Marks arr. Robert Rice – 3.41
  8. White Christmas – Irving Berlin arr. Robert Rice – 3.04
  9. Ding Dong! Merrily on High – Traditional arr. Robert Rice – 2.21
  10. The First Nowell – Traditional arr. Robert Rice – 4.55
  11. Sleigh Ride – Mitchell Parrish arr. Alexander L’Estrange – 2.28
  12. The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot – Michael Carr; Tommie Connor; Jimmy Leach arr. Alexander L’Estrange – 3.27
  13. Silent Night – Franz Xavier Gruber arr. Keith Roberts – 4.18
  14. Winter Wonderland – Felix Bernard arr. Alexander L’Estrange – 4.31
  15. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Hugh Martin arr. Keith Roberts – 2.44
  16. We Wish You a Merry Christmas – Traditional arr. Alexander L’Estrange – 2.20