The King’s Singers’ collaboration with Signum Records continues with this outstanding collection of madrigals from 23 composers including Thomas Morley, John Bennet, Michael Cavendish and Thomas Weelkes.
A collection of 25 madrigals from 23 different composers – from the famous to the obscure – make up this Elizabethan curiosity, published in 1601 by Thomas Morley. A musical dedication to Queen Elizabeth I, The Triumphs of Oriana displays the talents of English songwriters, long overshadowed by their European counterparts, conjuring up an image of an idealised and mythical England of old.
★★★★ The King’s Singers deliver these songs with insistent voices, the imitative pairs beautifully balanced across the stereo, the intonation faultless and the diction unmistakable – The Times
This disc is a triumph of majestic vocal ensemble – Classic FM Magazine
Long live the King’s Singers – Goldberg Magazine