King's Singers

King's Singers - Christmas (2003)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 3, 2015
King's Singers - Christmas (2003)

King's Singers - Christmas (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 273 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Vocal Music, Holidays | Label: Signum Records | # SIGCD502 | Time: 01:10:47

Five centuries, seven languages, and six singers with 35 years of remarkable experience inform this rare collection of choral music. In the world-renowned King's Singers resplendent voices, ancient and modern choral music comes to life with all the blazing immediacy and timeliness of the gospel of the nativity. With 25 pieces of music–ranging from familiar works such as "Coventry Carol" to the obscure Tchaikovsky piece "The Crown of Roses"–the King's Singers move through this hallowed and festive set with the vocal mastery that only three-and-a-half decades of accomplished work together is capable of creating. A number of contemporary carols written in the last century by composers such as John McCabe, Philip Lawson, John Rutter, and others are balanced by pieces by Bach and a host of traditional works. Lawson's "You Are the New Day," performed with a string quartet, stands out as one of the more notable performances. Like most of their music throughout Christmas, it reminds listeners that the art of music often interprets divine aspects gladly realized here on Earth.

King's Singers - Royal Rhymes and Rounds (2012)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 29, 2015
King's Singers - Royal Rhymes and Rounds (2012)

King's Singers - Royal Rhymes and Rounds (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal Music | Label: Signum Records | # SIGCD307 | Time: 01:05:48

Royal Rhymes and Rounds is the King's Singers' contribution to the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne in 2012. There are ballads, part songs, madrigals, rounds, and anthems written during the reigns of (and some also in honor of) Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Victoria, and Elizabeth II. The music from the times of Henry and Elizabeth I is especially strong since it was the era of a flowering of English song, which then lay relatively dormant for several centuries. The composers include such luminaries as William Cornysh, Orlando Gibbons, John Dowland, and Thomas Weelkes, as well as Henry himself, whose rousing ballad Pastime with good companie opens the album. It's in this transparent repertoire that the group sounds its absolute best. The singers' immaculate intonation, focused tone quality, and sensitive musicianship are remarkable.
The Singers Unlimited - Friends (1977/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

The Singers Unlimited - Friends (1977/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 38:13 minutes | 724 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Recorded: vocals recorded Oct. 25-29, 1976 in Villingen, Germany at MPS Recording Studios; instrumental recorded Sept. 22, 23, 1976 in Los Angeles at A&M Studios.
Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors: Faith, Power, and Violence in the Age of Crusade and Jihad (Repost)

Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors: Faith, Power, and Violence in the Age of Crusade and Jihad By Brian A Catlos
2014 | 416 Pages | ISBN: 0809058375 | EPUB | 4 MB
The Singers Unlimited - Eventide (1978/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

The Singers Unlimited - Eventide (1978/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 44:50 minutes | 816 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

From 1977's "Eventide," The Singers Unlimited and an orchestra under the direction of Robert Farnon perform the latter's arrangement of Claus Ogermann's setting of 19th century Russian poet Alexander Pushkin's "I Loved You."
The Singers Unlimited - Four of Us (1973/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

The Singers Unlimited - Four of Us (1973/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 33:27 minutes | 615 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

After their a-capella debut and their first album with instrumental accompaniment In Tune, with the Oscar Peterson Trio, The Singers Unlimited began to expand their portfolio with Four of Us, their fourth consecutive album, and their third for MPS. As always under the vocal tutelage of Gene Puerling, and now augmented on some of the tunes by rhythm section orchestrated by Les Hooper, The Singers Unlimited took to task more or less contemporary pop music standards, as well as a few lesser known songs. These as well as the a-capella songs (Where Is Love, Snowfall, Jennifer's Rabbit) underwent that special "SU" treatment.
The Singers Unlimited with Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass (1979/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

The Singers Unlimited with Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass (1979/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 38:39 minutes | 693 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass set a standard and defined the Canadian sound for big band music for decades. Rob McConnell assembled the original Boss Brass from Toronto’s finest studio musicians. The instrumentation of the The Boss Brass was originally sixteen pieces, consisting of trumpets, trombones, french horns and a rhythm section, but no saxophones (woodwinds). McConnell introduced a sax section in 1970, and expanded the trumpet section to include a fifth trumpet player in 1976, bringing the total to 22 members. Recorded: Instrumental tracks recorded in June, 1978 at (Nimbus 9) Sound Stage Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Vocal tracks recorded in August, 1978 at MPS Studio, Villingen. Mixed Dec. 4-8, 78.

BYU Singers & Andrew Crane - Come and Sing unto the Lord (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 10, 2017
BYU Singers & Andrew Crane - Come and Sing unto the Lord (2017)

BYU Singers & Andrew Crane - Come and Sing unto the Lord (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 00:49:09 | 118 MB
Label: BYU Records

BYU Singers’ debut album under conductor Dr. Andrew Crane combines classical and contemporary sacred choral music in a variety of styles. From English Renaissance to American hymns to bluegrass, the choir inspires with its trademark beautiful sound, sparkling precision, and expressive artistry.

Elephants and Kings: An Environmental History  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Oct. 9, 2017
Elephants and Kings: An Environmental History

Elephants and Kings: An Environmental History by Thomas R. Trautmann
English | August 3rd, 2015 | ISBN: 022626436X, 022626422X | 389 Pages | PDF | 4.28 MB

Because of their enormous size, elephants have long been irresistible for kings as symbols of their eminence. In early civilizations—such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus Civilization, and China—kings used elephants for royal sacrifice, spectacular hunts, public display of live captives, or the conspicuous consumption of ivory—all of them tending toward the elephant’s extinction. The kings of India, however, as Thomas R. Trautmann shows in this study, found a use for elephants that actually helped preserve their habitat and numbers in the wild: war.
The Roberta Martin Singers - The Best Of The Roberta Martin Singers (1978/1990)

The Roberta Martin Singers - The Best Of The Roberta Martin Singers (1978/1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:17:01 | 415 Mb
Gospel, Soul | Label: Savoy Records

The Roberta Martin Singers were an African-American gospel group based in the United States. The group was founded in 1933 by Roberta Martin, who in that same year had just become acquainted with gospels music, which was different from the traditional spirituals which were popular at the time. Theodore Frye and Thomas A. Dorsey were directing a junior choir at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois, and asked Martin to serve as the accompanist. From this junior choir, Martin selected six young men at random to form a group, Eugene Smith, Norsalus McKissick, Robert Anderson, Willie Webb, James Lawrence, and W.C. Herman. This group was named the Martin and Frye Singers, and in 1936, the group adopted the name of The Roberta Martin Singers. The Roberta Martin Singers (RMS) contained no traditional bass. For a brief period of time, the group was known as the Martin and Martin Singers, when Sallie Martin joined Roberta's group.