Recordings

Here are some of the most popular recordings from the Choir, with links to The Shop at King's.

Latest recording

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Fauré: Requiem (2014). This is the first recording of Marc Rigaudière’s new reconstruction of the earliest complete liturgical performance of the Requiem. It faithfully recreates the 1889 premiere, even using the organ stops available to the organist at the L'église de la Madeleine in Paris. The instruments and techniques used by the orchestra are typical of those used in a French orchestra of the late 19th century.

The expanded version of the Requiem, as edited by John Rutter, is also included on this album for comparison. For details see the news story.

Bestsellers

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Britten: St Nicolas (2013)

This recording closely follows the staging and instrumentation of the première of the work at the first Aldeburgh Festival in 1948. Britten calls for a tenor soloist (Andrew Kennedy), chorus of men and boys (King’s College Choir), gallery chorus of girls (Sawston Village College Choir), orchestra (Britten Sinfonia) and congregation of mixed voices (Cambridge University Music Society). The two-disc package comes with a standard CD and an SACD containing high definition stereo and 5.1 surround mixes.

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Mozart Requiem: Realisations (2013)

This release includes a full recording of the Requiem in the completion by Franz Xaver Süssmayr, followed by full movements completed by other composers. The second disc presents a 68-minute audio documentary on the musical roots of the Requiem.

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Nine Lessons and Carols (2012)

This album recreates the magic of the famous Christams Eve service, opening with a lone treble singing 'Once in royal David's city' and closing with a rousing chorus of 'Hark! the herald angels sing'.

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A Year at King's (2010)

A Year at King's showcases the vast range of music that the Choir performs. The tracks include music sung through the festivals of Advent, Christmas, Candlemas, Lent and Easter.

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Messiah (2009)

A live recording of King's College Choir, from a recording made in King's College Chapel during Easter 2009 and broadcast in cinemas around the world. Also available as a DVD.

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Choral Music of David Willcocks

Sir David was Director of Music at King’s College from 1957 to 1974, and an influential choirmaster. This album contains many of the best-known pieces Sir David recorded with King's College Choir.

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Evensong for Ash Wednesday

Original 1964 Argo recording released in its entirety on CD for the first time in 2011. The recording includes the famous version of Allegri's Miserere with Roy Goodman.

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The Psalms of David

This double CD contains a re-release of the popular Psalms of David series previously released as three volumes. The Psalms are conducted by Sir David Wilcox and Sir Philip Ledger.

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Renaissance Masterpieces

A compilation of music from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, including works by Tallis, Allegri, Monteverdi and Byrd.

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