Sacred Bridges The King's Singers

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Album info

Album-Release:
2014

HRA-Release:
26.01.2017

Label: Signum Classics

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Choral

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

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  • Salamone Rossi (1570 - 1630):
  • 1Psalm 12402:27
  • Ali Ufki (1610 - 1675), Claude Goudimel (1510 - 1572):
  • 2Psalm 906:17
  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562 - 1621):
  • 3Psalm 604:01
  • Ali Ufki (1610 - 1675):
  • 4Psalm 613:22
  • Traditional:
  • 5Psalm 11301:44
  • Salamone Rossi (1570 - 1630):
  • 6Psalm 11804:49
  • Anonymous:
  • 7Psalm 206:08
  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562 - 1621):
  • 8Psalm 704:36
  • Ali Ufki (1610 - 1675):
  • 9Psalm 209:02
  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562 - 1621):
  • 10Psalm 203:07
  • Ali Ufki (1610 - 1675), Claude Goudimel (1510 - 1572):
  • 11Psalm 512:06
  • Salamone Rossi (1570 - 1630):
  • 12Psalm 12803:54
  • Total Runtime01:11:33

Info for Sacred Bridges



For thousands of years, the biblical Psalter has been the liturgical “heart” of the three main book religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The Psalms announce the word of God and, simultaneously, contain the full range of human experience.

Jews, Christians and Muslims sing and listen to the same songs of lament and joy, confessions of sin, hymns of praise and adoration. In this project of the King’s Singers and Sarband, psalm settings by composers from three religions give an example of how psalms can be a source of spirituality, a political instrument, a link between tradition and modernity and, above all, a bridge connecting human beings.

"immaculate blend, perfect tuning and crystal diction ... Superb performances across the cultural divide show that great art transcends political differences. May thine enemy buy it also" (The Times)

The King's Singers:

David Hurley, countertenor
Robin Tyson, countertenor
Paul Phoenix, tenor
Philip Lawson, baritone
Christopher Gabbitas, baritone
Stephen Connolly, bass
Sarband Ensemble



The King's Singers
Acclaimed worldwide for their virtuosity, life-affirming energy and charm, The King’s Singers are in global demand. Their work, synonymous with the very best in vocal ensemble performance, appeals to a vast international audience. Performing to hundreds of thousands of people each season, the group tours regularly to Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australasia. Instantly recognisable for their immaculate intonation, vocal blend, diction and incisive timing, The King’s Singers are consummate entertainers.

The group’s repertoire has evolved to become one of the most diverse and compelling imaginable. The King’s Singers have commissioned over 200 works, including landmark pieces from leading contemporary composers including Luciano Berio, György Ligeti, Sir James MacMillan, Krzysztof Penderecki, Toru Takemitsu, Sir John Tavener, Gabriela Lena Frank and Eric Whitacre. They have also commissioned arrangements of everything from jazz standards to pop chart hits, explored medieval motets and Renaissance madrigals, and encouraged young composers to write new scores.

In addition to performing to capacity audiences and creating highly regarded and much-loved recordings, The King’s Singers share their artistry through numerous workshops and masterclasses around the world. In June 2017, the group will host their inaugural U.S. Summer School at DePauw University, Indiana and in July 2017 will return for their 3rd U.K. Summer School at Royal Holloway (part of the University of London) where they are also Ensemble in Residence. Among the work supported by The King’s Singers Foundation, A Carol for Christmas is a composition competition that seeks to encourage young and up-coming composers, giving the winners the chance for their piece to be performed in King’s College Chapel (Cambridge, UK).

Double Grammy® award-winning artists, the group were honoured in 2009 for their Signum Classics release, Simple Gifts, and again in 2012 for their contribution to Eric Whitacre’s Light and Gold album on Universal/Decca. Recently voted into Gramophone Hall of Fame, rave reviews and repeated sell-out concerts confirm that The King’s Singers remain one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles.

Booklet for Sacred Bridges

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