"No coffee or whisky blend matches the suavity of the unaccompanied King’s Singers. Their intonation is excellent in this sumptuous collection of Spanish, Portuguese and Mexican church Music"”
The Times - 7 March 2008
"The famous group exercise from the start that extraordinary communal ear which takes care of intonation, blend, clarity of diction and finesse of shading"
Gramophone - May 2008
"King’s Singers maintain their unmistakable cool timbre, faultless intonation and smooth blend ... great examples of unaccompanied choral music sung with precision and insight by masters of their art"
The Observer - 28 April 2008
Performance ***** - Sound *****
"... The King’s Singers perform with their customary clarity of line, rhythmic grace and attention to texture."
BBC Music Magazine - April 2008
"... Highly recommended!"
ClassicsToday.com - February 2008
"A 40th anniversary release from the King’s Singers, emotionally charged yet immaculate execution, includes unmissable performances of Lobo’s Lamentations and Versa est in luctum." *****
Classic FM Magazine - May 2005
"...the King’s Singers, are celebrating their 40th anniversary with a release, not of pomp and fireworks as one might expect, but rather a still, reflective collection of Iberian music from the 15th and 16th centuries, known as the Siglo de Oro period, The Golden Age.
Previous albums and concerts had included works from this period, which led to the idea of devoting a whole album to it. Ranging from works by Christóbal de Morales, Alonso Lobo, Diego Dias Melgas to King John IV of Portugal, the album exemplifies the ensemble’s extraordinary tightness of sound and harmony, and their deep devotion to musicianship . The vocal balance is pretty much perfect, the atmosphere and production clean and non-intrusive - the correct approach to this repertoire, where simplicity and relishing of harmony is all. You would be hard-pushed to find another ensemble that so successfully melds as -one voice’."
The Singer Magazine - April/May 2008
"...What we have here is singing of the very highest order – superb intonation, ensemble performance, and communication of emotion. The works are deeply melancholic, and the King’s Singers perform with tremendous intensity, making a deeply moving anthology. Their soaring, beautifully blending voices have a richness and smooth sonority that is amplified by the resonant acoustic of the superbly chosen venue of St Andrew’s Church, Toddington. A splendid uplifting disc"
MusicWeb.co.uk - November 2008
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