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The Queen's Six record Resonus debut

01 Feb 2015

The Queen's Six record Resonus debut

Resonus Classics is proud to announce the debut recording by the a capella vocal group The Queen’s Six. The first of an ongoing recording partnership with Resonus this increasingly popular group's first album contains a sumptuous selection of music from the golden age of English polyphony.

The album, Music of the Realm, was recorded in the extraordinary surroundings of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle – where each member of The Queen’s Six is a Lay Clerk - and features six composers associated with the royal court of Queen Elizabeth I, from whom the group gets its name.

For their first commercial recording the group have selected a programme of both well and lesser-known works by these six composers who wrote music for and during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I – William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Thomas Tomkins, Thomas Weelkes, Thomas Morley and Orlando Gibbons, including such works as O sacrum convivium (Thomas Tallis), When David heard (Thomas Weelkes) and O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth our Queen (William Byrd) among many others. The recording is accompanied by an essay from early music scholar and conductor, Peter Phillips.

Significantly, this title will also be the first physical release on the Resonus Classics label, released in audio CD format as well as digital formats from MP3 up to studio master quality files.

The Queen's Six are Daniel Brittain & Timothy Carleston (countertenors), Nicholas Madden & Dominic Bland (tenors) and Andrew Thompson & Simon Whiteley (basses). Discover more about The Queen's Six at www.thequeenssix.com.