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The King's Consort

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The King's Consort is a prominent British period music orchestra founded in 1980 by the English conductor and harpsichordist Robert King (b. 1960, Wombourne). The ensemble has an associated choral group, Choir of The King's Consort. Together, they have made ...

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The King's Consort is a prominent British period music orchestra founded in 1980 by the English conductor and harpsichordist Robert King (b. 1960, Wombourne). The ensemble has an associated choral group, Choir of The King's Consort. Together, they have made over 90 recordings, largely on the Hyperion label, and sold over 1,000,000 discs. The orchestra performs concert seasons in the UK and tours internationally.

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Stabat Mater
Stabat Mater
Performer
Emanuele d'Astorga
Robert King
King's Consort Choir
Last played on
Eternal source of light divine from Birthday Ode for Queen Anne
Eternal source of light divine from Birthday Ode for Queen Anne
Conductor
Last played on
Of old when heroes thought it base  Z.333 (The Yorkshire feast song)
Of old when heroes thought it base Z.333 (The Yorkshire feast song)
Singer
Rogers Covey-Crump
Michael George
James Bowman
Charles Daniels
Robert Evans
Director
Robert King
On the valleys, dark and cheerless from Act 2 of The Triumph of time and truth
On the valleys, dark and cheerless from Act 2 of The Triumph of time and truth
Conductor
Last played on
Concerto Grosso in F major (Op.6 No.9)
Concerto Grosso in F major (Op.6 No.9)
Director
Robert King
I was glad vers. for chorus & orch.
I was glad vers. for chorus & orch.
Composer
Hubert Parry
Ensemble
King's Consort
Conductor
Robert King
Last played on
Magnificat in G minor  RV.610a for SSSAT soli, 2 chors, 2 ob, str & bc
Magnificat in G minor RV.610a for SSSAT soli, 2 chors, 2 ob, str & bc
Performer
King's Consort Choristers
King's Consort Choir
Director
Robert King
Juditha triumphans devicta Holofernes barbarie  RV.645
Juditha triumphans devicta Holofernes barbarie RV.645
Performer
King's Consort Choir
Director
Robert King
Sonata no.2 in E flat major, 2 vns and continuo
Sonata no.2 in E flat major, 2 vns and continuo
Conductor
Robert King
Concerto for trumpet and orchestra no. 2 in C major..., 2nd movement; Vivace
Concerto for trumpet and orchestra no. 2 in C major..., 2nd movement; Vivace
Conductor
Robert King
Last played on
Sonata for trumpet, two violins & continuo in D major
Sonata for trumpet, two violins & continuo in D major
Director
Robert King
Sarabande, Bourree, Loure, Gavotte and Harlequinade from Overture in C
Sarabande, Bourree, Loure, Gavotte and Harlequinade from Overture in C
Conductor
Robert King
Last played on
Ode for St Cecilia's Day - "Raise, Raise The Voice"
Ode for St Cecilia's Day - "Raise, Raise The Voice"
Conductor
Robert King
It is a good thing to give thanks, Z18
It is a good thing to give thanks, Z18
Performer
Henry Purcell
Choir of New College Oxford
James Bowman (countertenor)
Charles Daniels (tenor)
Michael George (bass)
Robert King (conductor)
Sonata in F major, Z810; 2nd movement: Canzona-Grave-Allegro
Sonata in F major, Z810; 2nd movement: Canzona-Grave-Allegro
Last played on
Quadro for 2 violins, viola & continuo in B flat major
Quadro for 2 violins, viola & continuo in B flat major
Director
Robert King
Sonata in C major –Vovace-Largo –Grave
Sonata in C major –Vovace-Largo –Grave
Conductor
Robert King
Last played on
Thou knowest Lord the secrets of our Hearts
Thou knowest Lord the secrets of our Hearts
Beatus vir for 6 voices, 2 vn, 3 va da brazzo/tbn, bc [1640]
Beatus vir for 6 voices, 2 vn, 3 va da brazzo/tbn, bc [1640]
Conductor
Robert King
Choir
King's Consort Choir
Last played on
Sonata - 1697 no. 3 in A minor Z.804 for 2 violins and continuo: Adagio - Canzona - Vivace - Grave
Sonata - 1697 no. 3 in A minor Z.804 for 2 violins and continuo: Adagio - Canzona - Vivace - Grave
Director
Robert King
Last played on
Sonata - 1697 no. 9 in F major Z.810 (Golden) 2 violins and continuo
Sonata - 1697 no. 9 in F major Z.810 (Golden) 2 violins and continuo
Performer
Last played on
Sonata - 1697 no. 2 in E flat major Z.803 for 2 violins and continuo
Sonata - 1697 no. 2 in E flat major Z.803 for 2 violins and continuo
Last played on
Concerto in D for violin, 2 oboes, 2 horns and strings, RV562
Concerto in D for violin, 2 oboes, 2 horns and strings, RV562
Performer
Antonio Vivaldi
Robert King (conductor)
Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Composer
Hubert Parry
Choir
King's Consort Choir
Conductor
Robert King
Last played on
Sonata - 1697 no. 1 in B minor  Z.802 for 2 violins and continuo
Sonata - 1697 no. 1 in B minor Z.802 for 2 violins and continuo
Performer
Last played on
Erbarme dich from St Matthew Passion, BWV.244
Erbarme dich from St Matthew Passion, BWV.244
Performer
Johann Sebastian Bach
James Bowman
Robert King
Last played on
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