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The Queen’s Six: The Last Rose of Summer (24/96 FLAC)

The Queen's Six: The Last Rose of Summer (24/96 FLAC)
The Queen’s Six: The Last Rose of Summer (24/96 FLAC)

Performer: Queen’s Six
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Signum
Release: 2019
Size: 1.25 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Byram-Wigfield: Dance to your daddy (Arr. Timothy Byram-Wigfield)
02. L’Estrange: The Last Rose of Summer (Arr. Alexander L’Estrange)
03. Jim Clements: My love is like a red, red rose (Arr. Jim Clements)
04. Vaughan Williams: Bushes and Briars (Arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams)
05. Tim Carleston: Down by the Salley Gardens (Arr. Tim Carleston)
06. L’Estrange: Danny boy (Arr. Alexander L’Estrange)
07. Byrt: Dashing away with the smoothing iron (Arr. John Byrt)
08. Vaughan Williams: The turtle dove (Arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams)
09. Stephen Carleston: The lark in the clear air (Arr. Stephen Carleston)
10. Daniel Brittain: Raggle Taggle Gypsies (Arr. Daniel Brittain)
11. Holst: My sweetheart’s like venus (Arr. Gustav Holst)

12. Ruairi Bowen: Annie Laurie (Arr. Ruairi Bowen)
13. L’Estrange: Early one morning (Arr. Alexander L’Estrange)
14. Grainger: Brigg fair (Arr. Percy Grainger)
15. Keith Roberts: Scarborough fair (Arr. Keith Roberts)
16. Ruairi Bowen: What shall we do with the drunken sailor? (Arr. Ruairi Bowen)
17. Drayton, P: My Lagan love (Arr. Paul Drayton)
18. Stephen Carleston: Bobby Shaftoe (Arr. Stephen Carleston)
19. Richard Bannan: O waly waly (Arr. Richard Bannan)
20. Andrew Plant: The waters of Tyne (Arr. Andrew Plant)
21. Ruairi Bowen: Suo gân (Arr. Ruairi Bowen)
22. David Manners: Land of my fathers (Arr. David Manners)

Based at Windsor Castle, the members of The Queen’s Six make up half of the Lay Clerks of St George’s Chapel, whose homes lie within the Castle walls. This rare privilege demands the highest musical standards, as they sing regularly for the Royal family at both private and state occasions. In 2018 this included the weddings of Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank, and Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle, both held in St George’s Chapel. Most significantly however, it is the familiarity of living and singing together in Chapel every day that lends this group its distinctive closeness and blend, as well as an irresistible informality and charm.

Individually, members of The Queen’s Six have appeared in many of the most prestigious vocal ensembles on the circuit, including The Tallis Scholars, Tenebrae, and The Sixteen. Their repertoire extends far beyond the reach of the choir stalls: from austere early chant, florid Renaissance polyphony, lewd madrigalsand haunting folk songs to upbeat Jazz and Pop arrangements.

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