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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2012
  • Label: Carus
  • EAN: 4009350833791
  • Catalog Number: 83379
  • Sales rank: 124,598

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Calmus Ensemble Primary Artist, Vocal Ensemble
Technical Credits
Adriano Banchieri Composer
Clément Janequin Composer
Claudio Monteverdi Composer
Henry Purcell Composer
Heinrich Schütz Composer
Leonard Cohen Composer, Text
Michael Jackson Composer
Elton John Composer, Text
Freddie Mercury Composer, Text
Sting Composer, Text
Bill Withers Composer, Text
Bernard Belle Text
John Deacon Text
Eric Idle Composer, Text
Dominic Miller Text
Bernie Taupin Text
Tolga Kashif Text
Calmus Ensemble Liner Notes
Barbara Großmann Text Translation
Christine Haustein Text Translation
Mia Makaroff Arranger
Marco Borggreve Cover Photo
Anonymous Composer
Ludwig Böhme Arranger
Thomas Ratzak Recording Producer
Sebastian Krause Arranger
Kai Mäder Mastering
Matthias Becker Arranger
Michael Joe Jackson Text
Regina Kunze Text Translation
Markus Goecke Text Translation
Edward T. Riley Text
Christof Graf Text Translation
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  • Posted September 22, 2013

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    Enjoyably split personality Like the better-known Kings

    Enjoyably split personality

    Like the better-known Kings Singers, Calmus Ensemble was founded by former members of a famous choir school (in Leipzig) and, like the British group, sings unaccompanied classical pieces and pop arrangements, one voice to a part. (The highest voice here is a woman rather than a sopranist, although each group uses male altos.) Rather than focus on one genre or the other on their newest album, Calmus alternates both, with wordless “interludes” to keep them separated. The madrigals and part-songs are done as originally written, while the pop and jazz numbers get fresh arrangements, some by members of the group. (Freddie Mercury’s rather mawkish ballad “Love of my life” becomes a whole new piece!) The split works pretty well, the only mild misfire being a song from one of the Monty Python movies, which isn’t so funny without the context and the visuals--and doesn’t fit the “touched” theme very well, either. The singers’ English is excellent, and virtually accent-free; they make a clean sound, with little vibrato. Texts are provided, but only in the original language and German.

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