Sacred Bridges

Signum Classics are proud to release the King's Singers fifth disc on Signum; Sacred Bridges.

For thousands of years, the biblical Psalter has been the liturgical 'heart' of the three main book religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The Psalms announce the word of God and, simultaneously, contain the full range of human experience.

Jews, Christians and Muslims sing and listen to the same songs of lament and joy, confessions of sin, hymns of praise and adoration. In this project of the King’s Singers and Sarband, psalm settings by composers from three religions give an example of how psalms can be a source of spirituality, a political instrument, a link between tradition and modernity and, above all, a bridge connecting human beings.

SIGCD065  71 minutes 33 seconds
'Music can play such an important role in bringing together religions and cultures—which is the self-proclaimed mission of the group Sarband. The Psalms are common to all three Monotheistic religions, ...
'I've heard several recordings of his music, and the King's Singers offer the one that is most convincing musically … it is also good to have some amazingly neglected Sweelinck psalm settings. An ...