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The rose

First line:
Some say, Love, it is a river

The rose is a song written by the American songwriter Amanda McBroom, and made famous in its recording by Bette Midler for the 1979 film also called The rose. This arrangement was created by Nic Raine for The King’s Singers’ Emmy Award-winning album Circle of Life in 1996. It was originally designed to be performed with orchestra, but when the group recorded their a cappella parts, it was decided that the track should be purely vocal, and it was left in this a cappella version.

from notes by The King's Singers © 2019


The King's Singers – The Library, Vol. 1
Studio Master: SIGCD601Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 5 on SIGCD601 [3'41] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD601 track 5

Recording date
19 March 2019
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Nigel Short
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch & Tom Mungall
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  1. The King's Singers – The Library, Vol. 1 (SIGCD601)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: November 2019
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