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King’s Consort, The

This period music orchestra was founded in England in 1980 by the conductor and harpsichordist Robert King and associated to the Choir of the King’s Consort.

Their repertoire covers a period of over 250 years from 1600-1860 and they are known for their performances of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen and several works by Bach, along with many others.  They quickly became nationally and internationally acclaimed with many worldwide tours to their credit.

Appearing on the television they have performed in the BBC Proms seven times and in the opening concert of BBC’s Purcell Celebrations.  They have staged operas in several locations in the world including Handel’s Ottone and Ezio and The Indian Queen by Purcell.

To date their recordings number 95 or over, their sales total over one million copies with albums such as the ten volumes of Vivaldi’s Sacred MusicThe Coronation of King George II, Haydn’s Requiem and the  world premiere of Purcell’s complete Odes, Solo Songs and Sacred Music.  At the movies they have been a soundtrack orchestra for The Chronicles of Narnia, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Da Vinci Code, Flushed Away and The Kingdom of Heaven.

Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni recordings
Concerto in C Major for Trumpet, 3 Oboes, Bassoon and Continuo
Hyperion 66383 (CD: Wind Concertos)
Conductor  – Robert King

Concerto No. 6 for 2 oboes in G Major, Op. 9
Hyperion 66383 (CD: Wind Concertos)
Oboe – Paul Goodwin
Oboe – Lorraine Wood