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There have been at least 80 commercial recordings of The
King's Singers doing my music. You can buy many
of them on CD or as downloads, for which reason I
am not allowed to put them on this website. The
13  I can put up are  here. For the rest you must
go to the usual outlets.

Below is a complete list of my works (arrangements
and compositions) for the group. For some King's Singers
stories, go  here.

I think I first met Simon Carrington, Al Hume and Brian
Kay in 1966, though I don't clearly remember. That would
have been at Cambridge, where the famous photo for the
Carols from Kings LP was taken with them all in surplices, plus that   
other colleague of mine from later years, Peter Hall (the singer Peter
Hall). Some years later (mid 70s, I'd guess) Simon sort-of-half invited me
to join The King's Singers, but I don't think he meant it and I wouldn't have joined
anyway. Why would I? My association with them has been as close as anybody's over
the years, and longer than most, I'd say. I first played bass on their recordings in 1970,
two years after their debut; the next year they received my first arrangement, Ob La Di, Ob La Da;
by 1974 my compositions (starting with Wish You Were Here) were appearing on their albums; the
following year I was conducting them and their backing orchestra; from the 80s I was producing their
records and writing the sleeve notes; I am the only person to have provided music for their 10th,
20th, 21st and 40th anniversary concerts, and to have appeared onstage with them at all but the 10th;
and the total number of pieces I've either arranged or composed for them is one
hundred and six.

 

 

 

 

 

Year
 

 
Title
 
  Recording
 
1971
 
 
1
 
 
Ob La Di, Ob La Da
 
 
(Lennon/McCartney)
 
 
The King's Singers Lollipops (EMI)   [Read story...]
The King's Singers 10th Anniversary Concert Vol 2 (EMI)
De Jannequin aux Beatles (French EMI)
1973 2 You Spotted Snakes (Shakespeare/Dankworth)
3 The Least You Can Do (Crabbe/Runswick)
1974
 
4
 
There Are Bad Times Just Around The Corner (Noël Coward)
 
The King's Singers Lollipops (EMI)   [Read story...]
The KS Sing Flanders & Swann & Noël Coward (EMI)
5 Wish You Were Here (Crabbe/Runswick) Out Of The Blue (EMI)
6 Let Yourself Off Your Lead (Crabbe/Runswick) Keep On Changing (EMI)
7 God Bless Joanna (Sedaka/Greenfield) Keep On Changing (EMI)
1975
 
8
 
Mad Dogs & Englishmen
 
(Noël Coward)
 
The KS Sing Flanders & Swann & Noël Coward (EMI)   [Read story...]
  9
 
Matelot
 
(Noël Coward)
 
The KS Sing Flanders & Swann & Noël Coward (EMI)   [Read story...]
  10
 
The Stately Homes of England (Noël Coward)
 
The KS Sing Flanders & Swann & Noël Coward (EMI)   [Read story...]
  11
 
London Pride
 
(Noël Coward)
 
The KS Sing Flanders & Swann & Noël Coward (EMI)   [Read story...]
  12
 
Nina
 
(Noël Coward)
 
The KS Sing Flanders & Swann & Noël Coward (EMI)   [Read story...]
  13
 
I'll See You Again
 
(Noël Coward)
 
The KS Sing Flanders & Swann & Noël Coward (EMI)   [Read story...]
1976 14 It Don't mean a Thing (Mills/Ellington) The King's Singers Swing (EMI)   [Read story...]
  15
 
Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Russell/Ellington)
 
The King's Singers Swing (EMI)   [Read story...]
 
  16 I Only Have Eyes For You (Dubin/Warren) The King's Singers Swing (EMI)
1977 17 Swingin' On A Star (Burke/Van Heusen)  
  18 Duncan Grey (arr. Runswick)  
  19
 
Ein Jäger Längs dem Weiher ging (arr. Runswick)
 
The KS Sing 15 Popular German Folk Songs (EMI)
 
  20
 
Willst du mein Herz mir schenken (arr. Runswick)
 
The KS Sing 15 Popular German Folk Songs (EMI)
 
  21
 
Auf einem Baum ein Kuckuck sass (arr. Runswick)
 
Die KS singen deutsche Volkslieder (EMI)
 
  22 Nun ruhen aller Wälder (arr. Runswick) The KS Sing 15 Popular German Folk Songs (EMI)
  23 Die Forelle (Schubert arr. Runswick) The KS Sing 15 Popular German Folk Songs (EMI)
  24 Die Klage (arr. Runswick) The KS Sing 15 Popular German Folk Songs (EMI)
  25 Auf der Lüneburger Heide (arr. Runswick) Die KS singen deutsche Volkslieder (EMI)
  26
 
She Moved Through the Fair (arr. Runswick)
 
Watching the White Wheat (EMI)
 
1978 27 Everything I Own (David Gates) Tempus Fugit (EMI)   [Read story...]
  28 Feelin' Groovy (Paul Simon) Tempus Fugit (EMI)   [Read story...]
  29 Honky Cat (1) (Taupin/John) Tempus Fugit (EMI)   [Read story...]
  30
 
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Taupin/John)
 
Tempus Fugit (EMI)   [Read story...]
 
  31 Mr Tambourine Man (Bob Dylan) Tempus Fugit (EMI)   [Read story...]
  32 The Boxer (Paul Simon) Unreleased, from Tempus Fugit sessions   [Listen]
  33
 
The King's Singers Rag
 
(Daryl Runswick)
 
The King's Singers 10th Anniversary Concert Vol 2 (EMI)
De Jannequin aux Beatles (French EMI)   [Read story...]
  34 Overture (Gilbert/Sullivan) Here's A Howdy-Do (RCA Victor)   [Read story...]
  35 A Wand'ring Minstel I (Gilbert/Sullivan) Here's A Howdy-Do (RCA Victor)   [Read story...]
  36 The Ghosts' High Noon (Gilbert/Sullivan) Here's A Howdy-Do (RCA Victor)   [Read story...]
  37
 
Brightly Dawns Our Wedding Day (1) (Gilbert/Sullivan)
 
Here's A Howdy-Do (RCA Victor)   [Read story...]
 
  38 Patter Matter (Gilbert/Sullivan) Here's A Howdy-Do (RCA Victor)   [Read story...]
1979 39 The Gambler (Don Schlitz) New Day (EMI)
  40 Could It Be Magic (Anderson/Manilow) New Day (EMI)
  41 Home Sweet Home (arr. Runswick)  
  42 Nelly Bly (arr. Runswick)  
  43 The Ploughboy (arr. Runswick)
1980
44 Heissa dan is Weihnachtstag (arr. Runswick)  
  45 Yesterday (Lennon/McCartney)  
  46 Lazy Bones/Up a Lazy River (Hoagy Carmichael)

By Request (Vox)
Swimming Over London (Signum)

  47 Georgia On My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael) By Request (Vox)
  48
 
I Get Along Without You Very Well (Hoagy Carmichael)
 
Chanson d'Amour (RCA Victor)
 
  49 The Old Music Master (Hoagy Carmichael)  
  50 The Monkey Song (Hoagy Carmichael)  
  51 All By Myself (Eric Carmen) The King's Singers Believe in Music (EMI)
  52 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Taupin/John) The King's Singers Believe in Music (EMI)
  53 Eins, Zwei, Drei und Vier (Abraham/Gilbert) A Tribute To The Comedian Harmonists (EMI)
  54 Du armes Girl vom Chor (Doughaby) A Tribute To The Comedian Harmonists (EMI)
  55
 
Wenn der Wind weht über das Meer (Heymann/Gilbert)
 
A Tribute To The Comedian Harmonists (EMI)
 
  56 Mein kleiner grüner Kaktus (Reisfeld/Markuse/Poterat/Leroy) A Tribute To The Comedian Harmonists (EMI)
  57 Bumbelflug (Rimsky arr. Runswick) A Tribute To The Comedian Harmonists (EMI)
  58
 
Gitarren spielt auf/
Chitarra d'Amor
(Smidseder/Siegel)
 
A Tribute To The Comedian Harmonists (EMI)
 
  59 Tea for Two (Youmans/Caesar) A Tribute To The Comedian Harmonists (EMI)
  60 Barber of Seville Overture (Rossini arr. Runswick) A Tribute To The Comedian Harmonists (EMI)
  61 Stormy Weather (Koehler/Arlen) A Tribute To The Comedian Harmonists (EMI)
  62
 
Wochenend und Sonnenschien (Amberg/Ager)
 
A Tribute To The Comedian Harmonists (EMI)
 
1985
63 It's All Right With Me (Porter) Off Broadway [Listen]

64 My Ship (Ira Gershwin/Weill) Off Broadway [Listen]

65
 
A Woman is a Sometime Thing (Hayward/Gershwin)
 
Off Broadway [Listen]
 

66
 
Out Of My Dreams And Into Your Arms (Rogers/Hammerstein)
 
Off Broadway [Listen]
 

67 Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye (Porter) Off Broadway [Listen]

68 September Song (Anderson/Weill) Off Broadway [Listen]

69 One (Hamlisch) Off Broadway [Listen]

70 On Broadway (Leiber/Stoller) Off Broadway [Listen]

71 King John's Christmas (Milne/Runswick) Kids' Stuff (EMI/Primarily A Capella)

72 I Know An Old Woman (Bonne/Mills) Kids' Stuff (EMI/Primarily A Capella)

73 Yellow Submarine (1) (Lennon/McCartney) Kids' Stuff (EMI/Primarily A Capella)

74 School Dinners (Runswick) Kids' Stuff (EMI/Primarily A Capella)

75 O Waly Waly (arr. Runswick) Watching the White Wheat (EMI)

76 The Raggle Taggle Gypsies (arr. Runswick) Watching the White Wheat (EMI)
1986
77 Back in the USSR (Lennon/McCartney) The Beatles Connection (EMI)

78
 

Blackbird (1)
 

(Lennon/McCartney)
 
The Beatles Connection (EMI)
De Jannequin aux Beatles (French EMI)
Six (Signum)

79 Got To Get You Into My Life (Lennon/McCartney) The Beatles Connection (EMI)
1987
80 A Little Christmas Music (Runswick) A Little Christmas Music (EMI)
1988
81 Patents Pending (Runswick) [Listen]

82 A Surprise Re-Union (Runswick) [Listen]

83 All-Purpose Greeting (Runswick)  
1989
84 Coventry Carol (arr. Runswick) A Little Christmas Music (EMI)

85 White Christmas (Berlin) [Listen]

86 Jingle Bells (arr. Runswick)  

87 Sweet Old-fashioned Thing (Crabbe/Runswick)  

88 Fledermäuschen (Strauss arr. Runswick) Johann Strauss II (EMI)

89 Moritat (Brecht/Weill)  

90 Marriage of Figaro Overture (Mozart arr. Runswick)  
1990
 
91
 
I Got Rhythm/Cottontail
 
(Gershwin/Ellington)
 
Get Happy! The King's Singers with George Shearing (EMI)   [Read story...]

92
 
Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home/Bolivar Blues (Arlen/Mercer/Monk)
 
Get Happy! The King's Singers with George Shearing (EMI)   [Read story...] 

93
 
One For My Baby
 
(Arlen/Mercer)
 
Get Happy! The King's Singers with George Shearing (EMI)   [Read story...]
1991
94 American Pie (Don McLean) Good Vibrations (RCA Victor)
1992
95 La Valse à Mille Temps (Jacques Brel) Chanson d'Amour (RCA Victor)

96 Yellow Submarine (2) (Lennon/McCartney)  
1993
97 Honky Cat (2) (Taupin/John)  
1994
98 An Englishman in New York (Sting)  

99
 
Brightly Dawns Our Wedding Day (2) (Gilbert/Sullivan)
 
 

100 Got My Mind Set On You (Harrison)  

101 Communion: Agnus (Runswick) [Listen]
1995
102 Blackbird (2) (Lennon/McCartney)  

103 As Time Goes By (Herman Hupfeld)  
2000
 
104
 
Deconstructing Johann
 
(Runswick)
 
Swinging Bach: Bobby McFerrin and Friends
(EuroArts Invitation dvd)   [Read story...]
2013
 
105
 
She Moved Thro' The Fair
 
(arr. Runswick)
 
Let It Snow! The King's Singers with Albrecht Mayer
(Deutsche Grammophon)
2016
106 William Tell Overture (Rossini)