Will & Kate James: Over The Rainbow


A collection of classical and popular favourites, performed by Will James & Kate James with pianist Malcolm Archer.

About this release

Explore this unique collection of classical and popular favourites, performed by BBC2 Young Chorister finalists Will & Kate James with pianist Malcolm Archer. The disc includes special commissioned arrangements of ‘Angels’ and ‘Over the Rainbow’ by George Arthur.

“This is a really wonderful collection of songs that truly shows off the stunning voices of Will and Kate, brother and sister choristers!! They both sing with great musicality and feeling and the blend between their two voices is quite stunning and works so very well. At times I struggled to decide who was singing, which is a great compliment to them both. The repertoire is wide and challenging, but they rise to the challenge in every piece, singing with great understanding of each different genre. There are some delicious arrangements by producer, George Richford, and everything is beautifully accompanied by Malcolm Archer.” Simon Lole Read more

  • Simple Gifts - trad. arr. George Arthur
  • Corpus Christi Carol - Benjamin Britten
  • Pie Jesu - John Brunning, arr. George Arthur
  • Sleep - Ivor Gurney
  • Angels - Guy Chambers & Robert Peter Williams, arr. George Arthur
  • Du bist die Ruh - Franz Schubert
  • Were you there? - trad. arr. George Arthur
  • Christmas Lullaby - John Rutter
  • Over the Rainbow - Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg, arr. George Arthur
  • Flow, my tears - John Dowland
  • O little town of Bethlehem - trad. arr. Bob Chilcott
  • The Turtle Dove - trad. arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • You Raise Me Up - Rolf Løvland & Brendan Graham, arr. Simon Lole
  • Sure On This Shining Night - Morten Lauridsen
  • When She Loved Me - Randy Newman
  • Lord of all hopefulness - trad. arr. George Arthur
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Catalogue number CR059
Engineer Ronan Phelan
Engineer Assist Michele Catri
Mastering Adaq Khan
Recording Location Master Chord Studios, London
Producer George Richford
Artist Photograph Hester Marriot
Artist Photograph Pip Eastop
Creative Director Mike Cooter
Executive Producer Adrian Green