The new album from The King’s Singers – How Fair Art Thou: Biblical Passions by Palestrina – is now available to pre-order ahead of its release on 4 March.

The album features 12 of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina’s sublime polyphonic choral settings of the ‘Canticum Canticorum’ – better known as ‘The Song of Songs’ or Canticles, a collection of poetry in the Hebrew Bible on the theme of the joy and ecstasy of human love. These settings are framed by four of Palestrina’s Marian motets, works in honour of the Virgin Mary which he composed throughout his life.