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Swingle Singers: Keyboard Classics

Song NameComposerArranger
'C Major Praeludium' Vivaldi / BachBen Parry
Prelude in F MinorVivaldi / BachWard Swingle
LargoJohann Sebastian BachWard Swingle
Three-Part Invention Johann Sebastian BachJonathan Rathbone
Fugue in D MinorJohann Sebastian BachWard Swingle
Fugue in E MinorJohann Sebastian BachWard Swingle
'Harmonious Blacksmith' Variations George Frideric HandelWard Swingle
Fugue (from the Estro Harmonico, op.3, no.11) VivaldiWard Swingle
Rondo alla TurcaWolfgang Amadeus MozartJonathan Rathbone
'Moonlight Sonata' BeethovenJoanna Forbes
Prelude (op.28, no.4 in E Minor)Joanna Forbes
Etude (op.25, no.9) ChopinA. Gray
Hungarian Dance No. 5 Johannes BrahmsMark Williams
Clair de LuneDebussyWard Swingle
Golliwog's Cake Walk DebussyBen Parry
Gymnopedie No.1SatieWard Swingle

A compilation recording featuring the best of Swingles' past and present. The Swingles are a top attraction at concert halls throughout the world, and their purely vocal arrangements of famous works from composers such as J.S. Bach, Handel, Mozart, Vivaldi, Brahms, Beethoven and Satie are a Swingles trademark. They were a sensation when the group first popularized the concept in the 1960's. Half of the arrangements on this CD are by founder Ward Swingle, including "Fugue In D Minor" and "Clair De Lune," with the remainder balanced between Ben Parry, Jonathan Rathbone, Mark Williams, Andrew Gray and current musical director, Joanna Forbes. The four male and four female voices that animate these hallmarks of European classical tradition have a modern grace and elegance, and the sound is spacious, open and fluid. These are new a cappella recorded versions of the classic repertoire.

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Item code: 4315C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | A Cappella | Mixed | England
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