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Swingle Singers: Christmastime

Song NameComposerArranger
Jingle Bells J. PierpontWard Swingle
Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant Ward Swingle
Es Ist Ein Ros' EntsprungenMichael PraetoriusWard Swingle
God Rest Ye Merry GentlemenWard Swingle
The First Nowell Ward Swingle
Go Tell It On the MountainWard Swingle
Sill Nacht, Heilige NachtMohr, GruberWard Swingle
Deck the Halls with Boughs of HollyWard Swingle
What Child is This?Ward Swingle
O Jul Med Din Glede Ward Swingle
Komt, Verwondert U Hier Mensen Ward Swingle
Away In A Manger Ward Swingle
Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes Ward Swingle
Oh Tannenbaum Ward Swingle
Bel Astre Que J'Adore Ward Swingle
El Noi De La Mare Ward Swingle
Hanej, Nynej, JeziskuWard Swingle
Canzone Dei Zampognari Ward Swingle
We Three Kings of Orient Are Ward Swingle
The Holly and the Ivy J. HopkinsWard Swingle
La Peregrinacion A. RamirezWard Swingle
White Christmas Irving BerlinWard Swingle
Stchedrivka Ward Swingle
Dag Visen Dag VisenWard Swingle
O Sanctissima Ward Swingle

Produced by Ward Swingle

Well, isn't this a treat! From the beginning of "the French Swingles" 10 years was spent touring. Between tours they recorded 12 albums, moving chronologically from Bach and Handel to Telemann, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and some early 20th Century Spanish composers. In between, there was a Christmas album and one with the Modern Jazz Quartet. They were all done in that traditional jazz-classic mode: scatting to a light rhythmic background. What we have in our hands is a CD release of that Christmas album, "Noels Sans Passeport" which was released in America as "Christmastime" in 1968. This is an international work par excellence which features songs from America, France, Germany, Norway, Holland, Spain, Russia, Italy, and Denmark. As all of the Swingle's work in those early days, the tunes were scatted so no language lessons are required. There isn't much that hasn't been written already about the group, but if you are a Swingle's fan this is a must and if you've never been introduced, now is the time for they were, and are, one of the most important groups in the world of a cappella music. Joyeux Noel!

Item code: 4455C | 1 CD | $11.95 |add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | A Cappella | Mixed
PLG548303.2

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