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Swingle Singers: Swinging Mozart

Song Name   Composer   Arranger
Ah! Vous Dirais-Je- Maman   Wolfgand Amadeus Mozart   Ward Swingle
Fugue No 37   Wolfgand Amadeus Mozart   Ward Swingle
Sonata No. 15   Wolfgand Amadeus Mozart   Ward Swingle
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik   Wolfgand Amadeus Mozart   Ward Swingle
Sonata No. 5   Wolfgand Amadeus Mozart   Ward Swingle

Produced by Ward Swingle

A hard-to-find classic and 1965 Grammy winner by the original Les Swingle Singers! Ward Swingle graduated from the Cincinnati Conservatory, then studied the piano in France under Walter Gieseking from 1951-53. After working as an accompanist and conductor he became a member of the famed Double-Six. From there he became the founder, arranger and 1st tenor for the SwingleSingers, all the other singers being French. We have Jeanette Baucomont, soprano; Christiane LeGrand, soprano; Alice Herald, alto; Jean Cussac, bass; and three Germains, Anne, alto; her husband Claude, tenor; and his brother Jose, Bass. Included are: "Zwolf Variationen fur Klavier 'Ah! Vous Dirais-Je Maman,'" "Fuga," "Sonate fur Klavier Nr. 15 C-Dur," three movements, "Serenade Nr. 13 G-Dur, 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,'" four movements; and "Allegro." Lightly scatting over the familiar melodies (what we recognize as the kids' song "A B C D E F G," for instance) then matching the snare drum beat for beat in a dancing multi-harmonic nonsense-syllable musical race, here was a unique sound, as fresh and original as Wolfgang himself. It was a breakthrough sound that led to the group being awarded a Grammy. Unobtrusively accompanied by Guy Pedersen on Double Bass and Daniel Humair on Drums, "Swinging" is astounding, a vocal jazz milestone!

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