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Jonathan Rathbone

Arranger

Jonathan Rathbone

After training as a chorister at Coventry Cathedral and choral scholar at Christ's College Cambridge, where he read mathematics, Jonathan rounded-off his musical education at the Royal Academy of Music with a second degree, specializing in singing and composition. Jonathan's compositional career includes works for theatre, film, radio, television, concert platform and the church, and a song-writing contract with Noel Gay Music. Recent large-scale commissions include Requiem for a Condemned Man - an extended work for two soloists, orchestra and choir and a 40 minute a cappella choral work for the Vasari Singers.

Jonathan Rathbone was Musical Director and arranger for the Swingle Singers (1984-96) and has worked with many of the world's leading musicians, from the New York Philharmonic Orchestra under Pierre Boulez to Stephan Grappelli and George Martin.

He is now much in demand in Europe, the USA and UK, as a freelance choral director, arranger and workshop leader. A natural communicator, Jonathan leads workshops covering anything from close harmony singing, improvisation, choral conducting, vocal arranging to choral techniques.

Arrangements (See list of Arrangements.)

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Jonathan Rathbone : 1812 Overture

Review: One of the Swingle Singers' most well known vocalized overatures, this very advanced chart includes the complete work all sung with inner-changable scat syllables

Songlist: 1812 Overture

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9153 Sheet Music $5.95 Wordless A Cappella Arrangements


Jonathan Rathbone : Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Overture

Review: Featured on the Swingle Singer's CD titled 'Notability,' this fast paced classical romp is fun and challenging for even the most advanced choral groups

Songlist: Il barbiere di Siviglia - Overture

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9152 Sheet Music $8.25 Arrangements for 8 Parts


Jonathan Rathbone : Largo from New World Symphony

Review: Largo from New World Symphony

Songlist: Largo from New World Symphony

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9154 Sheet Music $4.95 Arrangements for 8 Parts


Jonathan Rathbone : Story of Christmas Vol. 1

Review: Charts from the Swingle Singers' stellar christmas album, 'The Story of Christmas. 'The Carol Medley,' 'Silent Night' and 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' are all exquisite, eight-part, Jonathan Rathbone arrangements for mixed choirs, while 'We Three Kings' is a hip jazzy take on the popular carol, written for a four-part men's choir.

Songlist: Carol Medley, We Three Kings, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Silent Night

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9368 Sheet Music $19.95 Vocal Jazz Christmas Arrangements


Jonathan Rathbone : Story of Christmas Vol. 2

Review: Charts from the Swingle Singers' stellar christmas album, 'The Story of Christmas. These three, eight-part, Jonathan Rathbone arrangements will challenge your choir and entice your audience with their beautiful melodies and intricate rhythm and harmony.

Songlist: O Come, O Come Emamanuel, Coventry Carol, Gabriel's Message

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9369 Sheet Music $14.95 Arrangements for 8 Parts


Jonathan Rathbone : Story of Christmas Vol. 3

Review: Charts from the Swingle Singers' stellar christmas album, 'The Story of Christmas. These three, eight-part, Jonathan arrangements will add some wonderful variety to your christmas program.

Songlist: Magnificat, Quem Pastores, The Oxen

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9370 Sheet Music $14.95 Arrangements for 8 Parts


Jonathan Rathbone : Three American Songs

Review: This book contains three close-harmony, high-quality a cappella arrangements by Jonathan Rathbone, the former Musical Director and arranger of the Swingle Singers. Features "Red River Valley," "Polly-Wally-Doodle" and "Steal Away."

Songlist: Red River Valley, Polly-Wally-Doodle, Steal Away

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9156 Sheet Music $8.25 Arrangements for 8 Parts


Jonathan Rathbone : Three Folk Songs

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Songlist: Three Folk Songs

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9155 Sheet Music $8.25 Arrangements for 8 Parts


Jonathan Rathbone : Collected Arrangements

Review: Former long-time Swingle Singer Jonathan Rathbone arranged many of the ensemble's arrangements and here is a wonderful collection of some of his best and fun to sing arrangements.

Songlist: Try to Remember, My Funny Valentine, Strawberry Fair, Shule Agra, What Good Would the Moon Be?, The Wraggle Taggle Gypsies, Tit Willow

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7255 01 Songbook $13.95 Vocal Jazz Arrangements


Jonathan Rathbone : My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose

Review: Scottish traditional song based on the text of Robert Burns

Songlist: My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose

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7299 01 Songbook $4.95 Vocal Jazz Arrangements


Jonathan Rathbone : Stephen Foster Medley

Review: Longtime Swingle Singer's arranger Jonathan Rathbone adds his jazzy chops to these Americana classics.

Songlist: Oh Suzanna, My Old Kentucky Home, The Ol' Folks at Home, Dream of Jeannie, Camptown Races, Beautiful Dreamer

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7297 01 Songbook $6.95 Arrangements for 8 Parts


Jonathan Rathbone : Sight-Sing Well: Exercise Book

Review: At last - a book which makes the mysterious business of sight-singing accessible to all. Jonathan Rathbone has accurately identified what the process of reading music and turning it into sounds actually involves. The course has taken over two years to develop and has been devised to take the guesswork out of sight-singing. It has been used very successfully both as an individual workbook and with choirs of singers both young and old. Specifically designed for the students to use, it contains just the exercises and songs from the Teachers Manual.

Songlist: Don't Eat The Last Donut - SOLFA Chart, Me And Ray - Accompianiments, Laughing - Accompianiments, Farmer Ray - Key Signature Slide Rule, Our Team - Accompianiments, He's Mean - Accompianiments

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6404 01 Book $21.00 Sightsinging Material


Jonathan Rathbone : Sight-Sing Well: Pupil's Book

Review: At last - a book which makes the mysterious business of sight-singing accessible to all. Jonathan Rathbone has accurately identified what the process of reading music and turning it into sounds actually involves. The course has taken over two years to develop and has been devised to take the guesswork out of sight-singing. It has been used very successfully both as an individual workbook and with choirs of singers both young and old. Contains all the songs from the Teachers Manual together with material for the student to work on between lessons.

Songlist: Don't Eat The Last Donut, Me And Ray, Laughing, Farmer Ray, Our Team, He's Mean

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6405 01 Book $8.95 Sightsinging Material


Jonathan Rathbone : Sight-Sing Well: Teachers Manual

Review: At last - a book which makes the mysterious business of sight-singing accessible to all. Jonathan Rathbone has accurately identified what the process of reading music and turning it into sounds actually involves. The course has taken over two years to develop and has been devised to take the guesswork out of sight-singing. It has been used very successfully both as an individual workbook and with choirs of singers both young and old. Contains all teaching information and exercises.

Songlist: Don't Eat The Last Donut, Me And Ray, Laughing, Farmer Ray, Our Team, He's Mean

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6406 01 Book $31.50 Sightsinging Material

Arrangements ( See Discography.)

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Song NameArrangerComposerArtistRecording TitleFormat
1812 OvertureJonathan RathboneTchaikovskyJonathan Rathbone1812 OvertureSheet MusicMORE DETAILS
1812 Overture (Tchaikovsky)Jonathan RathboneSwingle Singers1812 1 CDMORE DETAILS
1812 Overture (Tchaikovsky)Jonathan RathboneSwingle SingersLive In Japan 1 CDMORE DETAILS
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley SquareJonathan RathboneVox ConcordiaMaking Notes 1 CDMORE DETAILS
A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Procul Harum)Jonathan RathboneSwingle SingersLive In Japan 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Air On A G StringBen Parry / Jonathan RathboneSwingle SingersBach Hits Back / A Cappella Amadeus 1 CDMORE DETAILS
All My LovingJonathan RathboneSwingle SingersTicket To Ride 1 CDMORE DETAILS
All My LovingJonathan RathboneSwingle SingersTicket To RideSongbookMORE DETAILS
Alla turca from Piano Sonata in A MajorJonathan RathboneSwingle SingersBach Hits Back / A Cappella Amadeus 1 CDMORE DETAILS
AndanteJonathan RathboneWolfgand Amadeus MozartSwingle SingersA Mozart Celebration 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Andante From Piano Concerto No. 21Jonathan RathboneWolfgand Amadeus MozartSwingle SingersA Mozart Celebration 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Another Hundred People (Soundheim)Jonathan RathboneSwingle Singers1812 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Bist Du Bie MirBen Parry / Jonathan RathboneSwingle SingersBach Hits Back / A Cappella Amadeus 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Blackbird / I WillJonathan RathboneSwingle SingersTicket To Ride 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Blackbird / I WillJonathan RathboneSwingle SingersTicket To RideSongbookMORE DETAILS
Blackbird/ I Will (Lennon/McCartney)Jonathan RathboneSwingle Singers1812 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Blackbird/I WillJonathan RathboneGas House GangThe Gas House Gang's 5th 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Blute Nur, Du Liebes HerzBen Parry / Jonathan RathboneSwingle SingersBach Hits Back / A Cappella Amadeus 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3Ben Parry / Jonathan RathboneSwingle SingersBach Hits Back / A Cappella Amadeus 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Carol MedleyJonathan RathboneJonathan RathboneStory of Christmas Vol. 1Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS
Carol Medley (Traditional)Jonathan RathboneSwingle SingersStory Of Christmas 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Cosi Fan Tutte: TerzettinoJonathan RathboneSwingle SingersBach Hits Back / A Cappella Amadeus 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Cosi Fan Tutte: Un' Aura AmorosaJonathan RathboneSwingle SingersBach Hits Back / A Cappella Amadeus 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Coventry CarolJonathan RathboneChanticleerChristmas with Chanticleer 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Coventry CarolJonathan RathboneTraditional English CarolChanticleerSilver Jubilee AnthologySongbookMORE DETAILS
Coventry CarolJonathan RathboneJonathan RathboneStory of Christmas Vol. 2Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS
Coventry Carol (Traditional)Jonathan RathboneSwingle SingersStory Of Christmas 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Cradle Song (Warlock)Jonathan RathboneSwingle SingersPretty Ring Time 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Day TripperJonathan RathboneSwingle SingersTicket To Ride 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Day TripperJonathan RathboneSwingle SingersTicket To RideSongbookMORE DETAILS
Day Tripper (Lennon/McCartney)Jonathan RathboneSwingle Singers1812 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Ein'Fest BurgBen Parry / Jonathan RathboneSwingle SingersBach Hits Back / A Cappella Amadeus 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Et ResurrexitBen Parry / Jonathan RathboneSwingle SingersBach Hits Back / A Cappella Amadeus 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Fair And True (Warlock)Jonathan RathboneSwingle SingersPretty Ring Time 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Fantasia In F Minor And MajorJonathan RathboneWolfgand Amadeus MozartSwingle SingersA Mozart Celebration 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Finale From Horn Concerto No. 4Jonathan RathboneWolfgand Amadeus MozartSwingle SingersA Mozart Celebration 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Finale: Allegro AssaiJonathan RathboneWolfgand Amadeus MozartSwingle SingersA Mozart Celebration 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Fool On The Hill (Lennon/McCartney)Jonathan RathboneSwingle Singers1812 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Gabriel's MessageJonathan RathboneJonathan RathboneStory of Christmas Vol. 2Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS
Gabriel's Message (Traditional)Jonathan RathboneSwingle SingersStory Of Christmas 1 CDMORE DETAILS
GigueJonathan RathboneWolfgand Amadeus MozartSwingle SingersA Mozart Celebration 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Gigue Jonathan RathboneSwingle SingersBach Hits Back / A Cappella Amadeus 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Here, There and EverywhereJonathan RathboneSwingle SingersTicket To RideSongbookMORE DETAILS
Horn Concerto No. 4: FinaleJonathan RathboneSwingle SingersBach Hits Back / A Cappella Amadeus 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Hymn To The Virgin (Britten)Jonathan RathboneSwingle SingersStory Of Christmas 1 CDMORE DETAILS
I Am The WalrusJonathan RathboneSwingle SingersTicket To Ride 1 CDMORE DETAILS
I Am The WalrusJonathan RathboneSwingle SingersTicket To RideSongbookMORE DETAILS
I Believe In Father Christmas (Sinfeld, Lake)Jonathan RathboneSwingle SingersStory Of Christmas 1 CDMORE DETAILS
I Won't Send RosesJonathan RathboneCabinet ShuffleIn Cambridge... Again! 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Il barbiere di Siviglia - OvertureJonathan RathboneJonathan RathboneIl Barbiere di Siviglia - OvertureSheet MusicMORE DETAILS
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