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Ward Swingle: Johann Sebastian Bach Vol 1

Song NameArrangerVoicing
Organ FugueWard SwingleSSAATTBB
BourreeWard SwingleSATB
GigueWard SwingleSATB
GavotteWard SwingleSATB

"Gigue (Suite in C Major)" is a movement from one of Bach's unaccompanied Cello sonatas, arranged here for tenor and bass. It has a fast 3/4 jazz feeling, with some tricky dove-tailing between the voices, the object being to make it sound like on instrument. The Swingle Singers have often used this "Organ Fugue BMV 578" as a concert opener. The challenge in singing without a rhythm section is to make the piece swing without the help of the instruments.The "Bourree" has probably been the most widely performed of all Ward Swingle arrangements. This is an a cappella version using three different styles: child-like "la-la-la's," gently swinging "oo" sounds and rather brassy "ah" sounds.

Item code: 9047B | Sheet Music | $6.95 |add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | A Cappella | Mixed 5-8 Parts
VJ1299

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