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Ward Swingle: Swingle Standards

Song NameComposerArrangerVoicing
Love Walked InWard SwingleSATB
All the Things You AreJerome KernWard SwingleSSAATTBB
I Get A Kick Out of YouCole PorterWard SwingleSSAATTBB
Just One Of Those ThingsWard SwingleSSAATTBB
Li'l DarlinWard SwingleSATB

This wonderful Neal Hefti composition, "Li'l Darlin," was written for the Count Basie band. Master word-spinner Jon Hendricks has added some lovely, romantic lyrics. This 8-voice SSAATTBB a cappella treatment of "I Get A Kick Out You" is one of Cole Porter's best loved songs. Some of the scat is in hommage to the Double Six of Paris. "Love Walks In" lies in the great pantheon of Gershwin songs. Ward Swingle made a rather easy SATB arrangement dedicated to Cole Tyrell and his fine South Haven (Michigan) High School Choir. This is an 8-voice SSAATTBB a cappella version of the well-known Cole Porter standard. In this version of "It's Just One Of Those Things" the scat can be sung as written, or improvised upon. Since it goes along at quite a clip, it can stand a few rehearsals. This arrangement of "All The Things You Are," the wonderful Jerome Kern song, is separated into three sections: the beginning is in a free, traditional choral style, then there is some typical "Swingle" scatting, followed by a big-band section. It was recently voted "Favorite Vocal Jazz Chart" by a group of choral directors who specialize in jazz repertoire.

Item code: 6289B | Sheet Music | $10.95 |add item to cart
Vocal Jazz  | A Cappella | Mixed 5-8 Parts
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