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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.

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.

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Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Jonathan Rathbone : Largo from New World Symphony : SSAATTBB : Sheet Music : EP 77064

Jonathan Rathbone : Largo from New World Symphony

Largo from New World Symphony

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | 9154 | Sheet Music | $5.95 | A Cappella


Jonathan Rathbone : La Cucaracha : SSAATTBB : Sheet Music : EP77035

Jonathan Rathbone : La Cucaracha

Former Swingle Singers Jonathan Rathbone has developed a reputation for creating challenging but highly rewarding arrangements for more experienced singers and here is a great example. Fun to learn, fun to sing!

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Performed by Swingle Singers | 4523b | Sheet Music | $8.95 | A Cappella


Jonathan Rathbone : Sight-Sing Well: Exercise Book : 01 Book : EP 7767

Jonathan Rathbone : Sight-Sing Well: Exercise Book

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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6404b | Book | $21.00


Jonathan Rathbone : Sight-Sing Well: Pupil's Book : 01 Book : EP 7768

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

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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6405b | Book | $8.95


Jonathan Rathbone : Sight-Sing Well: Teachers Manual : 01 Book : EP 7766

Jonathan Rathbone : Sight-Sing Well: Teachers Manual

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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6406b | Book | $31.50


Jonathan Rathbone : Collected Arrangements : SATB : 01 Songbook : Jonathan Rathbone : EP7810

Jonathan Rathbone : Collected Arrangements

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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Voicing: SATB | 7255b | Songbook | $13.95 | A Cappella


Jonathan Rathbone : Stephen Foster Medley : SSAATTBB  : 01 Songbook : EP77090

Jonathan Rathbone : Stephen Foster Medley

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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Voicing: SSAATTBB | 7297b | Songbook | $6.95 | A Cappella


Jonathan Rathbone : My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose : SATB : 01 Songbook : Jonathan Rathbone : EB77037

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

Scottish traditional song based on the text of Robert Burns

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Voicing: SATB | 7299b | Songbook | $4.95 | A Cappella


Jonathan Rathbone : Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Overture : SSAATTBB : Sheet Music : EP 77062

Jonathan Rathbone : Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Overture

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

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | 9152b | Sheet Music | $9.25 | A Cappella


Jonathan Rathbone : 1812 Overture : SSAATTBB : Sheet Music : EP 77060

Jonathan Rathbone : 1812 Overture

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

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | 9153b | Sheet Music | $5.95 | A Cappella


Jonathan Rathbone : Three Folk Songs : SSAATTBB : Sheet Music : EP 77046

Jonathan Rathbone : Three Folk Songs

Songlist: Nine Hundred Miles, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, The Oak and the Ash

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | 9155b | Sheet Music | $8.25 | A Cappella


Jonathan Rathbone : Three American Songs : SSAATTBB : Sheet Music : EP 77047

Jonathan Rathbone : Three American Songs

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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Voicing: SSAATTBB | 9156b | Sheet Music | $8.25 | A Cappella


Jonathan Rathbone : Story of Christmas Vol. 1 : SSAATTBB : Sheet Music

Jonathan Rathbone : Story of Christmas Vol. 1

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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Voicing: SSAATTBB | 9368b | Sheet Music | $13.95 | A Cappella


Jonathan Rathbone : Story of Christmas Vol. 2 : SSAATTBB : Sheet Music

Jonathan Rathbone : Story of Christmas Vol. 2

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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Voicing: SSAATTBB | 9369b | Sheet Music | $14.95 | A Cappella


Jonathan Rathbone : Story of Christmas Vol. 3 : SSAATTBB : Sheet Music

Jonathan Rathbone : Story of Christmas Vol. 3

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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Voicing: SSAATTBB | 9370b | Sheet Music | $14.95 | A Cappella


Mark Williams : Un Flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle : SSAATTBB : 01 Songbook : Jonathan Rathbone : EB77014

Mark Williams : Un Flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle

French traditional song for 8 part a cappella.

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | 7298b | Songbook | $4.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Carol Medley : SSAATTBB : Jonathan Rathbone : Swingle Singers : Songbook : EP 77003

Jonathan Rathbone : Carol Medley

The Kikapust Choral Series offers choirs an extensive choice of close-harmony a cappella arrangements. All of our arrangers / composers - Jonathan Rathbone, Ben Parry & Mark Williams - were long-standing members of the Swingle Singers.

Arranger: Jonathan Rathbone Performed By: Swingle Singers

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $7.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| EP 77003


Danny Boy : SSAATTBB : Jonathan Rathbone : Swingle Singers : Sheet Music : EP 77033

Jonathan Rathbone : Danny Boy

The Kikapust Choral Series offers choirs an extensive choice of close-harmony a cappella arrangements. All of our arrangers / composers - Jonathan Rathbone, Ben Parry & Mark Williams - were long-standing members of the Swingle Singers.

Arranger: Jonathan Rathbone Performed By: Swingle Singers | Country: Ireland

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $5.75 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| EP 77033


Silent Night : SSAATTBB : Jonathan Rathbone : Franz Xaver Gruber : Swingle Singers : Sheet Music : EP 77012

Jonathan Rathbone : Silent Night

The Kikapust Choral Series offers choirs an extensive choice of close-harmony a cappella arrangements. All of our arrangers / composers - Jonathan Rathbone, Ben Parry & Mark Williams - were long-standing members of the Swingle Singers.

Arranger: Jonathan Rathbone | Composer: Franz Xaver Gruber Performed By: Swingle Singers

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $5.75 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| EP 77012


The Twelve Days of Christmas : SSAATTBB : Jonathan Rathbone : Swingle Singers : Sheet Music : EP 77013

Jonathan Rathbone : The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Kikapust Choral Series offers choirs an extensive choice of close-harmony a cappella arrangements. All of our arrangers / composers - Jonathan Rathbone, Ben Parry & Mark Williams - were long-standing members of the Swingle Singers.

Arranger: Jonathan Rathbone Performed By: Swingle Singers

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $5.75 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| EP 77013


We Three Kings : TTBB : Jonathan Rathbone : Jonathan Larson : Swingle Singers : Rent : Sheet Music : EP 77015

Jonathan Rathbone : We Three Kings

The Kikapust Choral Series offers choirs an extensive choice of close-harmony a cappella arrangements. All of our arrangers / composers - Jonathan Rathbone, Ben Parry & Mark Williams - were long-standing members of the Swingle Singers.

Arranger: Jonathan Rathbone | Composer: Jonathan Larson | Lyricist: Jonathan Larson Performed By: Swingle Singers | Musical: Rent

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $5.75 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| EP 77015

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