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The Swingle Singers
Jazz Sebastian Bach Vol II

Song NameComposer

VivaceJohann Sebastian Bach

Prelude and Fugue No. 10 in E minorJohann Sebastian Bach

ChoralJohann Sebastian Bach

GavotteJohann Sebastian Bach

Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C majorJohann Sebastian Bach

Fugue in G majorJohann Sebastian Bach

AdagioJohann Sebastian Bach

Prelude and Fugue No. 3 in C sharp majorJohann Sebastian Bach

ChoralJohann Sebastian Bach

Fugue No. 21 in B flat majorJohann Sebastian Bach

Produced by Ward Swingle

This CD is a real treat for Swingles fans, as well as those just getting turned on to them, the original French Swingle Singers, featuring Ward himself doing all the arrangements and singing with the group! For those who are new to the Swingles, these are classic Bach pieces performed incredibly, unbelievably by voices only, singing in a seamless "scat-singing" style. Since their first record these 8 singers became, if possible, even more polished and refined in the years that separated the two volumes the Swingles were voted "Best Vocal Group in the World" several times. These are some of their best-known works: from the Fugue in G Major for organ, to the Concerto in D minor for 2 violins, the Choral from the Cantata BMV 147 to the Prelude in C major. Don't be misled by the names, this is all a cappella, with the exception of almost imperceptible drums. In the liner notes we find fascinating little odds and ends about the 10 pieces and such details as an "Ave Maria" being slipped into the score here or there. But know that this is marvelously original and inventive music and that the Swingles have remained true to the spirit that Bach instilled in his works, a profoundly human fervor and a joyously optimistic faith. As we know Johan Sebastian would, enjoy!

Item code: 4443C | 1 CD | $14.98 add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | A Cappella | Mixed

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