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The Swingle Singers
Pretty Ring Time

Song NameArranger
Pretty Ring Time (Warlock)Jonathan Rathbone
Rest, Sweet Nymphs (Warlock)Jonathan Rathbone
Fair And True (Warlock)Jonathan Rathbone
The First Mercy (Warlock)Jonathan Rathbone
Twelve Oxen (Warlock)Jonathan Rathbone
Cradle Song (Warlock)Jonathan Rathbone
The Salley Gardens (Gurney)Mark Williams
I Will Go With My Father A-Ploughing (Gurney)Mark Williams
Sleep (Gurney)Mark Williams
Love Went A-Riding (Bridge)Jonathan Rathbone
O That It Were So (Bridge)Mark Williams
The Lads In Their Hundreds (Butterworth)Jonathan Rathbone
Look Not In My Eyes (Butterworth)Morgan Ames
Sally In Our Valley Jonathan Rathbone
Sea Fever (Ireland)Jonathan Rathbone
If There Were Dreams To Sell (Ireland)Mark Williams
The Heart's Desire (Ireland)Jonathan Rathbone
Rollicum-Rorum (Finzi)Jonathan Rathbone
Fair House Of Joy (Quilter)Mark Williams
Now Sleeps The Crimson Petal (Quilter)Mark Williams
Love's Philosophy (Quilter)Mark Williams
Come Away Death (Quilter)Mark Williams
O Mistress Mine (Quilter)Mark Williams
Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind (Quilter)Mark Williams

Produced by Jonathan Rathbone / Mark Williams / John Milner

Pretty Ring Time is a repertoire chosen from many of the songs that the Swingle Singers knew and loved growing up. All the composers are English from the early 20th century with the exception of one song, "Sally In Our Alley," written by the group's director and second tenor, Jonathan Rathbone. Most of this music was meant to be performed by piano and voice but lends itself wonderfully well to the group's capacities. The composers are Peter Warlock, Ivor Gurney, George Butterworth, Gerald Finzi, Frank Bridge and John Ireland. The lyrics are from Shakespeare, Tennyson, Shelley, Masefield, A.E. Houseman, Thomas Hardy and other notables of English letters whom the composers had set to music.

Item code: 6213C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | A Cappella | Mixed

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