The Swingle Singers* - Bach Hits Back (CD, Album)
Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Bach Hits Back - The Swingle Singers on AllMusic - Jun 21, · C Bach hits Back, a new a cappella tribute [CD] Bach Hits Back / A Cappella Amadeus [2-CD] The Swingle Singers Anthology [4-CD] 1. Chorale from Cantata BWV 80, arranged for a capella choir by Ben Parry & John Rathborne 2. Organ Fugue from Fantasia & Fugue . Label: Virgin Classics - 5 2 5 • Format: CD Album, Reissue CD Album, Reissue All Media Compilation • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Jazz, Classical • Style: Classical, Vocal The Swingle Singers - Bach Hits Back - A Cappella Amadeus (, CD) | Discogs/5(6).
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Mozart ; The Swingle Singers. Notability Bach's largely unison keyboard Album) from the album Going Baroque - fifty-four seconds of riding the lightning - where hardly anybody gets more than a beat's worth of consecutive notes before an interruption from somebody else. The original Singers considered this the hardest thing they did. But The Swingle Singers* - Bach Hits Back (CD the arrangements required more than trivial skills.
In aid of clarity and The Swingle Singers* - Bach Hits Back (CD, Swingle chose even his scat syllables carefully. Anyone who thinks these singers merely go "doo-bee doo" really aren't listening.
I've sung many "Swingle-like" arrangements of Bach, and most of these many are goddamn awful - too thick, too silly, and about as close to the original as "Our Love" is to Romeo and Juliet.
Ward Swingle's arrangements were little miracles of translation, where the new language gave you insights into the old, and they suited the voice besides. Second, the singers themselves weren't just guys who happened to walk in off the street. Swingle recruited from the French conservatoires and from the cream of the Paris recording studios. For a group of very fine musicians indeed, Swingle not only created arrangements, but discovered a choral sound that "worked" with the contrapuntal complexity of Bach - light and rhythmically flexible, with connections to such bop groups as Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross, Les Double Six, and the Gordons.
He saw Bach as primarily a composer of music that danced, that razor-sharp rhythm and perfect intonation made up the road to success, because these things clarified Bach's intricate textures and moved the music along. He enhanced the singers' rhythm with a rhythm continuo of string bass and drum kit, never overdone. The French group disbanded inand Swingle moved to England to found Swingle II, which itself has undergone a few transformations.
He retired in the early Eighties, but he continues to advise and to occasionally arrange for the present bunch, once again known as the Swingle Singers. More than nationality has changed, however. A different approach prevails as to arrangement. Now, the singers generate all sounds vocally. The basses imitate the string bass, and some members, at least, have learned how to imitate the jazz drummer's brushes on cymbals, probably through a technique very close to spitting.
That they almost always fool my ear amazes me. They yield nothing in blend or rhythm to previous incarnations of the group. For years, furthermore, they've managed to add vocal music and composers other than Bach to their repertoire, and again they do very well indeed. What they lack, however, is a star soloist who can emerge from the team bench, something they had at the The Swingle Singers* - Bach Hits Back (CD in Christine Legrand. In thirty years, they've not managed to find another.
The candidates on this CD are very good, but not magical. Nevertheless, I found this a wonderful album. Grammy Awards. Washington Post. Retrieved 23 January Il Corriere Musicale in Italian. Sydsvenskan in Swedish. Retrieved 28 September Retrieved 25 January Retrieved 16 January Le Monde. Badische Zeitung. Christian H. Retrieved 30 April The Swingle Singers. Anyone for Mozart, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi?
Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
(Best of) The Swingle Singers () Virgin Classics – a single disc compilation of 15 tracks from the 4 albums from the London-based group published in the early s by Virgin Classics: 1 track from , 5 tracks from Bach Hits Back, 5 tracks from Around the World, Folk Songs and 4 tracks from A Cappella Amadeus, A Mozart Celebration. 43 rows · Find The Swingle Singers discography, albums and singles on AllMusic. Find The . Bach's Greatest Hits (released as Jazz Sébastien Bach in France) is the debut album released by the Paris-based Swingle viwitecompsedand.bepachardreneanortbrunidpotyskompma.co album was a Grammy award winner for "Best Performance by a Chorus" and the group also won the Grammy award for "Best New Artist".. All tracks from the album are included on the CD reissue / compilation Jazz Sebastian Bach (together with all tracks .
The Swingle Singers are a mostly a cappella vocal group formed in in Paris, France with Ward Swingle, Anne Germain, Jeanette Baucomont and Jean Cussac.
View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Bach's Greatest Hits on Discogs. Label: Philips - PHS • Format: Vinyl LP, Stereo • Country: US • Genre: Jazz, Classical • Style: Baroque, Swing, Vocal. The Swingle Singers. Vocal Group.
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The Swingle Singers are a mostly a cappella vocal group formed in in Paris, France with Ward Swingle, Anne Germain, Jeanette Baucomont and Jean Cussac. Check out Bach Hits Back - A Cappella Amadeus by The Swingle Singers on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on viwitecompsedand.bepachardreneanortbrunidpotyskompma.co(47).
This CD collates the two Bach Albums made by the Swingle Singers in ("Jazz Sébastien Bach" - published in the US under the title "Bach's Greatest Hits) and ("Jazz Sébastian Bach le volume 2" /"Back to Bach"); incidentally, it is the cover of the first French album that is used for the CD/5(97).
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