the swingle singers - bach

What a nice memory. It combines the tracks from two previous releases, 1963's Bach's Greatest Hits a.k.a. The sound is excellent (and offers a serious edge over the original LPs which, unlike later Philips classical releases, were pressed here in America and were usually fairly noisy), and the repertory is chosen perfectly. The Swingle Singers' scat vocal jazz swing arrangements of Johann Sebastian Bach classics were among their most popular material, particularly in Europe (where they actually enjoyed some chart success in the U.K.). I recently saw the New Swingle Singers, who were very good, but they are diverging into jazz and often sound like Manhattan Transfer. Find The Swingle Singers discography, albums and singles on AllMusic. ", Reviewed in the United States on May 24, 2018. Nothing wrong with a penchant for continued existence, but the dynamism of sound has to change as well. Shirt Stays for Men Fully Adjustable Shirt Garters Suspenders with Side-fixing Non-... SGNOIEY Men's Pajamas Pants,100% Knit Cotton Sleep Long Lounge Pants-Black S. 20 PCS Face Mask 5-Layer Black Masks Liquid and Dust Proof Face Protection 3D Folda... To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Reviewed in the United States on July 22, 2015. The singing is some of the best and technically brilliant I have ever encountered. But after awhile, the a capella imitations of Mozart's music became a little annoying. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 26, 2009. I prefer the original artistry. Renamed The New Swingle Singers in 1978, The Swingles in 1986, The Swingle Singers around 1988 and The Swingles again around 2014. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067: VII. I love Amazon. The whole thing began as an exercise by eight free-lance singers. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Bach Hits Back Swingle Singers. It focuses on Bach and provides entertaining and intricate renditions of his works. Now I can play them whenever I want, with quality rivaling that of my dad's top of the line Hi-Fi. The Swingle Singers render some as vocal transcriptions of Bach's original, instrumental music, and others as jazz arrangements. Mozart's Piano Concertos have even been described as quasi-operas. The Swingle Singers - Bach Hits Back ~ A Capella Amadeus, Previous page of related Sponsored Products, Reviewed in the United States on December 21, 2014, Anyone who knows jazz and classical and doesn't know The Swingle Singers ain't lived! If you're looking for the "sounds of the past" for The Swingle Singers, be prepared. They are staying right here by the CD player. Tracks 3, 9 and 13 are my favourites. A Cappella Amadeus - A Mozart Celebration, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. I heard this when I was only a boy. Regardless of one's taste, it is elevated by this collection. Bach's Greatest Hits. Good sound. Badinerie song and explore 0 videos made by new and popular creators. Swingle Singers: Bach’s Greatest Hits Jazz Vocal Treatment of Johann Sebastian Bach. This is utterly amazing. I recently saw the New Swingle Singers, who were very good, but they are diverging into jazz and often sound like Manhattan Transfer. The voices are very beautiful individually and collectively add amazement to beauty. Man, would I ever! CD: $39.99 MP3: $8.99. and I'm going to do it again. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 30, 2018. Grading I use is I listen to each record, A & B side. Jazz Sébastien Bach (Vol. If you want a sample of the Swingle Singers or even just some enjoyable music, this is a great buy at this price! Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. And that's what you'll find in this set. Church Choir Director uses this in her rehersals and when driving. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. It was so well done! Takes "do-be-do" and "scat" to an entirely new level. Vinyl in Very Good+ condition. Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2013. If Bach was meant to swing, the Swingle Singers found the way to do it. SWINGLE SINGERS - VOL.1: JAZZ SEBASTIAN BACH - CD. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 7, 2016. Their newer CDs all begin to sound alike. Aztán első lemezük, a Jazz Sébastien Bach tarolt mind az Egyesült Királyságban, mind az USA-ban. The Best Sacred Choral Chants of Ukrainian and Russian Orthodox Church. The Swingle Singers (Artist), Johann Sebastian Bach (Composer), George Frideric Handel (Composer), Antonio Vivaldi (Composer), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (Composer), Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (Composer), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Composer), Ward Swingle (Conductor) & 5 … 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067: VII. A brilliant collection. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 6, 2017. This is the British group. Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2005. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Audio CD, Original recording remastered, January 1, 1963, Previous page of related Sponsored Products, The Swingles have not "jazzified" Bach: they've brought out the inherent jazziness of Bach, Reviewed in the United States on March 15, 2011, I've been waxing lyrical about the Swingle Singers in my recent reviews (see. ) There's a problem loading this menu right now. Swingle Singers. This is the original recording of the '60s Swingle Singers. I bought the vinyl recording of this CD over 50 years ago and have loved to introduce classical music friends to the Swingle Singers. For the original French group, see Les Swingle Singers. This CD collates the two Bach Albums made by the Swingle Singers in 1963 ("Jazz Sébastien Bach" - published in the US under the title "Bach's Greatest Hits) and 1968 ("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. It focuses on Bach and provides entertaining and intricate renditions of his works. I'm so happy to have the music, now, on CD! Also, voices change as the group continues to exist...older members are gone, newer (younger) members are "in." For the finest a capella track listen to 'Es ist genug'; extremely moving in its simplicity. The Swingle Singers take these familiar works - often orchestral - and use the human voice to reproduce orchestral sounds. I have only given 4 stars, as this recording was first made in 1963 and therefore not up to the standard we expect today. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Album : Bach's Greatest Hits. Hearing the devotional pieces sung in non-classical voices, and so expertly, brings them closer somehow; you find a different kind of sweetness in them. Ward Swingle’s original vocal adaptations of J. S. Bach with a scat jazz interpretation are delightful. This 16-track, 63-minute CD is compiled from the best material off of the Swingle Singers' classic mid-'60s LPs. The Swingle Singers - Bach Hits Back ~ A Capella Amadeus, Masterpieces of Ukranian Baroque Choral Music. I loved listening to this with my Dad in the 60's and 70's and had always wanted a "clean" copy of my own. Felix Mendelssohn said that the music of JS Bach could makes Christianity understandable to anyone. Top subscription boxes – right to your door. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. It's like playing the Tocatta and Fugue in Dm and having people say "Hey, that's the music from Rollerball!". When the original French a-cappella group disbanded in 1973, leader Ward Swingle went to England where he formed Swingle II with an expanded repertoire. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. This is NOT the title or album cover of the LP issued in the US, but IS the same recording as the "Bach's Greatest Hits" LP released here in 1963 (or 1964) with the white album cover and grey line drawings of Bach et al. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. This is a true representation of what the Swingle Singers were all about. to try and emulate the voice, even when their instrument is in essence a percussion instrument, whose acoustic properties are fundamentally different from the voice, like the plucked-string harpsichord or the struck-string piano (leading, by reaction, composers like Stravinsky or Bartok to assert the percussive nature of the instrument - which however was never at the detriment of singable melody). This is captivating, wonderful, fun music. At that time I only listened to rock and roll, but this captured my attention and drew me right in. A good album for dinner parties and as such has been commented on several times since we played it. I would love to be able to play bass like the cool dude who is playing on this album. Ward Swingle makes JS Bach understandable to anyone. And the jazzy wordless things you kind of know by heart already have a lightness and joy I can't help but believe Bach - and Mozart - would have loved. I never identified it as the dreaded classical. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. It is often said (and I agree) that music (at least before the advent of the 20th-century atonal and serial avant-garde), even when purely instrumental, is vocal music transcribed for other instruments. 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