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The Swingles/The Swingle Singers (after Ward Swingle’s retirement)

“REFLECTIONS” (Swingle Singers 1; BalkanTon 12134)
Olive Simpson (s1); Jacqueline Barron (s2); Jean Carter (a1); Carol Canning (a2); Andrew Busher (t1); Jonathan Rathbone (t2); Michael Dore (b1); Simon Grant (b2).
                                                                    London; 1985.

[MOZART: Overture to “The Marriage of Figaro” K. 492; All The Things You Are; Oh, Johnny! Oh, Johnny!, Oh!; SWINGLE: Come Live With Me; Round Midnight*; Fascinating Rhythm; RIMSKY-KORSAKOFF: Flight of the Bumblebee; BACH: Organ Fugue in g (Little) BWV 578; BACH: Bist Du Bei Mir, BWV 508; Just One Of Those Things; Li’l Darlin’*; It’s All Right With Me*; London By Night; Country Dances.]

All tracks reissued on CD, except *, with “Live At Ronnie Scotts”, as “Compilation Album” on Swingle Singers 1/2.



AZIO CORGHI: “MAZAPEGUL” (Ricordi 1005)
Olive Simpson (s1); Jacqueline Barron (s2); Jean Carter (a1); Carol Canning (a2); Andrew Busher (t1); Jonathan Rathbone (t2); Michael Dore (b1); Simon Grant (b2).
                                                                  London; April 9-11, 1985

[CORGHI: Mazapegul.]

No personnel in CD booklet. Identifications by Olive Simpson. Movements alternate between solo oboe and Swingles. Solo oboe tracks by Pietro Borgonovo recorded elsewhere. An excerpt of this piece was reissued on CD on Swingle 6.


“CHRISTMAS” (Polydor 5206)
Helen Massey (s1); Jacqueline Barron (s2); Jean Carter (a1); Carol Canning (a2); Andrew Busher (t1); Jonathan Rathbone (t2); Michael Dore (b1); Simon Grant (b2, plus kyb on *); Paul French (syn) on ***. Automated drum machine added on **.
                                                                    London; March-April 1986.

[Sleigh Ride†; A Visit From St. Nicholas†§; Gaudete, Gaudete† (as Audete, Gaudete); The Oxen§; The Christmas Song*§; Rockin’ Rudolph*†§; Winter Wonderland/Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town/Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas§; Nuits D’Amour***§; Coventry Carol†§; I Believe In Father Christmas**†§; Frosty The Snowman†; Fir Tree**§; White Christmas; Twelve Days of Christmas†§.]

The master takes of this album were recorded while Olive Simpson was still a member of the group. In September 1986, Helen Massey dubbed in her voice singing Simpson’s parts. Tracks marked with † reissued on CD as “The Swingle Singers Christmas Album” on Swingle 3 (see listing below for further details). Tracks marked with § reissued on CD on Spectrum 554 755 ("The Swingle Singers Christmas Collection"). Never issued in US.


“INSTRUMENTALS” (Polydor 5205)
Helen Massey (s1); Jacqueline Barron (s2); Jean Carter (a1); Carol Canning (a2); Andrew Busher (t1); Jonathan Rathbone (t2); Michael Dore (b1); Simon Grant (b2, plus kyb on *). Automated drum machine added on **.
                                                                    London; October-November 1986.

[Albatross*; Nightbirds*; Chariots of Fire; Peter Gunn; Stranger On The Shore; Hocus Pocus*; Cachapaya**; Morning Dance**; Chi Mai**; Oxygene**; Pick Up The Pieces*; Desafinado*.]

Never issued on CD. Never issued in US.


  “LIVE AT RONNIE SCOTTS” (Swingle Singers 2)
Helen Massey (s1); Deryn Edwards (s2); Jean Carter (a1); Carol Canning (a2); Andrew Busher (t1); Jonathan Rathbone (t2); Michael Dore (b1); David Porter-Thomas (b2); Guy Barker (tp, fgl); Jeff Daly (ts); John Mealing (kyb); Jeff Crampton (g); John Perry (el b); Dave Mattocks (d).
                                                                    London (Ronnie Scotts); May 2, 1987.

[Route 66; Children of the Ghetto; Li’l Darlin’; Dry Cleaner From Des Moines; Mean To Me; It’s All Right With Me; Moon Over Bourbon Street; Boplicity; Round Midnight; Sweet Nothing; Tuxedo Junction.]

Originally issued on cassette; reissued on CD (as “Compilation Album”) on Swingle Singers 1/2.


  “SWINGLE SINGERS CHRISTMAS ALBUM” (Swingle Singers 3)
Helen Massey (s1); Deryn Edwards (s2); Linda Stevens (a1); Carol Canning (a2); Andrew Busher (t1); Jonathan Rathbone (t2); Ben Parry (b1); David Porter-Thomas (b2).
                                                                    London; summer-autumn 1987

[Il Est Né/Petit Papa Noël; White Christmas; Carol Medley; The Christmas Song*; Winter Wonderland/Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town/Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas*; Silent Night.]

Tracks marked with * used master tracks from the Polydor release of this album (see above) with  solo parts dubbed in by Edwards and Parry (Christmas Song), and Porter-Thomas (Winter Wonderland medley). The version of “White Christmas” on this album was arranged by Rathbone, replacing the arrangement by Ward Swingle used on the Polydor LP. No personnel listing on the Swingles Singers LP or CD.

 

  “NOTHING BUT BLUE SKIES” (Trax modem 1009)
Helen Massey (s1); Deryn Edwards (s2); Linda Stevens (a1); Carol Canning (a2); Andrew Busher (t1); Jonathan Rathbone (t2); Ben Parry (b1); David Porter-Thomas (b2); Guy Barker, Stuart Brook (tp); Chris White, Jeff Daly (sax); John Mealing, Jon Magnusson (p); Hugh Burns (g); Andy Pask, Sandy Burnett (b); Peter Boita, Dave Mattacks (d); Elliot Ngubane (perc); Harry Pitch (harmonica).
                                                                   London; February-March, 1988.

[Top Hat, White Tie and Tails; How Deep Is The Ocean?; It's A Lovely Day Today/Isn’t This A Lovely Day?; Blue Skies; Always Has, Always Will; They Say It’s Wonderful; No Strings; The Song Is Ended; Steppin’ Out With My Baby; White Christmas; Let Yourself Go; Cheek To Cheek/Let’s Face The Music And Dance; Marrying For Love/The Girl That I Marry; What’ll I Do?; Puttin’ On The Ritz; Abraham; Change Partners; Heat Wave; I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm; Count Your Blessings.]

Reissued on many budget labels under several titles (at least one edition has a stock photo of the French Swingle Singers, none of whom appear on the album!)

 
  “1812” (Swingle Singers 4)
Helen Massey (s1); Deryn Edwards (s2); Linda Stevens (a1); Heather Cairncross (a2); Andrew Busher (t1); Jonathan Rathbone (t2); Ben Parry (b1); David Porter-Thomas (b2).
                                                                    London; 1989*
                                                                    St Paul, MN; December 14, 1988**

[ROSSINI: Overture to “William Tell”**; HENRY VIII: Pastime With Good Company**; DEBUSSY: Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orleans**; Fool On The Hill*†; Lady Madonna*; Day Tripper*†; Blackbird/I Will*†; Someone’s Rocking My Dreamboat*; Summertime*; Another Hundred People*; DEBUSSY: Clair de Lune*†; Peter Gunn**§; TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture**.]

Reissued on CD on Virgin Classics 45134. Also reissued in Swingle Singers box set on Virgin Classics 71208. Tracks marked with † reissued on CD on Swingle Singers 6. Track marked with § reissued on CD on Virgin 82132 ("Swingle Singers") and Virgin (France) 791562 ("La Compliation").

 
  “THE BACH ALBUM” (Swingle Singers 5)
Helen Massey (s1); Deryn Edwards (s2); Linda Stevens (a1); Heather Cairncross (a2); Andrew Busher (t1); Jonathan Rathbone (t2); Ben Parry (b1); David Porter-Thomas (b2).
                                                                    London; 1989?--May 1991

[BACH: Ein' feste Burg, BWV 302; Organ fugue [Fantasia and fugue in g] BWV 542; Brandenburg Concerto # 3 (movement 1) BWV 1048; Andante [Violin Sonata #  2] BWV 1003*; Prelude in g [Well-Tempered Clavier II] BWV 887; Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731; Sleepers wake [Wachet auf] BWV 140; In dulci jubilo chorale prelude, BWV 608 ; In dulci jubilo chorale, BWV 368; Fugue in d [Well-Tempered Clavier II] BWV 877; Three-part invention in g, BWV 782; Et resurrexit [Mass in b] BWV 232;  Bist du bei mir, BWV 508; Blute nur [St Matthew Passion] BWV 244; Organ fugue a la gigue, BWV 577; Es ist genug [Cantata 60, O Ewigkeit du Donnerwort], BWV 60.]   

Reissued on CD (as “Bach Hits Back”) on Virgin Classics 45049, augmented with five additional selections (presumably recorded specifically for the reissue): Wachet Auf (chorale prelude or chorale); Sheep May Safely Graze; Badinerie; Air on the G String; Organ Fugue in g, BWV 578. Also reissued (with “A Cappella Amadeus”) on Virgin Classics 61472 and in Swingle Singers box set on Virgin Classics 71208. Tracks marked with * reissued on CD on Swingle Singers 6.
Tracks marked and the newly-recorded "Air on the G String" also reissued on CD on Virgin 82132 ("Swingle Singers") and Virgin (France) 791562 ("La Compliation").
 
 

“AROUND THE WORLD” (Virgin Classics 91207)
Helen Massey (s1); Deryn Edwards (s2); Linda Stevens (a1); Heather Cairncross (a2); Andrew Busher (t1); Jonathan Rathbone (t2); Ben Parry (b1); David Porter-Thomas (b2).
                                                                    London; 1989.

[Cachapaya; Star of the County Down*; El Paisanito; De Punta y Taco; The Ash Grove; David of the White Rock; The Drunken Sailor; Ciao Bella Ciao; L’Amour de moi; Country Dances*; Waltzing Matilda; Danny Boy; Charlie Is My Darling; Loch Lomond; The Sally Gardens; Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho*; Viel Freuden mit sich bringet; Bushes and Briars*; Sakkijarven Polka; Vem Kan Segla.]

Reissued on CD in Swingle Singers box set on Virgin Classics 71208. Tracks marked with * reissued on CD on Swingle Singers 6.
Tracks marked also reissued on CD on Virgin 82132 ("Swingle Singers") and Virgin (France) 791562 ("La Compliation").



“A CAPPELLA AMADEUS” (Virgin Classics 91208)
Helen Massey (s1); Deryn Edwards (s2); Linda Stevens (a1); Heather Cairncross (a2); Andrew Busher (t1); Jonathan Rathbone (t2); Ben Parry (b1); David Porter-Thomas (b2).
                                                                    London; 1989.

[MOZART: Overture to “The Magic Flute” K. 620*; Symphony # 40 in g, K. 550; Ave Verum Corpus, K. 618; Finale [String Quartet in G], K. 387; Un’aura Amorosa [Cosi Fan Tutti] K. 588*; Rondo [Eine Kleine Nachtmusik] K. 525*; Finale [Horn Concerto # 4] K. 495; Canzonetta [Don Giovanni] K. 527; Terzettino [Cosi Fan Tutti] K. 588; Gigue, K. 574; Andante [Piano Concerto # 21 in C] K. 467; Hostias [Requiem] K. 626; Quam Olim Abrahae [Requiem] K. 626; Finale, Alla Turca [Piano Sonata # 11 in A] K. 331; Fantasia in F minor, K. 594.]

Reissued on CD (as “A Mozart Celebration”) on Virgin Classics 47982, and (with “Bach Hits Back”) on Virgin Classics 61472) and in Swingle Singers box set on Virgin Classics 71208. Tracks marked with * reissued on CD on Swingle Singers 6.
Tracks marked plus the Molto Allegro movement from "Symphony # 40" also reissued on CD on Virgin 82132 ("Swingle Singers") and Virgin (France) 791562 ("La Compliation").



“IF IT’S MUSIC, WE’LL SING IT” (Swingle Singers 6)
Jenny Fowler (s1); Deryn Edwards (s2); Linda Stevens (a1); Heather Cairncross (a2); Andrew Busher (t1); Jonathan Rathbone (t2); Ben Parry (b1); David Porter-Thomas (b2).
                                                                    Osaka, Japan; December 1990

[BACH: Organ fugue [Fantasia and fugue in g] BWV 542; TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture (excerpt);  RIMSKY-KORSAKOFF: Flight of the Bumblebee; Peter Gunn; Coventry Carol*; Carol Medley.]


Track marked * also reissued on CD on Virgin 82132 ("Swingle Singers") and Virgin (France) 791562 ("La Compliation"). Remainder of this album consists of reissues from Virgin albums listed above.



“NOTABILITY” (Swingle Singers 7)
Sarah Eyden (s1); Micaela Haslam (s2); Kimberley Akester (a1); Heather Cairncross (a2); David Morris (t1); Jonathan Rathbone (t2); Mark Williams (b1); Nick Garrett (b2).
                                                                    London; September 1993.

[Star Trek; ROSSINI: Overture to "The Barber of Seville"*; Puttin' on the Ritz; How Deep Is The Ocean?*; It's A Lovely Day Today/Isn't This A Lovely Day*; My Lord, What A Morning*; SCHUBERT: Erlkönig*; SCHUMANN: Dein Angesicht; SCHUMANN: Er der Herrlichste von allen*; Theme from "Superman"; Stephen Foster medley; ROSSINI: Overture to "La Gazza Ladra"; Ha ru ka na to mo ni*; My Funny Valentine; Penny Lane*; I Think It's Going To Rain Today; It Don't Mean A Thing; My Foolish Heart*; The Pink Panther Theme*; Count Your Blessings.]      

Items marked with * reissued on “Best of the Swingle Singers (Swingle Singers 14).

 
 

“THE STORY OF CHRISTMAS” (Swingle Singers 8)
Sarah Eyden (s1), Micaela Haslam (s2), Kimberly Akester (a1), Heather Cairncross (a2), David Morris (t1), Jonathan Rathbone (t2), Mark Williams (b1), Nick Garrett (b2).
                                                                    London; April—May, 1994.

[Hodie Christus; O Come, O Come, Emmanuel; BRITTEN: Hymn To The Virgin; Gabriel’s Message; RATHBONE: Magnificat; Mary’s Boy Child; And Is It True; Bring A Torch, Jeannette Isabella; Quem Pastores; BERLIOZ: Shepherd’s Farewell [L’enfance du Christ]; We Three Kings; Coventry Carol; Carol Medley; The Oxen; The Boar’s Head Carol; The Christmas Song; Jingle Bells; I Believe In Father Christmas; White Christmas; The Twelve Days Of Christmas; Silent Night.]

Reissued on Primarily A Cappella 6250.




“PRETTY RINGTIME” (Swingle Singers 9)
Sarah Eyden (s1), Micaela Haslam (s2), Kimberly Akester (a1), Heather Cairncross (a2), David Morris (t1), Jonathan Rathbone (t2), Mark Williams (b1), Nick Garrett (b2).
                                                                    London; July—August, 1994.

[WARLOCK: Pretty Ring Time; WARLOCK: Rest, Sweet Nymphs; WARLOCK: Fair and True; WARLOCK: The First Mercy; WARLOCK: Twelve Oxen; WARLOCK: Cradle Song; GURNEY: The Salley Gardens; GURNEY: I Will Go With My Father A-Ploughing; GURNEY: Sleep*; BRIDGE: Love Went A-Riding; BRIDGE: O That It Were So; BUTTERWORTH: The Lads In Their Hundreds; BUTTERWORTH: Look Not In My Eyes; RATHBONE: Sally In Our Alley*; IRELAND: Sea Fever; IRELAND: If There Were Dreams To Sell; IRELAND: The Heart’s Desire; FINZI: Rollicum-Rorum*; QUILTER: Fair House Of Joy; QUILTER: Now Sleeps The Crimson Petal; QUILTER: Love’s Philosophy; QUILTER: Three Shakespeare Songs.]

Items marked with * reissued on “Best of the Swingle Singers (Swingle Singers 14).




“NEW WORLD” (Swingle Singers 10)
Sarah Eyden (s1), Micaela Haslam (s2), Rachel Weston (a1), Heather Cairncross (a2), David Morris (t1), Jonathan Rathbone (t2), Mark Williams (b1), Nick Garrett (b2).
                                                                    London; July, 1995.

[DVORAK: Slavonic Dance # 8, op. 46*; DVORAK: Largo* [New World Symphony] (Goin’ Home); DVORAK: Song To The Moon [Rusalka]; DVORAK: Slavonic Dance # 7, op. 46; The Miller Of Dee*; Oes Gafr Eto; BIZET: Petit Mari, Petite Femme [Jeux d’Enfants] op. 22; BIZET: Le Bal [Jeux d’Enfants] op. 22; It’s A Long Way To Tipperary/Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag/Keep The Home Fires Burning; Here’s That Rainy Day*; Moon River; Someday My Prince Will Come*; I Could Write A Book; Gotta Get You Into My Life*; GROVLEZ: Les Anes; GROVLEZ: Petites Litanies de Jésus; WAGNER: Ride Of The Valkyries [Die Walküre]; GROVLEZ: Les Anes (take 1).]

Items marked with * reissued on “Best of the Swingle Singers (Swingle Singers 14).




“LIVE!” (Swingle Singers 11)
Sarah Eyden (s1), Micaela Haslam, Deryn Edwards (s2), Rachel Weston (a1), Heather Cairncross (a2), Gavin Cuthberson (t1), Jonathan Rathbone, Robert Kearley (t2), Mark Williams (b1), David Porter-Thomas (b2).
                                                                    Various locations; 1996-1997.

According to the liner notes, the recordings were made “during the last 12 months of touring” (However, the release year is not listed anywhere on the disc or in the booklet!). Haslam’s and Rathbone’s participation are noted, but there is no indication on which tracks they appear.
[Gaudete, Gaudete*; MONTEVERDI: Si, Ch’io Vorrei Morire [Madrigals IV]; GIBBONS: The Silver Swan; HANDEL: Hornpipe* [Water Music]; VIVALDI: Allegro* [Spring; The Four Seasons]; POULENC: Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël; DVORAK: Largo [New World Symphony] (Goin’ Home); RIMSKY-KORSAKOFF: Flight Of The Bumblebee*; The Miller Of Dee; Someday My Prince Will Come; Here, There And Everywhere; Revolution; Sakura; The Pink Panther Theme.]

Items marked with * reissued on “Best of the Swingle Singers (Swingle Singers 14).




“SCREEN TESTED” (Swingle Singers 12)
Sarah Eyden (s1), Deryn Edwards (s2), Rachel Weston (a1), Heather Cairncross (a2), Gavin Cuthberson (t1), Robert Kearley (t2), Mark Williams (b1), David Porter-Thomas (b2).
                                                                    London; 1997.

[R. STRAUSS: Also Sprach Zarathustra; Theme from “Mission: Impossible”; I Could Have Danced All Night/On The Street Where You Live/Show Me/I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face; Theme from “Cinema Paradiso”; Theme, Falls and Oboe from “The Mission”; Theme from “Star Wars”; Theme from “Schindler’s List”; Moon River; If I Were A Rich Man/Matchmaker/Sunrise, Sunset; WALTON: Touch Her Soft Lips And Part [Henry V]; Theme from “Romeo and Juliet”; We Kiss In A Shadow/I Have Dreamed/Something Wonderful; James Bond Theme/Nobody Does It Better.]




“TICKET TO RIDE: A BEATLES TRIBUTE” (Swingle Singers 15)
Ann De Renais (s1), Joanna Forbes (s2), Sarah Simmonds (a1), Wendy Nieper (a2), Andrew Gray (t1), Michael Robinson (t2), Jeremy Sadler (b1), Patrick Ardagh-Walter (b2).
                                                                    London; 1999.

[Ticket To Ride; Penny Lane; Revolution; Day Tripper; Norwegian Wood; Birthday; Lady Madonna; Yesterday; Strawberry Fields Forever; Drive My Car; Blackbird/I Will; When I’m Sixty-Four; Fool On The Hill; All My Loving; I Am The Walrus; Good Night.]

Reissued on Primarily A Cappella 3355.



“KEYBOARD CLASSICS” (Swingle Singers 16)
Ann De Renais (s1), Joanna Forbes (s2), Sarah Simmonds (a1), Wendy Nieper (a2), Andrew Gray (t1), Richard Eteson (t2), Jeremy Sadler (b1), Patrick Ardagh-Walter (b2).
                                                                    London; 2000.

[VIVALDI/trans. BACH: Fugue [Concerto # 11 in d] (L’estro Armonico) op. 3; BACH: Prelude in C [Well-Tempered Clavier I] BWV 846; BACH: Prelude in f [Well-Tempered Clavier II] BWV 881; DEBUSSY: Clair de Lune*; BEETHOVEN: Adagio Sostenuto [Piano Sonata # 14 in c-sharp] (Moonlight Sonata); BACH: Largo [Keyboard Concerto in f] BWV 1056; DEBUSSY: Golliwog’s Cakewalk [Children’s Corner]; BACH: Three-Part Invention in g, BWV 782*; CHOPIN: Prelude in e, op. 28, # 4; SATIE: Gymnopedie # 1; BACH: Fugue in d [Art of Fugue] BWV 1080; MOZART: Finale, Alla Turca [Piano Sonata # 11 in A] K. 331; CHOPIN: Etude in D-Flat, op. 25, # 9; HANDEL: Air and Variations [Keyboard Suite in e) (Harmonious Blacksmith); BACH: Organ Fugue in g (Little) BWV 578; BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance # 5.]

Reissued on Primarily A Cappella 4315. Tracks marked * reissued on Swingle Singers S01 (see below).



“LIVE IN JAPAN” (Swingle Singers 17)
Ann De Renais (s1), Joanna Forbes (s2), Sarah Simmonds (a1), Wendy Nieper (a2), Andrew Gray (t1), Richard Eteson (t2), Jeremy Sadler (b1), Patrick Ardagh-Walter (b2).
                                                                    Kaikan; December 19, 2000*
                                                                    Tokyo; December 22, 2000**

[WEILL: September Song**; WEILL: Alabama Song**; WEILL: Mack The Knife (Moritat)**; Someone’s Rocking My Dreamboat**; BACH: Largo [Keyboard Concerto in f]** BWV 1056; BACH: Badinerie [Orchestral Suite # 2 in b]** BWV 1067; BACH: Aria  [Orchestral Suite # 3 in D] (Air on the G String)* BWV 1068; Ticket To Ride**; A Whiter Shade Of Pale**; BACH/GOUNOD: Ave Maria**; The Fool On The Hill*; Bohemian Rhapsody*; Little Drummer Boy**; Christmas Medley**; Amazing Grace**; White Christmas**; TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture**; Theme from “Mission: Impossible”*.]

Reissued on Primarily A Cappella 4460.


 
  “MOOD SWINGS” (Swingle Singers 18)
Meinir Thomas (s1); Joanna Forbes (s2); Sarah Simmonds (a1); Wendy Nieper (a2); Richard Eteson (t1); Tom Bullard (t2); Jeremy Sadler (b1); Tobias Hug (b2).
                                                                    London; April 8-13 & May 7-10, 2002.

[So What; Surfboard; Insensatez (How Insensitive); The Girl From Ipanema; PIAZZOLLA: Milonga del Angel; A Time For Love; A Timeless Place (The Peacocks); What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life; Have You Met Miss Jones; My Funny Valentine; The Lady Is A Tramp; Just One Of Those Things; My Foolish Heart; All The Things You Are; It Don’t Mean A Thing; Soul Bossa Nova.]

Reissued on Primarily A Cappella 4470.

 
“RETROSPECTIVE; THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR” (Swingle Singers 19)
Meinir Thomas (s1); Joanna Forbes (s2); Johanna Marshall (a1); Wendy Nieper (a2); Richard Eteson (t1); Tom Bullard (t2); Jeremy Sadler (b1); Tobias Hug (b2); Alexander L’Estrange (b) except ****; Mike Bradley (d) except ****.
                                                                   Wakefield, UK; February 19, 2003*
                                                                   London; March 11, 2003**
                                                                   Udine, Italy; March 18, 2003***
                                                                   London; April 29, 2003****


[BACH: Fugue in d [Art of Fugue]** BWV 1080; BACH: Aria  [Orchestral Suite # 3 in D] (Air on the G String)** BWV 1068; BACH: Largo [Keyboard Concerto in f]*** BWV 1056; BACH: Badinerie [Orchestral Suite # 2 in b]*** BWV 1067; MOZART: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik ***/** K. 525;  RODRIGO: Adagio [Concierto de Aranjuez]**; ALBÉNIZ: Tango in D (España)*; TRADITIONAL: Romance Espagnole*; Just One Of Those Things*; Fascinating Rhythm**; BACH: Sinfonia [Paritita # 2 in c]** BWV 826; C.P.E. BACH: Solfeggietto in c* Wq 117/2; ZAVARO: Déjeuner sur l’herbe****.]

Reissued on Primarily A Cappella 4530.



“UNWRAPPED” (Swingle Singers 20)
Meinir Thomas (s1); Joanna Forbes (s2); Kineret Erez (a1); Johanna Marshall (a2); Richard Eteson (t1); Tom Bullard (t2); Jeremy Sadler (b1); Tobias Hug (b2).
                                                                    London; March—April 2004.

[CORELLI: Christmas Concerto; In The Bleak Mid-Winter; The Christmas Song; River; Walking In The Air; Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!; O Tannenbaum; Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree; Santa Baby; Away In A Manger; Carol Of The Drum (Little Drummer Boy); Amazing Grace; Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer; Last Christmas; Happy Xmas (War Is Over); Horatru No Hikari.]

Reissued on Signum Classics 107.



“DIDO’S LAMENT” (Swingle Singers S01)
Meinir Thomas (s1); Julie Kench (s2); Kineret Erez (a1); Johanna Marshall (a2); Richard Eteson (t1); Tom Bullard (t2); Jeremy Sadler (b1); Tobias Hug (b2).
                                                                    London; 2005.

[PURCELL: Dido’s Lament [Dido and Aeneas] (When I Am Laid in Earth).]



"THE ULTIMATE GELLY" (Candid 79843)
George Melly (bar); Meinir Thomas (s1); Julie Kench (s2); Kineret Erez (a1); Johanna Marshall (a2); Richard Eteson (t1); Tom Bullard (t2); Jeremy Sadler (b1); Tobias Hug (b2).
                                                                     London; October-November, 2005.

[Straighten Up and Fly Right.]

The Swingle Singers do not appear on other tracks from this album.

“BEAUTY & THE BEATBOX” (Signum Classics 104)
Joanna Goldsmith (s1); Julie Kench (s2); Johanna Marshall (a1); Kineret Erez (a2); Richard Eteson (t1); Tom Bullard (t2); Jeremy Sadler (b1); Tobias Hug (b2) with THE VOCAL ORCHESTRA: Shlomo, MC Zani, Bellatrix, Spitf’ya, jestar* (v perc).
                                                                    London; December 2006 & April 2007.

[A Fifth Of Beethoven; Spain; PURCELL: Dido’s Lament [Dido and Aeneas] (When I Am Laid in Earth); It’s Sand, Man!; ALBINONI: Adagio in g; RAVEL: Bolero; Cielito Lindo; Straighten Up And Fly Right; MOZART: Andante [Piano Concerto # 21 in C] K. 467; Gotcha (Theme from “Starsky And Hutch”); Bachbeat (BACH: Badinerie).]



“FERRIS WHEELS” (Swingle Singers 22)
Joanna Goldsmith (s1); Julie Kench (s2); Johanna Marshall (a1); Clare Wheeler (a2); Richard Eteson (t1); Tom Bullard (t2); Kevin Fox (b1); Tobias Hug (b2).
                                                                    London; January & June, 2008.

[Unravel; Both Sides Now; On The Fourth Of July; L’Ete 42 (Summer Of ’42); River Man; Until (A Matter Of Moments); Eleanor Rigby; No More I Love You’s; Flying High/Wake Me Up When September Ends; Summer Soft; Lullabye (Goodbye, My Angel); God Only Knows.]



“LIBERTANGO” (Swingle Singers—audio download and music video)
Joanna Goldsmith (s1); Sara Brimer (s2); Lucy Bailey (a1); Clare Wheeler (a2); Oliver Griffiths (t1); Christopher Jay (t2); Kevin Fox (b1); Tobias Hug (b2).
                                                                    London; Autumn 2010.

[PIAZZOLLA: Libertango.]


  "POOR WAYFARING STRANGER" (A Cappella—audio download and music video)
Joanna Goldmith (s1); Sara Brimer (s2); Lucy Bailey (a1); Clare Wheeler (a2); Oliver Griffiths (t1); Peter Hollens (t2); Tom Anderson (b1); Tobias Hug (b2).
                                                                    London (?); 2011.

Amazon.com lists a release date of April 27, 2007 for this title, but that date is much too early, considering the definite involvement of Brimer and Griffiths.

Reissued on CD on "Weather To Fly" on World Village 450025.
 
“YULE SONGS” (Swingle Singers 23)
Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson (s1); Sara Brimer (s2); Clare Wheeler (a); Oliver Griffiths (t1); Christopher Jay (t2); Kevin Fox (b1); Tobias Hug (b2)                                             
                                                                    London; 2011.

[Fugue For Autumn*; Hiding Your Smile*; Fall, Fall, Fall; O Come, O Come, Emmanuel**; Home For Christmas; O Holy Night**.]


Tracks marked * reissued on  CD on "Weather To Fly" on World Village 450025.
Tracks marked ** reissued on CD on "Yule Songs II" on Swingle Singers 26.


"WEATHER TO FLY" (World Village 450025)
Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson (s1); Sara Brimer (s2); Clare Wheeler (a); Oliver Griffiths (t1); Christopher Jay (t2); Kevin Fox (b1); Edward Randall or *Tobias Hug (b2)
                                                                    London & Italy; 2011-2013.

[Weather To Fly*; Gemiler Giresune; Spain; DE FALLA: Nana; Woman In Chains; Swingle Ladies (Single Ladies); Shake It Out/SAINT-SAENS: Dance Macabre; DONIZETTI: The Diva Aria (Lucia di Lammermoor); PIAZZOLLA: Libertango; Lady Madonna.]
 

“DEEP END” (Swingle Singers 25)
Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson (s1); Sara Brimer (s2); Clare Wheeler (a); Oliver Griffiths (t1); Christopher Jay (t2); Kevin Fox (b1); Edward Randell (b2).
                                                                        London; 2013-2015.

[After The Storm; Wonderland.]


Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson (s1); Sara Brimer (s2); Clare Wheeler (a); Oliver Griffiths (t1); Christopher Jay (t2); Kevin Fox (b1); Edward Randell (b2); Simon “Smudge” Smith (b); Matt Tovey (d); Jon Cotton (prog).
                                                                        London; 2013-2015.

[Piper.]


Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson (s1); Sara Brimer (s2); Clare Wheeler (a,p); Oliver Griffiths (t1); Christopher Jay (t2); Kevin Fox (b1); Edward Randell (b2); John Taylor (p); Simon “Smudge” Smith (b); Matt Tovey (d); Billie Holiday (sampled vocal); Jon Cotton (prog).

                                                                        prob. NYC; 8/14/45 (Holiday)
                                                                        & London; 2013-2015.

[Don’t Explain.]


Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson (s1); Sara Brimer (s2); Clare Wheeler (a); Oliver Griffiths (t1); Christopher Jay (t2); Kevin Fox (b1); Edward Randell (b2); Kirsten Sandwich, James Rose, Thomas Daniel, Kiva,  RAF High Wycombe Ladies Choir, Sing SWell, Clearly Vocal, Euphonism, Chantage, Vocalocity (bg v as marked); Jon Cotton (prog).
                                                                        London; 2013-2015.

[Swim (ks,kiva,raf,ssw); Narnia (cv,euph,jr,raf); Two Sisters (ch,ssw,td,voc).]


Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson (s1); Sara Brimer (s2); Clare Wheeler (a); Oliver Griffiths (t1); Christopher Jay (t2); Kevin Fox (b1); Edward Randell (b2); Ward Swingle (sp); John Taylor (p).
                                                                        London; 2013-2015.

[DEBUSSY: La Cathédral Engloutie.]


Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson (s1); Sara Brimer (s2); Clare Wheeler (a); Oliver Griffiths (t1); Christopher Jay (t2); Kevin Fox (b1); Edward Randell (b2); Jo Hamilton (s).

                                                                        London; 2013-2015.

[CLYM (Couldn’t Love You More).]


Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson (s1); Sara Brimer (s2); Clare Wheeler (a); Oliver Griffiths (t1); Christopher Jay (t2); Kevin Fox (b1); Edward Randell (b2,g); Thomas Daniel, Chantage, RAF High Wycombe Ladies Choir (bg v); Jon Cotton (p); Adrian Laverty (g); Loz Garratt (b); Joshua Blackmore (d).
                                                                        London; 2013-2015.

[Burden.]




"YULE SONGS, VOLUME II" (Swingle Singers 26)
Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson (s1); Sara Brimer (s2); Clare Wheeler (a); Oliver Griffiths (t1); Christopher Jay (t2); Kevin Fox (b1); Edward Randell (b2); Kit Massey (fiddle); Kurt Elling (v) ;
Nick Girard (v, perc) †; Art Mullin (perc) .
                                                                        London; July 2015.
[Gabriel's Message; With Us ; Tidings (Hampton Court Carol; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen) ; The Thaw
; Silent Night; Forgotten; The Kings (We Three Kings; TCHAIKOVSKY: Arabian Dance); Deck the Hall/What Child is This?; Wrapped in White .]



Thanks to Ward Swingle, Olive (Molly) Simpson, Michael Dore, Joanna Forbes L'Estrange, Rachel Weston, Patrick Ardagh-Walter, Jacqueline Barron, Simon Grant, Wendy Nieper, Kineret Erez,  Kevin Fox, Tobias Hug, John Neal, Edouard Reichenbach, Tom Lord, Daniel Richard.


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