Swingle Singers Discography

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“JAZZ SÉBASTIEN BACH” (Philips 844 824)
”BACH’S GREATEST HITS” (Philips 600 097)

Christiane Legrand (s1); Jeanette Beaucomont (s2); Claudine Meunier (a1); Anne Germain (a2); Claude Germain (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); Jean-Claude Briodin (b1); Jean Cussac (b2); Pierre Michelot (b); Gus Wallez or *André Arpino (d).         
Paris; December 1962.

[BACH: Fugue in d [Art of Fugue] BWV 1080; Chorale # 1 (Sleepers Wake) BWV 645; Aria  [Orchestral Suite # 3 in D] (Air on the G String) BWV 1068; Prelude in f [Well-Tempered Clavier II] BWV 881; Bourrée [English Suite # 2] BWV 807; Fugue in c [Well-Tempered Clavier I] BWV 847; Fugue in D [Well-Tempered Clavier I]* BWV 850; Prelude in E [Well-Tempered Clavier II] BWV 878; Sinfonia [Paritita # 2 in c] BWV 826; Prelude in C [Well-Tempered Clavier II] BWV 870; Canon* BWV 1070; Two-Part Invention in C BWV 772; Fugue in D [Well-Tempered Clavier II] BWV 874.]

Reissued on CD (with “Jazz Sébastein Bach, Volume 2”) on Philips 824 703; also available as part of complete Swingle Singers Philips CD box set (Philips 9826325) and individually as Philips 542 552.

GOING BAROQUE” (Philips 844 825—Europe/Philips 600 126—US)

Christiane Legrand (s1); Jeanette Beaucomont (s2); Claudine Meunier (a1); Anne Germain (a2); Claude Germain (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); Jean-Claude Briodin (b1); Jean Cussac (b2); Guy Pedersen (b); Gus Wallez (d).
Paris; 1964.

[BACH: Badinerie [Orchestral Suite # 2 in b] BWV 1067; HANDEL: Air and Variations [Keyboard Suite in e) (Harmonious Blacksmith); BACH: Gigue [Cello Suite # 1 in C] BWV 1009; BACH: Largo [Keyboard Concerto in f] BWV 1056; BACH: Prelude in A [Well-Tempered Clavier I] BWV 864; BACH: Preamble [Keyboard Partita # 5 in G] BWV 829; VIVALDI/trans. BACH: Fugue [Concerto # 11in d] (L’estro Armonico) op. 3; HANDEL: Allegro [Concerto Grosso in a] op. 6, # 4*; BACH: Prelude in E-flat [Well-Tempered Clavier II] BWV 876; C.P.E. BACH: Solfegietto in c, Wq 117/2; W.F. BACH: Der Frühling (Springtime); BACH: Prelude in b [Well-Tempered Clavier II] BWV 893.]

All tracks (except *) reissued on CD (with “Swinging Mozart”) on Philips 826 948.  Reissued complete as part of the complete Swingle Singers Philips CD box set (Philips 9826325) and individually as Philips 840 555.

“SWINGING MOZART” (Philips 844 826) 
“ANYONE FOR MOZART?” (Philips 600 149)

Christiane Legrand (s1); Jeanette Beaucomont (s2); Alice Herald (a1); Anne Germain (a2); Claude Germain (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); José Germain (b1); Jean Cussac (b2); Guy Pedersen (b); Daniel Humair (d).
Paris; September-October 1964.

[MOZART: Variations on “Ah! Vous Dirais-Je Maman” (Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star; Alphabet Song) K 265; Fugue [Violin Sonata # 37 in A] K 402; Piano Sonata # 16 in C, K 545; Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K 525; Allegro [Piano Sonata # 5 in G] K 283.]

Reissued on CD (with “Going Baroque”) on Philips 826 948, and as part of the complete Swingle Singers Philips CD box set (Philips 9826325) and individually as Philips 548 538.

“LIVE RECORDINGS FROM THE 1965 PRAHA INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL” (Supraphon 15732)

Christiane Legrand (s1); Jeanette Beaucomont (s2); Alice Herald (a1); Claudine Meunier (a2); Claude Germain (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); José Germain (b1); Jean Cussac (b2); Guy Pedersen (b); Daniel Humair (d).
Prague; October 13-16, 1965.

[BACH: Badinerie [Orchestral Suite # 2 in b] BWV 1067; MOZART: Allegro [Piano Sonata # 16 in C], K 545.]

Swingle Singers do not appear on other tracks from this album. Never issued on CD. Never issued in the US. 

“SWINGLING TELEMANN” (Philips 848 828)
“ROCOCO A GO-GO” (Philips 600 214)

Christiane Legrand (s1); Jeanette Beaucomont (s2); Alice Herald (a1); Claudine Meunier (a2); Claude Germain (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); José Germain (b1); Jean Cussac (b2); Guy Pedersen (b); Daniel Humair (d). 
Paris; 1966.

[TELEMANN: Concerto a Six; COUPERIN: La Couperin [Harpischord works IV 21st order]; TELEMANN: Gigue [Suite for Strings] (La Lyra); MUFFAT: Fugue in d; TELEMANN: Presto [Trio Sonata in E]; TELEMANN: Larghetto [Oboe d’Amour Concerto in A]; DAQUIN: Le Coucou [Keyboard works I] (A Mademoiselle de Soubise); MARCELLO: Presto [Flute Sonata # 4 in e]; QUANTZ: Sonata in c.]

Reissued as part of the complete Swingle Singers Philips CD box set (Philips 9826325) and individually as Philips 586 735.

"JAZZ JAMBOREE '66, Volume 2" (Polskie Radio PRCD 2063)

Christiane Legrand (s1); Jeanette Beaucomont (s2); Claudine Meunier (a1); Hélène Devos (a2); Joseph Novès (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); José Germain (b1); Jean Cussac (b2); Guy Pedersen (b); Daniel Humair  (d).
Warsaw; October 15, 1966.

[MOZART: Variations on “Ah! Vous Dirais-Je Maman” (Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star; Alphabet Song) K 265; BACH: Fugue in d [Art of Fugue] BWV 1080; Sinfonia [Paritita # 2 in c] BWV 826; Aria  [Orchestral Suite # 3 in D] (Air on the G String) BWV 1068; Largo [Keyboard Concerto in f] BWV 1056; HANDEL: Allegro [Concerto Grosso in a] op. 6, # 4; VIVALDI/trans. BACH: Fugue [Concerto # 11 in d] (L’estro Armonico) op. 3; MOZART: Allegro (Piano Sonata # 16 in C, K 545); BACH: Sleepers wake [Wachet auf] BWV 645; C.P.E. BACH: Solfegietto in c, Wq 117/2.]

Swingle Singers do not appear on other titles from this album. Never issued on LP.


“PLACE VENDÔME” (Philips 850 257)
“ENCOUNTER” (Philips 600 225)

Christiane Legrand (s1); Jeanette Beaucomont (s2); Alice Herald (a1); Claudine Meunier (a2); Claude Germain (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); José Germain (b1); Jean Cussac (b2); with the MODERN JAZZ QUARTET: Milt Jackson (vbs); John Lewis (p,arr); Percy Heath (b); Connie Kay (d).
Paris; September 27—October 30, 1966.

[LEWIS: Sascha (Little David’s Fugue); BACH/arr. LEWIS & SWINGLE: Aria [Orchestral Suite # 3 in D] (Air on the G String) BWV 1068; LEWIS: Vendôme; BACH/arr. LEWIS: Ricercare 2-6 [Musical Offering] BWV 1079; PURCELL/arr. LEWIS: Dido’s Lament [Dido and Aeneas] (When I Am Laid in Earth); LEWIS: Alexander’s Fugue; LEWIS: Three Windows.]

Reissued on CD (as “Place Vendôme”) on Philips 824 545 and Philips 982 686. All tracks reissued (as “Compact Jazz”) on Mercury 830 701. Also part of the complete Swingle Singers Philips CD box set (Philips 9826325).

“LES ROMANTIQUES” (Philips 844 827)
“GETTING ROMANTIC” (Philips 600 191)

Christiane Legrand (s1); Jeanette Beaucomont (s2); Alice Herald (a1); Claudine Meunier (a2); Claude Germain (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); José Germain (b1); Jean Cussac (b2); Guy Pedersen (b); Daniel Humair (d).
Paris; 1967.

[BEETHOVEN: Scherzo [Violin Sonata in F] (Spring)§ op. 24, # 5; BEETHOVEN: Allegro [Piano Sonata in A-flat] op. 26, # 12; CHOPIN: Etude in E-Flat, op. 10, # 6; CHOPIN: Etude in f § op. 25, # 2; CHOPIN: Valse in c-sharp, op. 64, #  2; SCHUMANN: Little Prelude and Fugue [Album pour la jeunesse] § op. 68; MENDELSSOHN: La Fileuse [Songs Without Words] op. 67, # 4; MUSSORGSKY: Market at Limoges [Pictures at an Exhibition]§  ; MENDELSSOHN: Andante [String Quartet in D] § op. 44, # 1; ALBENIZ: Zortzico§; SCHUBERT: Andante [String Quartet in a] (Rosemunde) op 29/D 804.]

Reissued as part of the complete Swingle Singers Philips CD box set (Philips 9826325) and individually as Philips 586 736. Items marked with § also reissued (as “Compact Jazz”) on Mercury 830 701.

“SOUNDS OF SPAIN” (Philips 844 718) 
“SPANISH MASTERS” (Philips 600 621)

Christiane Legrand (s1); Jeanette Beaucomont (s2); Claudine Meunier (a1); Hélène Devos (a2); Claude Germain or *Joseph Novès (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); José Germain (b1); Jean Cussac (b2); Guy Pedersen (b); Daniel Humair or †André Arpino (d). 
Paris; 1967.

[SARASATE: Romanza Andaluza, op. 22, # 1; RODRIGO: Adagio [Concierto de Aranjuez]* §; GRANADOS: Rondalla Aragonesa (Spanish Dance # 6 in D); ALBÉNIZ: Tango in D (EspaZa)* § op. 165, # 2; ALBÉNIZ: Granada [Spanish Suite I]* op. 47, #  1; ALBÉNIZ: Sevilla [Spanish Suite I] op. 47, # 3; TRADITIONAL: Romance Espagnole* §; ALBÉNIZ: Spanish Tango in a*†; SOLER: Sonata in D, SR 84*†; GRANADOS: Andaluza (Spanish Dance # 5 in e)*.]

Reissued as part of the complete Swingle Singers Philips CD box set (Philips 9826325) and individually as Philips 981 160-1. Items marked with § also reissued (as “Compact Jazz”) on Mercury 830 701.

"OPERAZIONE SAN PIETRO" (film soundtrack) (CAM 9003)

Christiane Legrand (s1); Jeanette Beaucomont (s2); Claudine Meunier (a1); Hélène Devos (a2); Joseph Novès (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); José Germain (b1); Jean Cussac (b2); prob. Guy Pedersen (b); prob. Daniel Humair (d). [ALL OTHERS UNKNOWN.]
Paris; 1967.

[Main Title [BACH: Organ Fugue in g (Little) BWV 578]; Operazione Recupero; Francesani All'Attacco; Sua Emienza; Tre Imbroglioni Per Un Cardinale; Il Clero Alla Riscossa; Meglio La Liberta; L'Americana; Verso La Capitale; Grand Hotel; Fuga In Buldozer; One Dollar; L'Indecisione Del Cajella; Furtivo.]

Swingle Singers do not appear on other tracks from this album. Reissued on CD on CAM 1209.

“NOËLS SANS PASSEPORT” (Philips 844 858)
“CHRISTMAS TIME” (Philips 600 282)

Christiane Legrand (s1); Jeanette Beaucomont (s2); Claudine Meunier (a1); Hélène Devos (a2); Joseph Novès (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); José Germain (b1); Jean Cussac (b2); Guy Pedersen (b); Daniel Humair or *Bernard Lubat (d).
Paris; September 1967 and February 1968.

All selections in medleys, except “Silent Night” and “White Christmas”
[Jingle Bells/Il Est Né/Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming*; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/The First Noël/Go Tell It On The Mountain; Silent Night; Deck The Hall/What Child Is This; O Jul Med Din Glede/Komt, Verwondert U Hier Mensen/Away In A Manger*; Angels We Have Heard On High/Oh Tannenbaum/Bel Astre Que J’Adore; El Noi De La Mare/Hanej, Nynej, Jezisku/Canzone Dei Zampognari; We Three Kings/The Holly and The Ivy/La Peregrinacion; White Christmas; Carol of the Bells/Dag Visen/O Sanctissima*.]

Reissued as part of the complete Swingle Singers Philips CD box set (Philips 9826325) and individually as Philips 548 303. Also issued as “The Swingle Singers Christmas Album” on Philips Festivo 6570 220 (LP), as "Christmas with the Swingle Singers" on Philips 844 858 (CD) and as part of "The Swingle Singers Christmas Collection" on Spectrum 554 755 (CD).

“JAZZ SÉBASTIEN BACH, VOLUME 2” (Philips 844 847)
“BACK TO BACH” (Philips 600 288)

Christiane Legrand (s1); Jeanette Beaucomont (s2); Claudine Meunier (a1); Hélène Devos (a2); Joseph Novès (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); José Germain (b1); Jean Cussac (b2); Guy Pedersen (b); Daniel Humair or *Bernard Lubat (d).
Paris; 1968.

[BACH: Vivace [Double Violin Concerto in d]* BWV 1043; Prelude and Fugue in e [Well-Tempered Clavier I]* BWV 855; Chorale [Cantata 147] (Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring)* BWV 147; Gavotte [Violin Partita # 3 in E]* BWV 1006; Prelude and Fugue in C [Well-Tempered Clavier I] BWV 846; Fugue in G [Organ Prelude and Fugue] BWV 541; Adagio [Violin Sonata # 3 in E] BWV 1016; Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp [Well-Tempered Clavier I] BWV 848; Choral (Nun Komm Der Heiden Heiland) BWV 859; Fugue in B-flat [Well-Tempered Clavier I]* BWV 866.]       

Reissued on CD (with “Jazz Sébastein Bach, Volume 1”) on Philips 824 703; also available as part of complete Swingle Singers Philips CD box set (Philips 9826325) and individually as Philips 542 553.

LUCIANO BERIO: “SINFONIA” (CBS 7268—Europe/Columbia 7268—US)

Christiane Legrand (s1); Jeanette Beaucomont (s2); Claudine Meunier (a1); Hélène Devos (a2); Joseph Novès (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); José Germain (b1); Jean Cussac (b2) with THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC; LUCIANO BERIO, CONDUCTOR.
New York; October 1968.

[BERIO: Sinfonia (original 4-movement version).]

Reissued on CD on Sony Classical 88765499922.

“AMERICAN LOOK” (Philips 6311 007—Europe and US)

Christiane Legrand (s1); Nicole Darde (s2); Claudine Meunier (a1); Hélène Devos (a2); Joseph Novès (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); José Germain (b1); Jean Cussac (b2); Jacky Cavallero (b); Roger Fugen (d).
Paris; 1969.

[Country Dances; BILLINGS: When Jesus Wept; Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho/Swing Low, Sweet Chariot/Little David, Play On Your Harp/Deep River; Dixie/Yankee Doodle/Battle Hymn of the Republic; He’s Gone Away; Saints Fugue (When The Saints Go Marchin’ In); Old Folks At Home (Swanee River)/Beautiful Dreamer/Camptown Races/Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair; My Man’s Gone Now; It Ain’t Necessarily So; Summertime; I Got Plenty Of Nothin’; Bess, You Is My Woman.] 

Reissued as part of the complete Swingle Singers Philips CD box set (Philips 9826325) and individually as Philips 980 620-1.

“LA LIBERTÉ EN CROUPE” (songs from the soundtrack) (Philips 6009 103)

Christiane Legrand (s1); Nicole Darde (s2); Claudine Meunier (a1); Hélène Devos (a2); Joseph Novès (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); José Germain (b1); Jean Cussac (b2); Jacky Cavallero (b); Roger Fugen (d).
Paris; 1970.

[Mon Enfance est un Rubis; Laurence.]

These studio-made recordings are different from the ones used on the film soundtrack. Lyrics by Eddy Marnay; music by Phillippe Sarde. Released only as a 45rpm single. Never reissued on CD.

"11TH INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, LJUBLJANA" (Helidon 8-003)

Christiane Legrand (s1); Nicole Darde (s2); Claudine Meunier (a1); Hélène Devos (a2); Joseph Novès (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); José Germain (b1); Jean Cussac (b2); Jacky Cavallero (b); Roger Fugen (d).
Ljubljana, Yugoslavia; June 4-6, 1970.

[GERSHWIN: I Got Plenty of Nothin'.]

Swingle Singers do not appear on other tracks from this album. Never issued on CD. Never issued in the US.

MICHEL ZBAR: “SWINGLE NOVAE” (ORTF 995 038)

Christiane Legrand (s1); Nicole Darde (s2); Claudine Meunier (a1); Hélène Devos (a2); Joseph Novès (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); José Germain (b1); Jean Cussac (b2); Jacky Cavallero (b); Marcel Sabiani (d); Jean-Marie Gouëlou (narr) with ENSEMBLE ARS NOVA; BORIS DE VINOGRADOV, CONDUCTOR.
Paris; 1972.

[ZBAR: Swingle Novae.]

Swingle Singers do not appear on the other tracks of this album. Never issued on CD. Never issued in the US.

ANDRÉ HODEIR: “BITTER ENDING” (Epic (France) 80544)

Christiane Legrand (s1); Nicole Darde (s2); Claudine Meunier (a1); Hélène Devos (a2); Joseph Novès (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); José Germain (b1); Jean Cussac (b2); Roger Guérin (tp); Pierre Gossez (as); Jean-Louis Chautemps (ts); Jacky Cavallero (b); Marcel Sabiani (d).
Paris; September 11 & 12, 1972.

[HODEIR: Bitter Ending.]

Never issued on CD. Never issued in the US.

“LES QUATRE SAISONS” (Philips 6385 501)
“THE JOY OF SINGING” (Philips 700 004)

Christiane Legrand (s1); Nicole Darde (s2); Claudine Meunier (a1); Hélène Devos (a2); Joseph Novès (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); José Germain (b1); Jean Cussac (b2); Jacky Cavallero (b); Roger Fugen (d).
Paris; 1972

Some of the arrangements required multi-tracking; numbers in parenthesis indicate number of voice parts in the arrangement (if not 8 or less).
[VIVALDI: Spring Concerto [The Four Seasons] op. 8, # 1; PACHELBEL: Canon in D; BACH: Sinfonia [Cantata 209] (Non sia che dolore) BWV 209; MARCELLO: Adagio [Oboe Concerto in d]; MOZART: Overture to “The Marriage of Figaro” (20) K. 492; BACH: Allegro [Double Violin Concerto in d] (12) BWV 1043; MOZART: Fugue: Molto Allegro [String Quartet # 14 in G] K. 387.]

Reissued as part of the complete Swingle Singers Philips CD box set (Philips 9826325) and individually as Philips 981 160-2.

“MADRIGALS” (CBS 80147)
“LOVE SONGS FOR MADRIGALS & MADRIGUYS” (Columbia 33013)

Mary Beverly (s1); Olive Simpson (s2); Carol Hall (a1); Linda Hirst (a2); John Potter (t1); Ward Swingle (t2, kyb); John Lubbock (b1); David Beavan (b2); Daryl Runswick (el b); Chris Karan (d).
London; 1974.

[PASSEREAU: Il Est Bel Et Bon; TOMKINS: O Let Me Live For True Love; HASSLER: Mein Lieb Will Mit Mir Kriegen; GIBBONS: The Silver Swan; DEL ENZINA: Mas Vale Trocar; BYRD: Though Amaryllis Dance In Green; ANONYMOUS: Cargado De Tantos Males; LE JEUNE: Revency Venir Du Printemps; DOWLAND: Come Again; GASCOGNE: Je Ne Saurais Ni Chanter Ni Rire; OTHMAYR: Mir Ist Ein Feins Brauns Maidelein; LASSUS: Bon Jour, Mon Coeur; ORTEGA: Pues Que Me Tienes, Miguel; JONES: Farewell, Dear Love.]

 Never issued on CD.

 

“WORDS AND MUSIC” (CBS 80554)

Mary Beverley (s1); Olive Simpson (s2); Carol Hall (a1); Linda Hirst (a2); John Potter (t1); Ward Swingle (t2, kyb); John Lubbock (b1); David Beavan (b2); Daryl Runswick (el b); Chris Karan (d). 
London; 1975.

[The Windmills of Your Mind; The Way We Were; JOPLIN: Maple Leaf Rag (Satchmo)*; Amazing Grace; Killing Me Softly With His Song; JOPLIN: The Entertainer*; Try To Remember; The Fool on the Hill; Where Have All the Flowers Gone?; Bridge Over Troubled Water.]

Never issued on CD. Never issued in the US. Items marked with * reissued on CD (as “Swing Sing”) on Sony Classical 552462.

“RAGS & ALL THAT JAZZ” (CBS 80947—Europe/Columbia 34194–US)

Olive Simpson (s1); Catherine Bott (s2); Carol Hall (a1); Linda Hirst (a2); John Potter (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); John Lubbock (b1); David Beavan (b2); Patrick Gowers (kyb); Allen Walley (el b, b); Tony McVey (d).
London; 1975.

[JOPLIN: Easy Winners (Hotshot); JOPLIN: Solace (The Wanderer); MORTON: Kansas City Stomps (Movie Star); BEIDERBECKE: In A Mist; JOPLIN: Elite Syncopations (Mr. Superman); WALLER: Alligator Crawl; JOPLIN: Heliotrope Bouquet; MORTON: Chicago Breakdown; MORTON: Grandpa’s Spells; JOPLIN: Weeping Willow.]

All tracks reissued (as “Swing Sing”) on Sony Classical 552462.

“BAROQUE” (CBS 69209)

Olive Simpson (s1); Catherine Bott (s2); Carol Hall (a1); Linda Hirst (a2); John Potter (t1); Ward Swingle (t2, p, kyb); John Lubbock (b1); David Beavan (b2); Allen Walley (el b, b); Tony McVey (d).
London; January 1976.

[HANDEL: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba [Solomon]; BACH: Aria  [Orchestral Suite # 3 in D] (Air on the G String) BWV 1068; HANDEL: Alla Hornpipe [Water Music]; HANDEL: Largo [Concerto Grosso] op. 3, # 2; BACH: Presto [Brandenburg Concerto # 4] BWV 1049; BACH: Allegro [Brandenburg Concerto # 5] BWV 1050; HANDEL: Allegro [Concerto Grosso] op. 6, # 1; BACH: Chorale [Cantata 147] (Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring) BWV 147; BACH: Organ Fugue in g (Little) BWV 578.]

Never issued on CD. Never issued in the US.    

LUCIANO BERIO: “A-RONNE”; “CRIES OF LONDON” (Decca HEAD 15)

Olive Simpson (s1); Catherine Bott (s2); Carol Hall (a1); Linda Hirst (a2); John Potter (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); John Lubbock (b1); David Beavan (b2); Luciano Berio, conductor.
London; February 1976*
London; July 1976**

[BERIO: A-Ronne*; Cries of London**.]

 Reissued on CD on London 425 620.

“ENGLISH & FRENCH PART SONGS” (RCA Red Seal 25112)

Olive Simpson (s1); Catherine Bott (s2); Carol Hall (a1); Linda Hirst (a2); John Potter (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); John Lubbock (b1); David Beavan (b2).
London; April 1976.

[VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Three Shakespeare Songs; STANFORD: The Blue Bird, op. 119, # 3; BRITTEN: Hymn to St. Cecilia, op. 27; ELGAR: The Shower, op. 71, # 1; DEBUSSY: Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orleans; SAINT-SAËNS: Les Fleurs et les Arbres; SAINT-SAËNS: Cairnes des Nuits; RAVEL: Trois Chansons; POULENC: Un soir de Neige.]

Never issued on CD. Never issued in the US.

“LOVIN’ YOU: WORDS & MUSIC, VOLUME 2” (CBS 81546)

Olive Simpson (s1); Catherine Bott (s2); Carol Hall (a1); Linda Hirst (a2); John Potter (t1); Ward Swingle (t2,kyb); John Lubbock (b1); David Beavan (b2); Allen Walley (b); Tony McVey (d).
London; July 1976.

[In France They Kiss On Main Street; Send In The Clowns*; You Are The Sunshine Of My Life; Moonlight Serenade; Lovin’ You*; Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover; I Only Have Eyes For You*; A String of Pearls; Yesterday*; I Wanna Stay With You.]

All tracks (except *) reissued on CD (as “Swing Sing”) on Sony Classical 552462.

“PIECES OF EIGHT” (CBS 82305)

Olive Simpson (s1); Nicole Tibbels (s2); Carol Hall (a1); Heather Kay (a2); Howard Milner (t1); Ward Swingle (t2, kyb); Lindsay Benson (b1); David Beaven (b2); John Lewis (p); Jeremy Lubbock, Carlos Miranda (kyb); Leo Fothergill (g); Allen Walley (el b); Howard Fisher, Tony McVey (d).
London; July-August, 1977.

[Moves; On My Mind; How Come That I Missed It?; Searching For A Song; Domino; Trouble with the Tune; Fireflies; No, No, No.]

Never issued on CD. Never issued in the US.

“SWINGLE BELLS” (EMI-Columbia 6603—Europe/Moss Music 1124—US)

Olive Simpson (s1); Nicole Tibbels (s2); Carol Hall (a1); Heather Kay (a2); Howard Milner (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); Lindsay Benson (b1); David Beavan (b2); John Horler (kyb); Foggy Little (g); Allen Walley (el b); Dougie Wright (d); Tony McVey, Alf Bigden (perc).
London; July, 1978.

[Jingle Bells/Il est né /Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/The First Noël/Go tell it on the mountain; The Christmas Song; El Noi de la Mare/Hajej, Nynej, Jezisku/Canzone d'I Zampognari; White Christmas; O Jul Med Din Glaede/Komt, Verwondert u Hier Menson/Away in a manger; Schedrifka/Pastores a Belén/O du fröhliche;  Angels We Have Heard On High/O Tannenbaum/Bel Astre Que j'adore; Silent Night; Deck the hall/What child is this?; We Three Kings/The Holly and The Ivy/Jingle Bells; Audete, Christe*; Winter Wonderland*/Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town*/Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas*.]                                                         .

Tracks marked with * not issued on US edition (Moss Music). Never issued on CD.

“NO TIME TO TALK” (CBS 83458)
Olive Simpson (s1); Nicole Tibbels (s2); Lindsay John (a1); Sharon Halliday (a2); Howard Milner (t1); Ward Swingle (t2, kyb); Lindsay Benson (b1); David Beavan (b2); unknown (g); Allen Walley (b); Barry Morgan (d).
London; 1979.

[Stayin’ Alive/How Deep Is Your Love/Night Fever; Evergreen; Reminiscing; We’ve Only Just Begun/Close To You/Top Of The World; The Things We Do For Love/Iceberg/I’m Not In Love; Just The Way You Are; Without Her; God Only Knows/Disney Girls/Good Vibrations.]

Never issued in the US. “Bee Gees Medley” (Stayin’ Alive/How Deep Is Your Love/Night Fever) reissued on CD (as “Swing Sing”) on Sony Classical 552462. No personnel listed on LP jacket.

“SWINGLE SKYLINER” (EMI-Columbia 6617—Europe/Moss Music 1115—US)

Olive Simpson (s1); Nicole Tibbels (s2); Lindsay John (a1); Sharon Halliday (a2); Alan Byers (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); Lindsay Benson (b1); David Beavan (b2); John Horler or *Max Harris (p, kyb); Kevin Peek (g); Allen Walley (b); Barry Morgan (d).
London; 1979.

Most of the arrangements required multi-tracking; numbers in parenthesis indicate number of voice parts in the arrangement (if not 8 or less).
[Skyliner (18); On The Sunny Side Of The Street (22)*; Mood Indigo (13)*; Chattanooga Choo Choo (19)*; Back Bay Shuffle (13); Opus One (18); Li’l Darlin’*; Fascinating Rhythm (14)*; Serenade In Blue (18)*; Us (13)*.]

Never issued on CD.

“FOLIO” (EMI-Columbia 6631—Europe/Moss Music 1125—US)

Olive Simpson (s1); Nicole Tibbels (s2); Lindsay John (a1); Sharon Halliday (a2); Alan Byers (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); Lindsay Benson (b1); David Beavan (b2); Laurie Holloway (p, kyb); Allen Walley (b); Barry Morgan (d); John Dean (perc).
London; 1980.

Some of the arrangements required multi-tracking; numbers in parenthesis indicate number of voice parts in the arrangement (if not 8 or less).
[RIMSKY-KORSAKOFF: Flight of the Bumblebee (18); DEBUSSY: Reverie; D. SCARLATTI: Sonata, K. 13; DEBUSSY: Clair De Lune; CHOPIN: Prelude, op. 28 # 3; MOZART: Menuetto [Eine Kleine Nachtmusik] K. 525; BIZET: Intermezzo/Prelude to Act III [Carmen] (21); FAURÉ: Pavane (17); MOZART: Rondo [Eine Kleine Nachtmusik] K. 525; DEBUSSY: Girl With The Flaxen Hair; BEETHOVEN: Für Elise; SAINT-SAËNS: The Swan [Carnival of the Animals].]

 Never issued on CD.

BEN JOHNSTON: “SONNETS OF DESOLATION” (CRI 515)

Olive Simpson (s1); Kym Amps (s2); Lindsay John (a1); Carol Canning (a2); Alan Byers (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); Michael Dore (b1); Simon Grant (b2).
Urbana, Illinois; November 15, 1981.

 [JOHNSTON: Sonnets of Desolation.]

Reissued on CD as CRI 515 and New World 515. No personnel listed. Above ID by Olive Simpson. Swingle Singers do not appear on other tracks from this album. 

“LIVE IN NEW YORK” (Swingle Singers 1)

Olive Simpson (s1); Kym Amps (s2); Susan Bickley (a1); Carol Canning (a2); Philip Sheffield (t1); Ward Swingle (t2, p); Michael Dore (b1); Simon Grant (b2).
New York (Half Note); October 15-16, 1982.

[BACH: Organ Fugue in g (Little) BWV 578; HENRY VIII: Pastime With Good Company; SWINGLE: Come Live With Me; SWINGLE: Romance; SWINGLE: It Was A Lover & His Lass; For You; It’s All Right With Me; Fascinating Rhythm; The Cock Linnet Song; Li’l Darlin’; Blue Rondo A La Turk; DEBUSSY: Clair de Lune; RIMSKY-KORSAKOFF: Flight of the Bumblebee; Country Dances; Just One of Those Things.]

Originally issued on cassette; reissued on CD with above number.

LUCIANO BERIO: “SINFONIA” (Erato 45228)

Olive Simpson (s1); Jacqueline Barron (s2); Susan Bickley (a1); Carol Canning (a2); Philip Sheffield (t1); Ward Swingle (t2); Michael Dore (b1); Simon Grant (b2) with NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF FRANCE; PIERRE BOULEZ, CONDUCTOR.
Paris; April 1984.

[BERIO: Sinfonia (5-movement version).]

Reissued on CD with above number.

“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. Above ID 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 on Virgin Classics 91207, and 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 on Virgin Classics 91208, and (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; Rest, Sweet Nymphs; Fair and True; The First Mercy; Twelve Oxen; Cradle Song; GURNEY: The Salley Gardens;  I Will Go With My Father A-Ploughing;  Sleep*; BRIDGE: Love Went A-Riding; O That It Were So; BUTTERWORTH: The Lads In Their Hundreds; Look Not In My Eyes; RATHBONE: Sally In Our Alley*; IRELAND: Sea Fever; If There Were Dreams To Sell; The Heart’s Desire; FINZI: Rollicum-Rorum*; QUILTER: Fair House Of Joy; Now Sleeps The Crimson Petal;  Love’s Philosophy; 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*;  Largo* [New World Symphony] (Goin’ Home); Song To The Moon [Rusalka]; Slavonic Dance # 7, op. 46; The Miller Of Dee*; Oes Gafr Eto; BIZET: Petit Mari, Petite Femme [Jeux d’Enfants] op. 22;  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; 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.


"THE ULTIMATE MELLY" (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.

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 ††††.]

Kurt Elling's portion of "The Thaw" overdubbed at a later date and different location.

"FOLKLORE" (Swingle Singers 27)
Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson (s1); Sara Brimer Davey  (s2); Clare Wheeler (a); Oliver Griffiths (t1); Jon Smith (t2); Kevin Fox (b1); Edward Randell (b2) with TWELFTH DAY: Catriona Price (v, fiddle) †; Esther Swift (v, harp) †; Dr. Trichy Sankaran (perc) ††; Dylan Bell (v perc) ††. 
London; 2016. 

[The Undutiful Daughter †; Lover's Desire; Bonas Dias, Comare; Illi-Illi Tulog Anay;  Unmade; Nem Às Paredes Confesso; Mo Li Hua; Bučimiš ††; Nochen'ka; Malaika; Sinä Täydennät Minut; Hard Times Come Again No More.]

Additional recording in Guilford, Berkeley and Toronto.

ALEXANDER L'ESTRANGE: "WASSAIL! CAROLS OF COMFORT AND JOY" (Andagio 5)

Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson (s1); Sara Brimer (Davey) (s2); Joanna Forbes L'Estrange (a); Oliver Griffiths (t1); Jon Smith (t2); Kevin Fox (b1); Edward Randell (b2).
London; Summer 2017.

[Love Came Down at Christmas; Song of the Angels.]

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

KURT ELLING: "THE BEAUTIFUL DAY" (LP edition only: Music on Vinyl 1900)

Kurt Elling (v); Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson (s1); Sara Brimer (Davey) (s2); Clare Wheeler (a); Oliver Griffiths (t1); Jon Smith (t2); Kevin Fox (b1); Edward Randell (b2).
London; mid-to-late 2017.

[BACH: Chorale [Cantata 147] (Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring) BWV 147.]

This track never issued on CD.

Kurt Elling's portion overdubbed at a later date and different location. The Swingle Singers do not appear on other tracks from this album.

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.