The Swingle Singers

Bach Hits Back / A Cappella Amadeus

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This "two-fer" from the acclaimed French vocal troupe features Bach Hits Back and A Cappella Amadeus. Fans of the group's impeccable a cappella versions of classic Baroque, fugues, madrigals, and orchestral overtures will find much to love here, while those who pass the collective off as talented purveyors of whimsical novelty will only make it through the first two or three tracks.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Cantata No. 80, "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott," BWV 80 (BC A183)
1 1:07
Fantasia and Fugue, for organ in G minor ("Great"), BWV 542 (BC J42, 57, 67)
2 2:40
Prelude and Fugue, for keyboard No. 18 in G sharp minor (WTC I/18), BWV 863 (BC L97)
3 2:59
Cantata No. 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 140 (BC A166)
4 3:15
5 1:27
6 2:03
7 1:57
8 1:13
Sonata for solo violin No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003
9 3:37
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
10 2:44 Amazon
Cantata No. 208, "Was mir behagt," (Hunt Cantata), BWV 208 (BC G1, G3)
11 4:07
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
12 1:17 Amazon
The Well-Tempered Clavier (24), collection of preludes & fugues, Book I, BWV 846-869 (BC L80-103)
13 2:06
14 2:51
Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1)
15 2:42
16 2:52
St. Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion), for soloists, double chorus & double orchestra, BWV 244 (BC D3b)
17 3:39
Fugue for organ in G minor ("Little"), BWV 578 (BC J66)
18 2:03
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068
19
Air
4:23 Amazon
20 2:24
Cantata No. 60, "O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort," BWV 60 (BC A161)
21 1:50 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620
1
3:07
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
2
4:02 Amazon
3
2:55 Amazon
4
1:50 Amazon
5
2:00 Amazon
6
2:37
String Quartet No. 14 in G major ("Spring"), K. 387
7
4:11 Amazon
Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588
8
4:00
Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525
9
2:49
Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K. 495
10
3:20
Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527
11
2:04
Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588
12
2:58
13
1:46
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467
14
3:58 Amazon
Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626
15
2:16
16
1:20
Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major ("Alla Turca") K. 331 (K. 300i)
17
2:10
18
5:51
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