The Swingle Singers

Live in Japan

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The eight-voice a cappella Swingle Singers put on a very diverse and intriguing show during their tour of December 2000. Their repertoire ranges from a few Kurt Weill tunes and "Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat" to music by Bach and the Beatles, Christmas songs, and their exciting rendition of the "1812 Overture." The arrangements are quite inventive and colorful, and the eight singers (two sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses) blend together magnificently. This is an excellent introduction to this veteran group's unique music.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
Knickerbocker Holiday, musical play
1 3:26
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny), opera
2 2:05
Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera), opera
3 2:22
4 2:42
Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056
5 3:13
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
6 1:32
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068
7 4:14
8 3:17
9
3:50
10 2:48
11 4:54
12 6:04
13 2:41
14 2:45
15 3:44
16 3:37
17 2:19
18
0:40
19 5:51
20
0:26
Mission Impossible, music for the television series
21 2:16
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