Bach Hits Back - A Cappella Amadeus
 
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Bach Hits Back - A Cappella Amadeus

28 Nov 2005

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Song Title Artist
Time
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1
Ein feste Burg, BVW 302 The Swingle Singers/Helen Massey/Deryn Edwards/Linda Stevens/Heather Cairncross/Andrew Busher/Jonathan Rathbone/Ben Parry/David Porter Thomas
1:07
2
Organ Fugue from Fantasia and Fugue, BWV 542 The Swingle Singers
2:40
3
Prelude XVIII From Das Wohltemperirte Clavier, Bwv 887 The Swingle Singers/Helen Massey/Deryn Edwards/Linda Stevens/Heather Cairncross/Andrew Busher/Jonathan Rathbone/Ben Parry/David Porter Thomas
2:59
4
Chorale (No.4) from Wachet auf! (Sleepers, wake!) BWV140 The Swingle Singers/Helen Massey/Deryn Edwards/Linda Stevens/Heather Cairncross/Andrew Busher/Jonathan Rathbone/Ben Parry/David Porter Thomas
3:15
5
Chorale from Wachet auf! BWV140 The Swingle Singers/Linda Stevens/Heather Cairncross/Ben Parry/David Porter Thomas/Helen Massey/Deryn Edwards/Jonathan Rathbone/Andrew Busher
1:27
6
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731 The Swingle Singers/Linda Stevens/Heather Cairncross/Ben Parry/David Porter Thomas/Helen Massey/Deryn Edwards/Andrew Busher/Jonathan Rathbone
2:02
7
In dulci jubilo: Chorale prelude The Swingle Singers
1:57
8
In dulci jubilo: Chorale The Swingle Singers
1:13
9
Andante from Sonata No. 2 for violin, BWV 1003 The Swingle Singers
3:37
10
First movement from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, BWV 1048 The Swingle Singers
2:43
11
Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep may safely graze) from BWV208 The Swingle Singers
4:06
12
Badinerie from Suite No. 2, BWV 1067 The Swingle Singers
1:17
13
Fugue VIII From Das Wohltemperirte Clavier, Bwv 877 The Swingle Singers
2:06
14
Three-part invention, BWV 782 The Swingle Singers
2:51
15
Et resurrexit from Mass in B minor, BWV 232 The Swingle Singers
2:42
16
Bist du bei mir (from the notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach) not arr. Connah The Swingle Singers
2:52
17
Blute Nur from St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 The Swingle Singers
3:38
18
Organ Fugue Alla Gigue, BWV 577 The Swingle Singers
2:03
19
Air from Suite No. 3 (Air on a G String), BWV 1068 The Swingle Singers
4:23
20
Little Organ Fugue, BWV 578 The Swingle Singers
2:24
21
Es ist genug from Cantata No. 60, BWV 60 The Swingle Singers
1:50
Disc 2
1
The Magic Flute - Overture The Swingle Singers
3:06
2
Symphony No. 40 in G minor K550: I. Molto allegro The Swingle Singers
4:02
3
Symphony No. 40 in G minor K550: II. Andante The Swingle Singers
2:54
4
Symphony No. 40 in G minor K550: III. Menuetto & Trio The Swingle Singers
1:50
5
Symphony No. 40 in G minor K550: IV. Allegro assai The Swingle Singers
1:58
6
Ave verum corpus K618 The Swingle Singers
2:36
7
String Quartet No. 14 in G K387 - IV. Molto allegro The Swingle Singers
4:10
8
Coś fan tutte K588, Act 1, Scene 3: Aria: Un'aura amorosa (Ferrando) The Swingle Singers
3:59
9
Serenade in G 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik' K525 - IV. Rondo (Allegro) The Swingle Singers
2:49
10
Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat K495 - III. Rondo (Allegro vivace) The Swingle Singers
3:19
11
Deh vieni alla finestra (Serenade) from Don Giovanni The Swingle Singers
2:03
12
Soave sia il vento (Trio) from Coś fan tutte The Swingle Singers
2:58
13
Gigue in G K574 The Swingle Singers
1:44
14
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C 'Elvira Madigan' K467 - II. Andante The Swingle Singers
3:58
15
Requiem in D minor K626: Hostias - The Swingle Singers
2:15
16
Requiem in D minor K626: Quam olim Abrahae The Swingle Singers
1:19
17
Rondo alla turca from Piano Sonata No. 11 in A K331 The Swingle Singers
2:09
18
Fantasia in F minor and major The Swingle Singers
5:50


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 28 Nov 2005
  • Release Date: 28 Nov 2005
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Virgin Classics
  • Copyright: 1998 EMI Records Ltd./Virgin Classics
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  • Total Length: 1:46:11
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  • ASIN: B001J9S8L4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,302 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
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These CDs take some of the best of Bach and Mozart's music and arrange them for around 8 unnaccompanied voices. The virtuosic performances leave the listener awe-struck and spell bound.
For those not used to this type of instrumental music it is also an accessible way in to a whole host of magnificent pieces. Any choir will aspire to sing like this and should hear the arrangements NOW!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really good selection of music, beautifuly sung 11 April 2006
Format:Audio CD
The track that epitomises this album is track 7 on the Bach disc - the chorale prelude for 'In Dulci Jubilo'. The voices, perfectly in tune (as always) descending in scales beautifully while the tune rots the whole thing down. Just...stunning. The Swingle Singers are probably the best a capella choir in the world and this shows through with the enemble, intonation and unique sound in a class of its own. The range (especcially of the sopranos) is awe-inspiring, and the arrangements are top-notch. Not expensive, and will leave you reeling. Other highlights include:
Bach - "Wachet Auf" Chorale Prelude
Bach - "In Dulci Jubilo" Chorale Prelude
Bach - Badinerie
Bach - Little Organ Fugue
Mozart - Magic Flute Overture
Mozart - Ave Verum
Mozart - String Quartet Finale
Mozart - Finale from Horn Concerto No. 4 (wonderfuly jazzed up!)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly Amazing 26 Mar 2009
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This is utterly amazing. I stand amazed in the presence of skill and talent like this. The Swingle Singers take these familiar works - often orchestral - and use the human voice to reproduce orchestral sounds. It must often involve not tones and semi-tones but quarter tones and I know not what else. Yet all combine to create unified sound of great beauty and refinement. A few purists may cavil at this treatment of familiar works; I find it entrancing and often very moving. Others may find this an attractive gateway into the works which hold their joy in store for them. The voices are very beautiful individually and collectively add amazement to beauty. Whoever made these arrangements for vocies is a genius. Will give hours and hours of delight.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Swingle Singers 26 Dec 2013
By Jill
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Swingle Singers
The background to the singing was not pleasing. Trying to imitate instruments or whatever they were trying to do, just did not work for me.
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