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The Swingle Singers

Sunday 9 September 2007 18:30-20:00 (Radio 3)

As founder Ward Swingle marks his 80th birthday, Aled Jones talks to the Swingle Singers about Bach, Berio and beatboxing, and more than four decades at the top of their profession.

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

Playlist

Strauss, Richard (arr. Mark Williams)
Opening Fanfare from Also sprach Zarathustra Op.30
Swingle Singers, directed by Ward Swingle
SWINGCD12, track 1

Bach, J. S. (arr. Ward Swingle)
Fugue in D minor BWV 1080
Swingle Singers, directed by Ward Swingle
SWINGCD19, track 1

Ravel, Maurice (arr. Tom Bullard)
Bolero
Swingle Singers, directed by Ward Swingle
SIGNUM 121106SIG, track 6

Jones, Quincy (arr. Alexander L'Estrange)
Soul Bossa Nova
Swingle Singers, directed by Ward Swingle
SwingCD18, track 16

Parry, Hubert
My Soul, there is a country
The William Byrd Singers, conducted by Stephen Wilkinson
ASC records, CDCD58, track 12

The Piper o'Dundee (arr. Wilkinson)
The William Byrd Singers, conducted by Stephen Wilkinson
ASC records, CDCD58, track 9

Lyadov
Slava, v vyshnikh Bogu
King's Lynn Festival Chorus, conducted by Michael Kibblewhite
Private recording

Dizzy Gillespie
Ow!
Dizzy Gillespie, Les Double Six
Philips 8302242, track 12

Mozart, W. A. (arr. Ward Swingle)
Allegro from Sonata No.5 K283
Swingle Singers, directed by Ward Swingle
Philips 8269482, track 3

Berio, Luciano
Cries of London
Swingle II, directed by Ward Swingle
Decca ZAL14742, track 1

Stanford, Charles Villiers
The Blue Bird, Opus 119
Swingle II, directed by Ward Swingle
RCA RL25112, track 4

Bach, J.S. (arr. Ward Swingle)
Bachbeat, based on Badinerie
Shlomo and the Vocal Orchestra. Swingle Singers, directed by Ward Swingle
SIGCD104, track 11

Zavaro
Dejeuner sur l'herbe
Swingle Singers, directed by Ward Swingle
SWINGCD19, track 21

Tom Scott (arr. Adam Riley)
Gotcha (Theme from Starsky & Hutch)
Swingle Singers, directed by Ward Swingle
SIGCD104, track 10




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