A Christmas album you’ll want to return to year after year, from the fabulous Swingle Singers…

There are few music lovers in this world who haven’t heard heard the name the Swingle Singers. Since the release of their ground – breaking debut album Jazz Sebastien Bach in 1963, this eight-voice a cappella group has performed in every continent and in the world’s most famous stages, sustaining over four decades a level of international popularity beyond the dreams of its founder, American born Ward Swingle. The current line-up of young, gorgeous and talented singers is, of course, several incarnations of “Swingles” younger than the original team. Ward Swingle affectionately refers to them as his “grandchildren”. What defines this unique group is not the personnel, nor even the choice of music, but the intimate, close microphone, quasi-instrumental sound with which they stunned the world all those years ago. They continue to do so today both live and in the studio. unwrapped will help to make Christmas an even more special occasion, Swingles-style.

The quality of these vocal arrangements here is splendid … A wonderful record, for home listening in intimate surroundings – International Record Review

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The Swingle Singers

RELEASE DATE: 01/12/2007
BARCODE: 635212010723

1. Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.8 (‘Christmas Concerto’) Arcangelo Corelli, arr. Richard Eteson

2. In the Bleak Midwinter Harold Darke, arr. Tom Bullard (words by Christina Rossetti)

3. Christmas Song Mel Tormé & Robert Wells, arr. Alexander L’Estrange

4. River Joni Mitchell, arr. Tom Bullard 

5. Walking in the Air (From ‘The Snowman’) Howard Blake, arr. Joanna Forbes

6. Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Sammy Cahn & Julie Styne, arr. Richard Eteson & Alexander L’Estrange

7. O Tannenbaum Traditional, arr. Alexander L’Estrange

8. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Johnny Marks, arr. Richard Eteson

9. Santa Baby Joan Javitts, Philip Springer & Tony Springer, arr. Meinir Thomas

10. Away in a Manger Traditional, arr. Wendy Nieper

11. Carol of the Drum Anonymous

12. Amazing Grace Traditional, arr. Joanna Forbes

13. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Johnny Marks, arr. Joanna Forbes

14. Last Christmas George Michael, arr. Philip Hartley

15. Happy Christmas (War is Over) John Lennon & Yoko Ono, arr. Joanna Forbes

16. Hotaru no Kikari Traditional Scottish, arr. Joanna Forbes (words Traditional Japanese)

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