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Bach's Greatest Hits

Bach's Greatest Hits
The Swingle Singers
Released 1963
Recorded 1963
Length 31:38
Label Philips
The Swingle Singers chronology

Bach's Greatest Hits
Going Baroque

Bach's Greatest Hits (released as Jazz Sébastien Bach in France) is the debut album released by the Paris-based Swingle Singers. The album was a 1963 Grammy award winner for "Best Performance by a Chorus" and the group also won the 1963 Grammy award for "Best New Artist"[1]

All tracks from this album are also included on the CD re-issue / compilation, Jazz Sebastian Bach (together with all tracks from 1968's Jazz Sébastien Bach Vol. 2) and on the 11 disk Philips boxed set Swingle Singers.

Track listing

all compositions by J.S. Bach

Side 1:

  1. "Fugue in D Minor", Contrapunctus 9 from The Art of the Fugue – 2:14
  2. "Prelude for Organ Chorale No. 1" (Choral-Prelude BWV 645 "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme", from the Schübler Chorales) – 2:38
  3. "Aria" from Suite No 3 in D – 3:17
  4. "Prelude No 12 in F Minor" from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II" – 2:12
  5. "Bourrée II" from The English Suite No 2" – 1:44
  6. "Fugue No 2 in C Minor" from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I" – 1:16
  7. "Fugue No 5 in D" from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I – 1:38

Side 2:

  1. "Prelude No 9 in E" from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II – 3:19
  2. "Sinfonia" from The Partita No 2 – 4:54
  3. "Prelude No 1 in C" from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II – 1:56
  4. "Canon" (4-Part Canon BWV 1073) – 1:53
  5. "Two Part Invention No 1 in C" – 1:22
  6. "Fugue No 5 in D" from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II – 3:15



  • Jeanette Baucomont – soprano
  • Christiane Legrand – soprano
  • Anne Germain – alto
  • Claudine Meunier – alto
  • Ward Swingle – tenor, arranger
  • Claude Germain – tenor
  • Jean Cussac – bass
  • Jean Claude Briodin – bass

Rhythm section:

References / external links

  • Philips PHM 200-097 & Philips PHS 600-097
    • Bach's Greatest Hits at
  • Philips B 77.921 L & Philips 840.519 BY
    • Jazz Sébastien Bach at
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