The Joy of Singing

The Joy of Singing
The Swingle Singers
Released 1972
Length 32:05
Label Philips
The Swingle Singers chronology

Sinfonia (Berio)
(1969)
The Joy of Singing
(1972)
Bitter Ending
(1972)

The Joy of Singing, aka Les 4 Saisons ("Le Printemps") is a 1969 album by the Swingle Singers on the Philips Records label. All tracks from this album are also included on the 11 disk Philips boxed set, Swingle Singers.

Track listing

Tracks 1-3 from Vivaldi's Four Seasons[1]
  1. "Allegro" (Vivaldi) – 3:06
  2. "Largo" (Vivaldi) – 2:43
  3. "Allegro (Danse pastorale)" (Vivaldi) – 3:19
  4. "Canon in D major," instrumental arrangement (Pachelbel) – 4:23
  5. "Sinfonia," Cantata No. 209, "Non sa che sia dolore," BWV 209 (BC G50) (Bach) – 3:32
  6. "Adagio," Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in D minor, SF. 935 (Marcello) – 3:06
  7. "Le nozze di Figaro" ("The Marriage of Figaro"), opera, K. 492~Ouverture (Mozart) – 3:58
  8. "Allegro," Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1 (Bach) – 3:50
  9. "Fugue - Molto Allegro," String Quartet No. 14 in G major ("Spring"), K. 387 (Mozart) – 4:08

Personnel

Vocals:

  • Christiane Legrand – soprano
  • Nicole Darde – soprano
  • Hélène Devos – alto
  • Claudine Meunier – alto
  • Ward Swingle – tenor, arranger
  • Joseph Noves – tenor
  • Jean Cussac – bass
  • José Germain – bass

Rhythm section:

References / external links

  • Philips PHS 700 004, Philips 763 924
  • The Joy of Singing at Allmusic.com
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