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Bach Hits Back, A Cappella Amadeus / Swingle Singers


Release Date: 05/05/1998 
Label:  Virgin Classics   Catalog #: 61472   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachWolfgang Amadeus MozartGottfried H. Stölzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 46 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Ein' feste Burg is unser Gott, BWV 302 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Baroque 
Notes: Arranged: Ben Parry and John Rathbone 
2.
Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 "Great G minor": Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Ben Parry and John Rathbone 
3.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 18 in G sharp minor, BWV 863 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Ben Parry and John Rathbone 
4.
Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 1, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Ben Parry and John Rathbone 
5.
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Ben Parry and John Rathbone 
6.
In dulci jubilo, BWV 729 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; ?Weimar, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Ben Parry and John Rathbone 
7.
In dulci jubilo, BWV 368 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Ben Parry and John Rathbone 
8.
Sonata for Violin solo no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003: 3rd movement, Andante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Ben Parry and John Rathbone 
9.
Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Ben Parry and John Rathbone 
10.
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Ben Parry and John Rathbone 
11.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Ward Swingle
Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
12.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 8 in E flat minor, BWV 853 - Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Ben Parry and John Rathbone 
13.
Three-Part Inventions (15), BWV 787-801: Excerpt(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Ben Parry and John Rathbone 
14.
Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Et resurrexit by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Ben Parry and John Rathbone 
15.
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 12, Blute nur by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Ben Parry and John Rathbone 
16.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Ben Parry and John Rathbone 
17.
Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 "Little G minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1706; Arnstadt, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Ward Swingle 
18.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Ben Parry 
19.
Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Jonathan Rathbone 
20.
Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Ben Parry 
21.
Quartet for Strings no 14 in G major, K 387 "Spring": 4th movement, Molto allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Ben Parry 
22.
Così fan tutte, K 588: Un' aura amorosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Jonathan Rathbone 
23.
Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 4th movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Ward Swingle 
24.
Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495: 3rd movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Jonathan Rathbone 
25.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Deh vieni alla finestra [Serenade] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Notes: Arranged: Ben Parry 
26.
Così fan tutte, K 588: Soave sia il vento by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Jonathan Rathbone 
27.
Gigue for Keyboard in G major, K 574 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Jonathan Rathbone 
28.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Jonathan Rathbone 
29.
Requiem in D minor, K 626: Hostias et preces tibi by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Ben Parry and Jonathan Rathbone 
30.
Requiem in D minor, K 626: Quam olim Abrahae by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Ben Parry and Jonathan Rathbone 
31.
Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i): 3rd movement, Rondo alla turca by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Jonathan Rathbone 
32.
Fantasy for Piano in F minor, K Anh. 32 (383C) [Fragment] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Ben Parry 
33.
Bist du bei mir by Gottfried H. Stölzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Baroque 
Notes: Arranged: Ben Parry and John Rathbone
This work, formerly attributed to J.S. Bach, is currently believed to have
been composed by Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel. 
34.
Fugue in G major, BWV 577 "Gigue" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Baroque 
Notes: Arranged: Ben Parry and John Rathbone 
35.
O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort, BWV 60: no 5, Es ist genug by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
36.
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: no 1, Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swingle Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Ben Parry and John Rathbone 

Sound Samples

Ein feste Burg, BVW 302
Organ Fugue from Fantasia and Fugue, BWV 542
Prelude XVIII from Das wohltemperirte Clavier, BWV 887
Chorale (No.4) from Wachet auf! (Sleepers, wake!) BWV140
Chorale from Wachet auf! BWV140
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731
In dulci jubilo: Chorale prelude
In dulci jubilo: Chorale
Andante from Sonata No. 2 for violin, BWV 1003
First movement from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, BWV 1048
Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep may safely graze) from BWV208
Badinerie from Suite No. 2, BWV 1067
Fugue VIII from Das wohltemperirte Clavier, BWV 877
Three-part invention, BWV 782
Et resurrexit from Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Bist du bei mir (from the notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach) not arr. Connah
Blute Nur from St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Organ Fugue Alla Gigue, BWV 577
Air from Suite No. 3 (Air on a G String), BWV 1068
Little Organ Fugue, BWV 578
Es ist genug from Cantata No. 60, BWV 60
The Magic Flute - Overture
Symphony No. 40 in G minor K550: I. Molto allegro
Symphony No. 40 in G minor K550: II. Andante
Symphony No. 40 in G minor K550: III. Menuetto & Trio
Symphony No. 40 in G minor K550: IV. Allegro assai
Ave verum corpus K618
String Quartet No. 14 in G K387 - IV. Molto allegro
Così fan tutte K588, Act 1, Scene 3: Aria: Un'aura amorosa (Ferrando)
Serenade in G 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik' K525 - IV. Rondo (Allegro)
Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat K495 - III. Rondo (Allegro vivace)
Deh vieni alla finestra (Serenade) from Don Giovanni
Soave sia il vento (Trio) from Così fan tutte
Gigue in G K574
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C 'Elvira Madigan' K467 - II. Andante
Requiem in D minor K626: Hostias -
Requiem in D minor K626: Quam olim Abrahae
Rondo alla turca from Piano Sonata No. 11 in A K331
Fantasia in F minor and major

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