The Joy of Singing

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The Joy of Singing
Studio album by 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)
alternative cover

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[edit]

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 1043 (Bach) – 3:50
  9. "Fugue - Molto Allegro," String Quartet No. 14 in G major ("Spring"), K. 387 (Mozart) – 4:08

Personnel[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La Primavera," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 1), Op.8/1, RV 269
  • Philips PHS 700 004, Philips 763 924
  • The Joy of Singing at Allmusic.com