Place Vendôme (Swingle Singers with MJQ album)

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Place Vendôme
TheSwingleSingers PlaceVendome.jpg
Studio album by The Swingle Singers with the Modern Jazz Quartet
Recorded 1966
Length 37:07
Label Philips
The Modern Jazz Quartet chronology
Blues at Carnegie Hall
(1966) Blues at Carnegie Hall1966
Place Vendôme
(1966) Place Vendôme1966
Live at the Lighthouse
(1967) Live at the Lighthouse1967
Swingle Singers chronology
Rococo Á Go Go
(1966) Rococo Á Go Go1966
Place Vendôme
(1966) Place Vendôme1966
Spanish Masters
(1967) Spanish Masters1967
alternative cover
U.S. LP cover
U.S. LP cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (link) 2.5/5 stars

Place Vendôme (released as Encounter in the U.S.A.) is an album released by the Swingle Singers performing with the Modern Jazz Quartet. The album was a 1967 Grammy award nominee.[1]

All tracks from this album are also included on the Mercury compilation CD Compact Jazz: The Swingle Singers and the 11 disk Philips boxed set, Swingle Singers.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sascha" (Little David's Fugue) (John Lewis) – 4:18
  2. "Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major," (aka "Air on the G String") BWV 1068 (J. S. Bach) – 5:41
  3. "Vendôme" (Lewis) – 3:32
  4. "The Musical Offering" (Musikalisches Opfer), for keyboard and chamber instruments, BWV 1079 (Bach) – 6:34
  5. "When I am Laid in Earth" (from Dido and Aeneas), soprano aria ("Dido's Lament") (Henry Purcell) – 5:05
  6. "Alexander's Fugue" (Lewis) – 4:53
  7. "Three Windows" (Lewis) – 7:10


The Swingle Singers:

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

The Modern Jazz Quartet:

References / external links[edit]

  • Philips PHM 200-225 (Mono LP) / Philips PHS 600-225 (Stereo LP)
  • Place Vendome at