J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Bach hits Back, a new a cappella tribute

Main Performer
or Conductor:
The Swingle Singers
Soloists:Hellen Massey, soprano
Deryn Edwards, soprano
Linda Stevens, alto
Heather Cairncross, alto
Andrew Busher, tenor
Jonathan Rathbone, tenor
Ben Parry, bass
David Porter Thomas, bass
Individual Works:Ein' feste Burg
Great Fugue in G minor
Prelude #18 from the WTC
Chorale prelude from cantata 140
Chorale from cantata 140
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier
In dulci jubilo - Chorale prelude
In dulci jubilo - Chorale
Andante from sonata No. 2 for solo violin
Brandenburg concert No. 3, 1st mov
Schafe können sicher weiden
Badinerie from suite No. 2
Fugue 8 from the WTC
Three part invention
Et resurrexit, from mass in B minor
Bist du bei mir
Blute nur from St Matthew Passion
Organ Fugue in G major "Alla Gigue"
Air from suite No. 3
Little organ fugue in G minor
Es ist genug from cantata No. 60
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Virgin Classics
Catalog Number:CDC 5 45049 2 PM518
Year Released/Recorded:1994
Total Playing Time:53:31
Comments:Lucas Ramirez said:

Superb! If you've heard the first recordings of "Les Swingle Singers" in the early 60's, you'll find a completely new way of doing the same thing. Now they sound jazzy, but they are more consevative in their style, since there are no instruments different than the voice. Even the percussion effects are done by one of the singers. The recording is excellent as well, and the balance between the voices is very well achieved.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Lucas Ramirez
Date First Submitted:12/17/1997