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Swimming Over London

Audio Samples

>Bennett, Charles : Swimming over London, for vocal ensemble
>Mraz, Jason : I'm Yours, song
>McLachlan, Sarah : Angel, song
>Penniman, Michael H. : By the time, song
>Arlen, Harold : It's a new world
>Barnwell, Ysaye M. : Don't let go, for vocal ensemble
>Heap, Imogen : Hide and Seek, song
>Makaroff, Mia : Andromeda, for vocal ensemble
>Connick Jr., Harry : Recipe For Love
>Makaroff, Mia : Silent love, for vocal ensemble
>Mills, Irving : Straighten Up and Fly Right
>Foster-Gillies, Amy : Home, song

Album Summary

>Bennett, Charles : Swimming over London, for vocal ensemble
>Mraz, Jason : I'm Yours, song
>McLachlan, Sarah : Angel, song
>Penniman, Michael H. : By the time, song
>Arlen, Harold : It's a new world
>Barnwell, Ysaye M. : Don't let go, for vocal ensemble
>Heap, Imogen : Hide and Seek, song
>Makaroff, Mia : Andromeda, for vocal ensemble
>Connick Jr., Harry : Recipe For Love
>Makaroff, Mia : Silent love, for vocal ensemble
>Mills, Irving : Straighten Up and Fly Right
>Foster-Gillies, Amy : Home, song
Composers

Notes & Reviews:

A collection of jazz-inspired songs combining long-standing favorites with wonderful new arrangements from the world’s most popular a cappella ensemble.

"It has been a great pleasure for us to create this album of jazz-inspired songs. Included in the playlist are five brand-new, original songs, which we have commissioned for this disc. Two come from the Finnish songwriter Mia Makaroff. A few years back we heard one of her songs, Butterfly, performed by the Finnish group Rajaton, and when we were planning the playlist her name came to mind. Later on down the line she said she had two ideas, and was struggling to decide between them, hence the two songs. We also asked Ysaye M. Barnwell, one of the singers in the internationally acclaimed a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock, and she provided us with a wonderful Caribbean-influenced track. The album’s title track, Swimming over London, was created by former King’s Singer, Bob Chilcott, a well-renowned choral composer, who was in former times a prolific arranger and occasional songwriter. Our last original song comes from the New York-based composer, arranger and producer, Roger Treece. In addition to arranging and composing for ensembles from the Manhattan Transfer to the Danish Radio Symphony, Roger has collaborated closely with Bobby McFerrin since 2002, both as a member of Voicestra and as a co-composer and producer of the recently released choral album VOCAbuLarieS. For this album, in addition to his new song Keeper of the Seasons, he has arranged two contrasting songs; Sarah McLachlan’s beautiful Angel and Pat Metheny’s September 15th. In amongst all these new songs are some King’s Singers favorites, including Recipe for Love and It’s a new world, along with newly arranged versions of Straighten up and fly right and Home by Alexander L’Estrange, and, from within the group, new arrangements by Philip and Christopher. We hope you will enjoy listening to this disc as much as we enjoyed making it." -The King’s Singers

Notes & Reviews:

Includes work(s): lazy bones / up a lazy river by various composers.

Includes work(s): september 15th / keeper of the seasons by various composers.



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Works Details

>Bennett, Charles : Swimming over London, for vocal ensemble
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Bob Chilcott (1955 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Mraz, Jason : I'm Yours, song
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>McLachlan, Sarah : Angel, song
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Penniman, Michael H. : By the time, song
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.

>Arlen, Harold : It's a new world
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Barnwell, Ysaye M. : Don't let go, for vocal ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Heap, Imogen : Hide and Seek, song
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Makaroff, Mia : Andromeda, for vocal ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Connick Jr., Harry : Recipe For Love
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Makaroff, Mia : Silent love, for vocal ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Mills, Irving : Straighten Up and Fly Right
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Nat King Cole (1919 - 1965).
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Foster-Gillies, Amy : Home, song
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Michael Bublé (1975 - ), Alan Chang.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Form: Vocal