Swingle II - Love Songs For Madrigals & Madriguys -1974 Synth Harpsichord - Ward Swingle LP

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SWINGLE II - Love Songs For Madrigals & Madriguys

Canada Issue

Record is VG++ ( listen)
Cover is VG++ see our pic)

Arranged and adapted by Ward Swingle

Passereau - Est bel et bon
T Tomkins - O let me live for true love.
Hans Leo Hassler - Mein Lieb will mit mir kriegen.
O Gibbons - Madrigals and mottets. Silver swanne
J Del Encina - Mas vale trocar.
W Byrd - Though Amarylis dance.
Anonymous - Cargado de tantos males

C Le Jeune - Printemps. Revecy venir du printans
J Dowland - Songs or ayres, 1st book. Come againe sweet love doth now envite
M Gascongne - Je ne saurais ni chanter ni rire.
C Othmayr - Mir ist ein feins brauns Maidelein.
R De Lassus - Bon jour mon coeur
Francisco Ortega - Pues que me tienes, Miguel.
R Jones - Farewell dear love.

Bass Guitar – Daryl Runswick
Bass Vocals – David Beavan, John Lubbock
Contralto Vocals – Carol Hall, Linda Hirst
Drums – Chris Karan
Soprano Vocals – Mary Beverley, Olive Simpson
Synthesizer, Tenor Vocals, Arranged By, Adapted By – Ward Swingle
Tenor Vocals – John Potter (2)

I started collecting their albums in the 70's even though I remember their music from the 60's. I have several of their albums, one of my favorites is Swingle II: Love Songs for Madrigals and Madriguys, which I bought in 1982 and have played a lot.

I much prefer the original incarnation of the Swingle Singers to the later ones. The current Swingle singers seem to phrase with a much more conciously "jazz" expression....like Manhattan Transfer...it doesn't sound as good to me as the purer choral vocal delivery of the original French group

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Format LP
Label Columbia
Color Black