Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Three minutes of bliss

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Swingle Singers, a three part invention by JS Bach.

First skip the intrusive advert; then sit back, close your eyes, and...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT4c43P5jLg&feature=related

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5 comments:

dearieme said...

The first classical music (all right: baroque) I ever bought was by the Swingles: I think this may be one of the tracks.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vonJhz2COck

Nathan said...

What do you think of Palestrina? Many of his works have wonderfully textured vocals which I really enjoy, and which I'm sure that you would enjoy as well.

bgc said...

Re Palestrina - I certainly find it pleasing, but I would have to say that up until now I have not been greatly moved by Palestrina.

bgc said...

@dearieme - I have this on LP - it was a particular favourite of Glenn Gould's, so we are in the best of company.

What about this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgf0H-X6an8&feature=related

Brandenberg Concerto 3 by JSBach - the really amazing bit comes around half way when the different members of the group sing each note of an arpeggiated phrase, so the phrase travels across the group from one stereo speaker to the other...

dearieme said...

"one stereo speaker to the other": my budget didn't rise to stereo until about 1979.