Swimming Over London

Swimming Over London

by King's Singers


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Swimming Over London is a collection of jazz-inspired songs combing 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. 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. 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

Product Details

Release Date: 05/25/2010
Label: Signum Uk
UPC: 0635212019221
catalogNumber: 192
Rank: 280858

Album Credits

Performance Credits

King's Singers   Primary Artist,Vocal Ensemble

Technical Credits

Harry Connick   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Pat Metheny   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Sarah McLachlan   Composer
Ysaye Barnwell   Composer
Richard Rodney Bennett   Arranger
Sidney Arodin   Composer
Nat King Cole   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Linda Goldstein   Lyricist
Lyle Mays   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
James Morgan   Engineer
Darryl Runswick   Arranger
Roger Treece   Arranger,Composer
Bob Chilcott   Composer
Imogen Heap   Composer
Philip Lawson   Arranger
Jason Mraz   Composer
Michael Bublé   Composer
Alan Chang   Composer
Juliette Pochin   Producer
Mia Makaroff   Composer
Various Composers   Composer
Amy Foster-Gillies   Composer
Alexander L'Estrange   Arranger
Christopher Gabbitas   Arranger
Michael Holbrook Penniman   Composer
Don Rosler   Lyricist
Charles Bennett   Composer
Berty Rice   Arranger

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