It Was a Lover and His Lass

  • Composer: Ward Swingle 
  • Publisher: UNC Jazz Press
  • Canadian Work: No
  • Duration: 2:53
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Program Notes:

Ward Swingle, of The Swingle Singers fame, set these delightful verses from William Shakespeare’s As You Like It (Act V, sc. 3) in his own jazzy style.

Conductor Notes:

SSAA a cappella with short solos. Introduced to Elektra by Norwegian conductor Maria Gamborg Helbekkmo, for whom I believe the treble version was arranged. Fun, tongue-in-cheek with a real “Swingle” sound. Maria is conducting Elektra on our recording of this.


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