It has been three wonderfully busy weeks since the Swingle Singers performed Full Fathom Five on the finale night of the London A Cappella festival at Kings Place, London.
I have been overwhelmed by the response, with requests for the score from choirs wishing to perform the piece coming from as far away as Canada, and the amazing possibility of it being included in an Anglo-French choral collaboration – being sung alongside the setting of Full Fathom Five by Swiss composer Frank Martin during concerts in London and Paris.
I have also been in discussions with a member of one of the finest Brass bands in the country, with the plan to arrange the piece for brass ensemble.
The Live Recording.
I have just received an audio recording of the Swingle Singers performance of Full Fathom Five from the London A Cappella Festival. It was fantastically sung, especially considering that they had a friend (who is not normally part of the group) singing one of the Alto parts, only had one day to practice the piece together, and had to somehow shoe-horn it into their established set.
The relative balance of the eight parts is not perfect – due to the way it had to be recorded – but I am delighted to have this to share. A huge thank you to everyone involved in making this come to life…