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Great Performances - Peter Hollens And The Swingle Singers Poor Wayfaring Stranger

Posted on May 7, 2011 at 6:58 PM

In my spare time from music teaching, I am a music hobbyist as well. I love contemporary a cappella singing and have been singing with groups off and on for about 20 years.

 

Peter Hollens of On The Rocks fame has been putting out some fantastic a cappella YouTube videos since last fall, and his latest collaboration with the Grammy-Award-winning Swingle Singers is purely breathtaking. Peter's arranger, also associated with OTR, is Tom Anderson, and Tom has simply outdone himself this time.

 

This arrangement and performance reminds me very much of my favorite vocal group of all time: The Singers Unlimited. Gene Puerling was a genius. The harmonies in this arrangement are a tribute to the quiet innovation that Puerling brought to contemporary a cappella back in the 1970's.


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