In the Mood


17 Choral Arrangements of Popular Songs

Oxford Pro Musica Singers
Alexander L’Estrange, piano
Conducted by Michael Smedley

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This programme of sophisticated choral arrangements of popular songs encompasses jazz favourites, songs from the shows and the title track – a wordless version of Glenn Miller’s immortal big band tune. Including both accompanied and a capella tracks, the numbers on this CD – blues, swing, scat, Dixieland and sophisticated close-harmony – are easy listening of the best sort and not to be missed.

All the songs on this recording are from In The Mood, edited by David Blackwell and Andrew Carter and published by Oxford University Press.


Title Composer(s)
Ain’t misbehavin’ Waller and Brooks/Razaf
Autumn Leaves Kosmer/Mercer and Parsons
Begin the Beguine Porter
Blue Moon Rodgers/Hart
The Continental Conrad/Magidson
Deep Purple de Rose/Parish
I got rhythm G & I Gershwin
Laura Raskin/Mercer
Speaker Icon Let’s do it Porter
Over the rainbow Arlen/Harburg
She was beautiful Myers/Laine
Speaker Icon Smoke gets in your eyes Kern/Harbach
Summertime G & I Gershwin and D & D Heyward
‘S wonderful G & I Gershwin
Tea for Two Youmans/Caesar
Night and day Porter
Speaker Icon In the mood Garland


Total Time: 55’30”
Recorded in The School of St Helen and St Katharine, Abingdon, May 1995.
Proudsound PROU CD 141