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Saturday 6 February 2016

Please note that music files that are linked to are not necessarily the same edition we will be using on the night and therefore there may be some slight differences.

Eccard When to the temple Mary went SSATBB
This is a chorale-motet of a style characteristic of seventeenth-century composers and is for Candlemas (2 February). It is a beautifully-proportioned and restrained piece of enduring appeal.

Weelkes O care, thou wilt despatch me SSATB
Weelkes' madrigals have been said to combine the elegance of Marenzio and the firm sense of tonality characteristic of Morley with the verbal sensitivity of Byrd. They are noted for word painting, lively rhythms, and highly developed sense of form and structure. Written in 1600, this is an example of the graver style of madrigal, noted for its expressive chromaticism and a fa-la section in the minor. It is in two sections, leading straight on to Hence, care, thou are too cruel. Last meeting we looked at the first section and this meeting we will look at the second, and put the two together.

Morley Sing we and chant it SSATB
A delightful straightforward ballet, but not one in our library. It is in the Oxford Book of English Madrigals, and is said to be inspired by Gastoldi's A lieta vita. It has a simple chordal texture, fast declamation and rhythmic accents at the expense of contrapuntal display, as is to be expected from its close relationship to dance music. We also sang through, for comparison, "L'Inmorato" by Gastoldi, which has the first line "A lieta vita".

Wilbye Draw on, sweet night SSATTB
A gem of a piece for SSATTB. As it is lengthy the plan is, if everyone enjoys it, to continue with it in the March meeting. Wilbye is considered one of the greatest of English madrigalists with a style characterized by delicate voice-writing , acute sensitivity to the text and the use of false relations between the major and minor modes.

Carlton Calm was the air SSATB
This is the seventh of the Triumphs of Oriana (the 8th if numbering from Eastís late added work, Hence stars). Richard Carlton was vicar of St Stephenís Norwich sometime in the 1570s and later became Master of the Choristers at the cathedral. Carltonís musical style is similar to the pre-madrigalian English tradition exemplified by Byrd.

Josquin El grillo (or YouTube link) SATB
Continuing with our recent excursions into European farmyards, this fun and easy piece is about a cricket...

Go back to index of previous meetings.

Saturday 6 February 2016

Please note that music files that are linked to are not necessarily the same edition we will be using on the night and therefore there may be some slight differences.

Eccard When to the temple Mary went SSATBB
This is a chorale-motet of a style characteristic of seventeenth-century composers and is for Candlemas (2 February). It is a beautifully-proportioned and restrained piece of enduring appeal.

Weelkes O care, thou wilt despatch me SSATB
Weelkes' madrigals have been said to combine the elegance of Marenzio and the firm sense of tonality characteristic of Morley with the verbal sensitivity of Byrd. They are noted for word painting, lively rhythms, and highly developed sense of form and structure. Written in 1600, this is an example of the graver style of madrigal, noted for its expressive chromaticism and a fa-la section in the minor. It is in two sections, leading straight on to Hence, care, thou are too cruel. Last meeting we looked at the first section and this meeting we will look at the second, and put the two together.

Morley Sing we and chant it SSATB
A delightful straightforward ballet, but not one in our library. It is in the Oxford Book of English Madrigals, and is said to be inspired by Gastoldi's A lieta vita. It has a simple chordal texture, fast declamation and rhythmic accents at the expense of contrapuntal display, as is to be expected from its close relationship to dance music. We also sang through, for comparison, "L'Inmorato" by Gastoldi, which has the first line "A lieta vita".

Wilbye Draw on, sweet night SSATTB
A gem of a piece for SSATTB. As it is lengthy the plan is, if everyone enjoys it, to continue with it in the March meeting. Wilbye is considered one of the greatest of English madrigalists with a style characterized by delicate voice-writing , acute sensitivity to the text and the use of false relations between the major and minor modes.

Carlton Calm was the air SSATB
This is the seventh of the Triumphs of Oriana (the 8th if numbering from Eastís late added work, Hence stars). Richard Carlton was vicar of St Stephenís Norwich sometime in the 1570s and later became Master of the Choristers at the cathedral. Carltonís musical style is similar to the pre-madrigalian English tradition exemplified by Byrd.

Josquin El grillo (or YouTube link) SATB
Continuing with our recent excursions into European farmyards, this fun and easy piece is about a cricket...

Go back to index of previous meetings.

Saturday 6 February 2016

Please note that music files that are linked to are not necessarily the same edition we will be using on the night and therefore there may be some slight differences.

Eccard When to the temple Mary went SSATBB
This is a chorale-motet of a style characteristic of seventeenth-century composers and is for Candlemas (2 February). It is a beautifully-proportioned and restrained piece of enduring appeal.

Weelkes O care, thou wilt despatch me SSATB
Weelkes' madrigals have been said to combine the elegance of Marenzio and the firm sense of tonality characteristic of Morley with the verbal sensitivity of Byrd. They are noted for word painting, lively rhythms, and highly developed sense of form and structure. Written in 1600, this is an example of the graver style of madrigal, noted for its expressive chromaticism and a fa-la section in the minor. It is in two sections, leading straight on to Hence, care, thou are too cruel. Last meeting we looked at the first section and this meeting we will look at the second, and put the two together.

Morley Sing we and chant it SSATB
A delightful straightforward ballet, but not one in our library. It is in the Oxford Book of English Madrigals, and is said to be inspired by Gastoldi's A lieta vita. It has a simple chordal texture, fast declamation and rhythmic accents at the expense of contrapuntal display, as is to be expected from its close relationship to dance music. We also sang through, for comparison, "L'Inmorato" by Gastoldi, which has the first line "A lieta vita".

Wilbye Draw on, sweet night SSATTB
A gem of a piece for SSATTB. As it is lengthy the plan is, if everyone enjoys it, to continue with it in the March meeting. Wilbye is considered one of the greatest of English madrigalists with a style characterized by delicate voice-writing , acute sensitivity to the text and the use of false relations between the major and minor modes.

Carlton Calm was the air SSATB
This is the seventh of the Triumphs of Oriana (the 8th if numbering from Eastís late added work, Hence stars). Richard Carlton was vicar of St Stephenís Norwich sometime in the 1570s and later became Master of the Choristers at the cathedral. Carltonís musical style is similar to the pre-madrigalian English tradition exemplified by Byrd.

Josquin El grillo (or YouTube link) SATB
Continuing with our recent excursions into European farmyards, this fun and easy piece is about a cricket...