Here is a fantastic resource for introducing madrigals of the Renaissance to the developing ensembles or groups with limited male singers. The five works by Thomas Weelkes are: Come, Let's Begin; Four
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A three-part madrigal by Thomas Weelkes, this sprightly dance-like piece is easily learned and delightful in performance. A wonderful selection for contest and festival! With hand drum.
Here is the famous madrigal by Thomas Morley in a stylistically authentic performance edition. Ideal for chamber, madrigal, and concert choirs, this cheerful work offers superb opportunities for developing
This is a surprising departure from what you'd expect when you read the title. An intriguing mix of old and new, Kirby Shaw's treatment of the Thomas Morley madrigal retains the original vocal parts in
This arrangement of Josquin's tongue-in-cheek "day in the life of a cricket" offers an opportunity for three-part mixed choirs to experience this classic literature. Mostly homophonic, with several
The classic madrigal is offered in a three-part mixed voicing that includes the option to sing it a cappella or with the notated piano part. For added fun, consider using a harpsichord on the notated
Joyful cascading vocal lines and "fa la la's" will enliven your treble choir's concert or festival performance! The hand drum creates a dance-like feel in this delightful madrigal edition.
Here is a set of three 20th-century madrigals designed to be performed as a single work: Better Late Than Never; The Silver Swan (based on Orlando
John Bennet (c. 1575-c. 1614) was a Renaissance-era English composer who wrote several madrigals in the style of Thomas Morley. This is perhaps his most famous one, and is a wonderful contest or festival
Here is a superb easy original madrigal for developing voices, with optional piano, optional baritone, a happy text and plenty of "fa la la" passages. Faithful to the madrigal style of the 16th and early
Perhaps the best-known madrigal by John Farmer, Fair Phyllis has a light, buoyant quality appropriate for women's voices. Highly imitative, with accessible ranges, this will let your singers enjoy
Now available for women's voices, this popular French chanson relates the gossipy conversation of a pair of French housewives as they chatter about their husbands. Dance-like phrases echo back and forth,
The light, dance-like madrigal style of the Tudor composer Thomas Weelkes is offered here in a fine edition for modern choirs. The delightful "fa-la-la" refrain connects the verses for an excellent choral
Introduce your choir to a cappella Madrigal singing with this wonderful Thomas Morley classic designed especially for young singers by Russell Robinson. This edition sounds full and captures all the spirit
Develop your choir's a cappella skills with this straightforward original madrigal that employs traditional harmonies, modest ranges, and lots of repetition, making it a quickly learned piece. An excellent
Daniel Hughes has arranged this delightful English folk song as a madrigal. A jovial piece that encourages partying with a most proper spirit, the music serves well at any concert or madrigal dinner feast.
This sprightly, dance-like madrigal is a great teaching piece! A delightful concert opener, it lends itself well to a processional with voices, hand drum and tambourine. At just under two minutes' duration,
Perform this buoyant Italian madrigal a cappella or accompanied by the optional piano, hand drum, and finger cymbals. The Baroque harmonies are easy to read and tune, and the three-part mixed/SAB voicing
In this clever madrigal novelty, 16th-century harmony meets 21st-century technology! It sings the story of a couple falling in love, with some help from Google, Facebook, and Twitter. Performed a cappella
Robert Sieving combines an anonymous sixteenth-century poem with music from Respighi's brilliant Ancient Aires and Dances for Lute, Suite 1: Balletto to create a light-hearted, dance-like
Robert Jones (1577-1617) was an English composer and lutenist who was a prolific writer of songs and madrigals. This delightful example of his madrigal style expresses sadness over the loss of a love. It
This delightful five-voice madrigal from 1604 is outstanding! Echo effects and lots of interplay among the parts make the most of the musical imagery of "running in and out." This is guaranteed fun to
This is very funny! It's a mad, mad, mad, mad madrigal indeed when the "fa-la-la's" get mixed up with the "shoo-bee-doo-bee-doo's" and the "rama-lama-ding-dong's"! Novelty madrigals are rare, and this is
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