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
Enjoy this lighthearted Renaissance madrigal highlighting resonant treble sonorities, terraced dynamics, and accessible homophonic voice parts. Consider adding the optional piano accompaniment, optional
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 tuneful chanson by the composer of Je le vous diray is perfectly set for developing singers with modest vocal ranges. The English text and buoyant fa-la-las are supported by a piano
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.
Orlando di Lasso's tuneful villanelle is set here for TBB voices, with Italian text and English subtext. Carefully edited, it is shorter in duration than the original SATB score and includes an optional
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
The contrasting sections of this light, lilting 16th-century Italian madrigal provide an ideal introduction to this important musical style. Whether you enjoy singing a cappella or with piano, consider
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
The Nightingale is Thomas Weelkes' famous madrigal in an accessible SAB edition, with optional percussion (hand drum or tambourine) providing additional rhythmic security for developing ensembles
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
Introduce your young mixed choir to the madrigal style with this easy setting of Hassler's lively, dance-like madrigal. Originally written for five voices a cappella, it is revoiced here for three parts
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,
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