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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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
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
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
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
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
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,
The choral classic Is Est Bel et Bon is now arranged for three-part choirs with a fresh, gender-neutral text! Independent and smoothly contoured vocal lines contribute to an engaging arrangement
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
This three-voice madrigal by Thomas Weelkes is full of fun and whimsy, with changes in meter, interweaving vocal lines and a dance-like feel, with optional hand drum. An excellent selection for madrigal
Pierre Certon's dancing and lighthearted work is made more accessible for younger voices with this fine arrangement. The harmonic and textural elements remain true to the original, preserving the frivolity
Excellent three-part writing, right on the mark for young men and women. Teach the song in English before introducing the optional French text, an IPA pronunciation guide is included. When your students are
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