Sets for the summer performing season

Here they are with pointers to the music.

If there’s any demand, I’ll do a booklet as I’ve done in previous
years, once the sets are a little more cast in concrete. So let me
know whether that would be helpful.

River set

  • Billings, By the rivers of Watertown regular
    parts in original key.
    . Also transposed down a step, and the bass solo cued in the
    other parts in the
    2004 book
    , and with larger type but in the original key from the
    2003 book
    . Please use the version
    transposed down a step.
  • Estans
    assis, aux rives aquatiques
    Please make
    sure you have the most recent version, with letters A through F on all
  • Gibbons, Silver
    A problem with the tenor part was
    fixed on March 30; please download again if you printed it before that.
  • Dowland, “Me, me and none but me”
  • Arcadelt “Il bianco e dolce cigno”
  • Possibly the 5-part “Il
    bianco e dolce cigno”
    . This is contingent on being able to learn
    it, which seems dubious to me since it’s been a while since we had a
    rehearsal with enough people to cover the parts, and it doesn’t look
    like this Tuesday will be an exception. Dropped for the May performance; we will get back to
    learning it after that.
  • Possibly other “Rivers of Babylon settings”. I particularly like
    the one we sing in West Gallery to the Walter Scott “Dies Irae”
    translation, which was originally published to a Thomas Campian
    We will probably do an
    instrumental and the first two verses of the vocal in May.

May set

Drinking Songs

These are all in the
drinking songs book
We’ll be selecting a 15 minute set for the Walk for Hunger, and
possibly also doing it at the BRS performance on April 2.

  • Rounds
    • He that will an Alehouse keep
    • Let us drink and be merry
    • 5 reasons
    • He that drinks is immortal
    • Tis Women
    • I gave her cakes and I gave her ale
    • Slaves are they that heap up mountains
  • To Anacreon in Heaven
  • Quant je boy du vin claret tout tourne
  • Vignon, Vignon
  • Changeons propos
  • Vive la serpe Make sure you have the
    version with one sharp.

I have ommitted several rounds that we could pretty easily work up,
so if anyone’s favorites aren’t here, let me know and I’ll add them.

I think at any particular performance, we wouldn’t do all of those,
but it’s good to have that many available.

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