I finally fixed the program that automagically puts
transcriptions written in lilypond directly into the database.
So here’s some of what I’ve done since February 27, 2008:
be three poor Mariners by Thomas Ravenscroft
were three Ravens sat on a tree, by Thomas Ravenscroft
Browning by John Baldwin. This transcription was
commissioned by Renaissonics; it’s a
classic example of a piece that’s easier to play if the editor
doesn’t insist on confusing you with barlines.
When Daphne from fair Phoebus did fly. This is an anonymous
consort song, with four instrumental parts as well as the
vocal. There’s an interesting variant in the words: “Her silken skirt scarce covered her thighs”
instead of “Her silken scarf scarce sheltered her eyes.”
Daphne from fair Phoebus did fly (a step down)
Daphne from fair Phoebus did fly (a fourth down)
dark is my delight, another anonymous consort song.
Remembered by most people who’ve ever performed it as one of the
more sexually explicit pieces we’ve ever done without using any
There’s still a lot of stuff I’ve done in the last year to add
— notably some baroque sonatas, some Weelkes, and lots of
Susato. I’ll try and get it done in the next couple of days, now
that my procedure is debugged (fingers crossed) for the new computer.