It was yet another “Wow, we had 4 people” meeting on a dark and stormy
night. Everybody had either walked and had ice blown into their faces
by the blizzard-force winds or driven and had to chip their cars out
of several inches of ice.
We decided that the April 2 performance would be a combination of the
April music and the Swan music. So it will be a subset of:
- Morley, April is in my Mistress Face
- Dowland, “Clear or
Cloudy” This one is also in the
2004 book with the Tenor A section printed with the Quintus B section.
- Gibbons, Silver Swan
- Dowland, “Me, me and none but me”
- Arcadelt “Il bianco e dolce cigno”
I will do timings, and we may decide at the last minute to do more
verses of the better-sounding ones rather than fewer verses of the
ones that don’t sound so good. Surprisingly, last night “April is in
my Mistress’ face was in the latter category, so I may ask Lisa to let
me know if anyone else is doing that one. Although the last I heard,
we may be the only group with more than 3 players.
That list is what we’ll be doing with John Tyson on March 15, so
please let me know if you aren’t able to print them all, so that I can
have enough copies.
If the weather improves enough that we start being able to work on
five-voice pieces, we may add the Vecchi “Il Bianco e Dolce Cigno” for
the May performance, but I think it’s too late to do it in April.
So here’s what we did:
- Bicinia, several Fantasias
- Bastienne, Bastienne, vous avÃ©s changÃ© d’amis
- April is in my Mistress’ face
- Me, me and none but me
- Arcadelt, Il Bianco e dolce Cigno
- Clear or Cloudy
- Josquin, Adieu mes amours
- Mouton, Adieu mes amours, double canon
- Quand je bois
I think “Adieu mes amours” will work well as part of a set about
having no money, with “Quand je bois”.