- Drinking songs
- Quand je bois
- Vignons, Vignons
- Changeons propos
- Gardane (the collection from which the above three drinking songs
are taken). We read through about 10, and found one real winner:
“Grace et vertu, bontÃ©, beaultÃ©, noblesse” by Guillaume Le Heurteur.
- Morley, “Good Morrow, fair ladies of the May”
We did enough stuff that we wanted to remember doing that we decided I
would keep a log of A-list rehearsals, as well as the regular
We started with a review of the French drinking songs at the back of
the book. “Changeons Propos” went so badly the first time that we
were surprised at how well the others went. “Vive la Serpe” is still
problematic. In my opinion, it’s because so many people are off the
beat so much of the time that it’s hard to count during the rests. It
got easier, but I think this one’s a real test of rhythmic precision.
Hence, one worth working on.
Anne had identified a Campian that might be a suitable part of a May
group. It was fun, but should probably be orchestrated with at least
some of the four verses sung by a soloist.
We finished with a bunch of Dowlands.
- Go, crystall teares,
- Weep you no more sad fountains
- Me, me and none but me
- The retirement party group, both “His golden locks time hath to
silver turned” from the first group, and the three part one starting
with “Time’s Eldest Son” from the Second Book.
Both “Go, crystall teares” and “Weep you no more sad fountains”
were worth working on some more.