Things we've known well in the past, but not done recently, or which our recent practice has taught us we need more work on.
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- Rostiboli for two, then for three, focussing on ombreggiare and ondeggiare
- Branle de Poictou
- Branle de Montarde
An excellent afternoon's singing.
We learned two new rounds, and revisited the Contrapunto Bestiale.
Our first class for the year: revisiting a bunch of old favourites, practicing the galliard, and learning Gelosia for the first time in several years.
- Rostiboli Gioioso
- Washerwomen's branle
- Horses' branle
- Earl of Essex Measure
Present: Anna de Wilde, Catherine, Katherine of Glastonbury, Caterine de Vantier, William de Cameron, Katherina Weyssin
Canterbury Faire in 2013 was outstanding for a great deal of part-singing, both in formal classes and casual singing in the campsite or around the fire.
Some of the pieces we sang were:
An excellent session, with last-minute sewing.
- My love hath vowed
- Verbum caro factum est
- Il bianco e dolce cigno
- Dona nobis pacem
(See ildhafn.lochac.sca.org/music for details of each piece).
I've assembled those of our current songs that aren't covered in the Snogbook or Cantiones Secundae, and had them printed and bound, as "Ildhafn's extras". They're in my singing box, with copies of the songbooks above, and a plastic tenor recorder (for getting start-notes).
We had nearly our full complement of singers once again. Thanks for hosting it, Caterine.
We've returned to singing it in C, with both men and women on each line, and women singing an octave higher than men. I've updated the sheet music and sound files. William de Cameron has switched to the top line, and Christine to the bottom line. William de Wyke and Emrys learned this for the first time.
We're continuing to vary who sings which verse.