Entries in the Ildhafn journal of Music

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Posted by Vettoria di Giovanni da Verona to the Music journal on Aug 18th, 2013

We had a few more people back again today, making a fuller group. We got through some of our favourites, did a little work on a few pieces, and tried something new.

Posted by Vettoria di Giovanni da Verona to the Music journal on Aug 11th, 2013

Today we had an out-of-towner join us (although really, she's one of our own): Mistress Amalie von Brisache. A smaller group than normal singing, however, we had a fantastic afternoon.

Posted by Vettoria di Giovanni da Verona to the Music journal on Aug 4th, 2013

A somewhat quieter singing practice, with a few somewhat scratchy voices - but productive and with some nice sounds nevertheless.

Posted by Vettoria di Giovanni da Verona to the Music journal on Jul 14th, 2013

It was really good to get back to singing today, after a break of several weeks.

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Music journal on Jun 18th, 2013

Rehearsals are marked blue. Feel free to use the chapel for other rehearsals.

Posted by Vettoria di Giovanni da Verona to the Music journal on Jun 16th, 2013

With The Bloth impending, we took the opportunity to rehearse a little. Most items were practised and then revisited, and we also arrayed ourselves as we would for an audience.

Posted by Vettoria di Giovanni da Verona to the Music journal on Jun 9th, 2013

We opened with the classic Jubilate Deo - as usual, starting in unison and then splitting into five parts.

Posted by Vettoria di Giovanni da Verona to the Music journal on May 26th, 2013

As is currently tradition, we opened the practice with a few decent rounds of Jubilate Deo.

Posted by Vettoria di Giovanni da Verona to the Music journal on May 19th, 2013

Another fantastic crowd of nine at singing today!

Posted by Vettoria di Giovanni da Verona to the Music journal on May 12th, 2013

Another impressive week this week, with nine people in attendance!

Posted by Vettoria di Giovanni da Verona to the Music journal on May 5th, 2013

This afternoon Christine took us through some breathing techniques using imagery as a refresher from when she first took us through these, and Katherina Weyssin drew some diagrams for us showing how the lungs and diaphragm interact when we breathe - there's also quite a lot of good videos on YouTube, using a variety of methods, for those that want to explore this further; searching for "diaphragm singing" and "diaphramatic breathing" gets some good results .

Posted by Vettoria di Giovanni da Verona to the Music journal on Apr 14th, 2013

Today Katherina led us, with Anna, William de Cameron, Caterine, and Fina singing.

Posted by Vettoria di Giovanni da Verona to the Music journal on Apr 7th, 2013

Today's singing was run by Katherina Weyssin, and attended by herself, Caterine de Vantier, Anna de Wilde, and William de Cameron.

Posted by Vettoria di Giovanni da Verona to the Music journal on Mar 25th, 2013

We mostly focused on singing some of the simpler stuff from our repertoire this week.

Posted by Vettoria di Giovanni da Verona to the Music journal on Mar 3rd, 2013

Singing today with Katherina, William de Cameron, Eleanor, and Caterine.

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Music journal on Feb 25th, 2013

An excellent afternoon's singing.

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Music journal on Feb 17th, 2013

We learned two new rounds, and revisited the Contrapunto Bestiale.

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Music journal on Feb 11th, 2013

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:

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Music journal on Feb 11th, 2013

We had some visitors from outside Auckland today, which was lovely - thanks for joining in!

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Music journal on Jan 22nd, 2013

An excellent session, with last-minute sewing.

  • My love hath vowed
  • Verbum caro factum est
  • Margot
  • 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).

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