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Music session - 20th March 2018

Submitted by Elyna Delynor on March 27, 2018 - 5:25pm
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Music session - 20th March 2018


Katherine of Glastonbury, harp
Elyna Delynor, alto rebec & bray harp
Emily of Ildhafn, soprano recorder
Rosalind Ryne, alto recorder
William de Cameron, alto recorder
Sympkyn of the Moor, hammered dulcimer

Tunes played:

- Charlotte Bransle
Starts on G and has a Bb, and as mentioned before we play the high E near the end of the melody as a natural (not flattened as sometimes opted for). Played 4 times.

- Cassandra Bransle
Starts on C. By Arbeau this isn't written with any 'key signature' but does have the last B in the tune written as flattened. Harps therefore leave out the (only) other B in the tune, which recorders and dulcimer play as B natural. Played 4 times.

- Montarde Bransle
Starts on G and has Bb. I refer to the A part and the B part for ease of reference. The structure is based on the number of dancers:
The A part is repeated (if there are many many dancers it can be repeated more than twice but for our practice sessions we'll just go twice) and then the B part is played once for each dancer. Then that whole structure is repeated once for each dancer, with a single A part as an ending, and a G chord to indicate the finish (allows the dancers to reverence).
This week as we had 6 people we pretended there were 6 dancers. So the structure went: (AABBBBBB)x6+A+final G chord.

- Stella Splendens
Version used is on page 66 of the Snogbook. After bar 34 we hold for another bar, so effectively the minim D and A become four beats long. Similarly when we repeat from the start, the very last bar also becomes four beats.

- Dona Nobis Pacem
Version used is on page 29 of the Snogbook. Played in unison for familiarity then broke into three-part canon. 

- Oh My Heart
Version used is on page 50 of the Snogbook. Mostly played as written except the dulcimer has no Eb so when Sympkyn is playing the Tenor line he uses a C instead.

- Cantiga 119
As written.

- Cantiga 36
As written. REGULARS NOTE: there is a very slight melodic change in bars 15 and 19. 

- Washerwoman's Bransle
This starts on a G and has a Bb. Played 4 times.

Tuesday 27th March is a PRACTICE AT HOME session, same tunes as above plus Pinagay, Triory and Scottish.

Future group music sessions will take place on Tuesdays ONCE A FORTNIGHT. Email me for address or to check when next group session falls, same time (7.30pm - 9.30pm).
Newcomers are very welcome :)                                                          
Elyna Delynor

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