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Tuesday Tunes Music session - 19th February 2019

Submitted by Elyna Delynor on February 20, 2019 - 9:15am

Tuesday Tunes Music session - 19th February 2019


Katherine of Glastonbury, harp
Elyna Delynor, alto rebec and harp
Debbie of Ildhafn, various recorders
Emily of Ildhafn, various recorders
Sympkyn of the Moor, hammered dulcimer

Tunes played:

- Laudemus Virginem
A cute little canon from the Red Book. Learned by ear. Makes a nice warm up. Audio will be posted shortly. 

- Splendens Ceptigera
Also a canon from the Red Book, slightly longer but still easily learned by ear. 

 - To Drive the Cold Winter Away
New tune, first time for some of us. Deemed to be a pretty tune. Sheet music HERE. Players can choose to play single bass notes following the chord structure as an easy alternative to any of the written lines.

- Lorrayne Alman
Sheet music HERE. Joseph Cassaza version.

- Earl of Essex Measure 
Sheet music HERE. Joseph Cassaza version also.

- Il Canario
Another good one to learn by ear. Sheet music is also available. Audio can be made available. The dance is an improvisation structure and can go on for well over 10 minutes, so once you've learned the basic tune it's a good one for musicians to improvise with also.

- Stella Splendens
Version used is on page 66 of the SNOGBOOK. Note that 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. We customarily play a chorus to finish, after the last verse.

- Cantiga 278 - still new!
Sheet music HERE. Just learn straight melody for now. Harps have a basic degree of chord structure worked out.

 - Cantiga 353 - new to some!
Arrangement available HERE. If in doubt, learn the melody.   

***NOTE: Anybody who is not able to make the group sessions but wants to be involved in these musical endeavours PLEASE email me - we can talk about how we can fit things together remotely!

ALSO NOTE: We practice weekly at 7.30pm on Tuesday, and take the school holidays off.
Email me on for address.
Newcomers and casual drop-ins are very welcome :)                                                          
Elyna Delynor

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