Contrapunto Bestiale alla Mente

Date: 
16th C
Discussion: 

Aka "The Animal Noise Song", by Adriano Banchieri. The first and last sections are "falala"s, and in the middle each line imitates a different animal.

Sound: 

There are numerous recordings online. Some performances are faithful to the music as written, some ham it up a great deal.

Computer-generated sound files to help learn parts:

The bass line, but an octave higher than normal, and an octave lower than normal.

The same, but at half speed:

See note below about S1 and S2 swapping parts on the final line.

Composer: 
Banchieri
Sheet Music: 

We're using the sheet-music in the Big Lochac Snogbook (page 22).

Parts: 
SSATB
Music Categories: 
Italian
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