Three New Madrigals composed by Jay Althouse. Choir Secular. 3-Part Mixed Choir (SAB). Choral Octavo. Choral Designs. Madrigal; Secular. Choral Octavo. 16 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.20145).
This trio of fresh, new, madrigals from Jay Althouse is a valuable addition to the choral repertoire of 3-part and SSA choirs. And at $1.85, it's quite a value. The first is in a traditional madrigal style, with a "fa la la" section and features and echo chorus. The second is lush and lovely, homophonic in nature, with a thought-provoking text. The third is up-tempo and includes an optional hand drum: it could be used as a processional or at a madrigal dinner. Use any or all of the three for concerts, contests, and adjudications.
List/syllabus: TX UIL PML: Vocal, Choral
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The Alfred Choral Designs Series provides student and adult choirs with a variety of secular choral music that is useful, practical, educationally appropriate, and a pleasure to sing. To that end, the Choral Designs series features original works, folk song settings, spiritual arrangements, choral masterworks, and holiday selections suitable for use in concerts, festivals, and contests.