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The A Cappella Singer

Mixed choir (A Cappella)
Edited by Henry Clough-Leighter. Choral Collection. Choral, Sacred, ecular and Renaissance. Collection. With introductory text and piano rehearsal part. 171 pages. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.1682).

Item Number: EC.1682

9x12 inches.

A Collection Motets, Madrigals, Chansons, Carols, Ayres, Ballets, etc.

  • Sing we and chant it  Composed by Thomas Morley
  • April is in my Mistress' face  Composed by Thomas Morley
  • Now is the month of Maying  Composed by Thomas Morley
  • My Bonny Lass  Composed by Thomas Morley
  • Shoot, false love, I care not  Composed by Thomas Morley
  • Dainty, fine, sweet nymph  Composed by Thomas Morley
  • Flora gave me fairest flowers  Composed by John Wilbye
  • Adieu, sweet Amarillis  Composed by John Wilbye
  • Grace my lovely one, fair beauties  Composed by Thomas Weelkes
  • Lady, your eye my love enforced  Composed by Thomas Weelkes
  • I thought that Love had been a boy  Composed by Byrd
  • Let go, why do you stay me  Composed by Bennett
  • The Silver Swan  Composed by Orlando Gibbons
  • Rest, sweet nymphs  Composed by Francis Pilkington
  • In these delightful, pleasant groves  Composed by Henry Purcell
  • Matona, lovely maiden  Composed by Orlande De Lassus
  • I know a young maiden wondrous fair  Composed by Orlande De Lassus
  • Good-day, dear heart  Composed by Orlande De Lassus
  • Ah, could my eyes behold thee  Composed by Orlande De Lassus
  • O eyes of my beloved  Composed by Orlande De Lassus
  • My heart doth beg you'll not forget  Composed by Orlande De Lassus
  • Gay little Nymph  Composed by Regnard
  • One smiling summer morning  Composed by Verdelot
  • To woodland glades I must fare  Composed by Tessier
  • Coletta  Composed by Gevaert
  • Spring returns  Composed by Luca Marenzio
  • So well I know who's happy  Composed by Orazio Vecchi
  • You defy me, beloved foe  Composed by Giovanelli
  • Cloud Messengers  Composed by Cesar Antonowich Cui
  • Radiant stars above the mountains glowing (Nocturne)  Composed by Cesar Antonowich Cui
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Boise Ed
    Boise, ID
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  • January 05, 2012 the bible of madrigals

    I first bought a copy of this 1935 book in the 1960s, and after 40 years I (like a previous commenter) lent it to someone who never returned it. I was pleased that SMP was selling it for a quite reasonable price. IMHO, this is the bible of madrigal books...

    , although some of the translations are, er, bowdlerized.

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  • 5

    Cameron Keys
    Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
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  • February 20, 2009 A staple for your choir.

    I conduct a community based madrigal group, and this collection of songs is the staple of our group. Since there is invariably new members coming & going, this collection provides a core group of songs to keep the group going forward as well as having enough songs to do a ready...

    performance with a little brush up. This is the best.

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  • 5

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  • February 27, 2008 The classic book of madrigals

    I sang from this book when I was in our community choir over 30 years ago, but having lent it to someone who never returned it, was looking for it. If you like classic madrigals -- old English, French, and Italian -- this is a great book. There are some more recent...


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  • 5

    Richard Haynes, High School Vocal
    New York
  • November 20, 2002 Best Teaching Tool for Sight Reading!!!

    Madrigals and Motets, what better way to get your students reading music than to use the first form of popular music? This book has a wide range of difficulties and is sure to become a mainstay in your repertoire!!

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