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Choir Secular (SATB choir)
Composed by Thomas Morley (1557-1602). Arranged by Kirby Shaw. Masterworks; Performance Music Ensemble; Single Titles. Alfred Choral Designs. Madrigal; Masterwork Arrangement; Renaissance; Secular. Choral Octavo. 12 pages. Alfred Music #00-46370. Published by Alfred Music (AP.46370).

Item Number: AP.46370


An intriguing mix of old and new, Kirby's treatment of the Thomas Morley madrigal retains the original vocal parts in dancing counterpoint, while adding a fresh rhythmic refrain at the beginning and end. With just a shaker accompaniment, this spritely a cappella arrangement builds ensemble skills such as intonation, flexibility, balance, and blend.

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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.

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