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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

ISBN 600313416828. 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 Antonovich Cui
  • Radiant stars above the mountains glowing (Nocturne)  Composed by Cesar Antonovich Cui
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Boise Ed
    Boise, ID
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  • 2012-01-05 00:00:00.0 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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  • 2009-02-20 00:00:00.0 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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  • 2008-02-27 00:00:00.0 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
  • 2002-11-20 00:00:00.0 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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