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Clifford Bartlett
Madrigals and Partsongs

Song NameComposer
Dindirin, dindirinAnonymous
Il bianco e dolce cignoArcadelt
Of all the birds that I do knowBartlet
All creatures nowBennet
Nachtwache No. 1Johannes Brahms
The Evening PrimroseBenjamin Britten
Never weather-beaten sailCampion
So weich und warmCornelius
Trois chansons de Charles d'OrleansDebussy
To be sung of a summer night on the waterDelius
Come, heavy sleepDowland
Can she excuse my wrongsDowland
Weep You No More, Sad FountainsDowland
As torrents in summerEdward Elgar
My love dwelt in a Northern landEdward Elgar
There is sweet musicEdward Elgar
Fair Phyllis I saw sitting all aloneFarmer
My spirit sang all dayGerald Finzi
Since first I saw your faceFord
Lieto godeaG. Gabrieli
Amor vittoriosoGastoldi
Ah, dear heartOrlando Gibbons
The silver swanOrlando Gibbons
What is our life?Orlando Gibbons
Tanzen und springenHassler
Ach, Weh des LeidenHassler
Die Harmonie in der EheHaydn
Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassenIsaac
Farewell, dear loveJones
Mille regretsJosquin Desprez
Chi chi li chiOrlando Lassus
La nuit froide et sombreOrlando Lassus
Bonjour mon coeurOrlando Lassus
Matona, mia caraOrlando Lassus
Revoici venir du printempsLe Jeune
Crudel perche mi fuggiMarenzio
Scaldava il solMarenzio
O Mirtillo, Mirtillo, anima miaClaudio Monteverdi
Ohime se tanto amateClaudio Monteverdi
Lamento d'AriannaClaudio Monteverdi
My bonny lass she smilethThomas Morley
Now Is The Month Of MayingThomas Morley
Music, when soft voices dieParry
Il est bel et bonPassereau
Lay a garlandPearsall
Rest, sweet nymphsPilkington
Ancor che col partireRore
Douce memoireSandrin
Der TanzSchubert
Ach Elslein, liebes ElseleinSenfl
Au joli boisde Sermisy
The blue birdStanford
The long day closesSullivan
Three Shakespeare SonsVaughan Williams
Sweet Suffolk owlVautor
Thule, the period of cosmography (the first part)Thomas Weelkes
The Andalusian merchant (the second part)Thomas Weelkes
Draw on, sweet nightWilbye
Weep, weep, mine eyesWilbye

This collection gathers together nearly sixty of the finest examples of the secular choral repertoire into one volume. Due space is given to the magnificent sixteenth century madrigals of England and Italy, with favorite works by Gibbons and Morley placed alongside less familiar selections by Lassus, Marenzio, and Weelkes. German and French pieces are also represented, for example, with Passereau's ever-popular Il est bel est bon. Works by Haydn and Schubert lead to the nineteenth century repertoire, which includes Brahms's lovely Nachtwache, from Five Songs, Op. 104, and Pearsall's exquisite Lay a Garland. The survey is completed by Debussy's Trois Chansons de Charles D'Orleans and examples of the glorious outpouring of English Romantic partsongs, with works by Elgar, Parry, Stanford, Britten, Finzi, and Vaughan Williams. Ranging from the late fifteenth to the twentieth century, and spanning all major European countries, this is a masterly survey suitable for all choirs. Clifford Bartlett has prepared completely new editions of all pre-twentieth century pieces, going back to the earliest and most reliable manuscript or printed sources. English translations are provided to aid understanding, with playable keyboard reductions in every case.

Item code: 9097B | Songbook | $24.45 add item to cart
Choral | Primarily a cappella | Mixed 5-8 Parts | 378 Pages | Softcover | 8 x 11

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