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April Is In My Mistress' Face

Music by Thomas Morley

April is in my mistress' face written by Thomas Morley is one of the best-known and shortest of English madrigals; it was published in 1594, and appears to be based on an Italian text by Livio Celiano, set by Orazio Vecchi in 1587.

    Release Date: 1594


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Clough-Leighter : The A Cappella Singer : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : 1682

Clough-Leighter : The A Cappella Singer

"The A Cappella Singer" books, of which this is the second, are designed to bring much of this music in most engaging variety and excellence into schools, colleges, universities, clubs, communities and homes. While the other books in this series are designed for either the male or female voice, this book is designed for a mix of both, containing Madrigals and Ayres with all their grace, wit and lyrical charm; the ineffably lovely and truly religious music of Bach, Brahms and other composers nearer our own times; and fine arrangements of folk songs: this is an endlessly rich field containing most of the best choral music in the world.

Songlist: Sing we and chant it , April is in my Mistress' face , Now in the month of Maying, My Bonny Lass , Shoot, false love, I care not , Dainty, fine, sweet nymph, Flora gave me fairest flowers , Adieu, sweet Amarillis , Grace my lovely ones, fair beauties , I thought that Love had been a boy , Let go, why do you stay me , The Silver Swan , Rest, sweet nymphs , In the delightful, pleasant groves, Matona, lovely maide, I know a young maiden wondrous fair , O eyes of my beloved, My heart doth beg you'll not forge, Gay little Nymph , One smiling summer morning , To woodland glades I must fare, Coletta , Spring returns, So well I know who's happy, You defy me, my beloved foe , Cloud Messengers (Cui), Radiant stars, above the mountains glowing (Nocturne) (Cui)

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 6613b | Songbook | $11.95 | A Cappella


John Leavitt : The Renaissance Singer : SATB : 01 Songbook : 884088138592 : 1423425332 : 08596774

John Leavitt : The Renaissance Singer

This colleciton of pieces represent the high art and refinement of the choral song from several countries during the age of the Renaissance. The vocal chamber music in this collection was designed for entertainment in a palace chamber or the home. All of the represented forms in this collection used both the familiar style of the homophony as well as polyphony. the pieces can be performed with multiple voices to each part or s little as one voice for each part. For the German and French songs, the original text is provided as well as an English paraphrase.

Songlist: What if I Never Speed, April Is in My Mistress' Face, Musica, die ganz lieblich Kunst (Music, Most Wondrous Lovely Art), Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen (Innsbruck, I Now Must Leave You), Je le vous dirai! (Do not dare I say it!),, Bonjour, mon coeur (Good Day, Sweetheart)

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Voicing: SATB | 1552b | Songbook | $5.95 | A Cappella


Philip Ledger (editor) : Oxford Book of English Madrigals : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : 9780193436640

Philip Ledger (editor) : Oxford Book of English Madrigals

The madrigal composed in England during the late sixteenth century and early seventeenth centuries include some of the finest music of the period and are possibly superior in truth and expressiveness even to the madrigals composed in Italy, where the form was invented and flourished over a long period. Faced with many hundreds of possible candidates for inclusion in the edition, the editor worked on the principal that the major composers would each be represented by several madrigals, and the lesser figures by one or more. But no madrigal would be included if it fell below the high standard set by the collection as a whole. Over 60 madrigals are included.

Songlist: Those Sweet Delightful Lilies, All Creatures Now, Weep O Mine Eyes, Lullaby My Sweet Little Baby, This Sweet and Merry Month of May, Though Amaryllis Dance, Come Gentle Swains, Poor is the Life, Quick Quick Away Dispatch!, No Haste But Good!, Fair Nymphs I Heard One Telling, Fair Phyllis I Saw, Consture my Meaning, Ah Dear Heart, Dainty Fine Bird, O that the Learned Poets, The Silver Swan, Trust Not to Much Fair Youth, What is our Life?, Come Away Sweet Love, See What a Maze of Terror, April is in my Mistress' Face, Fyer Fyer!, Hard by a Crystal Fountain, I Love Alas this Tormenting, My Bonnie Lass She Smileth, Now Is The Month Of Maying, Sing We and Chant it, Through Philomela Lost Her Love, Whither Away so Fast?, and more

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 9094b | Songbook | $25.95 | Primarily a cappella


Russell Robinson : English Madrigals : 3 Parts : Sheet Music : Russell L. Robinson

Russell Robinson : English Madrigals

A sumptuous edition of an the cappella standard "April Is In My Mistress' Face" from the madrigal repertoire by Thomas Morley. Available for 3-part mixed voices, Russell Robinson's new adaptation features flowing contrapuntal lines, appropriate vocal ranges, and tasteful editor's marks for a truly authentic performance. Enjoyable to sing, valuable to teach, and splendid to hear. "Fair Phyllis" is another well-edited arrangement by Russell Robinson from the madrigal repertoire. Sung a cappella, or with the piano, the men's part spans only six notes in an easy range for changing voices. Charming secular text, light polyphonic texture, changing meters, and contrasting dynamics. Fair Phyllis is perfect as a first madrigal or as a Renaissance feature on any program. "Sing We And Chant It" - Introduce your 3-part choir to madrigal singing with this wonderful new edition of the Thomas Morley classic designed especially for young singers by Russell Robinson. Reduced to three voice parts, this edition still sounds full and captures all the spirit and joy of madrigal singing. Suitable for large choirs as well as small groups. Add this work to your choral library and use it year after year. An excellent teaching piece...but perform it at concert and festival time, too.

Songlist: Now Is The Month Of Maying, How Merrily We live, Fair Phyllis, Sing We And Chant It, April Is In My Mistress' Face, Fair Phyllis, Now Is The Month Of Maying, Sing We And Chant It, How Merrily We live

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Voicing: 3 Parts | 7024b | Sheet Music | $8.95 | A Cappella


Russell Robinson : All Ye Who Music Love : 3 Parts : 01 Songbook : Russell L. Robinson : 00-28883

Russell Robinson : All Ye Who Music Love

Six accessible a cappella arrangements especially for 3-Part Mixed choirs.

Songlist: All Ye Who Music Love , April Is In My Mistress' Face, How Merrily We Live, In These Delightful Pleasant Groves , My Bonnie Lass, Sing We and Chant It.

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Voicing: 3 Parts | 7226b | Songbook | $7.95 | A Cappella


Bemidji Choir and Chamber Singers : Love Like Spring : 00  1 CD : P. Bradley Logan

Bemidji Choir and Chamber Singers : Love Like Spring

Founded in 1937 by Carl O. Thompson, the 41-strong, mixed-voice Choir, comprised of undergraduate students at Bemidji (MN) State University, has earned an international reputation for excellence. Touring internationally every three years, representing the US in international choral festivals like "The Europa Cantat," the Choir regularly appears at local and national ACDA conventions. Included on "Love like Spring" are 16 cuts by the whole Choir, and 5 by the Choir's elite Chamber Singers. Particularly nice are Palestrina's "Alma Redemptoris Mater," Robert Kreutz' powerful, surprising "Spring Grass," "Silent, O Moyle," and four "Songs of Innocence" by Earl George, "Piping Down the Valleys Wild," "The Shepherd," "Infant Joy" and "Laughing Song." By the Chamber Singers, we really liked Thomas Morley's "Shoot False Love, I Care Not" and "April Is In My Mistress' Face," and the harmonious "Of the Father's Love Begotten." "Love like Spring" is a joy from start to finish!

Songlist: Alma Redemptoris Mater , Gloria in Excelsis Deo, O Magnum Mysterium, Spring Grass, Thoughts on Love: , Love and Time, Love and Age, Lux Aurumque, Och jungfrun hon gar I ringen , Panis Angelicus , Silent, O Moyle , Songs of Innocence:, Piping Down the Valleys Wild, The Shepherd, Infant Joy, Laughing Song, Shall I Compare Thee, Tonight Eternity Alone, If Music Be the Food of Love, Chamber Singers:, Shoot False Love, I Care Not (, April Is In My Mistress' Face, Io mi son giovinetta , Of the Father's Love Begotten, She Walks In Beauty

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7148c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Primarily a cappella


Cambridge Singers : Old English Madrigals & Folk Songs : 00  1 CD : John Rutter : 012805050029

Cambridge Singers : Old English Madrigals & Folk Songs

Fa la la, a cornucopia of your favorite Madrigals! John Rutter and the Cambridge Singers sing English madrigals and folk songs. As entertainment for public occasions and a relief from boredom, the English madrigal comes in a wide variety of styles from dramatic to silly. This recording includes lighter pieces such as "Now is the Month of Maying" and "My Bonnie Lass She Smileth" by Thomas Morley, the somber "Silver Swan" by Orlando Gibbons and the comical "Fair Phyllis" by John Farmer. In addition, the program includes folk song arrangements by Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughn Williams. A classic recording.

Songlist: Come Away, Sweet Love , Weep, O Mine Eyes , Fair Phyllis I Saw , Now Is The Month Of Maying, Fairwell, Dear Love , April Is In My Mistress' Face , Draw On, Sweet Night , Sing We At Pleasure , My Bonny Lass She Smileth , The Silver Swan , Mother, I Will Have A Husband , Dainty Fine Bird , As Vesta Was from Latmos Hill Descending , I Love My Love , My Sweetheart's Like Venus , Bushes and Briars, The Turtle Dove , The Three Ravens, Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron, O Waly, Waly, Greensleeves

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6803c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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April Is In My Mistress' Face : SAB : Russell Robinson : Thomas Morley :  1 CD : 00-18591 : 038081151229

Russell Robinson : April Is In My Mistress' Face

A sumptuous edition of an a cappella standard from the madrigal repertoire by Thomas Morley. Available for 3-part mixed voices, Russell Robinson's new adaptation features flowing contrapuntal lines, appropriate vocal ranges, and tasteful editor's marks for a truly authentic performance. Enjoyable to sing, valuable to teach, and splendid to hear.

Arranger: Russell Robinson | Composer: Thomas Morley

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.75 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-18591


April Is in My Mistress' Face : TBB : Russell Robinson : Thomas Morley : Sheet Music : 00-23401 : 038081223148

Russell Robinson : April Is in My Mistress' Face

Feature your men with this sumptuous edition of an a cappella standard from the madrigal repertoire by Thomas Morley. Formerly available for 3-part mixed voices, Russell Robinson's new TBB adaptation features flowing contrapuntal lines, appropriate vocal ranges, and tasteful editor's marks for a truly authentic performance. Enjoyable to sing, valuable to teach, and splendid to hear.

Arranger: Russell Robinson | Composer: Thomas Morley

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Voicing: TBB | Sheet Music | $1.65 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-23401


April Is in My Mistress' Face : SATB : John Leavitt : Thomas Morley : Sheet Music : 08596735 : 073999967357

John Leavitt : April Is in My Mistress' Face

Here is the famous madrigal by Thomas Morley in a new performing edition. Ideal for chamber, madrigal and concert choirs, this gentle work offers superb opportunities for developing style, intonation and blend.Available separately: SATB a cappella. Performance Time: Approx. 1:30.

Arranger: John Leavitt | Composer: Thomas Morley

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08596735

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