M015 Three English Madrigals - Morley, T./Gibbons, O.


These are three of the most popular English madrigals, arranged faithfully to their original vocal scoring. Sing We and Chant It is a boisterous dance in 3 time with scope for emphasising its hemiolas. The Silver Swan is a slow, doleful song about a dying swan, with beautiful lines particularly on the highest voice. Now Is the Month of Maying tears along in a really energetic 2-feel and, like the other Morley piece here, contains lots of fa-la-la-ing (without the words)!

Grading: 4+

Duration: 2'20

Composer: Morley, T./Gibbons, O.

Arranger: Pugh, A.

Instrumentation: Flute Ensemble: 3 Fls, Afl, Bfl.

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