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3 edition of Consort Songs for Voice and Viols found in the catalog.

Consort Songs for Voice and Viols

Philip Brett

Consort Songs for Voice and Viols

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Published by E C Schirmer Music Co .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages190
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11602805M
ISBN 100852493614
ISBN 109780852493618
OCLC/WorldCa45588762

In the last nine bars of the Lament where instruments alone feature, I sense much has been in the opening statement of the gamba, with other strings following in the fugal motif. Thus the bass, tenor and treble were the central members of the family as far as music written specifically for viols is concerned. During his career, Church music publication fell out-of-fashion, in favor of hand-copyists, who seemed to be cheaper and more accurate. So the viol family, developed from a common ancestor of the guitar, the vihuela around the end of the fifteenth century in Spain, has a continuous history from then until the present day, in a similar way to the violin family, which was born around the same time. Italian music were integrated into the native British style.

Historians, makers, and players generally distinguish between renaissance and baroque viols. Apart from the shifting performance ideals, perhaps chief among those due to the gaining popularity of the verse anthem in the Church, Gibbons was firmly grounded in the tradition of his predecessors. Fantasia [O sacrum convivium] Is it a good teaching tool? The liner notes, naturally enough, are rather tough going for those new to this music, and they presume a certain level of knowledge of English history.

Not so. Early viols did not have sound postseither again reflecting their plucked vihuela siblings. Nor do they offer accessible fun for all like the madrigals of the following generation, something Byrd seemed to acknowledge when he arranged some of his consort songs for several madrigal-style voice parts. The low voice version of this reaches down exactly to the lowest note of the 7-string bass viol, and at the same time, it reaches up too the highest reasonable note on the treble viol. But these are integrated into textures that are semi-homophonic, and each section, delineated by lines of text, is set up in the English manner of coming to a strong cadence before introducing new material with the new text. Within two or three decades, this led to the evolution of an entirely new and dedicated bowed string instrument that retained many of the features of the original plucked vihuela: a flat back, sharp waist-cuts, frets, thin ribs initiallyand an identical tuning—hence its original name, vihuela de arco; arco is Spanish for "bow".


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Consort Songs for Voice and Viols book

Second, he has selected a wonderful assortment of music, ranging from the profound grief of Byrd 's Ye sacred muses, a lament on the death of Thomas Tallisto the lewd silliness of Purcell 's Man is for the woman made.

For example we can take the little consort song by Byrd Where the blind and wanton boy, with a text reconstructed by Philip Brett. Many are in published collections, but a good number survive only in manuscript. Byrd published many consort songs for voice and viols, and could be said to have invented the form.

Pio argues that this inconsistency is justifiable only assuming the invention, during the last part of the fifteenth century, of a larger instrument derived from the medieval violettato which were gradually added other strings to allow a greater extension to the low register that resulted from its increased size.

The fifth string, already present in some specimens of these violette as a drone bordonewas incorporated into the neck when they were expanded in size.

Some are on single discs devoted to his music alone like the one under review. The alto was a relatively rare smaller version of the tenor.

Feel free to recommend similar pieces if you liked this piece, or alternatives if you didn't. Instrumental colour is also treated to subtle contrast, with the baroque guitar adding rhythmic liveliness to something like the Divisions in A minor on track 9.

Who made thee, Hob, forsake the Plough is a dialogue between two shepherds, with the shepherds alternating lines. Was this to be the direction of English music just as the Civil War broke out?

The earliest viols had flat, glued-down bridges just like their plucked counterpart vihuelas. This is not to say, though, that he was without innovation. Like many others, the work of William Byrd served as a chief inspiration for the musical language of his student, Thomas Tomkins.

Third, the use of saxophones isn't nearly as inappropriate sounding in this repertoire as skeptics might fear. Solfaing Song 7. Spanish instruments from before the name viol or vihuela was coined, played with a bow. This feature is also key in seeing and understanding the connection between the plucked and bowed versions of early vihuelas.

Clare Wilkinson is the daughter of the distinguished composer and choral director, Stephen Wilkinson, and he has arranged two of his songs, originally accompanied by piano, for viols.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Once the end of their fretboards were elevated above the top of the instrument's face, the entire top could vibrate freely. Harmonia Mundi, By the midth century, however, "guitar-shaped" viols were fairly common, and a few of them survive.

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The overall presentation is enhanced by notes provided in the form of an interview with Kerry McCarthy, a guarantee of omniscience and elegance.

Gibbons is perhaps best known for his development of the verse anthem. Both full and verse anthems are represented.

An influence in the playing posture has been credited to the example of Moorish rabab players. Viols are fretted in a manner similar to early guitars or lutesby means of movable wrapped-around and tied-on gut frets. Christopher Simpson's life has left little in the way of written records, so we have few details other than that he was a quarter-master for the Earl of Newcastle, who was on the Royalist side during the English Civil War.

There is a dramatic aspect to the ritual that perhaps composers sought increasingly to highlight through a mental association with the masque.Essentially it denotes the use of a consort of viols together with a solo voice or voices, and it covers the addition of a chorus of similar to that of the songs in the Mulliner book (British Museum Add.

MS 30,). The idiom is entirely vocal, but 76 THE ENGLISH CONSORT SONG, Countertenor Lawrence Zazzo's collection of lute and consort songs by English Renaissance and Baroque composers is performed with a twist; instead of using period instruments for accompaniment, Zazzo uses a saxophone quartet.

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The purist, before running screaming in the other direction, should take a deep breath, listen to a few tracks, and consider the album's virtues.9/ Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Dowland: Consort Music - Rose Consort of Viols on AllMusic - Consort Songs: voice-4 viols — My little sweet darling • douteux; Consort Songs: voice-4 viols — Is Sidney dead • () Sheet music for My mistress had a little dog Byrd Children; Family/Group.

Book. 80 pages. Alfred Music # Published by Alfred Music (AP). Titan M's 2 Chord Companion: Two Chord Songs: Ukulele. Though Byrd's In nomine settings for consort were probably the first of his works to circulate widely, the dating of his consort music in general is problematical.

The famous 'Browning' variations are probably an early display of the composer's mastery of the form. The only complete Fantasia 4 is found in the Psalmes, Songs & Sonnets of Stream Songs and Fantasies from the 16th and 17th Centuries by English Consort of Viols and tens of millions of other songs on all your devices with Amazon Music sylvaindez.comive discount for .