Three sonatas by VeraciniSubmitted by Laura on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 18:27
I'm really very close to having all the music from laymusic.org moved
In the Spring of 2003, I was working on some sonatas by
Veracini for my recorder lessons. The only copy I had was a bad
xerox, so I transcribed them.
I don't have time this week to update the lilypond and put them
up as individual pieces, so I just put the book into the database
without the pieces.
So if you want to play Veracini sonatas for flute or violin,
Holborne PavaneSubmitted by Laura on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 18:27
We're not really on an all Holborne all the time kick, but we
are enjoying them. So here's the
one for this week. Now that MuseScore is translating
source from the Icking
Music Archive, it's pretty much the fastest thing for me to
Hurray! The transfer of content is completeSubmitted by Laura on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 18:27
I think as of a few minutes ago, the content of laymusic.org as it relates to music
publishing is now all on this site.
If you discovered this site in its current form, and didn't ever
look at the old site, the new stuff you might want to see
Come, drink to meSubmitted by Laura on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 18:27
This is a Ravenscroft
drinking round that we'd never sung before, although I've had it
in the notebook in someone else's transcription for a while.
One reason it isn't more popular is that it's pretty hard.
Also, as written, it has a range of more than two octaves. The
other transcription made that less obvious by switching clefs in
Arise, awake, you silly shepherds sleepingSubmitted by Laura on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 18:27
This new piece is another one from the Triumphs
of Oriana. Thomas
Morley was the editor of that collection, and both of his
contributions to it are somewhat atypical.
They all have an ending chorus that says:
Then sang the shepherds and Nimphs of Diana,
Long live faire Oriana.
This appeared slightly edited in American Recorder magazine in
the November, 2001 issue.
Like many recorder players, I enjoy playing madrigals and other kinds
of Renaissance Polyphony, because all the parts are interesting, and
also because, instead of being concert music written for virtuosos to
play for an audience, it really is written for the kind of setting
most recorder groups play in -- a group of friends in a home playing
for and with each other.
Dowland's Second Book of Lute songs and Ayres
Table of Contents
computer-generated page has the table of contents.
Some other transcriptions
There are some transcriptions in other formats on this site:
Morley's Canzonets for Two Voyces
These are some of the most popular duets from the Renaissance era. If
you like to sing or play with other people, these are a good place to
start exploring the world of Renaissance Polyphony. Morley was famous
not only as a composer and performer, but also as a music teacher. He
wrote the Music for Dummies of his day. (A Plaine and Easie
Introduction to Musicke)
Editorial Notes to the Morley Canzonets to Two Voices
Similar notes apply to most of the Renaissance pieces on this site.
No barlines have been added.
Original spelling, punctuation, and capitalization have been retained,
as far as practical. When the original spelling, in the judgement of
the editor, would present a barrier to an educated singer for
understanding the words (such as the interchangeable use of J and I,
or V and W) this has been modernized. Also titles and first lines
have been regularized.