Our second journey into the world of Elizabethan miserablist John Dowland. This is Can she excuse my wrongs, in which he almost flirts with cheerfulness.
The rehearsal files are extra-short for this one, as it takes out all the repeats and squashes it down to just 24 bars. So don’t go looking for bars 9-16.
Here’s Lieto Godea. I realised at the last minute that the original is in C and the Green Book version is transposed down to Ab. I think the notes here are mostly what everyone else will have. It’s a good job we’re all singing on mute.
The backing tracks may be helpfuller in some sort of combination, so here are First Choir / Second Choir / Tutti for each voice.
Here’s a jolly wedding piece by Haydn – Die Harmonie in der Ehe:
It’s in the Big Green Book (for those who have it) and the score is here for those who don’t:
Here are your singalong parts:
Here’s a madrigal by John Wilbye. It’s quite long, but I like it.
And here are the sounds:
We’re going to look at Il Lamento d’Arianna, which is a set of four Italian madrigals. The music is in the Green Book (if you have it), or here. Print pages 5-29 only (or in smaller chunks if you want to print it week by week).
[HISTORICAL NOTE: Monteverdi wrote his second opera L’Arianna in 1607. All the music is lost apart from one extended aria, which Monteverdi published separately in this form]
Here’s the backing tracks for #1: