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Although we've been given the ambitious list of three songs to prepare, I only need to post one link for the Stormhold Singing for next month, as they are all found in the Lochac Virtual Songbook.

The songs are:
- Come Again (easy for current or former university choristers)
- Stella Splendens, which with only two parts I found easy enough to follow those who knew it when it was sung at Midwinter
- Deo Gracias!, known popularly as the Agincourt Carol - this is the one I'm going to have to bone up on as I've only heard it sung once but it seems to be a Lochac post-feast favourite.

Stella Splendens comes from the Red Book of Monserrat, one of the larger extant collections of medieval choral music. A collection of sheet music and Noteworthy files for all of the 10 surviving songs can be found here.

The Youtube version of Three Country Dances I was talking about is very good, although it does layer the parts differently: tenor, alto, soprano, bass, instead of the Lochac version: bass, tenor, soprano, alto, which is consistent with the original (see below).

Master Gregory Blount of Isenfir in Atlantia has a full scanned copy of Ravenscroft's Pammelia, the compilation that includes Three Country Dances or as it is titled there, "Sing after fellowes". That score seems to agree with Baroness Cecilia (and not me) that the E's at the end are natural and not flat, so we sang it right yesterday, apparently.

Master Gregory's website also contains a bunch of other interesting SCA music, dance, etc. that I will be looking through with interest.

Date: 2009-10-19 06:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beachy-woods.livejournal.com
You posting links to PDF copies of fabulous sheet music = awesome.

*dances happily*

Date: 2009-10-19 06:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] actrealdon.livejournal.com
Hence I didn't put this post behind a cut, so that my non-SCA LJ friends who are predominantly choristers can perhaps find something interesting too.

Date: 2009-10-19 08:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bar-barra.livejournal.com
Well done you!

Date: 2009-10-19 09:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrsbrown.livejournal.com
You don't seem to have a login for the Stormhold website - If you get one you could update the singing page...

You seem to be doing the link collecting required. :)

Date: 2009-10-19 12:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] actrealdon.livejournal.com
I didn't realise it was as easy as registering for one.

I have registered now, so all I need is approval.

Date: 2009-10-19 08:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mr-bassman.livejournal.com
so all I need is approval.


Hey, you're ok!

Date: 2009-10-21 02:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sjl.livejournal.com
I heartily approve of this product and/or service.

Date: 2009-10-20 12:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] doushkasmum.livejournal.com
Another source you might like to look at for songs is Southron gaard's page at http://sg.sca.org.nz/docs/music/index.htm they mostly seem to use Noteworthy.

Date: 2009-10-20 12:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] doushkasmum.livejournal.com
They have the 3 country dances

Date: 2009-10-20 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] actrealdon.livejournal.com
Thanks - I had had a look last month because it's linked from Ildhafn's page but I hadn't noticed they had NWC files for Three Country Dances.

I will add the link to the Stormhold page once I get access to the Stormhold website.

Date: 2009-11-08 06:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] charlesnaismith.livejournal.com
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enjoy

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