Re: [KWChoir] Re: Home from War
- My 2 cents... I'm used to acapella choirs that do not use keyboards, or
recorders. At least somebody who is a section leader should sing a
passage in the voice range, relying on recorder or other instrument only
if there is a question of accidentals or key. Part of the Medieval and
Renaissance experience is to sing the music the way it was sung; and the
proof is in the short time it took to learn the parts. Keyboard seems
to be a help, but it doesn't sing or breathe. Yes, I would have liked
to have the music with more weeks ahead of time, so that those who are
not as steady could have some time to learn it. I was very grateful to
all those people who chose to do solos... my difficulty is the ability
to spit out words in an unfamiliar language, and we would never have
known that everybody had only been singing those parts for a few days.
I'm looking forward to next year.
> The only thing I can think of to help in future years (besides better
> pre-War practise on our parts) is to have a keyboard available to hear
> the parts and harmonies as we are learning them. I realize I'm
> biased, being brought up on piano lessons, but my limited ear doesn't
> hear notes as well on a woodwind. (Yes - recorders are undoubtedly
> more period, but having written music for all the singers and in
> binders no less - anachronistic horrors! *wink*)
- --- In KWChoir@yahoogroups.com, Gale Willingham <try2regale@...> wrote:
>(the original simple but scary martial song)"
> Alison Winter's idea: "the choir marching in singing l'Homme Arme
> I found the sheet music here:http://www.darklands.net/music/music.old.3.shtml
> Anyone know where lyrics to this are?Google and Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L'homme_arm%C3%A9
L'homme, l'homme, l'homme armé,
L'homme armé doibt on doubter, doibt on doubter.
On a fait partout crier,
Que chascun se viengne armer
D'un haubregon de fer.
The man, the man, the armed man,
The armed man
The armed man should be feared, should be feared.
Everywhere it has been proclaimed
That each man shall arm himself
With a coat of iron mail.
[And for the amusement of wardrivers in my neighborhood, "LhommeArme"
is my WiFi SSID.]