Re: Requesting your ideas for next year's Pennsic Choir
- Poll responses:
1 - 2. Multiple performances? Sure! - an 'official' performance
Thursday night, and up to three optional ones - perhaps a Food Court
'advertisement' (parts of 2-3 pieces), Midnight Madness (same, or
maybe 2-3 full pieces), and Closing Ceremonies (complete rerun,
depending on availability of any soloists) The full K W Choir wouldn't
be expected at any of the optional bits, but at least 2-3 from each
3. I'm open to any practise time - slightly prefer early to mid
afternoon. Would like to skew the practise slot time to favor
choristers in any voice parts particularly needed by the choir.
4. Theme - hmmm - given that many Pennsic attendees affect middle
eastern personas - or at least garb - for the War, perhaps an East
meets West theme - the Crusades! Don't have any particular pieces in
mind, but today checked out some websites on medieval crusade-era music:
Seems that the Crusades brought Arabic influences such as metered
music (as opposed to plainsong) and choral harmonies to Western Europe.
Might be a nice stretch for our musical muscles to do some eastern
Mediterranean harmonies, perhaps even something in Hebrew or Arabic,
in addition to our annual offering of sacred music in the Latin- and
I'm having fun with this, but am hardly wedded to it.
> So, how about a little poll?recommend? Midnight Madness and Closing Ceremononies were suggested.
> 1. How many of you would like to do more than one performance?
> 2. If you would like to do another performance, where/when would you
>preference for the following time slots:
> 3. On the topic of rehearsal times, please indicate your order of
>with questions or suggestions about next year's performance!
> 4. Any suggestions for a theme?
> Thanks for your input. Please feel free to contact me at any time
> Arianna of Wynthrope
> Director, Pennsic 38 Choir
- --- 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.]