- Some final thoughts and suggestions for the Known World Choir as many of you head off to War:
Final rehearsal and performance schedule:
Aug 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (Th, F, Sa, Su, Mon) at 3:00-5:00 PM in the Performing Arts Tent - regular rehearsal
Aug 7, 8 (T, W) 4:00-6:00 PM in the Performing Arts Tent - rehearsal
Aug 7 (W) 'teaser' performance (2-3 songs in 2-3 locations) during Midnight Madness - maybe 8:30pm or so
Aug 9 (Th) 1:00-3:00 PM in Performing Arts Tent - dress rehearsal and recording
Aug 9 (Th) 6:00 PM in Performing Arts Tent - CONCERT!! (call time at 5:30)
Please bring the following to every rehearsal:
- A pencil
- A bottle of water (although there may be water provided in the PA Tent)
- Your music, in a 1/2" or 1" black three-ring binder
FOR THE CONCERT:
- Please wear clean garb in good condition. It doesn't have to be fancy or any particular period, style or color, but it should be something reasonably nice, and not so warm it will make you faint in the heat!
- Please, no large hats or hoop skirts. It's going to be crowded on stage
- Please arrive at 5:30 pm so we can get everyone lined up in order and warm up
- Bring your black binder with the music in concert order (order tbd)
- Invite your family, your friends, your barons, your liege lords and ladies, your retainers, and your royalty to attend!
- Please don't use any scent or perfume as it can have drastic effects on folks with allergies
Once again Master Li Kung Lo of the East has graciously agreed to record audio from our dress rehearsal (where we can avoid audience noise, among other things) so that we can have good quality audio files for a CD after the concert. I'll let people know when those are available and what the cost will be.
When you get to your first rehearsal please sign in and say 'hi'. I'm terrible with names (for those of you I've already met) but cherish seeing old friends and making new ones.
Continue recruiting your singing friends for the choir, and recruit everyone to come to the concert Thursday night. It should be very interesting this year with multiple groups including the first KWC Childrens' Choir.
Most important - come to have fun! Isn't that the point?
See you all in a week or so,
- After quite a bit of flailing around on the Internet, er, I mean, professional-level research, I located a manuscript in digital form that includes "Todos Los Bienes". Here's a link to the page with that song: http://www.bncf.firenze.sbn.it/oldWeb/Bib_digitale/Manoscritti/M19_107b/00000097.htmI can't guarantee this is the earliest instance of the song being put down in manuscript, as this particular manuscript (I-Fn MS Magl. XIX.107bis no. 36 f. 57v45v) is undated. The song also appears in the Cancionero Musical de Palacio, whose various volumes date from 1470 to 1520. (I KNOW I've seen a facsimile, or at least a fairly faithful transcription, of the CMP in our local university music library...which is closed on Sundays during the summer. Hence my use of the Internet today.)And hey, I found a resource I didn't know existed! The Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music, http://www.diamm.ac.uk/ , is kind of a finding aid for images of medieval music available on the Internet. It's searchable by composer and gives the manuscript names, which you can then put in quotes in Google and find online (or go to the owning library's website and check their digital manuscript library, which is how I found this piece). It looks like sometimes the images are right in the database, but not always and not in this case.Happy travels, and see you soon!ElianeEliane Halevy, OL
Barony of Jararvellir, Kingdom of Northshield
Jennifer Friedman, 4630 Mineral Point Rd., Madison, WI 53705
(608) 238-7627, jennifer-friedman@..., www.gflower.org