Come Live With Me – by William Sterndale Bennett

Bennett-William-Sterndale-05Here is a really sweet, lilting 3-part song for us to work on.  It was originally arranged for 4 parts (SATB) but Carol very cleverly and handily whittled it down to 3 (SAB).  She also included a note about Sir Willie on the top of the first page of music that is worth reading.

Have a look and listen through and we’ll begin work on it next session, which is 26 June.

(Hmmm….. stern by name, stern by nature by the looks of things.)

Come Live With Me – 3 Part Audio

Come Live With Me_3parts_p1
Come Live With Me_3part_p2
Come Live With Me_3part_p3
Come Live With Me_3part_p4

Come Live With Me – Soprano Audio

Come Live With Me_Sop

Come Live With Me – Alto Audio

Come Live With Me_Alto

Come Live With Me – Bass Audio

Come Live With Me_Bass

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Sakura, a Japanese treat in 3 parts

sakura blossomSakura is the flowering cherry tree, Japan’s most celebrated plant. The blossom is the national flower. This familiar (some might even say clichéd) melody is given a lovely 3 part treatment here that I think you’ll enjoy working on and singing.

Sakura 3 parts audio

Sakura - 3 Parts - P1

Sakura – 3 Parts – P1

Sakura  - 3Parts, P2

Sakura – 3Parts, P2

Sakura – Soprano audio

Sakura - Soprano part

Sakura – Soprano part

Sakura – Alto audio

Sakura - Alto part

Sakura – Alto part

Sakura – Baritone audio

Sakura - Baritone part

Sakura – Baritone part

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And one for Mike Howell…..Jock O’Hazeldean!

Sorry it’s taken so long, Mike but here it is at last, and I think quite a lovely arrangement, too!  Baritones get the melody at the opening and then pass it off to the sopranos.  And both Altos and Baritones will have fun with all the fab semi-quavers that bring it all to a close.  Enjoy!

*Note to Baritones: When you play your audio part be prepared to wait for the opening 3 bars rest before your part starts to play!

Jock_best

Jock O’Hazeldean – 3-Part audio


Jock_SAB_p1
Jock_SAB_P2
Jock_SAB_P3

Jock O’Hazeldean – Soprano audio

Jock OHazeldean_Soprano

Jock OHazeldean_Soprano

Jock O’Hazeldean – Alto audio

Jock OHazeldean_Alto

Jock OHazeldean_Alto

Jock O’Hazeldean – Baritone audio

Jock OHazeldean_Bass

Jock OHazeldean_Bass

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The ghost of Molly Malone wheels her barrow yet again….

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Welcome back, my friends to the show that never ends! Ladies and Gentlemen, LVW has new music!

 

Audio for all 3 parts


Molly Malone_SAB_P1
Molly Malone_SAB_P2

Audio for Soprano

Molly Malone_Soprano

Molly Malone_Soprano

Audio for Alto

Molly Malone_Alto

Molly Malone_Alto

Audio for Baritone

Molly Malone_Baritone

Molly Malone_Baritone

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Rhthym & Names Quiz answers

flower-match-gameSo, just in case you are still sitting on the edge of your sofas, grinding your teeth and swearing softly, here are the answers to the Rhythm & Names Match Game.

See you all soon, we hope!

Nigel Farage
Jeremy Paxman
George Friedrich Handel
Hillary Mantel
David Cameron
Mike Howell
Luciano Pavarotti  (first name is only 3 syllables, remember!)
Shami Chakrabarti
Tommy Lee Jones
Penelope Leach
Benjamin Zephaniah
Alexander McCall Smith
Cher (most people got this one)
Ruth O’Keefe
Sir John Tomlinson
Andrew Lloyd Webber


Rhythm & Names Match Game

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Non nobis Domine – A 3-part round apparently not by William Byrd

Not really William Byrd

Not really William Byrd

But here it is nevertheless because it’s very nice.

3-parts


Non nobis domine_3part

Soprano part


Non nobis domine_soprano

Alto part


Non nobis domine_alto

Baritone part


Non nobis domine_baritone

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Round-up for the last session this term

The Round-Up

The Round-Up

Hello All,

For our last session we’ll do a joyous bash through some of what we’ve learned this term as well as a few gems from past years.  I realize not everyone will know all of the music but as ever I am supplying the links here so that those of you who are so inclined will be able to put in a bit of revision.

Here’s what we’re planning:

Ave Verum

Nero’s Expedition

Rest, Sad Eyes

Drinking Catch No. 2

My Complaining

Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes

Non Nobis Domine

Over the Rainbow

Sweet Kate

Non nobis Domine is coming momentarily.  Hang on.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday night!

P&C

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My Complaining is But Faining….uh-huh.

So, here’s a sweet new madrigal by Robert Jones called My Complaining is but Faining.
Lutenist

3-Part Audio


My Complaining is But Faining

Soprano Audio


My Complaining_Soprano

Alto Audio


My Complaining_Alto

Baritone Audio


My Complaining_Baritone

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow

07112010030Here’s a lovely but challenging 3 part arrangement of Harold Arlen’s & Yip Harburg’s unforgettable song.  Lots of jazz harmonies here so hold onto your hats.  And your notes. Oh, and baritone–– please ignore that extra little note at the end of the 3-part sheet music. Slip of the finger.

Here’s your PDF link to the whole schmear for downloading and printing.

Here also are the audio parts for downloading if you are having problems playing the examples on the website.

3-Part Audio

Over the Rainbow, 3-Parts

Over the Rainbow, 3-Parts

Over the Rainbow, 3-Parts, p2

Over the Rainbow, 3-Parts, p2

Soprano audio part

Somewhere Over the Rainbow_Soprano

Somewhere Over the Rainbow_Soprano

Alto audio part

Over the Rainbow - Alto

Over the Rainbow – Alto

Baritone audio part

Over the Rainbow - Baritone

Over the Rainbow – Baritone

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Nero’s Expedition Up the Nile––by Moondog

Moondog

Moondog

Apologies in advance to those of you who are sick of rounds but I found this quite by accident and sort of fell in love with it.  It was written by the New York street musician Moondog.  I’ve been familiar with some of his music for many years but this was new to me.  He makes a very interesting read, by the way!  And I see now that a documentary about his life, “The Viking of 6th Avenue”, is in production for release sometime this year.  So, this is timely and topical!

There are two versions of this round, Nero’s Expedition: the simplified version, which I suggest you start with, and the one Moondog actually wrote which is considerably more difficult to sing due to all the diminished chord intervals he used.  But have a go at both! It will be interesting to see which version you prefer.  We’ll give this an outing at our next session.

Also, at the bottom of the page you’ll find Moondog’s original recording of the song.

Nero’s Expedition – simplified version audio

Nero's Expedition - simplified version

Nero’s Expedition – simplified version

Nero’s Expedition – original version audio

Nero's Expedition  - original version

Nero’s Expedition – original version

Also, here is Moondog’s original recording of the song!

Water Hyacinth clogging the Nile.

Water Hyacinth clogging the Nile.

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