Sorry I hadn’t gotten this one up before now. We must have done it back in the day before the website. But better late than never.
Apologies, too, that this has no individual score parts. You’ll have to struggle along with all three together. But I did give you individual audio parts to listen to while you’re reading.
The audio goes straight through without repeats.
I Saw Three Ships (3 parts)
I Saw Three Ships (Soprano)
I Saw Three Ships (Alto)
I Saw Three Ships (Baritone)
Here’s the Rhythmaname Match Game sheet to test your rhythm reading, for those of you who missed our last session. Mostly for fun but good training, too. We’ll go over it next session. You can download the PDF here if you want to print it out.
Which brings me to alerting you to our session this Thursday, 29 October at 7:30pm. We hope to see you all there.
Paul & Carol
…..courtesy of Mike Howell, a man of many stories and many talents.
1st October, 2015 session
Carol plays, Paul conducts, LVW sings!
1st October, 2015 session, all 23 of us!
Here’s one of the all time greats of English folk music.
The lyrics are first found in publications as far back as 1787. A broadside in the Bodleian Library, Oxford dates from about 1803. Early editions are often referred to as “The Lamenting Maid” or “The Lovesick Maid”.
It was only with William Chappell’s publication in his National English Airs of c.1855-1859 that the well-known melody was first printed. The melody may be derived from an earlier song “The Forsaken Lover”. Chappell wrote in his later Popular Music of the Olden Time:
“If I were required to name three of the most popular songs among the servant-maids of the present generation, I should say, from my own experience, that they are Cupid’s Garden, I sow’d the seeds of love, and Early one morning. I have heard Early one morning sung by servants who came from Leeds, from Hereford and from Devonshire, and by others from parts nearer to London. The tune… was, I believe first printed in my collection…. from one of the penny song-books collected by Ritson, and it is curious that scarely any two copies agree beyond the second line, although the subject is always the same – a damsel’s complaint for the loss of her lover.”
Since there are bars of rests in this piece I’ve put in a click track to help you count bars, but just in the rests, not the whole song. There are 4 clicks before your initial entrance and I have left out the first bars rest at the beginning if you have them.
Early One Morning 3 part audio
We often have requests for members to pay only for each session attended. However, we are starting to feel that we need a more formal policy, as most courses or groups have a termly subscription fee. So:
Course fee is £70 per term. Some terms will include 8 sessions for that price, some terms 7 sessions. For those who are unable to come as often as that, we will offer a part-time subscription of £50, for attendance at up to 5 sessions. We would like to encourage people to keep on showing up, even though they may have to miss several meetings.
For those with financial hardship who would still like to attend, please contact us directly, and we will sort something out.
I saw these rules today on Facebook and had to send them to you all. I expect to see them all in evidence on Thursday night. 😉
For those interested, this is Saturday 11 July at St Anne’s Church on Western Road in Lewes. Peter Farrant will run a workshop for singers, beginning at 2.00pm, followed by a performance of Faure’s Requiem at 7.45pm.
(Friends’ Fabric Fund to benefit.)
For bookings and/or further information call 01273 475201.
A message from Conductor/Singer Ruth Kerr:
Madrigal Mayhem and A Capella Camaraderie!
I invite you to take part in a morning workshop devoted to the discovery and enjoyment of unaccompanied choral part-singing – women only
! Some singing experience would be useful, but we will take our time learning the notes. I intend to look at music ranging from 16th century madrigals, via romantic part-songs, through to close-harmony barbershop-style repertoire – something for everyone! All the music will be unaccompanied (a cappella) so you will be singing in 3- and 4-part harmony… possibly more!
Here are the details:
10.30am – 1pm, Sunday June 21st
St John-Sub-Castro Church Hall, Talbot Terrace, Lewes
£15 including coffee and biscuits
Hope you can make it!
All warmest wishes,