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Renaissance (around 1400 - 1600)

This period of European cultural history starts in the hothouse of the Italian city-states but will soon spread all over Western Europe. The period will end with the upheaval of the Reformation and Counter-
Reformation. It is a period where polyphony becomes more and more finely tuned. It is also a period where secular music begins to rise in importance, where music for dances, celebrations and home entertainment is just as important as the music of the cathedral and parish churches.

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Anonymous

Ik zeg Adieu

SATB / TBGC

MP3 Playback: SATB

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MP3 Playback: TBGC

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Mon Ami

ATBG (S)

MP3 Playback: Slow

00:00 / 03:16

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Transcribed for Soprano

John Bennet

 

Come, Shepherds, Follow Me

ATBG (S)

MP3 Playback: Slow

00:00 / 03:02

MP3 Playback

00:00 / 01:51

Transcribed for Soprano

Weep, O Mine Eyes

ATBG (S)

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00:00 / 02:01

Transcribed for Soprano

 

Antoine Brumel

O Domine Iesu Christe

ATTB (S)

MP3 Playback: Slow

00:00 / 03:01

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00:00 / 02:25

Transcribed for Soprano

William Byrd

 

O you that hear this voice

SATBG

MP3 Playback: Slow

00:00 / 02:04

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Hernando de Cabezón

 

Susana un jour

ATBBG

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00:00 / 06:05

MP3 Playback: Medium

00:00 / 04:25

MP3 Playback: Expert

00:00 / 03:34

A performance using recorders!

Maddalena Casulana

 

Morir non può il mio cuore

SATB / TBGC

MP3 Playback: SATB

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MP3 Playback: TBGC

00:00 / 01:56
 

Giovanni Cavaccio

Pavana and Saltarello

AATB (S)

MP3 Playback: Slow

00:00 / 05:40

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MP3 instrument: bass viol. Video only contains the Saltarello.
Transcribed for Soprano

 

John Dowland

Clear or Cloudie

ATBGC

MP3 Playback: Slow

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Earl of Essex Galliard

SATB / TBGC

MP3 Playback: Slow

00:00 / 02:54

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There is a 4 and an 8 foot version of the score.
The MP3 is a combo of all 8 parts.

Guillaume Dufay

 

Le serviteur hault guerdonné

SAA

MP3 Playback: Slow

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TBB version is on the tile below. In the MP3s, the tenor part is played by a double reed to distinguish the voices.

Le serviteur hault guerdonné

TBB

MP3 Playback: Slow

00:00 / 01:59

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SAA version is on the tile above. In the MP3s, the tenor part is played by a double reed to distinguish the voices.

Vergine bella

ATT

MP3 Playback: Slow

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MP3 Playback: Medium

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00:00 / 02:45

A performance using recorders!

Michael East

 

O Do Not Run Away

SSA / TTB

No Youtube video available for this piece.

MP3 Playback: High

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MP3 Playback: Low

00:00 / 02:34
 

Alfonso Ferrabosco the younger

Pavan à 5

AATBG (S)

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MP3 instruments: flute, oboe, bassoon, viol.
Transcribed for Soprano

 

Johannes Gallus

Le bergier et la bergière

SATBG

MP3 Playback: Slow

00:00 / 01:48

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Orlando Gibbons

 

Ah, Dear Heart

ATBGC (S)

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Transcribed for Soprano

 

Anthony Holborne

Decrevi

ATBGC (S)

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With percussion.
Transcribed for Soprano

Muy Linda

ATBGC (S)

MP3 Playback: Slow

00:00 / 02:00

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With percussion.
Transcribed for Soprano

The Teares of the Muses

ATBGC (S)

MP3 Playback: Slow

00:00 / 01:33

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Transcribed for Soprano

 

Heinrich Isaac

Benedictus

ATTB (S)

MP3 Playback

00:00 / 02:29

The video does not exactly match the score included in the download files.
Transcribed for Soprano

Clément Janequin

 

Ce sont galants

SATB / TBGC

Ce sont galantsClément Janequin
00:00 / 00:50

MP3 Playback: High

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MP3 Playback: Low

00:00 / 02:05

Jean Japart

 

T'meiskin was jonck

ATBG

MP3 Playback: Slow

00:00 / 02:57

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The MP3 files play through the piece twice.

 

Josquin des Prez

Gloria from Missa de beata virgine

ATBG

MP3 Playback (no drums)

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MP3 Playback: Slow (drums)

00:00 / 09:38

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La bernardina

ATB

MP3 Playback: Slow

00:00 / 02:08

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Orlando di Lasso

Im Mayen

ATBGC (S)

MP3 Playback: Slow

00:00 / 02:53

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Transcribed for Soprano

La Nuict Froide et Sombre

ATBG (S)

MP3 Playback

00:00 / 02:26


Transcribed for Soprano

 

Claudio Merulo

Canzon à 4, L’Olica

ATBG (S)

MP3 Playback: Slow

00:00 / 03:35

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Transcribed for Soprano