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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

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Mon Ami

ATBG (S)

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Transcribed for Soprano

John Bennet

 

Come, Shepherds, Follow Me

ATBG (S)

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Transcribed for Soprano

Weep, O Mine Eyes

ATBG (S)

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Antoine Brumel

O Domine Iesu Christe

ATTB

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Giovanni Cavaccio

Pavana and Saltarello

AATB (S)

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

 

John Dowland

Clear or Cloudie

ATBGC

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Earl of Essex Galliard

SATB / TBGC

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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.

Michael East

 

O Do Not Run Away

SSA / TTB

No Youtube video available for this piece.

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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

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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)

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With percussion.
Transcribed for Soprano

The Teares of the Muses

ATBGC (S)

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Transcribed for Soprano

 

Heinrich Isaac

Benedictus

ATTB (S)

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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
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Josquin des Prez

Gloria from Missa de beata virgine

ATBG

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Orlando di Lasso

La Nuict Froide et Sombre

ATBG (S)

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Transcribed for Soprano

 

Claudio Merulo

Canzon à 4, L’Olica

ATBG (S)

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Transcribed for Soprano

Thomas Morley

 

About the Maypole

AATBG (S)

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Transcribed for Soprano

I love, alas, I love thee

ATBBG

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My Bonny Lass She Smileth

ATBGC

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Ninot le Petit

Et La La La

AATB

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This video was recorded by local Southern California recorder players.  Continue watching the video for more wonderful pieces after Et la la la.

Johannes Ockeghem

 

D’ung aultre amer

SAT / TBG

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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Agnus Dei I from Pope Marcellus Mass

ATBGGC / SATBBG

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Salomone Rossi

Due sinfonie

SATB / TBGC

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No video is available of this piece, but above is a similar piece to give flavor.

Claudin de Sermisy

 

Tant que vivray

ATBG (S)

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With double reeds and drum.
Transcribed for Soprano

 

Tielman Susato

Rondo et Saltarello

(N) ATBG (S)

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With viol and percussion.
Transcribed for Soprano

 

Thomas Tallis

If Ye Love Me

AATB (S) / TTBG

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Transcribed for Soprano

 

Tomás Luis de la Victoria

Hic Vir Despiciens

ATBG

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