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Sing We Now Merrily



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Sing We Now Merrily
A Collection of Elizabethan Rounds from Ravenscroft
Selected and edited by Edward Bolkovac
96 pages  

Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1582-1635) was an English theorist, composer and editor who is most remembered today for his 3 collections of rounds and part songs entitled Pammelia, 1609: Deutromelia, 1609; and Melismata, 1611. Most of the rounds in this collection are from Pammelia, 1609. There are anonymous sacred pieces in Latin, English and French as well as a wide variety of English secular songs on the topics of drinking, love, love's adventures and misadventures, war, singing, money, and street vendor cries. Many would be excellent for performance at a madrigal dinner. A few would work with children's choirs.

Editorial Notes
Performing the Rounds
Pedagogical Suggestions
Rounds in Alphabetical Order
Selected Rounds in Score Format
Musical Features
Solmisation Charts
Sources of the Rounds in Alphabetical Order

: Adieu seul soit bonheur, Adiuva no Deus, All Into Service, As I Me Walked, Attend My People, Banbery Ale, Benedic Domine, Blow Thy Horn Thou Jolly Hunter, Cantate Domino, Celebrons sans cesse de dieu, Conditor Kirie, Dmae Lend Me a loaf, Derrie Ding Ding Dasson, Domine fili Dei, Exaudi Domine, Fa Mi Fa Re La Mi, Farewell Mine Own Sweet Heart, Fides anima vita, Fides est anima vita, Follow Me Quickly,

G-L: Go No More to Brainford, Go to Joane Glover, The Great Bells of Oesney, He That Will an Alehouse Keep, Hey Hoe to the Greenwood, Hey Ho What Shall I Say, I am Athirst, In te Domine speravi, Intende voci orationis, Jinkin the Jester, Joan Come Kiss Me Now, Jolly Shepherd, Joy in the Gates of Jerusalem, Keep Well Your Ray, Lady Come Down, Laudate nomen Domini, Let Lobcock, Let's Have a Peal, Libera me Domine,

M-R: Margery Serve Well the Black Sow, A Miller a Miller, Miserere nostri Domine (1 and 2), Musing Mine Own Self, New Oysters, The Nightingale, Now Kiss the Cup, Now Robin Lend, Now Thanked Be the Great God Pan, Oaken Leaves, O Lord of Whom I Do Depend, Oh My Love, O Lord in Thee Is All My Trust, O Lord Turn Not Away, O My Fearful Dreams, O Praise the Lord, Pietas omnium, Quicquid petieritis,

S-Z: Sanct ecreture, Sing We Now Merrily, Sing We This Roundelay, Sing With Thy Mouth, Sing You Now After Me, Three Blind Mice, To Portsmouth, Trole Trole the Bowl, Universa transeunt, Ut Re Mi Fa Mi Re Ut, Ut Re Mi Fa Sol La, Verbum Domini, Well Fare the Nightingale, What Hap Had I, The White Hen She Cackles, White Wine and Sugar, The Wind Blows Out.


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