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November 30, 2012 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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From a past Madrigal Singers performance

We’re Drew’s a capella, one-voice-per-part vocal ensemble.

We focus on the pinnacle of a capella singing, the madrigals of the Italian Renaissance, along with selections from related styles. This semester’s concert will be drawn from the following selections (along with other surprises):

17th century catches (drinking songs in the form of rounds) — These generally have humorous, frequently earthy  texts.

  • Come, come, let us drink
  • ‘Tis women makes us love
  • A scolding catch (Fie, nay, prithee, John, do not quarrel, man. Let’s be merry and drink about.)
  • My lady and her maid

Early 16th century French chansons, again with funny texts.

  • Certon, Je ne l’ose dire  (about a man who’s cuckolded and tormented by his wife)
  • de Castro, Ah, je meurs on a poem by Ronsard (about a man seducing a young woman)
  • Passereau, Il est bel et bon (a conversation between two women comparing their husbands)

A late 16th century motet on a text from Proverbs – Lassus, Timor Domini principium sapientiae

A set of late 16th century Italian madrigals by Luca Marenzio

  • Liquide perle Amor (describing how moved a man is by his lover’s tears)
  • Basciami mille volte (“Kiss me. Kiss me, a thousand times.”)
  • Per duo coralli ardenti (A paean to “two coral lips that burn”)
  • Cruda Amarilli (Marenzio’s setting of this classic ode to the cruel lover, Amaryllis)
  • Vaghi e lieti fanciulli (Delightful and happy youths dancing and having a good time.)
  • Solo e pensoso (Petrarch’s wonderful sonnet, “Alone and deep in thought I measure with slow and lingering steps the deserted fields,…”)

17th century Italian virtuoso madrigals by Claudio Monteverdi

  • Ohimè, dov’è il mio ben (two sopranos – “Alas! Where is my beloved?)
  • Parlo miser’ o taccio? (two sopranos and bass – Should I, poor wretch that I am, speak out or hold my tongue?
Connor Ambrose, tenor
Emily Crawford, soprano
Hannah DeGenova, alto
Jessica Funtenatto, alto
Katarina McKeever, soprano
Tyler Metteer, tenor
Adam Otten, bass
Janine Pasquale, soprano
Rachel Schachter, soprano
Taryn Scozzari, alto
Christopher Talbot, bass


November 30, 2012
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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