Originally composed for 4 male voices, this music, for choir with 4 mixed voices, is very characteristic of the homophonic style called "glee" with a harmony full of surprise and close to the "close harmony" that the we find in Barbershop Music and jazz.
Edward Alexander Mc Dowell adapted a text in German by the composer Peter Cornelius (Wiegenlied: Vöglein fliegt dem Nestchen zu, hat sich müd geflogen ...).
The French text does not seek to be a faithful translation of the originals, but rather an almost impressionist expression of the atmosphere of this song.
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John Blow (1659-1708)
Choir singer at the Royal Chapel restored by Charles II Stuart on his return from exile (1660), John Blow was appointed at the age of nineteen, organist of Westminster Abbey (1668). He resigned twelve years later in 1680 in...
A version with 4 mixed voices is also available: MeF 846
Franz-Xaver Chwatal, of Czech origin, wrote many melodies which have been translated into different languages. The original text of this "partsong" is in German. The French version is...
Certainly one of Stanford's most famous choral works.
The music of this partsong is full of mystery and peace. Rarely does such writing highlight the words and the atmosphere of the poem as well. The first soprano voice can be sung by a...
Franz-Xaver Chwatal, of Czech origin, wrote many melodies with lyrics which have been translated into different languages. The original text of this "partsong" is in German. The French version for 4 mixed voices is published here. It requires some...
A traditional English ballad, immortalized by Simon and Garfunkel.
In this arrangement, the altis sing the melody, the other voices singing a response or counterpoint to the melody.
Sheet music (paper) : MeF135
From one of Henry Purcell's last compositions (Bonduca - 1695) this "catch" is a canon for 3 voices worthy of the farces of Molière or Shakespeare.
Very pleasant to sing, it does not require less rigor for its implementation.
The score is...