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My Bonny Lass She Smileth

Music by Thomas Morley

My bonny lass she smileth is a famous English ballett, written by Thomas Morley and published in 1595 in his First Book of Balletts to Five Voices. A ballett was the English form of the Italian balletto, a light, homophonic, strophic song for three or more singers, distinguished by dance-like rhythms and "fa-la-la" refrains. It is based on an Italian madrigal, published by Gastoldi in 1591.

    Release Date: 1595


My Bonny Lass She Smileth

My Bonny Lass She Smileth

Here is the famous madrigal by Thomas Morley in a new performing edition. Ideal for chamber, madrigal and concert choirs, this cheerful work offers superb opportunities for developing style, intonation and blend.

Voicing: SSATB



Clifford Bartlett : Madrigals and Partsongs : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : 9780193436947

Clifford Bartlett : Madrigals and Partsongs

This collection gathers together nearly sixty of the finest examples of the secular choral repertoire into one volume. Due space is given to the magnificent sixteenth century madrigals of England and Italy, with favorite works by Gibbons and Morley placed alongside less familiar selections by Lassus, Marenzio, and Weelkes. German and French pieces are also represented, for example, with Passereau's ever-popular Il est bel est bon. Works by Haydn and Schubert lead to the nineteenth century repertoire, which includes Brahms's lovely Nachtwache, from Five Songs, Op. 104, and Pearsall's exquisite Lay a Garland. The survey is completed by Debussy's Trois Chansons de Charles D'Orleans and examples of the glorious outpouring of English Romantic partsongs, with works by Elgar, Parry, Stanford, Britten, Finzi, and Vaughan Williams. Ranging from the late fifteenth to the twentieth century, and spanning all major European countries, this is a masterly survey suitable for all choirs. Clifford Bartlett has prepared completely new editions of all pre-twentieth century pieces, going back to the earliest and most reliable manuscript or printed sources. English translations are provided to aid understanding, with playable keyboard reductions in every case.

Songlist: Dindirin, dindirin, Il bianco e dolce cigno, Of all the birds that I do know, All creatures now, Nachtwache No. 1, The Evening Primrose, Never weather-beaten sail, So weich und warm, Trois chansons de Charles d'Orleans, To be sung of a summer night on the water, Come, heavy sleep, Can she excuse my wrongs, Weep You No More, Sad Fountains, As torrents in summer, My love dwelt in a Northern land, There is sweet music, Fair Phyllis I saw sitting all alone, My spirit sang all day, Since first I saw your face, Lieto godea, Amor vittorioso, Ah, dear heart, The silver swan, What is our life?, Tanzen und springen, Ach, Weh des Leiden, Die Harmonie in der Ehe, Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen, Farewell, dear love, Mille regrets, and more

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 9097b | Songbook | $24.45 | Primarily a cappella


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My Bonny Lass She Smileth : SSATB : John Leavitt : Thomas Morley : Songbook : 00201332 : 888680653927

John Leavitt : My Bonny Lass She Smileth

Here is the famous madrigal by Thomas Morley in a new performing edition. Ideal for chamber, madrigal and concert choirs, this cheerful work offers superb opportunities for developing style, intonation and blend.

Arranger: John Leavitt | Composer: Thomas Morley

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Voicing: SSATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00201332


My Bonny Lass She Smileth : TB : Carol Kelley : Thomas Morley : Sheet Music : 08551793 : 073999785883

Carol Kelley : My Bonny Lass She Smileth

A perfect introduction to English madrigals, this arrangement is easily learned by younger or beginning choirs. Fun!Available separately: TB. Performance Time: Approx. 1:30.

Arranger: Carol Kelley | Composer: Thomas Morley

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $1.60 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551793

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