I like sight-singing Renaissance motets, as well as singing pretty much any other music.
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I organize occasional get-togethers for 4-8 singers to do advanced Ren motet sight-singing for fun. These are aimed at singers who can read a Ren motet correctly on the first try (alone on their part) without sounding like they're searching for the notes or getting lost; occasional fleeting errors are only human. We generally sing each piece only once. Singers are usually at the pseudo-professional or professional level. Each date is a separate one-time commitment.
E-mail motets2008 (at) stuy.users.panix.com and tell me about yourself if you'd like to find out more.
Favorite Pieces/Composers of Late
- William Mundy: esp. everything in the Latin Antiphons and Psalms book (ed. Frank Llewellyn Harrison) -- available via EECM.net
- Regis, Lux Solempsis
- Senfl Ave Maria (SSATTB) and Mater Digna
- White, Portio Mea
- Lambe, Nesciens Mater and most Eton Choirbook stuff
- Cardoso, Aquam and also Et Egressus
- Palestrina, Improperium Expectavit
- Josquin, Tulerunt Dominum
- Tallis, Loquebantur
- Compere, Gaude Mater
- Ashewell, M. Ave Maria
- Finck, Quorum Praecepto Subditur
- Willaert, Inviolata
- Victoria, Vadam et Circuibo