Monday, September 22, 2008

Music Monday

Having heard from several parents present on Mondays at our homeschooling co-op that they had loved singing madrigals in college, and how much they would love to sing them again, I opened up my big mouth and offered to run a group sing after lunch for whomever would like to come join in on the fun.

This being my fourth music group of the day (9:oo a.m.: assisting with Revels, in residence at the co-op this fall; 2. 11:15 a.m.: co-directing the co-op's Sing Along Chorus; 3. 12:45 p.m.: Madrigal Club and 4. 7:30 p.m.: one of the highlights of my week, the local Festival chorus I get to go and attend as a grown-up without children attached to some part of me), I hearby declare Monday to be "Music Monday," from now until whenever it stops being so. And in honor of the first ever (on this blog, anyway) Music Monday, I give you a madrigal from the late great John Dowland (1563-c.1626), as sung by those quintessential vocalists of all vocalists, The King's Singers. Enjoy!


Barb said...

Oh what a lovely idea and even better with the alliteration. I wish I would live closer, I love madrigals, but then again, I think my future Mondays will be devoted to voice lessons, practicing sight singing and ear training.

I love that table music book - no family should be wihout it, after all,
- a family that plays together stays together
- "Wo man singt, da lass' Dich nieder, boese Menschen haben keine Lieder" (meaning settle where there's singingm since bad people have no song. If that is true is debatable)
- where as TV seems to not make children smarter, making music does!

Manoj Padki said...

I loved that piece!