Wassail to thou and thine

I went to SIUE‘s Madrigal dinner on Thursday and had a good evening. The acting was a disappointment, but the music carried the day (the food wasn’t all bad either). Made me remember how much I like old centuries-old music. Back then, four-part harmony was the hottest thing since wheels on a barrow.

The words dont’ mean much, but there’s real invention in the chords and phrasing of each voice. I’d consider this to be one of the finer examples of the late Renaissance style from the baroque phase of the first half of the House of Cardes.

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