Morley Now Is The Month Of Maying (SATB)

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Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

Now Is The Month Of Maying is one of the most famous of the English balletts – a light part song, similar to a madrigal, frequently with a fa-la-la chorus, common among Elizabethan and Italian Renaissance composers. The fun piece was written by the most famous composer of secular music in Elizabethan England, one of the foremost members of the English Madrigal School, Thomas Morley, and published in 1595. The song delights in bawdy double-entendre – it is apparently about spring dancing, but this is a metaphor for sex. Its imagery and puns are characteristic of the Renaissance. Now Is The Month Of Maying is arranged here for SATB Choir.

Published on: 09 March 2001
No of pages: 4
Language: English
Catalogue No: JC66023

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