Passereau: Il Est Bel Et Bon (SSAA) English/French

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Publisher: Novello
Composer: Pierre Passereau
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work
Renaissance French composer Pierre Passereau was a popular creator of chanson rustiques in Paris and at court the early 1500’s. The songs that survive are almost all of a hearty style with plenty of onomatopoeia, double entendres, puns and occasional indelicacies, employing graceful melody, polyphony and sometimes chordal passages.Il es bel et bon has retained popularity almost since it was written. There is evidence that this song was sung as far away as Venice in the 1500's. Here composer Helen Cockburn makes the most of the delightful clucking, cuckooing passages and the English words have retained most of the original’s consonants to good effect.
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
No of pages: 12
Language: English, French
Catalogue No: NOV958639

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      Cork GB choral conductor
      A very lively piece which is easy to place in a programme. It suits young voices. It is tricky to learn but fun to perform
      Too much editorial input into this piece of early music.
      Confirmed purchase: 11 February 2014
      Published on: 21 June 2014