Monthly Archives: April 2014

Pammelia 2: O My Fearful Dreams

Fortunately for music historians and re-creationists, Thomas Ravenscroft collected and published the street, folk, and drinking music of his day – mostly the late 1500s. Many of the rounds Ravenscroft collected are still popular today in some form. Since today … Continue reading

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A Spring Carol: Tempus Adest Floridum

It’s finally spring, so here is a transcription of a spring carol: Tempus Adest Floridum from the Piae Cantiones (1582). Most of you are familiar with the tune – it is used in the Christmas carol Good King Wenceslas which … Continue reading

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