Tag Archives: sheet music

Conductus ad tabulam: Orientis Partibus – Song of the Ass

Orientis partibus is a playful hymn addressed to an ass. It comes from a liturgy for the Feast of the Circumcision, which was later known as the Feast of Fools, from the Church of Sens in France in the 1200s.(MS. 46 of the Biblioth√®que … Continue reading

Posted in medieval, music, sheet music, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Another Spring Carol: In Vernali Tempore

There is one more spring song in the¬†Piae Cantiones (1582). in the section “De Tempore Vernali Cantiones”. Here is my transcription: In Vernali Tempore – 2 page version In Vernali Tempore – 1 page version Here is the tune. This … Continue reading

Posted in music, Piae Cantiones, Renaissance, sheet music, spring | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Elizabethan, music, Pammelia, Ravenscroft, Renaissance, sheet music | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in music, Piae Cantiones, Renaissance, sheet music | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment