Vox Nobili - Voice of the Noble

Our repertoire consists of music written for three, four, five and occasionally six voices, in a broad range of languages common to the Renaissance.  Madrigals were the popular music of the time, and the nobility frequently amused themselves by learning and singing these pieces.  After all, one did not pay minstrels on ordinary days!  Music-making, dancing, reading aloud - these were the daily entertainment in any good noble house.

 

Well known composers of the day were Thomas Morley, John Dowland, Orlando di Lasso, Juan del Encina, John Farmer, Orazio Vecchi, and many more, including nobility and royalty.  We are continually adding to our repertoire, so if you care to suggest anything, by all means please speak to us about it!

 

Some of the madrigals we sing:

 

Ach Elslein, Liebes Elselein (German)

Adieu, Sweet Amaryllis

Ah, Could My Eyes Behold Thee/S'io ti vedess' una sol

April Is In My Mistress' Face

¡Ay Triste Que Vengo!  (Spanish)

Come Again! Sweet Love Doth Now Invite

Come Now, Let Us Be Joyful/So Ben Mi Ch'a Bon Tempo

Cucu, Cucu  (Spanish)

El Grillo  (Italian)

Fair Phyllis I Saw

Farewell, Dear Love

Fine Knacks For Ladies

Follow Me, Sweet Love and Soul's Delight

Gaudete!  (Latin)

Good Day, Dear Heart/Bonjour, Mon Coeur

I Am The Phoenix/Io Son Fenice

I Have Ere This Time

I Know a Young Maiden Wondrous Fair/Ich Waiss Mir Ein Meidlein Hübsch und Fein

Il Bianco e Dolce Cigno  (Italian)

Il Est Bel et Bon  (French)

In These Delightful, Pleasant Groves

It Was a Lover and His Lass

A Little Pretty Bonny Lass

Lock Up, Fair Lids

Margot Labourez Les Vignes  (French)

Mon Coeur Se Recommande a Vous  (French)

My Lady Greensleeves

The Nightingale, the Organ of Delight

Now Is The Month of Maying

O Eyes of My Beloved/O Occhi Manza Mia

O Grief, E'en On The Bud

O, Never Say That I Was False Of Heart  (Sonnet #109, Wm. Shakespeare)

Of All The Birds That I Do Know

Passion Chorale

Psallite, Unigenito/Singt und Klingt  (Latin/German)

Rest, Sweet Nymphs

Shoot, False Love, I Care Not

The Silver Swan

Since First I Saw Your Face

Sing We and Chant It

Sweet Nymph Come To Thy Lover

Though Philomela Lost Her Love

Weep, O Mine Eyes

Your Shining Eyes

 

 

Be sure to visit www.TheSpiritOfChristmasPast.com to see our Holiday repertoire!