Three Madrigals (Michael Winikoff)

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  • CPDL #14965:   
Editor: Michael Winikoff (submitted 2007-09-12).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 448 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: All three madrigals are for three voice parts, and can be sung by a mezzo-soprano and two men; or by a mezzo, an alto, and a male. If the middle part is sung by an alto, then the male should double the low D in bar 12 of Since First.

A Request from the Composer:

Feel free to print and sing these pieces, but please let me know if you perform them, and I would appreciate a copy of any recordings made.

General Information

Title: Three Madrigals
Composer: Michael Winikoff

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: STB or SAB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2006

Description: These madrigals, written on the 12th and 13th of August, 2006, were inspired by madrigals that are part of the standard repertoire of the Australian University Choral Societies.

The first madrigal, Since first, is a love song, which was dedicated to my then-wife. It should be sung gently, with bars 12 to 18 being particularly lyrical.

The second madrigal, Weep, began as being inspired by Weep O mine eyes, but ended up with a more biblical text, loosely based on the lamentations of Jeremiah.

The third and final madrigal, Pastime, is inspired by the well-known work by Henry VIII. It adopts harmonies that suggest a medieval atmosphere, while using a rather modern alternating 3/4 and 6/8 time signature (à la Bernstein).

External websites: http://www.winikoff.net

Original text and translations

English.png English text

1. Since first I saw your face, I resolv'd to love you.

2. Weep, o weep, o weep;
Weep for your children, Jerusalem.
Weep, o weep, o weep.
 

3. Original text and translations may be found at Pastime with good company (Henry VIII).