Those of us who can get up in time also sing madrigals at 7 am on May morning in Second Quad.
Though now remembered chiefly for invaluable contributions to the theory of music, it is evident that he must have been famous both as a practical musician and as a composer; for, notwithstanding the limited number of his printed works, consisting of a volume entitled Modulationes Sex Vocum (Venice, 1566), and a few motets and madrigals scattered through the collections of Scotto and other contemporary publishers, he both produced and superintended the public performance of some important pieces in the service of the republic. First among these was the music written to celebrate the battle of Lepanto (on the 7th of October 1571).
This was the end of the long tragedy of civil strife and of wars of conquest, mingled with the sound of Results of madrigals and psalms and pavanes.
Program includes madrigals, Gospel music, Icelandic folk music, and an opportunity to meet the singers afterward.
We also performed madrigals in the gardens of Mottisfont Abbey last year, as well as singing Evensong at Romsey Abbey.