Thursday, May 4, 2017

Ottawa's Stairwell Carollers sing the renaissance Madrigal "Cucù, cucù" - YouTube

Forbidden love in the garden
Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers, perform "Cucù, cucù" by Juan del Encina (1468 - 1530).
He was a  Renaissance composer, poet and playwright.

This one is so much fun to sing. I love the syncopated chorus! One of the best examples of the a cappella Renaissance Madrigals.
But you don't want to know what it means.

Suffice it to say, it's a tad risqué.

"Cucù, cucù" is on our madrigal CD, Audite Nova. You can buy it HERE.
All our CDs are available on our website in both CD and MP3 formats Net proceeds benefit charity.

Audio: Tom Barnes.  Recorded at St. Barnabas Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 31st, 2014.
Videographers: Gert-Jan van Heuzen, Kevin Millington.
Editing: Pierre Massie
About The Stairwell Carollers:

Pierre formed the group in 1977 while he was a music student at Ottawa University. Since then the Stairwell Carollers have been ranked amongst the best of Ontario choirs in both the 2010 and 2013 Ontario Music Festival Association competitions. Our choir is a registered Canadian charity, and we raise funds for local charities through our concert, CD and cookbook sales.

Please DONATE to make our 40th year special for everyone!

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Holly :)

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