Monday, January 29, 2018

CC Podcast S. 2 #4a - A Heavenly Pair

Stairwell Carollers in Renaissance garb circa 1987
Here is the conclusion of a Two Part Choral Cacophony Podcast for lovers of English madrigals from the Renaissance.
A heavenly Pair - Holly and Pete - Stairwell Carollers photo at the NAC
Part 2 continues with Fine Knacks for Ladies, by John Dowland. This episode highlights Pierre's sense of humour in rehearsal, a question from Holly, pronunciation of key words and an answer from Maggie.
Fine Knacks For Ladies - John Dowland

Fine knacks for ladies, cheap, choice, brave and new,
Good pennyworths but money cannot move,
I keep a fair but for the fair to view,
A beggar may be liberal of love.
Though all my wares be trash, the heart is true (repeat). 

Great gifts are guiles and look for gifts again,
My trifles come as treasures from my mind,
It is a precious jewel to be plain,
Sometimes in shell the Orient's pearls we find.
Of others take a sheaf, of me a grain (repeat). 

Within this pack pins, points, laces and gloves,
And divers toys fitting a country fair,
But in my heart, where duty serves and loves,
Turtles and twins, Court's brood, a heav'nly pair.
Happy the man that thinks of no removes (repeat). 
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Pierre Massie started our a cappella choir in 1977 while a music student at Ottawa University. The Stairwell Carollers are ranked with the best of Ontario choirs, winning both the 2010 and 2013 Ontario Music Festival Association competitions. 

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