Thursday, March 1, 2018

Fa una canzone - Italian Madrigal - Youtube live concert video

Pierre leads the Stairwell Carollers in song at OUR WEDDING :) 1980
Woo Hoo - it's March 1st!!

Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers, sing Fa una canzone by Orazio Vecchi - an Italian composer of the late Renaissance.

A madrigal all about singing - which Pete and I have been doing since we met -- check out our wedding pic above!

You can own it too - Fa una canzone is on our Renaissance Madrigal CD “Audite nova” 

2016 Stairwell Carollers Spring concert
Fa una canzone English translation  (thanks to CPDL)

"Write a song with no black notes
If you ever wanted my favour
Write it so that it will bring me to sleep
Make it end sweetly, sweetly.

Don't put any harshness into it
Because my ears are not used to that
Write it so that ...

Don't write numbers, or counterpoint
This is my main design
Write it so that ...

Using this style lucky Orpheus
Managed to pacify Proserpina, down under
Write it so that ...

This is the style which sweetly appeased
Saul's fierce spirit!
Write it so that ..."   CPDL

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Audio: Tom Barnes.  Recorded at St. Barnabas Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 4th, 2016.
Videographers: Luc Nugent and Kolin Casagrande.

Editing: Pierre Massie.
Photos: Holly Massie.

About The Stairwell Carollers:

Pierre Massie started our a cappella choir way back in 1977 while a music student at Ottawa U. The Stairwell Carollers are ranked with the best of Ontario choirs, winning Ontario Music Festival Association competitions in 2010 and 2013. 

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