I’ve joined a madrigal choir, which is kind of exciting. We’re singing this:
Isn’t it lovely? Although I have to admit “and cease not” sounds a lot like “and see snot” when you’re singing. There was a certain amount of giggling about this, not all of it mine.
This video is also super useful for learning the song, since it follows right along with the music. I sang alto (although I managed soprano for “Mille Regretz”, which we also sang). I’m technically a mezzo, I think, and am trying to pretend this is a feature, not a defect. Good for both, not good for nothing.
9 thoughts on “Weep, O Mine Eyes”
Being a mezzo is definitely an advantage — you’re bi-sectional!
You kids and your bad puns!
(1) I first mis-read your post and thought you’d written that you joined a magical choir. Which would be awesome.
(2) When I saw musical notation under title “Weep, O Mine Eyes”, I figured your post would be about an attempt to perform John Stump’s infamous Farerie’s Aire and Death Waltz:
At least bad puns show that we have a sense of humor, however feeble.
How is the sequel to Seraphina coming along?
I’m almost done with this draft. I feel certain there’s more work to do, but I need editorial eyes on it first.
This is one of my favorites! I have a Baroque Choral channel on Pandora, which I’d be happy to share with you if you are a Pandora user!
Now get back to the sequel!! 😉
Alas, no Pandora in Canada!
A friend of mine once came up with this: “Wee poem ionize and see snot!”
Sang this 30 years ago in college and it is my all time favorite madrigal. Haunting and lovely. Just finished Seraphina and discovered your blog. Thank you! Thoroughly enjoyed reading a fantasy novel that had early music woven so beautifully into the plot!