Repertoire

The following is a list of the group's repertoire from December 2001 to the present. The selections with an asterisk (*) denote 2018 Holiday Madrigal Dinner repertoire.

Listen to a simple sampling of the group


Madrigals & Such

  • Adieu, Sweet Amaryllis – John Wilbye (1574-1638)
  • Ah Robin, Gentle Robin – William Cornish (c.1468-1523)
  • Amyntas With His Phyllis Fair – Theodore A. Jander (b.1972); text by Francis Pilkington (1565-1638)
  • April is in my mistress’ face – Thomas Morley (1557-1603)
  • Au joli jeu – Clément Janequin (c.1485-1558)
  • Ave Maria – Josquin des Prez (1440-1521)
  • The Blue Bird – Charles V. Stanford (1852-1924)
  • Bogorodistje Djevo – Arvo Pärt (b.1935)
  • *Bonjour, mon coeur – Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)
  • Come AgainJohn Dowland (1562-1626)
  • Come Away, Sweet Love – Thomas Greaves (fl.1604)
  • Come, Sirrah Jack, ho! – Thomas Weelkes (c.1575-1623)
  • Con amores la mi madre – 16th century Spanish melody; arr. by Bob Chilcott
  • Counterpoint of the Animals – Adriano Banchieri (1565-1634); arr. by Russell Robinson
  • Dieu! qu'il la fait bon regarder! – Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
  • Ding Dong! merrily on high – 16th century French melody; harmonized by Charles Wood (1866-1926)
  • Dona Nobis Pacem – Theodore A. Jander (b.1972)
  • *Drop, Drop Slow Tears – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
  • Echo Song – Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)
  • El a don don – Spanish Carol
  • Ein Hennlein weiss – Antonio Scandello (1517-1580)
  • El Grillo (The Cricket) – Josquin des Prez (c.1440-1521)
  • The Elves Dance – John Bennett (c.1570-1615)
  • *Fair Phyllis I saw sitting all aloneJohn Farmer (c.1570-?)
  • Fa una Canzona – Orazio Vecchi
  • Fine Knacks for LadiesJohn Dowland (1562-1626)
  • Fire, Fire – Thomas Morley (1557-1603)
  • Flora gave me farest flowers – John Wilbye (1574-1638)
  • *Greensleeves – English Tune; harmonized by Sir John Stainer
  • Greensleeves – Old English Song, arr. by Don Malin, harmonized by Sir John Stainer
  • Hark, all ye lovely saints – Thomas Weelkes (c.1575-1623)
  • Have I Found Her? – Francis Pilkington (1565-1638)
  • *Hiney Mah Tov – Hebrew Folk Tune, arr. by Iris Levine
  • Humpty Dumpty – Theodore A. Jander (b.1972)
  • I Love My Love – Cornish Folksong arr. by G.T. Holst (1874-1934)
  • If Ye Love Me – MP3 – Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
  • Il bianco e dolce cigno – Jacques Arcadelt (1504?-1568)
  • Il est bel et bon – Pierre Passereau (1493-1547)
  • *La, la, la, je ne l’ose dire – Pierre Certon (c.1500-1572)
  • The Lamb – John Tavener (1944-2013)
  • Lasciate mi morire – Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
  • Let go, why do you stay me? – John Bennett (c.1570-1615)
  • A Little Pretty Bonny LassJohn Farmer (c.1570-?)
  • Loch Lomond – arr. by David Overton (c.1575-1623)
  • Lord When I Think – Thomas Weelkes (c.1575-1623)
  • Matona mia cara – Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)
  • Mon coeur se recommande a vous – Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)
  • My Bonnie Lass She Smelleth – P.D.Q. Bach (1807-1742)?, ed. by Professor Peter Schickele
  • *Now is the month of maying – Thomas Morley (1557-1603)
  • O occhi, manza mia (O eyes of my beloved) – Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)
  • O magnum mysterium – Tomás Luis de Victoria (c.1540-1611)
  • O Stay Sweet Love – John Farmer (c.1570-?)
  • *O Thou Who Kindly Dost Provide – Theodore A. Jander (b.1972); text by Robert Burns (1759-1796)
  • *Occhi Piangete — Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)
  • Of all the birds that I do know – John Bartlet (fl.1610)
  • Pour Thy Blessings – John Bacchus Dykes (1823-1876)
  • *Quick! We Have But A Second — Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
  • Red, Red Rose – James Mulholland
  • Riu, Riu Chiu – Anonymous Spanish Dance
  • Sailing, Sailing – Godfrey Marks (1844-1934)
  • Say, love, if ever thou didst findJohn Dowland (1562-1626)
  • See, See the Shepherd's Queen – Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
  • See What a Maze of Error – George Kirbye (c.1565-1634)
  • She Moved Through the Fair – Trad. Irish arr. Daryl Runswick
  • Shoot False Love I Care Not – Thomas Morley (1557-1603)
  • The Silver Swan – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
  • Since Robin Hood – Thomas Weelkes (c.1575-1623)
  • Sing We and Chant It – Thomas Morley (1557-1603)
  • Spring Returns – Luca Marenzio (c.1550-1599)
  • Strike it up, tabor – Thomas Weelkes (c.1575-1623)
  • Tanzen und Springen (Dancing and Springing) – Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)
  • Thank the Lord – Theodore A. Jander (b.1972)
  • Thank the Lord – arr. by Karen Sikora
  • Though Amaryllis Dance in Green – William Byrd (c.1540-1623)
  • Though Philomela lost her love – Thomas Morley (1557-1603)
  • Tutto lo di – Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)
  • Weep, O Mine Eyes – John Bennett (c.1570-1615)
  • Weep you no more, sad fountainsJohn Dowland (1562-1626)
  • When Allen-a-Dale Went a-Hunting – Robert L. de Pearsall (1795-1856), ed. by Geoffrey M. Mason

Holiday

  • All Hail to Thee – Melody from Höör Ingemar Braennstroem
  • *All my heart this night rejoices – Johann Georg Ebeling (1637-1676)
  • Angel Gabriel, The – a Basque Carol; arr. and harmonized by Edgar Pettman
  • At Solemn Midnite – Anonymous; most likely French in origin
  • Away in a Manger – harm. by Edward L. Stauff
  • *Boar’s Head, The – Traditional
  • *Bogoród̃itse D̃évo — Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
  • Bring a Torch Jeannette Isabella – arr. by Theodore A. Jander
  • Carol of the Bells – Music by Mikola Dmitrovich Leontovich (1877-1921); text and arr. by Peter J. Wilhousky
  • Cherry Tree Carol, The – arr. by Western Wind
  • Child My Choice, A – Richard W. Dirksen (1921-2003); text by Robert Southwell (c.1561-1595)
  • Christmas Carol, A – Charles Ives (1874-1954)
  • Comfort, Comfort Ye My People – Genevan Psalm 42, melody by Louis Bourgeois, 1551; setting by David Ashley White
  • Coventry – Slow Traveller; ed. by Theodore A. Jander; text by Robert Croo (1534)
  • Coventry Carol – Traditional; harmonized by Sir John Stainer
  • Deck the Halls – Old Welsh Air, arr. by Leo M. Tellep
  • Est is ein Ros ent Sprungen – Michael Praetorius (c.1571-1621)
  • First Nowell, The – Traditional; harmonized by Sir John Stainer
  • Fum, Fum, Fum – Catalan (Spanish) folk carol, arr. by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw
  • Gaudete – from Piae Cantiones (1582)
  • Gaudete – from Piae Cantiones (1582), arr. by Hawley Ades
  • Gloucestershire Wassail – arr. by Norman Luboff
  • *Gloucestershire Wassail – arr. by Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen – Traditional arr. by Sir John Stainer
  • Good King Kong Looked Out – P.D.Q. Bach (1807-1742)?; ed. by Professor Peter Schickele
  • Good King Wenceslas – Traditional; arr. by Sir John Stainer
  • Here ‘mid the Ass and Oxen Mild – Traditional French, arr. by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw
  • Here We Come a-Wassailing – English Carol
  • Holly and the Ivy, The – Boughton
  • Holly and the Ivy, The – arr. by Reginald Jacques
  • I Saw Three Ships – arr. by Edwin Fissinger
  • I Saw Three Ships – arr. by David Willcocks
  • I Wonder as I Wander – Appalachian Carol; arr. by John Jacob Niles (1892-1980) and Lewis Henry Horton
  • Il est Ne le Divin Enfant (Born on earth the divine Christ Child) – French Traditional Carol, arr. by John Rutter
  • *In dulci jubilo – ed. by Theodore A. Jander
  • In the Bleak Midwinter – Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
  • Jesus Christ the Apple Tree – Elizabeth Poston (1905-1987)
  • Joseph, lieber Joseph mein – Johann Walther (1496-1570)
  • Lirum, Lirum – Thomas Morley (1557-1603)
  • Lullay My Liking – Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
  • lullay my liking – Theodore A. Jander (b.1972)
  • *Make We Joy Now In This Fest — Words and tune from the Bodleian Library
  • Masters in this Hall – arr. by David Düsing
  • Masters in this Hall – arr. by Leland Forsblad
  • Methinks I See An Heavenly Host — William Billings (1746-1800)
  • Nova, Nova – arr. by Judith Otten
  • O Be Joyful – Jeffrey Van
  • O Little One Sweet – Old German Tune; harmonized by J.S. Bach
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem – music by Lewis H. Redner (1831-1908); text by Phillip Brooks (1835-1893)
  • O Little Town of Hackensack – P.D.Q. Bach (1807-1742)?; edited with feeling by Professor Peter Schickele
  • Once in Royal David’s City – H.J. Gauntlett, harmonized by A.H. Mann
  • Past Three A Clock – Traditional Carol harmonized by Charles Wood
  • Patapan – French Noel, arr. by Theron Kirk
  • *Pat-a-pan — Bernard de La Monnoye (1641-1728), arr. by Theodore A. Jander
  • Personent Hodie – from Piae Caniones (1582); arr. by Theodore A. Jander
  • Psallite – Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)
  • Puer natus – Chant
  • Remember, O Thou Man – Thomas Ravenscroft(c.1592-1635)
  • *Shepherds, Run! — Guillaume Costeley (c.1530-1606), ed. by Geoffrey Edwards
  • Somerset Wassail – Somerset Wassail
  • Star of Wonder – Terre Roche
  • Susanni – German Carol
  • Sweet Noel – Joan Griffith
  • Ther is no rose of swych vertu – British 15th Century Carol; arr. by Anonymous 4
  • There Shall a Star – Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
  • Throw the Yule Log On, Uncle John – P.D.Q. Bach (1807-1742)?, edited with feeling by Professor Peter Schickele
  • Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day – English Carol, arr. by Dale Grotenhuis
  • *Twelve Days of Christmas, The – arr. by Tom Mitchell
  • Virgin Unspotted, A – William Billings (1746-1800)
  • Wassail Song – arr. by Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • *We Wish You a Merry Christmas – arr. by Arthur Warrel
  • Wexford Carol – Irish Traditional Carol, arr. by John Rutter
  • While By My Sheep – 17th Century German Carol; arr. by Hugo Jüngst
  • "While Shepherd's Watched Their Flocks" – found in Este's Psalter
  • Yule Log, The – Robert C. Howard; text by Robert Howard and Jim Baker

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