Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Renaissance Children

Here is a very cool video and mp3 of the medieval chants written by my fourth and fifth grade music classes for Mrs. Lois Byrnes Renaissance Fair in 2004. Each of the classes picked a different Latin phrase and one of the musical modes (dorian, phrygian, lydian, mixolydian, etc.) to write a melody. We used solfège (Do, Re, Mi) to compose the chants and some of them came out beautiful, others disturbingly beautiful! They were originally intended to be a capella, but I couldn't help adding some music and sound effects to the melodies. And needless to say, the chorus sang them to perfection! This is another one of my all-time favorite chorus recordings, so I'm happy to offer a higher quality mp3 in addition to the video.

MP3s of the chorus of 2008, coming soon....

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