thinking about tomorrow’s Franco-Flemish Special.
Those of you who’ve been coming to PDtP for a while will know that I’m a big Josquin fan, and tomorrow we get three(-ish) works by the great man to perform, including this one:
(though sadly not the version with obbligato accordion.)
Josquinophiles may also be pleased to see that Gombert‘s remix of the master’s Mille regretz is also on the set-list:
It wouldn’t be a celebration of all things Netherlandish without an appearance by Lassus:
And at the lesser-known end of the F-F spectrum is Manchicourt, though with a chanson like this we should be singing his stuff all the time:
All these and many, many more besides! There’re still a couple of spaces left for sopranos, tenors and basses so with the tube strike called off, why not come along?
…but that is what we’re doing at the moment, as all their spaces at Monday’s PDtP have now been taken. Then again, with the world currently turning upside and reality twisting itself into new, ‘alternative’ forms, it probably shouldn’t be so surprising.
(All alto spots have also gone, but no one’s puzzled by that, given that alcohol is on offer.)
This means that we still have room for a couple of basses and even more room for sopranos.
What’s going on sopranos? Are you worried that the Franco-Flemish repertoire, with its emphasis on lower voices and dense textures, will hold nothing of interest for you? Fear not: we’ve got loads of great, great stuff that will be right up your alley.
Or perhaps you’ve found the event less attractive without a poster to promote it? Again, we’ve addressed your concerns:
Whatever it is that’s been holding you back, shrug it off and sign up now for what will be a great night of singing!