Tonight’s the night!

Looking forward to tonight’s session – numbers are looking good, with some new faces making an appearance, so I’m sure we’ll be seeing out the season with a bang and defying the current weather with some radiant singing.

Just a wee reminder that you need to grab the sheet music from here (there are 16 docs in all) and print them out or save them to tablet.

Also, basses and baritones, don’t forget that I’ll be asking some of you to sing tenor tonight – I know you are up to the task!

See you at 7!



Yikes – two late, late additions

Apologies for shoving them in at the last minute but I have just uploaded an extra couple of motets for tomorrow’s session, as it occurred to me that we simply couldn’t finish our season without two of the very greatest Renaissance masters being represented, namely William Byrd & Tomas Luis de Victoria.

We have also had a last-minute deluge of soprano sign-ups (hurrah) so it makes sense for us to try out at least one SSATB.

Grab the new additions from here and see you tomorrow.



Thanks for your patience!

The sheet music for Monday’s PDtP is now ready to go so grab it from here.

I’ve carried over 2 or 3 winners from last time (including the very rude Lassus – only because you all seemed to connect with it so well!) alongside the new ones.

Late notice, I know, but if there was one that you might have a chance to look at over the weekend, then make it BWV 437.

It’s not like the cantata chorales that we usually sing; it’s actually Bach’s harmonisation of the Lutheran Creed and is therefore slightly longer and a bit more intricate than we are used to.

I’d really like to get it as right as we can on the night so you might find singing along with this video helpful:

That’s it – have a great weekend and see you Monday!



PS As a heads-up to 1st Basses/Baritones, I might ask some of you join in with the Tenors on Monday if you can

Just a reminder…

…(as if you needed one) that there’s just a week to go till our final PDtP of the season.

There’s still time to sign up and/or suggest a motet/madrigal/chanson/chorale for inclusion. We probably won’t be exploring the multi-choir repertoire this time around (unless this post leads to a sudden last minute rush) but the stuff we have on the slate should still be fun to sing.

Sheet music will be uploaded Wednesday or Thursday at the latest and will include an extended Bach chorale that I hope you might be able to look at in advance.

Other than that, hope to see you Monday and don’t forget to tell all your friends about London’s favourite night of Renaissance motets & booze!™



Another top-notch session

I don’t know about you, but every session of PDtP seems to me to be just a bit better than the last.

Perhaps it’s because we are getting used to singing with one another, or maybe it’s simply because we are drinking ever increasing amounts of beer. Whatever the reason, I’m just glad that we all enjoy PDtP in all its strange glory.

Highlights for me were the Josquin Allegez Moy, along with the L’Héritier Nigra sum and the Jacquet de Mantua Veni dilecte mi, though special mention must also go to the diri-dontastic Lassus Matona mia cara; use the comments box below to let me know which numbers stood out for you.

Thanks again to all who came and I hope to see you at the next session.

Speaking of which:

Please sign up here (it really helps me to plan the set-list if you do!) and don’t forget to tell your friends. It will be our last session of the season as we’ll be taking a break over the summer so let’s make it the best one yet!