Continuing with our Banchieri project - two more songs.
7. The Lovers Dance The Spindle
In the original text, the lovers were dancing the spagnoletto. Google tells me this is a spindle.
Isn't the internet amazing? This whole project is bought to you by the good people of the internet. I am getting MIDI files from the Choral Public Domain Library. I found a close to literal translation of the text online, which along with google translate, I'm using to understand what the words mean. And now this on youtube... ever wondered what a spagnoletto dance is?
19. A Rather Foolish Moment To Sell Treasures
I loved setting this - it took a while for me to realise how cheeky the singers were being.