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==The Music of Dawn==
 
==The Music of Dawn==
  
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===Commonly known songs===
 
===Commonly known songs===
''Pick a few examples from the list below to specifically promote as well-known within that nation.''
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* [[Sweet Kate]] - medium difficulty madrigal for 3 female voices
''Provide lyrics and score/chords.''
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* [[Dawnish War Song]] - medieval song with drums and other instruments
''Preferably in a range of difficulties.''
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* [[Britta's Glory]] - Verse-chorus war song
  
 
====A musical tradition====
 
====A musical tradition====
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====One for the kids====
 
====One for the kids====
[[Five Little Ploughboys]]
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* [[Five Little Ploughboys]]
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* [[Chants for naughty children]]
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====Funeral Songs====
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* [[Dirge for Fidele]]
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* [[When I Am Laid]]
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====Wedding Music====
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* [[Wedding Air]]
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====Songs about notable people/entities in Dawn====
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* [[The Ballad of Sir Alain]], written for a knight killed in glorious battle
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* [[Sir Isobel]], a traditional Dawnish song which has had a recent rise in popularity
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* [[The Novarion Phoenix]], written about a Dawnish house
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* [[Sir Colwyn]], a recently-written song about a Dawnish knight.
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* [[Onward to Glory I Go]], an adaptable song of glory, popular amongst questing knights.
  
 
===Further examples===
 
===Further examples===
  
 
====Songs====
 
====Songs====
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*[[Come my pretty one]] - Dawnish song about life
 
* [[Sweet Kate]] - medium difficulty madrigal for 3 female voices  
 
* [[Sweet Kate]] - medium difficulty madrigal for 3 female voices  
* [[Tam Lin]] - fantastical folk tale, medium difficulty
 
 
* [[April is in my mistress' face]] - difficult madrigal set for SATB
 
* [[April is in my mistress' face]] - difficult madrigal set for SATB
 
* [[Annan Water]] - gloomy ballad about drowning, medium
 
* [[Annan Water]] - gloomy ballad about drowning, medium
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* [[My Bonny Lass She Smileth]] - SATB madrigal
 
* [[My Bonny Lass She Smileth]] - SATB madrigal
 
* [[Weep O Mine Eyes]] - SATB madrigal, hardish
 
* [[Weep O Mine Eyes]] - SATB madrigal, hardish
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*[[Tanner's Hill]] - fantastical ballad, easy
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*[[The Moon's Only Daughter]] - wistful ballad, easy
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*[[His Banner's Not Mine]] - Love song, easy
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*[[Weaver's Curse]] - cautionary tale, easy
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*[[Spinning Song]] - tragic love song, easy
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*[[The Rose Garden]] - Tragic love song, easy
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*[[Sweet, Stay Awhile]] - Elizabethan love song, medium
  
 
====Instrumentation and tunes====
 
====Instrumentation and tunes====
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Here is a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujfqB1CD6VA&list=PL1A0D17B0CFE7614E&feature=plpp_play_all youtube playlist] to get you in the mood!  
 
Here is a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujfqB1CD6VA&list=PL1A0D17B0CFE7614E&feature=plpp_play_all youtube playlist] to get you in the mood!  
 
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[[Category:Music]]
 
[[Category:Dawn Music]]
 
[[Category:Dawn Music]]
[[Category:Music]]
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Latest revision as of 16:05, 19 February 2020

The Music of Dawn

Style summary

Arthurian high medieval, chivalric, courtly, 'high' culture, battle anthems, tales of love, glory, and tragedy.

Dawn draws on the more formal folk and classical traditions of Shakespearean/Elizabethan period, for example madrigals, as well as fantastical folk tales from the English or Irish tradition.

Commonly known songs

A musical tradition

All sensible knights understand that for their glory to continue after death, you rely on the skill and conviction of minstrels and storytellers. What better way to earn glory and reputation than to let them see your deeds for themselves? Therefore it is not uncommon for questing knights to invite along the best minstrel they can find to accompany them on a quest - it goes without saying that the safety of the minstrel is paramount. The best singers and storytellers have a song or tale ready for the victory feast the same evening, and direct retellings of glorious battles and the valour of Dawnish knights in either victory or death are always enthusiastically received!

One for the kids

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Funeral Songs

Wedding Music

Songs about notable people/entities in Dawn

Further examples

Songs

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Instrumentation and tunes

  • Anything vaguely courtly using recorders, plucked strings, single drums, harps, autoharp, or similar.
  • Elizabethan recorder music - very appropriate for Dawn, especially if played on recorders or harp with a single drum.

Other performance traditions

  • Courtly dances.

How to adapt your repertoire

  • Sing in a formal rather than bawdy style. Up the properness and pathos of your words. Strum your guitar like a lute. Roll your rrrrs!

Our sources

Thomas Morley, Kate Rusby, Bill Jones, Glasgow Madrigirls, the other Madrigirls who actually sing more madrigals,

Here is a youtube playlist to get you in the mood!

Further Reading

Core Brief

Additional Information