Music & Repertoire

As the Wokingham Madrigal Society, the choir concentrated on singing madrigals, as the name suggests. However, the choir has broadened its repertoire considerably to include part-songs, folk songs and lighter items in a variety of traditional and contemporary arrangements, such as those used by the King's Singers. Here is a sample of the music the choir has performed over recent years:

Madrigals  
The Silver Swan Orlando Gibbons
Hard by a crystal fountain Thomas Morley
Sing we and chant it Thomas Morley
Mother I will have a husband Thomas Vautor
Fair Phyllis Farmer
Come away, sweet love Greaves
Sing we at pleasure Weelkes
My bonny lass she smileth Thomas Morley
Come gentle swains Michael Cavendish
As Vesta was Thomas Weelkes
Weep, weep mine eyes Wilbye
Sweet suffolk owl Vautor
 
Sacred Music  
My Soul there is a country Parry
Give unto the Lord Elgar
O Salutaris Laloux
Tantum Ergo Laloux
Ave verum corpus K618 Mozart
The Lord bless you and keep you John Rutter
Venite, populi venite K260 Mozart
O magnum mysterium Lauridsen
The Lamb John Tavener
Song for Athene John Tavener
Alleluia Randall Thompson
The Lord is my Shepherd Howard Goodall
 
Part/Folk Songs  
Five unaccompanied part-songs Edward Elgar
Yugoslav folk songs Matyas Seiber
Linden Lea Vaughan Williams arr. Somerville
Quick! We have but a second Stanford
Takeda Lullaby arr. Grayston Ives
 
Spirituals  
I got a key arr. Parker & Shaw
All my trials arr. E. Hopkins
Were you there? arr. Westbrook
 
Lighter Music/Fun arrangements  
Country Gardens Percy Grainger
Autumn Leaves Joseph Kosma arr. Andrew Carter
Blue Moon Richard Rodgers arr. David Blackwell
Banquet Fugue Rutter
Drunken Sailor arr. Terri
Alouette arr. Bertalot
Christopher Robin is saying his prayers Fraser-Simpson
Bouree for Bach J.S. Bach arr. Williams
The Teddy Bears' Picnic John Bratton arr. Andrew Carter