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Name: The Madrigal
ID: m17508
Language: English (en)
Summary: This module represents a discussion of the madrigal as a small ensemble whose members are taken from a larger ensemble or are chosen separately. The madrigal ensemble has a unique repertoire which is also expanded by may fine pieces that are appropriate for a small, select group of singers. Madirgals should be small in size with a more diverse group of voices than would be likely be perfect for a larger choral ensemble. Members can be more soloistic but still be capable of sounding as an ensemble. Capabilities of singers to read at sight or be able to learn music rapidly and have excellent intonation as singers are vital characteristics. Use of instruments is encouraged with the singers or in place of certain voice parts as other voice parts are represented by voices. One can be imaginative about voices and light instrument usage.
Subject: Arts
Keywords: ability, blend, charismatic, choral, expressive, flexibility, individuals, instruments, intonation, madrigal, music, reading
Document Type: -//CNX//DTD CNXML 0.5 plus MathML//EN
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 2.0

Authors: Gordon Lamb (
Copyright Holders: Gordon Lamb (
Maintainers: Jennifer Thornhill (, Gordon Lamb (

Latest version: 1.1 (history)
First publication date: Aug 15, 2008 3:52 pm -0500
Last revision to module: Sep 17, 2008 9:34 am -0500


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Version: 1.1 Sep 17, 2008 9:34 am -0500 by Jennifer Thornhill
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