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									         AS Music
Developing Musical Understanding
        Thomas Weelkes
      Sing we at pleasure
         an introduction
What we will be studying



        Sing we at pleasure 1st listening

        Weelkes: background

        The genre: madrigal

        Sing we at pleasure: style

        Sing we at pleasure 2nd listening
Sing we at pleasure: first listening
Thomas Weelkes: background




  Dates: 1575 - 1623

                       English composer of madrigals
                             and sacred music



     Highly prolific
                        Renowned for his dexterous
                           & complex textures
Genre
                      What is a madrigal?

  The Madrigal
                 A secular part song


        Popular in the 16th
            Century            Settings of
                              contemporary
                                  poets
Genre 2

             The Madrigal

                      Extended employment
                         of word painting

    Typical subjects:


          Pastoral
                            Love
          themes
                     Gods
 Genre 3




Often unaccompanied & virtuosic
                        Highly contrapuntal
                             textures
Originated in 16th Century Italy
               Italian style was passionate
                and harmonically complex
English style was light-hearted
                English style intended for
                      domestic use
Sing we at pleasure & style




                               The work
                                Is typical
                              of the genre


                               Dance

                                          Highly
               Ballett                   rhythmic
Sing we at pleasure: second listening
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