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June 13, 2019 9:54 AM   Subscribe

"Now I want to hear 'All Star but it's a Madrigal' or 'All Star but it's a 40-part motet composed in the style of Thomas Tallis.'" TheWhiteSkull, Feb. '18. Ask, and it shall be given you.
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posted by Fizz at 10:00 AM on June 13

I am FURIOUS at how much I love this and how well done it is.
posted by merriment at 10:07 AM on June 13 [9 favorites]

Reference to Thomas Morley's "Fire, Fire, My Heart" at bars 63–65.
posted by cyanistes at 10:15 AM on June 13 [2 favorites]

Hey now
You're a Tallis scholar
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 10:16 AM on June 13 [13 favorites]

That's really nicely done.
posted by me3dia at 10:22 AM on June 13

That is amazing and is undoubtedly going to be a vicious earworm.

So now I'm contemplating who to inflict it on.
posted by Making You Bored For Science at 10:27 AM on June 13 [3 favorites]

This is great. The hey nonnys are obligatory and yet also the frosting on the cake.

Just for contrast, so everyone knows how not guaranteed pop choral arrangements are to end well...
posted by wildblueyonder at 10:32 AM on June 13 [4 favorites]

So crisp and refreshing, brilliant!
posted by Oyéah at 10:38 AM on June 13 [1 favorite]

Absolutely gorgeous - both the arrangement and the performance.
posted by Ben Trismegistus at 10:50 AM on June 13

A perfect gift to any Medievalist in your life!
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:55 AM on June 13 [2 favorites]

Paging Thomas Tallis Is My Homeboy. Thomas Tallis Is My Homeboy, please come to the white courtesy phone.
posted by aws17576 at 11:04 AM on June 13

This is super silly and also is this a thing? Follow-along sheet music YouTube? I'm a real sucker for harmonies and sightreading and this could be for real my jam for relaxation times.
posted by lauranesson at 12:05 PM on June 13 [3 favorites]

Now do "One Week" by the Barenaked Ladies. I'll start:

posted by TheWhiteSkull at 12:12 PM on June 13 [6 favorites]

Well, sumer is ycumen and it won't stop ycumen
posted by Pallas Athena at 12:50 PM on June 13 [36 favorites]

We also need madrigals of "Africa", "Take On Me", and especially "Never Gonna Give You Up".
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:59 PM on June 13 [2 favorites]

Don't tell Neil.
posted by snofoam at 1:00 PM on June 13 [2 favorites]

Sorry snofoam I already did
posted by overeducated_alligator at 2:08 PM on June 13 [3 favorites]

That was lovely. In trade, can I offer Black Hole Sun, as sung by Friederike Bayer on the German Voice?
posted by maxwelton at 2:37 PM on June 13 [1 favorite]

Thanks, I'm mad that I don't hate it.
posted by eponym at 5:02 PM on June 13 [3 favorites]

Years ago my choir commissioned and performed a madrigal version of "Bad Romance." I'll have to see if I still have the recording.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 5:43 PM on June 13 [6 favorites]

oh god Never Gonna Give You Up would be a great madrigal I might have to do this
posted by lokta at 6:57 AM on June 14 [2 favorites]

Dammit, I woke up with this as an earworm today! Arrrrrrrrrrrgh!
posted by Making You Bored For Science at 7:59 AM on June 14 [1 favorite]

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