Three Renaissance Madrigals

From Wind Repertory Project
David Marlatt

Arranged by David Marlatt

General Info

Year: 2000 / 2012
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Vocal songs
Publisher: Eighth Note Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $25.00br />


1. The Silver Swan - 1:20
2. My Heart to Thee Now Makes Its Plea - 2:15
3. Now Is the Month of Maying - 1:10


Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet

Part 2

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • Horn in F

Part 4

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Silver Swan, My Heart to Thee Now Makes its Plea and Now Is the Month of Maying make up this set of famous madrigals for interchangeable woodwind ensemble. There are two slower melodies and one fast one to add variety to this suite.

- Program Note from publisher

A madrigal is a secular vocal music composition of the Renaissance (15th–16th c.) and early Baroque (1600–1750) eras. The polyphonic madrigal is unaccompanied, and the number of voices varies from two to eight, but usually features three to six voices, whilst the metre of the madrigal varies between two or three tercets, followed by one or two couplets. Unlike the verse-repeating strophic forms sung to the same music, most madrigals are through-composed, featuring different music for each stanza of lyrics, whereby the composer expresses the emotions contained in each line and in single words of the poem being sung.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Woodwind Quintet IV (Phillip A. Ostrander, conductor) - 1 April 2021

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  • Madrigal, Wikipedia. Accessed 4 April 2021
  • Marlatt, D.; Gibbons, O.; Morley, T.; di Lasso, O. (2000). Three Renaissance Madrigals [score]. Eighth Note Publications: Markham, Ont.
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