TROUBADOURS en fête Living testimony to those long gone times...
Inspired by chivalry, TROUBADOURS en fête is a musical collection of twenty-seven (27) pieces especially created in French and also in an English version for children and all those who wish to discover, enjoy and give a new life to the noble elegance of medieval art.
Let us now travel back in time to the era of castles and allow ourselves to be filled with the magical and bewitching colour of medieval music.
Both children and teachers will discover the fine poetry of the gentle troubadours as it blends with the distinctive colour of various instruments. The music is easy to perform and will help eager young musicians to discover the pleasures of group work. The simple and progressive accompaniments are conceived and adapted for children who crave such qualities as beauty, originality and refinement.
The detailed and careful presentation of the information will simplify your teaching thanks to an overall intelligible format in four pages:
Lyrics and Illustration 1- English songs + English texts, 2- Special Collection French Immersion: French songs + English texts
Note that this anthology of early music may appropriately be performed on the recorder. The multi-form aspect activity is there to enjoy, as some verses are for voice only, some for soprano recorder, and others either combined or presented according to your fancy or imagination.
Compact discs are also available. They include all of the Orff accompaniments with and without vocal parts. This pedagogical tool will facilitate your listening sessions. It will help the children in their study of instrumental play and musical form, and assist you in teaching dance and movement.
In this spirit, you are invited to experience a journey across time, a unique aubade, by rediscovering the various facets of the Orff Schulwerk in its most noble armour. Hommage will be given to song, recorder, instrumentation, dance, creativity and spontaneity as the repertoire comes back to life under your baton.