The Renaissance Era

If your area has a Renaissance Festival, try to join with them for your program. Early music groups or Madrigal singers also make good collaborators. Renaissance costumes are great fun, especially various headpieces. Concert titles might include "A Renaissance Festival" or "King Arthur's Celebration".


Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1, Respighi/arr. Victoria Jicha (III-IV, FC-297)

Canzona, Gabrieli/arr. Robert K. Webb (III, FC-101)

Duo Seraphim, Monteverdi/arr. Claudia Anderson and Jill Felber (III, FDP-13)

Exsultate Deo, Palestrina/arr. Laura Walter (II, FC-159)

Harlequin Suite, Volume I, Ira-Paul Schwarz (IV, FC-153)

  • Fanfare I
  • Bouffons
  • Masque

Harlequin Suite, Volume II, Ira-Paul Schwarz (IV, FC-154)

  • Fanfare II
  • Badinage
  • Gigue

Motet: Jam Non Dicam, Gabrieli/arr. Laura Walter (II+, FC-132)

Pavan and Galliard, Byrd & Arbeau/arr. Russell Howland/Janette Erickson (II+, FC-141)

Sellenger’s Round, Byrd/arr. Bruce Behnke (III, FC-23)

Six English Madrigals, arr. Jonathan Bayley (II-III, FT-05)

The Bird Fancyer’s Delight, arr. Laurence Trott (II, P-03)

Two Madrigals, Gesualdo/arr. Martha Rearick (III, FC-14)

  • In Vain, O Cruel One
  • Fly Away O My Sighs