minstrel: Ecce Macdonaldus Senex

cynthia j ley cley at juno.com
Thu Feb 10 09:12:14 PST 2000


I have *got* to see these! Please let me know how to find his works.
Reply privately to Cley at juno.com.


		Thanks!

			Arlys



On Thu, 10 Feb 2000 22:24:44 +1100 "Martin Hungerford"
<jongleur at netcon.net.au> writes:
>Sounds like one of Master Daffyd's!  Others of his work include the 
>Mexican
>Fast food Madrigal.  Lots of fun.  His name is Daffyd of the Glen, 
>(OL) and
>he lives in Stormhold, Lochac  (aka Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.)
>
>He is on the web - I think - I'll go looking and report back, if you 
>like
>
>Martin Juggler
>Stormhold.
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jessica Tiffin <jessica at beattie.uct.ac.za>
>To: minstrel at pbm.com <minstrel at pbm.com>
>Date: Thursday, 10 February 2000 22:04
>Subject: minstrel: Ecce Macdonaldus Senex
>
>
>>greetings, minstrels all.
>>
>>I emerge from lurk mode with an off-chance sort of query.  Our vocal
>>group is currently working on a rather hysterical arrangement of "Old
>>Macdonald Had A Farm," translated into Latin and with a pretty
>>complex four-part harmony.  (Sorry if this makes the purists wince,
>>we do mostly authentic stuff, promise, this is just light relief.  It
>>goes down very well with the Shire... well, _you_ try singing "cum
>>moo moo hic" with a straight face... ).  The first line is "Ecce
>>Macdonaldus senex qui fundum habent, E I E I O"; the sopranos keep
>>the well-known tune, although with some very strange timing in the
>>version we have; the other 3 parts have some rather modern-sounding
>>harmonies.
>>
>>Problem is, the song was taught to us by an ex Shire member who wrote
>>it out from memory, and who didn't give us an author or source. The
>>only info I have is that it's an SCA-generated piece, and the
>>ex-member hailed from Lochac,  so this is very much a stab in the
>>dark.  Has anyone ever come across anything like this piece?  does
>>anyone know who wrote it?  does anyone have an authoritative version?
>> I really don't like singing anything that (a) we cannot attribute,
>>and (b) is very much a from-memory and slightly problematical version
>>(the timing is very odd).
>>
>>hoping someone might recognise this,
>>Jehanne
>>
>>
>>Lady Jehanne de Huguenin  *  Seneschal, Shire of Adamastor, Cape Town
>>(Jessica Tiffin, University of Cape Town)
>>Sable, three owls rising argent, each maintaining a willow slip vert.
>>http://users.iafrica.com/m/me/melisant/stidings.htm
>>
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