minstrel: Ecce Macdonaldus Senex

Don Hicks don-andrea-hicks at worldnet.att.net
Thu Feb 10 12:16:43 PST 2000


And, let me know as well.
Thanks
Ottavio Todisco

cynthia j ley wrote:

> 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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