Renaissance Trios for Strings

These 46 arrangements feature works by well known composers of the day (Byrd, Morley, Palestrina, etc.), as well as composers that are not so well known (Gumpelzhaimer, Jones, Munday, etc.). Many of these pieces are suitable, aka “easy”, for folks playing in a trio for the first time. You may experience harmonies and dissonances that are new to you. (Of course, they are really quite old...) Some of the rhythms may be unexpected, so take it slow. Trust the tunes. They have exotic charms of their own, and they will find their own speed! Program notes about the composers are included.

This assemblage of tunes is a part of a series of Trios for Strings collections organized according to the periods of musical development from the 15th thru the 19th centuries... Renaissance Trios for Strings (15th and 16th centuries), Baroque Trios for Strings (1600 - 1750), Classical Trios for Strings (1750 - 1820), and Romantic Trios for Strings (1820 - 1910).

Each of the collections in the Trios for Strings series consists of nine individual part books. Each of the three trio parts (A, B, and C) are available for violins, violas, and cellos.

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Tunes in this Collection...
Agricola, “In Mijnen Zin”
Anonymous, “Allemande”
Anonymous, “Dalling Alman”
Anonymous, “The Emporors Pavane”
Arcadelt, “Dormendo Un Giorno”
Attaignant, “Basse Danse”
Bateson, “Ah Me! My Mistress Scorns My Love”
Bateson, “Come Follow Me Fair Nymphs”
Bull, “The Duke of Brunswick’s Alman”
Bull, “The King’s Hunt”
Byrd, “The Carman’s Whistle”
Caroso, “Celeste Giglio”
Desprez, “Fantazie”
Dufay, “Je Ne Vis Oncques La Pareille”
Farnaby, “Spagnioletta”
Farnaby, “Tower Hill”
Festa, “Altro Non E’l Mi’Amor”
Gabrielli, “Balletto Quarto”
Gibbons, “Fantasia”
Gorzanis, “La Turturella”
Gumpelzhaimer, “Illumina Oculos Meos”
Hassler, “Intrada I and II”
Heurteur, “Quant Je Boy Du Vin Claret”
Jones, “On a Time In Summer”
Jones, “Sweete Kate of Late Ran Away and Left Me”
Lasso, “Cor Meum”
Marchand, “Allemanda”
Morley, “Arise, Get Up My Deere”
Morley, “Fantasy for Three Recorders”
Munday, “Munday’s Joy”
Negri, “Bianca Fiore”
Palestrina, “Ahi, Che Quest’occhi Miei”
Peerson, “The Primerose”
Phelyppis, “I Love, I Love a Flower”
Praetorius, “Fuga”
Praetorius, “Lo, How a Rose e’er Blooming”
Ravenscroft, “Of All the Birds That Ever I See”
Susato, “Allemainge”
Sweelinck, “Ballo del Granduca”
Vasquez, “Duelete de mi, Senora”
Vecchi, “Io Spero”
Weelkes, “Ran ta Ra Ran Tan Tant”
Weelkes, “The Nightingale”
Widmann, “Tanz”
Willaert, “Ricercar in F”
Willaert, “Ricercar in G Minor”


“Renaissance Trios features a generous 46 works by Byrd, Gibbons, Morley, Palestrina and John Bull as well as lesser-known composers of the day. The majority of these delightful tunes are playable in 1st position and will therefore suit first-timers in ensemble. Happy music making is in store!”
- Stringendo, October 2012, Journal of the Australian Strings Association ,
used by permission of AUSTA National Journal Editor

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