Saturday, April 16, 2011

We Be Soldiers Three

Thomas Ravenscroft (1582/92 - 1635) was an English composer and editor who is well known for his rounds and catches compositions and for his compilations of British folk music.  The selected piece, We Be Soliders Three, is from Ravenscroft's Deuteromelia which is dated in 1609 and is a collection of catches and rounds. Interestingly, a song still well known today is also found in that collection:  Three Blind Mice.

Here is a version of the song from YouTube by Owain Phyfe's (and the rest of the New World Renaissance Band):

If you are interested, here is a more modernized version by Coyote Run from YouTube:

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks, nice summary.

    Incidentally, you can find more on the historical background and some other links here;