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Craig Courtney Twelve Days of Xmas

I originally posted to Choralist but am posting here now to share what I
have found out so far in regards to more detailed information on "A
Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas" by Craig
Courtney.

A Musicological Journey Through the
Twelve Days of Christmas...Craig Courtney

1. A Partridge - 6th Century Rome (Gregorian Chant)

2. Two Turtle Doves - 15th Century France (Josquin des Pres)
3. Three French Hens - 16th Century Italy (Palestrina)
4. Four Calling Birds - 17th Century Italy (Vivaldi)

5. Five Gold Rings - 18th Century Germany (Beethoven)
Beethoven--5th Symphony, 1st movement

6. Six Geese a-Laying - 18th Century Austria (Mozart)
Overture from "Die Zauberflote" (1791)

7. Seven Swans a-Swimming - 19th Century France (Saint Saens)
The Swan (1886)

8. Eight Maids a-Milking - 19th Century Germany (Wagner)
The Ride of the Valkyries

9. Nine Ladies Dancing - 19th Century Austria (Strauss)

10. Ten Lords a-Leaping - 19th Century France (Offenbach)
Jaques Offenbach--"Galop Infernal" – (Cancan) from Orpheus
in the Underworld (1858)

11. Eleven Pipers Piping - 19th Century Russia (Tchaikovsky)
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

12. Twelve Drummers Drumming - 19th Century America (Sousa)
The Stars & Stripes Forever March

If anyone wants to add further with what they know that would be great.




Maria Bishop
mariab(a)centurytel.net




on December 10, 2007 1:41pm
A note: "Partridge in a pear tree" - a malapropism from French. The
word from Old French "une pertriz". Pronounce that, in French, and you
will see why the confusion. It is actually a redundancy. " A
partridge, une pertriz."

Happy holidays,

Susie
Susan Deane
susiemuse(a)verizon.net


On Monday, December 10, 2007, at 01:27 PM, Maria Bishop wrote:

> I originally posted to Choralist but am posting here now to share what
> I
> have found out so far in regards to more detailed information on "A
> Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas" by Craig
> Courtney.




on December 10, 2007 1:48pm
Hi Maria- no new info, but here's what we printed in our program last year
just for some added fun.....

Day 1: A partridge near a monastery in sixth century Rome.
Day 2: Two turtle doves from a royal court in fifteenth century France.
Day 3: Three French hens from a cathedral in sixteenth century Italy.
Day 4: Four calling birds from a boarding school in seventeenth century
Italy.
Day 5: Five gold rings from a guild hall in eighteenth century Germany.
Day 6: Six geese a-laying at Esterhazy in eighteenth century Austria.
Day 7: Seven swans a-swimming on a palace pond in nineteenth century France.
Day 8: Eight maids a-milking in the shadows of Bayreuth, Germany.
Day 9: Nine ladies dancing at a Viennese ball.
Day 10: Ten lords a-leaping in an Italian theater.
Day 11: Eleven pipers piping from imperial Russia.
Day 12: Twelve drummers drumming in a time and place you will all remember.

Musical Puzzler
See if you can match the possible composer or style with the correct day:
Plainchant, Wagner, Mozart, Haydn, Sousa, Strauss, Rameau, di Lasso,
Saint-Saëns, Vivaldi, Offenbach, Tchaikovsky

-Cecil Rigby
Foothills Chorale
Clemson, SC
rigrax(a)earthlink.net

----- Original Message -----
From: Maria Bishop
I originally posted to Choralist but am posting here now to share what I
have found out so far in regards to more detailed information on "A
Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas" by Craig
Courtney.

[snip]
If anyone wants to add further with what they know that would be great.




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