Musical Monday: O Eyes of My Beloved

I am not a good typist. Actually I have never even taken a typing class. This has been the cause of much stress for my dear husband, who types about 157 words per minute and gets traumatized when he looks over my shoulder and notices my finger positioning on the keyboard. I have nothing against good typing skills, I just never learned to do it right.

The reason I never fit typing into my schedule in high school was because I was filling up all my electives with singing, and my absolute fave was Madrigal Singers. I am not talking about the "madrigals" I have seen in other high schools (with top hats and canes). No, we sang everything a capella, and wore renaissance clothing. Yes, I am talking men in tights. It was great fun, and it was great training for finding your part and holding your own against sometimes seven other parts.

Today's musical post is a tribute to this kind of music, which was written around the 16th century. I had a lot of fun recording all three parts. So, here is O Eyes Of My Beloved by Orlando di Lasso.

Kazzy's voice has been silenced by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act(see the details here). Sorry you can't listen to her sing directly. But send her a message and she'll try to work something out.

12 comments

CHERRANNE | January 25, 2009 at 10:47 PM

BREATHTAKING, Kaz. Lovely. :-)

Mel | January 25, 2009 at 11:42 PM

All of your voices sound so GOOD together!

The Richins Family | January 26, 2009 at 12:20 AM

So cool Karen! I confess, I check up on your blog and have seen the musical Monday posts, but until now have not actually listened to one (so sorry I've missed out!) What an awesome thing to do, and yeah, I completely wish I could sing with you!

MoziEsmé | January 26, 2009 at 1:03 AM

I can just visualize the costumes as I'm listening to the music. Wish I could sing... But I CAN type. :)

Connie | January 26, 2009 at 7:05 AM

You sound absolutely wonderful - even with a sinus infection! Wow!

Heidi Ashworth | January 26, 2009 at 8:31 AM

OH! How very talented you are!! Loved it! Do they have renaissance faires out there? We have them all over California and I just love them! (it's always so darn stinking hot, though, and I feel so sorry for the men in tights . . .)

Lara | January 26, 2009 at 9:40 AM

True madrigals. Good for your High School. I love renaissance music but my husband loves it even more and is always listening to recordings of "period" singers. Interesting stuff, and eerily beautiful, usually.

Thanks for sharing!

April | January 26, 2009 at 1:21 PM

I just loved it! You amaze me every week!!!

Luann | January 26, 2009 at 4:58 PM

You are one uber-talented lady and I'm so proud that you are my friend. :)

Gideon Burton | January 27, 2009 at 8:33 PM

If I were not already your husband I would MARRY you--and those two other ladies you were singing with :)

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel | January 30, 2009 at 7:02 PM

I love of all your musical posts. Aside from the fact that you have the most unbelievable voice you also pick very interesting songs.

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