Master Crispin Sexi was laurelled for being a composer. He has written numerous pieces of music in medieval and renaissance styles. Some of his works are to be found here.
These publications are available for sale on market day at
Or you can email Crispin.
The Red Book of Lochac volumes I and II are collections of music written by citizens of Lochac.
Seven Virtues (2008) is a collection of three-part pavans and galliards in different modes, intended as background music for a feast.
The Fayrest Booke of Madrigals (etc.) (2010) is a selection of 15 Elizabethan-style part songs.
You can also purchase the CD of the book, recorded by In Dulci.
Crispin Sexi's Lute Book (2019) is a selection of 14 easy pieces arranged by Crispin.
The music here written in period style comes in various formats. You might need the Noteworthy reader.
- Nowe Welcome Somor: 14thC Isorythmic Motet. Noteworthy, Midi, Png.
David Yardley has kindly recorded himself singing Nowe Welcome Somor - 943KB MP3
- Por l'amour de li: 13thC Trouvere. Noteworthy, Midi, Png.
- Sing You and My Voice Doth Die: 16thC Madrigal. Noteworthy, Midi, Png page 1 page 2.
- Hot Summer's Day/Westron Wynd/Agincourt: A set of 16thC Rounds. These are typeset using fonts made by Jeff Lee, plus a few block letters pinched and modified from Thomas Ravenscroft's books of rounds.Png (small), Png (large)
- My Hedgerow: A 16thC round. Noteworthy, Png.
- Ah, Me!: A 16thC part-song. Noteworthy, PDF, Midi. Lute version (could someone with a lute please give me feedback on this?!) Noteworthy, PDF, Midi.
- Lullay, Lullay, My Little Child: A lullaby. The words are from Medieval Children by Nicholas Orme (2001). Noteworthy, PDF, Midi.
- Southron Gaard: A patriotic song commissioned by Mistress Roheisa le Sarjent. The style is 13th-14thC English, very much like "Sumer Is Icumin In". Noteworthy, PDF, Midi.
- Come, Come, My Friends: A 16thC part-song. Noteworthy, PDF, Midi.
- Take a Peck of Flower: A 16thC part-song. See also this additional information. Noteworthy, PDF, Midi.
- By Saint Joce: a 14thC Motet about food. Noteworthy.
David Yardley has kindly recorded himself singing By Saint Joce - 672KB MP3
- Droplets Run: A short 16thC madrigal. Noteworthy, PDF, Midi.
- Time is Hours: A 16thC madrigal about wasting hours. Noteworthy, PDF, Midi.
- Oh Woe Is Me: A 16thC madrigal, written as an exercise to see how long I could stretch out a simple phrase. Noteworthy, PDF, Midi.
- Said Shepherd Lad: A 16thC lute song (with simple chords). Noteworthy, PDF, Midi.
- A Fellow Who Fancied: A round with verses. Noteworthy, PDF, Midi.
- I Think On Love: A 16thC part-song, complaining about love. Noteworthy, PDF, Midi.
- On Lush Vines: A 16thC round, about wine. Noteworthy, PDF, Midi.
- All the Yeare in Greate Shippes: A 16thC part-song, based on information from "A Speciall Direction for Divers Trades" c. 1575-85, published in Tudor Economic Documents Volume III by R.H. Tawney and E. Power. Noteworthy, PDF, Midi.
- I Caught Her Glance: A 16thC 4 part song. Noteworthy, PDF, Midi.
- Gavotte: a short gavotte. Midi, Png.
- Seven Virtues: A set of Elizabethan dances in various modes. Useful as background music, though you could dance to them too. All have soprano, alto and tenor parts.
- Ballo di Aneala: 16thC Itallian variations on a theme. This was written for the investiture of Lachlahn and Jane, Baron and Baroness of Aneala. Noteworthy, Midi, PDF.
- Neverlet: An easy lute piece. PDF.
Music for Lochac Royalty
Crispin has written a bunch of music to commemorate reigns in the Kingdom of Lochac. Those pieces can be found on the Bardic Guild Website on the "Reigns" page.
Here are some useful articles on composing music.
A system for writing a 16thC bass part.
The Contrapuntal Formula of Dr. Thomas Campion, an article by Jeff Lee.
Two Parts in One:
William Bathe's method for writing canon above a ground.
The Eighth Part:
A system for 16thC composition for eight or more parts, based on Campion's formula.
Individual works are copyright by Jaysen Ollerenshaw, but permission is granted for non-profit use.
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