The Great Hall: Have a Seat!

Here are some historical pieces for reference, pieces that are partially or wholly original to members of the College, and other pieces that we really like.

If you have pieces you would like to include here, please contact the Webminister. Any song, poem, story, music, or whatever can be included, as long as it basically fits the criteria of the SCA. Audio and video recordings are also viable, either as direct storage or as links to YouTube or the like. Additionally, if you want to have your music transcribed, but don’t know how to write out music, we can point you to Guild members who are more than willing to help.

  • Carmen Orientalis

    Carmen Orientalis Text by Wendy Gale (Sabine de Kerbriant). Medody: In Taberna from the Carmina Burana, 13th Century. ©2004 Wendy Gale, all rights reserved. Open use in SCA with attribution. lyrics   sheetmusic   midi   mp3

  • For Honor of Queen Geneviere

    For Honor of Queen Geneviere Text: Arden of Icombe. Music: variant of Machaut’s Comment Qua Moy. Recorded by Paul Butler (all parts) Written by Arden of Icombe as commission to King Kelson for his Queen. The melody is a tweaked version of Machaut’s Comment Qua Moy for the chorus, the verse is more heavily rewritten. Copyright reserved,…

  • Dawn Song

    Dawn Song Text: Bertran D’Alamano (1230-1260), Music: 13th Cent. Anon Motet. Recorded on “Of Dyverse Mynstralsye” by Paul Butler. Combined the text of Bertran D’Alamano with an anonymous 13th century liturgical motet, slightly modified to match the text, to create a period style dawn song. The original was in Provençal, the translation is by Willard…

  • I Am Eastern, So Are You

    I Am Eastern, So Are You Music from Frere Jacques, text by Aneleda Falconbridge, maybe? Lyrics: “I am Eastern, I am Eastern, So are you, so are you, Let’s go beat the (Midrealm), let’s go beat the (Midrealm), With a stick, with a stick.” mp3

  • Warhorns of Summer

    Warhorns of Summer Original melody and text by Verrix of the MidRealms. This is technically a Mid-Realm rather than an Eastern piece, but posted here for Pennsic. ©2003 Reid Sisson. lyrics   mp3

  • Oriens Victoriosus

    Here Comes the East (Oriens Victoriosus) By Aneleda Falconbridge. ©2010 Monique Bouchard, all rights reserved. Open use in SCA with attribution. lyrics   sheetmusic   midi   mp3