Joan quoth John (Nicholson, Richard)

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For 5 Recorders (Wiebes)

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Zandeavande (2018/8/5)

Arranger Jaap Wiebes
Publisher. Info. Jaap Wiebes
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General Information

Work Title Joan quoth John
Alternative. Title
Composer Nicholson, Richard
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRN 3
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation 5 voices
External Links RISM (5-voice version)

Navigation etc.

  • Nicholson also wrote another work entitled "Joan quote John". Grove Music explains them: "Nicholson's most interesting composition is a madrigal cycle for three voices based on the popular Elizabethan romance of Joan and John. In 11 distinct sections, the cycle treats their courtship, Joan's illness and apparent death, her recovery and their subsequent happiness. Unfortunately only two of the three voice parts of this unusual work have survived (in CL, Lbl, Lcm ). There is no musical connection between this madrigal cycle and the consort song with the same title."
  • The RISM link for the 3-voice madrigal (which has only 2 voices extant) is here.