This was one of the first songs I learned in the music program at school. It is titled “Gymnopedie No. 1” by Eric Satie. Most versions are slower than this, but since we all have busy schedules I gave it a quicker tempo.
Eric Alfred Leslie Satie (May 17, 1866 – July 1, 1925), who signed his name Erik Satie after 1884, was a French composer and pianist. He was the son of a French father and a British mother. He studied at the Paris Conservatoire, but was an undistinguished student and obtained no diploma. In the 1880s he worked as a pianist in café-cabaret in Montmartre, Paris, and began composing works, mostly for solo piano, such as his Gymnopédies. He also wrote music for a Rosicrucian sect to which he was briefly attached.
This song is called Pour Mettre Comme Un Homme Habile. In English it means “To Put Like a Skillful Man.” (I think it might be missing something in translation). It was written way back in the 1500’s by Orlando Di Lasso.
On another note, have you ever wondered why the word “tummy” is used for the word “stomach?” Shouldn’t it be “Stummy?”
Tuesday’s song is fresh off the press. It is called Videntes stellam mag which translates to When They Saw The Star (at least according to my online translator). It was written in the 1500’s by Orlando Di Lasso, also known as “The King of Renaissance Music.” It has five lines of music.
Make that twomore. They were written in the 1500’s by my new favorite composer Orlando Di Lasso. I just added a little flavor to them. Each version has the same instruments, just arranged differently.
The first is titled “A Voi Guglielmo Invitto.” According to the online translator, that means “To You William Unconquered.”
And the second one is titled “O la o che bon eccho.” That translates to “The Echo Song” on translate.com. (Another translator uses the word “ecstasy” but I am going with echo because this site is G-rated.)
My word! what a lovely echo! let’s try it out. Pleased to meet you! Ha ha ha ha ha, let’s all laugh! Oh my fine companion? What do you want? I’d like you to sing a song Why? Why should I? Why not? Because I don’t want to. Why don’t you want to? Because I don’t feel like it! Shut up I say! You shut up, you big fool! Yes Sir! Come now, no more! Let’s go! Goodbye good echo! Goodbye good echo! Peace be with you. That’s enough, enough, enough!