Merry Madrygal Mavyns | Five Tenors Of A Different Timbre

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Five Tenors Of A Different Timbre

by Merry Madrygal Mavyns

A cappella vocal group of five lovely ladies whose beauty is only surpassed by their vocal ability.
Genre: Classical: Madrigals
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1. Now is the Month of Maying
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2. The Water is Wide
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3. Mmm Plucka
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4. Down in the River
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5. All the Pretty Horses (with Dana Ritterbusch)
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6. Shoot False Love
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7. My Sweethearts like Venus
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8. The Outlandish Knight (with Emily Atherton)
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9. Farewell Dear Love
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10. Good Day, Dear Heart
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11. Homeward Bound (with Leah Stein)
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12. Mother, I will have a Husband
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13. Greensleeves (with Monika C. Graf)
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14. I Love Alas, I Love Thee
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15. Dear Friends
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16. I Love Alas, I Love Dashing
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Album Notes
Here is some information about our group on the CD!

Leah Stein(2006-08):
Leah's musical education started with folk songs on road trips with her family. The humble begining was the right spark to inflame the love that would become her life's passion. Starting with "The Sunshine Kids" in kindergarten and continuing with various other choirs all through Elementary and Middle school she began a journey that she continued with MMM.

In High school she spent two years in private voice lessons and then began performing with the Metropolitan State College of Denver's Women's Choir. She was recently a Major in Music with an emphasis in Vocal Performance through MSCD and used each grain of musical knowledge gained there to better her sound with the MMM.

To Leah, life's every hour is a potential real-life musical and day by day she works hard to make them that way!

Emily Atherton(2006-08):
Emily is a recent graduate from the Colorado State University in Fort Collins with an Anthropology Major and a French minor.

In addition to her intellectual pursuits, she has been singing since before she can remember. Accomplished in her youth as a member of the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale, Colorado All State Choir, and the National Youth Chorus, her most recent vocal achievements include singing for the 2005 International Sacred Music Festival in South Korea with the Colrado State University Chamber Singers, and of course, her membership in the Merrye Madrygal Mavyns of the Colorado Renaissance Festivale, the fynest group of ladies she has ever had the honor with which to sing.

Don't let her size fool you, she made the biggest sound and most technically sound of the group!

Dana Ritterbusch(2007-08):
Dana has been singing from birth, and began actively studying singing her freshman year at Ponderosa High School in Parker, Colorado.

Ever the Soprano, she has performed with Colorado's Continental League Choir and both Joventus and Feminea Scholara Cantorum of the University of Norther Colorado. During her high school years she competed at multiple solo competitions and once earned a perfect score. Dana is now studying opera with a Metropolitan Opera regional finalist and plans to continue her musical and theatrical education at the University of Northern Colorado.

Monika Graf(2006-08, Leader 2008):
The first show Monika performed in was in her living room. It was somewhere between a pretend Starsearch audition and a child's Ballet class. She was six years old and determined to become the first singing ballerina. Of course, at the time she was quite tone deaf, but the dream was already there...

After fifteen years of various vocal and theatrical performance, she has performed in Greeley, Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Larkspur and other various venus around Colorado. She currently resides in Boulder, Colorado and has finished her Bachelors Degree of Music and Theater at Metro State College of Denver.

Friendly, easy to work with, and talented, Monika Graf is a performer who, using both classical and musical theater backgrounds, works hard to sing and perform on a professional level. She was also our fearless leader in 2008 and was both webmaster and the unofficial voice coach of the group.


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Matt Schwarz

I saw these ladies at the Colorado Renaissance Festival, and every time I heard them sing it was magical. Their voices blend togethere beautifully, and they do a nice mix of pieces - mostly renaissance but with a few more modern acapella pieces and some solo folk songs to keep the ear interested. I have a number of other madrigal CDs that are a little boring, but the Merry Madrygal Mavyns have a talent for being mellifluous and vibrantly engaging. I know this just came out, but I hope they do another one!

John Ross

A most unusual and refreshing blend of 'naive' voices -- the antithesis of the operatic sound -- but the performances are knowing and more than competent, the parts blend evenly, and the arrangements of SATB material for nearly equal voices are clever: did the Mavyns make the arrangements themselves? Unfortunately this and other questions remain unanswered. The sleeve notes are truly minimalist, although there is a URL on the disc itself, which takes you to bios and a track list. Also the disc is rather short: otherwise it would have been five stars. More next time, ladies, please! And make that soon.