Composer: Weelkes, Thomas
Number of parts: 3
This is a good example of a piece which is much easier to
play if you leave the barlines out. The bar lines make
it look like there are wierd rhythms you have to count, but
without the bars, there are only notes on and off the beat.
If you listen to the MIDI file, you will hear that the rhythm
is actually quite square and conventional, except that any
given voice is playing only part of it. It’s much the hardest
piece to play in the London Pro Musica modern edition with
score, but if you play from facsimile or from my abc edition,
it’s no harder than anything else with a few eight note rests.