A song thought to have roots in Elizabethan England, sung by travelling musicians. This version includes diminutions that are found in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book. Several different instrumentations are possible here!
Watkin’s Ale is also included in the collection ‘Three Songs for Dancing & Drinking’.
Year: 16th Century
Pages: 9 - score and parts
Minutes (approx.): 1m30s
Scoring: ATTB (alternatively SATB or AATB)
Difficulty: Moderate, with moderate/challenging soprano line