Composer:   Jean Berger
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Associated Music Pub
Edition:   A-349, 351, 354
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella


Harry A. Mechell
Winona State University 1993
R&R Chair College & University

Three Madrigals from “Six Madrigals” forms a very pleasing trio of songs by Jean Berger. Each selection lasts about 1:30 minutes, is SATB a cappella, and is characterized by alternating meters, slight dissonances, imitation, canonic writing and interesting textural writing. The texts of “My True Love Hath My Heart, ” “Art Thou That She?,” and “Harvester’s Song,” are all from the sixteenth century.