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Catch 2: I’ll Be a Park and Thou Shalt be My Deer

Note: Once again, before seeing my example, you can read the general research I did about catches and rounds.


My second catch follows the interesting last progression given in Example 36 of the course:

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Fully notated with all the parts sounding:

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Catch 1: My Lady’s C’s, U’s n’ T’s

Note: Before you look at my catch, you can read the research I’ve done on the subject here.


After writing two rounds, I’ve decided to try writing a catch. This genre, as I mentioned in my research, usually requires lyrics with vulgar and humorous associations, often joined by some kind of play with words and double entendre. For that reason I’ve dug around the web a bit and found some dirty jokes hidden throughout Shakespeare’s works.

The first catch in its melodic form looks like this:

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Round 2: Lorelei

Note: This is my second round, you can take a look at my first here. Also have a look at my overall research about the form here. 


My second round is in g minor, following the third progression given in the Example 36 in the course material. First is the whole melody written out, with numbers denoting when the voices should enter:

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Full notation with all three voices:

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Click here to download audio of the melody

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Round 1: Laugh and the World Laughs with You

Note: Before you take a look at my round, you can read my research about rounds in general here. The research includes the fuzzy terminology between canon, round and catch, the first round Sumer is icumen in and other. 


My first round in F major follows the first progression given in the Example 36 of the course material. Here is the whole melody written out, with numbers above denoting when the voices should join in:

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Fully notated:

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Click here to download audio of the melody

Click here to download audio of the round with all voices

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