In listening to the work of the madrigal singers who performed “Il et bel et bon” the facial expressions of the singers reveal the content of the music without a translation of the lyrics. There is a sense of flirtation that can be seen on the faces of the singers. The song appears to be of a joyous nature, with specific movements being done in order to convey meaning to the audience. Another version in acappella by The King’s Singers reveals that it is intended to suggest a group of women discussing their men and the ways in which the men treat them. The idea is that they are gossiping. While this was not perfectly clear from the first rendition, the sense of humor and joy from women gathering to discuss their men can be seen once the theme is understood. The instrumental version of “Il et bel et bon” by The King’s Singers does not, however, translate the playfulness as well as the acappella versions. The sound of the clucking chickens that is translated through musical devices creates a sense of the theme as there is a general stereotypical analogy between clucking chickens and gossiping women. Listening to the piece, “Clap Your Hands” by Voces8 was moving, with a sense of joy, but much more serious in nature. The individual voices could be heard, but the combined sound, with the fluid harmonies that moved up and down from one voice to the other, told more of the story than did the lyrics themselves.