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Posted By: sophocleese
20-Feb-00 - 02:34 PM
Thread Name: Help: Trads to recommend for singer?
Subject: RE: Help: Trads to recommend for singer?
If you can dig up material my Marjorie Kennedy Fraser you sould try some scottish songs with piano accompaniment. Cecil Sharpe's Book A Hundred English Folksongs has piano in it. A lot of traditionalists don't like the accompianment because the songs were originally sung a cappella and accompianment, even modern guitar, tends to fit the song into a particular time period in a way that the melody doesn't.That can be interesting in itself, a Victorian arrangement contrasted with a modern arrangement of the same piece. You could also try Ralph Vaughan Williams or Benjamin Britten for arranged English folk songs.