Mudcat Café message #2103903 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #90738   Message #2103903
Posted By: Artful Codger
16-Jul-07 - 01:42 AM
Thread Name: best a capella groups
Subject: RE: best a capella groups
I tend to use "a cappella" instead of "unaccompanied" because the latter might simply mean "alone", "with no one else". It's not strictly vocal, as witness the Bach suites for unaccompanied violin. Nor does it necessarily preclude a performer from accompanying himself. I also don't like defining things in terms of what they are not. Why should there be an automatic presumption of accompaniment, particularly with trad folk songs??