Mudcat Café message #25885 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4716   Message #25885
Posted By: Barbara
16-Apr-98 - 02:08 PM
Thread Name: Pagan/Folk/Earth Music Research Project
Subject: RE: Pagan/Folk/Earth Music Reasearch Project
I would try early/old english poetry, Oxford book of Carols, and does this data base sort for old songs? I know a number of english country songs that sound very pagan indeed. Often Christianity has been brushed very lightly over the surface. Try the Fuzzy Day Carol, I think that's right, in the Oxford Book. or Rosebud in June, or songs of Watersons and Young Tradition. Or search John Barleycorn. Or what about researching Carl Orff's Carmina Burana? It's a whole choral piece [opera?] of early (1400-1500, I think) secular songs, including a lovely one about the wheel. Find out where *he* found the material. BB Barbara