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Posted By: GUEST,Jack Campin
27-Aug-18 - 10:04 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
some of Sharp's 'tradition bearers' apparently could not recognise their songs when he had 'harmonised' them ie, put simply, had fitted chords for piano to the tunes.

I am no sort of tradition bearer but I often can't get any idea of the tune from the MIDI harmonizations on the contemplator.com site. The melody note could be any pitch in that overcomplicated texture of homogeneous organ sound.