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Quodlibets ('partner songs')

05 Aug 03 - 08:01 AM (#997003)
Subject: Quodlibets ('partner songs')
From: Margret RoadKnight

Interested in Quodlibets ("partner songs", such as Blue Moon and Heart & Soul and Do You Wanna Dance, which can be sung simultaneously) with sufficiently distinct tunes to make an interesting 'tapestry'.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Margret


05 Aug 03 - 08:42 AM (#997031)
Subject: RE: Quodlibets ('partner songs')
From: masato sakurai

There're previous threads:
Help: Partner songs

Tune Req: Counter melodies to be sung


05 Aug 03 - 09:08 AM (#997054)
Subject: RE: Quodlibets ('partner songs')
From: Margret RoadKnight

Masato - Onya (as we say Down Under)
Appreciate your help
Cheers
Margret


05 Aug 03 - 10:16 AM (#997096)
Subject: RE: Quodlibets ('partner songs')
From: GUEST,Pete Peterson

Ones I haven's seen mentioned before (checked the other threads)

Bill Bailey
Just Because
Meeting in the Air (Carter Family)
Washington & Lee Swing

we (Well Tempered String Band) use this as a demonstration at workshops-- the Carter Family never (well, hardly ever) used any chords but the I, IV and V even when the music clearly called for it-- thus Meeting in the Air used only those three chords even though other songs use the VI, II, V, I progression. . . and you can sing them together, as we dmonstrate.


05 Aug 03 - 08:48 PM (#997546)
Subject: RE: Quodlibets ('partner songs')
From: masato sakurai

There're some partner songs at MUSIC ED RESOURCES IDEA LIBRARY.


06 Aug 03 - 07:23 AM (#997798)
Subject: RE: Quodlibets ('partner songs')
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Good site, Masato! Arigato as usual!
Sol Weber has some good quodlibets in Rounds Galore and Rounds Galore and More (click).
My favorite, though, is
What a goodly thing (Jean Ritchie's Peace Round)
Shalom Chaverim
Wade in the water
Hey yanna ho yanna hey yan yan (NA Indian chant)


06 Aug 03 - 08:36 AM (#997835)
Subject: RE: Quodlibets ('partner songs')
From: Vixen

Well, without knowing they were actually related songs, I superimposed Rambler Gambler (the Joan Baez version as sung by me) onto Pretty Mary (the Peter, Paul and Mary version as sung by Reynaud).

I found out years later that both songs are variants of Wagoner's Lad, so of course they go together. Combining other pairs of variants might yield equally interesting results.

V


06 Aug 03 - 09:13 AM (#997859)
Subject: RE: Quodlibets ('partner songs')
From: Margret RoadKnight

Thanks again to all of you for the tips!
Margret


06 Aug 03 - 06:34 PM (#998199)
Subject: RE: Quodlibets ('partner songs')
From: PageOfCups

Now, if you'd like some funny/bawdy ones, check out the ones "written" by P.D.Q. Bach (aka Peter Schickele). "Art of the Ground Round for 3 baritones & discontinuo, S. $1. 19/lb" can be found on the album "The Intimate PDQ Bach."

PoC


07 Aug 03 - 07:04 PM (#998620)
Subject: RE: Quodlibets ('partner songs')
From: CraigS

If you listen to BBC radio 4 at 5.30am (BST, 4.30am GMT) start-up, you can hear their theme tune, which weaves together a large number of old and traditional UK melodies in a quite amazing manner. Web radio can be useful!