[SCA-AE] AEthelmearc songs
F. Page Steinhardt (rr)
sunshadow at twcny.rr.com
Sun Jan 21 19:04:37 EST 2007
AEth - el - mearc is three beats
fair AEth el mearc would be 4
> Peregrine said:
> >>I like "Scarlet"! It's a powerful song and one of my all-time
> >>The only SCA song that affects me more in an emotional sense is
> >>by Master Hector, and "Scarlet" is the only tune I've heard that can
> >>rival "Rise". And a 6/8 makes a fine march in this piper's book!
> OH, RISE! Hector is a genius on many levels. That is an AWESOME song.
> I love all the AEthelmearc songs. I'm glad there is more than one. I
> pretty sick of Hakkon's song for a bit while we were doing the
> transition to
> Kingdom - it got pretty overplayed, and being Royal at the time, every
> we were anywhere, we heard it. I imagine the President gets pretty sick
> of "Hail to the Chief" after a bit, too.
> After a bit of a respite, I went back to loving it again. I have long
> amused that we seem to write in 3/4 or 6/8 time here, even when a march
> is requested. However, if you aren't looking for a precision, military
> style march, they all work pretty well for moving a slightly organized
> column of non-military types up to the battlefield.
> More AEthelmearc songs would be a good idea, considering the 10 year
> anniversary is coming up.... BARDIC CHALLENGE!!!!!! (Has it really been
> 10 years??)
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