[SCA-Dance] singing accompaniment

Aaron Elkiss aelkiss at umich.edu
Fri Jun 26 16:54:01 EDT 2009

On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 3:29 PM, Greg Lindahl<lindahl at pbm.com> wrote:

> * While it may seem odd to the modern ear to sing a ballad as a part
> song, it doesn't seem to have been weird in period. In fact, many
> ballad tunes are only found written out as the top or tenor line of a
> part-song, or as instrumental music. Music was used very fluidly as
> dance tunes, ballads, part songs, fancy instrumental divisions, etc.

Sure -- for example, Dowland and Monteverdi both published many pieces
as both solo voice + lute and as part songs. I'm not familiar with any
Playford tunes being used for part songs, but would be very interested
in any that you know about!

-Aaron Drummond

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