Re: [Authentic_SCA] Regarding Period Music and Bardic stuff
- Jeanne Harney wrote:
>But, as a percussionist who loves to play for dancers... shimmy, baby,
> I'm really glad you guys brought this subject up...I've been following it
> with great interest, especially since I was just asked to organize a Bardic
> competition for Baron Wars IV. (NW Ohio's premier camping event, honest)
> There'll be about 1500 people at the event. It always boils down to "drum
> and dance" for hours every night, and while that's fun and all, it does not
> Bardic make!
> So, after complaining about that I was told to put my money where my mouthCount documentation, but if it's going to be a Bardic Circle, don't ask
> was and organize something...and I will have a panel of 3 judges, categories
> for best individual and group vocal (not singing only, storytelling/playlets
> are fine as well), best individual and group instrumental, and a judge's
> choice award. All of a sudden I'm hearing a whole lot of stuff I'd never
> heard of. Am I counting points on documentation? Awarding points (similar
> to War points, I guess) for A&S? Stuff like that. I'm still attempting to
> get my judging criteria together...and period-ness was going to be one of
> the things that counted, of course.
people for hard hand-outs giving chapter and verse of where they got the
piece. See below...
> All I have going for me is perfect pitch and a love of all music/theatre.If you judge by the performer's intro [example: "This is a piece in the
> I'm NOT a trained judge. I am getting a bit scared that I may have bitten
> off more than I can chew if people are looking for official points, etc...I
> have GOOD prizes available, as every vendor has to donate an item in lieu of
> a vendor's fee, and there are generally over 50 vendors...
style of Ventadorn" -- look for through-composed melismatic lines], and
have good judges, you can probably get away with it without requiring
significand documentation. Look for judges who excel at period styles.
My two pence.
-Robert fitz Thomas