Re: [KWChoir] Digest Number 651
>Looking at the original notation of Sumer is i-cumen in, I don't think there is
>> "Sumer is i-cumin in": sort of English :-) a round, medieval, up to 6 parts
>Six parts if you hate basses, which the person who wrote this plainly did.
any reason it has to be basses in particular. In fact I think anyone can sing
the ground. Personally, I have found it very useful to teach the ground canon to
people unfamiliar with the piece, and let those who know the piece sing the more
complex melody. I think assigning it to basses in particular is a modern
convention perpetrated by the Greenburg book. My two cents.
- Not only medieval, but one of my music books says it is the oldest known
English secular songs that has both the words and the music on the same
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dani Zweig" <dani@...>
> "Sumer is i-cumin in": sort of English :-) a round, medieval, up to 6
Six parts if you hate basses, which the person who wrote this plainly did.