Re: [SCA_BARDS] FILKS
- On Thu, Sep 06, 2001 at 10:16:19PM -0600, Jessica Holder (Lady Christine the good) wrote:
> Think abou it. King Henry (?) just wrote Greensleeves andActually, Henry VIII didn't write Greensleeves -- it first appears in
> everyone and their dog is performing it. Then someone you
> know writes a filk to the song.
a ballad as "a new tune" in 1580, long after he was dead. But
Greensleeves, and many other tunes, had many different sets of words
written to them over many years.
One interesting project going on right now is a transcription of the
melodies of the tunes in Thomas Ravenscroft's 1614 psalter, which is a
collection of the Psalms put to music. The tunes used are popular
tunes collected all over England... hence, an ideal set of music to
write ballads to. There's an earlier psalter in the same series that
we're going to do next. If you'd like to look at some existing resources,
http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/ballads/music.html (Tunes of broadside ballads)
http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/vladislav/filk/ (Medieval melodies for filking)
intolerant supplier of tunes for filking since AS XXX
----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Lindahl" <lindahl@...>
> Actually, Henry VIII didn't write Greensleeves -- it first appears in
> a ballad as "a new tune" in 1580, long after he was dead. But
> Greensleeves, and many other tunes, had many different sets of words
> written to them over many years.
Baron Talanque used to work in a Music department, and he once told me, many
long years ago, that some music historians think the tune to Greensleeves
might actually belong to Biblical times, and is possibly a Psalm tune....
If anyone has any other info on this idea, I'd love to know about it....