Re: Chalice of the Sun Gods IV: The Quest for Peace
- Thank you, everyone, for your helpful suggestions! I will definitely
look into all of this (especially looking for period tunes and
writing my own lyrics...such a great idea, Michael! I've always been
terrible with writing music but a decent lyricist...) and see what I
can rustle up for the competition. I'm so excited now! :)
Thanks again for all the help!
P.S. And Michael, it was sad that Garraed didn't have the Bardic
Symposium this year at Pennsic. I especially appreciated his and your
critiques of the song that I sang!
--- In SCA_BARDS@yahoogroups.com, "Michael B. Greenstein"
> > At least one of my two songs must be a period style and
> documented... I know there are a TON of songs out there about war,
> does anyone know of a period song about peace..? And how should I goown
> about presenting my documentation. Never had to document anything
> Easiest might be to take a documentably period tune, and write your
> lyrics on the desired subject. That gives you period tune andscansion,
> meaning so long as your lyrics avoid "wrong dream-ism," you're goodto go on
> documentably period style. For that matter, writing your ownlyrics to an
> existing tune is itself a very period practice!what you
> As for picking your tune, that depends on what you know and like,
> can sing, and how deeply you care to search until you find Just TheRight
> One.basic goal
> Documentation is good practice. It needn't be encyclopedic; the
> is to identify what you've got, where it came from, how you knowthat it's
> period, the choices you made and why you made them, and how (if youknow)
> what you did departs from the period example. You're not trying tobore the
> judges, you're trying to educate them. If you go over three pagesfor
> something like this, you've overwritten. As an example, yourdocumentation
> could address:have a
> WHO wrote the tune you're using, if known?
> WHAT was the original song about?
> WHY did you choose that tune?
> WHEN was it popular?
> WHERE was it popular?
> I hope this helps. Good luck. Win or lose the competition, you'll
> new piece to add to your repertoire, and that's an automatic win inmy book!
> - Michael