Re: South Rampart Street Parade (SRSP)
- --- In bbshop@y..., Ehink557@a... wrote:
> Has anyone actually seen the composer's original notes. I guarantee
> are different from what is usually sung. My chorus sang this incomp several
> years ago and we were told at that time if we ever did it again wewould be
> DQ'd. I subsequently went to the store and bought the sheet music.Boy, there
> sure were discrepancies in the melody.Please note: This attitude no longer exists in the current judging
> Ed Hinkley
system. First, on melodic alteration, melodic changes that are
accepted as "mainstream" are acceptable. So, SRSP as we know it is
fine. Secondly, if there were stylistic issues (melodic changes or
otherwise), it would be handled in a different manner. Finally, the
likelihood of a 0 for melodic alteration is remote. The rules
suggest a lower Music score, but not up to and including forfeiture
(it says this sort of language in other passages).
From the rules:
6. The arranger is expected to use the composer's melody as the
basis for his harmonization and embellishment. Melodic alterations
might be distracting, especially when the melody is well known.
Alterations that are made for the purpose of satisfying the standards
of acceptable harmonic progressions and harmonic rhythm stated in
II.C.6 are not permitted.
Alterations are acceptable in the following circumstances:
a. Minor melodic alterations may be made to enhance the
potential for increased consonance and singability, as long as the
notes that are changed are not essential to defining the character or
shape of the melody.
b. When an alteration of the melody is commonly known and
c. When, in a repeated section (verse or chorus) of a song, the
arrangement alters or stylizes the melody. Stylized segments may
occur during repeats of a song section as long as the stylization
results in a passage suggestive of the original.
Alterations beyond these parameters will result in a lower Music