pennsicdance: Music from the pennsic Pile

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Thu Mar 30 16:03:15 PST 2000


>   With the given that being virtuosic is, alas, intrinsically part of the
>   basse dance music genre (as extant Spagnas seem to indicate), would
>   an easy-to-read-and-play Spagna, in a period style in all other ways 
>   (which is admittedly not much, since we just sacrificed the most
>   characteristic aspect of the basse dance "sound"), be (a) a tolerable
>   compromise (b) an unspeakable abomination?

I prefer finding a heroic person and either a shawm or a high-pitched
recorder.

There are SCA-written simplified Spagnas out there already; I don't
like them much (aesthetically.)

-- g

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