The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2338   Message #159337
Posted By: _gargoyle
06-Jan-00 - 10:16 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Frog in the Well
Subject: RE: Lyr? Frog in the well
Thanks Bruce, I needed a collaborating peer

Personally, I am not familiar with several that the director has presented. This one was from a CD given to me:

The Wraggle Taggle Gypies
Folk Songs and Ballads of Elizabethan England
Fantasies For Consort of Recorders
Alfred Deller
Desmond Dupre. The Taylor Recorder Consort

Now, on this CD every single song had its own, VERY peculiar twist. When I questioned the songs, the director said, "That is because yours came later. These are the original." HOWEVER, NOWHERE on the CD is any historical reference given to texts.

In my opinion Alfred Deller is a charlatan. His credits read, "The renowned Alfred Deller (1912-1979) was one of the first musicians to popularize the current practice of authentic early music performance."

The director is "insisting" on non-anachronogical music and yet her recommendations are suspect.