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Thread #20699 Message #216976
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
24-Apr-00 - 10:52 AM
Thread Name: The Pagan Alternative. What's the music?
Subject: RE: The Pagan Alternative. What's the music?
I specifically said that "to the best of my knowledge no known "Pagan" music...has survived in Western tradition": obviously there are surviving pre-Christian texts, though whether they contain a form of musical notation which can be reliably reconstructed I do not know. That's archaeology rather than folkmusic! As for Sapper_82's comments, I'd be interested in knowing whether he has any verifiable sources; as would, I imagine, the professional historians who specialise in that sort of thing.