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Thread #109312   Message #2285397
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
11-Mar-08 - 12:42 PM
Thread Name: Complex arrangments of traditional music
Subject: RE: Complex arrangments of traditional music
the banjo player trying to insert bluegrass breaks into "Ashokan Farewell"

Now that sounds a jolly good idea, It can't, after all, be made to sound more shit than it is already.

As for Les quoting my "definition" (good grief I really hope it doesn't get enshrined as such, can you imagine Richard Bridge incorporating it as a mantra in parallel to the "1954" one), that's only part of it.

I went on to point out that advances in electronic archiving cannot be reversed and how tunes have been played since the dawn of recording is now enshrined in digitised 0s and 1s. The 'evolving tradition" is no longer that we don't actually know (or can't remember) exactly how it went so we'll make it up but "let's do an arrangement".