The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119162 Message #2583190
Posted By: Jack Blandiver
07-Mar-09 - 07:21 AM
Thread Name: trad. song in duet form
Subject: RE: trad. song in duet form
As you can hear, the song has two parts, both apparently sung by Peter Bellamy.
The Shepherd of the Downs is from the Copper Family, who (according to the notes to Both Sides Then) believe the song to be the oldest in their repertoire.
Otherwise, I see harmony singing as an essentially improvisatory business, although when you hit on something good you hang onto it for dear life. Rapunzel & I come up with most of our arrangements in the car; have a listen at our Myspace page: Venereum Arvum. She tends to do the harmonising, though I'm happy with the chorus harmonies I came up with for Alison Gross and The Trees they Do Grow High.