The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #120379 Message #2620598
Posted By: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
28-Apr-09 - 01:58 PM
Thread Name: Riddle Songs??
Subject: RE: Riddle Songs??
Aye, the clip I posted was rather quaint! I kinda expected a panto villian to appear somewhere on stage and everyone to mime shock!
Rather interesting listening to Di(l)do again. A friend of mine who is also an academic specialist in early English music taught me to sing this piece one Summer some years back - he taught me to sing by holding as much of a 'pure' note as possible and thoroughly minimising vibrato (which he maintained was more 'lazy'). Having listened to a few renderings on YouTube as a consequence of this drift, I appreciate his aesthetic purpose rather better now than I did then (I'm no conosoire!). But it is indeed IMO more challenging to sustain certain notes clean and pure, without falling into compensatory vibrato.
And as for fecking 'remember me' - I'd rather not... And nor would my neighbours I'm sure.