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Thread #122706 Message #2693777
Posted By: greg stephens
04-Aug-09 - 05:11 PM
Thread Name: folksongs in the lydian and phrygian mode
Subject: RE: folksongsin the lydian and phrygian mode
Phrygian tunes(or tunes showing a Phrygian influence) include the Northern Lass, the Beggar Boy of the North, the Cornish Evening Hymn, and a version of the Queen of Hearts. Lydian is a difficult one: there are tunes that are perhaps technically Lydian but they don't really sound it, if you know what I mean. They just sound like a major tune with an occasional sharp fourth. Which tune did Sharp classify as Lydian, I wonder|?