The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #31533 Message #2800975
Posted By: Surreysinger
01-Jan-10 - 04:34 PM
Thread Name: Origins: In the Bleak Midwinter
Subject: RE: In the Bleak Midwinter
Interesting clip of Gryphon - I wonder why they didn't use the correct tune? In fact the real thing has been much more recently recorded by Coope Boyes and SImpson on their CD Triple Echo - with the tune that we're all familiar with.
Marje - "Surreysinger: why do so many English people have such a problem with "iron"? They seem to pronounce it as if it were spelt "ion" or "iorn"." Errmm, Marje, simply because that _is_ the way that we pronounce it when speaking proper! So singing it as "eye-ron" sounds badly wrong and over the top, and foreign. And results in hesitancy in pronunciation, and lack of conformity of vowels