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Thread #50004 Message #3573069
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
05-Nov-13 - 12:30 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Lady Mary / Palace Grand / The Sad Song
Subject: RE: Origins: Lady Mary / Palace Grand / The Sad Song
I agree, Kendall.
You have my sympathy on the loss of your singing voice. I know my own life would be much degraded if I couldn't sing anymore.
There's a link above to this song in the DT, with musical notation for the tune. I've been playing that tune, and it seems to me to have something of a slow air about it - in particular the use of very long, tied notes in some places and, in other places, surprisingly quick notes.
I wonder if that's the timing it had when Sandburg collected it back in 1930.
The range is from low A below the staff to high D on the staff. Not many singers can do that. It's rather pretty, and I'm going to mess with it a little and see how it sounds on a flute in D.