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Thread #165650   Message #3975469
Posted By: Jack Campin
08-Feb-19 - 07:17 AM
Thread Name: Tune and singing style puzzle (Nick Dow)
Subject: RE: Tune and singing style puzzle (Nick Dow)
Are these endings in the parallel or relative major? Parallel major endings have been common in art music since the Renaissance - the "Picardy third" where you finish a D minor or D Dorian tune with a D major chord. Moving to the relative major (ending a D minor tune in F major) isn't an art music idea - RVW (in the Penguin book) describes Cecilia Costello doing it at the end of "The Grey Cock" and suggests not following suit. (I don't go for it either, however trad it might be).