[DWJ] Fwd: Re: Tune of "Angel of Caprona"

Jameela Lares Jameela.Lares at usm.edu
Thu Jul 13 05:33:51 EDT 2017

There are numerous hymns that would fit it, actually, since eight syllables in a line is "long meter," as opposed to alternating eight and six, which is "common meter" and why almost all of Emily Dickenson's poems can be sung to "The Yellow Rose of Texas" or a slightly scrambled "Good King Wenceslas."

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Subject: Re: [DWJ] Tune of "Angel of Caprona"
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:48:13 +0100
From: Philip Belben <philip at axeside.co.uk>
To: Thomas Thurman <thomas at thurman.org.uk>

> Quem pastores laudavere,
> Quibus angeli dixere:
> Absit vobis iam timere,
> Natus est rex gloriae.

Yes, that is a good fit, although interestingly it doesn't fit the words one of the Montana kids made up - ostensibly to fit the same tune - for the kitchen spell.  There are one or two other hymns with tunes of that metre - "Like a mighty river flowing" is the first that springs to mind.

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