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

Thomas Thurman thomas at thurman.org.uk
Fri Jul 14 03:41:16 EDT 2017


On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 09:33:51AM +0000, Jameela Lares wrote:
> 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."

The trouble is that long meter is 8.8.8.8, and the Angel is 8.8.8.7. So long meter tunes don't fit very well.
That's why I thought of "Quem pastores", which is 8.8.8.7.

Marn



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