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Posted By: The Sandman
23-Sep-08 - 01:10 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Snows They Melt the Soonest
Subject: RE: Origins: The Snows They Melt the Soonest
Subject: RE: Origins: The Snows They Melt the Soonest
From: Malcolm Douglas - PM
Date: 26 Oct 06 - 08:32 PM

The midi is an exact transcription of the notation printed in 1821. If you don't like it, that may be because you have only heard modern arrangements, in which the tune has been slowed down a lot and altered in various other ways. The modern form is well known and did not require transcription; though I suppose it might be a useful exercise at some point, as an illustration of the way in which Revival performers have frequently re-invented (and sometimes mis-represented) their sources.

Once you learn a bit more about the subject, you'll understand that point.
Malcolm ,and on occasions improved upon the source singers versions,of course, a subjective opinion.
there is no reason why anyone should sing the 1821 version.old is not necessarily the best.