Mudcat Café message #40154 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6800   Message #40154
Posted By: Peter T.
01-Oct-98 - 09:53 AM
Thread Name: Modes?
Subject: RE: Modes?
It is also worth pointing out that the tribes and the modes were considered to be related. For instance, the Dorians were the earliest (supposedly primitive) tribe to invade Greece, and therefore their mode was a martial mode. Other mushier sounding modes were associated with mushier tribes (like the Lydians, sorry if there are any Lydians out there). In Milton's Paradise Lost, the armies of Satan are assembled and march to Dorian tunes.

Yours, Peter