Perhaps we can do better than that? Can we construct a mail header that's as sophisticated an artwork as, say, Cut and Dry Dolly, or failing that, the Ring Cycle?
-----Original Message----- From: lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu [mailto:lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu] On Behalf Of Francis Wood Sent: 02 November 2009 15:53 To: Paul Gretton Cc: NSP group Subject: [NSP] Re: [BULK] Re: [nsp] file A short word in praise of this mail header. Francis On 2 Nov 2009, at 14:45, Paul Gretton wrote: > Dear Anthony, > > > > Thank you for making that clear. > > > > BTW, I would be very interested to hear more about life up country > among the > hill tribes. I hope they treated you with appropriate respect - > perhaps as > the people of Vanuatu do with Prince Philip? > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Philip_Movement). Of course > Philip did > descend from the heavens in a helicopter, and I see you more as a > 2CV kind > of chap. > > > > (I suppose I'd better put in a smiley here.) :-) > > > > Cheers, > > Paul Gretton > > > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- > ---- > > From: Anthony Robb [mailto:anth...@robbpipes.com] > Sent: 02 November 2009 09:32 > To: email@example.com; Paul Gretton > Subject: Re: [NSP] Re: [BULK] Re: [nsp] file > > > > Dear Paul > > As Philip G. points out, some good points but hardly germane. I > think I made > it clear that I was speaking very particularly, in fact here is the > quote > from my original email refering to the region I was focussing on, "the > outlying districts of north Northumberland". > > I was talking about the people I lived amongst and were the > traditional > players of north Northumberland, i.e. the people at the heart of the > discussion. None of the 20th century "musical heavyweights" from > that region > were dots readers and had all learnt by ear as had their > predecessors. It > was not a general statement; it was a particular one of importance > to those > discussing the music of Northumberland in terms of notated music and > drawing > conclusions from it. > Cheers > > Anthony > --- On Sun, 1/11/09, Paul Gretton <i...@gretton-willems.com> wrote: > > > From: Paul Gretton <i...@gretton-willems.com> > Subject: [NSP] Re: [BULK] Re: [nsp] file > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Date: Sunday, 1 November, 2009, 6:20 PM > > Anthony Robb wrote: > >>>> dot reading was an extremely rare skill at the time > > If you mean specifically among players of the NSP (or the fiddle, then > perhaps - I wouldn't know. > > But if you mean in general, then that is a far too sweeping statement. > Musical literacy was my no means uncommon, even among the working > class. You > are ignoring the influence of the Sunday school system, particularly > among > Nonconformists, and the self-improvement movement among the so-called > "better" working class, with the miners being among the leaders. Large > numbers of "ordinary" people could read music - witness the great > Handel > festivals and organisations like the Huddersfield Choral Society. > > Cheers, > > Paul Gretton > > > > To get on or off this list see list information at > http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html > > > > >