I actually rather like the 2nd viennese school version, especially with the 15/16 bars at the end of strains! c

>-----Original Message----- >From: lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu >[mailto:lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu] On Behalf Of Gibbons, John >Sent: Monday, January 17, 2011 4:12 PM >To: 'NSP group' >Subject: [NSP] Re: Rotting of The Cotton Threads > >With the typographical huge leaps removed - these age-yellowed >whisky-stained MS abc files are a b---r to read. > >X:2 >T: The Rotting of the Cotton Threads >C:Trad? >M:4/4 >Q:1/4=60 >L:1/8 >K:A dor > g>||:f| e<A A>c B<D E>B| e>f g>e B>e B/Ge/|e<A A>c B<D E>B| >c>d e/d/c/d/ e<A A> :| >c|e>f e>a a<c d>e| f>g a>f d<A f>d| e>f e>a a<c d>f| e>f >g/f/e/d/ e<A A>|| >c|e>f e>a a<c d>e| f>g a>f b<e f>d|(3 efg (3 agf (3 gfe >(3fed| e>f g/f/e/d/ e<A A>|| >||:f|e<c e>A G<B E>B|e>B g>B e/d/c/B/ c>f|e<c e>A G<B E>B|e>B >g/f/e/d/ e<A A>:|| >G|E>F E>A C<E A,>C|E>G A>c d<A f>d| E>F E>A C<E A,>c|e>f >g/f/e/d/ e<A A>|| >G|E>F E>A C<E A,>C|E>G A>c d<A f<a| (3bag (3agf (3gfe (3fed| >e>f g/f/e/d/ e<A A2|| > >John > > > >-----Original Message----- >From: Gibbons, John >Sent: 17 January 2011 12:46 >To: NSP group >Subject: RE: [NSP] Re: Rotting of The Cotton Threads > >Richard, >Your discovery is a good one, but the rhythm of the title >''The Rotting of the Cotton Threads'' is so clearly a >Strathspey, as Francis noted, that I looked elsewhere in the >archive. On a moth eaten, yellowing, and (Speyside) >whisky-stained sheet of paper I found: > >X:2 >T: The Rotting of the Cotton Threads >C:Trad? >M:4/4 >Q:1/4=60 >L:1/8 >K:A dor > g.||:f/| e<A A>c b<D E>B| e>f g>e B>e B/Ge/|e<A A>c b<D E>B| >c>d e/d/c/d/ e<A A. :| >c/|e>f e>a a<c d>e| f>g a>f d<A f>d| e>f e>a a<c d>f| e>f >g/f/e/d/ e<A A.|| >c/|e>f e>a a<c d>e| f>g a>f b<e f>d|(3 efg (3 agf (3 gfe >(3fed| e>f g/f/e/d/ e<A A.|| >||:f/|e<c e>A G<B E>B|e>B g>B e/d/c/B/ c>f|e<c e>A G<B E>B|e>B >g/f/e/d/ e<A A.:|| >G/|E>F E>A C<E A,>C|E>G A>c d<A f>d| E>F E>A C<E A,>c|e>f >g/f/e/d/ e<A A.|| >G/|E>F E>A C<E A,>C|E>G A>c d<A f<a| (3bag (3agf (3gfe (3fed| >e>f g/f/e/d/ e<A A.|| > >Perhaps this is the one Francis was thinking of?? >The title rhythm certainly fits the first bar, so perhaps >someone can also discover the missing lyric.... > >John > > > > >-----Original Message----- >From: lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu >[mailto:lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu] On Behalf Of Richard York >Sent: 16 January 2011 22:54 >To: NSP group >Subject: [NSP] Re: Rotting of The Cotton Threads > > In fact I'm sure it would have made more sense with the sections in >reverse order. But there you are, that's how I found it. >R. >On 16/01/2011 22:45, Richard York wrote: >> Arduous research in dusty attics and archives has revealed, >Francis, >> that I regret it's not a strathspey, more a sort of rhythmic >unravelling. >> I couldn't find anything called "The Rotting of the Cotton >Threads" as >> such, but this obviously fairly corrupt version called "The >Rotting of >> the Threads", which is pretty close, I'm sure you'll agree, >turned up >> among the yellowing manuscripts. >> It will be seen that the rhythms perhaps reflect the progressive >> degeneration of the instrument... though I feel that the copyist has >> perhaps put them in reverse order, so that rather than losing a beat >> each time, the idee fixe actually gains one. >> Strange, and rather sad, really. >> It was hard to read the writing, but I think I transcribed it >> correctly. If anyone has a better written out version I'll be >> delighted to see it. >> I copy it below in abc's >> >> X:1 >> T: The Rotting of the Threads >> C:Trad? >> M:3/4 >> Q:120 >> L:1/8 >> K:G >> |:.gA.g.c e/2d/2c/2A/2|.gA.gB d/2B/2A/2G/2|.EAB.c >e/2c/2B/2A/2|.DAB.c >> d/2B/2A/2G/2:| >> M:7/8 >> |: .gA.gB.c e/2d/2c/2B/2|.gA.gA.B d/2B/2A/2G/2|\ >> M:3/4 >> .EAB.c e/2c/2B/2A/2 | .DAB.c d/2B/2A/2G/2:||:/ >> M:4/4 >> .gA.gA B.ce/2d/2c/2A/2|.gA.gA B.cd/2B/2A/G/2| >> M:3/4 >> .EAB.c e/2c/2B/2A/2 |. DAB.c d/2B/2A/2G/2:||:/ >> M:9/8 >> .gAg .ABc .ee/2c/2B/2A/2|.gAg .ABc .dd/2B/2A/2G/2| >> M:3/4 >> .EAB.c e/2c/2B/2A/2| .DABc .d/2B/2A/2G/2:| >> >> Best wishes, >> Richard. >> >> >> On 15/01/2011 00:07, Francis Wood wrote: >>> A Strathspey, surely? >>> >>> Francis >>> On 14 Jan 2011, at 23:57, gibbonssoi...@aol.com wrote: >>> >>>> Is 'The rotting of the cotton threads' the title of a >tune I haven't >>>> learned yet? >>> >>> >>> To get on or off this list see list information at >>> http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html >>> >> >> >> > > > > >