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Heirs & Rebels.

In news slightly related to my earlier entry, I was shocked to come to the realization recently that a certain Mr. Nik Kershaw appears to have lifted one of his most recognizable mid-'80s melodies from a certain Mr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (co-editor of The English Hymnal with liturgist/hottie P.D.), specifically his Fantasia on Greensleeves. Please have a listen to both of these excellent pieces and tell me if I am reading hearing too much into the matter.

☞  Nik Kershaw – The Riddle  ☜
(The main melody, as in 0:05 – 0:28.)

☞  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Marriner – Fantasia on Greensleeves  ☜
(The middle third, which joins the two more traditional instances of "Greensleeves," esp. 02:09 – 02:30.)


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And finally, a punctuation question. I will not judge you based on your answers, or subcategorize people or any of that nonsense. I just want to get a sense of what people think is correct or most acceptable. So please, answer truthfully and without fear...

Which would you use?

Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on Greensleeves
24(80.0%)
Vaughan Williams's Fantasia on Greensleeves
6(20.0%)
Vaughan Williamses Fantasia on Greensleeves
0(0.0%)
Vaughan William's Fantasia on Greensleeves
0(0.0%)

How would you pronounce it?

vahn williamz
14(50.0%)
vahn williamziz
14(50.0%)

Which would you use?

the Vaughan Williamses' weren't really Yellow Book types
0(0.0%)
the Vaughan Williams' weren't really Yellow Book types
4(15.4%)
the Vaughan Williams's weren't really Yellow Book types
1(3.8%)
the Vaughan Williamses weren't really Yellow Book types
21(80.8%)

Comments

redwill
Jan. 13th, 2006 06:48 am (UTC)
vaw_n will i ams
one has to be a very precise and attentive speaker to really do the two-syllable thing in Vaughn, but if one's got the energy and will.... :)

possessive of Williams is0 Williams'
Williams's would also be correct in form, but sounds crap.

notice how i'm talking about correct form in these, but am ignoring correct form in everything else i wrote except for spelling. and possibly grammar

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