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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%)

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ganatronic
Jan. 13th, 2006 10:16 pm (UTC)
My dad was frequently blasting him through the house stereo when I was growing up. I think I remember my dad saying that he met him once, but it was only for my dad to say how much of a fan he was.

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