[Bards] Ansteorra War Song Book

Ken Theriot kentheriot at ravenboymusic.com
Wed Apr 18 08:44:38 PDT 2007

Our song "Agincourt" is definitely a war song:-).  And since we (Mistress
Adelaide and Sir Kenneth) are both Ansteorrans, I guess it would qualify for
this project.  The lyrics are already on line here:


We were surprised when we moved to this Kingdom in 2003 that the song was
already being sung here!  The folk process (sort of.apparently someone made
an mp3 and put it onto a CD site token at one point!) at work eh?  One story
we like to tell is that when we were at our first Ansteorran Bardic Circle
(Stargate Baronial 2004 I think), I sang the song, and afterwards said it
was written by "my lady and me."  Someone (not naming names since you all
know him.no he's not on this list) said."Really?  How can that be.I KNOW
that song."  We weren't sure how to take that:-).  Oh well.  





From: bards-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org
[mailto:bards-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of Alden Drake
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 10:25 AM
To: Ansteorran Bardic list
Subject: Re: [Bards] Ansteorra War Song Book



I think an illuminated bard book would be a fabulous thing.  I've been
collecting submissions for Voices of the Star, Volume 2 for some time now,
and while not necessarily a War Song Book, it is a collection of works by,
for, or about Ansteorra(ns).  Volume 1 can be downloaded in PDF format at
http://bard.ansteorra.org/files.html.  Her Excellency Bonwicke, Baroness
Oriana, agreed some time ago to Illuminate the cover for Volume 2.  Master
Bran Trefonnen provided the cover art for Volume 1.  If you would like to
combine efforts in this regard, I would welcome the collaboration.


In service,

HL Alden Drake

----- Original Message ----
From: Jessica Smith <jasiwolf at gmail.com>
To: "Brigdon, Floyd" <brigdon at tvcc.edu>; bards at lists.ansteorra.org
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 10:02:27 AM
Subject: Re: [Bards] Ansteorra War Song Book

well... I hadn't thought so far ahead as to putting it online and so forth.
That opens a whole new scope  for getting it out there and I'm sure that I
will probably end up putting it online so that it can be viewed and printed
and learned from. 
Thank you for volunteering I'll need all the help i can get! 
As far as music and notes and chords - I don't have the music experience to
come up with those on my own. If you have them for the piece however I would
be happy to put them into the book with it! 
As far as bringing in other pieces not written by you. I don't want to put
anything in this that the original writer doesn't want there. I also want
these things to be either by an Ansteorrian or about Ansteorra. If you find
a song that you think would really inspire an Ansteorrian that works too.
That being said - recruit. If you can somehow trace the song back to its
writer or writers and can find me a way to contact them or help me find a
way to contact them - I would be more then happy to beg for the privilege of
being able to print the songs. 
And of course these can be old songs! bring them on! Lets give them new
voices to sing them and make sure they get printed once again! 

On 4/18/07, Brigdon, Floyd <brigdon at tvcc.edu> wrote: 



    Do you plan on making this War Song book accessible on the internet? I
would be most interested in it when it is compiled and would be willing to
volunteer my services, should you require them, to help in the compilation. 

    I will also scout around and see if ther emight be something that I can
send to contribute.

    Also.... and this is just a thought that I had while I was about to
press "send"... I see that you are planning a nice illuminated edition, but
have you thought about producing something that might be more useful to
musicians, perhaps something with chords and/or tablature? That may be far
beyond the scope of your vision but speaking as a guitarist who has yet to
train himself to read music, that may prove useful to some. Just a thought.




     Milo Le Roux

     Ansteorran Fray

From: bards-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org on behalf of Jessica Smith 
Sent: Wed 4/18/2007 9:41 AM
To: bards at lists.ansteorra.org
Subject: [Bards] Ansteorra War Song Book 

Hello again! Its me! Begging for songs! 
I've got two talented illuminists (would that be the tilte?) waiting to
illuminate the pieces you send me! These pieces don't just have to be songs
either. They can be stories, poems, cadence, and chants as well! So send me
what you got and lets get a nice thick stack of pages for the ladies to
Adelina of the Steppes


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