Posted by P. Bingham on November 17, 1997 at 22:53:21:
In response to Some thoughts on relating popular music to Jane Austen's time, written by Caroline, at her most pompous on November 17, 1997 at 13:45:49
Were any of those Christmas songs known to the Regency? I understood that most of the Christmas carols we know today were written after the Regency. I don't know why but I have that image in my mind.
I have written a reference book for writers which an agent is already working on selling but there are a few places where I still feel I need to work on. Music and Dance is it.
That list I saw was terrific but if it is not dated, I don't see how I can use it. That is not to say that an 18th century song would not be popular in the 19th century as that is what folk music is all about, tradition, which Caroline wrote very eloquently on.
3/4 of my book is for all romance writers and last 1/4 is for Regency writers. But much of what was Regency was also 18th century & Victorian as well. To make everybody happy, dates are important.
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