Dennis ('s a chairde),
> > > "Sennait dóib íarum conid apthatar dá fher déc dia muntir la coí
> > > 7 torsi." (They play for them then, so that twelve of his people died
> > > from weeping and sadness.) This seems to imply that they were playing
> > > in unison.
> > Thank you. I'm still looking for that stray source that
> absolutely confirms
> > that there was harmony going on.
> Just to be clear, all I was trying to say is that they were probably
> not taking turns, playing one solo after another. If "unison" is the
> opposite of "harmony" in musical jargon, however, that is not what I
I think that the misunderstanding occurred on the musical terminology level.
Unison playing or singing, in musical terms, means that everyone plays or
sings the same thing at the same time. In ensemble playing, the musicians
could be playing the same thing at the same time, or they could be playing a
variety of musical lines that interweave or line up in various ways.
So, just to set the record straight, referring to this quote you meant that
the body of musicians was playing in ensemble fashion, but not necessarily
playing the same musical lines. An bhfuil an ceart agam anois?
Go raibh maith agat,