Yesterday I got the sudden urge to arrange the "Palästinalied", the one Song by famous minnesinger Walther von der Vogelweide we actually have some notes written for.
I have already arrenged about half of it, tried to keep the accompaniment harmonically simple and just use a lot of arpeggios. I do like the sound of it, but I´m still rather unclear about working with modes. I was once told that one should embrace the notes that make the mode different from natural minor/major - in this case, the E Natural, the song is in G-Dorian. I used it a few times, but i just felt that it didn´t fit at some points.
Any advice? How do you guys work with modes, if you´ve done it before...? I´m also unclear what would´ve been historically accurate. But i guess everyone is when talking about medieval music...
Edit: Attached the version, WIP. I´m still thinking about the accompaniment, want to maybe smooth it out a little rhytmically.
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