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Author Topic: Tune of the Month for December 2013 - Halsway / The Halsway Carol  (Read 6477 times)

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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2013 - Halsway / The Halsway Carol
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2013, 03:48:57 PM »

Not very imaginative, but here's my go at this lovely tune: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGdYAuYCuU4

« Last Edit: December 24, 2013, 03:55:16 PM by bellmartin »
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2013 - Halsway / The Halsway Carol
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2013, 07:17:38 PM »

A peaceful version in C for Christmas eve

http://youtu.be/_VsV4eAmINg

Happy festivities to all!
« Last Edit: December 24, 2013, 08:33:15 PM by Jackhumphreys »
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2013 - Halsway / The Halsway Carol
« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2013, 06:21:43 AM »

I'm in the one row fever! Symptoms: Angry neighbours,  pain in arms and shoulders, a shocked wife, less friends, more enemies. Yeah, music makes my life rich.
So here is my attempt for December:
http://soundcloud.com/joreema/halsway-schottisch-perc-wav

That's beautiful! Nice stomp.
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2013 - Halsway / The Halsway Carol
« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2013, 10:44:35 AM »

HALSWAY MAZURKA

In case my Christmas Eve Halsway (http://youtu.be/_VsV4eAmINg) was a bit slow, here's a quicker boxing day version with mazurka variations
http://youtu.be/z3CCOV-tCF8

And for something else, with a kind of free-reed, though not the melnet kind: http://youtu.be/jPpkLtC1ejY

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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2013 - Halsway / The Halsway Carol
« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2013, 10:08:36 AM »

More Obsessional Variations:  with Waltz, Bourree, 5 & 7 times.

http://youtu.be/FzJssxI8sYk

No more, I promise.

Happy New Year to all.

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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2013 - Halsway / The Halsway Carol
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2013, 12:26:51 AM »

Well done Jack!  (:)

Here's another take by me on this tune, this time back on the Preciosa in Bb/Eb, now safely home and tuned again - yay!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8yhjYmvs5Q

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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2013 - Halsway / The Halsway Carol
« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2013, 10:10:58 AM »

Thanks Clive, a very welcome dose of sweet melodeon sanity, providing  the tune with something that only our instrument (or maybe an anglo) can give. Lovely relaxed jaunty feel.  I enjoyed seeing those close-packed flat reeds in the Preciosa.
.... and I note that the Francois Samuel variant has slipped into your B music, i.e. having the first three quavers before the bar line instead of one before and two after as in Nigel's original. I wonder which way the folk process will take it. .... Even Nigel has posted on the Facebook Halway page that HE hears the tune in the Francois way now.   
A happy new year to you.

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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2013 - Halsway / The Halsway Carol
« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2013, 11:25:09 AM »

.... and I note that the Francois Samuel variant has slipped into your B music, i.e. having the first three quavers before the bar line instead of one before and two after as in Nigel's original.

Clive's version has lost a beat,  creating a bar of 3/4. Someone else did a version with the three quavers before the beat and then (if I remember correctly) a longer note afterwards to make up the time so it was all still in 4/4.

I still like the original version. It's hard to get your head round, but so satisfying when you get there.
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2013 - Halsway / The Halsway Carol
« Reply #28 on: December 30, 2013, 01:37:45 PM »

having misinterpreted the start of the B music, i tried to correct it but it's too well embedded in the muscle memory. Jack's alternative dance variations are tops!
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2013 - Halsway / The Halsway Carol
« Reply #29 on: December 30, 2013, 11:38:46 PM »

What better to do on a gloomy winter day but tuck in to the cozy cellar and record a tune? Here's my version of Halsway in a multi-tracked format, me playing all parts, even the notes that don't belong (at no extra charge). Played here on a C/G anglo, G/D anglo, G/C Pokerwork, and cittern.

               https://soundcloud.com/for-rest-1/new-halsway1

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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2013 - Halsway / The Halsway Carol
« Reply #30 on: December 31, 2013, 01:16:33 AM »

this so nice
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2013 - Halsway / The Halsway Carol
« Reply #31 on: December 31, 2013, 12:05:32 PM »

Whew - just made this in time on my hohner one row in C. I had difficulty sussing the chords out on the two row (Any help appreciated - although I guess a bit late in the month ?) - Anyway - so here it is my first post !!!

 http://youtu.be/8__oloymGDg

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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2013 - Halsway / The Halsway Carol
« Reply #32 on: December 31, 2013, 04:51:27 PM »

.... and I note that the Francois Samuel variant has slipped into your B music, i.e. having the first three quavers before the bar line instead of one before and two after as in Nigel's original.

Clive's version has lost a beat,  creating a bar of 3/4. Someone else did a version with the three quavers before the beat and then (if I remember correctly) a longer note afterwards to make up the time so it was all still in 4/4.

I still like the original version. It's hard to get your head round, but so satisfying when you get there.

I'm glad you said that, Anahata. I've just been listening through some of the versions here (having learned the tune from "dots" I had already) and was getting quite confused at the variations in the B music timing, some of which don't add up to the full 4 in the bar. And I agree, having just learned it as you play it, that it's very satsifying and catchy (there's a word you don't hear very often now) as written.
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Re: Tune of the Month for December 2013 - Halsway / The Halsway Carol
« Reply #33 on: January 01, 2014, 12:26:49 AM »

Well done all; on to our next destination now - late contributions as ever always welcome - just stick them on the end here.
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