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Author Topic: Tunes with Countermelodies or which have parts which work together  (Read 1502 times)

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Having added a few countermelodies to existing tunes, as well as writing ones from scratch which have parts which work in combination it occurred to me to have a dedicated thread for them, so that others will feel free to add tunes from their own collection.
Partly in an attempt to have tunes which have variations to make them longer, or to develop, I found that these extensions often (with a bit of tweaking) work also as countermelodies. If I value them, maybe others also will.
So:
If you know of a tune where a countermelody works well with the tune, or an extension of the tune also works in combination with the tune, please upload a copy here.
Thanks
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Re: Tunes with Countermelodies or which have parts which work together
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 07:51:36 PM »

Here are some to get us started. These ones are already on the other thread, but it makes sense to have them in the right place too.
Small World Café
Two in a Bed
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Re: Tunes with Countermelodies or which have parts which work together
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2017, 07:53:07 PM »

Valse a Sylvie (Loffet)
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Re: Tunes with Countermelodies or which have parts which work together
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2017, 07:54:44 PM »

Valse Triste
Danse Lente Des Femmes
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Re: Tunes with Countermelodies or which have parts which work together
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2017, 07:58:25 PM »

Adieu Ma Dedee
Mon Amant de St Jean
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Re: Tunes with Countermelodies or which have parts which work together
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2017, 08:00:49 PM »

Le petit Bal de la Marine
Armaguedon Jig
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Re: Tunes with Countermelodies or which have parts which work together
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2017, 08:07:22 PM »

Waltz for Ian
Princesse Blanche
Punting
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Re: Tunes with Countermelodies or which have parts which work together
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2017, 08:11:52 PM »

Elle
Les Dames
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Re: Tunes with Countermelodies or which have parts which work together
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2017, 08:15:45 PM »

L'Epoque - Delicq
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Re: Tunes with Countermelodies or which have parts which work together
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2017, 08:28:00 PM »

Shepherds Hey - Keel Row

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Re: Tunes with Countermelodies or which have parts which work together
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2017, 08:31:35 PM »

Excuse my complete ignorance of these - are these two tunes that work together, or are they two separate suggestions of tunes that each have sections that work over each other?
Is there anyone that can supply dots for these? Just in an attempt to make this thread a one stop shop.
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Re: Tunes with Countermelodies or which have parts which work together
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2017, 09:09:16 PM »

They happily sit over each other. See my blog, linked below, for the ABC.

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Re: Tunes with Countermelodies or which have parts which work together
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2017, 11:24:48 PM »

The jig 'Moon and Seven Stars' can be played in its normal 6/8 time-signature while a march version of the same tune in 4/4 is played simultaneously. The jig goes through twice (with repeats) for each single time through the march.

Finally, the whole lot can be overlain by Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy' theme from the 9th Symphony.

Here, in fact:
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Re: Tunes with Countermelodies or which have parts which work together
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2017, 12:35:42 AM »

Tipperary and Pack up your Troubles can be played together too.
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Re: Tunes with Countermelodies or which have parts which work together
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2017, 01:29:29 AM »

I have been working on learning Où T'en Vas-Tu, from his recordings with Gilles Chabenat. Still working on the sheet music.
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Re: Tunes with Countermelodies or which have parts which work together
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2017, 08:31:57 AM »

The two parts of Traveller's Joy can be played over each other. (And there's even a nice descant to add, written by Sophy Ball.)
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Re: Tunes with Countermelodies or which have parts which work together
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2017, 09:05:57 AM »

The two parts of Traveller's Joy can be played over each other. (And there's even a nice descant to add, written by Sophy Ball.)
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My son plays in a group run by Sophie so I'll get him to ask her for permission to upload the descant part (when we're back from France).
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Re: Tunes with Countermelodies or which have parts which work together
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2017, 09:54:51 AM »

Morpeth Lasses is a good fit with the bass line of Stevie Wonder's Superstition.
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Re: Tunes with Countermelodies or which have parts which work together
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2017, 02:44:40 PM »

"Rob [Harbron] wrote The Road To Poynton in 1997 as an attempt to write a tune whose A and B parts can be played over each other." according to the sleeve notes on Leveret's In The Round. More details here
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Re: Tunes with Countermelodies or which have parts which work together
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2017, 09:10:58 PM »

The  A and B parts of theme Vannetaise sit comfortably over each other. This is fortunate because it is common for some, but not all, musicians in our morris band to forget to repeat the parts in the two longer figures, when playing Twiglet.
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