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Pete Dunk

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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2019, 07:14:36 PM »

Help me be creative. What else should I consider?

See what you make of this. I also have it in the original key of one flat. Alistair is happy for it to be record for amateur use.
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2019, 07:22:00 PM »

First Light starts at 5:56 on Youtube.
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2019, 07:53:28 PM »

Do you mind if I ask who notated it?
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2019, 10:34:13 PM »

Probably not what this thread is for, but here's one of my own tunes, recorded again this morning. Video quality is due to me using Videopad software which is free, I need to find something better or pay for the full version.
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Gorgeous. Lovely tune beautifully played.
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2019, 11:12:43 PM »

Do you mind if I ask who notated it?

I abc'd it from a photocopy send out by Alistair Anderson for a two day workshop of the Steel Skies suite. I couldn't make head nor tail of it without hearing it with all of the time sig changes, my sight reading isn't anything like good enough!
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2019, 11:28:57 PM »

Just found it in the original key of F, sounds better I think.
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2019, 12:03:24 AM »

Thanks, Pete.
That's why I asked. The metre changes more than the notation can cope with. Perhaps it's one of those tunes that is so in the cracks that it can't be notated. I've met and worked with Alistair a couple of times over the years, and he's clearly a giant, but this tune doesn't settle to a pulse for me. I haven't given up on it, I just need to revisit it a bit and try to find out what he was doing.
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2019, 08:51:24 AM »

The dots for First Light are in the score of Steel Skies by Alistair in, I think 1982. There is a solo and a duet version in the score, where it is marked "Slow, in free rhythm". It's played very freely. The album (12TS427) is very well worth listenng to if you can get it. I think there is a CD re-issue on Amazon for £6.99. 
There are some very good tunes there, all clearly recognisable as Alistair's.  I play 'The road to the North' and 'Air for Maurice Ogg a lot (on the English concertina).
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2019, 12:30:46 PM »

As usual, Mr Bailey, very nice. It struck me as a bit of a coincidence that we're in the middle of watching Doris Day in "The Glass Bottomed Boat"!
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2019, 12:56:33 PM »

Quendale Bay written by Phil Cunningham to mark the Braer disaster off Quendale Bay in the Shetland Islands 1993.

https://youtu.be/uIBJSbN277I

(Sorry about the background noise - injudicious mic positioning near a fan)

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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2019, 01:35:56 PM »


Nice one, Sir John. And you seem to have got over the difficulties of filming yourself. I'm intrigued though that your YT video doesn't show a channel name. I didn't know you could post without one.
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2019, 02:48:36 PM »

The regimental march adopted by the newly formed Grenadier Guards in 1815, 'Old Grenadier'.
https://soundcloud.com/thrupenny-bit/old-grenadier

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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #33 on: March 03, 2019, 03:49:51 PM »

Recorded about 18 months ago but a tune I never get bored of. The Abbess:

https://youtu.be/8Mute8leIao
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #34 on: March 03, 2019, 05:03:05 PM »

First Light starts at 5:56 on Youtube.

It is extraordinary how music can stir up the memory cells. I heard this tune back in the eighties and never knew what it was, but i never heard it again until now. I recognised it straight away. A beautiful tune.
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2019, 09:34:10 PM »

My version of Mrs Saggs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9Pu7hyEdM0

I thought this was positively lovely! Nicely done!
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2019, 06:36:34 AM »

Oh Ellison, I could listen to your playing all day long!
Ever thought of making a CD? 😊
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Re: Theme of the Month for March 2019: Slow Tunes
« Reply #39 on: March 05, 2019, 10:36:06 AM »

My version of Mrs Saggs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9Pu7hyEdM0

I thought this was positively lovely! Nicely done!
Thank you Gena - most kind.
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