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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2009, 08:19:13 PM »

I'd like to nominate Orange in Bloom, just cos its one of my favourite tune.  ;D Great Morris tune from Sherborne when played as a jig, but also works wonderfully as a waltz, which allows for a lot of experimentation with the left hand.
Yes, I agree that it's a nice tune. I believe that, when played as a waltz, it is called the Sherborne Waltz.

This one of my favourite tunes, but I can already know it well, so I've got a vested interest in it not being chosen! However, if anyone wants to know how it goes, I've got a video of me playing it on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8e2Qj4_NaM

My vote would go to Princess Royal or Midnight on the Water as they are both tunes I should play by now but don't. (:)
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2009, 08:19:19 PM »

If I remember correctly, the Grand Circle Dance is actually William and Nancy, a Morris tune from Bledington. Cracking tune! Oooh, that reminds me of another brilliant Morris tune... Old Woman Tossed Up in a Blanket, from Fieldtown.

How's about Wheatley Trunkles - one of the oddest morris tunes of all

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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2009, 08:26:13 PM »

I'd like to nominate Orange in Bloom, just cos its one of my favourite tune.  ;D Great Morris tune from Sherborne when played as a jig, but also works wonderfully as a waltz, which allows for a lot of experimentation with the left hand.
Yes, I agree that it's a nice tune. I believe that, when played as a waltz, it is called the Sherborne Waltz.
This one of my favourite tunes, but I can already know it well, so I've got a vested interest in it not being chosen! However, if anyone wants to know how it goes, I've got a video of me playing it on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8e2Qj4_NaM
A beautiful rendition, but the dancers in my Morris side would lynch me if I played it at that speed.  ;D
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2009, 08:35:19 PM »

If I remember correctly, the Grand Circle Dance is actually William and Nancy, a Morris tune from Bledington. Cracking tune! Oooh, that reminds me of another brilliant Morris tune... Old Woman Tossed Up in a Blanket, from Fieldtown.

How's about Wheatley Trunkles - one of the oddest morris tunes of all

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B2 dd g2 d2 | B2 dd g2 d2 | c2 cB A2 e2 | dBdB  A2 G2 :||
EBEB EB B2 | A2 B2 EB B2 | A2 G2 EB B2 | dBdB A2 G2 |
E2 B2 EB B2 | A2 B2 EB B2 | A2 G2 EB B2 | dBdB A2 G2 :||



 ;D Another great tune. I can just about play it, but I always end up fluffing up the B part. Great dance too (if damned exhausting!)  :M :|glug
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2009, 08:36:32 PM »

If I remember correctly, the Grand Circle Dance is actually William and Nancy, a Morris tune from Bledington. Cracking tune! Oooh, that reminds me of another brilliant Morris tune... Old Woman Tossed Up in a Blanket, from Fieldtown.

theres some quite lovely tunes from Fieldtown.. Dearest Dicky...  and my all time fav Valentine

for a non morris tune .. defiantly  Midnight on the Water..  its a lovely song too
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2009, 08:57:55 PM »

I'd like to nominate Orange in Bloom, just cos its one of my favourite tune.  ;D Great Morris tune from Sherborne when played as a jig, but also works wonderfully as a waltz, which allows for a lot of experimentation with the left hand.
Yes, I agree that it's a nice tune. I believe that, when played as a waltz, it is called the Sherborne Waltz.
This one of my favourite tunes, but I can already know it well, so I've got a vested interest in it not being chosen! However, if anyone wants to know how it goes, I've got a video of me playing it on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8e2Qj4_NaM
A beautiful rendition, but the dancers in my Morris side would lynch me if I played it at that speed.  ;D

This is going to show up my morris ignorance even more - am I playing it too fast or too slow?!!?  (:)
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2009, 08:59:38 PM »

What about something that's not a morris tune? ;) :|||:

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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2009, 09:01:27 PM »

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This is going to show up my morris ignorance even more - am I playing it too fast or too slow?!!?  (:)


It would be too fast for me but the main problem is that you are playing it as a waltz and the dance needs a jig (6/8). Mind you speed is a hard thing to be "right" about as one side will dance it fast and close to the ground and the next slow and up in the air so horse for courses.

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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2009, 09:02:40 PM »

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What about something that's not a morris tune?
No I disagree - I think that every tune we play or discuss on this forum should be a Morris tune - that would be in keeping with this forum's aims..etc...after all this is morris.net isn't it?
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2009, 09:03:02 PM »

What about something that's not a morris tune? ;) :|||:

Aint no such thing as "not a morris tune" as most tunes cvan be used for morris   ::)

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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2009, 09:05:22 PM »

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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2009, 09:12:35 PM »

I propose something in keeping with the month of November - so howsabout something from Handel's 'Royal Fireworks Suite'? And then there's halloween of course (count me out of that one, I scare easy  ;D)...having said that it's the feast day of St. Edmund of Abingdon on the 16th November so how about something from Abingdon way?

I think I've just shared some unusually intelligent and thoughtful suggestions - after what you did to Granny I can only say that I am most disappointed!
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2009, 09:14:03 PM »

What about something that's not a morris tune? ;) :|||:

Aint no such thing as "not a morris tune" as most tunes cvan be used for morris   ::)
Well If you  cna't beat em join em...

How about 'Young Collins'....I've only got that down ok on concertina so far.

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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2009, 09:28:26 PM »

I propose something in keeping with the month of November - so howsabout something from Handel's 'Royal Fireworks Suite'? And then there's halloween of course (count me out of that one, I scare easy  ;D)...having said that it's the feast day of St. Edmund of Abingdon on the 16th November so how about something from Abingdon way?

I think I've just shared some unusually intelligent and thoughtful suggestions - after what you did to Granny I can only say that I am most disappointed!
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There's already an Abingdon related tune... the major version of Princess Royal is bascially the Abingdon version!
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2009, 09:46:07 PM »

I'd like to nominate Orange in Bloom, just cos its one of my favourite tune.  ;D Great Morris tune from Sherborne when played as a jig, but also works wonderfully as a waltz, which allows for a lot of experimentation with the left hand.
A beautiful rendition, but the dancers in my Morris side would lynch me if I played it at that speed.  ;D
This is going to show up my morris ignorance even more - am I playing it too fast or too slow?!!?  (:)[/quote]

When played for the Morris dance, it is a bit too fast. I have just used Personal Composer to check the tempo at which I play it and it came out at around 85. However, it sounds good the way you played it, so just call it the Sherborne Waltz rather than Orange in Bloom and you won't have to worry about pedantic nit-pickers like me commenting on the speed.  ::)
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #35 on: October 01, 2009, 09:51:07 PM »

Aint no such thing as "not a morris tune" as most tunes can be used for morris   ::)
This month's tune - Speed the Plough - is a perfect example. The side for whom I play (Crook Morris) uses it for a Border dance. I am sure that ours is not the only side to do so.
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #36 on: October 01, 2009, 10:10:05 PM »

Aint no such thing as "not a morris tune" as most tunes can be used for morris   ::)
This month's tune - Speed the Plough - is a perfect example. The side for whom I play (Crook Morris) uses it for a Border dance. I am sure that ours is not the only side to do so.

In Cotswold circles, it is most commonly used for the Bampton side-step dance. There are hundreds of tunes you can use for this dance. When I play for that particular dance, I usually string 4 tunes together - Speed the Plough (G), Brighton Camp (G), The Quaker (G to D) and Old Tom of Oxford (D) - which works quite nicely.
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #37 on: October 02, 2009, 01:46:38 AM »

Next time someone asks if you can play Faraway....


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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #38 on: October 02, 2009, 02:31:29 AM »

What about rural life?
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Re: Nominations thread for the next Tune of the Month (November)
« Reply #39 on: October 02, 2009, 03:16:31 AM »

I'd like to nominate Orange in Bloom, just cos its one of my favourite tune.  ;D Great Morris tune from Sherborne when played as a jig, but also works wonderfully as a waltz, which allows for a lot of experimentation with the left hand.

Favourite with me too.  Somehow it works played in both directions. I thought I'd got the left and fairly sassy, but just watched Craig's arrangement on youtube and it goes in directions I'd never even thought of. Fine example of the beauty of exploring a single tune properly on melodeon - rather than constantly medleying onto something else.
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