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by philamor
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: October in the Rain
Replies: 1
Views: 39

October in the Rain

Rain can make you feel like it's cold out there, but just now the rain is falling and the temperature is not too unpleasant, which just leaves to getting your brolly out without the arctic clothing, which is nice, in a strange sort of way, with which this tune I am trying to portray. I could have ca...
by philamor
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Maria
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Maria

Hi, I cannot help but wonder if the tune does progress in complexity, but misses a few tricks, like throws added in the 3rd part and the birl in the 3rd part written from the B's as a birl with the low A gracenote added (abr instead of brl in Bagpipe writer Gold, for example), with a G birl in the 4...
by philamor
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Holiday 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: Holiday 2018

Hey, Dan, you could very well be right, but if you'd stayed in the campsite there, with the trains passing every half hour or so almost 24/7, which wasn't in brochure by the way, you'd need more than this as a lullaby to get to sleep. Otherwise, a pleasant holiday was had, when I wasn't dozing off i...
by philamor
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Rockin' it!
Replies: 0
Views: 97

Rockin' it!

Folks, within this tune there is a rhythm (naturally!) and within the rhythm there is a certain rhyme.

Each part has a different rhyme within the rhythm.

You just need to stare (listen with your eyes) at it a few dozen times, you'll get it eventually.

I'm not so sure the world is ready for this!
by philamor
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Fettling the parlour
Replies: 0
Views: 145

Fettling the parlour

Fettling, in this case, means tidying/ sorting.

And that's all there is to it, except nothing got sorted, just repositioned, such is life. :roll:
by philamor
Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Holiday 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Holiday 2018

This year's hols was camping at Moffat and this wee tune was in anticipation of that trip.
by philamor
Wed May 02, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Tempering the Steel
Replies: 4
Views: 741

Re: Tempering the Steel

Well, as the description of the posting, it just gave me the feeling of the industrial processes that have to go on in the background to keep towns and countries ticking over. Not always easy to get a feel for a tune and it's definitely personal, but it is what it is. I just hope it's worthy of an a...
by philamor
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Tempering the Steel
Replies: 4
Views: 741

Re: Tempering the Steel

Cheers, Dan. Even my son, an ex snare drummer, liked the 3rd & 4th part. There's hope for us all :lol:
by philamor
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Tempering the Steel
Replies: 4
Views: 741

Tempering the Steel

What can I say, this is a wee tune for all those industry workers, the industry that gives the infrastructure of any country the ability to function. :)
by philamor
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Wee Tommy's Adventure
Replies: 0
Views: 1808

Wee Tommy's Adventure

I wrote a poem about a wee boy's first airship flight earlier this year. The wee boy, Tommy, was so excited that, despite the trials and tribulations of the maiden voyage, he fell asleep with the nervous tension and slept through the whole affair. anyhoo, out of that came this wee tune also. Wee Tom...
by philamor
Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: In the Strangest Places
Replies: 0
Views: 1294

In the Strangest Places

Wrote this one a few months back, not been on the site for a wee while, so two together. Aint it funny where you think of a tune - on abus, in the car, in the smallest room (or is that just me? - Yikes!), etc. Well, I have had to whistle things into my mobile phone recorder before now to deal with a...
by philamor
Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: The South Esk Ghillie
Replies: 0
Views: 1144

The South Esk Ghillie

I used to live on the banks of the River South Esk, at the bothy near Brechin, Angus, over 40 years ago. Fond memories of the fishing and the Ghillie keeping the river stocked and securing the stock from poachers and the night expeditions to shoot rabbit, hare and deer, conservation in operation to ...
by philamor
Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Courage, Paris
Replies: 0
Views: 1466

Courage, Paris

It is perhaps so easy to write a sad tune at this time, but I felt that would not give strength to those in their time of need.

It's a mad, mad world, that the human race can boast of its progress, when some have the mind to cause this kind of shamefulness.

I hope I am not alone in this view.
by philamor
Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Galashiels
Replies: 0
Views: 1359

Galashiels

Ok, so i may one day get around to composing tunes for many more of the nice wee villages & towns of the Borders. For now, I am sticking to those I visited in the spring, of which Galashiels was one.
by philamor
Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: St Marys Loch
Replies: 0
Views: 1389

St Marys Loch

3rd attempt to upload files. OK, the titles are without the appostrophe in Mary's, as the files uploader did not like it. :!: No biggy, just renamed the files. Something to remember for the future, eh?. Anyway, lovely drive down the west coast of the Loch, great scenery, stopped for ice cream (as yo...