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by david n. siegel
Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:06 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: THE CARAVAN - Hornpipe
Replies: 1
Views: 2677

THE CARAVAN - Hornpipe

A desert hornpipe with lots of C naturals, which one can, it is to be hoped, see as a natural to the piping world. By the way, when serving up camels, it is always polite to ask the guest he would like, " one hump, or two ?" Note the low A grounding of the final C natural and the folowing B, and the...
by david n. siegel
Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Comments Please..
Replies: 5
Views: 4274

You've got some nice stuff in there. I got a little confused in the middle with counting out some of the bars. Might take a look at them. But the Air and into the jig was really nice.

-David.
by david n. siegel
Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: The Yellow House
Replies: 5
Views: 2816

I like this very much. Play it both ways--with all those cuttings and in a lighter version. I am not so sure that the tune doesn't work well with them--if you want that choppy effect. But there is room for all tastes in such matters. Some spot harmony--just on the strong beats--might really carry th...
by david n. siegel
Mon May 28, 2007 5:52 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Lismore Pipe Band's Diamond Jubilee
Replies: 3
Views: 3741

Sometimes the repeated 2nd and 6th bars parts can be varied in the 6th bar for a little variety and interest. On some 6/8s I might change the second group of three 8th notes in the 6th bar (Eight-dotted-Sixteenth-Eighth) to a Quarter Note-Eighth Note sequence. The longer Quarter note sometimes sugge...
by david n. siegel
Mon May 28, 2007 5:41 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Lismore Pipe Band's Diamond Jubilee
Replies: 3
Views: 3741

Nice use of low Gs and Cs here. Traditional feel with its own sound. I like it.

I'll go over it a few more times, and see if I can suggest something, but, it seems to me you handled the notes nicely.

-David.
by david n. siegel
Sun May 27, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: JOURNEY TO HOLBAEK 4-Part 2/4 March
Replies: 0
Views: 2659

JOURNEY TO HOLBAEK 4-Part 2/4 March

Composed for a piper of ours who has been sponsored by an FMM player into a grade 3a Holbaek Pipes & Drums, a competition band in his home country. While visiting with us, he heard one of our young pipers at band practice, and put forth the idea of him training with a serious 3a band for a couple of...
by david n. siegel
Sat May 26, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: THE BLED JIG -- inspired by Scots Wha Hae
Replies: 0
Views: 2281

THE BLED JIG -- inspired by Scots Wha Hae

Just for fun. It just spilled frae oot ma chanter.

For what its worth...

-David.
by david n. siegel
Fri May 18, 2007 6:08 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Notes Of Nine - Suite
Replies: 2
Views: 3447

As I invisioned SFU or FMM or SLOT playing this with rich two- and three-part harmony, I definately heard possibilities. A "drones-only" part can be tricky. I just happened to do a performance this week with two other pipers, playing with a chorus that requested we continue with just drones at vario...
by david n. siegel
Fri May 18, 2007 5:51 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: P/M William T. Robertson III
Replies: 1
Views: 3480

Brian,

You composed a very nice melody, and a great tribute for your friend. It is one thing to say goodbye, but a far greater thing to be able to keep the good memories alive with a lovely tune. Who would grieve a life lived fully?

-David.
by david n. siegel
Wed May 16, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Hill of Evil Counsel
Replies: 0
Views: 3051

Hill of Evil Counsel

This is a real place in Jerusalem, famous for three things: Ancient association with the Judas of New Testament notoriety; Site of Government House, the seat of British imperial rule over Israel until 1948; Site of current headquarters of the United Nations in Jerusalem. The name is real and ancient...
by david n. siegel
Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: A LIGHTYEAR'S JOURNEY - Jig (revised)
Replies: 2
Views: 3700

Added BMW GOLD and GIF--don't know I didn't when originally posted.
-David.
by david n. siegel
Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: What do you think?
Replies: 3
Views: 4461

Hi,

Can you send a gif or jpeg graphic file? I can't read *.pio files--sorry. I'd love to take a look at your tune.

Thanks,
-David.
by david n. siegel
Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:53 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: La Piazza del Suonatore di Cornamusa Scozzese
Replies: 0
Views: 3122

La Piazza del Suonatore di Cornamusa Scozzese

A smallpipe composition, but completely playable on the Highland pipes. Composed as a wedding present. The story behind this tune is someone who chanced upon someone playing the pipes in a lovely old square somewhere in Tuscanny, Italy. Not really a Scottish style of melody, but I love it on the sma...
by david n. siegel
Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:38 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Fresh & Frisky (Hornpipe)
Replies: 3
Views: 4180

Very nice. The tied High-Gs take me by surprise, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I like it.
-David.
by david n. siegel
Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:33 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Chasing The Storm Away
Replies: 1
Views: 3559

Glenn, all your tunes are nicely crafted. This one comes out much more strongly with drones, especially the High A / High G contrast in the fourth part. So anyone listening to this, I'd say adjust your BMW drones for a strong drone-sound.

-David.