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by david n. siegel
Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:27 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Freddy's Bottled Water
Replies: 3
Views: 3739

I'd second Stu's comments. What I like about this style is that retains its power at a moderate speed, and has a dramatic sound as well as a melody. This is a hornpipe I'd like to try with the Wee Man from Skye . I always get Simon Fraser PB to play new tunes "in my head" for me, and this one went w...
by david n. siegel
Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: A LIGHTYEAR'S JOURNEY - Jig (revised)
Replies: 2
Views: 3805

A LIGHTYEAR'S JOURNEY - Jig (revised)

A jig.
-David.
by david n. siegel
Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:40 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Drum Major I.B Sorenson
Replies: 5
Views: 6543

Nice swing to it, and I'd bet a lot of fun to play. And most suitable for a Sailor's Hornpipe. Definately one that feels good under the fingers.

-David.
by david n. siegel
Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: The wrong person (jig)
Replies: 3
Views: 3094

I like this one, too. It feels good under the fingers, as my tutor used to say. A nice one to play cleanly at a proper jig tempo.

Send on some more.

-David.
by david n. siegel
Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: EXHAUST PIPES - Hornpipe
Replies: 3
Views: 6121

Thanks for the comments, and the critique. It is always possible to change a tune, and I will set it aside for a bit, and listen anew to how the 4th part fits. Be glad for any more detailed feelings in the matter, too.

Too bad my lead snare doesn't like that 3rd part rhythm!

Cheers,
-David.
by david n. siegel
Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: GENESIS SUITE - Plainsong & Antiphon
Replies: 2
Views: 4417

GENESIS SUITE - Plainsong & Antiphon

An experimental suite - not yet finished! The most well-known form of Plainsong is the Gregorian Chant (MacGregorian chant?). I hope I have done this beautiful form of music justice here. The return to the E in each bar is deliberate. This Plainsong will be played by a solo piper, with the band comi...
by david n. siegel
Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: The Silver Glens (Suite)
Replies: 2
Views: 3119

The 7/16 - 8/16 part could really sound sharp. I like getting away from the standard time signatures. Planning harmony?

Thanks for the music Roy,
-David.
by david n. siegel
Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:13 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: EXHAUST PIPES - Hornpipe
Replies: 3
Views: 6121

EXHAUST PIPES - Hornpipe

A new hornpipe--in the modern tradition. Might play around more with the gracing. It is intentionally simple, and repetitious. But maybe it doesn't work for everybody, which is ok. Not super fast, but not slow or draggy. Listen to it first, as it doesn't come into its own without drones. I'd say kic...
by david n. siegel
Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:22 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: New Tune - The Strange Police
Replies: 3
Views: 3923

You did a good job with this tune...

-David.
by david n. siegel
Tue Dec 19, 2006 6:38 am
Forum: Piping Picture Post
Topic: Season's Greetings
Replies: 0
Views: 3080

Season's Greetings

All the Best to Everyone Out There!

David Siegel
The Israel Pipes & Drums
by david n. siegel
Sat Nov 25, 2006 11:06 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Camano Island in the Sea - A slow air for Bob Dunsire
Replies: 2
Views: 5073

Camano Island in the Sea - A slow air for Bob Dunsire

Probably most of you know that Bob Dunsire, who created and maintained the Dunsire Bagpipe Web with the famous forums, passed away recently after a several year battle with cancer. He was only in his early 50s. I have lost both of my sisters also to virulent cancer, and at young ages, in the last fe...
by david n. siegel
Sun Nov 12, 2006 4:47 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: High Street Golem - A 9/8 Jig
Replies: 3
Views: 4399

Thanks, Elias. Music is for playing and enjoying. There's more at my website

http://www.geocities.com/israelpiper/index.html

I love that 9/8 time signature, but it is hard to compose a really original-sounding tune in it.

Thanks again,
-David.
by david n. siegel
Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:31 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: High Street Golem - A 9/8 Jig
Replies: 3
Views: 4399

High Street Golem - A 9/8 Jig

a 9/8 jig. Goes "interestingly" with THE BORGO PASS (music available on this site). It is, in part, a 9/8 relative of BORGO.

Simple and rhythmical.

-David.
by david n. siegel
Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:43 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Sounds Like The Star Spangled Banner
Replies: 6
Views: 14698

That B to a held E in the several places, eg the end of the first line, jars me a little. Otherwise, it does move well enough. I'd think about making a medley of whatever patriotic tunes nearly all Americans might know, and working it into that. In a medley, the caricature effect wouldn't be a facto...
by david n. siegel
Sun Aug 20, 2006 5:06 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: The Rocky Balalaika
Replies: 8
Views: 5542

Any 5/8 dance tradition? This is a big area of ignorance for me. I could swear that some jigs I have heard on uilleann pipes--written in 6/8--are closer to 5/8. Be tough for a lot of Highland pipers not to dot that first 8th in the group. Is this time common, or at least not unusual, in the Northumb...