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by philamor
Thu Dec 27, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: The Winter Gales
Replies: 0
Views: 2302

The Winter Gales

This morning, I looked out and the fierce gale was evident from the battering of the trees in view. The wind was very blustery and quite a lot of debris was being scattered about. I had to take the dog out in this and even he was not impressed with the weather. A few hours after I came in, I was aga...
by philamor
Thu Dec 27, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: One day in Inverness!
Replies: 5
Views: 5197

Well, funny you should say that guys, I have had the 3rd & 4th part in my PC for a wee while now, but left the two parter as it does stand up on its own so would be good as part of a medley if required.

So, here is the 4 parter - hope it holds up! Happy New Year all!
by philamor
Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: the simple flow of air
Replies: 1
Views: 3810

the simple flow of air

Bagpiping may, to the spectator, appear rather complex. Yet, with a continuous breath of air into a resevoir, channelled to very simple vibrating media, such thunderous sound is released. Quite simple really, don't you think? Yet again, the compexity is in the subtle manipulation of the limitation o...
by philamor
Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:25 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: The Digital Age - jig
Replies: 1
Views: 3357

The Digital Age - jig

Whatever we think of the modernity of the lives we live today, it is undoubtedly the age of all things digital - and how isolated we feel when we lose the use of just one of them.
by philamor
Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: "Lee's Hot Winda" Hornpipe
Replies: 14
Views: 11882

Like the tune - please email me - pipiey64@sky,com
by philamor
Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: "Lee's Hot Winda" Hornpipe
Replies: 14
Views: 11882

Like the tune - please email me - pipiey64@sky,com
by philamor
Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: "Lee's Hot Winda" Hornpipe
Replies: 14
Views: 11882

Like the tune - please email me - pipiey64@sky,com
by philamor
Wed May 02, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Eck Static! No way!
Replies: 0
Views: 3670

Eck Static! No way!

Eck is our new driver with the P&D's - and static he will never be. Don't make him laugh, he's an audible and physical hazard - straight up,.
by philamor
Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:54 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Updated - finished
Replies: 1
Views: 2799

Updated - finished

Someone asked if this tune was finished with just the two parts. I said I was making sure that the 3rd and 4th didn't spoil the effect. I hope I have now achieved a balance
by philamor
Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Very unpredictable/ changeable
Replies: 2
Views: 5298

A g gracenote on its own lacks the power, I feel, so the g graenote with the birl lends to the dynamic effect. But hey, if the gracenote alone helps, by all means. I think the g birl is fairly straighforward, though.
by philamor
Sun Jan 14, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Inspiration from a photo
Replies: 2
Views: 3688

Who knows, I may add to it but one doesn't want to get it too reptitive, so I may have to think about it some.
by philamor
Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:07 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: A recent trip to France
Replies: 0
Views: 2917

A recent trip to France

In November 2006, my band (Black Watch Army Cadet Force Pipes & Drums) were invited to France to play for some of the Rememberance day parades & take in a few battlefield tours and do a wee bit PR with the locals of Valenciennes. The trip was memorablefor us all for many different reasons. I wrote a...
by philamor
Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: There's a song here, or maybe not.
Replies: 2
Views: 4019

There's a song here, or maybe not.

I remember - vaguely - of Val Doonican singing about a spider that came down and sat beside somebody, who proceeded to swallow the spider and then the spider wriggled inside her, or something just as zany- told you it was vague. Then I think he sang about the nursery rhyme 'Old woman who lived in a ...
by philamor
Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:32 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Inspiration from a photo
Replies: 2
Views: 3688

Inspiration from a photo

I took this photo - less resolution for the website - as one of the first photos from my new digital camera in 2004. I was always hankering to write a tune about it and here it is
by philamor
Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Very unpredictable/ changeable
Replies: 2
Views: 5298

Very unpredictable/ changeable

Fickle means a lot of things - Unpredictable, Changeable, Erratic, Indecisive. Gae in Scots means Very, so Gae Fickle - Very Changeable or very Erratic. While this jig is far from indecisive, I think the idea of Fickleness is portrayed. And Gae Fickle Sounds a lot nicer than Very Unpredictable, eh? ...