Page 1 of 1
Pipe Corporal Johnny Harper - Hornpipe
Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 5:05 am
Hi all wrote this is memory of a great piper that was in my band.
It's a lively piece don't worry
Tell me your thoughts ...
Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:16 pm
I really like this!!!!!
A hearty thumbs up from me!
Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 10:01 pm
You've composed a great hornpipe. It leaves a con trail. By gum I think I'll learn it.
A couple of high G graces from high A and high G to fix--but hey that's a proof reading matter.
Hope to see more of your tunes.
Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:40 am
Hi guys thanks for your positive responses, it does a composer good when he see's that someone likes what he is doing!
Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 1:03 am
BRILLIANT!!!!..... you can hear some great influences blended in the tune...Mathieson,Terry Lee,Chris Armstrong.....All come together to make a very enjoyable tune.....and hopefully not your only submission to these forums.....Thanks for sharing it!
Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 11:41 pm
I have to say, GREAT PIECE!!! I loved it. As a younger piper, I greatly enjoyed the more upbeat tempo and pulse that it took. It is an awesome song!!!
Re: Pipe Corporal Johnny Harper - Hornpipe
Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2004 4:35 pm
I really like your tune. It has a very unique rythm.
Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2004 8:15 am
Great sounding tune, with a challenging difficulty to start with! Sounds great when it all comes together. Keep up the great work!
Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 5:06 am
Thanks for your very kind words.
I am annoyed to report that the first part of the tune is very similar, if not the same as another hornpipe I know
. I never realised at the time because the music was flowing out of me onto the paper, so sorry guys but I can only take credit for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th parts.
Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 6:48 am
Happens all the time--even browsing through big published collections one can see parts and phrases repeated among tunes, and a lot of use of the word composer where the word arranger might be better spent. In the "organized" folk music world, including 18th & 19th century Scotland, there used to be public battles over the source of lyrics and melodies.
I once composed a beautiful, flowing slow air, which turned out to be a Negro Spiritual, which itself had roots in an old Welsh folk tune--both from genres which I love very much. And ten there's the time I composed "Bringing in the Sheeves," which some 19th century character had the nerve to plagarize out from under my corner of the space-time continuum!
It is still a nice tune, and your mark is upon it. Like a prominent US piping authority once said (and I paraphrase), "there's only nine notes, for G-d's sake, you try composing a completely original tune."
Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 1:53 am
As David so ELOQUENTLY
said......The tune has its own merits....Don't let a similar tune pattern or phrasing deter you in your efforts!....Keep them coming!
Posted: Thu Dec 30, 2004 4:12 pm
one of the best tunes ive heard yet!!!
Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 3:49 am
WHAT MORE CAN I SAY, THE TUNE IS AWSOME INFACT SIR ITS GOING TO BE MY HORNPIPE IN MY JIG HORNPIPE SOLO,S, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING MORE OF YOUR TUNES, THANKYOU AND WELL DONE, GORD
Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:41 pm
A Very Good Tune. I like it very much!