Pipe Corporal Johnny Harper - Hornpipe

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Total votes: 21

  • Tune Database entry
  • Tune Name: Pipe Corporal Johnny Harper

  • Tune Type: 2/4 Hornpipe

  • Composed By: Benjamin McLaughlin

  • Arranged By:

  • Year Composed: 2004


smithers
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Pipe Corporal Johnny Harper - Hornpipe

Post by smithers » 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 ...
Cheers
Ben McLaughlin
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pipes up
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Johnny Harper

Post by pipes up » Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:16 pm

I really like this!!!!!

:D :!:

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A hearty thumbs up from me!

Post by david n. siegel » 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.

Thanks,
-David.

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Post by smithers » 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!

Cheers :-)

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Post by awpiper » 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!
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LOVE IT!!!

Post by PipersRacinToy » 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!!! 8)
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Re: Pipe Corporal Johnny Harper - Hornpipe

Post by cndjason » Fri Oct 08, 2004 4:35 pm

I really like your tune. It has a very unique rythm.

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Post by macgomez » 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!

smithers
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Post by smithers » Thu Nov 04, 2004 5:06 am

Hi all!
Thanks for your very kind words.

HOWEVER -
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.

Cheers

david n. siegel
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That's ok

Post by david n. siegel » 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."

-David.

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Post by awpiper » 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! :D
Cait Am Biodh Na Puirt Nach Faigheadh Na Piobairean
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Post by milngavie_piper » Thu Dec 30, 2004 4:12 pm

!!!!!!AMAZING!!!!!!

one of the best tunes ive heard yet!!!
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FANTASTIC

Post by gord » 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

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Post by kennwk » Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:41 pm

A Very Good Tune. I like it very much!

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