April 2012 Tune of the Month: Morpeth Rant

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April 2012 Tune of the Month: Morpeth Rant

Postby Dally » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:26 pm

Ian Lawther selected April's Tune of the Month: Morpeth Rant. This is a great tune that doesn't get played as much as it deserves, at least in my experience. Matt Seattle devoted a whole book to the tune. There are lots of different settings available. It's the first TOTM, iirc, that is in D.

If you, like me, have been working on previous TOTMs (Adam a Bell hasn't come very easily to these old fingers), don't worry. There is no deadline. Post them when you're ready.

All the best,
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Re: April 2012 Tune of the Month: Morpeth Rant

Postby edric » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:59 am

Joe Hutton's version, arranged by Margaret Watchorn. Experimental self-duet recording:

http://soundcloud.com/edric-ellis/morpeth-rant
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Re: April 2012 Tune of the Month: Morpeth Rant

Postby Wallie Ogilvie » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:39 pm

I'm surprised this months tune hasn't attracted more attempts. After Edrics great duet version based on Joe Huttons playing, my attempt is based on Billy Piggs so I've chosen to pair it up with his own hornpipe.
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Re: April 2012 Tune of the Month: Morpeth Rant

Postby Wallie Ogilvie » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:40 pm

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Re: April 2012 Tune of the Month: Morpeth Rant

Postby Dally » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:27 pm

Ian Lawther posted this four part setting:
http://www.travelingpiper.bagpipediscs. ... thrant.mp3

And here's a very clever setting for nine notes by Pete Stewart:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpAHaQTg ... re=g-all-s

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Re: April 2012 Tune of the Month: Morpeth Rant

Postby Dally » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:03 am

Here's my offering for the month:

http://soundcloud.com/john-dally/morpeth-rant

The tune may not work very well as a jig, but it was an interesting project.
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