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#19 John Wild

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 06:56 PM

Peter, I did not read that as a criticism. You probably will not need a copy of the 2006 setting, as you are working from a copy of the original. But I can scan it if you want it.

 

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 08:44 AM

Here's another tune that needs no introduction!

 

X:4
T:I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen
C:Edited and arr. Frank Butler  ©1983
B:Concertina Mini Tunes 1983
M:C
L:1/8
%%titlefont Helvetica, 22
%%subtitlefont Helvetica,16
%%barnumbers 1
%%staves (1 2)
Z:Transcribed by Peter Dunk 2017
N:with the kind permission of The International Concertina Association
Q:1/4=90
K:F
V:1
C2|A3 A BGd=B|c6 zA|A3 A ^FGA>G|F6 zC|
A3 A BGd=B|c6 zA|G3 c d=BAG|c4-c2 zc|
d3c BAB=B|c6 zc|e3d cBGB|A6 zA|
A3d AABB|A6 zA|G3G AGA=B|c4 z2||
c2|A3 A BGd=B|c6 zA|A3G ^FGA>G|F6 zc|
c3A GFDF|d4-Hd2 H(ed)|[c3A3]A GAHBHE|F4-F2|]
V:2
!p!z2|zA,CF G,2^G,2|A,CFA A,CFz|B,CEC B,CEC|A,CA,C A,CA,z|
zA,CF G,2^G,2|A,CFA A,CFz|CEC E FDDD|E3 [GE] [_BG][A^F][BG]A|
!mf!B3A G^FG^G|A6 zA|!>(!c3B AGE!>)!D|C6 zF|
!p!F3F FFDD|^C6 z2|=B,3B, CB,CD|E4 z2||
z2|zA,CF G,2^G,2|A,CFA A,CFz|C3B, A,B,C>B,|A,CA,C A,CA,z|
A3C B,2=B,2|DFBF HB2 H^G2|zCF C B,CHCH[B,G,]|[CG,]2 [DB,][DB,][CG,]2|]



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Posted 04 September 2017 - 01:16 AM

Might have been the &. I'll Take You Home Again...reads. Speaking of which there appears to be an error in measure nine voice two. I didn't check carefully. Got to crash.

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 11:52 AM

Chuck, I've double checked bar 9 and it is as printed in the book. I've had to correct a couple of bars in one tune where the bar was overful in one voice (that'll teach them to use 32nd notes or demisemiquavers as we like to call them over here!) but I generally leave the pitch alone unless there's a glaringly obvious mistake. When I get chance I'll scan the section in question and email it to you.



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Posted 04 September 2017 - 12:38 PM

Short but sweet, another piece that's new to me! PDF will be in the Box folder in the next five minutes, sound file to follow. I'm pleased to say that Don Taylor is now creating the sound files which are far better than anything I could do now that my faithful old Roland Sound Canvas sound module has died.

 

X:5
T:Bonnie Charlie's Now Awa'
T:Jacobite Song
C:Edited and arr. Frank Butler  ©1983
B:Concertina Mini Tunes 1983
M:C
L:1/8
%%titlefont Helvetica, 22
%%subtitlefont Helvetica,16
%%barnumbers 1
%%staves (1 2)
Z:Transcribed by Peter Dunk 2017
N:with the kind permission of The International Concertina Association
Q:1/4=70
K:G
V:1
G>ABG EG D2|d>edB BA A2|G>ABG EG D2|d>edB A>G G2|
Bddd Bd d2|g>fed e<dB<A|B<BAG E<G D2|d>edB A>G G2|]
V:2
B,>CDB, C2B,2|B>cBG G=FF2|B,>DGB,C2B,2|B2G2D2B,2|
G2F2D2B2|B4 G2=F2|G2DB, C2B,2|B2G2C2B,2|]

 

Edit: change of tempo - see post below!


Edited by Pete Dunk, 05 September 2017 - 03:17 AM.


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 07:37 PM

Pete:
 
You're not Scottish, then?
 
I have uploaded two versions of the audio file for Bonnie Charlie's Now Awa', one at the 110bpm in your .abc file and another at 70bpm.
 
110bps sounds way too fast to me.  I know that pipers play it in quick march time, but singers mostly sing it andante and this arrangement sounds more song-like to me.  Even the Clancy Brothers sing it at about this tempo!
 
Waiting for Jack Campin to give us the definitive tempo...

 

07 Sep 2017: Edited to reflect that both the ABC and the mp3 are now at the slower tempo and that the fast version has been deleted.


Edited by Don Taylor, 07 September 2017 - 10:57 AM.


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 06:48 AM

Bonnie Charlie's Now Awa' is one of the stock songs that were taught at primary school in Scotland in the 1950's. Usually written with the Scots dialect spelling "Noo", even in a time when most people did not say it that way. The way we got it in school turned me off that and other songs. Now years later, I have found a few of them I actually like. Some make good tunes when you take the words away!



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 07:05 AM

Many thanks for the hard work involved in this - this is an excellent resource



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 08:12 AM

Some make good tunes when you take the words away!


I think that the tune predates the words.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 09:54 AM

 

Some make good tunes when you take the words away!


I think that the tune predates the words.

 

Very likely.  A lot of people heard them as songs first. They put me off when I was learning an instrument much later, and at first, did not want to try these song/tunes.



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 12:13 PM

For an interesting story, Google 'Mad Jack Churchill':

"In May of 1944, he led the attack on the German held island of Brač. The landing was unopposed and the main assault was put off until the next day. Churchill led a force of Commandos against gun emplacements just off the beaches. Only seven members of the force made it.

As the Germans advanced to retake the guns, "Mad Jack" played “Will Ye No Come Back Again” on the bagpipes. After intense fighting, where he was the only survivor, he was captured and sent to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp."

 

“Will Ye No Come Back Again” is the another title for "Bonnie Charlie's Now Awa' "

 

Mad Jack was an amazing character and it is worth reading about him.  In WWII he led his men into battle hefting a Claymore sword, an English long bow and Highland pipes.  He used all three items plus other more modern weaponry.  I can't even imagine carrying all that stuff.


Edited by Don Taylor, 05 September 2017 - 12:32 PM.


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 03:28 PM

Yes well, here's another short tune from Frank's little book. Another nightmare from every young musician's learning era . . .

 

X:6
T:Red River Valley
T:Canadian Song
C:Edited and arr. Frank Butler  ©1983
B:Concertina Mini Tunes 1983
M:4/4
L:1/8
%%titlefont Helvetica, 22
%%subtitlefont Helvetica,16
%%barnumbers 1
%%staves (1 2)
Z:Transcribed by Peter Dunk 2017
N:with the kind permission of The International Concertina Association
Q:1/4=120
K:F
V:1
CF|A2A2A2GF|GF- F2z2 FA|c2 c>c d2 cA|G4 c3 B|
A2 GF F2 GA|cB- B2z2 DD|C2 EF G2 AG|F6||
CF|A2 A>A A2 GF|GF- F2z2 FA|c2 c>c d2 cA|G4 c3 B|
A2 GF F2 GA|cB- B2z2 DD|C2 EF G2 AG|F6|]
V:2
z2|zC FC FC ED|B,D B,D B,z z2|CFAF B,DAF|E4 E3 D|
C4A,4|zB,DF GB,DD|CB,CD B,D CB,|A,6||
z2|F2 F>F F2 EA,|B,4 z2 DF|F2 A>A F2 AF|E4 A3 G|
C2 B,A, _E2 EE|_ED-D2 z2 DD|C2 G,A, B,2 CB,|[C6A,6]|]

 

And if you want a nightmare tune from my youth given full justice by a fellow Yorkshireman recently deceased, here is the irrepressable Vin Garbutt singing a bit of poetic history. (If you're not a native Brit English speaker this will probably shoot straight over your head, sorry!!)

 



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 11:51 PM

Chuck, I've double checked bar 9 and it is as printed in the book. I've had to correct a couple of bars in one tune where the bar was overful in one voice (that'll teach them to use 32nd notes or demisemiquavers as we like to call them over here!) but I generally leave the pitch alone unless there's a glaringly obvious mistake. When I get chance I'll scan the section in question and email it to you.


I think the error is in the reader on the iPad, jot your transcription. Checking will have to wait. My wife is suddenly hospitalized.

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 02:12 AM

Sorry to hear this, fingers crossed for a speedy recovery, my thoughts are with you.



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 08:13 AM

Wowzer! I am a complete beginner. NO MUSICAL Experience. But I am loving Concertina. Also abc notation really helps me but I have so much to learn. It is wonderful to find folks that will help. Thank you

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 08:15 AM

Forgot my original question in my enthusiasm. Is there a place I could find a Wheatstone layout button diagram that would show abc notation, i.e. Show where b or g are instead of B and G?

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 12:20 PM

I could do this for English system but not anglo (well not straight off I'd have to figure out the notes on a Wheatstone/Lachenal anglo first!) but no doubt someone will chip in and help before long. If it helps, in ABC 'C' is middle C (C3), the one below the staff in treble clef. 'c' is in third space up from the bottom.

 

If you want help with using/understanding abc and related software just send me a PM. :)



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 12:54 PM

Roll your sleeves up for this one, things are getting serious! PDF and sound file will be found here in due course.

 

X:7
T:Chorale St.Antoni
T:Second Movement
C:Hadyn
C:Edited and arr. Frank Butler  ©1983
B:Concertina Mini Tunes 1983
M:2/4
L:1/8
%%titlefont Helvetica, 22
%%subtitlefont Helvetica,16
%%barnumbers 1
%%staves (1 2)
Z:Transcribed by Peter Dunk 2017
N:with the kind permission of The International Concertina Association
Q:"Andante  "1/4=60
K:Bb
V:1
d>edd|e2d2|c2B2|c>d e/c/d/B/|(d2c/)A/B/c/|d>edd|
e2d2|c2B2|c>d BA|c2 Bz:|F>G FF|G>AGG|
A>BAA|.B.c d2|e>fee|d>edd|c>dcB|B2A2|
d>edd|e2d2|c2B2|c>d BA|d>efg|e>d e/d/e/c/|
d>efg|e>d e/d/e/c/|d2B2|B2B2|B4|F>GFF|
G>AGG|A>BAA|.B.c d2|e>fee|d>edd|c>dcB|
B2A2|d>edd|e2d2|c2B2|c>d BA|d>eff|
e>d e/d/e/c/|d>eff|e>d e/d/e/c/|d2B2|B2B2|HB4|]
V:2
!p!F>GFF|G2F2|AD D2|G3 F|(B2A/)F/G/A/|!F!B>GFF|
G2F2|AD D2|G2 DC|E2 Dz:|!p!z2z2|=E4|
_E4|.F.A BB|!pp!B2BB|B2BB|G2GG|G2F2|
!f!F>GFF|G2F2|AD D2|G2DC|!f!F>G_AA|G>F G/F/G/E/|
!f!F>G_AA|G>F G/F/G/E/|"_dim."F2D2 "_smorz"|D2D2|D4|!p!z2z2|
=E4|_E4|.F.A BB|!pp!B2BB|B2BB|G2GG|
G2F2|!f!F>GFF|G2F2|AD D2|G2DC|!f!F>G_AA|
G>F G/F/G/E/|F>G_AA|G>F G/F/G/E/|"_dim."F2D2 "_smorz"|D2D2|HD4|]






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