Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sunbittern - Stavenn Eurypiga Helias: Talking Piobaireachd, Building on Angus MacLellan's note durations on the CoP Tutor Vol. 4 CD in "The Company's Lament" and "MacKintosh's Banner" toward further beauty, perhaps doing what Yo yo Ma does ever so beautifully and wondrously with the Bach Cello Suites, which also have a sad tonal aspect to them, like Piobaireachd, Liking Kenny MacLean's and Jack Lee's playing of "The Desperate Battle" here at WUaS's Piobaireachd wiki page, Do you teach "The Desperate Battle"?, Scottish smallpipe comparisons


Hi Lore,

(Per your email ... Great ... see you today, Tuesday, November 12th, at 8:20 GMT (which is 12:20pm PST I think, but I'll check).

(I just played a nice, afternoon, wedding gig with good energy and Piobaireachd at Grace Cathedral and the Pacific-Union Club at the top of downtown SF on Saturday).

11pm for a gig is real musicians' territory :)


Stephen MacNeil on various Scottish smallpipes for comparison:

Jigs on Walsh Blackwood Smallpipes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYGSNmkGdhM


Hornpipe on McCallum Blackwood Smallpipes in "A"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsDXQxCacKg

"Hector the Hero" on Shepherd Smallpipes in the Key of D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdiqWv0HQMY


(Accessible with more here -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Scottish_smallpipes_and_borderpipes)

Walsh smallpipes' sound mellower and more sonorous than MacCallum's,
but MacCallum smallpipes sound mellower than in other videos here, as well as a little somehow clearer. 

How would you compare them?



And about Tam Muirhead - 

Am aiming to have mostly memorized Carradale Bay Pts 1 and 2 by tomorrow, and would love to make a slow and a fast recording of you in our lesson, if possible!

See you online tomorrow. 

Regards, 
Scott


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Would love, too, to talk today about building on Angus MacLellan's note durations on the CoP CD in "The Company's Lament" and "MacKintosh's Banner" toward further beauty, perhaps doing what Yo yo Ma does ever so beautifully and wondrously with the Bach Cello Suites, which also have a sad tonal aspect to them, like Piobaireachd. 

Liking Kenny MacLean's and Jack Lee's playing of "The Desperate Battle" - 

'The Desperate Battle- Piobaireachd' played by Kenny MacLean



'Kieran Blais - An Cath Gailbeach / The Desperate Battle (Piobaireachd)' played by Jack Lee



Do you teach "The Desperate Battle"?



After focusing on a tune, "Carradale Bay" we then talked about smallpipes. 

We wondered whether the above Stephen MacNeill playing of MacCallum smallpipes had been engineered to sound more sonorous than what we both were sometimes have heard as harsh sounding MacCallum smallpipes, and then played this video of Fred Morrison playing 

Fred Morrison - Smallpipes in A playing 'The Hard Drive'

where MacCallum smallpipes did sound harsher. 


In the course of our lesson, and concerning playing Piobaireachd in terms of beauty and vis-a-vis "The Desperate Battle," Lore suggested bringing singing to Piobaireachd, and mentioned Allan MacDonald and Margaret Stewart's 2 CDs (compact disks), and also mentioned this ... 


Piobaireachd in singing, Canntaireachd

Mulhearn, John, with (featuring) Allan MacDonald. 2009. [https://soundcloud.com/john-mulhearn/the-desperate-battle-of-the The Desperate Battle of the Birds (feat. Allan MacDonald) - John Mulhearn (2009)]. Glasgow, Britain: soundcloud.com/john-mulhearn/the-desperate-battle-of-the.

... with beautiful singing of "The Desperate Battle" ... 


... and which I added to the Piobaireachd wiki page for WUaS... 


































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