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Help: Tunes in 5/8 7/8 etc for recorder

30 Jan 01 - 12:24 PM (#385760)
Subject: Tunes in 5/8 7/8 etc for recorder
From: Steve Parkes

My litte brother Neil plays the saxophone, as I've mentioned before; but, hey, he's still my brother! My son (21) bought Neil's 4-year-old daughter Ella a descant recorder for Christmas, which she's managing as well as you'd expect a four-year-old with a jazzman for a father. But Neil has taken an interest in it, to the ext that he's bought -- at his own expense! -- a tenor recorder and a flageolet in D.

I rashly offered to supply him with some challenging tunes in Brubek-like times, (i.e. 5/8, 9/8, you name it) and interesting modes. And of course, I can't just seem to lay my hands on any, can I? But I bet there are plenty of you who can!

Steve


30 Jan 01 - 01:56 PM (#385824)
Subject: RE: Help: Tunes in 5/8 7/8 etc for recorder
From: Twiz

Steve,

There is an excellent tune by a band called 'Flook' It is called Macedonian Ora. It is in 7/8 and is played on the Flute and whistle. Let me know if you are interested and I will write it out for you.

Dave.


30 Jan 01 - 05:05 PM (#385956)
Subject: RE: Help: Tunes in 5/8 7/8 etc for recorder
From: Jacob B

Here is a tune that your brother might find interesting. It's not in 5/8 or 7/8 - but it's not in anything else, either. Chances are, your brother has never heard of zweifachers, and he'll have fun puzzling out how and why a piece of music can have no time signature.

It's usually played with the first note in each bar accented.

Jacob


31 Jan 01 - 09:43 AM (#386449)
Subject: RE: Help: Tunes in 5/8 7/8 etc for recorder
From: Sorcha

From JC's Tunefinder a tune in 7/8

another tune in 7/8

and a tune in 9/8

I know there are some more out there, slip jigs are almost always in 9/8, and O'Neills has quite a few. The song, "My Lagan Love" will play in 9/8.Somewhere in one of the Missing Tunes threads I posted a 9/8 ABC of it.


31 Jan 01 - 10:12 AM (#386469)
Subject: RE: Help: Tunes in 5/8 7/8 etc for recorder
From: English Jon

Bulgarian stuff is great.. Kopenitsas, Horas etc... 11/8, 13/8 etc

A.L.Lloyd made some great recordings, there's also plenty available in ABC format, midi's etc. Just search for Eastern European stuff.


31 Jan 01 - 03:48 PM (#386772)
Subject: RE: Help: Tunes in 5/8 7/8 etc for recorder
From: GUEST,CraigS

There are some particularly irregular and interesting tunes known as Lancashire Hornpipes which you might find interesting - the only one I can name offhand is called "the Lass of Doncaster / The Northern Lass", the first two lines of which Mike Oldfield lifted into the slow bit of "Tubular Bells".


01 Feb 01 - 03:29 AM (#387283)
Subject: RE: Help: Tunes in 5/8 7/8 etc for recorder
From: Steve Parkes

Thanks folks! Sorry for being a long time in replying. Neil tells me he's getting well stuck in.

Twiz, if it's not too much trouble,we'd really appreciate you writing out Macedonian Ora for us.

Steve


01 Feb 01 - 03:44 AM (#387289)
Subject: RE: Help: Tunes in 5/8 7/8 etc for recorder
From: GUEST,Bruce O.

Get almost all in one tune. Percy Grainger's tune for "Lord Melbourne" in JFSS #12, 1908, is in mixed timing of 3/16, 5/16, 7/16, 8/16, 2/8, 3/8, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, 8/8, 9/8, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, and 6/4 time.


01 Feb 01 - 03:47 AM (#387291)
Subject: RE: Help: Tunes in 5/8 7/8 etc for recorder
From: English Jon

Sorry, didn't think to mention the 3/2 Hornpipes. Thanks Craig. John Offord's book "John of the greeny Cheshire Way" has loads of them. It's out of print, but... You can get the first half of it in ABC format from Richard Robinson's ABC page et al.

Essential 3/2 Hornpipes:

Rusty Gully Dusty Miller (everyone knows these two!) Keys to the Cellar Tom Mellin's Flat Cap

Playford is very good for 3/2 and 6/4 tunes. Jamie Knowle's Book "A northern Lass" is also briliant and has a few interesting tunes...

"Lonsdale Hornpipe" is a 10 part 3/2. Fantastic. "French Stroller" is also fabulous, if you can find it.

Whether these are sufficiently Odd to hold the interest of a Jazzer for very long remains to be seen, but they are fantastic tunes and deserve an airing.

Cheers, Jon