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Whitefriars hornpipe

Whitefriars hornpipe

3 Responses

  1. I think the barring is wrong on Whitefriars – I think it is a triple time hornpipe that should be written out in 3/2. Great tune though and spiritedly played.
    Good wishes, Vic Gammon

    • Hi Vic,
      Thanks for the suggestion – it’s interesting you say that actually – as I originally started writing it in 3/2, but it didn’t fit! (The 1st, 3rd and 4th bars do, but the 2nd is a bar of 4/2 – or two of 2/2). But then in the B it was (one of 3/2 one of 5/2) x 2 so I just thought, hey, notating it’s only an aide memoir for the dots, and anyone learning it is going to have to spend ages making it sit write for them regardless, so 4/4 will at least make it look friendly in the first instance!
      But I agree it does mostly feel like a triple time hornpipe! It’s a cracking tune, isn’t it.

  2. Hmm. Maybe I should rewrite like that though! ta! Laurel

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