jeff_lindqvist wrote:Drowsy Maggie is one of those tunes which many who play Irish music (in the whole world) have learned when they started off, but eventually got tired of playing. If you go to sessions in Ireland, you'll find that some tunes are played more often than others, but everything depends a lot on the session itself, who are present, the level of the musicians, and possibly the region. While Drowsy Maggie might be too cliché (as one of the first reels many learn), O'Carolans Welcome might feel too "serious" and more of a "piece" than something which 5-10 musicians would play together (harmonically, the tunes are miles apart, and the latter sounds somewhat "classical"). Of course people play them in sessions, but I don't think I've ever started Drowsy Maggie in a session (there are hundreds of other tunes within the same E dorian mode I prefer playing). As for O'Carolan's Welcome - now and then somebody strikes up one of those pretty tunes (I learned it in May 1993).
Iversen - apologies for hijacking the thread - hopefully you get something out of my musical ramblings.
Thanks for the infos!! I've never heard of sessions, so I don't know how it goes.
I like the ones like O'Carolan, incredible that you rememebr that you learned it in May 1993. It's very exact haha
I was 1 year old when you learned it.
Iversen wrote:but Irish and Scottish folk tunes are definitely Jeff's home turf, not mine. I'm more into classical instrumental music with an opus number and a composer name attached.
Me too. I love Brahms, Puccini, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Strauß (Richard not the annoying Johann) etc and Mozart piano concertos, but I hate his operas. I like Puccini operas, but not all the songs. I like Bach for example concerto for 2 violins and Dvorak.
I like some pop music as well.
I liked playing those irish and Scottish tunes, but they aren't my favourite music. I want to buy some more music with CD and I am looking for "classical'
By the way, I have now made an account at the IMSLP
site where you can find scores (and sometimes parts) for hundreds of thousand pieces of music in the pubic domain. So far I have only just used their collections as a reference while filling out the holes in my theme catalogue for my music collection - but as it happens they also accept music uploaded by composers if you just put it there on a non-commercial basis - and since I have no expectation whatsoever of ever earning a cent from my old compositions I don't lose anything by making some of it public. They have a 24 hour delay before you can post, so I'll try uploading something either tomorrow or Sunday.
so we can see your music soon
Iversen wrote:LA: Asterigem sine interruptioni ad finem perduxi, et nunc novum item nocte lectoriandum eligere debeo. Forsitan eligo Harrigem Poterrem rursus aggredi. Librum secundum seriei habeo (de camera secretorum narrationem) et iam legi, sed credo etim librim primum translationi latinae extare esse. In urbo meo est taberna libellia pixtographicis dedicata, et fortasse ibi etiam libellas latinas habent - aliter emendabilis per interrete est (aut per bibliotheca publicam urbi obtinanda sit).
Forsitan eligo Harrigem Poterrem