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Old 08-06-2019, 08:13 AM   #1
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Default Tunes for worships

Hello,
I going to play the pipes along with an organist. What tunes you would suggest?


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Old 08-06-2019, 08:47 AM   #2
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Highland Cathedral is popular for Organ/Bagpipe duets in that situation.
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Old 08-06-2019, 09:22 AM   #3
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Tim Cummings has several excellent arrangements of hymns for bagpipe/organ. He arranges them in multiple keys- one thing that's really helpful is that he'll put the organ music in Bb, but write out the Bagpipe music in, "bagpipe standard A," so it's really easy for any piper to read/learn.

He has recordings, books, and arrangements of individual tunes here:

https://birchenmusic.com/

Some of my favorite organ/pipe numbers of his are, "Southern Harmonies," "Wondrous Love," and, "My Shepherd will Supply My Need"

His collections that include pipe settings for a lot of hymns are, "How Can I Keep From Singing?" and, "The Piper's Hymnal"



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Old 08-06-2019, 10:09 AM   #4
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I have always liked "Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah" also known as Cwm Rhondda. If you use a up-tempo organ accompaniment, it is a great tune with the pipes. Pipetunes.ca has a nice setting.


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Old 08-07-2019, 10:10 AM   #5
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A favorite of mine is "Lasst uns erfreuen" which is the melody to Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones, and also All Creatures of Our God and King. Fits perfectly on the pipes.
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Old 08-07-2019, 01:25 PM   #6
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I have always liked "Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah" also known as Cwm Rhondda.



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Swiss Matthias,

As well as this one (and a very good one it is! :) ...
there is also an ancient tune used for the hymn
"Kingsfold."

It, too, may be played at what ever tempo may be
needed.

Wishing you the very best of Good Fortune with it!!

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Old 08-08-2019, 09:06 AM   #7
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Re: Kingsfold: Not only is it a much used hymn tune, but also the tune to The Star Of The County Down, so useful for irish occasions as well.
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:09 AM   #8
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ST.COLUMBA is the tune for The King Of Love My Shepherd Is and Breathe On Me, O Breath Of God and fits quite nicely on bagpipes.
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Old 08-08-2019, 11:44 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Klondike Waldo


Re: Kingsfold: Not only is it a much used hymn tune, but also the tune to The Star Of The County Down, so useful for irish occasions as well.:thumb:





Greetings to All,


Originally... now some Aeons Past... I learned this song-
tune-hymn... as being an early Medieval religious chant...
"The Ballad of Dives & Lazarus" (Childe # 56)... from a
very old mountain (New Hampshire) singer from the far
northeastern part of the U.S. ... who also told me that it
was one of the oldest... extant pipe tunes known...

And for years (and years :) ... I both sang, and played it
on the pipes... with the same cadence... and the vocal
and the musical accents... that I had learned from him...
in that now... Long Ago...

But recently (about a decade and a half ago :) ... it was
pointed out to me that... with just a wee bit o' variation...
Blast!... if it wasn't... the same tune!! :)

But still and all... I play the first one... the one way... and
the second one... the other way... (Saves confusion. :)

And there is more than one fish... in this particular pond.

Take your pipes... or your practice chanter... and just run
down the scale... high to low... and depending entirely on
how you pace your fingers... out can come... the first part
of... "Joy to the World"... or... "Garry Owen"... :)

Ah... is it not a deep and convoluted musical chest... into
which we may delve... with our pipes?! ... Isn't it just?! :)

Regards, and Happy Explorations!!... to All,

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Old 08-17-2019, 11:09 AM   #10
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A couple of the tunes used for the 23rd Psalm aren't too bad. A bit slow but could work.



Crimmond and Martyrdom. Crimmond is a bit forced but Martyrdom seems to work well.


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