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Old 04-24-2018, 02:55 AM   #1
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Default Piper & Drummer Piobaireachd Commissions (2001)

Hi

Back in 2001 the Piper & Drummer Magazine commissioned three new piobaireachds from R.S. MacDonald, Neil Dickie en Michael Grey:
https://www.pipesdrums.com/article/P...g-Renaissance/

Does anyone know anything about these pieces?
Where they ever published?(presumably in the August edition of Piper & Drummer magazine 2001) (where are they accessible?)
Is R.S. MacDonald's piece Lament for Kenneth Alexander MacLennan of Connon Bridge published in his collection of 2009?
Grey has composed two piobaireachds that I'm aware of but both were published long before this project (in his second book and in the Glenfiddich Collection of Ceol Mor).

Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-24-2018, 05:06 AM   #2
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Default Re: Piper & Drummer Piobaireachd Commissions (2001)

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Is R.S. MacDonald's piece Lament for Kenneth Alexander MacLennan of Connon Bridge published in his collection of 2009?
The only one I know the answer to - yes, it is.
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Old 04-24-2018, 12:35 PM   #3
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piper13,
I dug out my copy of P&D, August 2001 (I keep way too much stuff!), and there are the published versions of

1) Father and Son, by Neil Dickie, pg 35
2) Last of the Big Trees, by Michael Grey, pg 39
3) Lament for Kenneth Alexander MacLennan of Connon Bridge, R.S MacDonald, pg 42

When these came out, I noticed an interesting ornament in the ground of "Last of the Big Trees", where 2 high Gs are separated by a high G gracenote (!). I thought that perhaps Mr. Grey was using an interesting idea of going from the piobaireachd high G to regular high G (gracenote) and back again - a very subtle gracenote!

I wrote him, asking about this - just a misprint. -) It should be an E strike. -)

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Old 04-24-2018, 03:01 PM   #4
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I wrote him, asking about this - just a misprint. -) It should be an E strike. -)

Larry
Ha! Wonder if it the same proofreader as for some of the regimental tomes.
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Old 04-25-2018, 12:58 AM   #5
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Ha! Wonder if it the same proofreader as for some of the regimental tomes.
first one to mention anacrusis gets anacrusified
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Old 04-28-2018, 01:09 AM   #6
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Hi, thank you for your answers! I'm glad to know the titles of the compositions.
I wonder if the issue of the magazine is available somewhere? (either in print or digitally, maybe in an archive of a website (I have sought, but haven't had any luck so far)).
In any case, I would love to find the scores for the Grey and Dickie compositions!
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Why not try emailing Andrew Berthoff and ask if they could be republished on PipesDrums? They may already be there, but the archive hasn't coped all that well with multiple re-platforms.
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