"Core" Repertoire

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"Core" Repertoire

Postby andycarter » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:44 pm

Hi All,
I saw a 2006 post on the Yahoo group (message #174) about Scott wanting to compile a list of hurdy gurdy core repertoire. Did it get anywhere? What would people say are the top 10 session tunes other players are most likely to know? I think its probably time I learnt them! :)

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Re: "Core" Repertoire

Postby Geoff Turner » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:27 am

I think that the 'Horse's Branle' would be fairly high on the list....

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Re: "Core" Repertoire

Postby paulsherwood6 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:54 am

Hi Andy

Here are a few to learn from the French repertoire

Sansonette (Dominique Forges)
Scottish a Virmoux (trad)
Grand' Bete (Gilles Chabenat)
Polka d'Averyron (trad)
Canal en Octobre (Frederic Paris)
Valse a Bouffard (Patrick Bouffard)
Derriere les Carreaux (Frederic Paris)
Mazurka (Gilles Chabenat) (this one http://www.thesession.org/tunes/display/7854)
Bourree Aurore Sand (trad)

sorry for missing accents and any mis-spellings.
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Re: "Core" Repertoire

Postby frankvic » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:01 am

A while back there was something called "The Massif Village Orchestra". The band included some players lurking around this forum. The music compiled and arranged for it included quite a lot of the standard stuff. The dots are still around (I have the originals, would you believe) I've also got them on ABC somewhere around here (looks under a rock).
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Re: "Core" Repertoire

Postby Euan » Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:55 pm

sounds a good plan. For someone like me just doing mainly historical or playing with morris musicians (whether they like it or not) we never know what to learn for meeting up with other gurdy players...and for that matter other musicians generally. So a basic set is a good idea to get started on.
Ganivelle comes to mind. I always reckoned Flatworld should become a standard..I play it in sessions so much now. They will insist on playing it in g though which is alright if I have my Gotschy with me but the boireaud is challenged at the lower end....
Frank in what format is the massive list?
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Re: "Core" Repertoire

Postby frankvic » Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:10 pm

The MVO stuff on paper and in ABC format. Paper copies would require photocopying. The ABC format gives you each of the parts separately (so there is one for D gurdy, one for G pipes, one for concert instruments (maybe) for each tune. The paper format puts each line onto one page and gives the arrangement at the bottom of the page - so one page might have two tunes on it with a separate line for each instrument. Hmmm just turned over several stone and haven't found the ABCs...
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Re: "Core" Repertoire

Postby WaterPig Master » Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:54 pm

Hi there

If you do find the ABCs, I would be interested in them - are they copyright or public domain? I am considering starting a gurdy-specific ABC database on my website.

Talking of which - if anyone else has any gurdy type music, or even music that works on the gurdy in ABC form, if you wouldn't mind me using it, please post or PM me it. Maybe once I've got a fair bit I'll start thinking seriously about making the section on my site...

Thanks,
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Re: "Core" Repertoire

Postby Euan » Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:32 pm

Frank
Are these in any way copyrighted? I could certainly scan them if that would help. Or photocopy if you prefer. It would only cost me some paper and a bit of toner and scanning beggar all but some time.
If any use give me a bell. Still on the Golden Star address list (after all these years....).
If rights have to be paid for then it might be a different matter.
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Re: "Core" Repertoire

Postby Scott Marshall » Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:50 pm

Neil has some stuff on his (excellent) website:

ABC tunes: http://www.hurdy-gurdy.org.uk/hurdygurdy%20soc.html

Massive Central: http://www.hurdy-gurdy.org.uk/Massif%20Central%201/

http://www.hurdy-gurdy.org.uk/Massif%20Central%202/


Mike has a few tunes here (plus a tunebook for sale ;) ) http://www.hurdygurdy.biz/tunebook.htm

Chris has a great resource page here: http://www.hurdygurdy.org/resources.html

Hope that helps :)
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Re: "Core" Repertoire

Postby paulsherwood6 » Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:53 am

Hi Barnaby

There are quite a few gurdy-friendly ABC's on Richard Robinson's web site, as well as some french music in RIchard's own collection, I have loaded up some of the available ABC files

the web site is http://livetunebook.qualmograph.org.uk
if you navigate to Contents, then click on Show People Selector, next to Paul Sherwood you will see a button 'View Collections', from there you should be able to find them
One thing to remember is that Richard's policy is not to make tunes that are copyright publically visible on the site, and in response to this policy you will find quite a few modern tunes are hidden from public view, so for this reason downloading the original ABC files as well is recommended.

I'll be interested to see you things develop.

btw a nice way to share tunes on the web is provided by noteflight.com, have a look at this blog
http://folkmusicnotes.wordpress.com/
and the way it links to tunes (many good gurdy tunes here too!).
I don't know how to import ABCs into it, if indeed it is possible, perhaps you have to convert to musicXML - something I haven't looked into yet.

good luck,

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