The Piper O' Dundee

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by EbHorny, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. EbHorny

    EbHorny Member

    Just bought 'The Piper O' Dundee' horn solo. Superb!!

    One problem though, a ****** impossible bar halfway down the first page!

    Anyone else bought it yet?? What do you all think of it?

    Please do not try to outfox the bleeper. Mod
  2. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

    We've played it at BT with our solo horn player Helen Varley. (Tenor horn champion of GB). She's on here as Helen V, maybe she can help. Great piece though!! Good luck!
  3. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    yeah its a great piece. Commisioned for Sheona some years ago. Brilliant solo, sounds good and not too hard. I presume you're on about the semi-triplets bars? Its not too tricky, as long as you dont split the first note (C is it?) then rest rolls off the fingers. Good luck :)
  4. asteria

    asteria Member

    Aye, Piper O' Dundee is one of my favourites, certainly the best addition to the horn repertoire in recent years!
    First time i heard Sheona playing a solo was on the radio when she first recorded Piper with YBS and i was blown away!

    Yeah that triplet bar is a bugger, but just practice it reeaaalllllyy sllloowwwllyy and gradually speed it up, after a couple of weeks it's a lot easier! :D
  5. asteria

    asteria Member

    I wasn't aware that was even a swear word, it's not even offensive!!
  6. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    what was the word? ;)
  7. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

    I knew someone would ask that..

    Helen, pm or email me and I'll check the bleeper.. (working overtime these days, so it might be taking revenge)

    returning to topic...
  8. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    Played it at a concert last year, the soloist was superb. She appeared to struggle more with the top of the second page.....too long ago to remember what exactly happened.
  9. EbHorny

    EbHorny Member

    Ha Ha,

    Maybe I'll pass it on to our Solo Horn!!
  10. jambo

    jambo Member

    Heard Helen V play it at Dobx the other month and was really impressed...of course with Helens playing but in also with the Solo as i'd never heard it before.

    Needless to say, if you can play it, do so coz its a great solo.
    And of course, keep it up Helen, good work!
    :wink: :lol:
  11. asteria

    asteria Member

    Ah cheers matey (the cheque's in the post!) :wink:

    It was bugger :D
  12. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    ah.. thought that was it... that explains it all!
  13. Vickitorious

    Vickitorious Active Member

    I just ordered it today! I cant wait for it to come! :D :lol:
  14. spookybiking

    spookybiking Member

    yep ive got it, and theres a few tricky bits arghh. but sheona plays the best ive heard.
  15. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    agreed. 1st track on her solo cd. mint!
  16. horn1

    horn1 Member

    Yeah, it's excellent, both piece and recording. I think I'll have a bit of a look at it before I take it too band though! :shock:
  17. dickiesplitz

    dickiesplitz New Member

    I've played it at Flowers with our solo horn Richard Knight.

    He made it sound easy, but then again he makes everything sound easy!

    Don't you just hate people like that?
  18. hornette

    hornette New Member

    I've tried looking at it for an audition I have coming up and I thought I was going well until I heard Sheona's version on the CD... she's incredible! Now I'm moving onto something that won't make me look so ridiculous! :oops: