The Function Of Ornaments
There’s a sentence in this book http://www.sarc.qub.ac.uk/icmc2008//blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/pipes-5.pdf suggesting that a slur is useful "in order to avoid the difficulty of doubling the low notes on the pipes". I don’t play pipes, so is this right i.e. it’s easier to play parts of the melody with ornaments than straight? One of the functions of ornaments is to make it easier for the piper?