The fabric of the tune which best matches its name
Sorry about the possibly confusing title.
I went through some of my tune books, and re-visited “Journey By Train”, a composition by Joe Liddy of Leitrim. Right from the beginning, the first three notes emulate the motion of a train moving along the tracks, and the alternating 5ths (“rocking bow”) seem to reinforce this “train on the tracks” sound.
Just an observation. A really good composition, imo.
Does anyone know of other examples like this, where the tune melody really matches the tune name?