The Amber mazurka

There is 1 recording of this tune.

The Amber has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Amber has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Amber
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A,D|F2.F2 EF|G2.G2 GA|BA BA GE|F2.F2 A,D|
F2.F2 EF|G2.G2 GA|BA GF EF|D4:|
|:A2|dc df ed|BD GB dB|AD FA dA|G2 FG E2|
dc df ed|BD GB dB|AF DF EF|D4:|
2
X: 2
T: The Amber
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A,D|F2.F2 EF|G2.G2 GA|BA BA GE|FA .d2 A,D|
F2.F2 EF|G2.G2 GA|BA G<F E<F|D4:|
|:A2|d>c df ed|B>D GB dB|A>D FA dA|(3GAG FG E2|
d>c df ed|B>D GB dB|AF D<F E<F|D4:|

Nine comments

Whoa! ~ 3 compositions in a row… At least admit your inspirations…

Comment, at least tell us your inspirations…

OK, I was reluctant to post it but it’s a hit with my friends, they have been asking for it & it’s easy to direct people to this website. As far as the story: as well as having Irish heritage I also have Lithuanian blood. I was listening to Lithuanian folk tunes & while learning one of those tunes I came up with this Mazurka. A little Irish, a little Lithuanian but mostly just American. I named the tune after Amber, the semiprecious stone, because it washes up naturally on the shores of Lithuania from the Baltic sea.

Satisfied? Now play it!

X: 1
T: Amber Mazurka, The
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: mazurka
K: Dmaj
|: A,D | F2.F2 EF | G2.G2 GA | BA BA GE | FA .d2 A,D |
F2.F2 EF | G2.G2 GA | BA G<F E<F | D4 :|
|:A2 | d>c df ed | B>D GB dB | A>D FA dA | (3GAG FG E2 |
d>c df ed | B>D GB dB | AF D<F E<F | D4 :|

OUCH! Beware that second link to a recording of this. 😛 I much prefer the simpler and less adorned version originally posted, the YouTube one, once through…

printing - is it allowed?

I love this tune and would like to teach it to a group of fiddle beginners I have……. but am unsure about copyright on this site - is printing allowed when its obvious that its written by someone and not that prolific writer ‘Trad’ or his cousin ‘Anon’?

It would appear to have been composed by site member "b.maloney". I really don’t think it would be a problem - composers presumably write their tunes to be played, and are usually pleased when other musicians take them up. Send "b.maloney" a private message through this site and ask permission* - I think he’d be delighted.
[ * - see his last comment from 4 years ago above - "Now play it ! ]

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