The Delphi Air waltz

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The Delphi Air has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: The Delphi Air
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
M:4/4
DEF{A}FG4-|G8-|G2JAF3-F2-|F4G/F/ E E2-|E8-|E4z4|
z6E/F/F|JG2AJB2-B3-|B{c}BAGF4-|F4{A}F2G{A}G|EE4-E3-|E6z2|z4z3
E|FFJG6-|G4{A}!>!G4|F8-|F2{A}FJG2EED|E8-|!>!E6z2|
z4 E/{A}E/D/E/ FF|JG2AJB2-B3|-B{c}BA6-|A4{c}AF{A}FE|E8-|E6z2|z3z4
d|Je8|{a}edeff2Jg2-|g8|{a}!>!g2f6-|f3{a}fedJe2-|e8-|e2z6|
zef g/{a}g/f/g/ gJa2-|a8|Jbf3-f4|Jga/{c'}a/Jg3fed|e8|
z2Jf2e/d/B3-|B8-|B2z6|{Bc}BABB2Jc3-|c2-!>!c3B{c}BA/B/|
A8-|A{c}AFJB3-B2-|B3E3-E2-|E2{A}(3EDEF4-|F3{A}FEE3-|E8-|E4z4|
z4E/{A}E/DEF|F2JG6-|!>!G8|F{A}F4-F3-|F8-|FG{A}GEE4-|!>!E8|z8|
{A}(3EDE FF2JG3-|G2{A}(3GFG AJB B2-|B4 FF3-|F6JA2-|A8|{c}A^GJA4{c}AG-|
GFE2^DJE3|{A}(3EDE JF4 (3GAG-|G2FEE4-|E6z2|z8|
z3z2dJe2-|e2f2fJg3-|g8-|{a}gf4-f3-|f8-|fJg3zB{c}BA|Bf4-f3|
f2{a}feJe4-|e8-|!>!e2dBz4|z3effJg2-|g2ab{c'}a4-|a4-a3!>!g|f4-f3B|Jg6z2|
z3B/{c}B/A/B/Je3-|e2f//e//d/ef4-|f3Jg/f/eJe3-|!>!e4z4|z6EF|
f2g/f/Jg3{a}a/gf/|{a}f4eBAB|BJc4-c3-|c8|zFGAA4-|A6z2|
zFJB3-B2{c}B|E6{A}(3EDE|F8-|F3-!>!F2.Ez2|EE{A}E2JE4-|E8-|E2z6|
EDEFF2G2|JG8-|G4F4-|F8-|F4JG{A}GE2-|E8-|E8-|E6z2|

Five comments

The Delphi Air

Taken from the CD, Amara: Island Currents by Joe Boske, this is one of Davy Spillane’s most haunting solo pieces, written, I believe, by Joe. It’s a rare CD but one worth looking out for. The symbol > means a reverse slide and normal slides do not unfortunately show up in the music but are written in the notation as J. As always with a piece like this, while I’ve tried to be as accurate as possible in my transcription, you really need to listen to the piece to understand it.

Re: The Delphi Air

All of the tunes on "Amara" were composed by Joe Boske.

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Re: The Delphi Air

Direct link to the recording, it is the 4th tune, arounf 7:30
https://youtu.be/lC05YK_KGG8

But why is this listed as a Waltz? It sounds more like a haunting native american flute. Thanks for transcribing it.

Re: The Delphi Air

It’s listed as a waltz because that’s the closest tune category to the air. Learn it from Davy Spillane’s playing of it - not from the sheet music here, although I have to give credit to Mikethebook for his transcription. It must have taken a lot of listening, and a lot of musical knowledge to come up with what he’s posted above.

From Joe Boske’s CD sleeve-notes :

"In the rainy spring of 1972 I lived in Lettereeragh on the shores of the Killary, with my young wife, where I completed work towards an exhibition in Dublin that autumn. The area is one of the most hauntingly beautiful in the West and inspired this air, the first I ever wrote, sitting in a silent valley.
For Aine, - wherever you are……"

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