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? ? ? :-/ It’s not a mazurka. The transcription reads more like an air… I can only guess that this is your own composition?
It’s best, if you are going to submit a tune, to not leave it an orphan and to actually say something about it, give a source, an opinion, a tale behind it if there’s one to tell. Is this something you picked up from another musician, from your local session, a recording, or did it just suddenly pop into you mind? I can only guess that you contributed it because you like it, wherever it came from, and like it enough to not just leave the notation but also give it some added life by telling us something of your relationship with the tune, good or bad? Such comment would be welcome and appreciated…
I don’t know much about it I’m afraid, other than it’s a nice tune played fairly regularly at my local session, often in a set with Miriam’s Mazurka (https://thesession.org/tunes/15687#setting29438). I believe it might(?) be written by someone called Jasper, hence the name, but I may be mixing that up with another tune entirely, I struggle enough with remembering the actual tunes, never mind stories behind them!
Thanks for that little bit of information. It could be that someone dedicated the melody to a friend or loved one named ‘Jasper’? It would be great if someone could credit the composer.
JACKB- How about it? Since you took all that time and energy to transpose pbsinclair42’s setting without changing a freaking note otherwise you surely have some great insight as to the tune’s history.
Happens all the time, 5stringfool. Every time someone posts a tune, you either get it transposed for no obvious reason, or you get random phrases shunted up an octave so that it doesn’t go below low D (I think he’s a piper). You don’t get a response if you message him, either. Bit odd, but there you go.
I’ve done a bit more digging, it is indeed named after the composer, Jasper Stuart, an Italian diatonic accordionist. So there you go. The more you know.