Song For The Small Pipes march

Song For The Small Pipes has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Song For The Small Pipes
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
E|A/-B/c/-e/ c4 B-G|(A/B/c/A/) E4 (E/A/)(A/E/)|(F3 A) d2 (d/e/)(c/d/)|B6-BE|
A/-B/c/-e/ c4 B-G|(A/B/c/A/) E4 (E/A/)(A/E/)|(FA)(dF) EA (G/A/)(B/G/)|A2-A/(B/c/B/) A3||
B|(G/F/)(G/A/) B3 (E GE)|A/G/(A/B/) c3 E AE|(F3 A) d2 (d/e/)(c/d/)|B2-B/(c/B/A/) G3 E|
A/-B/c/-e/ c4 B-G|(A/B/c/A/) E4 (E/A/)(A/E/)|(FA)(dF) EA (G/A/)(B/G/)|A2-A/(B/c/B/) A3||
K: D\
A|(d/e/)(f/a/) f4 (ec)|(d/e/)(f/d/) A4 (A/d/)d/A/|(B3d) g2 (g/a/)(e/f/)|e2-e/(f/e/d/) c3 A|
(d/e/)(f/a/) f4 (ec)|(d/e/)(f/d/) A4 (A/d/)(d/A/)|BdgB Ad (c/d/)(e/c/)|d2-d/(e/f/e/) d3|
e|(c/B/)(c/d/) e3 (A cA)|(d/c/)(d/e/) f3 (AdA)|(B3 d) g2 (g/a/)(f/g/)| e2-e/(f/e/d/) c3 A|
(d/e/)(f/a/) f4 (ec)|(d/e/)(f/d/) A4 (A/d/)(d/A/)|BdgB Ad (c/d/)(e/c/)|d2-d/(e/f/e/) d3||
2
X: 2
T: Song For The Small Pipes
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
d/e/f/a/ f2-f2 ec | d/e/f/d/ A2- A2 A/d/d/A/ | B3 d g2 g/a/f/g/ | e4- e3 A |
d/e/f/a/ f2-f2 ec | d/e/f/d/ A2- A2 A/d/d/A/ | BdgB Ad c/d/e/c/ | d2 d/e/ f/e/ d3 ||
e | c/B/c/d/ e2- eAcA | d/c/d/e/f2- fAdA | B3 d g2 g/a/f/g/ | e4- e3 A |
d/e/f/a/ f2-f2 ec | d/e/f/d/ A2- A2 A/d/d/A/ | BdgB Ad c/d/e/c/ | d2 d/e/ f/e/ d3 |]

Three comments

Song For The Small Pipes

OK.

It’s not really a march, I suppose, and it’s often played slowly as an air although it can also be played a little more "up tempo". It’s certainly not a reel, however.

The tune was composed by the one and only Robert Mathieson who was one time Pipe Major of Shotts and Dykehead Pipe Band.

The setting I’ve submitted is a fiddle arrangement. So pipers will obviously play it differently. I’m also conscious of the "There are no G sharps in the pipe scale" rule but, as I say, this was the version I learned for the fiddle.
I’m sure other members will wish to submit alternative and, arguably, more correct settings. In fact, I welcome their input as this is a beautiful tune.

Song For The Small Pipes, X:2

I too have loved this tune for years. This is the setting I learned, which I think conforms with the pipe setting.