Song For The Small Pipes
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.