The Horse And Jockey hornpipe

Also known as An Capall ’sa Marcach.

The Horse And Jockey appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Horse And Jockey has been added to 1 tune set.

The Horse And Jockey has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: The Horse And Jockey
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:ed|cABG A2 ed|cBcA g2fe|dega (3efg dc|B2G2 G2ed|
cABG EFGB|cBcA a2ag|edce (3gfe dB|c2A2 A2:|
|:(3efg|agab aged|cdeg bage|dBGB cedc|B2G2G2 (3efg|
aged gedc|dedB GABd|cBcd edcB|c2A2 A2:|

Six comments

Re: The Horse And Jockey

I would say the A part has commonalities with “Loch Leven Castle” as well as the B part.

Re: The Horse And Jockey

Excuse the possible ignorant question, but what makes this a horn pipe and not a reel?

Re: The Horse And Jockey

The rhythm. Hornpipes are slower and bit moure bouncy. Think “humpty dumpty”. Some people write them as “dotted quaver + semiquaver” where “hump/dump”=“dotted quaver” and “ty”=“semiquaver”.

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Re: The Horse And Jockey

Doesn’t seem an ignorant question to me. Or if it is, then I’m one of a great many people who are similarly benighted. I’ve lost count of the number of inconclusive conversations I’ve encountered in which this and similar quandaries have been aired. The latest one (yesterday) was about distinguishing between hornpipes and schottisches, and whether either or both should be played dotted or smooth. It seems complicated by the various ways the tunes in any of these categories are commonly treated in their respective countries/regions of origin, let alone the styles and preferences of individual players. Minefield or what?

At one level maybe it doesn’t matter - unless you’re playing for dancers who require a particular rhythm and tempo - but I’d be grateful to anyone who could point me towards a definitive account of the various types of tune set either in 4/4 and 2/4 (or both), if such a thing exists. Or perhaps the plain fact is that these classifications are simply general descriptions, and the borders between them are fluid and ill-charted.

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Re: The Horse And Jockey

Ah. So it’s not a change in the music or anything you’d see on paper, it’s a change of note lengths. Got it. Thank you 🙂