Pressed For Time reel

There are 18 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Celtic Thunder (a few times), Eileen Curran (a few times) and The High (a few times).

Pressed For Time has been added to 5 tune sets.

Pressed For Time has been added to 410 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Pressed For Time
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:GAg GAf GA|e GAe GAeA| GAA/A/A d2 cA|GAA/A/A d2 cA|
GAg GAf GA|e GAe GAeA | cAA/A/A dAcA|A/A/A eA e z3:|
|:GAdA cAGA|A/A/AdA cAA/A/A|cdd/d/d edd/d/d|effe a2 z f|
eAA/A/A BAeA|A/A/Ae z d2cA|GAA/A/A dAcA|1 A/A/AeA e2 z A:|2 A/A/Ae2 z Ace||
|:gg/g/gf geef|gg/g/ga geeg|ff/f/fg fedB|dBde ffed|
eAA/A/A BAeA|A/A/Ae z d2cA|GAA/A/A dAcA|A/A/Ae2 z Ace:|
|:gg/g/gf geef|gg/g/ga geeg|ff/f/fg fedB|dBde ffed|
[1 eaa eaa ea|a eaa eaa z |eaa eaa eg|gfed eaef:|
[2 eAA/A/A BAeA|A/A/Ae z d2cA|GAA/A/A dAcA|A/A/AeA e z3||
# Added by MM .
X: 2
T: Pressed For Time
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:GAgG AfGA|eGAe GAeA|GA~A2 d2cA|GA~A2 d2cA|
GAgG AfGA|eGAe GAeA|cA~A2 dAcA|~A2eA e2z2:|
|:GAdA cAGA|~A2dA cA~A2|cd~d2 ed~d2|effe a3f|
eA~A2 BAeA|~A2e2 d2cA|GA~A2 dAcA|1 ~A2eA e2z2:|2 ~A2e2 zGB/c/d||
|:~g3f geef|~g3a geeg|~f3g fedB|dBde f2dB|
eA~A2 GAeA|~A2e2 d2cA|GA~A2 dAcA|~A2e2 zGB/c/d:|
|:~g3f geef|~g3a geeg|~f3g fedB|dBde f2dB|
[1 eaae aaea|aeaa bfgf|eaae aaef|gfdB cdea:|
[2 eA~A2 BAeA|~A2e2 d2cA|GA~A2 dAcA|~A2eA e2z2||
X: 3
T: Pressed For Time
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:GAgG AfGA | eGAe GAeA | GA A/A/A dAcA | GA A/A/A dAcA|
GAgG AfGA | eGAe GAeA | cA A/A/A dAcA | A/A/A eA dAcA :|
|: G3A dAcA | cA A/A/A dAcA | cddd eddd | efff aaaf |
eA A/A/A BAeA | A/A/A eA dAcA | GA A/A/A dAcA | c/c/c eA dBcA :|
|: g3f geef | gfga geeg | efff fedc | cddd fedf |
eA A/A/A BAeA | A/A/A eA dAcA | GA A/A/A dAcA | c/c/c eA dBcA :|
|: g3f geef | gfga geeg | efff fedc | cddd fedf |
[1 eaae ((3aaa)ea | ae((3aaa) efgf | eaag ((3aaa)ag | aA A/A/A ((3Bcd)ef :|
[2 eA A/A/A BAeA | A/A/A eA dAcA | GA A/A/A dAcA | c/c/c eA dBcA ||
X: 4
T: Pressed For Time
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:GAg GAf GA|e GAe GAeA| GAA/A/A d2 cA|GAA/A/A d2 cA|
GAg GAf GA|e GAe GAeA | cAA/A/A dAcA|A/A/A eA e z3:|
|:GAdA cAGA|A/A/AdA cAA/A/A|cdd/d/d edd/d/d|effe a2 z f|
eAA/A/A BAeA|A/A/Ae z d2cA|GAA/A/A dAcA|1 A/A/AeA e2 z A:|2 A/A/Ae2 zGBd||
|:gg/g/gf geef|gg/g/ga geeg|ff/f/fg fedB|dBde ffdB|
eAA/A/A GAeA|A/A/Ae z d2cA|GAA/A/A dAcA|A/A/Ae2 z GBd:|
|:gg/g/gf geef|gg/g/ga geeg|ff/f/fg fedB|dBde ffdB|
[1 eaae aaea|aeaa efgf |eaae aazf|gfdB cdef:|
[2 eAA/A/A GAeA|A/A/Ae z d2cA|GAA/A/A dAcA|A/A/AeA e z3||
X: 5
T: Pressed For Time
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|: DEdD EcDE | BDEB DEBE | DE E2 A2GE | DE E2 A2GE |
DEdD EcDE | BDEB DEBE | GE E2 AEGE | E2BE B4 :|
|: DEAE GEDE | E2AE GE E2 | GA A2 BA A2 | BccB e3c |
BE E2 FEBE | E2B2 A2GE | DE E2 AEGE |1 E2B2 A2GE :|2 E2B2 D2 (3FGA ||
|: d3c dBBc | d3e dBBd | Bc2d cBAF | AFAB c2AF |
BE E2 DEBE | E2B2 A2GE | DE E2 AEGE | E2B2 D2 (3FGA :|
|: d3c dBBc | d3e dBBd | Bc2d cBAF | AFAB c2AF |
[1 BeeB e2Be | eBe2 Bcdc | BEeB e3c | dcAE (3FGA Bc :|
[2 BEE2 DEBE | E2B2 A2GE | DEE2 AEGE | E2BE B4 ||
# Added by JACKB .

Twenty comments

A dangerous track if you have flook’s Rubai-cd on the car-system. Even if you

Posted by .

Thank you soo much for this tune. Been trying to learn it for ages but it is just too damn fast. Gordon Duncan is a scottish piper and has 3 CDs out called Just for Seamus, Thunderstruck and The Circular Breath. He is my all time favourite composer of trad music and all his tunes are really cool. Look out for Break Yer Bass Drone, Where’s Ma Mace?, The High Drive, among others…

A brilliant tune, Finlay Macdonlad’s latest album is named after it. His version is definatly the best i have heard. Not to sure about the session A9 one though just dosnt seem to work in my opinion.

Gordon

Why do you never see Gordon Duncan in concert?

Gordon

The words ‘loose’ and ‘cannon’ are probably appropriate to use in any reply to the above question.

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Here’s a perhaps-easier-to-read transcription of what’s on the CD from me:

X: 1
T: Pressed For Time
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amix
|:GAgG AfGA|eGAe GAeA|GA~A2 d2cA|GA~A2 d2cA|
GAgG AfGA|eGAe GAeA|cA~A2 dAcA|~A2eA e2z2:|
|:GAdA cAGA|~A2dA cA~A2|cd~d2 ed~d2|effe a3f|
eA~A2 BAeA|~A2e2 d2cA|GA~A2 dAcA|1 ~A2eA e2z2:|2 ~A2e2 zGB/c/d||
|:~g3f geef|~g3a geeg|~f3g fedB|dBde f2dB|
eA~A2 GAeA|~A2e2 d2cA|GA~A2 dAcA|~A2e2 zGB/c/d:|
|:~g3f geef|~g3a geeg|~f3g fedB|dBde f2dB|
[1 eaae aaea|aeaa bfgf|eaae aaef|gfdB cdea:|
[2 eA~A2 BAeA|~A2e2 d2cA|GA~A2 dAcA|~A2eA e2z2||

This isn’t the sort of tune I go for at all, but I’ve heard it played at my local session lots recently.

Gordan Duncan is died a few years ago.

sorry, it wasn’t as long ago as a few years actually..

My friend bb has this tune as the ringtone on her phone. She likes to annoy me with it.

And her little baby lilting it?

Embelishments for bagpipes

why are there no embellishments on the sheet music? this is a bagpipe tune after all?

The Rogues

I know that this originally is a Flook tune (GO FLOOK!!), but I also have heard a good version of it by a band called the Rogues.

Not originally a Flook tune

APH, it has been recorded by Flook, but is certainly not originally a Flook tune. See first comment: it’s a Gordon Duncan composition.

Not a pipe tune either

Given that there are rests and / or a high b in the versions posted, it would seem that none of them is taken from the original pipe music.

Posted by .

Re: Pressed For Time

Seems this tune has just hit a period of increased popularity, no bad thing in my opinion for what that is worth. Noting that though I thought maybe this might help aspirant players in their approach. Here’s the tune played by Ali Hutton, on pipes, and Ross Ainslie, whistle, 2 of Gordon Duncan’s former pupils and directors/leading lights in the Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust. If you want the original music why not do your bit and buy the book?
http://www.gordonduncan.co.uk/musicbooks.htm
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWm43nfo-9s

Pressed For Time, X:3

This setting is according to the original bagpipe score as written by Gordon Duncan, and published in the book called Gordon Duncan’s Tunes.

Pressed For Time, X:4

edited a few things to match Flook version.

Re: Pressed For Time

In just about any other genre of music a tune as brilliant as this would have made the composer a millionaire ( instead as well as being a recording artist, composer, tutor and musician he worked as a local authority bin man ). It is stunning piece of music and the 3rd part is ecstatic for what my opinion is worth. If you’ve the ability to pull this one off go for it. The world needs music as celebratory of everything it is to be wired on life as this tune so seemingly is.