is there notation for bagpipes for this? would be a fun tune to play
20 seconds later…
the answer is yes…
The Piper’s Despair
Here’s another setting of the tune, for fiddle.
T: Piper’s Despair
K: E Dorian
|:EFGA BAFA|B/c/d ec dBAF|D2 F/E/D ADFA|Bdec dBAF|
|EFGA BA A/A/A|B/c/d ec dBAF|D2 FA dfaf|1 gfed Be e2 :|2 gfed Beef||
|e2 g/f/e begf|efga bgaf|d2 fd Adfe|defg afdf|
|e2 ge begf|efga bgaf|~d3f a2 af|1 gfed Beef:|2 gfed Be e2 ||
Also, the name is aptly used to entitle a book about pipe reeds.
“The Piper’s Despair” ~ and another via gian marco
EFGA BAFA|~B3c dBAF|D2BD ADF/G/A|Bdce dBAF|
EFGA BAFA|B/c/d ec dBAF|DAFA dfaf|gfed Beed:|:
efge bege|bege befe|d2d/d/d aded|Bd d/d/d fgfd|
eBB/B/B bBgf|efga bgaf|defd gaaf|gfed Beed:|
Submitted on December 25th 2005 by gian marco.
T: Piper’s Despair, The
|: EFGA BAFA | (3Bcd AB dBAF | DFDF ADFA | A2 FA dBAF |
EFGA BAFA | (3Bcd AB dBAF | DEFG dfaf | gfed Be e2 :||
|:ef (3gfe bege | efga b2 af | df f2 af f2 | df f2 agfd |
ef (3gfe bege | efga b2 af | dcdf a3f | gfed Be e2 :||
Listen to Roscommon flute player Packie Duignan play this : http://www.lafferty.ca/files/flute-geezers/packie5.mp3
From Rich Lafferty’s Flute Geezers page: http://www.lafferty.ca/music/irish/flute-geezers
Played by Ronan Ryan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzSMYece0FM&feature=related
O’Neill’s Music of Ireland has this as a hornpipe. As I was playing it I was thinking this seems, rather, to be a reel. Checking with TS I find it only as a reel which suits this amateur just fine.
Played on flute, by Tom Guihan
2nd tune - starts around 1 min. [ 1st reel is "The Belharbour. ]
The Piper’s Despair, X:5
Setting X:5 is my transcription (go easy, it is my first posted here) of Jason O’Rourke’s version from his album The Bunch of Keys. I had heard other more common versions but for me none matched the feeling of this one.
When I first heard it, not realising Jason was playing it on a Bf/F I learned it note for note on a C/G. very difficult..! I am not sure but I think it means I was playing in Bf Dorian, four flats. this version is relatively straightforward.
There are other variations in his playing, this is the basic thing.
The Piper’s Despair, X:6
This one is pretty close to O’Neill’s #769, at least in the A part.
The Piper’s Despair, X:7
A nice setting based on the playing of Laura Byrne and Rose Flanagan on the album Forget Me Not
The Pipers Despair
None of the posted settings are for the GHB, or even small pipes. The first part range is too low and the second part too high. It could be transposed, but it would not do the tune justice. A real pipers despair.
The Piper’s Despair
Check out the wonderful version by Dennis Murphy on the compilation CD "Milestone at the Garden" on Rounder Records, reproduced from a bunch of older 78s. He pairs it with Kennedy’s Reel, and it’s marvelous. Also on that CD: a fast Haste to the Wedding and Over the Hills by legendary Neil O’Boyle.