The Spirit waltz

The Spirit has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Spirit
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B BA | G3 G Bd | g3 a/g/ fg | e3 f/e/ dc | d3 B BA | G3 G Bc | d4 Bd | e2 d2 B2 | A3 B BA |
G3 G Bd | g3 a/g/ fg | e3 e dc | d3 B BA | G3 G Bc | d3 d BG | A2 BAGF | G3 g gf |
g4-g/a/b/g/ | a4 gf | g2 f2 e2 | d4 Bd | e3 d e/f/g | {d}B4 Bd | e2 d2 B2 | A3 g gf |
g4-g/a/b/g/ | a4 gf | g2 f2 e2 | d4 GA | B g3 fe | d B3 G/A/B | A2 BAGF |G4z2|

Two comments

A plaintive wee waltz for my first attempt at ABCing

This tune was a flute solo on the recent ‘Spirit of Ireland’ North American tour; dunno who penned it…

This is my first time wrestling through ABC format and I really hope this reads out as I intended; many apologies for any unforseen blunders. … Still don’t know how to notate rests in ABC; there are a few places (pretty obvious) in the second section where a lift (in or out of time) suits the form. Not a hundred percent on the title of this one; please let me know if you know this by another name.

I play this quite slow with a sliver of rubato here and there; not really a dance tempo waltz in my opine…

Lemme know what you think~ Cheers!

At first notice…

I just checked the dots for this tune and there are a few minor rhythmic mistakes (I’ve already gone back and fixed-em in the ABC…):

BAR 23: (counting full bars only) should - obviously - read as quarters not eigths.

BARS 29 and 30: The first two quarters of each of these bars should be replaced by an eigth and a dotted quarter (or an eigth, a quarter, and an eigth rest). This is important to the way the tune wraps up; it’s pretty lame without this…