The Conundrum march

Also known as The Conundrum March.

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Conundrum has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Conundrum has been added to 67 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Conundrum
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A>B|:c2 A>B e>f c2|A>c e>a f2 e>f|a2 e>f e>f c2|A>c e>c B2 A>B|
c2 A>c e>f c2|A>c e>a f2 e>f|a2 e>f e>f c2|1B2 A2 A2 A>B:|2 B2 A2 A2 f>g||
a2 e>f a>e a2|e>f a>e f2 e>f|a2 e>f e>f c2|
[1A>c e>c B2 f>g|a2 e>f a>e a2|e>f a>e f2 e>f|a2 e>f e>f c2|B2A2 A2 f>g:|
[2A>c e>c B2 A>B|c2 A>c e>f c2|A>c e>a f2 e>f|a2 e>f e>f c2|B2A2 A2e2||
|:A>B c2 A>Bc>A|c<e A>B c2e2|f>g a2 e>f c2|A>c e>c B2e2|
A>B c2 A>Bc>A|c<e A>B c2e2|f>g a2 e>f c2|1B2A2A2e2:|2B2A2A2 a2||
|:f>e a>e f2 e<a|f2 e<a f>e a>e|f>g a2 e>f c2|
[1A>c e>c B2a2|f>e a>e f2 e>a|f2 e<a f>e a>e|f>g a2 e>f c2|B2A2A2a2:|
[2A>c e>c B2 A>B|c2 d>c e>A c2|d>c e>A f2 e>e|a2 e>f e>a c2|B2A2A2 A>B||
X: 2
T: The Conundrum
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
[M:2/4]
[L:1/16]
[K:Amix]
[|: A>B|c2A>c e>fc2|A>ce<a f2e>f|a2e>f e>fc2|A>ce>c B2A>B|
c2A>c e>fc2|A>ce<a f2e>f|a2e>f e>fc2|B2A2 A2 :|
f>g| a2e>f a>ea2|e>fa>e f2e>f|a2e>f e>fc2|A>ce>c B2 [1 f>g [2A>B||
[1 a2e>f a>ea2|e>fa>e f2e>f|a2e>f e>fc2|B2A2 A2 :|
[2 c2A>c e>fc2|A>ce<a f2e>f|a2e>f e>fc2|B2A2 A2|]
e2 | A>Bc2 A>Bc>A|c<eA>B c2e2|f>ga2 e>fc2|A>ce>c B2e2|
A>Bc2 A>Bc>A|c<eA>B c2e2|f>ga2 e>fc2|B2A2 A2:|
a2 | f>ea>e f2e<a|f2e<a f>ea>e|f>ga2 e>fc2| A>ce>c B2[1a2 [2A>B||
[1 f>ea>e f2e>a|f2e<a f>ea>e|f>ga2 e>fc2|B2A2 A2:|
[2 c2d>c e>Ac2|d>ce>A f2e>f|a2e>f e<ac2|B2A2 A2 |]
# Added by Calum .

Eight comments

Quite right,but you can dance the hornpipe to it,so that makes it an honorary hornpipe.I play it in a set,after "Crossing The Minch",which is a hornpipe,and you can’t see the join.

“Donald Maclean’s Farewell To Oban” ~ by Archibald MacNeill

https://thesession.org/tunes/4806

These two marches share genetic material… Does anyone know who "The Conundrum March" is attributed to?

Conundrum

Composed by Peter McLeod.

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Re: The Conundrum

After a recent query about "The Conundrum" :

I meet up with Gina MacLeod, who is an excellent singer, every year at Dougie MacLean’s "Perthshire Amber" Festival. She has some information about her illustrious piping relations on her website - link below - which mentions the origins of "The Conundrum".

http://www.ginamacleod.co.uk/assets/img/title_simple.gif

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The Conundrum, X:2

Recast in 2/4 (a pedantic difference, perhaps, but I think it is meaningful and worth adhering to) and a few minor pointing differences which are I think more common.

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Re: The Conundrum

I’d play it with even more snaps, Calum, the first part, for example, being:

|: A>B|c2A>c e<fc2|A>ce<a f2e>f|a2e>f e<fc2|A>ce<c B2A>B|
c2A>c e<fc2|A>ce<a f2e>f|a2e>f e<fc2|B2A2 A2 :|

But nice to see it in 2/4, in which, funnily enough, I find it easier to read.