The Browney Banks
I composed this in 1984 and I think it’s good enough to pass on. It’s called after the River Browney, a small river that joins the River Wear near Durham City (UK). I didn’t note it down with an instrument in mind, though it’s got into one of the Northumbrian Pipers’ Society tune books, but it works well enough at a relaxed pace on flute and whistle.
This tune is fun, especially the unexpected jumps between registers which really bring out the bounce — if need be, you can reverse the A and B parts to accomodate a transition between tunes, and it gets on just as well. Some melodies just won’t do that.
Nice tune, nicholas. I’m always a bit wary of members’ own compositions as often they are more or less variations of standard tunes, but not this one.