Captain Norman Orr-Ewing march

By Willie Ross

Also known as Captain Norman Orr Ewing, Captain Norman Orr-Ewing, March For Captain Norman Orr Ewing.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

Captain Norman Orr-Ewing has been added to 2 tune sets.

Captain Norman Orr-Ewing has been added to 25 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Captain Norman Orr-Ewing
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:f>e|d2 f2 A2 Bc|d4 A2 g2|f3 e d2 f2|f2 e2 e2 fe|
d2 f2 A2 Bc|d4 A2 g2|f4 e3 f|d4 d2:|
|:g2|a3 f d2 a2|f2 a2 d2 ef|g3 e c2 e2|
[1 B2 e2 A2 fg|a3 f d2 a2|f2 a2 d2 g2|f4 e2 f2|d4 d2:|
[2 B2 e2 A2 fe|d2 f2 A2 Bc|d4 A2 g2|f4 e3 f|d4 d2||
|:fe|d2 A2 B2 GB|A4 d3 B|A3 B d2 f2|f2 e2 e2 fe|
d2 A2 B2 G2|A4 d2 g2|f4 e3 f|d4 d2:|
|:f<g|f2 a2 f2 d2|A4 d3 B|A3 B d2 f2|
[1 f2 e2 e2 g2|f a3 f2 d2|A4 d2 g2|f4 e3 f|d4 d2:|
[2 f2 e2 e2 fe|d2 f2 A2 Bc|d4 A2 g2|f4 e3 f|d4 d2||
2
X: 2
T: Captain Norman Orr-Ewing
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
M:2/4
|:f/>e/|df AB/c/|d2 Ag|f>e df|fe ef/e/|
df AB/c/|d2 Ag|f2 e>f|d2 d:|
|:g|a>f da|fa de/f/|g>e ce|
[1 Be Af/g/|a>f da|fa dg|f2 ef|d2 d:|
[2 Be Af/e/|df AB/c/|d2 Ag|f2 e>f|d2 d||
|:f/e/|dA BG/B/|A2 d>B|A>B df|fe ef/e/|
dA BG|A2 dg|f2 e>f|d3 d:|
|:f/<g/|fa fd|A2 d>B|A>B df|
[1 fe eg|f<a fd|A2 dg|f2 e>f|d2 d:|
[2 fe ef/e/|df AB/c/|d2 Ag|f2 e>f|d2 d||
3
X: 3
T: Captain Norman Orr-Ewing
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
g|fa fd|A2 d>B|A>B df|fe eg|
fa fd|A2 d>g|f2 e>f|d2 d||

Five comments

"Captain Norman Orr-Ewing" ~ march, by Pipe Major William Ross

This transcription is from the playing of "The Shepherds", Willy Taylor on fiddle, Joe Hutton on Northumbrian Smallpipes and Will Atkinson on mouth organ/harmonica… I keep saying it, but I love their music, all together or one at a time… I have checked there take on it against other sources and they are pretty much in agreement. Another transcription can be found here, with chords:

"The Fiddle Music of the Scottish Highlands: Ceol na Fidhle"
Volume 3 or the combined volumes 3 & 4
Compiled and arranged by Christine Martin
Published by Taigh na Teud

http://www.scotlandsmusic.com/
http://www.scotlandsmusic.com/highland.htm

Also:
"Pipe Major W. Ross’s Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music, Volume 1"
& other highland bagpipe collections as well…

4/4 v 2/4 ~ a matter of preference

I have chosen as I have previously to notate this duple march in 4/4 instead of the usual 2/4. I prefer the openness of the transcription and am not fond of 1/32nd notes, finding many of the early transcriptions of marches to be too black, too dense, though this one isn’t so bad in 2/4. The other sources I went to for comparison do have it in 2/4, so, for those that prefer it that way, here it is ~

T: Captain Norman Orr-Ewing
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: march
K: Dmaj
|: f/>e/ |
df AB/c/ | d2 Ag | f>e df | fe ef/e/ |
df AB/c/ | d2 Ag | f2 e>f | d2 d :|
|: g |
a>f da | fa de/f/ | g>e ce |
[1 Be Af/g/ | a>f da | fa dg | f2 ef | d2 d :|
[2 Be Af/e/ | df AB/c/ | d2 Ag | f2 e>f | d2 d ||
|: f/e/ |
dA BG/B/ | A2 d>B | A>B df | fe ef/e/ |
dA BG | A2 dg | f2 e>f | d3 d :|
|: f/<g/ |
fa fd | A2 d>B | A>B df |
[1 fe eg | f<a fd | A2 dg | f2 e>f | d2 d :|
[2 fe ef/e/ | df AB/c/ | d2 Ag | f2 e>f | d2 d ||

One transcription checked had the final D-part (4th) without repeat, or:

K: D Major
g |
fa fd | A2 d>B | A>B df | fe eg |
fa fd | A2 d>g | f2 e>f | d2 d || ~ ?

Nice bit of research, ‘c’!