Orkney waltz

By Gordon Gunn

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Orkney has been added to 39 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Orkney
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
B,4 EF|G4- GF/<E/|F4 Ad|F4- FD/>D/|E4 GA|B4- BA|d3 A- AG|F4- FD|
B,4 EF|G4- GF/<E/|F4 Ad|F4- FD|E3 B- BA|A3 F- FD|E6|E6||
d3 A- AG|F4- FD|d3 e fd|AF- F2- F2|g3 f eg|B6|e3 f g>e|B6|
B,4 EF|G4- GF/<E/|F4 Ad|F4- FD|E3 B- BA|A3 F- FD|E6|E6||

Five comments

“Orkney” ~ composed and played by Gordon Gunn in 3/4 time

This is a lovely air, or if you like you could think of it as a ‘slow’ waltz. There is a different take in polka time elsewhere on this site, which doesn’t quite make ring right to me and, personally, I wouldn’t consider the same tune, whatever similarities persist. I hope, out of courtesy for the tune and its composer that this will survive… I also hope folks like it as much as I do. For a lovely rendition of it I would recommend Gordon Gunn’s own take on his tune as found on his recording “Shoreside”…

Gordon Gunn’s website, and the band’s ~

Here also you’ll find a short snippet of an MP3 of “Orkney” ~

Beautiful tune. I just ordered his CD after hearing that sample!

That brought a broad smile, seeing the increased value these submissions can have in furthering the music, for the artists involved and for your listening pleasure… 🙂

really lovely tune - I’m looking forward to working an arrangement…