This is a 2/4 march not a strathspey. It is not half the tune when played as a strathspey.
Re: This is not a strathspey
Agreed, it is a march — but in order to get a 2/4 time signature on the site, I would need to cite it as a "polka", which would seriously change the feel… 🙂 That said, would folks prefer me to change it? I can change the abc, and I think the tune type can change as well.
4/4 ~ !!!
4/4 does it better justice, as is generally the case with many of these marches. The ‘old’ way was to transcribe them as 2/4, which ends up with a transcription that really doesn’t do the tunes justice and which is very, very dense with black ink, and not really as easy to read as 4/4… Now all old ways are necessarily good ways… 😉
Minus the ‘w’ ~ Not all old ways are necessarily good ways…
I’m keeping it in 4/4 for the time being, but changed it from a strathspey to a barndance (thanks for the suggestion, C!) to differentiate from the implied playing accent of a strathspey. Alternate titles have been added for all the variations I could find on the site at the moment…thanks!
Another 4 Parts!
This is an awesome pipe march- usually thought of (and originally written as) a 2/4 - there are actually 6 parts in the original tune- might try to dig it out!
Here’s the ABC file to Richard Robinson’s version, from the link I posted up above — it has the multipart bits.