A bagpipe tune composed by John Wilson.
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This nice slow air is suitable for beginners and onwards. Changes have been made from the original tune composed by the renowned John Wilson.
The timing of notes E and F in the first part second and sixth bars have been made to make the E shorter and the F longer than in John Wilsons Pipe Music Book 1. It is the way I recall from my earlier days in my regiment's Pipes and Drums, then under the direction of Pipe Major Willie Denholm.
I think the change is more appealing and compliments the rhythm of the bar four in the first part. I think the composer would have been pleased with the change, and perhaps was aware of it at the time.
Beware when playing the tune to notice that certain eighth notes/quavers are shorter, yet subtly without being clipped. Such slow airs leave plenty of time to allow clear accurate execution of the embellishments and clean fingering. Have a well set and well tuned instrument that when playing slow airs especially should make you aware of the need to have steady good tonal blowing.Loch Rannoch
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